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Blessed Pius IX on change in the Church August 19, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, error, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, paganism, Papa, scandals, secularism, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.

Frequent commenter DotDO sent me a link to Fr. Carota’s blog over the weekend.  Good Father Carota qoutes Blessed Pope Pius IX as below, considering doctrinal “change” and ideas, very prevalent in the mid 19th century as they were in the mid-20th, that the Church should open Herself up to the world and all its “marvels” and “progress.”  Blessed Pius IX, a truly titanic Pope, would have none of that (emphasis in original, my comments):

People also want the Catholic Church to change so they can get rid of the guilt that their guilty conscience is producing.  When there is still a Church saying, sin is sin, you want to get rid of that nagging voice that goes against your goal of selfish indulgence.  As that famous saying goes; “All that Catholic guilt stuff, yuk”.
No, no matter how you want things to change to fit your desires, your life style, the Church of Christ cannot change Biblical truths or dogmas given to us by God.  When will people wake up and realize they cannot and never will be able to change God.  [Absolutely.  Even if someone was convinced Church Dogma had changed, it would not matter a whit with regard to their eternal soul, because God would still be God, and His Truth, Truth.  People love to fool themselves that if they can only get the Church to do the impossible and “change Dogma,” then people will be free to do sin as they like, and everyone will be happy.  But such a disastrous event, like the allowance of those in two marriages at once to blasphemously receive the Blessed Sacrament, won’t change their sin and will only bring massive evil and suffering in its train]
Here is a great quote from Pope Pius IX on the absolute unchangeable Catholic Teachings.
For the Church of Christ, watchful guardian that she is, and defender of the dogmas deposited with her, never changes anything, never diminishes anything, never adds anything to them; but with all diligence she treats the ancient documents faithfully and wisely; if they really are of ancient origin and if the faith of the Fathers has transmitted them, she strives to investigate and explain them in such a way that the ancient dogmas of heavenly doctrine will be made evident and clear, but will retain their full, integral, and proper nature, and will grow only within their own genus – that is, within the same dogma, in the same sense and the same meaning.” — Pope Pius IX
In his times, this drive for change came mostly from outside pressures and the freemasons.  But now it is from outside and from inside the Catholic Church. [Well, those who claim to be “inside” the Church, but I will hazard that a great many of those are actually far, far outside, whether they are aware of it or not]
These enemies of divine revelation extol human progress to the skies, and with rash and sacrilegious daring would have it introduced into the Catholic religion as if this religion were not the work of God but of man, or some kind of philosophical discovery susceptible of perfection by human efforts.”– Pope Pius IX [What a sublime understanding of the progressive mentality!  I am convinced most progressives, including those “within” the Church, do not believe that Christ’s Church is truly a divine institution, but that it is merely a human construct.  And certainly all progressives tend to believe it is in this earthly life that we must work to develop the “perfect” society of “perfect” happiness, rather than hope for our basking in the eternal beatitude of the God’s glory.]
And if you fight “these enemies” that Pope Pius IX talks about, which any good followers of Jesus Christ must do,  we are automatically labelled as extremest and evil because we go against changing God’s laws.  Popes bishops, religious, priests and fellow Catholics call us evil traditionalist and write us off as eccentric.
Then that makes all the saints and popes before Vatican II “EXTREMIST, EVIL, ECCENTRIC AND TRADITIONALIST” too.   Maybe that is how almost everyone in the Catholic Church can change things that are never changed before, by justifying that everyone before them, including Pope Pius IX, was evil, extremist, eccentric and overboard traditionalists. [I don’t believe I need to comment]
No, the Bible is right, the Deposit of Faith given to the Church by the Apostles is right, and Catholic Dogma is still unchangeable.   And those who go against these Biblical morals and go along with changing of the Church teachings, are the ones who are WRONG.
As has been said before, in these evil end times, good will be seen as evil and evil as good.  We are so blessed to be educated traditional Catholics and to be saved from all these evil CHANGES.
————-End Quote————–
God bless Father Carota. I am sure he has a huge target on his back.  He deserves many prayers!  Lord, please protect him!  I think about Father Rodriguez, then I think about Father Carota, and I shudder.  Good and holy priests are satan’s greatest adversaries, and the evil one pursues them with a grim determination.  Good priests can save and convert thousands, even millions of souls.  Satan has been having a field day for a long time and doesn’t want that interrupted by some meddlesome priest.  And all too often, all too sadly, satan is able to use people within the Church, even many other priests and bishops, to either limit the effectiveness  of great priests like Father Carota or to destroy their apostolates entirely.
So please pray for Father Carota!  I am always edified and strengthened by his words!
As for Father Rodriguez, more tomorrow, God willing.


1. Pseudodionysius - August 19, 2014

Some things never change.

2. LaGallina - August 20, 2014

I love how Father Carota often ends his posts with, “We are so blessed to be Traditional Catholics.” He comes across as so humble and sincere, and always leaves one feeling hopeful and encouraged. God bless Father Carota!

3. discipleofthedumbox - August 20, 2014

I would hughly encourage all to give the pope’s encyclical, Divini Redemptoris wherein he elaborates further on those who call the loudest for ‘change’ and ‘progress’, that is the atheistic communists. Read and observe modern Union society and politics in light of what he presents.

discipleofthedumbox - August 20, 2014

Ugh. I should have proof read before I hit ‘Post Comment’. Apparently, I have not yet fully awoken. Need more coffee. Replace ‘hughly’ with ‘highly’. Place ‘, a read’ after ‘Redemptoris’. Having done so, it might make it a bit easier to read. My apologies, folks.

4. Magdalene - August 20, 2014

I shall read it. And now we come to celebrate that great foe of modernism, St Pius X….

One day things will again be restored and even the FFI as well, according to their holy founders.

discipleofthedumbox - August 20, 2014

In honor of Pope St. Pius X, I shall be reading his Pascendi Dominici Gregis encyclical. I understand that this is a favorite of traditional Catholics especially.

5. Hannah - August 20, 2014

Yes, today is the 100th Anniversary of his death. Today, let us read his works, especially Pascendi, and beg his intercession to end the Passion of Holy Mother Church.

May he intercede for us all and for the Society of St. Pius X. May he watch over them in their defense of Catholic Tradition and the True Faith!

St. Pius X, ora pro nobis!

discipleofthedumbox - August 20, 2014

Do you know the reason why his official feast day is tomorrow and not today?

Hannah - August 20, 2014

Maybe since he died at 1:30 am, that would be the 21st? I’m not really sure.

6. M.P. - August 20, 2014

The Feast of St. Bernard is today.

7. Daniel Connelly - August 20, 2014

There are many forces working to change the church. The BIG lie is that these forces are from the grass roots working upward. The main financier of the people who want progressive change and the change itself is the LILLY ENDOWMENT which has spent hundreds, yes hundreds, of millions of their 7 billion dollar endowment, over the past decades within church institutions to promote this change. Any effort to save our church, will be an uphill battle, unless the influence of LILLY is addressed.
Pray that the influence of the LILLY Endowment is removed from our church.

discipleofthedumbox - August 21, 2014

This is what Pope St. Pius IX and the X wrote of in their respective encyclicals, Divini Redemptoris and Pascendi Dominici Gregis, this corruption from within.

8. Lorra - August 20, 2014

Another excellent priest who, instead of running away, is trying to fight the good fight.

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