B . Vatican II Religion
We have already seen that the bishops at Vatican II promised to make the Church better with their “reforms“. This hasn’t happened. So what have the reforms created instead?
|The Catholic Religion teaches||Vatican II teaches|
|The Catholic Church is the only way to salvation and only the Catholic religion has rights in society.||There are many ways to salvation and that all religions should have equal rights.|
|The Catholic Church is not of this world.||The Church should embrace the modern world.|
|The Catholic Church is a monarchy.||The Church is a democracy.|
|The Catholic Church is the source of all truth.||Christians must search with others to find the truth.|
|The Catholic religion venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mother of God||Vatican II compromises the Blessed Virgin Mary for the sake of ecumenism.|
“Catholicism is the oldest and greatest totalitarian movement in history“
In short, we see that the bishops at Vatican II did not create a renewal of the Catholic Church as they promised, but instead created a new religion with its own system of government, set of teachings and mode of worship that are all in opposition to the Catholic religion.
We believe the situation is serious enough that we must oppose these reforms of Vatican II, just as brave Catholics opposed the Protestant reforms of Cranmer in England.
Do the Documents of Vatican II Contradict Church Teachings ?
|The Church Teaches||Vatican II Teaches|
|“It is almost impossible to happen that Catholics who mix themselves with heretics or schismatics in any act of worship might be worthy to be excused from this shameful crime.”
– Pope Benedict XIV, DE Synodo Book. VI, Chap. 5, Art. 2, 1748.
|“It is allowable, indeed desirable, that Catholics should join in prayer with their separated brethren.”
– Decree on Ecumenism, #8.
|[It is an error to say that] “in the worship of any religion whatever, men can find the way to eternal salvation, and can attain eternal salvation.”
– Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, Error #16, Dec. 8, 1864.
|“The brethren divided from us also carry out many of the sacred actions of the Christian religion… these actions… can be rightly described as capable of providing access to the community of salvation.”
– Decree on Ecumenism, #3.
|“It is not fitting that the Church of God be changed according to the fluctuations of worldly necessity.”
– Pope Pius VI, Quod Aliquantum, Mar. 10, 1791.
|“the Church… can and ought to be enriched by the development of human social life… so that she may… adjust it [the Constitution of the Church] more successfully to our times.”
– Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, #44.
|“No man can serve two masters, for to please one amounts to contemning the other…It is a high crime indeed to withdraw allegiance from God in order to please men.”
– Pope Leo XIII, Sappientiæ Christianæ, #6&7, Jan. 10, 1890.
|“Christians cannot yearn for anything more ardently than to serve the men of the modern world.”
– Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, #93.
|“About the Rights of Man? as they are called, the people have heard enough; it is time they should hear of the rights of God.”
– Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi, #13, Nov. 1, 1900.
|“The Church proclaims the rights of man.”
– Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, #41.
|“They do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, especially fatal to the Catholic Church and to the salvation of souls. . .namely that liberty of conscience and of worship is a right proper to every man, and should be proclaimed and asserted by law in every correctly established society”?.
– Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, #3, Dec. 8, 1864.
|“The human person has the right to religious freedom…this right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed. Thus it is to become a civil right.”
– Declaration on Religious Freedom, #2.
|[It is an error to say that] “in this age of ours it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be the only religion of the state, to the exclusion of all other cults whatsoever.”
– Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Modern Errors, Error #77, Dec. 8, 1864.
|“a wrong is done when government imposes upon its people…the profession or repudiation of any religion…government is not to act…in an unfair spirit of partisanship.”
– Declaration on Religious Freedom, #6&7.
|“Men who really believe in God must… understand that differing modes of worship… cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally acceptable to God.”
– Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, #31, Nov. 1, 1885.
|“The right of all… religious bodies to religious freedom should be recognized and made effective in practice.”
– Declaration on Religious Freedom, #4&6.
|“The authority of Peter and his successors is plenary and supreme …the bishops… do not receive plenary, or universal, or supreme authority.”
– Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, #14, June 29, 1896.
|“Together with its head, the Roman Pontiff… the episcopal order is the subject of supreme and full power over the universal Church.”
– Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, #22.
|“Christ has entrusted His Church with all truth.”
– Pope Pius XII, Mar. 9, 1956.
|“Christians are joined with the rest of men in the search for truth.”
– Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, #16.
Errors in the Council Documents Caused the Spirit of Vatican II
Ecumenism – As a result of ecumenism we have put the tabernacle, rosary, beautiful statues and vestments to the side in our churches because these are “unecumenical.” Also, as a result of ecumenism, we had no condemnation of Communism at Vatican II. This is because of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement of 1962 whereby the Vatican promised not to condemn Communism if Moscow would agree to send delegates from the Russian Orthodox Church to Vatican II. This policy of “no direct condemnation of Communism“ is still in effect to this day. (By contrast, during the reign of Pope Pius XII, any Catholic who voted for a Communist candidate in a general election was automatically excommunicated.)
Modern World – Many post-Vatican II reforms, which tend to “water down“ the Church’s teaching, have been made in order to please the world. ( note that the Beloved Disciple, St. John, warned the people of his day: “Every spirit that dissolveth [waters down] Jesus is not of God: and this is Antichrist“ (I John. 4:). St. James the Apostle also said: “the friendship of this world is the enemy of God. Whoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God.“ (James. 4:4). These post-Vatican II reforms include the abandonment of a distinctive religious habit for nuns, brothers and priests, a softening of the “offensive” teachings on artificial birth control, abortion and homosexuality, and the increasing involvement of the Church in socialist “causes.“ (Pope Pius XII, in a speech given on Mar. 9, 1956, confirmed that: “The Church . . . has . . . no mandate . . . no purpose of a cultural order. The purpose which Christ assigns to Her is of a strictly religious nature.”) The true Mission of the Church is to proclaim the Rights of God, and convert men to the Truth so that they may please God and save their souls, and not to proclaim the rights of man, and convert the Church to the world so that the Church may please men.
Religious Liberty – The Vatican II teachings on religious liberty say that a government should not “impose” Catholic morality on others. We’ll give the example of how the bishops of two countries “obeyed” this “teaching” of Vatican II.
In Canada in 1968, the Canadian bishops, correctly interpreting the “teachings” of Vatican II, told the Justice Minister of Canada, John Turner (who was a Catholic), that it was not possible for a Catholic to “impose“ his moral views on civil law: nor was it possible for the Canadian Government to act “in an unfair spirit of partisanship“ or to “impose the profession of any religion“ – such as the Catholic religion – on its citizens. The Vatican II teaching on religious liberty prevents any government from passing laws based on Catholic morality. After the Canadian Bishops advised Mr. Turner, in 1969 he liberalized Canadian laws on abortion, homosexuality, divorce, prostitution and pornography. And so Canada had abortion on demand before the USA did, thanks to the Vatican II teaching on religious liberty. It is also not surprising that the bishops in Canada and elsewhere give no real opposition to the liberalization of laws on abortion, divorce, prostitution, pornography, and homosexuality, as these laws had previously “imposed” upon non-Catholics an “unfair” adherence to Catholic Morality.
And so today, when any politician says: “I’m personally opposed to abortion, but I don’t want to impose my beliefs on others“, he or she is only being obedient to the Vatican II teaching on religious liberty. It is also true that when Catholics protest against abortion, they are actually disobeying Vatican II, because they are trying to “impose the profession of any religion“ – in this case the Catholic religion – on their fellow citizens.
The Church’s true teaching on religious liberty and religious tolerance was very clearly taught by Pope Pius XII on Sept. 7, 1955:
“The Church . . . regards as an ideal the unity of the people in the true religion and the unanimity of action between itself and the state.”
The true religion is the Catholic religion, (if someone doesn’t believe this, then why are they still a Catholic?) and although the purpose of the Church is not political, the laws of the state must be made to work in unity with the laws of the Church, which represents the Law of God.
Collegiality – In many countries we can see the disastrous results of the Vatican II teaching of collegiality. In Canada, on September 27, 1968, the Canadian bishops, invoking “collegiality,“ issued their now famous “Winnipeg Statement,“ which allowed and even encouraged Canadian Catholics “in good conscience” to disobey the Church’s clear position against artificial birth control. It was clearly a teaching of morals and was, in the words of the Canadian bishops, “an exercise of the teaching authority of the Canadian bishops.“ However, Pope Pius VI declared in Auctorem Fidei, #85, Aug. 28, 1794, that:
“The proposition stating that: ?. . .controversies in regard to faith or morals…can be ended by an irrefutable decision made in a national council [of bishops]. . . ? is schismatic and heretical.”
The Church Faith and The Truth – The Catholic Faith is the source of all truth. This is what Jesus Christ taught when He told His disciples: “When the Spirit of Truth has come, He will teach you all truth.” (John16 :13.). The Church does teach infallibly, as at the 20 Ecumenical Councils before Vatican II. At these Councils it was necessary to solemnly invoke the guidance of the Holy Ghost to ensure infallibility. As previously noted, the Holy Ghost was not solemnly invoked at Vatican II. Why then is it that some bishops at Vatican II claimed that the Church made errors before Vatican II, but now they refuse to admit that the Church could possibly make an error after Vatican II?