The rule of Pope Francis has one that has opened the eyes of millions of Traditionalist Catholics to how far and how radically Modernist the papacy has become. I, myself, as many of our readers know spent the majority of my life as a Catholic, eventually attending a Saint Pius X Church and attempting to stay true to the Sacred Traditions of the Christian Faith.
It is amazing how in such a short period of time the Catholic Church has gone from during the Spanish Civil War Pope Pius XI giving a blessing to “all those who have taken the difficult and dangerous task to defend and reinstate the honor of God and Religion” by fighting on the nationalist side or declaring that after signing an agreement with Fascist Italy that Mussolini and the Pope had “given Italy back to God” to now welcoming homosexual couples into the Vatican. For the papacy to go from blessing monarchists and Falangists fighting Bolshevism to becoming a bastion of neo-Bolsheviks in less than seventy years is just another cruel reminder that Satan seeks to directly subvert and destroy the Christian Faith. The utter capitulation of Pope Francis to modernity is staggering, but understandable when one looks at what has happened recently in Catholic history.
I always loved the Catholic Church and I still do, but for myself I had to realize that I did not leave Western Christianity; Western Christianity left me. I do not want my brothers and sisters who are Catholic to take this article as an attack, but simply to identify that the modern Catholic Church has lost its way from the path of Sacred Tradition, something almost all Traditionalist Catholics can agree with. In my spiritual journey I have looked at the modernism and the heresies openly embraced by the Catholic hierarchy and clergy which led me on the journey to find the fullness of the Christian Faith that stands by Tradition, which brought me to Orthodoxy.
There came a point however where I simply could no longer stomach sitting in the back of the bus of Catholicism simply because I wanted to stick to what was considered the Faith only two generations ago. As Pope Francis drives the Catholic Church towards the end result of Vatican II which is heresy and modernism, it looks as if Traditionalist Catholics have only two choices, become a sedevacantist or come home to Orthodoxy.
Since the Great Schism in 1054 AD, the papacy has been on a collision course with fully embracing the world. The first thousand years of Christian Sacred Tradition were tossed out the window when the papacy decided to take the role of the bishop of Rome from being “first among equals” with the other bishops of the Church to instead declare himself to be the supreme and infallible ruler of the Church, a clear break from Sacred Tradition.
The inclusion of the filioque into the Creed only furthered division between East and West, leading to a tragic schism in the Body of Christ. While separated from the ultimate fullness of the Faith found in Orthodoxy, Catholicism maintained a clear devotion to the majority of the tenants of Traditional Christianity. The devotion to Traditional Christianity however began to falter in the 20th century, inevitably leading to the Jewish-led Second Vatican Council: “Vatican II”.
The nefarious influence of Jews within the Church has been identified as early as the first and second centuries of the Church. Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Justin Martyr and many others identified early in Church history that Jews worked to lead Christians astray by attempting to have them participate in their feasts and rituals. The Jewish religious population put forth to Christians that they too followed God and with these subtle lies and manipulations they worked to corrupt Christian doctrine.
Saint John Chrysostom tackled this issue when he said “at at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who says so? The Son of God say so. For he said: ‘If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father.’ Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God? If, then, the Jews fail to know the Father, if they crucified the Son, if they thrust off the help of the Spirit, who should not make bold to declare plainly that the synagogue is a dwelling of demons? God is not worshiped there. Heaven forbid! From now on it remains a place of idolatry.”
While the Apostles and many of the original Christians were in fact Jews who faced persecution and martyrdom at the hands of the Pharisees such as the first martyr of our Church, Saint Stephen, it became clear that the Jews whose hearts were open to the Gospel would convert and those whose hearts were hardened would double down on embracing Phariseeism through the writing of the Satanic Talmud and active participation in working to subvert European and Christian civilization.
The Talmud tells its adherents that Christ is burning in Hell, the holy Theotokos was a common prostitute and that Christianity is evil. As St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves said, Christians must “Love your enemies, but only your PERSONAL enemies, and NOT the ENEMIES OF GOD.” While we should pray for the conversion of all non-believers and care for their souls, we cannot allow the True doctrine of Faith be corrupted over misplaced niceties. There is a clear difference between hating Jews and loving the Church enough to stand against those who insult her and wish to pervert Her holy doctrines.
For centuries the Church has fought against attacks from the the Arians, the Gnostics and the Jews. In Catholic Spain after the Christian Reconquista the faithful monarchs decreed that Jews and Muslims living in their lands must either convert or remove themselves from the kingdom. This led a large number of “conversos” who were Jews who publicly proclaimed the Christian Faith but did not have a sincere change of heart, continuing to practice their Jewish religion and only intermarrying with other closeted Jews.
One modern Jewish author, Miriam Shaviv, wrote that the conversos were “secret Jews whose Catholicism was just a meaningless mask meant to protect them from the authorities.” This was simply a continuation of the Judaizers who were condemned in Scripture and by Saint John Chrysostom, just like heresy some things never change they just take on a new face. Shaviv goes on to say “Conversos often tried to reform Christianity from within” something readily apparent in the past few centuries.
Conversos had their children enter into the priesthood in an attempt to subvert the Catholic Church and transform Her doctrines away from Tradition. It is important to note the difference between Jews who truly converted to Christianity and those who have worked to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. Brother Nathaniel Kapner is perhaps one of the most well known modern Jewish converts to Christianity. Brother Nathaniel is an outspoken Orthodox Christian who takes his devotion to Faith very seriously and has no qualms calling out the Satanic influences of Talmudic Jewry.
If a Jew, pagan or any non-believer converts to Christianity their hearts, minds and souls are utterly transformed, becoming “new creations” as Scripture tells us. Too many supposed converts from the Jewish community however have only subversion on the mind, not truly walking in the Faith of Christ and His Church.
This was largely unsuccessful until October 1962 when Jewish born “philosophers” and clergy led a full frontal attack to dismantle long held Church beliefs. Johannes Oesterreicher, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Karl Thieme and Waldemar Gurian were some of the first Jewish Catholic “converts” who devoted themselves to pushing for a renunciation of Tradition and drastically changing the Church. This was simply the continuation of when during the First Vatican Council in 1870, where two Jewish “convert” priests the Lémann brothers began to promote an idea that Jews were “very dear to God” and had a special racial distinction from all of humanity in regards to God’s favor, simply a revised version of the Talmudic view of Jewish supremacy.
Johannes Oesterreicher became one of the key players in working with other Jewish “convert” clergy like Gregory Baum and Bruno Hussar to make the final documents approved in Vatican II to change church prayers, celebrations and doctrine from Traditional Christianity to being philo-Semitic. The first clear changes on Church doctrine can be found in the Decretum de Iudaeis and the Nostra aetate where Church officials declared that Jews would no longer be viewed as responsible for the murder of Christ.
The declaration voted on by the Catholic bishops stated that “The Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God, as if this followed from the Holy Scriptures. All should see to it, then, that in catechetical work or in the preaching of the word of God they do not teach anything that does not conform to the truth of the Gospel and the spirit of Christ. Furthermore, in her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel’s spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.”
A simple look at Church history shows that while we must love everyone and work and pray for their conversion and salvation that the Jews had taken upon themselves a rejection of Christ and of God Himself. Countless Saints discussed the issue of the Jews, but Vatican II overnight disregarded the writings of the holiest and most beloved Church Fathers and Saints and actually condemns them in an action of Orwellian double-think where they say they honor the Saints, but say that they are condemned because of their supposed “anti-Semitism” …also known as having Traditional Christian views.
Just a small look through the writings and sermons of the most beloved and honored Saints shows that the Church has long believed that the Jews who refused to convert to Christianity were guilty of deicide and in the killing of Christ had pledged themselves to Satan.
Saint Gregory of Nyssa said the Jews were “Slayers of the Lord, murderers of the prophets, adversaries of God, men who show contempt for the Law, foes of grace, enemies of their fathers’ faith, advocates of the Devil, brood of vipers, slanderers, scoffers, men whose minds are in darkness, leaven of the Pharisees, assembly of demons, sinners, wicked men, stoners, and haters of righteousness.”
Saint John Chrysostom said that “The Jews sacrifice their children to Satan….they are worse than wild beasts. The synagogue is a brothel, a den of scoundrels, the temple of demons devoted to idolatrous cults, a criminal assembly of Jews, a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ, a house of ill fame, a dwelling of iniquity, a gulf and abyss of perdition.”
Saint Augustine wrote that when it comes to the Jews and Christ “The Jews hold Him, the Jews insult Him, the Jews bind Him, crown Him with thorns, dishonor Him with spitting, scourge Him, overwhelm with revilings, hang Him upon the tree, pierce Him with a spear…The Jews killed Him.”
The Second Vatican Council led to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to proclaim that even Passion plays, a traditional remembrance of the Crucifixion of Christ needed to go to extra lengths to not appear anti-Semitic. The United States Catholic Bishops sent a letter to parishes telling them “A clear and precise hermeneutic and a guiding artistic vision sensitive to historical fact and to the best biblical scholarship are obviously necessary. Just as obviously, it is not sufficient for the producers of passion dramatizations to respond to responsible criticism simply by appealing to the notion that ‘it’s in the Bible.’ One must account for one’s selections.” Catholics are called to be willing to edit the Scriptural Passion in favor of a politically correct sanitized and inoffensive version.
Truth and Scripture are ruled irrelevant by the modern Catholic Church for fear they might offend Jews, moral cowardice at its worst. Scripture tells us in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God” so why have Catholic leaders become ashamed of the Gospel? Cowardice is the only answer.
The verse Matthew 27:25 “All the people answered, ‘His blood is on us and on our children!” is no longer allowed to be put into Church Passion plays because as the Catholic Bishops state “A general principle might, therefore, be suggested that if one cannot show beyond reasonable doubt that the particular gospel element selected or paraphrased will not be offensive or have the potential for negative influence on the audience for whom the presentation is intended, that element cannot, in good conscience, be used. This, admittedly, will be a difficult principle to apply. Yet, given what has been said above, it would seem to be a necessary one.” Scripture is apparently offensive, so instead of holding true to Tradition and the Holy Scriptures, modern Catholics are called by Church leadership to edit the Bible to be not hurt anyone’s feelings, even if you are simply stating exactly what happened.
Even these revisions were not enough for the Jewish run Anti-Defamation League in which ADL President Abe Foxman said in 2004 that “Passion plays historically unleashed the torrents of hatred aimed at the Jews, who always were depicted as being in partnership with the devil and the reason for Jesus’ death.” Even when the Passion is edited, Jews still complain about it and actively attack Christians for remembering Christ’s sacrifice and Crucifixion.
Further changes made during Vatican II are the changing of the Good Friday Prayer which Traditionally had said “Let us pray also for the faithless Jews: that Almighty God may remove the veil from their hearts so that they too may acknowledge Jesus Christ our Lord.” The prayer was changed so as to not be deemed offensive, even if the prayer was for the salvation of the souls of the Jewish people, a truly Christian principle.
Cardinal Koch, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity called the Nostra Aetate “a fundamental re-orientation of the Catholic Church” following the Second Vatican Council. Church authorities agree that the Second Vatican Council was not clarifying doctrine or dogma, it was radically departing from Tradition and re-orienting the Church in an entirely new direction and worldview. This radical change was celebrated by Jewish author Lazare Landau who said that in Vatican II “the Church’s doctrine has indeed undergone a total change.” Councils are supposed to clarify doctrine for the faithful, not throw aside Tradition in favor of what is trendy or politically correct.
With these new Vatican II rules in regards to Catholicism and Jews, every pope from Vatican II on has broken Church canon by visiting synagogues. Canon LXV of the Holy Apostle says that “If any clergymen, or laymen, enter a synagogue of Jews, or of heretics, to pray, let him be both deposed and excommunicated.” The bishops of Rome in the past fifty years have continually broken these canons that should have had them excommunicated as heretics, but instead they are treated as “progressive” and “forward thinking.”
Canon LXX says “If any bishop, presbyter, or deacon, or any one of the list of clergy, keeps fast or festival with the Jews, or receives from them any of the gifts of their feasts, as unleavened bread, any such things, let him be deposed. If he be a layman, let him be excommunicated.” In the rush to appeal to the world and modernity, the Catholic hierarchy has seemingly forgotten the canons accepted during the first thousand years of Christianity. When popes and other Catholic bishops enter synagogues and celebrate their various feasts and celebrations, they are directly contradicting Christian Tradition. Sacred Tradition is not easy or popular, but it is the Truth and our only hope of salvation.
Pope Benedict spoke about Catholic and Jewish relations by saying that both Catholics and Jews must share a “common witness” with one another. How can Christians share in common witness with those who reject Christ and His Church? Scripture tells us “He who honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father, who hath sent Him.” (John 5:23) There cannot be communion with those who reject Christ, especially those who killed Christ and actively work against the Christian Faith.
One of the final pieces of the Second Vatican Council was doing away with the Saint Michael prayer, which traditionally had been said at the end of every mass. The prayer came about when Pope Leo XIII had a vision where the Pope “was shown an image of evil spirits trying to fulfill Satan’s boast of destroying our Lord’s Church within a certain century as they waged an attack against it. Amid the tribulation, there appeared in the vision Saint Michael the Archangel, who cast Satan and all the evil spirits back into hell. The Pope was so horrified by what he had seen, he felt compelled to help defend our faith in this world by composing the prayer to Saint Michael. Pope Leo saw to it that the Saint Michael’s prayer was recited after every low Mass throughout the world. ” Vatican II did away with saying of the Saint Michael prayer during the time in which the Satanic attacks against Christianity were being waged fiercer than in recent memory.
Like a soldier who is forced to throw down his sword and toss away his armor, the prayer said by over a billion Catholics every week to pray for defense of the Catholic Church and our world against the forces of Satan was done away with. It is no wonder why the Jewish influences would want to do away with a prayer to defend the Faith, the wolf was in the hen house and he didn’t want to be disturbed.
It is clear that Traditionalist Catholics who only desire to hold on to the Faith they were taught and was taught by their ancestors have a clear choice between staying true to occupied Rome or staying true to the Christian Tradition. Vatican II ushered in a new age in which liberalism and political correctness truly took the upper hand over Tradition after a centuries long struggle.
The schism from the Orthodox Church almost a thousand years ago is finally reaching its culmination with the utter destruction of Christianity within the walls of the Catholic Church. One must only look to the treatment of the Society of Saint Pius X or other Traditionalist Catholic groups by the Vatican over the past several decades to show that the Holy See has been captured by the enemy no less than the continued occupation of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
Modern Catholic leadership would rather support unchecked immigration, backpedal on abortion and Traditional family issues, and make nice with Islamic jihadists and Jews rather than defend the Traditional Faith of the Apostles. The new Catholic Church wants to rewrite its history, hide its Saints and traditions, and leave behind those who in this modern age are still fighting for it. Pope Francis does not want to break bread with Traditionalist Catholics, he wants to shake hands with transgender advocates and welcome in millions of Islamic immigrants to Christian countries who then rape and murder the same people that Pope Francis is supposed to be caring for.
Pope Francis went so far as to tell Catholics around the world that “We Christians should embrace with affection and respect Muslim immigrants to our countries.” Pope Francis has no problem spitting upon the memory of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who gave their lives as martyrs in service to the Church to defend her from Islamic attacks throughout the centuries.
Pope Urban II spoke to clergy, knights and ordinary believers in 1095 when he called the First Crusade and said “All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested. O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!” It is amazing that the very same people the Church told believers to fight for centuries now apparently should be welcomed with open arms into our homes.
Just as many liberal modern Christians would say that if they saw Jesus in the modern age whipping the Jewish money changers inside the temple he would be “unChristlike” it appears that Pope Francis would call centuries of Catholic Pope’s, Saints and millions of believers “unCatholic” for defending their nations, the Church and the Holy Land under the banner of the Cross.
When priests or lay people attempt to take a Traditional stand then they are often forcibly silenced, like Father Charles Coughlin in the 1940’s, or excommunicated. The Jews and Freemasons who are two sides of the same Satanic coin have taken the Vatican and ruthlessly persecute Catholics who work to stand by Tradition.
The Crusaders, Saint John Chrysostom, and the defenders of Vienna and Tours would find no warm reception with the current bishop of Rome, Traditional Western Christianity is the exact opposite of what Pope Francis and his Jewish backers want. No matter how much blood and effort Traditional Catholics have shed for Christ and for Catholicism, Pope Francis wants nothing more than to push them under the rug. The bishop of Rome and the forces of Satan will only increase their hunt to root out the hold-outs of Tradition inside the Catholic Church as they continue to consolidate their power.
It is only a matter of time before Traditionalist Catholics will be faced with a choice, either giving up the Traditions they know to be true to remain under the Holy See, retreat into sedevacantism, or join their brothers and sisters in Orthodoxy to stand on the foundation of Sacred Tradition. I pray that in the coming dark days that millions of devoted Traditional Catholics come to Orthodoxy. Especially for Western Europeans coming to Orthodoxy is returning to the Faith of our ancestors as it was practiced before the tragedy of the Great Schism of 1054 A.D.
Pope Urban II in his call for the First Crusade said that “as knights of Christ, and rush as quickly as you can to the defense of the Eastern Church. For she it is from whom the joys of your whole salvation have come forth, who poured into your mouths the milk of divine wisdom, who set before you the holy teachings of the Gospels.” It is now time for Traditionalist Catholics and Orthodox believers to turn to the Eastern Orthodox Church for wisdom and to be willingly to defend it and the Truth that she holds inside of her.
Instead of fighting for an institution that has fallen away from Sacred Tradition and actively hates them and Christ, Traditionalist Catholic men and women should return to the Faith of their ancestors and be willing to launch a new Crusade, not to retake Jerusalem but to retake Rome from the wolves in sheep’s clothing and to spread the Orthodox Faith throughout the four corners of the Earth to all nations. We do not have a choice in this matter, God wills it!