…. threat to the Church today.
NOTE: for more information on the widespread decline in reverence for the Mass, see, this video
…. threat to the Church today.
NOTE: for more information on the widespread decline in reverence for the Mass, see, this video
It’s fairly clear by now that most of the actions of Pope Bergoglio reflect the dreams and aspirations of his New World Order handlers, aka the Masons and Synarchists. In case you missed my first article on Synarchy, this title refers to those members of the cult which is behind the One World Government and the Great Reset, aka the globalist technocrats who momentarily have the world in the palm of their grubby little hands.
Thus with his new Motu Proprio, Bergoglio has shown us that this particular expression of the Holy Sacrifice, the so-called “extraordinary form”, presents a huge obstacle to the New World Order. Now this is quite strange when we think about the numbers and the nature of Latin Mass communities: they are not the most numerous of Catholic parishes since the Latin Mass is not the most common form of Catholic worship. Members are often either younger or much older than would make effective anti-globalist activists but somehow Tradition still poses a threat to the globalists and to their ascent to domination. Why is that?
My previous article on Synarchy mentioned five hallmarks and aims of that sect, as given by Bishop Gruber in his book, Athanasius and the Church of our Time. Those five features of Synarchy are key to understanding its influence on the Church over the last one hundred years and they are evident in the Pope’s new plan for ridding the Church of the Traditional Latin Mass.
This article will look at the Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes, in the light of the marks and stated aims of Synarchy and will examine how the suppression of the Mass leads the Church closer to those goals.
The word “esotericism” derives from the Greek esotéros, meaning “that which is within”, and can have slightly different meanings depending on context, but essentially it indicates the pursuit of “hidden knowledge” or of “the divine” or of the “inner church” that is apparently to be found within each of us.
Esotericism was historically part of Rosicrucianism, Gnosticism and Masonry and these days is closely aligned with the New Age movement. Its popularity underscores the reality that man is made to worship and if the One True God is not being worshipped as He intends, then will arise perverse forms of worship, and the substitution of God of revelation for the chimera of the “god” within.
Esoteric religions often include a series of initiation ceremonies and this is usually portrayed as part of the journey toward “illumination”. As the Church tells us, “Salvation, in this context, coincides with a discovery of the Self.” Enneagram, anyone?
The danger of such an approach is immediately obvious: with no objective truth to guide the gullible soul, she becomes open to every kind of spiritual illness and even to direct demonic influence. [It is no coincidence that Synarchists believe they are guided by the wisdom of highly-evolved and enlightened beings. Some Synarchists literally call this collective guide, “Legion.”.] Under the guise of looking for a deeper or “truer” meaning of Christianity, the soul is led invariably to a distortion or denial of the truth.
Since esotericism is the basis of the Synarchists’ spirituality, every attempt is made by them to reject religious expression that promotes: objective truth; a God Who has definitively revealed Himself along with His moral code; personal sin and the need for Redemption. The Traditional Mass, with its continual focus on sacrifice and the need for atonement, expresses all of this in one inviolable package. Pope Pius XII reminds us that through the Mass and the sacraments, Christ is “constantly atoning for the sins of mankind, constantly consecrating it to God.”
So why should men and women who are capable of finding all they need “within” have any need for a priesthood making ritual atonement for their sins? The Latin Mass is a silver bullet to the Esotericists’ narcissistic spirituality: hence it must be destroyed.
The revolt against the structures of the ChurchSynarchy cannot establish itself without the overturning of all existing structures in society – from governments to the economy down to the family unit. Included in this restructuring is the hierarchy of the Church, and this push to restructure it can be seen in the many calls for the promotion of the laity, particularly women, in the name of “good governance” or even “child protection”. However, that kind of restructuring represents an inversion of the hierarchy given to us by God for the good order of society.
The Mass, and especially the Latin Mass, embodies the hierarchy planned by God: that of a male leader, the Pope, acting as God’s regent and overseeing a male episcopate, which in turn oversees a male priesthood, which offers sacrifice on behalf of all the people with the assistance of male laymen. Without the example of the hierarchy willed by God as evident in the Latin Mass, men and women are seduced into joining the disordered, humanistic hierarchy being promoted by the New World Order – the “hierarchy of the equal”, where ambitious women jostle for power with men, where the ill-equipped are routinely promoted based solely on quotas and politics rather than on merit, and where children – inexperienced by definition – are encouraged to give advice to adults.
Even the traditional design of a Catholic church’s sanctuary was meant to point to God’s hierarchy, as well as to underscore belief in the Real Presence and the sacrificial nature of the Mass. When the Novus Ordo Missae dispensed with the high altar, replacing it with a Protestant-like table to be presided over by a priest who faced the congregation, the Church’s hierarchical structure was reoriented. An equalisation appeared to have taken place: the priesthood – and therefore Christ Himself – was de-elevated to the same status as the laity. Women began to buzz around the altar, “helping” Father in a shameful parody of a kitchen with too many cooks. In this way, the faithful were given the erroneous idea that the Mass is nothing more than a community meal. The well-documented decline in the Real Presence among Catholics worldwide shows that the adoption of tables in Novus Ordo parishes has assisted with this heresy no end.
In his book, The Catholic Sanctuary, Michael Davies quotes Msgr. Gamber who succinctly drew the connection between belief in the Real Presence and the traditional sanctuary, as used in the traditional Latin Mass:
“A real change in the contemporary perception of the purpose of the Mass and the Eucharist will occur only when the table altars are removed and the Mass is again celebrated at the high Altar; when the purpose of the Mass is seen again as an act of Adoration and glorification of God and of offering thanks for His blessings, for our salvation and for the promise of heavenly life to come, and as the mystical reenactment of the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross.”Msgr Klaus Gamber
So by contrast, rejecting the use of the High Altar by abolishing the Old Mass, will ensure that the true nature and purpose of the Mass will, for the most part, remain obscured. This suits the Synarchists and Modernists and their focus on works, their abhorrence of the supernatural, and their hatred of God’s hierarchy.
One of the greatest areas of concern to Synarchists is the Catholic Church’s claim to being the True Ark, outside of which there is no salvation.
While ecumania is widespread throughout most parts of the Post-Conciliar Church, eg here, here and here, it is almost non-existent within Traditionalist circles. The idea of a lowest-common-denominator Christianity is simply incompatible with the idea of an exclusive Church with exclusive sacraments available only to properly initiated and disposed members. Similarly, the practice of honouring Protestant or even non-Christian leaders with the same respect as should be shown to Catholic clerics does not occur in traditional parishes. By suppressing or eliminating Latin Mass parishes, Synarchists can further dilute Catholicism through the expansion of ecumenism.
True Catholics know – and the world also believes – that our worship is central to our Faith. Ask any outsider to describe Catholicism and they are sure to mention the Mass. Show an atheist images of various forms of worship from a multitude of religions and they are sure to identify a Mass as belonging to Catholics – in fact, they just might convert when they witness a Latin Mass.
Progressives may find some utility in grabbing a Catholic or Christian motif, such as a dove or praying hands, to include in their propaganda campaigns, but since the Latin Mass forms a complete and inviolable unit, it must be either desacralised or discarded by them. The Post-Conciliar Modernists have all but succeeded in desacralising the Mass, both through the Novus Ordo itself and especially through its widespread abuses, but they have never been able to destroy the Old Mass. Even if there was no supernatural power behind the Mass, the integrity of the Latin Mass’ ritual would still pose a threat to the Synarchists who have set out to form a One-World religion by dismantling all the others.
It is a common strategy of evil-minded reformers to insinuate themselves into an institution and empty its words and doctrines of meaning, in order to reshape it according to their own ends. This is exactly the tactic that has been employed by the Synarchist proponents of The Great Reset, since the start of the manufactured COVID crisis. They have changed our lexicon to redefine “health” and “safety”, “charity” and the “common good” to push for a reshaping not only of our economic and governmental structures, but also of our social ones. In fact, they have made no attempt at hiding their desire for a global engineered society, presented in the guise of a more human and just world. At the same time, we have seen a rewriting of history that elevates politically correct actors and reduces truly heroic and virtuous figures to dust.
This has a close parallel with movements seen within the Church over the last century, the currents of which made their way into the Second Vatican Council and have since become part of the post-conciliar narrative, as exemplified by Bergoglio’s papacy. This includes the fabrication that the Church ignored the poor until the 1960’s; that She exists only to keep the masses in servitude, that the directives handed on to us by the Magisterium are the product of “clericalism” and not of God. Here again we have seen “charity” redefined to mean silence in the face of immorality, and a secular form of “humanism” has replaced our former struggle toward holiness.
The journey towards a “new humanism” is in total accord with the precepts of evolution, and was promulgated by the heretics Teilhard de Chardin, Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac and Jacques Maritain.
It is linked to the idea of esotericism, as man is encouraged to look within himself for the source of revelation in order to construct the “new humanity” which will, according to its proponents, (finally) worship God in spirit and in truth.
Synarchists, (and as Pope Leo XIII reminds us, Naturalists and Freemasons) reject the idea of Original Sin, so their vision of the cosmos, according to intellects deceived by sin, is that man is naturally good and becomes corrupted by earthly influences. They abhor the Latin Mass because as a ritual, it is so obviously theocentric; they prefer something anthropocentric and vaguely “spiritual”, something mystical but aimed at their selfish pursuit of hidden knowledge.
This “New Humanism” with its “New Christ” – the God who lowered HImself to our level in order to help us remain there, has no need for tradition. And as Fr Richard Cipolla wrote, it is the Mass that is at the very heart of our tradition.
” … central to the act of faith is not a written creed. It is the worship of the God who loved us so much that he sent his Son to die for us on the cross for our sins and who rose again on the third day to make life everlasting life possible for us.”
This notion offends the Modernist spirit, with its roots in the Existentialist philosophy of continuous development, novelty and change. As Fr Bourmaud explains, for the Modernist, tradition is not conservatism but is “reference” and “creativity.” Some Modernists go so far as to say that attachment to what they see as the mere “externals” of the traditional Mass is a form of idolatry.
Seen in this light, the Mass of the Ages makes a mockery of the New Humanism since it shows forth the unchanging nature of God and His relationship to us. It is like the Creation story opposed to the fable of evolution, the “ex nihilo” compared to the laborious ascent from slime to humanity. And the Mass is splendour and beauty and truth for all men, regardless of wealth, social standing, even morality – as all may attend the Mass and are encouraged to do so.
The preceding has shown that every major tenet of Synarchy involves a rejection and inversion of some truth handed onto us from Jesus Christ and that the Mass of Pius V instead substantiates those truths.
If Modernism is the synthesis of all heresies, then Synarchy is the synthesis of all heresies AND the synthesis of every effort to deny objective reality. Those Luciferian devotees teach that gender is fluid and may be changed: God through His right worship shows us that men and women are different and immutable, equal in dignity but not in purpose, part of a hierarchical structure that exists for the good of society.
Synarchy teaches that God is found within, whereas the Mass teaches that God’s Truth must come to us from without, by observation and by formal teaching, but also shows us that paradoxically He can exist within us through our consumption of transubstantiated Bread, and can impart to us a supernatural gift each time we receive Holy Communion.
The technocrats try to tell us that only with their help, their ideas and their expertise can the world be transformed into a Utopia where all men are equal and where injustice is stamped out by a rod of iron and a jackboot. The Mass shows us that an earthly Utopia is impossible as all men are sinners and will continue to sin until the end of the world, but more than that: the Mass gives us a foretaste of heaven, our true home and it is this reality that shows most clearly the folly of their schemes and plans – the earthly paradise they offer pales into comparison with everlasting peace and happiness, with the eternal bliss of the next life, with that astounding life of perfect friendship with God and His saints that awaits the faithful in heaven.
They fear the Mass, for the way it catechises the faithful as well as those without faith, for its consonance with the truth, and above all, because of the intrinsic power of the Mass itself. As St Peter Julian Eymard tells us (emphasis added)
“…the altar is now the perpetual triumph and glory of our Saviour’s love. The Mass is the perfect adoration of God by the Sovereign Priest, Jesus Christ; the infinite thanksgiving expressed by the Divine Lamb. All the graces of the Redemption flow from this mystical cross...”St Peter Julian Eymard, “The Holy Eucharist”
Do we fully understand that? All the graces of the Redemption.
That is why the Masons, Modernists and Synarchists hate the Mass and that is why it had to be stopped. And that is precisely why they will never achieve their goal.
There was a time when the average Catholic in the pews could be forgiven for not knowing the provenance of the New Mass – that its chief architect was an Ecclesiastical Freemason by the name of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini. For those of us brought up on a diet of quasi-universalism, the “New Springtime” and popular apparitions such as Medjugorje, there was no other Mass than the Novus Ordo and “Tradition” meant nothing more than a dim memory of Grandma having fish on Fridays.
Those days of naivety passed away, however, as knowledge of Bugnini’s secret affiliation and of the extent of the devastation Paul VI’s revolution became mainstream. (Well, almost. There are some who maintain that there is no evidence while also admitting that Bugnini may have been something worse than a Mason – I’ll leave it to the reader to speculate as to what something worse could be. That infamous scene from Windswept House springs to mind.)
The fruits of Vatican II have been revealed in all their awful reality – if not before the “pandemic” then certainly since the Mass was first suppressed more than a year ago due to COVID restrictions.
The Novus Ordo was a failure, Vatican II was a disaster and the logical hermeneutic of continuity exists not in the context of novelty, but of Tradition.
These facts explain the gut-wrenching reaction experienced by so many in response to the pope’s Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes. Yes, the same pope who hates formality, scorns “clericalism” and always seeks to “accompany” people “in their concrete circumstances” (at least when it comes to immorality) has used his unique position to abolish the Latin Mass, deliberately ignoring the “concrete circumstances” of the largest remaining cohort of believing, practising Catholics and also greatly insulting the Holy Trinity.
Some have already attempted to play down the consequences of the Motu Proprio – the Rorate Caeli article, while a bold attempt at legalistically applying Traditionis, is in my opinion, only grasping at straws. The Pope knows exactly what he wants to achieve and will take all steps necessary to see that his wishes are carried out. This pontiff who despises legalism and the constraints of dogma will not be so lax when it comes to suppressing the Mass of the ages and the thriving parishes around which they revolve. As Professor Brian McCall says, the law is always to be interpreted “according to the mind of the legislator”. This means our own pious desires don’t have a leg to stand on against a man like Francis.
Francis, while claiming to be imitating the act of his predecessor, Pope Pius V, who abolished any form of the Mass that was less than two hundred years old is performing a diabolical version of that act. If he really was to imitate Pius V by his pronouncement, it is the Novus Ordo that would be abolished as it is less than a hundred years old and was impiously designed, as noted above.
It seems clear that very little wiggle-room is to be given to those diocesan priests who run Latin Mass parishes: unless they have a sympathetic bishop – which are few and far between – they will have to look for new premises in which to offer Mass. Those bi-rite priests, who may be at the first steps on the path of Tradition will need to be very strong in order to resist the approaching “Oath of Allegiance” to Vatican II. I suspect that some will now go “full-trad” when they realise the malice underlying the pope’s plans.
I do also wonder if there is another stage – waiting perhaps for a future, unworthy pope – in which the Novus Ordo will be reformed so as to make it invalid. A little tweaking of the words of consecration, perhaps, to which the newly-conscripted “loyal” priests will be forced to adhere.
In any case, this present insult to God will not remain unpunished: as we saw almost directly after the flagrant violation of the First Commandment during the Amazon Synod, God’s justice can be swift. The global “pandemic” which saw millions of faithful denied access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the sacraments followed immediately after Francis’ Pachamama worship was nothing other than a consequence of the hierarchy’s idolatry, in accordance with God’s promises made in Scripture (eg 2 Chronicles 21.) With the Great Reset technocrats already predicting a global cyber attack, it is not beyond imagining that this will be the next “plague” to strike the earth.
Many have made the connection between Fatima and Our Lady of Mt Carmel, on whose feast day the pope released his Motu Proprio. There are quite a few connections, in fact: for example, during the Miracle of the Sun, the little seers saw Our lady clothed in the habit of Carmel, reminding us of the importance of wearing the brown Scapular. It is surely no coincidence that the 104th anniversary of that miracle was celebrated only a few days prior to the release of the Motu Proprio.
We must not lose hope, no matter what happens next. The prophet Elias for whom the Carmelites are named, is said to have had a vision of a foot in the raincloud that ended the great drought God had sent on the land. Tradition tells us that this foot belonged to Our Lady – the Woman through Whom God would incarnate His only Son. In our own time, we know that God is preparing for another great intervention: when Our Lady crushes the head of the serpent through her glorious Triumph.