Friday, October 28, 2011

Assisi III: Desolating Sacrilege

I am mad. More than mad, fuming. So, we were supposed to not get upset about Assisi III? We were supposed to trust that the indiscretions of Assisi I and Assisi II under John Paul "the Great" would not be repeated at Assisi III because Pope Benedict was more circumspect and would not go in for anything questionable? Well, we went ahead cautiously and extended Benedict the benefit of the doubt...and......then.......we get this ABOMINATION: prayer to the pagan deity Olokun inside the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi!

 
This is WRONG. I shouldn't even have to explain why this is wrong. But sadly, some pop apologists will probably come trotting out explaining why this "really isn't problematic" if you just "understand" it the right way. I don't know what's more sad - the pagan worship, or some Catholics defense of it. This is just wrong, and if you can't see why this is wrong, then I don't know what to say to you. It makes me sick to even think of arguing about this. It is just plain wrong.

I just this week got done with a long study of the Old Testament prophets (just today I was going through Hosea and Joel); I've said this before and I'll say it a million times - nobody who has really read and dug into the Old Testament should in anyway be in the dark about how God feels about pagan worship - especially in His consecrated temples! Jerusalem was destroyed for this sort of thing. That's what the whole Book of Ezekiel is about, for crying out loud! It's just as I finished weeks of reading passages about how pagan worship is corruptive, how hateful it is to God, how when His people flirt around with other religions it is tantamount to spiritual adultery - how whole kingdoms and populations were striken by God and carried off into captivity in punishment for these sorts of sins. And then I come online and see THIS DESOLATING SACRILEGE!

It reminds me of this passage from Hosea:

"With you is my contention, O priest. You shall stumble by day, the prophet also shall stumble with you by night; and I will destroy your mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children...I will change their glory into shame...And it shall be like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways, and requite them for their deeds. They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the harlot, but not multiply; because they have forsaken the LORD to cherish harlotry....My people inquire of a thing of wood, and their staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the harlot. They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and make offerings upon the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good" (Hos. 4:4-13).

How hateful is it to God when His priests lead people astray by providing for such scandalous behavior, such abomination as pagan worship in a Christian Church that is canonically for the celebration of the Mass! How hateful it is to God when our pastors lead us into a spirit of idolatry. It is certain that, if we forget the law of God, He will enter into judgment with us, and especially with His priests. I accuse no pastor or priest specifically; I don't know what Benedict knew or didn't, but somebody set this up, and whoever did should be canned permanently.

But here is what I really want to know: You Catholics who apologize for and defend the pope no matter what he does, who make excuse after excuse for these Vatican gaffes, will you make apology for this? Will you step forward and defend this abomination? What excuse will you offer? What twisted conciliar document or statement of Aquinas taken out of context will you bring forward in a feeble attempt to make pagan worship in a Christian Church look acceptable? What say you? Will anyone dare to defend this? Any Catholic who defends this has, in my opinion, simply lost touch with who God is, what God demands of us, and how offensive pagan worship truly is to Him, especially when it is done in His sacred precincts, defiling our altars and insulting the memory of St. Francis who was willing to undergo a trial by fire in order to prove the TRUTH of our religion and the FALSITY of others.

Pray. Do penance. Preach the truth. This nonsense has to stop. Every time I think I can reconcile myself with the post-conciliar state of the Church - every time I think "You know, I don't have to be a Traditionalist Catholic; just plain Catholic is good enough for me!" - every time I think that, something like this goes and happens and reminds me why I consider myself a Traditionalist.

This is not the Faith of our Fathers. I didn't go through a life of agnosticism and make the burdensome detour into and out of Pentecostal Protestantism and into the Catholic Church to be greeted with THIS. St. Francis, pray for us!

And Elijah said to them: "Take the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape." And when they had taken them, Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kidron and killed them there (1 Kings 18:40).

But wait, Elijah - they were sincere!

7 comments:

De Rien said...

There has to be some kind of chastisement coming. There has to be, right?

Anonymous said...

Boniface,

I'm very very very very relieved our local parish simply ignores this type of tripe. Hey kiddies, remember what happened to the baal worshippers in the OT? Remember the Jerusalem Council of the NT??????? In view of this
http://rencesvals.blogspot.com/
and this
from the Sydney Anglican perspective
http://sydneyanglicans.net/news/newsreview/get_set_for_gay_november
(A pressing issue in australia)
I think we all know what's around the corner. Though no man knows the day or hour, not even the Son (but only the Father) we are given ample signposts along the way to keep us informed. Chastizement anybody?

These ridiculous antics (sadly, far below the dignity that B16 should show, and Orthodoxy he should be championing, are unbecoming to say the least to the Apex and Fullness of the Faith. Nonetheless, with Europe and the UK caught irredeemably in the mire of post Christian paganism, I am not surprised.

Blessings,

Sarah.

scotju said...

Boniface, this guy is a Juju priest. If yo think that juju sounds like voodoo, you're right. Voodoo is a branch of Juju. It is one of the most depraved occult religions in the world, and for the Pope to allow this heathen any mike time is outragous.
If anyone wishes to be fully informed about what Juju really is, I recommend that they procure a copy of Isaiah Oke's "Blood Secrets". Oke is a former Juju priest, and what he tells the reader about juju will make the blood drain from your face.

Anonymous said...

Scotju

Your comment is timely; only this week past, a news story on www.abc.net.au (radio) highlighted a rising phenomenon in Uganda; that of the taking of children for sacraficial rights. the journalist stated that even three years ago, this was virtually unknown, but over the last three years or so, it has exploded (along with parent occult rites) in populairity right across the region. ABC.net.au also carried a story covering international child trafficking, especially into the UK, for African/Afro Caribian occult rites to do with mutilation, blood and sacrifice. Juju isn't 'innocent hippy hug the trees deism or harmless (though there is no such thing) 'white witchcraft'; this sort of thing is far far more malevolent than that. Be awake people!! Be awake, and simply listen. If this sort of thing is making it into the mainstream news in Australia, its not a mere fringe topic. US readers, I would recommend utilizing the www.abc.net.au website for news (it is not in any way afiliated with ABC America) as you'll find out much more of what is truly going on globally than either PBS or fox news will give you.

Blessings,

Sarah,
Australia.

Alan Aversa said...

The chastisement is already here; it's called >50 million children dismembered in their mothers' wombs since the '70s. It certainly is becoming more manifest.

Anonymous said...

Boniface and Readers,

I would constrain all of you to research the plight of African albinos. It is absolutely heartbreaking!! this type of hideous practice is the grizzly truth that lies at the heart of many local African animist and synchratic belief systems in Africa.(and I dare say in South America and Asia also).

http://www.myspace.com/salifkeitamusic/blog/489610922

The truth is, the Apex and Fulness of the Faith brings life and (where practiced in keeping with orthodox Church teaching) should guarantee safety to the one in one thousand Africans who live with albinism, plus the untold numbers of children who at present wind up as sources of sacrifice in JUJU and its cohor faith systems. if this is not bad enough, such practitioners teach that HIV?AIDS can be cured by taking a virgin girl - one of the key resons why this disease is so rife in Sub Saharan Africa. Albinos, women, children, the Faith of Christ will keep them safe (if not adulterated with distructive introduced elements from, for instance, Juju. Catholic priests and bishops on the Continent should be puting these concerns front and centre, actively working to reach these groups with the safety (quite literal if the Church works properly) and salvation of the 'wiow and orphan'.

A few more pertinent links;

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Current-Affairs/Security-Watch-Archive/Detail/?lng=en&id=110488

and

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7523796.stm

And this on the HIV/Aids issue

http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/april/virgin.htm

and this from the BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6076758.stm

Both these issues have aired in Australia this year; its still going on!

This is chilling and repugnant to all who call themselves compassionate or civilized.

If B16 had done a little more homework, or if the organizes of Assissi III had done so, they would be championing these issues and the precious souls so fouly abused and worse, rather than championing the likes of this sort of thing. How far off the track of God's word and truth does the Church have to travel before it eventually comes to its senses?

Liberals, if you think I am being a little too harsh here, go tell it to an albino living in fear of their lives in Africa, or a young girl raped due to prevalent occult/witchdoctor assertions that their violation will provide the cure for someone's HIV. Go tell it to the families, the communities, the hardworking African Catholic Priests and men & women religious who are pushing the barrow uphill daily on this one, struggling to effect godly transformation one agonizing footstep at a time.

Alan Aversa said...

That maybe have been worst, but look at the best: Picture 1 & Picture 2 (source).