New ACBC head has Modernist form

It is with great regret that I inform you, dear readers, that the new head of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will be none other than Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth. Archbishop Costelloe is no stranger to these pages, of course. His dedication to corruption, Modernism and COVID jabs is second to none, and it is fitting that he plans to take advice on his new role from the former president and fellow progressive, Archbishop Coleridge.

The ACBC’s media blog reported Costelloe’s glowing remarks about Coleridge:

“It was Archbishop Coleridge who guided our response beyond the Royal Commission, represented the Church in Australia at the global summit on sexual abuse and steered the bishops through a pandemic and a host of other challenges. Archbishop Coleridge has been a calm and considered leader locally and in the global Church and will be a trusted adviser for me in this new role.”

Sounds like the Australian Church has a bright (illuminated?) future ahead of it.

Costelloe also noted that the Church, of which he is a Prince and for whose members he was ordained in order to “preach, teach and sanctify”, still has a few things going for it – none of which, unfortunately, are spiritual benefits. He said:

“The Church in this country is an immense contributor to our society, through our parishes, our schools, our hospital and aged care, our social services and countless other ministries. As we continue to contemplate how we live out the Gospel in this age, including through the Plenary Council, I look forward to working with my brother bishops and the People of God to carry forward Christ’s mission.”

So, just another CEO of just another NGO, implementing the SDG’s of the UN and WEF. If that isn’t enough TLA’s (Three-Letter-Acronyms) for you, then here’s another:

IHS. It represents the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world, Who was crucified and died for our sins that we may have eternal life.

May the same Lord Jesus Christ restore His Church and replace His Holy Name on the lips of all lost shepherds – those who seem to have forgotten the role for which they are so handsomely paid and for which the price of betrayal is eternal damnation.

This book proves Bugnini was a Freemason!

And Baggio, too, for that matter.

And a couple of others who have not been identified. What a treasure this is: finally we know that evidence of Bugnini’s Masonic membership exists, albeit lying in a dusty vault somewhere under the Vatican.

A priest by the name of Fr Charles Murr has just released a book which documents an investigation into ecclesiastical Freemasonry begun under Pope Paul VI. That’s right, Paul who was by no means a model Pope, had the fortitude to at least start the investigation. But unfortunately, as the books relates, he did not have the stomach to carry through the report’s findings.

Pope John Paul I also read the report but mysteriously died before he could take any action. The report then passed to John Paul II, who simply ignored it. Not very saintly of him, was it?

One wonders about the implications of the hierarchy confronting the fact that the Novus Ordo was created by a Mason. What does that say about the new Mass? What does it say about Traditiones Custodes? (Not what we say – which barely passes muster in polite conversation – but could we one day see a ceremonious tossing of an official Church document into an elegant Italian garbage bin?)

Would we see a very hasty evaporation of the ghastly Spirit of Vatican II as prelate after prelate tries to distance himself from the novelties imposed upon the Church by a Freemason?

No wonder the report has never been released. It would simply create a huge headache for the Church the intensity of which would make the abuse scandals pale into insignificance.

So until the report is opened by some unfortunate prelate, it will gather dust along with the so-called Red Dossier, Benedict XVI’s report into the sexual, moral and financial scandals in the Vatican. Both documents are no doubt mouldering in the archives somewhere near the real Third Secret of Fatima and the first drafts of the McCarrick Report.

But do read Fr Murr’s book, if you have the chance. If nothing else, it is a reminder that there has always been and will always be good men in Rome.

Want your bishop’s attention? Try setting him alight

Frustrated Catholics of the Syro-Malabar rite have taken their Vatican II-endorsed rights as laypersons to new heights by setting alight effigies of their prelates. Their actions are the latest attempt to hold on to their favoured orientation of priests during the Sacred Liturgy, with some resorting to hunger-strikes in order to have their voices heard.

The pre-combustion effigies of Cardinals Sandri and Alencherry.

The Syro-Malabar rite is based in Kerala, in India and is one of the churches that sprang from the evangelisation of the apostle St Thomas. Today it includes millions of Catholics all over the world. The Church is in full communion with Rome, although burning effigies may not be the most effective way of demonstrating that.

The Syro-Malabar liturgy, like the Latin rite, had always been celebrated ad orientem – priest facing east, away from the people – but after Vatican II, some Syro-Malabar priests began to offer the Holy Qurbana, the Syro-Malabar title for the Mass, facing the people (versus populum).

The fabulous unbrellas of the Syro-Malabar Church.

In 1986, Pope John Paul II visited Kerala and attempted to reestablish the traditional orientation of the priest during the Holy Qurbana, but individual priests continued to offer the liturgy according to their own preference. This led to years of discussions until a compromise was finally reached in 1999: the Liturgy of the Word would be offered versus populum, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist was to be offered ad orientem.

Ad orientem Holy Qurbana plus Cranmer table.

The strangest fact in all of this is that priests and laity who want the Mass offered versus populum believe that this is an historic part of the Latin church – it is regarded by many as “Latinization”. In other words, they don’t realise that the “tradition” of Mass facing the people is only sixty years old!

By contrast, those who accept that at least part of the liturgy should be celebrated ad orientem see this as uniquely Oriental.

Last year, the Pope was asked to intervene, after which he wrote to the entire Church asking for the compromise solution to be implemented by Easter Sunday 2022. One wonders why the Pope is so indulgent with the Eastern Church when he is so rigid with the traditional Western Mass? Could it have something to do with the poor catechetical standards of the majority of Syro-Malabar Catholics and the relatively high standards of catechesis of traditional Catholics?

The situation flared up in March when some members of the laity set fire to effigies of the prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, and the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, Cardinal George Alencherry.

Cardinal Sandri took the opportunity to push the “synodality”, the Vatican’s flavour of the month, saying: “The Apostolic See understands that some have difficulty in following the synodal decisions, but exhorts all to avoid activism and protests using non-ecclesial and non-Christian methods such as hunger strike usque ad mortem [until death].”

So take a leaf from the Kerala Catholics’ book, if you are sick of sending petitions and emails to your bishop without getting a response. Although he has most likely been playing Nero while his diocese figuratively burns, seeing his own effigy go up in smoke just might catch his attention.

A traditional chronology of events preceding the Second Coming

The following is taken from the book, Trial, Tribulation and Triumph, by Desmond A. Birch, and draws only on Scripture, the saints and the early Church Fathers for its conclusions. In other words, the author doesn’t rely on any contemporary ‘private revelations’ in his book.

Many of you would have come across – or have been sent links by avid grandmothers with lots of time and little discernment – alternate timelines from modern day ‘prophets.’ (This might sound a bit harsh, but really, ladies! You are the matriarchs of your families and need to set a better example. You can’t believe everything you find on the ‘net, you know!) As far as these hypothetical timelines coincide with traditional ones, they can be cautiously accepted. But if they don’t line up with traditional concepts, then they should be rejected.

Note than when the book was written in 1996, the ‘Minor Chastisement’ was seen by the author as a conditional event of the future. Now, 26 years later, there is little doubt that we are on the threshold of that chastisement, and there is practically no doubt that it can be avoided.

A Hypothetical Chronological Table of events prophesied to preceed the Parousia

…they come from various sources. Some are official teachings of the Church, things which one must absolutely believe as a Catholic. Others are those which are part of the traditional teaching of the Church – but which are not absolutely binding in Faith. Next come those which comprise the majority opinion of the Fathers, Doctors and theologians of the Church, but about which there are some Fathers who disagree. Finally there are items which come strictly from private Catholic prophecy from Church-approved sources.

  1. Those which are binding in Faith as presented in bold, italicized print.
  2. Those which are part of the traditional teachings of the Church – but which are not absolutely binding in faith are presented in bold print.
  3. Those about which there is a heavy preponderance of teaching among the Fathers and Doctors are presented in simple italicized print.
  4. Those which present private prophecy from Church-approved sources are presented in plain type.

The Minor Chastisement

At some time in the future, the corrupt faithless age we live in now will come to an end either through repentance (immediately followed by an age of peace) – or there will be a chastisement.

  • …the Latin Church will be terribly afflicted by heresy and schism. This is prophesied to be primarily caused by a false intellectualism, which intellectualism presents itself in the form of ‘senseless questions and elaborate arguments’ attacking the traditional teachings of the Church.
  • The chastising elements will come in two forms (a) Man-made and (b) Heaven sent.
  • Civil wars break out in France and Italy at almost the same time.
  • This will spread to general wars, and famine and pestilence (the usual by-products of war)
  • Earthquakes, tidal waves, floods and all other sorts of ‘natural’ disasters will occur.
  • Somewhere in all of those, an army composed of Russian troops invades Western Europe just when everyone thinks this impossible.
  • England will suffer a terrible civil war which starts after the French and Italians have gone into theirs.
  • The Pope will flee Rome in the company of several other cardinals and go into hiding, be found, and cruelly murdered.
  • A man who will subsequently by known as a great saint will ultimately be elected pope near the end of the Chastisement. He will be heavily responsible for the French acceptance of a king to be their military and civil leader.
  • The Great King will lead his forces (against terrible odds) and finally defeat these Russian and Prussian forces.
  • Somewhere near the end of the Chastisement, God sends the Three Days Darkness.
  • the Three Days Darkness probably occur sometime after the final and total victory over the Russians and Moslems.

The Age of Peace

  • According to the prophecies, through a historically unique series of events there will be a complete restoration of Christian Culture in the West.
  • The Great King will be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the reigning Pope.
  • The Great King will establish peace and justice in divil matters on almost a worldwide basis. The former disciplines of the Church are fully restored and order is re-established.
  • The Pope calls an Ecumenical Council which will be viewed as the greatest in the history of the Church. the world is spiritually and materially prosperous as never before and many Jews, Mohammedans, heathens and heretics will enter the Church.
  • Extended prosperity causes people to begin to grow lax in the practice of their Faith.
  • Wars and bad economic times break out again after some period of time during which the faithful fall into laxity.
  • Ten kings divide up the boundaries of a Roman Empire which had been established.

The Major Chastisement – the Tribulation of Antichrist

  • The Gospel must be preached in the whole world (Matt. 24, 14; Mark 13, 10), even though many will not accept its message (Luke 18, 8)
  • Before Christ’s Second Coming there will be a great apostasy or religious defection (Matt 24, 10-12; Luke 18, 8; Thess 2, 3; 2 Tim 3, 1-9) and the Antichrist will appear (2 Thess 2, 3-12; 1 John 2, 18, 22; 2 John 7)
  • The last (Roman) Empire, which has been divided up into ten ‘kingdoms’ is dismantled by a great (and evil) military and political leader. Three of the ten kingdoms will not go along with this. they are crushed. See – Rev 13, Dan 7, 8. [See also St Jerome’s commentary on Book of Daniel that Antichrist will kill the three kings that ‘do not bow to him.’]
  • The ‘False Prophet’ arrives – the Precursor of the Antichrist. He will ‘ape’ the role that St John the Baptist played in preparing the people for the arrival of the Messiah.
  • All of this prepares the way for the coming of the Antichrist. He begins his rise to power at about the age of 30. After he seizes total power he begins his three and one half year bestial persecution of the Church.
  • During this time, the two witnesses (Enoch and Elias) who have never died but have been maintained in Paradise return to the presence of men to preach to the people against Antichrist. Elias preaches primarily to the Jews and Enoch primarily to the Gentiles. It is the arrival of these two witnesses which foreshadows the foretold conversion of the Jews to Christianity.
  • Antichrist finally kills them by his own hand in Jerusalem and their bodies lie in the street by his command for 3 1/2 days, at the end of which a voice from heaven is heard by everyone present which commands the two witnesses to arise, and to the surprise and stark terror of the onlookers, they do.
  • The Jews as a nation will convert after the full number of the Gentiles enter the Church (Rom 11)
  • Antichrist, stung again by this latest heavenly miracle, tries to restore his prestige with the Jews by simulating Christ’s ascension from Mt Olivet, and St Michael casts him down screaming to his death. (St Thomas Aquinas and other Doctors teach this.)

The Four Last Things

  • After the death of Antichrist, a short period of time of unknown duration is given to the remaining inhabitants of the earth to repent and accept Our Lord and the message of His Gospel.
  • There will be a physical transformation of the universe (Matt 24:29; Mark 13: 24; Luke 21:25) and the world will be purified by fire in the first general conflagration (1 Pet 3: 5-7; 1 Cor 3:13) Then only will the Son of Man appear in heaven (Matt 24:30; Mark 13:26; Luke 13:27)
  • Then comes the end of the world and the Four Last Things: Death, the Last Judgement, Heaven, Hell.

In brief:

  • MINOR CHASTISEMENT: natural disasters; Russia invades Western Europe; civil wars in Britain, Italy and France; a holy Pope; a Great Monarch; 3 Days Darkness.
  • ERA OF PEACE: a new Holy Roman Empire with Emperor; restoration of Christian culture (Social reign of Christ); an Ecumenical Council
  • MAJOR CHASTISEMENT: Gospel preached to the whole world; Great Apostasy; False Prophet; Antichrist; unprecedented persecution; Enoch and Elias; death of Antichrist
  • FINAL JUDGEMENT: Second Coming; transformation of the universe.

“The first gay pope”?

In January, the liberal Vatican news outlet, La Croix International, ran an article with the startling title, “The First Gay Pope”. The story was written by Robert Mickens and carried the subtitle, “The real reasons why Pope Francis is pushing Catholics to become more welcoming and less judgmental of gays and lesbians”.

Mickens justified his title by reminding readers that former US President, Bill Clinton, has been called, “the first black president”, despite the obvious fact that he is not black. Mickens goes onto explain that the title had been applied to Clinton, not because of his many initiatives aimed at helping African-Americans, but because he had been pre-judged – like a Black person would have been – over the immoral incident with Monica Lewinsky.

Thus, according to Mickens, Pope Francis could be called the ‘first gay pope’, not because he has changed the Church’s teaching on homosexuality but, rather, because of his “style” in dealing with homosexuals. As Mickens says, ” … he has — in a real sense — changed everything in terms of attitude and ethos, just by his own personal approach to gay people.” (Emphasis added)

The author then goes on to remind readers that when Bergoglio made the rhetorical question, “Who am I to judge?”, he was speaking of the case of a gay cleric, contrasting the example of the ordained sodomite with that of a “gay lobby” which is said to be one of the factions present within the Vatican. That cleric, Monsignor Battista Ricca is a good example of Bergoglio’s policy of loving the sinner and, well, kind of tolerating the sin.

Mickens ends with the veiled suggestion that this gay-friendly pope may one day be succeeded by an openly gay one, while also referencing the alleged behaviour of at least a couple of twentieth-century popes:

The United States’ “first Black president” was eventually succeeded in the White House by a real African-American. The Church, on the other hand, has been led at times — even in relatively recent history — by popes who would surely be considered homosexuals by today’s understanding of the term. But none of them ever dared to say the things the “first gay pope” has been saying these past several years. He still has a way’s to go, but many LGBTQ+ Catholics are ready to accompany him on the journey.

Robert Mickens

Now, I don’t know about you, but I would feel uncomfortable calling the pope “gay” – and I don’t even particularly like this pope. (Mickens is something of a fan – if not of Francis personally, then at least of his liberalism). Remember the fuss Paul VI made when he was accused of being a sodomite by a gay Freemason? He asked the entire Church of Italy for a day of prayer and reparation.

But there has been no such response from Bergoglio. Makes one wonder. Recall that he also didn’t personally refute claims that he doesn’t believe in hell or said that unrepentant atheists can go to heaven.

By the way, the kind of thing Mickens retweets and shares on his Twitter feed is shown below.

If I were Pope and were also a Catholic, I would be most offended if a liberal from La Croix wrote an article calling me gay. But that’s probably just the abundance of my heart speaking: ” … and a rigid man out of the rigid treasure bringeth forth that which is rigid….” (with apologies to St Luke)

Perth Bishop momentarily acts like a bishop (then has a change of heart)

Readers have no doubt heard about an incident that occurred recently in Perth, when a police officer interrupted Mass to check the parishioners’ mask compliance. One local newspaper described how, in response to a tipoff from a member of the public, police raided the church during Mass to check if there was anyone on the premises without a mask.

From a parishioner’s Facebook post: “… a policeman allowed himself in, strutting up the aisle demanding correct mask behaviour and checking exemptions. Where have we seen this behaviour before in history?”

What is noteworthy about this incident from our perspective is the response by Archbishop Costelloe, a prelate who is no stranger to the pages of this site (see also here). His initial press release reads:

Now, apart from that bit about “collaborating with the government”, this almost sounds like what a bishop should be about: “condemning in the strongest possible terms this impingement upon the free practice of the Catholic faith” and likewise condemning the “disruption of the Celebration of the Eucharist for any reason”.

Of course, a priest must never interrupt a Mass once it has begun – unless he is a Cardinal with an incoming call from a cranky pontiff. Then disrupting the Mass is A-OK.

One could almost believe that a fragment of Costelloe’s spine survived the consecration process. (Catholic folklore suggests that a priest’s spine is removed on the day he is made Bishop.)

However – and you just knew there was going to be a ‘however’ – this rather strongly worded (and frankly, CATHOLIC) statement was quickly followed by a more politically-sensitive one. Thus:

As you can see, the condemnation “in the strongest possible terms” has been reframed as being something merely “regrettable.” That’s like a Category Five cyclone being downgraded to a low pressure system. Thus in Perth at least, a police raid on a Catholic church during Mass is …. barely an inconvenience.

Photo Essay: Anything goes – except the Latin Mass.

You can desecrate a church with pro-abortion blasphemy ….
You can lounge around on the altar DURING MASS with an iPhone ….
…. you can promote the mental illness of transgenderism, referring to men as “women”…. (yes, this is a PRIEST)
… you can dance barefoot in front of a Tabernacle on a masonic-tiled floor ….
You can appear before the Pope practically naked …..
You can tell Catholics that it’s okay to be a Freemason …
…you can sell out to a country that slaughtered thousands of Catholics in the past & continues to persecute them today ..
… but the Mass of Sts Maximilian Kolbe and St Pio …..
Sts Pius V and Pius X ….
Is the most serious ….
…. urgent …..
…. and dangerous …..

…. threat to the Church today.

NOTE: for more information on the widespread decline in reverence for the Mass, see, this video

More cringeworthy Synodality from the ACBC

Australia’s Catholic Bishops Conference must have decided that the patronising non-Catholic gibberish it inflicted on us for the Plenary Council wasn’t enough – still too many Catholics actually attending Mass, perhaps? No, apparently we need even more condescending advice, even more irrelevant talking points, all embellished with that infantile logo which has found its unfortunate way onto the promotional materials for Bergoglio’s “Synod on Synods.”

You all know what I think about that logo.

The more imaginative among you may see Van Gogh’s haystacks being blown around by the Holy Ghost as a disenfranchised crowd (from “the margins”, no doubt) turns its back on the Sun of Righteousness.

But I see a tiny, defenceless child being sucked from its mother’s womb, in order to make a toxic gene serum for the world’s fearful, clueless citizens who were encouraged by their fearful, clueless bishops.

Either way, the whole thing is a farce.

Who can actually repeat that title with a straight face? A “Synod on Synods”, indeed! It is like something straight from Lewis Carol.

We don’t see issuing from St Peter’s a (sorely-needed) “Catechism on Catechisms”, do we? Should the Holy Father compose a “Litany of Litanies”? Or should he offer a whole mass of Masses (Latin, of course!)?

Now, to be fair, John XXIII did effectively achieve an anathema on anathemas. And until recent times, the Church was known for Her tradition of tradition. But that was all in the dim, dark, unenlightened past. Now we have the Modern Methods.

We have scientific instructions that explain the way in which we should conduct our conversations, our dialogue. From the ACBC:

Speakers work in a clockwise direction. The facilitator may nominate someone to
start, then participants can share one after the other.
• Everyone speaks for two to three minutes about what happened during their
reflection time.
• Begin with the phrase: “In my reflection today…”

It is a brave participant who would dare to move in an anti-clockwise direction.

Survivors enter the Second Round, where a different phrase is used:

This round will be shorter than the first. Speaking order is clockwise, as before.
• Everyone speaks for one to two minutes.
• This is an opportunity to answer questions like:
• What consoled me or struck me as I listened to my companions?
• What did I hear? What did I feel? What was the Spirit saying to me/us?
• Was I especially touched by a particular sharing?
• Begin with the phrase, “In the group I heard…and it left me feeling…”

Dear Lord. What was the Spirit saying??

That the bishops need to be accountable to all those Catholics who are now out of work because they refused the vex? I could imagine the Holy Ghost saying that.

Or that He backed Pius V all the way when that good man announced the fate of anyone who tried to do away with the Traditional Mass?

Just ask Paul VI; he learned a bit about God’s wrath and it wasn’t very pleasant.

Consequences? [Source here.]

I know I’ve gotten off track but it is embarrassing to read what those highly-paid Catholic bureaucrats come up with when they’re working on their favourite mess: reimagining the Church.

“Discernment”, cringey prayers, cringey graphics and cringey sharing-groups from triple-jabbed ecumaniacs. Do they realise how irrelevant they are? We are over it.

Oh. There’s one more thing the Spirit might say if anyone concerned about their credibility was ever to listen to Him: if you must engage in a heterodox Modernist talkfest, then at least make the effort to get the name of your own country right.

JPII and his Christ-less Decalogue

My previous article looked at a few secularists who have taken it upon themselves to create a new code of ethics for mankind, meant to replace the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai more than three thousand years ago. It also mentioned one of the current Pontiff’s flights into fantasy when he rewrote the Commandments for a group of adoring fans in Rome.

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, were of course, intended by God to be binding for all time. They are engraved into our hearts and are the guide by which we are meant to “know, love and serve God in this life” in order to one day be happy with Him in heaven.

While “Decalogue” literally means “ten words” – without any reference to their divine origin – the dictionary meaning always specifies The Ten Commandments as recorded in the book of Exodus. No dictionary I consulted listed any meaning other than that used by Christians. Thus, the name doesn’t apply to any old list of ten principles.

So it was with some surprise that I came across yet another novel “Decalogue” created with input from modern-day Pope: none other than John Paul II, who co-authored a “Decalogue of Assisi for Peace” in 2002. (This link will take you to the Vatican website, so you know it’s legit.)

Seeing the word “Assisi” always raises a red flag for traditionally-minded Catholics. That series of meetings with leaders from other faiths, held first by JPII then Benedict, was notorious for its open-slather ecumania and for the utter disdain shown by the reigning pope for his distinguished predecessors who warned of the dangers inherent in such an approach.

There were many incidents during the Assisi meetings that caused great scandal among believers, but perhaps nothing was worse than seeing a statue of Buddha being placed atop the tabernacle in St Peter Church at Assisi. (Images courtesy TFP except where otherwise cited.)

A small Buddha was placed on the Tabernacle at Assisi in 1986.
JPII reached out to some very committed heretics.
JPII & the Dalai Lama’s representative in 2001
(Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Benedict continued the craze. This is from 2011.
A close-up of the Buddha statue.

The Assisi “Decalogue”, like the secular versions already mentioned on this site, focuses on achieving peace on earth. However, as Christians we know that an earthly Utopia is impossible without the entire world acknowledging the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ as Lord and King. In JPII’s ecumenical “decalogue”, references to Jesus Christ are not just thin on the ground, they are entirely absent.

So while the sentiments sound nice, (what sane person doesn’t want peace on earth, for crying out loud?) the entire project was obviously a complete waste of time. How is that “culture of dialogue” working out for you, Vatican II?

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Perhaps the entire Modernist project will be abandoned when our prelates realise that the directives laid down by God are the best ones: the best for our souls and the best for the world.

But then, that assumes that the men who are driving the demolition of the Church are acting in good faith. And, given the Church’s widespread capitulation to the State, the attacks on the traditional liturgy, and a Pachamama-worshipping Pontiff, that is something one very much doubts.

Commandments for the Age of Aquarius

“New Commandments for a New Age” – it’s a craze that is sweeping the post-tradition landscape and everyone from the Technocrats to the Pope is coming up with their own novel rules for life.

In this article, I reported on the Pope’s “Nine Commandments” as presented to the World Movement of Populist Movements; they are suspiciously reminiscent of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Pharmaceutical companies should make patents for COVID “vaccines” freely available (SDG #3)
  • International credit institutions should cancel debt. (SDG #1 and #10)
  • Big resource corporations should stop polluting and stop destroying habitats. (SDG #7, 9, 13)
  • Food corporations should end monopolies and provide inexpensive food. (SDG #2)
  • Powerful nations should rely on global entities such as the UN for mediating conflict. (SDG #17)
  • Big tech corporations should censor “hate speech, fake news and conspiracy theories.” (SDG #11)
  • Arms manufacturers and dealers should completely stop arms production. (SDG #16)
  • Media corporations should provide digital education for the poor. (SDG #4)
  • The media should report in a moral fashion and protect those who are “most damaged.” (SDG #5)

But isn’t only Pope Francis who feels compelled to create a new set of Commandments to suit his Modernist agenda; the idea has been around in globalist circles for decades. Take the Earth Charter group for example. This was the brainchild of, among others, former Soviet chief Mikhail Gorbachev: a text of sixteen “commandments” was released in 1997 after years of discussion about how the world was to “develop sustainably.” Some influential names among the creators of the charter will no doubt be familiar to readers of this site, eg Steven Rockefeller and the Jesuit Liberation theologian Leonardo Boff.

Incidentally, the 1992 Rio Summit, which laid the groundwork for the Earth Charter “commandments”, led to the development of another set of modern-day “commandments” – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As mentioned above, Pope Francis’ new “commandments’ bear an uncanny resemblance to the SDG’s.

In 2001, the creators of the Earth Charter “commandments” went a step further and commissioned a sacrilegious version of the Ark of the Covenant, called the Ark of Hope. This humanist Ark was designed to hold the Earth Charter as well as something called the Temenos books, which are “a collection of prayers and affirmations for Earth.” Presumedly, the Temenos books are the equivalent of Sacred Scripture for the adherents of Gaia worship.

The Ark of Hope arriving in New York City in 2002.

Of special interest to those of us in Australia is the 2005 endorsement of the Earth Charter by the Federal government. At the time, the Senate stated that it:

  • Recognizes and supports the Earth Charter as an important civil society contribution to our understanding of sustainable development and the ethics and principles needed to promote a more just, sustainable and peaceful world;
  • Encourages the use of the Earth Charter by Federal and state educational authorities during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

There has been no such endorsement of the Decalogue, however, with the government still struggling to present legislation that would provide consistent protections for religious freedom.

One of the most worrying aspects of all of these new codes of “ethics” is their focus on depopulation. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals may not specifically mention a population target but their focus on “universal access to sexual and reproductive health” is a well-known code for “kill all the babies.”

One wonders how seriously the Australian government intends to take the Earth Charter’s commitment to zero population growth and by what means that would be achieved.

The idea of rewriting God’s Commandments seems to have been a popular one around the turn of last century. In 1999, Klaus Schwab told Forbes magazine that he wanted to educate the world with a new set of ten commandments – “ethical guidelines that would guide everyone in getting along.”

Researchers at the World Economic Forum revisited the topic in 2017, when, ignoring the fact that the Decalogue came straight from the hands of God, they remarked that man has always attempted to create his own code of ethics. The writers opine that these “man-made” codes always have internal inconsistencies and suggest that the world needs a “new code of ethics for a Brave New World.”

Of course, their dream is to see an internationally binding set of rules: it seems lost on them that you can’t get more global than the Commandments set down by the Creator of all mankind.

No survey of secular Commandments would be complete without a look at the intriguing and highly disturbing Georgia Guidestones. These were erected in Georgia, USA, in 1979 and echo the environmentally-friendly sentiments of the globalists.

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

The site where they stand has become a popular haunt (pun intended) of occultists; the Stones’ commandments were even given a hearty endorsement by Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon, of Imagine fame.

So what are we to make of all these attempts at rewriting God’s Commandments? Not much, except to say that it is a sign of the times; references to the Imago Dei are notably absent in all of the Modern “commandments.”

According to the globalist doctrine, man is reduced to a mere economic factor in the totalitarian formula of stakeholder capitalism. And it should come as no surprise to faithful Catholics to see the current Vicar of Globalism at the forefront of those efforts to concoct New Commandments for the New World Order.