Saturday, May 20, 2006
INTERESTING BITS OF INFORMATION FROM THE MAY 2006 "THE CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT"
In a segment on "Papal liturgies under review", a brief article about Archbishop Piero Marini, who has been the Papal Liturgist since 1987:
Archbishop Marini became involved in liturgical affairs as a young priest, serving as personal secretary to the late Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, a principal architect of liturgical changes in the wake of Vatican II.
I didn't know till last night that Marini was associated with Bugnini.
The article indicates that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has critized Marini's liturgies in the past, and that Benedict is "more demanding than his predecessor in watching plans for liturgical celebrations at the Vatican." Marini is quoted as saying "With John Paul II I had a bit more freedom..."
Uhm, yeah, that's one way of putting it!
Then there is the news brief titled "Anti-Christian campaign denounced: A 'Wave of Hatred'" which is Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina's plea for the world to recognize and to "respond with 'noble firmness' to the 'dominant and shameless' wave of hatred against Jesus Christ and the Church that he says has spread across the world." He is quoted further as saying:
We are not talking about isolated incidents"...but rather a series of simultaneous events that bear the "markings of a conspiracy."
An archbishop says there is a conspiracy??
Perhaps he didn't check with those solid American Catholics who think conspiracy theories are just foolish imaginings of fevered brains.
The article continues:
The archbishop mentioned several examples of attacks on Christianity, such as a recent issue ofRolling Stone magazine in which a famous rapper appeared wearing a crown of thorns; a short movie on Christmas in which Jesus and Santa Claus were in a fistfight; obscene cartoons about Jesus in a French newspaper, and the logo of a popular Swedish brans of jeans depicting a skull with an inverted cross. "More than 200,000 pairs of the jeans have been sold, and the designer has said his intention was to speak out against Christianity," the archbishop stated.
Other examples cited by Archbishop Aguer included the "infamous fables of The Da Vinci Code, which will gain new strength with the upcoming release of the film," and the so-called Gospel of Judas, a Gnostic writing that was rejected by St. Irenaeus in the year 180.
It's hard to overlook the fact that all of this is taking place at the very time when the Church is at Her weakest point thanks to the sexual abuse scandal. And it's hard to forget that comment in the book THE HELL-FIRE CLUBS by Geoffrey Ashe that "The Hell-Fire Club arose...at a juncture where more people than hitherto were looking upon the Church as discredited, and fair game."
That Hell-Fire Club is a prelude to Aleister Crowley's activities, which are a prelude to contemporary chaos magick activities that use the Cthulhu mythos.
There's a conspiracy afoot, alright, and its leadership resides in hell. The human conspirators are having a field day with Catholics right now. Hang on, it promises to be a bumpy ride with friendly fire all along the route.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!