13 March: Ecumenical Scandal In Vatican – An Urgent Call To Reparation!editor
Once again The Fatima Center’s Rapid Response Team has been mobilized to defend the Faith and make reparation for the latest planned sacrilege scheduled to take place within the very heart of the Catholic Church.
The Vatican is allowing an unprecedented ecumenical prayer service scheduled for March 13, 2017 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, where members of the Anglican church will have a prayer service at the altar of the Chair of St. Peter (symbolic of his primacy and universal jurisdiction). March 13 is the anniversary of Pope Francis’ election as the Successor of St. Peter – yet the Anglican church (the Church of England) was established for the express purpose of usurping papal authority.
Such “ecumenical gatherings” are forbidden and condemned by the constant teaching of the Church because these events expose Catholics to false doctrine and practice, and also imply to non-Catholic participants that there is no need to convert to the one true Church for salvation.
The dogma, extra Ecclesiam nulla salus – “outside the Church there is no salvation” is firmly rooted in the teaching of Holy Scripture, the unanimous agreement of the Church Fathers, the ancient Creeds, and the infallible definitions of Councils and Popes.
Our Fatima Center team will be defending the Faith, distributing our newest leaflet – Ecumenical Madness: Anglican “Vespers” at the Vatican – while doing atonement for this latest and most offensive yet of assaults against Christ’s true Church, coming from within the very heart of the Church.
Please keep our staff members in your prayers and more important, please plan to pray extra Rosaries and Hail Marys in reparation for this planned desecration. Source
- Mar. 8 – Ecumenical Madness: Anglican “Vespers” at the Vatican
- Mar. 8 – Una follia Ecumenica: “Vespri” Anglicani nella Basilica di San Pietro! – opuscolo (Italian Translation)
Stay tuned for our on-site reports from our Fatima Center Rapid Response Team.
Chronology of Videos
Distribution of “Ecumenical Madness” leaflet in Rome – Rapid Response Team
Why Catholics are not protesting this Desecration
Coming Desecration of St Peter’s Basilica
Catholic Truth received the following email on the above scandal today, with a suggestion for reparation, which we recommend to all our bloggers and readers…
Dear Reverend Fathers and friends,
Tomorrow evening, Choral Evensong (Anglican Evening Prayer) will be sung in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome by an Anglican choir. Recent occurrences of ‘Common Prayer’ between the Holy Father and those belonging to heretic communions have taken place in Lund and recently in the Anglican congregation in Rome. We have seen disturbing images of Justin Welby co-blessing a congregation along with the Holy Father and Bishops of the Church being symbolically sent forth in pairs with Anglican ‘bishops.’ This time, the false ecumenism and joint prayer, the kind of which has been denounced by the Popes, is to take place in the very panting heart of Rome.
As an act of reparation and for the conversion of all of mankind to the one true faith, I would like to invite you to pray Vespers (Catholic Evening Prayer) in your homes tomorrow evening at a time that is convenient. If Vespers is very new to you, perhaps you could pray the Rosary instead.
Feel free to use a familiar form or click this link that will take you to Vespers tomorrow which is in an easy to follow format.
Click this link and then click Vesperae. The English will be on the right half of the screen.
O God, who guidest that which is gone astray, and gatherest that which is scattered, and keepest that which is gathered together; we beseech thee, mercifully pour forth upon the Christian people the grace of Thy unity; that they may reject the spirit of dissension and unite themselves to the true Shepherd of Thy Church, and may thus be enabled to serve Thee worthily. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. (Roman Missal)
Indulgence of 3 years. A plenary indulgence under the usual conditions if recited devoutly every day for a month.(S.P.Ap.,Nov 22 19 34), The Raccolta.
In Jesus,Mary and Joseph,
A Teacher, Glasgow
Nothing surprises me now about this man. Maybe he’ll make an announcement that Pope Benedict is now definitely retired and that Justin and Pope Francis are going to do a double act. Or they’ll maybe make some announcement that there going to twin Episcopalian with Catholicism. It’s a cert that this man is going to come up with a big announcement soon probably something along the lines of — Well you know what we’re actually all Jock Tampson’s Bairnes —
That’s utterly disgraceful. I can’t believe it. As we’ve said before on this blog, things are moving very fast indeed now. To think that there is to be an Anglican service at the altar of the Chair of St. Peter (symbolic of his primacy and universal jurisdiction) tomorrow, given that the C of E was set up in opposition to the papal office, makes this scandal beyond the pale.
We surely ought to make reparation, whether a Catholic vespers or rosary – but this really calls for as many acts of reparation as possible.
My ‘like’ means I like that fact that you put the article on! I don’t like the article! Francis seems to be gathering steam. His little heretical sayings are becoming more and more frequent, as are his doings. He is trying to brainwash us! He is good at it too. Straight out of Marx/Engels. Oh Lord! When will it all end?
The tragic irony of it all is that Anglican clergy are not even clergy, they’re laymen in clerical clothes. Pope Leo XIII made perfectly clear that Anglican orders are invalid. So the Archbishop of Canterbury is in fact just the archlayman of Canterbury as far as the Church is concerned. He is no more a priest or prelate before God than any of us.
What is to take place in St. Peter’s on March 13 is a sin against the Catholic Faith, a mortal sin. It is an implicit denial of the infallible dogma ‘outside the Church no salvation’. It offends against divinely revealed truth and against charity, since it confirms those separated from the Church in their errors.
It seems Pope Francis has succumbed to the great “branch theory” error, which is to say a very clever ruse that we are all really members of the same Church because we are all baptised Christians, so we should overlook our doctrinal differences and concentrate instead on what unites us. The Popes have always condemned this proposition as heresy.
Now let us see how Modernism has made the truth into a lie by turning “religious tolerance” into “religious freedom”.
In his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium,, Pope Francis, in keeping with conciliar teaching on Religious Liberty, writes: “The Synod Fathers spoke of the importance of respect for religious freedom, viewed as a fundamental human right. This includes “the freedom to choose the religion which one judges to be true and to manifest one’s beliefs in public.”
Contrarily, in his Encyclical Quanta Cura of 1864, Pope Pius IX writes: “…they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our predecessor, Gregory XVI, an insanity, viz., that “liberty of conscience and worship is each man’s personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed in every rightly constituted society”…But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching liberty of perdition…”
Again, from Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium: “Commitment to ecumenism responds to the prayer of the Lord Jesus that “they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).”
Yet, in his 1928 Encyclical Mortalium Animos, Pope Pius XI declares: “When there is question of fostering unity among Christians, it is easy for many to be misled by the apparent excellence of the object to be achieved. Is it not right, they ask, is it not the obvious duty of all who invoke the name of Christ to refrain from mutual reproaches and at last to be united in charity? Dare anyone say that he loves Christ and yet not strive with all his might to accomplish the desire of Him who asked His Father that His disciples might be “one”? (John 17:21)… If only all Christians were “one,” it is contended, then they might do so much more to drive out the plague of irreligion which, with its insidious and far-reaching advance, is threatening to sap the strength of the Gospel. In reality, however, these fair and alluring words cloak a most grave error, subversive of the foundations of the Catholic religion…”
And from Gregory XVI’s Encyclical Mirari Vos: “…With the admonition of the Apostle that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph. 4:5), may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself who said “He that is not with me, is against me” (Luke 11:23), and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and entire…This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to the absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. “But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error,” as Augustine was wont to say…”
Now, propositions condemned and proscribed by Pius IX in his Syllabus of Errors
“Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.” Allocution Maxima Quidem, June 9, 1862; Damnatio Multiplices Inter, June 10, 1851.
“Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation.” Encyclical Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846.
“Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ.” Encyclical Quanto Conficiamur, August 10, 1863.
“Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church.” Encyclical Noscitis, December 8, 1849.
Other testimonies crying out against this Modernist ecumenism:
“One must neither pray nor sing psalms with those who are cut off from the communion of the Church, whether clergy or layman: let him be excommunicated” (Council of Carthage).
“We decree that those who give credence to the teachings of heretics, as well as those who receive, defend, or patronise them, are excommunicated… If anyone refuses to avoid such accomplices after they have been ostracized by the Church, let them also be excommunicated” (IV Lateran Council).
“No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics” (Council of Laodicea).
“I will not pray with you, nor shall you pray with me; neither will I say ‘Amen’ to your prayers, nor shall you to mine” (St. Margaret Clitherow).
“These men are Protestants; they are heretics. Have nothing to do with them! (St. Anthony Mary Claret – The Modern Apostles).
“It is not lawful to go to the Protestant Church” (St. John Rigby).
“St. Anthony the Abbot would not speak to a heretic, except to exhort him to the true faith; and he drove all heretics from his mountain, calling them venomous serpents.” (St. Athanasius on the life of St. Anthony the Hermit).
“It is not permitted at all for the faithful to assist in any active manner at or to have any part in the worship of non-Catholics.” (1917 Code of Canon Law – Canon 1258).
“How does a Catholic sin against faith? A Catholic sins against Faith by Apostasy, heresy, indifferentism and by taking part in non-Catholic worship.” (Catechism of the Council of Trent, Catechism of Pope St. Pius X and The Baltimore Catechism).
And now a reminder from Pope Pius XII of the tragedy we face today in the Church:
“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith in her liturgy, her theology and her soul…I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past. A day will come when the civilised world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.” (Mgr. Roche, Pie XII Devant L’Histoire, p. 52-53).
Even in the fog of post-conciliar modernist madness, this teaching on the invalidity of Anglican ordinations has been upheld definitively:-
“With regard to those truths connected to revelation by historical necessity and which are to be held definitively, but are not able to be declared as divinely revealed, the following examples can be given: the legitimacy of the election of the Supreme Pontiff or of the celebration of an ecumenical council, the canonizations of saints (dogmatic facts), the declaration of Pope Leo XIII in the Apostolic Letter Apostolicae Curae on the invalidity of Anglican ordinations …”
(from the CDF doctrinal commentary on Ad Tuendam Fidem, 1998 signed by (then) Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) https://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDFADTU.HTM
More power to the Fatima Network for holding these ‘rapid responses’ to these scandals.
continue to pray for Pope Francis and the Church! Now more than ever!
Pray the lovely prayer to St. Joseph for the Church!,
St Joseph who protected Jesus from the danger of death. The prayer to protect his Church from the power of darkness and strengthen it in every trial To give it courage in the struggle against evil and keep it free from sin and error!
Strange, Kathleen, but you posted that exhortation on the very day I was beginning a novena to St Joseph at the request of someone facing great personal strife in the weeks ahead. No such thing as coincidence, they say, so maybe you would remember that person in your prayers.
A total scandal. I really did not know what to choose in the voting poll on the website – blasphemy and sacrilege are so closely intertwined, but this is a total, total scandal – that’s for sure.
God forgive Pope Francis for the damage he is doing to the Church.
I was once in a debate concerning ecumenism with a priest of Opus Dei, a supposedly ‘orthodox’ Catholic group. In fact, they slavishly obey the whim of the Roman Pontiff and try to put a conservative spin on it. However, I digress. I said that previous Popes and Councils etc., condemned ecumenism, and I quoted similar documents to Athanasius. The priest however, stated that encyclicals, i.e. Qui Pluribus, Quanta Cura and Mortalium Animos, were not infallible documents. I always thought that encyclicals were teaching documents that reinstated the churches infallible and eternal magisterium. Can someone clarify this?
Papal Encyclical Letters can vary in their authority, but never in their fidelity to the deposit of faith handed down. In the case of the Encyclicals condemning and proscribing ecumenism they can certainly be considered infallible since they highlight and condemn for the universal Church an error dangerous to the purity of the faith. What the Popes said in those Encyclicals is confirmed formally by Councils, saints and the various Papal Syllabi all the way back to St. John the Evangelist, who forbid interaction with anyone who preached a perverted Gospel. I think the liberals would have a very hard time arguing that the Encyclicals in question do not represent infalible magisterial teaching.
On the flip side, it can be argued that the documents from Vatican II approving ecumenism are not infallible. That’s why they cannot and do not reference pre-Vatican II teaching in support of the new orientation.
Rod Pead’s very interesting publications …please spread the word.
I Googled to see if I could find a live broadcast of the Anglican Vespers in Rome but couldn’t find anything except this report from the Anglican Centre in Rome. http://www.anglicancentreinrome.org/Groups/286774/Anglican_Centre_in/News/Evensong_at_St/Evensong_at_St.aspx
St Michael, Archangel, pray for us!
I’ve just visited the Vatican.va website to see if there is anything posted there, but, surprisingly, no mention of the Anglican Vespers scandal.
This, however, made me laugh – so much that I didn’t get past the introductory paragraph…
Yes, the introduction paragraph is pretty hilarious in a tragic sort of way. But I found the second paragraph to be more poignant: You couldn’t make this stuff up!
“The past year of France’s pontificate has given us unforgettable moments and important teachings such as the historic embrace with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, his silent prayer in Auschwitz, the canonization of Mother Teresa, his ecumenical journey to Lund to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the publishing of his Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”, to name but a few.”
Unforgettable indeed! It will take the Church a long, long time to recover from those last two ‘achievements’ of Pope Francis.
Yes, indeed, Athanasius,
How anyone could consider anything on that list, especially, as you say, the last two “achievements” of Pope Francis as anything but disastrous, beats me.
Future historians of the Church will be burning the midnight oil in disbelief as they peruse these scandal-ridden post-Vatican II years, trying to make sense of it all.
I’d say these depraved prelates would probably consider Judas’ betrayal of Our Lord an achievement, as well.
You have a point. How long before we have a Feast Day for St Judas Iscariot? On April 1st?
Strictly rhetorical questions!
I found this report on the Aleteia website
Pope Francis did not attend, so maybe he has some sort of Catholic sense hidden deep in his soul, after all.
That’s interesting – if a tad puzzling – that the Pope did not attend this scandalous event. It’s – arguably at least – on a par with his participation in the Lutheran reformation anniversary celebrations, so I wonder if there has been a diary clash or some other such mundane explanation for his absence at the Anglican Vespers – can’t, surely be, “some sort of Catholic sense hidden deep in his soul” as you suggest. Oops! It’s Lent and I’m really trying hard to be more charitable… That was a slip. Oops!
Chris Ferrara on the Anglican Desecration of the Vatican, March 13th, 2017. Amongst things that he says – are ecumenical atrocities and liturgical pageant.
It is indeed Lent, all the more reason for acts of reparation and praying the Rosary. Heaven help my knees, meantime.
Here’s Mr. Ferrara’s new article where he elaborates on the same subject: http://www.fatimaperspectives.com/ef/perspective967.asp
I have to wonder why he and his fellow traditionalist apologists keep asking why these scandals and sacrileges are happening, repeatedly quoting the same Papal encyclicals to disprove the false facade of ecumenism, etc.
There is only one answer as to why, and that is that the Catholic Church, according to Freemasonry, must be submerged into a “one world religion,” and therefore must acquire an entirely new, false, humanistic identity. Ecumenism is merely the process, and the preliminary phase, of that objective.
Now let’s get a “Rapid Response Team” going on THAT subject, Fatima Center!
This from the Fatima website…
The Annihilation of Nations
by Joanna Swords
March 13, 2017
Anyone who knows something about Fatima generally has heard the dire warning given by Our Lady, of what would happen if Her requests were not heeded. The final punishment that would incur is the annihilation of nations.
Many assume this annihilation will be literal — that is, whole nations being wiped off the face of the earth — and they are likely correct. However, some Fatima experts, including Father Gruner, spoke of a second form that this annihilation Our Lady spoke of could also take — that is, a spiritual annihilation.
A spiritual annihilation would be whole nations losing the Faith — the only true Faith — the Catholic Faith. We have often heard that all of the punishments Our Lady prophesied have taken place except this final one, the annihilation of nations. And we at The Fatima Center have often spoken of the need to heed Our Lady’s requests before this horrible punishment takes place.
That reference, by default, has to be referring to the physical annihilation because the spiritual one is already well underway. We recently visited one country that fell victim to the spiritual annihilation centuries ago — a sort of precursor to what was to come — Sweden. As you may recall, the Pope went there this past October to “commemorate” the very monster responsible for the spiritual annihilation of that country and the loss of so many souls.
Today, March 13th, I believe the spiritual annihilation of some so-called Catholic nations is well underway and we witnessed this today. While the heretical Anglicans were inside the very heart of Catholicism — St. Peter’s Basilica — our small group of traditional Catholics were making reparation by having a procession with the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima statue while praying the Rosary.
While the Anglicans were greeted with open arms by the Pope, we were confronted with the stern unwelcoming faces of the Italian police, and stopped after entering St. Peter’s Square with the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima while praying the Rosary.
We were asked where the permission was granted for us to have this procession — never mind that it is Heaven that grants this permission; that means nothing to them. The attitude and posture of the police was not only unfriendly, but one of the two police officers was gearing up for a process that could have resulted in sending our small group to jail. She was on the phone with her superior and it didn’t bode well.
Fortunately, Our Lady intervened because while the officer was on the phone with her supervisor, she was interrupted by a man who came from out of nowhere and approached the officer with what seemed to be an urgent problem in another location in the (St. Peter’s) square.
And though she seemed determined to follow through with her reporting us to her supervisor, the man who interrupted was not taking “no” for an answer. He basically took hold of her arm and started leading her away from what she was doing, whether she wanted to be led away or not.
Thus, while the attention of the officers was distracted we continued with our procession, moving out of Saint Peter’s Square — where the beautiful image of Our Lady was not welcome, nor were those who were processing with the statue.
Think about it — here we were, a group of Catholics doing something that Catholics are supposed to do, in a country that is supposed to be Catholic and is supposed to welcome such Catholic forms of worship — and even more, what is supposed to be the very heart of Catholicism.
While a group of one of the enemies of Christ is welcomed with open arms into the very heart of the Church by the head of the Church — to do false and worthless “worship” — the true Catholic group is stopped, faced with the possibility of being sent to jail, and definitely not invited into the basilica — at least not while praying the Rosary and carrying a statue of the Mother of God.
Interestingly, we were treated much better this past October in the already apostate country of Sweden. Though we were warned ahead of time of how unwelcome we would be and how risky it would be to attempt having a procession in Sweden — in the end, we were greeted not with stern unwelcoming faces of the Swedish police, but instead were treated with courtesy and even given a police escort for the greater majority of the procession — albeit for our protection, but nonetheless treated with courtesy and without feeling threatened by them.
The annihilation of nations is already here — at least the spiritual annihilation — and it is probably at least 50 percent complete — though this may be a low estimate; it could be much higher.
May Our Lady’s Triumph come soon!
I cant decide whether to regard this event as being mainly offensive, or mainly farcical.
Its certainly tragic, that’s for sure.
A typically empty ecumencial event designed for show and nothing else, by prelates who have had their eye off the ball for so long that they have forgotten there even is a ball.
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