Sunday, June 10, 2012

Why is the Creed disappearing in some parishes?

The aim of Freemasonry is the destruction of holy Church. It was Pope Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Letter Humanum Genus, who warned that, "At this period....the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself. They are planning the destruction of holy Church publicly and openly, and this with the set purpose of utterly despoiling the nations of Christendom, if it were possible, of the blessings obtained for us through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Lamenting these evils, We are constrained by the charity which urges Our heart to cry out often to God: "For lo, Thy enemies have made a noise; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head. They have taken a malicious counsel against Thy people, and they have consulted against Thy saints. They have said, `come, and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation.' (Ps. 81:24)

At so urgent a crisis, when so fierce and so pressing an onslaught is made upon the Christian name, it is Our office to point out the danger, to mark who are the adversaries, and to the best of Our power to make head against their plans and devices, that those may not perish whose salvation is committed to Us, and that the kingdom of Jesus Christ entrusted to Our charge may not stand and remain whole, but may be enlarged by an ever-increasing growth throughout the world.

For as soon as the constitution and the spirit of the masonic sect were clearly discovered by manifest signs of its actions, by the investigation of its causes, by publication of its laws, and of its rites and commentaries, with the addition often of the personal testimony of those who were in the secret, this Apostolic See denounced the sect of the Freemasons, and publicly declared its constitution, as contrary to law and right, to be pernicious no less to Christendom than to the State; and it forbade any one to enter the society, under the penalties which the Church is wont to inflict upon exceptionally guilty persons.

The sect of Freemasons grew with a rapidity beyond conception in the course of a century and a half, until it came to be able, by means of fraud or of audacity, to gain such entrance into every rank of the State as to seem to be almost its ruling power. This swift and formidable advance has brought upon the Church, upon the power of princes, upon the public well-being, precisely that grievous harm which Our predecessors had long before foreseen. Such a condition has been reached that henceforth there will be grave reason to fear, not indeed for the Church — for her foundation is much too firm to be overturned by the effort of men — but for those States in which prevails the power, either of the sect of which we are speaking or of other sects not dissimilar which lend themselves to it as disciples and subordinates.

For, from what We have above most clearly shown, that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view-namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism.

What We have said, and are about to say, must be understood of the sect of the Freemasons taken generically, and in so far as it comprises the associations kindred to it and confederated with it, but not of the individual members of them. There may be persons amongst these, and not a few who, although not free from the guilt of having entangled themselves in such associations, yet are neither themselves partners in their criminal acts nor aware of the ultimate object which they are endeavoring to attain.

Now, the fundamental doctrine of the naturalists, which they sufficiently make known by their very name, is that human nature and human reason ought in all things to be mistress and guide. Laying this down, they care little for duties to God, or pervert them by erroneous and vague opinions. For they deny that anything has been taught by God; they allow no dogma of religion or truth which cannot be understood by the human intelligence, nor any teacher who ought to be believed by reason of his authority. And since it is the special and exclusive duty of the Catholic Church fully to set forth in words truths divinely received, to teach, besides other divine helps to salvation, the authority of its office, and to defend the same with perfect purity, it is against the Church that the rage and attack of the enemies are principally directed."

Ecclesiastical masonry has made significant inroads into the Church. I have already shown that at this Blog. And this probably explains why some parishes within the Diocese of Worcester (which promotes New Age advocate Joyce Rupp) routinely omit the Nicene Creed during Holy Mass. Just yesterday, while attending Mass at Saint Joseph's Parish in Fitchburg, I was struck by the fact that the celebrant omitted the Creed. Last week, at Holy Cross Parish in Templeton, the Creed was omitted.

Is this permissible?  In a word, no.  According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal: "The purpose of the Symbolum or Profession of Faith, or Creed, is that the whole gathered people may respond to the word of God proclaimed in the readings taken from Sacred Scripture and explained in the homily and that they may also call to mind and confess the great mysteries of the faith by reciting the rule of faith in a formula approved for liturgical use, before these mysteries are celebrated in the Eucharist." (GIRM, 67).

No. 68 of GIRM states that, "The Creed is to be sung or said by the priest together with the people on Sundays and Solemnities. It may be said also at particular celebrations of a more solemn character...If it is sung, it is begun by the priest or, if this is appropriate, by a cantor or by the choir. It is sung, however, either by all together or by the people alternating with the choir...If not sung, it is to be recited by all together or by two parts of the assembly responding one to the other."

Therefore, there is no provision for omitting the creed when prescribed and no priest has the authority to do so.

So why the omission of the Profession of Faith?  Pope Benedict XVI, in his work entitled "Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions," tells us that, "The great fundamental decisions of the early councils, which were expressed in the creeds, do not bend the faith into a philosophical theory; rather, they give verbal expression to two essential, unchanging elements of the biblical faith: they assure the realism of the biblical faith and prevent a merely symbolic or mythological interpretation; they assure the rational nature of the biblical faith, which in fact goes beyond reason itself and any possible 'experiences' it may have yet nonetheless appeals to the reason and comes forward with the claim to be telling the truth - to be opening up access for man to the very heart of reality.." (pp. 92-93).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, "Whoever says 'I believe' says 'I pledge myself to what we believe.'  Communion in faith needs a common language of faith, normative for all and uniting all in the same confession of faith." (CCC, 185).  And, "From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formulae for all...Such syntheses are called 'professions of faith' since they summarize the faith that Christians profess.  They are called 'creeds' on account of what is usually their first word in Latin: credo ('I believe').  They are also called 'symbols of faith'." (CCC, Nos. 186, 187).

This is why some are working to remove the Creed.  Communion in faith needs a common language of faith which is normative for all and which unites all in the same confession of faith.  Ecclesiastical masonry seeks to divide Christians in an effort to bring down the Church and replace Catholic Faith with a new humanitarian religion which the world will not find offensive. The goal is to eliminate dogma and to fashion a new church which will be made in the image and likeness of man.

Related reading here.


St.Joseph'sParishioner said...

Fr. Trainor had all the time in the world though to subject us to a lengthy address in which he said almost nothing.

He shouldn't have done away with the Creed. He didn't have that right.

Anonymous said...

Some omit the Creed because they no longer believe...yes!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Joe Orso, writing for the National "Catholic" Reporter:

"Vine Deloria Jr., the late Native American scholar, wrote that 'institutions and beliefs are rapidly eroding' in our world and 'the religions that depend on the articulation of doctrinal propositions to maintain themselves are doomed to disappear beneath their own silliness. Those religious traditions that depend primarily upon invoking some kind of experience that is qualitatively distinct from everyday feelings will become the vehicles for religious expression in the future.'"

See here:

This is why some wish to omit the Creed. It is considered "too doctrinal."

Anonymous said...

Rita Biesemans has something to say to this :
In my last year of nursing school (late 60's)I had to write a dissertation for Philosophy. Since I'm Jewish via my mother (we are Catholic-Jews)I wrote about the facts leading to how we viewed and treated our Jewish pt's in Antwerp. I interviewed rich and poor, thus a lot of different social levels. One of them was an MD working @ 1 of our hospitals. His father was 33-rd degree mason of the Bnei Brith (jewish freemasons). He was saying :"soon the church bells won't be allowed to ring anymore. We atheists are offended by being woken up on Sunday mornings by the church bells they remind us of God and Jesus". Sometime later : NOT A SINGLE CHURCH BELL WAS RINGING !! And it is still like that. I just read that Belgium is providing 250,000,000 Euro's government money to the Islam to build more mosques in that country and they can call to prayer x5 a day and that's a lot of decibels, I guarantee you.
On another occasion, an MD, professor@the "Free(mason) University of Brussels", he being a HIGH RANKED FREEMASON and one of the first in the world performing IVF and CLONING, head of our OB-department,said to me one night (while waiting to do a delivery) : how long are we fighting against the Catholic Church? Almost a 100 years now and I tell you before the year 2000, they won't speak about the Catholic Church anymore etc... At that moment I heard our Lady of La Salette say : a period of a 100 years will be given to the devil.....Oh yes satan knows he's come at the end which makes him like a roaring lion raging all over the world. IN GOD WE TRUST.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Anonymous, thank you for that very interesting comment. Could you tell us more about Rita Biesemans?

Anonymous said...

When I was in 2nd year High School Latin-Greek Humanities in a nun-run boarding school in the 1950"s, we had the ''SPEKPATER' (type his name in on Wikipedia and you'll find who he was) preaching during one of our yearly retreat weeks. One day he told us : "For know that there are priests being trained and formed at the KRIM (Russia) to infiltrate the Church, to spread false teachings in order to corrupt and ruin the Church." This made such an impact and impression on my soul that I will never forget it. Rita Biesemans

Anonymous said...

in the 1980's a Church in Brussels opened her doors to the socialist party to hold their spaghetti feast. They used the church to cook and the altars to eat on a A colleague (in those days) nurse-midwife of mine who was a fervent freemason and socialist told me : " I put my child on the altar and told her dance on it, trample on it as hard as you can and she enjoyed seeing her do this"!!!!. "Shame on the Judas in our Church who opened the doors for such an event." But yes as they so proudly said after Vatican II : the Pyramid is turned upside down, before the people=the basis all pointed to the point of the Pyramid, to God. Now we have the basis (the people) up and the point (God) at the bottom.
The purification of the Church and the World has become inevitable. Rivka (Rita) Miro-Biesemans
By the way I was not allowed to wear my Cross around my neck but that freemason charge nurse wore proudly her torch with the 6 happy humans around her neck. Nobody said anything, of course not they could do whatever they wanted. It was awful I cried and cried out to the Lord to take me away from there. He did, I'm here now almost 19 years, and now I see the things deteriorating here.

Anonymous said...


I, will cry you a river
And much much more
My dear dear America,
Once so beautiful !
You sold your soul
To a bunch of mercenaries
Which entered your sheep-fold
As wolves and goats
You sold your skin
To the highest bidder
You resemble a harlot
Eating and drinking
With the rich of this world
Prostituting yourself
For money and power
And became a den
Of thieves and murderers
You forgot all about
The One Who blessed
You so abundantly
Biting the Hand of the Blesser
Embarrassed to mention His Name !
Did He not teach you
To be wise as a serpent
And harmless as a dove
Why then do you behave
As a silly goose ??
He invited you to His dinner Table
He so diligently prepared
But, you made light of it
And went your worldly, haughty ways
One to his farm,
Another to his business.
But as the Father of Fathers
He waits for your return
The return of His prodigal daughter
Humble your pride
And follow the Way, the Life and the Truth !!!
Or, I SHALL cry you a river
A river of bloody tears
And much much more !!!

Rita Biesemans 02/17/2003

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Note to all: Spekpater is Dutch for "Bacon Priest." This refers to Father Werenfried van Straaten. I actually read his book, "They call me the Bacon Priest" which is published by Ignatius Press.

Anonymous said...

If you look up my name on yahoo/google you'll find a lot of my spiritual poems, I read daily the blogs of Deacon John Giglio "Mary Our Mother" and posted a few of my poems there also on net
Thanks for explaining the SpekPater.
Keep up the good works. I've put your blog in my favorite Bookmarks.
Rita Biesemans

Martin said...

In my parish in Northern Ireland, there is an increasing trend to use the Apostle's Creed. It is a legitimate option at particular times, but it was never used before. I think the increasing use of it comes at a time when priests are more conscious of the need to be faithful to the prayers; however, the Nicene Creed says 'For us men...'' and that won't do. So rather than 'correct' it by saying 'For us...' it is easier to just use the Apostle's Creed. Anyone else seen this done?

Martin said...

I also note that at the Holy Communion Masses earlier in the spring, the priest omitted the Creed altogether on at least two occasions. I wonder if he thinks the Creed is unsuitable for children? Such an attitude if that is indeed the case.

Jason said...

I think we should bring back the Athanasian Creed and say that at Mass.

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