Fatima Perspectives #1320
Pictured above [center] is Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This photograph of a “Prince of the Church” speaks louder than a thousand words on the shambles to which religious life in the Church has been reduced since Vatican II.
At any rate, as LifeSiteNews reports, Braz has just admitted — is anyone really surprised? — that “it was Pope Francis who directed that bishops at the upcoming Amazon Synod discuss ordaining married men to the priesthood.” As LifeSite notes, during an interview with Paraguay’s ABC Color daily, Cardinal Braz “said it was Pope Francis who came up with the idea of ordaining married men, ‘viri probati,’ to work in under-served areas such as the Amazonian region.” Francis, he says, “launched that idea to be verified and studied, not for the entire Church, which has its problems, but at the same time is not the great central problem.”
Here we see the same verbal trickery that was at work in the opening to Holy Communion for public adulterers during the “Synod on the Family” — another idea that Francis launched. We are told that ordaining married men in the Amazon is not “the great central problem” in the Church, just as we were told by Francis himself that Holy Communion for adulterers living in “second marriages” was not “the only problem” facing the “Synod on the Family.”
Now, when a Modernist says that a proposed disastrous innovation of the Church is not a “central problem” or “the only problem” you can be assured that it is precisely the principal goal of Modernist plotting.
One would have to be in a coma not to see that the upcoming synod on the Amazon is simply a vehicle for obtaining what Pope Francis wants: the ordination of married men in one place so that it can be exported to other parts of the Church. And since the synod is already stacked with bishops from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, and Suriname, it is practically a certainty that Francis will get what he wants without opposition from those pestiferous African, European or American prelates who stood in the way of his drive to admit public adulterers to Holy Communion.
Braz went on to say that while priestly celibacy “remains fundamental and a pillar of consecrated life, as are the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience,” these “are not commandments, they are proposals, they are evangelical counsels.” In other words, with classic Modernist doubletalk Braz declares that the pillar of priestly celibacy is a mere option — an optional pillar! — that will be toppled as soon as possible, going the way of poverty and chastity, as we see throughout the Church today. What will remain, however, is obedience, but only obedience — absolute, unthinking obedience, to the commands of the innovators.
And there will be many more obligatory innovations to come. Quoth Braz: “We have to change a lot,” including “[a] way of praying, a way of dressing[.]” In short, everything must change, and then change again, in keeping with the mentality of what Pope Saint Pius X called “the Modernist as Reformer,” concerning whom he remarked “the reforming mania which possesses them: in all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten.”
A Modernist as Reformer is now in possession of the Chair of Peter, and his collaborators control virtually all the levers of power in the Church. The post-conciliar ecclesial crisis thus reaches its climax as the Church and the world appear to be hurtling toward what can only be a most dramatic resolution, imposed from on high.
[Editor’s Note: If you are interested in learning more about the importance of priestly celibacy, please be sure to watch the video of Fr. Rodríguez’s talk from our June Conference in Seattle, titled “Fatima and the Purity of Love at the Catholic Altar.” ]