The Fall of Rome ~ Part II

History moves in a circular motion. The old civil / military Roman Empire was a power which disintegrated in the 5th century mostly from internal rot and corruption. In the vacuum left behind there arose a new kind of Ecclesial Roman Empire. We know it today as the Roman Catholic Church. But, like its predecessor, this ecclesial empire is on the verge of crumbling, again mostly from the effects of internal corruption. Granted, throughout the intervening centuries it has threatened to topple more than once, beset by mismanagement and even moral corruption, yet it is still with us, undoubtedly through Divine support and assistance. But the present crisis is acute and alarming as any that Ecclesial Rome has ever had to face to date. It seems many in the highest echelons of the Church’s leadership have decided to align themselves with the Freemasonic secular globalist agenda, even to the point of persecuting their own clerics who remain faithful to the Church’s most long-held traditions.

The following is excerpted from my recent follow up essay on Masonic Illuminism (which I will shortly post in its entirety) entitled: Masonic Illuminism ~ “Elites” Waging War on Humanity; on Religion; on your Family. Please read this section, and share widely with your friends and family, concerning the subtle attack on the historic Faith of our Fathers at the hands of “progressive” theologians such as Karl Rahner, beginning back in the 1960s. If we are not aware of a threat we cannot intelligently oppose it and, following the example of our neighbors and great patriotic Canadian truckers, this fight cannot wait till another day.

Taken from Masonic Illuminism, Part 3 ~ Illuminism’s Final Assault

Renowned theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand rightly notes that (Rahner’s) ambiguity (regarding Communism, Freemasonry, etc.) is less an error than an outright deception which only gives the impression of sharing common ground. He goes on to observe, “Such a misrepresentation of the facts leads not to dialogue, but rather to a wishful (and dangerous) minimizing of the differences between Christianity and Communism… The ambiguous use of terms by (such) Catholics, therefore, only serves Communist propaganda and spreads confusion among Catholics themselves.”

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Reflections on the “Year of Abnormal”

Farewell to 2021, a most difficult year in recent memory. Like it or not, we have entered a world where abnormality is set to become the new normal. 2021 was the year in which authoritarian autocrats at all levels were emboldened by the (fake) “pandemic” to publicly show their true faces of intolerance and despotic control. It’s been a year of helplessly watching the world go from mad to even madder ~ even as those maddest of hatters accusingly point their fingers at the few remaining sane ones as being the problem. The inmates have overrun the asylum!

Case in point #1 would be the mask lunacy that has become a kind of tribal rite. Even after mass delivered so-called “vaccinations” and natural or acquired immunities have been widely achieved, citizens are still bullied into covering their faces ~ no doubt as a mark of submission to their corporate and various other authoritarian overlords (like pizza clerks with an overdeveloped sense of righteousness). The mask thing has now reached the ludicrous level of medieval superstition, totally divorced from any medical evidence or rudimentary scientific logic. What these mandates really smack of is cynical leaders intentionally creating and promoting mass psychosis in order to bolster their own power. Politicians especially seem keen on replacing legislative governance with executive rule by keeping the fallacy of some life threatening “state of emergency” front and center in people’s consciousness.

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An Advent of Peace ~ or War?

This Advent begins a new liturgical year which Pope Francis has proclaimed to be a “Year of Mercy.” Certainly our world, beset by terrorism and frightful intolerance on many fronts, is in great need of mercy. But there is an added dimension to the pope’s plea. Quite recently the pontiff remarked that the world has already entered into “Piecemeal World War III,” a frightful prognosis, to be sure. Is the world, in fact, sliding headlong into an extended period of chaos and conflict from which only God’s mercy will be able to deliver us? And is mercy only the province of God, or do human beings also share some obligation to participate in the extending of mercy?

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“Laudate Si’s” Disturbing Echoes

The great 19th century thinker and apologist John Henry Newman observed that the Church exhibits three characteristics: first she is pastoral thereby sanctifying her members, next she is pedagogical (a fancy word for her teaching mission), and finally she is political because the Church is made up of humans. It was this third characteristic that caused Newman the greatest concern and, in fact, any cursory glimpse of Church history quickly reveals her many political struggles from the beginning, when Paul took Peter to task over his attitude towards the gentiles as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

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