Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pope Francis: Man is King of the Universe and theology has nothing to do with human reality?

Pope Francis has thanked those who seek to,"..recover man[kind], restoring him to the centre of reflection and the centre of life. 'He is the king of the universe'! he exclaimed. 'And this is not theology, it is philosophy and human reality.'" (See here).

Does Pope Francis really mean to convey that theology has nothing to do with "human reality." As I have said so many times before, the retreat from truth is necessary before the reign of Antichrist.  See here for example. There is a preparation. Many are "intellectualizing" themselves into dissent and apostasy from the true Faith. The battlefield is in the mind. The attack is intellectual and psychological. Sin must be justified so that a new religion can turn vices into gods.

What is this but a form of insanity? In the words of the late (great) F.J. Sheed: "..if we see anything - ourself or some other man, or the Universe as a whole or any part of it - without at the same time seeing God holding it there, then we are seeing it all wrong. If we saw a coat hanging on a wall and did not realize that it was held there by a hook, we should not be living in the real world at all, but in some fantastic world of our own in which coats defied the law of gravity and hung on walls by their own power. Similarly if we see things in existence and do not in the same act see that they are held in existence by God, then equally we are living in a fantastic world, not the real world. Seeing God everywhere and all things upheld by Him is not a matter of sanctity; but of plain sanity, because God is everywhere and all things are upheld by Him...To overlook God's presence is not simply to be irreligious; it is a kind of insanity, like overlooking anything else that is actually there." (Theology and Sanity, p.6).

To overlook God's presence (and by extension His Commandments) is not simply to be irreligious; it is a kind of insanity.  Sheed is right.  When we fail to see things as they actually are, we are in the grip of a kind of insanity.  And it is this very insanity which is a precondition for the Reign of Antichrist.

Theology is reality.  It is not the realm of irreality. 

Pope John Paul II, in his Encyclical Letter Redemptor Hominis, No. 1, says that, "The Redeemer of Man, Jesus Christ, is the center of the universe and of history.."  The Feast of Christ the King, instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925, is properly known as the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe.)

Christ is King of the Universe.  Christ is Center of the Universe.  Not man.

As I said in a previous post, "..masonic forces seek to subvert the Church from within and to create a 'new church' created in the image and likeness of man. The new humanitarian religion will result from a quiet revolution within the Church. This new religion will be anti-supernatural. And it will embrace the Socialistic New World Order and the Reign of Antichrist. This is the false church Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich saw in her visions."

In this false church within the True Church, the cancer within the Mystical Body of Christ, there is a loss of the sense of the sacred.  Which is why Fr. Miceli wrote that, "Much of the new liturgy has been drained of the numinous and the sacred.  The new forms are without splendor, flattened, undifferentiated.  Why was kneeling replaced by standing?  Jesus himself fell on his knees and on his face as he prayed to his heavenly Father.  Satan too knows the meaning of worship and man's need for it.  He tried to get Jesus to fall down and worship him.  Why has the liturgical year and the Mass been so unfortunately mutilated against the wishes of the faithful?  In fact, the faithful are now confused about the Mass, the feast of the saints, the holy seasons.  Why was the Gloria, that prayer of total consecration on God's Majesty and Goodness, restricted practically to Sundays alone, and only to those Sundays outside of Lent?  Moreover, is the faith really renewed and vivified by by obscuring our sense of community with the Christians of apostolic and ancient times?  The new liturgy no longer draws us into the true experience of reliving the Life of Christ.  We are deprived of this experience through the elimination of the hierarchy of feasts and the at random changing of the dates of famous feasts.  Then too, the new forms are the result of experimentation.  But one experiments with things, with objects that one wants to analyze.  Experimentation is the method of science.  The wretched idolatry and vulgarity of tinkering with sacred realities has, unfortunately, penetrated the Church and produced a mediocrity-ridden liturgy, a show for spectators that distracts from the holy, frustrates intimate communion with God and trivializes, where it does not suppress, sacred actions, symbols, music and words.  In reality, such diminished liturgies have renewed nothing.  Rather these innovations have emptied churches, dried up vocations to the priesthood and sisterhood, driven off converts and opened the doors wide to a flood of renegades.  Even though valid in its essence, such a new liturgy cannot inspire for it is colorless, artificial, banal, without the odor and flavor of sanctity.  A humanized and popularized, man-oriented liturgy will never produce saints.  Only a divinized, God-oriented liturgy can accomplish that miracle.  One suspects that many priests realize the banality of the new liturgy.  That is why they often become, during the Mass and other ceremonies, actors and entertainers.  They put on a show in order to gain the attention of the congregation.  These comedians in chasubles preach a utopian Christianity rather than the true Christianity.  Their treasure is man rather than God; their emphasis this-worldly rather than other-worldly; their goal progress rather than sanctity; their apostolate is immanent rather than transcendent; their means to their goal is the way of revolution rather than the way of the cross; they preach a secular Church instead of the Sacred Church founded by Christ; the essence of their morality is self-assertion rather than self-denial; the Christ they present to the congregation is the Humanist Christ rather than the God-Man crucified Christ...they genuflect before the world and stand before Christ...they are moved by resentment and envy instead of radiating the joy of Christ.."

These comedians in chasubles, these actors on a stage erected to celebrate the Cult of Man, prefer the tabernacle off to the side and the celebrant's chair in the center. The idea of a crucified Christ is repugnant to these propagandists for a man-centered religion.  And those who maintain an authentic devotion to the Mother of God and her Holy Rosary, those who fall to their knees in prayer, are considered "out-of-date" and "immature" in faith.  Those who hold to Tradition, who see Christ as Center of the Universe, will be persecuted in a subtle manner at first (see here for example) and then openly.  Eventually, this persecution will become violent. 

Only those whose eyes are opened through grace will see.


Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Rome is losing the Faith as prophesied. The serpent has infiltrated through ecclesiastical masonry.

The False Prophet prepares the way for the very Man of Sin.

Nancy Northey said...

Paul, I have been reading and enjoying your profound witness to the Catholic faith. The true Catholic Church teachings. I have noticed a marked drop in responses to your bold and much needed wisdom and truth about our times and the position of our Church today. I think it shows already, like you said "Catholics" are falling away from the truth. The hard to hear warnings from Heaven. Our Blessed Mother has been ignored and we shall pay the price. Traditions of the Catholic Church are under more attacks from a liberal theology "moving in for the kill" you might say in the hierarchy of our holy Church. It is happening just like when Vatican II opened , enemies rushed in to destroy Her teachings and liturgy and now after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI resigned the same is happening. The enemies are rusing in and being elected to these high positions and boldly proclaiming heresies that they say represent the "new" Church. Pray everyone for the Church for your souls and for Paul so we can follow the truth during these deceitful times. Keep it up, Paul, they are reading what you write believe me, the enemy and the lukewarm are reading this blog. They watch traditionalists with a wary eye! May God Bless you!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Nancy, thank you for your kind note, your support, and especially for your prayers.

The Man of Sin is here now. Of that I am most certain. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Melanson,
I am an ordinary Catholic yet I see what you see. Still, I am not sure what one ought to do at this point aside from praying. It's difficult to just ignore how things are. I hope you will continue to write posts that will help us get through this terrible time.

Unknown said...

I know I already posted this before but I thought it fits here perfectly :o)


Penance Penance Penance
to avoid Divine vengeance
for not showing any remorse
and trying our will to enforce

The reign of the Impostor has arrived
the Church, of TRUTH is being deprived
the whole world hangs on his lips
while being readied for a total eclipse

The true followers of Christ
trying to pull off the heist
are persecuted for non-compliance
and being countered with defiance

When it will seem that all is lost
everything sacred has been tossed
God will deliver us from our agony
and reign forever in all His Majesty


Rita Biesemans, December 19 2013

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