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Cardinal Pacelli on deformation of the Faith February 21, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Latin Mass, Papa, sadness.
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From 1931, ostensibly, Pacelli warns against the threats to the Faith from within the Church.  I note in passing that the first ‘reform’ of the Liturgy, that of Holy Week, was instigated during his Pontificate, during which time the trend towards the ejecting of Tradition began, and the deconstructionists hailed a victory of having battered in the door of the castle:

I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.

A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “Where have they taken Him?”
-Vatican Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later Pius XII), 1931

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