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Pope Condemns Use of Eucharistic Ministers & Laity acting as Clerics
Laments Confusion about Roles of Laity and Priests During the Liturgy.
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, Sept. 23, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II warned against the tendency to A clericalize the laity,@ which has resulted from erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council.
When greeting a group of bishops from western Brazil in Rome for their once every five year visit, the Pope said in his address that today there is a A confusion of functions,@ which originates in erroneous theological interpretations.
A Among the objectives of the liturgical reform, established by Vatican II, was the need to have all the faithful participate in liturgical ceremonies,@ the Holy Father told the bishops.
A However, in practice, in the years following the council, in order to fulfill this desire, the confusion of functions in regard to the priestly ministry and role of the laity was arbitrarily extended,@ he explained.
Symptoms of this confusion are A the indiscriminate and common recitation of the Eucharistic prayer, A homilies given by lay people@ and the A distribution of Communion by the laity.@
These A grave abuses often originated in doctrinal errors, especially in regard to the nature of the liturgy, of the common priesthood of Christians, of the vocation and mission of the laity, but also in regard to the ordained ministry of priests,@ the Pope stressed.
The Holy Father said that one of the consequences of this phenomenon is A the lack of observance of certain ecclesiastical laws and norms, the arbitrary interpretation of the concept of > substitution,= the tendency to > clericalize= the laity, etc.@
Although A the liturgy is the action of the whole Mystical body of Christ, of his body and his members, A it is true that A not everyone has the same function, because not everyone participates in the same way in the priesthood of Christ.@
John Paul II confirmed that the faithful who are not ordained may A carry out some tasks and functions of cooperation in pastoral serviceA only A when they are expressly appointed by their respective consecrated pastors, in keeping with prescriptions of the law.@
He clarified that the members A of the diocesan pastoral or parish council have only a consultative vote and, for this reason, may not be considered deliberative(decisive).@
The Pope emphasized that the bishop A must hear the faithful, clergy and laity, to form an opinion,@ but A the latter may not formulate a definitive judgment on the Church,@ as A it corresponds to the bishop to discern and pronounce himself, not on a mere question of conscience, but as a teacher of the faith.@
In this context, the Holy Father also referred to the A re-establishment of the permanent diaconate of married men,@ which A constitutes an important enrichment for the mission of the Church.@
This diaconate service must A always be limited to the prescriptions of the law, given that the exercise of full ministerial authority corresponds to priests,@ avoiding A ambiguities that might confuse the faithful, especially in liturgical celebrations.@
John Paul II proposed two priorities for all bishops: to nourish a desire for holiness among people in a world without ideals, and to help priests, especially those experiencing difficulties.
John Paul II considers the Neocatechumenal Way founded in Spain in 1964, a providential response to the religious indifference shown by many societies. He approved their statutes on June 29
The Neocatechumenal Way, also called the Neocatechumenate, has 17,000 communities in 105 countries, spread over 900 dioceses and 5,500 parishes. More than 1 million lay people worldwide follow the Way, as well as 1,500 seminarians (who receive formation in the 49 Redemptoris Mater diocesan seminaries), and 800 priests.
The statutes, made up of 35 articles, define the Neocatechumenal Way as A Christian Initiation@ - it is not an association, movement or religious congregation - which places itself at the service of the dioceses and parish priests. It does not function as an independent entity.
French Actor, Gerald Depardieu, will recite texts of St. Augustine at the request of the Pope. He will begin in the saints birthplace in Algeria on Nov. 23 in Tagaste of Numidia where the saint was born Nov.23, 354. He will also make a film on the saint with Lux Vide productions. Depardieu has discussed this with Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
A I will read in the squares and in sacred places, in churches and synagogues, carrying with me only four candles, the actor said.
Death of Fidelis et Verus, EWTN Catholic TV Network and almost all Catholic book publishers.
The current situation with the economy and Muslim wars have brought about the danger that many Catholic media outlets may cease to exist in a short time.
Recent mailings of Fidelis et Verus have produced almost no response which has caused us to fall behind one month in the rent, inability to pay bills, a great increase in the editor= s blood pressure which sent him to the hospital. We are going to install bunk beds and advertise to share our apartment with strangers to help pay the rent and utilities. Hopefully, they will not stop us from working on our books and paper. There is almost no income. The mailing of Issue 62 produced 15 letters on an average of 4 letters per week which means we will have to take drastic measures to survive. If the roommate option fails we will move into the country and try to save on rent there in a mobile home rental.
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Fargo, N.D. Diocese will shift the customary age of Confirmation to the third grade and follow it immediately with the reception of their First Holy Communion to conform to practices in the early Church. The distinction between baptism and confirmation arose in the Middle Ages when it became difficult for a bishop to be present to administer confirmation, Bishop Aquila wrote.
Letter:I have found that priests do not speak out against abortion and use the tax exempt status as their excuse. Well, now there is no excuse because Father Frank Pavone has stated that churches are perfectly free to speak out loud and clear about issues, abortion being one of them. I hope your readers will approach their priests in this very important election year and ask them to promote pro-life candidates.
I hope during this election year that Catholics make their voices heard by going to the polls and voting only for pro-life candidates. We can do it and we should do it for the A lives of the children.@
Betty Dobson; Clearwater, Florida.
A Kneel before your God in the Eucharist@ ..."My children, kneel before your God in the Eucharist. Do not stand like you stand in meeting halls, but kneel and give Him a just love and observance of honor." - Our Lady, July 14, 1979
CWNews.com reported on August 23, 2002 that the U.S. Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy made an outrageous statement below in its July 2002 newsletter: "The bishops of the United States have decided that the normative posture for receiving Holy Communion should be standing. Kneeling is not a licit posture for receiving Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States of America unless the bishop of a particular diocese has derogated from this norm in an individual and extraordinary circumstance."
This is in opposition to the 1980 instruction approved by Pope John Paul II, Inaestimabile Donum, which states: "When the faithful communicate kneeling, no other sign of reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament is required, since kneeling itself is a sign of adoration." (#11)
The July 2002 newsletter by the U.S. bishops= Committee on the Liturgy also contradicts a recent Vatican clarification made by Cardinal Medina Estévez on November 7, 2000, which made it clear that the General Instruction of the Roman Missal does not intend to prohibit customary kneeling at Mass: The Vatican document is below.
VATICAN CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE
OF THE SACRAMENTSProt. n. 2372/00/LResponses to Dubia 1. Is it the case that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by No. 43 of the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, intends to prohibit the faithful from kneeling during any part of the Mass except during the Consecration, that is, to prohibit the faithful from kneeling after the Agnus Dei and following the reception of Holy Communion? Resp.: Negative.2. Does the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments intend by Nos. 160-162, 244, or elsewhere in the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, that the people may no longer genuflect or bow as a sign of reverence tothe Blessed Sacrament immediately before they receive Holy Communion? Resp.: Negative.3. Does the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani Nos. 314-315, or elsewhere, intend that a separate chapel for the reservation of the Most Blessed Sacrament within parish churches is to be preferred to a prominent and central location within the main body of the church, thus visible to the faithful during the celebration of the Mass?Resp.: Negative, et ad mentem.Mens: Within the norms specified by law, it pertains to the diocesan Bishop, in his capacity as moderator of the Sacred Liturgy in the particular Church entrusted to him, to exercise judgment regarding the most appropriate place for the reservation of the Most Blessed Sacrament, bearing foremost in mind the purpose of encouraging and enabling the faithful to visit and adore the Most Blessed Sacrament. Vatican City, 7 November 2000Jorge Arturo Cardinal Medina Estevez, Cardinal PrefectArchbishop Francesco Pio Tamburrino, Archbishop Secretary
Systematic attempts to destroy faith in the Real Presence
What we are now witnessing in the United States is not the mere bungling of ignorant liturgists, but a systematic attempt to destroy the true Catholic faith in the Real Presence. We need to recall our Church history and recognize that tactics similar to those during the Protestant revolution are now being used in the United States. The U.S. bishops= Committee on the Liturgy seems to have taken their cue from Protestant revolutionaries, such as Bishop John Hooper and John Knox. In 1552, Bishop Hooper denounced what he called the superstitious practice of kneeling for Communion. In a homily before King Edward VI, the Bishop spoke these blasphemous words: "The outward behaviour and gesture of the receiver should want all kind of suspicion, shew, or inclination of idolatry. Wherefore seeing kneeling is a shew and external sign of honouring and worshipping, and heretofore hath grievous and damnable idolatry been committed by the honouring of the Sacrament, I would wish it were commanded by the magistrates that the communicators and receivers should do it standing or sitting..." (Philip Hughes, Reformation in England, (London: Hollis Carter, 1953, p. 197).
John Knox, another Protestant, also railed against the Catholic practice of kneeling for Communion: "at Berwick, the Scotsman John Knox on his own authority had discontinued the practice of kneeling to receive Communion." Similarly, he preached a sermon before King Edward VI towards the end of September 1552, and "permitted himself an outburst of invective in the king's presence," (Ibid., p. 197) denouncing as idolatry the practice of receiving Communion kneeling. Afterwards, Knox wrote to Archbishop Cramner bidding him to have the rubric for kneeling removed in the new 1552 Common Prayer Book. So popular was Knox that he was offered the bishopric of Rochester, England, which he declined: A His own alleged reason for declining these preferments was that he thought the Anglican Church too favourable to Roman doctrine, and that he could not bring himself to kneel at the communion service.@ (Catholic Encyclopedia, John Knox)
Recent purveyors of impiety include Cardinal Bernardinof Chicago. At the June 1995 meeting of the National Catholic Conference of Bishops, Cardinal Bernardin (died of cancer) brought forth an amendment to allow for standing during the Eucharist prayer as an option at the discretion of individual bishops. Bernardin= s motion was met with an avalanche of opposition (Catholic World Report, Aug. 27, 1995). We know from Our Lady of the Roses message that there are many infiltrators that have made their way into the Catholic priesthood and episcopate to destroy from within. Their plans were spelled out many years ago for all to read in the stunning book AA 1025, $7.50, $3 postage subtitled The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle. This book is the diary of a communist who had infiltrated the Catholic priesthood to destroy from within. He writes:A To weaken more the notion of the > Real Presence= of Christ, all decorum will have to be set aside. No more costly embroidered vestments, no more music called sacred, especially no more signs of the Cross, no more genuflections, but only dignified and stern attitudes. Moreover the faithful will have to break themselves of the habit of kneeling, and this will be absolutely forbidden when receiving Communion.@ (p. 90) . The following words from an email we received could fittingly be applied to the abolishment of kneeling: A there is an agenda here. Modernists are disgusted by piety and would like to extirpate it, root and branch, from the Catholic faithful. How else to grease the skids for the Cult of Man?@ Only 30% of U.S. Catholics now believe in the doctrine of the Real Presence. Who can doubt that the systematic discouragement of kneeling has been one of the causes for this catastrophic loss of faith?
Faith of the Church. Concerning those who would say that the Holy Eucharist should not be outwardly adored and worshiped, the Council of Trent declares
"If anyone says that in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist the only-begotten Son of God is not to be adored even outwardly with the worship of latria (the act of adoration), ...and that the adorers of it are idolaters; let him be anathema." Enchiridion Symbolorum, Denzinger, 30th edition, Number 888, p. 271)Fr. Regis Scanlon quotes St. Augustine to emphasize the great evil of discouraging people from kneeling before the Eucharist:@ From the perspective of the Catholic doctrine involved, discouraging Catholics from kneeling at the Consecration at Mass is extremely evil. It was mentioned earlier that St. Augustine said: > It was in the flesh that Christ walked among us and it is His flesh that He has given us to eat for our salvation. But,= he added: > no one eats of this flesh without having first adored it and not only do we not sin in thus adoring it, but we would be sinning if we did not do so!= @ (St. Augustine, On the Psalms, 98:9, in Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei , No. 55, p. 323)
Pope Pius XII's encyclical on the Sacred Liturgy, Mediator Dei, tells us that "Outward acts of religion... serve to foster piety, to kindle the flame of charity, to increase our faith and deepen our devotion." "They make it possible to tell genuine Christians from their false or heretical counterparts."
Furthermore, the holy Pope Pius XII states, "It is therefore the keen desire of the Church that all of the faithful kneel at the feet of the Redeemer to tell Him how much they venerate and love Him." :Dietrich von Hildebrand, whom Pope Pius XII called a 20th Century Doctor of the Church, asks, A Whence comes the disparagement of kneeling? Why should the Eucharist be received standing? Is not kneeling, in our culture, the classic expression of adoring reverence?@ (The Charitable Anathema, p. 42)
Cardinal Ratzinger writes these words on the importance of kneeling during the liturgy: "Here the bodily gesture attains the status of a confession of faith in Christ: words could not replace such a confession." (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, The Feast of Faith, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986, pp. 74-75).
At the U.S. bishops= meeting in 1991, A Bernard Cardinal Law remarked that when the bishops established the practice of standing for Communion, they did not realize how Catholic identity and piety would suffer."The Wanderer, November 28, 1991, p. 4) Bishop John Keating of Arlington, Virginia, states in his pastoral letter on Eucharistic reverence:A No bodily posture so clearly expresses the soul= s interior reverence before God as the act of kneeling. Reciprocally, the posture of kneeling reinforces and deepens the soul= s attitude of reverence.@ (A Pastoral Letter on Reverence for the Eucharist, December 4, 1988); Fr. Robert Skurla, on April 4, 1982 in St. Peter= s Cathedral (Scranton, Pennsylvania), exhorted all the faithful A Kneel for Communion. We say in the Scriptures: > At the Name of Jesus everyone should bend,= then why do we stand for Holy Communion, when we have Jesus in person?@ As Scripture says, "For every knee shall be bowed to Me" (Isaiah 45:24).
BOW YOUR KNEES"Remember, My child, shout it from the roof. My Son is with you until the end of your time. It is truly His Presence, His Real Presence, His divine Presence, His Body and His Blood. Do not treat Him with disrespect! Bow your knees; cover your head! Do not chew Him!" - Our Lady, June 8, 1974
Veronica's husband, Arthur, passes over the veil...
Arthur Lueken went to eternity on August 28, 2002. He was a retired construction engineer. He was the husband of the late seer, Veronica Lueken, who passed over the veil on August 3, 1995. They had 5 children, one daughter, Linda, and four sons, Arthur Jr., Thomas, Larry, and Raymond. Arthur Lueken worked for the Shrine mission for his beloved wife Veronica until his death.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson Long Island NY, the same hospital that Veronica had often been treated. He was recovering from pneumonia and respiratory difficulties.
Grace Pera, Veronica= s helper and caretaker of Art from 1968 on, has been kicked out of Art Leuken= s house. The remaining Leukens took over the house. The Leukens hinted that there was no will so control of Our Lady of the Roses Shrine is undetermined. Frank Albas is working to take over the Shrine.
Syria holds the key to peace or WW III:President Assad of Syria calls on Arabs to unite against the United States...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is urging Arab and Muslim countries to unite in the face of US threats and "foreign conspiracies" as Washington prepares for a possible attack on Iraq.
Iran's official IRNA newsagency said Assad reiterated Syria's opposition to any US military strike on Baghdad and called for "deeper unity and solidarity among Arab and Muslim countries in the face of American threats against the region."
Enemies of Baghdad
Assad was speaking after a meeting in Damascus with Mohammed Sader, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official.
Syria and Iran, both erstwhile enemies of Baghdad, oppose any strike on Iraq which they fear could spread to target them.
SATAN IN THE VATICAN
W, A, S, V
They are the initials, My child. Their souls wallow in sin. They (cardinals) are blinded and they are misleading those under their rule. St. Michael,
August 21, 1974
Veronica - Now Michael is stepping back and he's now pointing with his spear. He has a spear in his right hand. He's pointing with his spear now and he's pointing to a Cardinal and he's now writing above his head - "W"! Now he's going over - I should be able to see him he's standing right in front of them and he's pointing to the next Cardinal and he's writing above his
head - "A"! And he's then going to the next one, he's sitting way over at the end though, and he's writing above his head - "S"! Now he's coming forward and he's pointing his spear with disdain at, at "V". A big "V" now is appearing on the head of, I guess he's a Bishop, or an Archbishop. He's wearing the same kind of hat like a... a... he's got a biretta - like... one of those little round hats. It's sort of a purplish color and above his head is written the letter "V". Now Michael is bending forward: St. Michael - "They are the initials, My child. "You will pray for them and ask many children to pray that they come out of the darkness. Their souls wallow in sin. They are blinded and they are misleading those under their rule. "V does much damage to the Holy Father by changing his correspondence. V rewrites his letters. V censors his mail. He did not, My child, receive the medals you sent to him. He did not receive your correspondence, My child. The Holy Father shall receive his knowledge from Mary, the Queen of Heaven and His Mother." St. Michael, Aug. 21, 1974
(TLDM offers a biography of these four cardinals mentioned by initials in Our Lady of the Roses message, with special attention given to Cardinal Willebrands, Cardinal Alfrink, Cardinal Suenens, Cardinal Villot.:
WILLEBRANDS, Johannes (1909-
Priesthood: Ordained, May 26, 1934, Warmond. Episcopate: Elected titular bishop of Mauriana, June 4, 1964. Consecrated, June 28, 1964, Rome, by Paul VI. President of Secretariat for Christian Unity, April 12, 1969. Cardinalate:Created cardinal deacon, April 28, 1969; received red biretta and deaconry of SS. Cosma e Damiano, April 30, 1969. Archbishop of Utrecht and military vicar of Holland, December 6, 1975. Resigned military vicariate, November 22, 1982.Resigned pastoral government of archdiocese, December 3, 1983. Resigned presidency and was named president emeritus, December 12, 1989. Ecumenism and Vatican II: In 1952 Willebrands founded the international "Catholic Conference for Ecumenical Questions," which promoted relations with the World Council of Churches. When Pope John XXIII founded the Secretariat for Christian Unity in 1960, he appointed Cardinal Bea as president and Fr. Willebrands as secretary. Both Willebrands and Cardinal Bea had a strong influence on the course of Vatican II regarding the decree on ecumenism, the declaration on religious liberty and the declaration on the Jewish people. When
Cardinal Bea died in 1969, Willebrands became president of the Secretariat for Christian Unity.
Vatican-Moscow Agreement: Fr. Willebrands helped arrange the participation of the observers of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Second Vatican Council. During his travel to Moscow, September 27-October 2, 1962, assurances were given that the Council would not make anti-communist declarations. It had been through a meeting with Russian Orthodox Archbishop Nikodim in Paris in 1962 that Fr. Willebrands had succeeded in bringing Orthodox observers to the Council with the permission of Soviet authorities. Cardinal Slypji of the Ukrainian Uniated Church protested, but Willebrands defended the presence of the Russian observers. Our Lady of the Roses tells us:Veronica - Our Lady is holding up a parchment of paper. Our Lady - "Look, My child, what has been written down. From where and whence did this parchment of reconciliation with Russia originate, signed by many cardinals? O My child, My heart is bleeding.... The parchment of paper contains the words that made a treaty between the Vatican and Russia." (Our Lady, July 1, 1985). "My child and My children, remember now, I have asked you to contact Pope John Paul II, and tell him he must rescind the Treaty, the Pact made with Russia; for only in that way shall you have a true peace." (Jesus, June 6, 1987).
ALFRINK, Bernardus Johannes (1900-1987)
Priesthood: Ordained, August 15, 1924. Episcopate: Elected titular archbishop of Tiana and appointed coadjutor of Utrecht, May 28, 1951. Consecrated, July 17, 1951, Utrecht, by Paolo Giobbe, titular archbishop of Tolemaide di Tebaide, nuncio-internuncio in Holland. Apostolic administrator of Utrecht, September 8, 1955. Transferred to metropolitan see of Utrecht,October 31, 1955. Military vicar of Holland, April 16, 1957. Cardinalate: Created cardinal priest, March 28, 1960; received red hat and title to St.. Gioacchino, March 31, 1960. President of Episcopal Conference of Holland. Resigned pastoral government of archdiocese, December 6, 1975. Death: December 16, 1987, Nijmegen, Holland. Buried, St. Catharina metropolitan cathedral, Utrecht.
The Dutch hierarchy and the heretical Dutch Catechism
Before the Second Vatican Council, Sunday Mass attendance was more than 80% in the Netherlands. This percentage dropped in 1966 to 64.4%; in 1970 to 47.2%; in 1976 to 31.1%. By 1978, Sunday Mass attendance hit the low level of 27.8% of all
registered Catholics of seven years or older. The destruction of the Catholic Faith in the Netherlands falls squarely on the shoulders Dutch bishops. The Dutch Church following Vatican II has been likened to an ecclesial laboratory which, like a rotten seed, germinated and poisoned the hearts and minds of many of the Catholic faithful. The modernist tactics of disobediently promoting Communion in the hand (and later saying it was out of control so it should therefore be legalized), spreading heretical catechisms, and openly disobeying the Holy Father, became a winning recipe for Faith-wreckers throughout the world. As Cardinal Adrianus Simonus has said, There is no doubt that public criticism of the Magisterium and hierarchy, which became widespread in the whole Church, did start more or less in the Netherlands.
1965: As early as 1965, the Vatican had taken to task Cardinal Alfrink of the Netherlands for not stopping the abusive practice of Communion in the hand: Preserve the traditional manner of distributing Holy Communion. The Holy Father does not consider it opportune that the sacred Particle be distributed in the hand and later consumed in different manners by the faithful and, therefore, he vehemently exhorts [that] the Conference offer the opportune resolutions so that the traditional manner of communicating be restored throughout the world. (October 12, 1965letter of the Consilium to Cardinal Alfrink). 1966: On March 1, 1966, the heretical Dutch Catechism received an Imprimatur from Cardinal Alfrink, showing that the bishops of the Netherlands approved the catechism and that they shared the beliefs expressed in it. By October 9, 1966, over 400,000 copies of the Dutch Catechism had been printed.
The Vatican intervenes.
1967: The Holy See undertook a doctrinal examination of the Dutch Catechism and appointed a combined Dutch and Roman Commission, which met at Gazzada in April 1967. In June 1967, a Commission of Cardinals drew up a list of serious doctrinal errors in the work, with the request that the relevant passages should be amended.
During the summer of 1967, the authors prepared a "corrected version" of the disputed passages, but the Commission of Cardinals found the corrections to be entirely inadequate, and in some cases even worse than the original version.
1968: On February 2, 1968, the Dutch hierarchy published their reply to the Vatican. Their text was prefaced by a Letter to the Faithful, which was a firm defense of the Dutch bishops "errors and dangers. This document has been said to amount to an open declaration of heresy and schism. It appears that Pope PaulVI, in reply to the errors of the Dutch hierarchy, issued his Credo on June 30, 1968.
On October 15, 1968, the Vatican issued the Declaration of the Commission of Cardinals on the New Catechism (De Nieuwe Katechismus), which stated, the book itself dares to come to the conclusion, not without violation of the Catholic faith, that the faithful are permitted not to believe in the virginal conception of Jesus in its both spiritual and corporeal reality, but only in its certain symbolic signification. Doctrinal errors in the Dutch Catechism were in ten major areas: (1) God the Creator, (2) the Fall of man in Adam, (3) the conception of Jesus by the Blessed Virgin Mary, (4) the satisfaction made by Christ, (5) the Sacrifice of the Cross and the Sacrifice of the Mass, (6) the Eucharistic Presence and the Eucharistic change, (7) the infallibility of the Church, (8) the hierarchical priesthood and the power of teaching and ruling in the Church, (9) various points concerning dogmatic theology, and (10) certain points of moral theology. Despite the Vatican interventions, in July 1968 the Dutch Catechism appeared in French translation; in 1969, in Italian translation. The Dutch Catechism was even adopted as a manual of theology in numerous seminaries.
Bishop Juan Rodolfo Laise, who banned Communion in the hand in his Diocese of San Luis, Argentina, had this to say about the Dutch Catechism: A we must remember the case of Nieuwe Katechismus (New Catechism) which was published in Holland in 1966 (a country where, already in 1965, Communion was given in the hand without complying with the express prohibitions of Rome). This Catechism, made by request of the Dutch Episcopate, was presented to the faithful by means of a Collective Pastoral of the same. Soon afterwards, the Holy See demanded the correction of 14 main points and 45 minor ones. A first attempt of arriving at a new formulation of those points so they would not endanger the integrity of the faith resulted in a failure, since the three theologians who were appointed by the Dutch Episcopate did not accept the suggestions of their representative colleagues of the Holy See. Paul VI then appointed a Commission of six Cardinals that was to solve the issue. This Commission then appointed a mixed commission formed by two theologians named by the Cardinal Commission and two named by the Dutch Episcopate. But one of the latter refused to cooperate before he attended any meeting. That commission elaborated a text that mended the ambiguities and omissions of the Catechism. Those corrections, in spite of having been rejected up front by the writers of the original text, were obligatorially incorporated into the new editions of the Dutch Catechism. The Cardinal Commission, on its part, wrote up a Declaration that was published in the A.A.S. 60 (1968), pp. 685-691 (Ench. Vat.,668-684).
The following year (1969), the Catechetical Institute of Nijmegen, responsible for the writing of the Catechism, published the White Book on the Dutch
Catechism, on whose cover is found the following explanatory phrase: A Why the corrections made by Rome on the Catechism are unacceptable.@ (Communion in the Hand: Documents and History, Bishop Juan Rodolfo Laise, p. 41)
Our Lady of the Roses has warned us:
"The catechisms, My children--We find abominations, lies, and sinfulness abounding in these books. Your children, their minds are beingcorrupted and destroyed. The eyes are the mirror of the soul. Each parent has an obligation to his children to remove these diabolical books from his school. The laxity of parents, the apathy of those who have influence . . . O My children, tears shall be shed; there will be gnashing of teeth soon! I ask you, I plead to you as your Mother to prepare your household now.ö ű Our Lady, May 29, 1976
SUENENS, Leo-Jozef (1904-1996)
Priesthood: Ordained, September 4, 1927, Rome. Episcopate: Elected titular bishop of Isinda and appointed auxiliary of Mechlin and vicar general, November 12, 1945. Consecrated, December 16, 1945, Mechlin, by Cardinal Jozef-Ernest van Roey, archbishop of Mechlin. Promoted to metropolitan see of Mechlin, November 24, 1961. See changed name to Mechlin-Brussels, December 8, 1961. Cardinalate: Created cardinal priest, March 19, 1962; received red hat and title of S. Pietro in Vincoli, March 22, 1962. Military vicar of Belgium, February 2, 1962. Attended II Vatican Council, 1962-1965; member of its board of presidency, 1963-1965. President of Episcopal Conference of Belgium. Resigned archbishopric, October 4, 1979. Death: May 6, 1996, Brussels. Buried, metropolitan cathedral, Mechlin.
Vatican II: The New York Times obituary of Cardinal Suenens on May 7, 1996 read, "Apart from Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI, Cardinal Suenens would rank among the two or three most important leaders of the Council," according to Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, a professor of theology at Catholic University in Washington. Pope Paul VI, who succeeded Pope John in June 1963, made Cardinal Suenens one of the four moderators of the Second Vatican Council who presided over it.
Promoted changes, questioned Church= s condemnation of contraception: Among the causes the Cardinal advocated were modernization of the garb and life style of Catholic nuns, expansion of the laity's responsibilities and renewed ties with other branches of Christianity and with Judaism. He called for the Church to reexamine its condemnation of contraception, and warned that the Church must "not have another Galileo case." But the debate that Suenens helped to start ultimately ended with Pope Paul VI reasserting the Church= s condemnation of contraception in the encyclical Humanae Vitae in 1968. Advocated restoration of the permanent deaconate: Cardinal Suenens advocated the restoration of the permanent deaconate at Vatican II. But Cardinal Spellman of New York opposed the revival of the permanent deaconate for several reasons.. Cardinal Spellman at Vatican II explained that the desire to restore permanent deacons stemmed mostly from liturgists who wished to restore ancient ways without taking into account present conditions. The French magazine Le Monde quoted Cardinal Spellman as having said here: Let us not indulge in archeology. (Le Monde,Oct. 6-7, 1963). Pius XII in Mediator Dei warned against considering something as good simply because it was old. Cardinal Spellman also argued that seminarians obviously wanted to become priests, and this was a sign of their divine vocation and nothing should be done to interfere with it.
God exercises his Providence over the Church according to present conditions, the cardinal
concluded. It must be decided whether it is better to by-pass the divine will and have fewer priests along with permanent deacons, or more priests without them. Cardinal Spellman had little sympathy for the arguments proposed by modern theologians such as Karl Rahner. In a press interview at the Grand Hotel, Cardinal Spellman repeated the substance of what he had said on the floor of the Council: The reason I am against it, he said, is that it is unnecessary. (The Second Session: Letters from Vatican Council II - the Debates at St. Peters, Xavier Rynne, pp. 99-100)
Openly contested priestly celibacy: In the spring of 1969, on the eve of a meeting of Europe's bishops, Cardinal Suenens gave interviews in the European
press criticizing centralized governance of the Church by the Vatican authorities and proposing reforms on issues ranging from the Vatican diplomatic corps to the way popes are elected. In 1970 he renewed his criticism, insisting that the hierarchy should be free to debate opening the priesthood to married men. This time Pope Paul VI, without mentioning Cardinal Suenens, expressed "grieved astonishment" at those who criticized papal policies.Promoter of the charismatic movement: Cardinal Suenens was one of the first champions of the charismatic movement in the Catholic Church. In the words of the Cardinal himself: When I came into contact with these first Catholic charismatic communities, in university circles, I understood that pentecostal grace was at work, and that it was not a question of a movement - there was no founder, no rule, no precise structure - but the breath of the Spirit which was vital for many aspects of life and indeed for all movements, whatever they are. I informed Pope Paul VI of this current which was spreading with prodigious speed in the five continents and which affected the most diverse areas. On the occasion of the Holy Year in 1975 I had suggested that the Catholic leaders of this Renewal come on pilgrimage to Rome with a view of witnessing to their faith and their faithfulness to the Church.
Some prominent Protestants were invited to take part as well and came to Rome for the Feast of Pentecost which thus took on a moving ecumenical
dimension. Paul VI welcomed warmly the ten thousand pilgrims coming from the most diverse countries and in his homily the Holy Father called the Renewal "the good fortune for the Church and the World". Here he asked me to oversee the integration of the Catholic Renewal into the heart of the Church. I accepted this mission and among other things
undertook to publish a series of Malines Documents of which the first - a collective work done by a highly qualified international group - forms a kind of doctrinal and pastoral charter for Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
On May 17, 1972, Pope Paul VI condemned the charismatic movement, saying that it directly attacked the "the very existence of the Church," leading to "extinguishing the real flame of Pentecost, disregarding the thought of Christ and of the whole of Tradition." But in 1975, Pope Paul VI (Paul VI had a double installed by Villot, Casaroli, Benelli) warmly greeted 10,000 charismatics in their pilgrimage to Rome. Solange Hertz, observing that Pope Paul VI had completely reversed himself in his condemnation of Pentecostalism, wrote the following: "So difficult were the antics in St. Peter's to reconcile with Paul VI's previously known position on pentecostalism, that many who heard about the incident began seriously entertaining a theory then current of an impostor Pope who impersonated Giovanni Montini under the direction of enemies of the Faith in the Vatican." This was precisely the case. In 1975, Our Lady of the Roses gave the following message on the deception of the century:
"The appearance in public is not Paul VI; it is the impostor pope. Medication of evil has dulled the brain of the true pope, Pope Paul VI. They send into his veins poison to dull his reasoning and paralyze his legs. What evil creature have you opened the doors to the Eternal City and admitted?" - Our Lady, September 27, 1975. Our tabloid has the pictures to show you.
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VILLOT, Jean (1905-1979)
Priesthood: Ordained, April 19, 1930, Rome. Episcopate: Elected titular bishop of Vinda and appointed auxiliary of Paris,September 2, 1954. Consecrated, October 12, 1954, Paris, by Cardinal Maurice Feltin, archbishop of Paris. Promoted to titular archbishop of Bosporo and appointed coadjutor of Lyon, with right of succession, December 17, 1959. Undersecretary of II Vatican Council, 1962-1964. Archbishop of Lyon, January 17, 1965. Cardinalate: Created cardinal priest, February 22, 1965; received red biretta and title of Ss.ma Trinitα al Monte Pincio, February 25, 1965. Secretary of State, prefect of Council for Public Affairs of Church, president of Pontifical Commission for State of Vatican City, president of Administration of Patrimony of Holy See, May 2, 1969. President of Pontifical Council Cor Unum, July 15, 1971. Bishop of title of suburbicarian see of Frascati, December 12, 1974. Resigned presidency, September 4, 1978. Death: Rome, March 9, 1979. Buried, church of SS.ma Trinitα al Monte
Pincio, Rome.Our Lady of the Roses tells us that Cardinal Villot was part of the triumvirate
of evil (Benelli, Casaroli, and Villot) that overthrew Pope Paul VI= s papacy. Furthermore, Our Lady tells us that Cardinal Villot assassinated Pope John Paul I using a poisoned champagne glass:
A We will go back, My child, in history, a short history, and remember well what had happened in Rome to John, Pope John, whose reign lasted 33 days. O My child, it is history now, but it is placed in the book that lists the disasters in mankind. He received the horror and martyrdom by drinking from a glass. It was a champagne glass given to him by a now deceased member of the clergy and the Secretariat of the State [Cardinal Villot]. Our Lady, May 21, 1983. Fr. Jesus Lopez Saez, in his book Se Pedira Cuenta, reports that 30% of Italians are convinced that John Paul I was assassinated (about 15 million people).
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The Archbishop of Sarajevo, Vinko Cardinal Pulgic warns that Islamic nations have flooded Bosnia with aid only for Muslims and the building of many mosques. Catholics are not allowed to build churches.
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Lebanese Government has closed a Christian television station explaining that the station= s anti-Syrian broadcasts were endangering the country= s relations with Syria.
Cardinal Maida of Detroit delivered a homily asking for pro-life political activism so students have been harassing gubernatorial candidate Granholm as she claims to be a practicing Catholic yet supports abortion strongly.
Vatican rips Russian Government for restraints on Catholics= religious freedom after the expulsion of the sixth foreign-born Catholic priest from Russia.
Perth- Reports of a weeping statue of the Virgin Mary have drawn crowds to the home of an Australian Catholic woman. The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, had been in the home of a Rockhampton woman for 8 years before she noticed --on March 19 the feast of St. Joseph--what appeared to be tears flowing from the eyes of the statue. In August when the statue began to give off a strong scent of roses, the owner contacted her parish priest.. Within days, reports of the > weeping statue= had swept across the region. Secular reporters confirmed that a mysterious oily liquid, with a strong rose scent, flowed freely from the statue. Archbishop Hickey of Perth visited the statue and finds the statueA a truly remarkable phenomenon.@ Many people have returned to God.
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