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Wow – great sermon that highlights the revolution…..and it’s leaders – UPDATED! September 17, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Latin Mass, Liturgy, Papa, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the enemy, the return.
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UPDATE: Dear Readers, sorry for the video problem. It played for me – which I don’t understand, it’s like Google somehow “knew” I was the same person who uploaded it, even through the blog software, and it would play for me on the blog.  Can you tell me if it plays, now?  It was really a bear getting that thing activated, because it’s longer than the 15 minute limit.  Again, excuse the picture, although, in some respects, it does seem apropos.

OK, maybe I highlighted the leaders.  I have often wondered what it must have been like, as a Catholic, to have lived through the revolution that was inflicted upon the Church between 1962 and, say, 1972.  I know there was much other insanity going on at the time, so it was only a signficant part of a larger picture, but, nevertheless, I have wondered why there wasn’t more opposition, more “thus far and no farther.”  Well, it seems there is a determined effort to relive those halcyon days (for the progressives) again.  It is odd seeing geriatric men thinking their decades old ideas are “hip” and “with it.”

But the broader question is, if there is a revolution, and it is obvious, what are we going to do about it?

I really like this sermon below.  Thanks to reader D for sending it. I am sure it comes from Audio Sancto.  There is a real zinger in the last minute, quoting, it is said, Paul VI, in response to a question posed to him, as to why he was so severely against the Traditional Latin Mass, and kept pretending it was “abrogated:”

He would never permit the “Old Mass” to remain, for to allow the TLM a home within the Church, would mean that many of the other changes made by the ‘modern church’ might be brought into question, and it might, even, bring some elements of the recent Council, perhaps, into doubt.”

The priest then concludes by asking whether many of the destructive changes of the past 50 years ought to be brought into question.  A year a go, that question could still be fairly asked, now, I think the question is, what will be left even of that rump of Catholicism that existed, say, in 2012.

The sermon——Oh, you don’t know what a battle I had to get this uploaded. I am sorry for the picture but I am out of time for the day.  Just disregard the pic and listen. I do not have time to figure out the movie making software, upload umpteen pics, and do all the rest. Suffice it to say, I will not be providing much competition to Video Sancto anytime soon.

This gets me back to a post I mentioned earlier, another post from Rorate, regarding how the Novus Ordo, or new Mass, was developed.  I sometimes feel bad picking on the Novus Ordo, because I know there are many people who simply do not have the TLM as an alternative. I pray every day for that to change. But I think the below is so key in describing what a false, fabricated, underdone, poorly thought out a product the Novus Ordo is.  It also reveals how the arch-modernist Bugnini used a weak Paul VI and the still incredibly strong unquestioning, almost unthinking obedience to the Holy See to achieve his most nefarious end:

It was Bouyer who had to remedy in extremis a horrible formulation of the new Eucharistic Prayer II, from which Bugnini even wanted to delete the “Sanctus”. [Knowing how truly awful EPII was and is, can imagine what this must have been like, if what we got was an improvement?] And it was he who had to rewrite the text of the new Canon that is read in the Masses today, one evening, on the table of a trattoria in Trastevere, together with the Benedictine liturgist, Bernard Botte, with the tormenting thought that everything had to be consigned the following morning. [And for this, the Roman Canon, 1700 to maybe 1900 years old, was thrown over]
But the worst part is when Bouyer recalls the peremptory “the Pope wants it” that Bugnini used to shut up the members of the commission every time they opposed him; for example, in the dismantling of the liturgy for the dead and in purging the “imprecatory” verses from the psalms in the Divine Office.
Paul VI, discussing with Bouyer afterwards about these reforms “that the Pope found himself approving, not being satisfied about them any more than I was,”asked him. “Why did you all get mired in this reform?” And Bouyer [replied], “Because Bugnini kept assuring us that you absolutely wanted it.” To which Paul VI [responded]: “But how is this possible? He told me that you were all unanimous in approving it…”  [But Bouyer was far from innocent. One of the original agitators demanding they had the right to change the immortal Mass, to “improve” it, he did recoil when the revolution quickly got out of hand.  But see how Bugnini skillfully played one side off the other to keep the revolution always moving forward.  This is the dominant view of how the liturgical aspect of the revolution – the driving force for the whole revolution – was carried out.  Fr. Cekada argues in his book, however, that Paul VI was far from a  hapless dupe in this process, and that he got exactly the “reform” he wanted.  Not too many have argued that point as strongly as Cekada, who claims to have seen Paul VI’s handwritten notes all over developmental copies of the Novus Ordo.  The quote from the sermon above seems to indicate Paul VI had a certain motive for the liturgical deform, doesn’t it? But who am I to judge?]
Bouyer recalls in his “Mémoires” that Paul VI exiled the “despicable” Bugnini to Teheran as Nuncio, but by then the damage had already been done. [Of course, many reports attribute that sacking to the irrefutable evidence found of Bugnini’s masonic membership.  It did take place in 1975, after Bugnini had been given over a decade to wreckovate the Mass and entire Church, and over 5 years after the grave deficiencies of the Novus Ordo were well known] For the record, Bugnini’s personal secretary, Piero Marini, would then go on to become the director of pontifical ceremonies from 1983 to 2007, and even today there are voices circulating about him as the future Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship. …
Everything old is new again:
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Sources Confirm – Burke gone from Rota, given debasing position September 17, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, mortification, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, the return.
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I’m sure it means something to the Knights of Malta, an invitation only charitable organization composed almost entirely of blue bloods, but this is a truly stunning development.  The mask is off, and it’s straight up war.  LifeSiteNews has confirmed that Burke will be gone from the Rota and may even be demoted before the Synod so that he cannot take part. This is huge, because I think Cardinal Burke was leading much of the opposition to the Kasperite gambit to destroy marriage and the perceptions of sanctity of the Blessed Sacrament:

Sources in Rome have confirmed to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Raymond Burke, the head of the Vatican’s highest court, known as the Apostolic Signatura, is to be removed from his post as head of the Vatican dicastery and given a non-curial assignment as patron of the Order of Malta.

The timing of the move is key since Cardinal Burke is currently on the list to attend October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family. He is attending in his capacity as head of one of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia, so if he is removed prior to the Synod it could mean he would not be able to attend. [I bet money the goal is to remove him before the Synod, but that may depend on the reaction.  We need to get louder, folks.  The only thing the new order seems to care about is public perception, so let’s give them a very, very bad one]

Burke has been one of the key defenders in the lead-up to the Synod of the Church’s traditional practice of withholding Communion from Catholics who are divorced and civilly remarried.

Most of the Catholic world first learned of the shocking development through Vatican reporter Sandro Magister, whose post ‘Exile to Malta for Cardinal Burke’went out late last night.

Things are happening fast, no?  It’s almost like they’re building to a thundering crescendo?

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BFFS!

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That last one reminds me of:

 

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Birds of a feather.

+Burke to be cashiered? September 17, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, martyrdom, Papa, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, shocking, the return.
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I tell you, Rorate had some very troubling posts in the past 18 hours or so.  The focus of this post, the possible (likely, certain?) removal of Cardinal Burke from a position of influence to one of so little value as to be a mighty slap in the face, is, while very newsworthy and immediate, perhaps the less significant of the two posts I am referring to.  I will get to the more significant matter later, God willing.  Hopefully NC and the other good posters at Rorate do not mind my “ripping off” so much of their material!  I do try to be good about attribution!

Anyway, Sandro Magister is reporting that Cardinal Burke will be removed from his role as Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the court of final appeal in the Church, and will be named not to a see, not to some other curial post, but to the obscure and strictly ceremonial role of “Cardinal Patron” of the Sovereign Military of Malta, a fine and storied organization to be sure, but one usually given to retirees or strictly as a side job:

The next victim would in fact be the United States cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, who from being prefect of the supreme tribunal of the apostolic signatura would not be promoted – as some are fantasizing in the blogosphere – to the difficult but prestigious see of Chicago, but rather demoted to the pompous – but ecclesiastically very modest – title of “cardinal patron” of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, replacing the current head, Paolo Sardi, who recently turned 80.
If confirmed, Burke’s exile would be even more drastic than the one inflicted on Cardinal Piacenza, who, transferred from the important congregation for the clergy to the marginal apostolic penitentiary, nevertheless remained in the leadership of a curial dicastery.
With the shakeup on the way, Burke would instead be completely removed from the curia and employed in a purely honorary position without any influence on the governance of the universal Church.
This would be a move that seems to have no precedent.

Rorate adds some strong commentary:

If this rumor is confirmed (which seems quite possible, considering Magister’s excellent sources), it is obvious that this very gentle Cardinal will accept it humbly and silently — but, make no mistake, it will the palpable symbol of the hatred (yes, unfortunately that is the precise word) for the person of Cardinal Burke and especially for all that he represents, that is, a life of complete and absolute fidelity to the Authority, Tradition, and Magisterium of the Apostolic See…… [Fr. Blake notes that Cardinal Burke is one of a very few prelates who have never played the episcopal game, never compromised their virtue or ethics.  Is there no room for such men in the new order?]

……It would be the greatest humiliation of aCurial Cardinal in living memory, truly unprecedented in modern times: considering the reasonably young age of the Cardinal, such a move would be, in terms of the modern Church, nothing short than a complete degradation and a clear punishment (for what?).

And this disturbing bit, which is, perhaps, the point of it all:

Now, should Magister’s prediction come to pass before the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops convenes in October, this will have another dire effect: the removal of Cardinal Burke from the Synod, which he is set to join on the strength of his position as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. A silencing and removal that will be all the more significant because willed by Pope Francis, and so ill-timed (or so well-timed, depending on which side of the Kasperite proposal one stands.) [And bear in mind, the boy-rape cover up poster boy of Belgium, an extreme dissident, has been appointed to this Synod, as well.]

In the same post, Rorate also quotes an influential Brazilian cardinal as saying the Church has always been seeking a way to recognize “stable” sodomite unions!  Think about that word, perhaps carelessly chosen, but nonetheless……always.  Do you think this prelate defines the Church as beginning in AD 1965?  Even if you grant that, his comment is ridiculous, but when we think of the stand the Church has always taken against this sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance, one has to wonder, to what church does this prelate belong? Even many of the sects would have more than a small problem with this statement.

They are sure coming out of the woodwork, are they not?  It’s a veritable Night of the Long Knives at the Vatican.  Our new progressive overlords are not so very tolerant towards those who espouse the bad, old religion.  For them, there is no mercy, only the mailed fist of naked power.