June 2022: Vatican II Was the Goal
Many trace our problems today back to Vatican II. However, the problems, which led to Vatican II began over a century before it was held. It was the culmination of efforts by the enemies of the Church to infiltrate and neutralize the Church.
In the middle of the 19th century a document was discovered, The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita. It was brought to the attention of Pope Pius IX. In the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, we read of two important points. First they want "a Pope according to our own wants."
"Now then, in order to secure to us a Pope in the manner required, it is necessary to fashion for that Pope a generation worthy of the reign of which we dream." How do you fashion such a generation? You must weaken each successive generation morally and spiritually. A Protestant observed around 1970: "Have you notice in church that what used to be a sin isn't a sin any more?" Two heresies arose, Liberalism and Modernism, which attacked not only Catholicism, but all that calls itself Christian.
The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita also says: "Our final end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution, the destruction for ever of Catholicism and even of the Christian idea which, if left standing on the ruins of Rome, would be the resuscitation of Christianity later on."
In 1873 Father Delaporte wrote a book, The Devil, in which he said of The Enemy's plans: "Let us make no martyrs, but make vice popular among the masses." Let us remember who The Enemy is: "For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places." (Ephesians 6:12) However, The Enemy has enlisted men in his service here on earth, and The Enemy has a plan to bring about the damnation of all men, which is his perfidious goal. We will not go into details about this plan, except to point out a small part of it as it gives us direction spiritually how to combat this in our own hearts.
In 1888 Pope Leo XIII wrote an Encyclical, Libertas, against liberalism. He was addressing the false liberty being promoted by the world: "From this it is manifest that the eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and civil society which men constitute when united. Therefore, the true liberty of human society does not consist in every man doing what he pleases, for this would simply end in turmoil and confusion, and bring on the overthrow of the State; but rather in this, that through the injunctions of the civil law all may more easily conform to the prescriptions of the eternal law. Likewise, the liberty of those who are in authority does not consist in the power to lay unreasonable and capricious commands upon their subjects, which would equally be criminal and would lead to the ruin of the commonwealth; but the binding force of human laws is in this, that they are to be regarded as applications of the eternal law, and incapable of sanctioning anything which is not contained in the eternal law, as in the principle of all law."
Also in the late 1800's Father Felix Sarda Y Salvany wrote a book, Liberalism is a Sin, which was translated into English and published as What is Liberalism? What is Liberalism? states "He (the Liberal) may even go to Church and, stranger still, sometimes approach the Sacraments; but his maxim is, in the Church to live as a Christian, outside of the Church to live as the world lives, according to the times in which one is born and not obstinately to swim against the stream. He dies with the priest on one side, his infidel literature on the other and imagines that his Creator will applaud his breadth of mind."
In 1907 Pope Saint Pius X wrote the Encyclical, Pascendi, to refute the errors of the Modernists. He wrote: "It is one of the cleverest devices of the Modernists (as they are commonly and rightly called) to present their doctrines without order and systematic arrangement, in a scattered and disjointed manner, so as to make it appear as if their minds were in doubt or hesitation, whereas in reality they are quite fixed and steadfast." This method continues with the enemies of the Church to not present their case clearly. In fact, it is necessary to make things complicated in order to confuse and deceive people, as Jesus foretold: "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect." (Matthew 24:24)
The matter of Moral Modernism has been discussed in a previous Pope Speaks, which is well worth a review. 1938 The Manual of Catholic Action tells us: "Hence even among Catholics the strange phenomenon of a double conscience often repeats itself-one conscience for private life, another for public life; religious at home and in church, unreligious (if not anti-religious) in public offices, and political and social life. The chief cause of this melancholy phenomenon was certainly liberal doctrine, which turned religion into a private affair, creating a double morality, and again, political and economic amoralism." 1
Pope Pius XII attempted to stem the tide towards the end of his reign, as he could see things slipping away. However, he was unsuccessful in his efforts and the Papacy was usurped in October of 1958 by Angelo Roncalli as the second Antipope John XXIII in history.
Roncalli called for the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, which is a false name in and of itself. Like the Jansenist Synod of Pistoia, which it resembles in part, it was not a Catholic Council. The Enemy in order to deceive us called for a successor to the only real Vatican Council (1869-70).
In the early 1960's Maurice Pinay (a pen name) wrote a book, Plot Against the Church detailing part of the conspiracy against the Catholic Church. This work was delivered to every Bishop at Vatican II as a warning about what these people feared would happen at Vatican II and indeed did happen. In his book, Les Principe des Theologie Catholique, Joseph Ratzinger states: "Let us content ourselves here with stating that the text [of the Vatican II Constitution, Gaudium et spes] plays the role of a counter-Syllabus to the measure that it represents an attempt to officially reconcile the Church with the world as it had become after 1789." Basically Vatican II established new doctrine for a new church to be established in its spirit with a new liturgy, which was foisted upon the church they were changing.
This author saw a letter from Antonio Gonzalez Flores of Trenton in Mexico, where he wrote: "I am Maurice Pinay." Flores was associated with Father Saenz among others.
And so we conclude that Vatican II was the goal of The Enemy and should be considered more of the end rather than the beginning. It took a century of corruption of spirituality, morality and even common sense among those who called themselves Catholic in the century prior to Vatican II. Let us remember that 1950's Catholicism led to 1960's apostasy at Vatican II. In fact we could expand this to say that Twentieth Century Catholicism led to the apostasy at and after Vatican II. If we do not understand that the Church was being undermined by her enemies and that many lukewarm Catholics were unwitting assistants of these same enemies, we will never understand the solution. As several saints observed, they only feared bad Catholics. Vatican II is the fruit of lax, lukewarm Catholicism over the century prior to it opening.
1 A Manual of Catholic Action, pages 26-7