All around us today we see the breathtaking spectacle of liberals believing the most nonsensical lies despite unassailable proofs that they are mistaken. The principle of non-contradiction — which alerts those with functioning intellects that an idea opposed to a known fact cannot be correct — has been obliterated in the minds of these liberals. In its place stands a new analytical tool: we must believe whatever the accepted liberal authorities tell us, even when it contradicts what they said the day before.
Although it seems certain that Hell takes tremendous pleasure whenever liberals accept purely secular inanities, there can be no doubt that the greatest occasions of fiendish mirth arise when ostensibly Catholic leaders attack faithful Catholics for following what the Church has always taught. The following absurd contradictions surely rank among those to which Satan and his minions devote the most effort to propagating among liberal Catholics today:
Unity is Best Achieved by Abandoning the Beliefs and Practices that Unify Us. As Francis made clear with his letter to bishops accompanying Traditionis Custodes, he needs to banish the Traditional Latin Mass to promote unity:
“Upon you I invoke the Spirit of the risen Lord, that he may make you strong and firm in your service to the People of God entrusted to you by the Lord, so that your care and vigilance express communion even in the unity of one, single Rite, in which is preserved the great richness of the Roman liturgical tradition.”
Perhaps this makes sense to those who have no familiarity with Catholicism, although even that is doubtful. What could be a greater reinforcement of Catholic unity than to know that Traditional Catholics all throughout the world would have felt entirely at home at the Traditional Latin Mass you attended this morning, whether it was in a small chapel or magnificent cathedral? Conversely, Novus Ordo Catholics often cannot tolerate the multifarious Masses at their own parish other than the one variety they attend, which is frequently different than any other in the diocese. What about the Novus Ordo Missae can possibly unite them other than bewilderment at how different it can be depending on the celebrant and his supporting cast?
One could name any widely-practiced religion and it would fit within the "accepted" category by Francis and his co-religionists. Is Islam acceptable? Yes! How about Buddhism? Yes! All varieties of Protestantism? Yes, of course! The Catholic Faith believed and practiced by the saints? Never again!
All Religions are Pleasing to God, Except Traditional Catholicism. Think about John Paul II’s Prayer Meeting at Assisi, Francis’s Abrahamic Family House, and all the ecumenical efforts that link these two attempts to place Catholicism on the same level as all other religions. How could we miss the idea that the Conciliar Church wants to convince us that God accepts and approves of all religions? Thus, one could name any widely-practiced religion and it would fit within the "accepted" category by Francis and his co-religionists. Is Islam acceptable? Yes! How about Buddhism? Yes! All varieties of Protestantism? Yes, of course! The Catholic Faith believed and practiced by the saints? Never again!
We Should Not Try to Change the Religious Beliefs of Others, Unless They Believe What the Saints Believed. Based on the Council’s declaration on religious freedom, Dignitatis Humanae, the dignity of every person should guarantee the right of religious freedom:
“The council further declares that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person as this dignity is known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself. This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed and thus it is to become a civil right.”
From this, promoters of Vatican II have derived the idea that we cannot try to impose actual Catholic beliefs on others. One might think that this would also mean that the followers of Vatican II would not insist on tyrannically changing the beliefs of Traditional Catholics. But, as we know from painful experience, the beliefs of the saints is the only set of religious beliefs that are excluded from this idea of universal tolerance.
All Souls Should be Able to Worship According to Their Consciences, Except Traditional Catholics. The Council’s declaration on religious freedom also teaches that, even in Catholic nations (which Vatican II effectively eliminated), non-Catholics should not be discouraged from worshipping in accordance with their religious beliefs. This conflicted with the teachings of the pre-Vatican II popes, but for the sake of argument we can take the new orientation for what it is and apply it to Traditional Catholicism.
Is Traditional Catholicism a religion? Yes. Do Traditional Catholics desire to worship according to the teachings and practices of their religion? Yes. Therefore, we should expect that those who follow this all-important initiative of Vatican II would enthusiastically and unwaveringly support Traditional Catholics in the practice of their religion. Why, then, have Francis and his fellow destroyers engaged in a new, unholy crusade against those who simply want to worship the same way that most of the Council Fathers worshipped?
Is it not the case, though, that Traditional Catholics should be included among those who must be embraced, accepted, accommodated, and listened to? One would think so, but prejudice against Traditional Catholics is not only tolerated but unambiguously promoted by Francis, who has become the world’s most prominent anti-Catholic bigot.
All Prejudice is Abhorrent, Except When it is Directed Against Traditional Catholics. Francis and his collaborators consistently tell us that we must accept all people as they are: we must embrace and accompany them. Indeed, the Synod on Synodality is entirely focused on “enlarging the Catholic tent to accommodate all people” through a process of continual “listening.” Is it not the case, though, that Traditional Catholics should be included among those who must be embraced, accepted, accommodated, and listened to? One would think so, but prejudice against Traditional Catholics is not only tolerated but unambiguously promoted by Francis, who has become the world’s most prominent anti-Catholic bigot.
Vatican II Changed Nothing, but Also Everything. Some liberal Catholics apparently sense that their insistence that everyone should accept Vatican II would be compromised if they told us that Vatican II changed what the Church had always taught. For this reason, liberal Catholics routinely tell us that the Council taught nothing new, even if the “Spirit of Vatican II” has deviated from the Conciliar documents.
And yet the only reason they insist that we follow Vatican II is because they believe that Vatican II changed what the Church has always taught. Otherwise, they would simply cite other Councils or the pre-Vatican II popes when, for instance, they wanted us to pretend that all religions (other than actual Catholicism) are pleasing to God. So they are stuck with endorsing these contradictory positions simultaneously and trying to convince us that we cannot be Catholic without following a Council that either taught nothing new, or else taught things that are incompatible with Catholicism.
We Are Following the Holy Spirit Away from Traditionalism, and This Path is Irreversible. When forced to admit that the Council attempted to change Catholic teaching, liberal Catholics insist that their beliefs and practices differ from what Catholics have always believed and practiced because the Holy Spirit has led them in a new direction. They want us to believe that they are entirely submissive to the Holy Spirit, who they blasphemously say changes His will and commandments according to the times, such that they can contradict what they always were. Somehow, though, these followers of an ever-changing god assert, without the shadow of doubt, that the path they take away from Traditional Catholicism is “irreversible.” But how would they know that their god would not eventually change again, to reverse course?
The liberal Catholics want us to challenge everything about the actual Catholic religion, but we are not permitted to question their numerous contradictions. When we do, they accuse of being uncharitable. As Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany observed in his Liberalism is a Sin, this tactic is necessary to their defense of the indefensible:
“Liberalism never gives battle on a solid ground; it knows too well that in a discussion of principles it must meet with irretrievable defeat. It prefers tactics of recrimination and, under the sting of a just flagellation, whiningly accuses Catholics of a lack of charity in their polemics. This is also the ground which certain Catholics, tainted with Liberalism, are in the habit of taking.” (p. 96)
We are born to fight for Our Lord Jesus Christ. These days, if Francis and his fellow destroyers are not attacking us, we must be failing to fight as we should. Therefore, let us not give up this fight until Our Lord intervenes to decisively relegate these inane contradictions back to Hell.
They cannot rely on rational arguments, so they must rely on manipulative emotional tactics to advance their contradictions. But are any of these contradictions worthy of anything other than denunciation? Fr. A. Roussel expressed the proper response perfectly in his Liberalism & Catholicism:
“These democratic Liberals are similar to those little bugs that come to you in the darkness of the night but disappear when light comes. They fear the honest and loyal exposition of truth and order. The first remedy against ‘Liberal Catholicism’ would be to denounce them, to expose their illusion and the weakness of their conduct. Let us not try to harbor too much hope in converting them, but firstly to impede them by destroying their authority that they have usurped and abused.” (p. 125)
So much of the crisis in the Church, which has facilitated the horror in the world today, has been caused because faithful Catholics wanted to debate the Faith with liberal Catholics. But, in They Have Uncrowned Him, Archbishop Lefebvre elaborated on why any such debates are utterly futile:
“Here is what Cardinal Billot, S.J., says of this: ‘The Liberalism of the liberal Catholics escapes all classification and has only one sole distinctive and characteristic note, that of perfect and absolute incoherence.’ And the Cardinal remarks that the title of ‘liberal Catholic’ is itself a contradiction in terms, an incoherence, since ‘Catholic’ supposes a subjection to the human and divine order of things, while ‘liberal’ means precisely emancipation from this order, a revolt against Our Lord Jesus Christ.” (p. 108)
By their refusal to submit to the “human and divine order of things,” these liberals render themselves incapable of coherent thought. Whether or not they are malicious does not matter tremendously — in either case, we must do our best to denounce their beliefs rather than try to find common ground. And Leo XIII gave us one of the best exhortations to do so:
“To desist or keep silence in the face of such a clamor against the truth, is either a pure weakness or a hesitation in the faith. In both cases, one would greatly dishonor God. The salvation of one’s soul and that of others would be put in grave danger since such an action would be to work for the enemies of the faith, because there is nothing that so encourages the audacity of evildoers, as the weakness of good people. . . . Let us add: Christians are born to fight.” (quoted in Fr. Roussel’s Liberalism & Catholicism, p. 131)
We are born to fight for Our Lord Jesus Christ. These days, if Francis and his fellow destroyers are not attacking us, we must be failing to fight as we should. Therefore, let us not give up this fight until Our Lord intervenes to decisively relegate these inane contradictions back to Hell. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
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