Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Masonic Cardinal Bemoans Justifiable Criticism of His Masonic Attitudes and Advocates Dialog With Freemasonry

Edit: , while Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi calls for dialog with Freemasonry, Pope Francis has recently insisted that there can be no dialog with the devil.  In a recent statement for Il Timone, reported by Rorate Caeli, Ravasi laments that there are "integralists" in the Church who lay the charge of Freemasonry against various churchmen. It's understandable that he'd say this, at least out of self-interest, for he himself is no stranger to endorsing masonic, occultic ideas in his own public practice, as he did in Argentina when he worshiped the goddess Pachama in November of 2014 under the auspices of his masonic, "Court of Gentiles" initiative, which he began under Pope Benedict, initially.  Is it really necessary to just ask?

As this prelate disparages faithful Catholics for being scandalized by his masonic postures, more importantly, he's insulted God by offering adulation for notorious and unrepentant sinners.  Surely, he has more love for masonic commandments than God's.

An interesting citation from the Credo Sanctum blog on the nature of Freemasonry, the current Pope and Vatican II:

This reputation will put access to our doctrines into the midst of the young clergy, as well as deeply into the monasteries. In a few years, by the force of things, this young clergy will have overrun all the functions; they will form the sovereign’s council, they will be called to choose a Pontiff who should reign. And this Pontiff, like most of his contemporaries, will be necessarily more or less imbued with the Italian and humanitarian principles that we are going to begin to put into circulation.
 Until the Catholic hierarchy starts to sort prelates like this out in a very real and meaningful way, both apodictically and apophatically, the desolation of Catholic institutions and the great confusion of peoples will continue.  Father Ray Blake seems to have some ideas.  Now THIS is dialog:

To those who deny the existence of God, and assert that the world is self-existing, and that all things in it occur by chance, and not by the providence of God, Anathema!

Deacon: To those who say that God is not spirit, but flesh; or that He is not just, merciful, wise and all-knowing, and utter similar blasphemies, Anathema! To those who dare to say that the Son of God and also the Holy Spirit are not one in essence and of equal honor with the Father, and confess that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not one God, Anathema!
To those who foolishly say that the coming of the Son of God into the world in the flesh, and His voluntary passion, death, and resurrection were not necessary for our salvation and the cleansing of sins, Anathema!
To those who reject the grace of redemption preached by the Gospel as the only means of our justification before God, Anathema!
To those who dare to say that the all-pure Virgin Mary was not virgin before giving birth, during birth-giving, and after her child-birth, Anathema!
To those who do not believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the prophets and apostles, and by them taught us the true way to eternal salvation, and confirmed this by miracles, and now dwells in the hearts of all true and faithful Christians, and teaches them in all truth, Anathema!
To those who reject the immortality of the soul, the end of time, the future judgement, and eternal reward for virtue and condemnation for sin, Anathema! To those who reject all the holy mysteries held by the Church of Christ, Anathema!
To those who reject the Councils of the holy fathers and their traditions, which are agreeable to divine revelation and kept piously by the Orthodox Church, Anathema!
To those who mock and profane the holy images and relics which the holy Church receives as revelations of God's work and of those pleasing to Him, to inspire their beholders with piety, and to arouse them to follow these examples; and to those who say that they are idols, Anathema!
To those who dare to say and teach that our Lord Jesus Christ did not descend to earth, but only seemed to; or that He did not descend to the earth and become incarnate only once, but many times, and who likewise deny that the true Wisdom of the Father is His only-begotten Son, Anathema!
To the followers of the occult, spiritualists, wizards, and all who do not believe in the one God, but honor the demons; or who do not humbly give their lives over to God, but strive to learn the future through sorcery, Anathema!
Image: stolen  from Christopher Schaefer.


Anonymous said...

Notice, Catholic friends, that the campaign to "baptize" Masonry (condemned 14 times by the solemn Magisterium of the Church) is speeding up: the rector of Vienna's St. Stephen's cathedral and his friendship with Masons (liberals always begin with a superficially benign moniker such as friendship and collaboration in charitable pursuits to later attack full force the Catholic Faith); the French bishops in their newspaper asking for the lifting of the excommunication of masons; now this oh-so-friendly (except towards the Catholic 'integralists" he maligns) Cardinal Ravasi towards the sworn and persistent enemies and haters of all things Catholic: the Masons. The mask is coming off from the devils who occupy our church---but the see-no-evil Modernists and quasi-Modernists will no doubt accuse us of lack of charity, of not being with the times, of being "integrists" (for these traitors something worse than matricide). What a blasphemous joke the institutional occupied church has become! Archimago

Liam Ronan said...

And they sneered at Malachi Martin (R.I.P.)!

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Anonymous said...

The pitiful heretic "Ben" pronounces on the sanity of those who hold to the True Faith despite the perfidy of the likes of him, as the poor soul has no argument---the usual liberal escape route of ad hominem attacks to cloud issues they cannot address. How charming! I am reminded of an insightful public commentator who observed that liberalism is a form of mental illness; so it is not unusual for the mad to ascribe insanity to others. Erasmus

Anonymous said...

Ned, why didn't you use this time the little Latin you learned in Apostasy Seminary as you, so creatively, did before? After all, ageing hippies like you probably have quite a bit in common with mangy dogs---no offense to the dear canines, our friends, intended. RC

Nicolas Bellord said...

Whilst on the Continent Freemasonry has a very anti-clerical tradition it is sometimes regarded as fairly harmless in the UK so there are ambivalent attitudes to it. However it is a secret society whose membership in the UK has included many members of the judiciary and the police force and whether harmless or not it is obviously wrong in being secret and thereby giving rise to all sorts of concerns. One notable incident was the Chief Constable of Kent meeting a notorious criminal Noye, who had killed a policeman, and trying a masonic handshake on the Chief Constable presumably in the erroneous idea that he would be a fellow mason and thereby receive favourable treatment!

Anonymous said...

Exorcism 101: Do not speak to the demon.
One other point: How many times was the great Saint Athanasius excommunicated and/or exiled?