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Vatican II: A Historic Turning PointThe Dawning of a New Epoch
By David Martin
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Chapter OneA Brief History
The plan to destroy the Mass goes back many centuries and didn't just happen overnight. Luther, who founded the reformist movement, understood keenly that the way to destroy the Church is by destroying the Mass upon which the entire Church is built. "It is indeed upon the Mass as on a rock that the whole papal system is built, with its monasteries, its bishoprics, its collegiate churches, its altars, its ministries, its doctrine, i.e., with all its guts. All these cannot fail to crumble once their sacrilegious and abominable Mass falls." (Martin Luther, Against Henry, King of England, 1522, Werke, Vol. X, p. 220.)
The Council of Trent convened from 1545-1563 to condemn Luther and the Reformation and to mandate once and forever the formula for the Mass. The Council put the dog out as it were, so that reformers from that point were forced to operate outside the Church, barking at a distance, while the Church enjoyed that safeguard and liberty that came through the old liturgical formula.
But when they convened the Second Vatican Council the dog came back in. According to Michael Davies, virtually every prayer which the Protestant reformers removed from the Mass five centuries ago was removed during the liturgical revolution of Vatican II. It is no secret that six Protestant delegates were invited to the Council as consultants to advise the Council in matters of liturgy and doctrine (see chapter 10). The reformist movement today is operating from within the Church and is using the Church as its stronghold against the Faith because the Council opened its doors and allowed secularists to come in and impose their ideas upon the Church.
John XXIII Innocent
This of course was no fault of Pope John XXIII (morally speaking), since he convoked the Second Vatican Council in 1962 to defend the Church against the errors of evolution and modernism, and initially had presented the Council with 72 preparatory schemas that had Vatican liberals up in arms because of their strict and conservative agenda. Having read the Third Secret of Fatima, he was alerted to the powers of darkness that were encroaching upon the Church so he saw this as an opportunity to restate the Faith. Though he was a bit naive, his objective was to rally the troops and use the Council to fight off the dark knights of secularism that were threatening the Faith.
But when the doors of the Council were opened the storm of conspiracy rushed in beyond his wildest nightmares. In an act unprecedented in Church history, the vote needed to determine the members of the conciliar drafting commissions was suddenly blocked when Cardinal Lienart, a Freemason, seized the microphone from the speaker and demanded that the slate of 168 candidates be discarded and that a new slate of candidates be drawn up. His uncanny gesture was heeded by the Council and the election was postponed. Lienart's action "deflected the course of the Council and made history." The date was October 13, 1962, the 45th Anniversary of Our Lady's last apparition at Fatima.
With the election that resumed, prominent arch-progressives and members of the Rhine group (so named because their countries bordered on the Rhine) rose up and captured the key positions of the Council, and were then able to scrap the pope's carefully prepared agenda which had taken over two years to formulate. Thereupon they quickly drafted their own agenda which in turn became the foundation of the Vatican II we know today. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy was adopted by the Council on December 7, 1962, which was principally the work of Msgr. Annibale Bugnini whom the pope had earlier removed from two posts because of sinister activity. The Constitution was in fact the outgrowth of the one preparatory schema (drafted by Bugnini) which Vatican liberals had spared because of its designs for a New Mass.
History indeed was made at the Council! What is mind boggling is the dictatorial force wherewith the conciliar elite took the law into their own hands and were able to junk the pope's outline for the Second Vatican Council (72 schemata) without a rebuttal. With the procedural rules laid down by the pope a mere one-third vote was needed to get the schemata passed, which in fact did pass by a 40% vote, but the Rhine fathers stirred up a sedition and insisted that this minority vote not be honored in favor of the 60% vote against the schemata, even telling the pope, "This is inadmissible!" They abhorred the orthodoxy of the preparatory outline with its strict formulations and resented the idea of having it imposed upon them by a pope who "clung to the old absolute traditions."
The pope, fearing a tumult, backed down and consented to let the Rhine fathers have their way against game rules. Though he had planned it differently, this was a failing on his part that marked a turning point in the Second Vatican Council. Hence, the most meticulous and painstaking preparation ever undertaken for any council of Church history was suddenly dumped to the gleeful consent of the Council majority. Only the liturgical schema remained.
We gather that Cardinal Tisserant, the key draftsman of the 1962 Moscow Vatican Treaty, was at the center of this coup to overthrow the Vatican Council. According to Jean Guitton, the renowned French philosopher, Tisserant had showed him a painting of himself and six others, and told him, "This picture is historic, or rather, symbolic. It shows the meeting we had before the opening of the Council when we decided to block the first session by refusing to accept the tyrannical rules laid down by John XXIII."
This story of what happened at Vatican II is well documented and has been told in great depth by Father Ralph Wiltgen, Michael Davies, Cardinal Heenan and others. Archbishop Lefebvre himself who was on the Central Preparatory Committee for checking and overseeing all the Council documents had this to say:
"From the very first days, the Council was besieged by the progressive forces. We experienced it, felt it ... We had the impression that something abnormal was happening and this impression was rapidly confirmed; fifteen days after the opening session not one of the seventy-two schemas remained. All had been sent back, rejected, thrown into the waste-paper basket ... The immense work that had been found accomplished was scrapped and the assembly found itself empty-handed, with nothing ready. What chairman of a board meeting, however small the company, would agree to carry on without an agenda and without documents? Yet that is how the Council commenced." (Archbishop Lefebvre, Open Letter to Confused Catholics)
The progressives indeed stormed the Council, though it was but a core group orchestrating the discord. It only took a few to get the fuse of revolution burning, but unfortunately many listened with itching ears so that in a short time the majority of the Council was burning in their flame. The conservative Bishop Adrian of Nashville relates: "As the council developed, some of the originally somnolent American bishops, catching fire from their alert European colleagues, became the able engineers of liberal proposals, going beyond the Europeans in ferocious, vituperative attacks on the Roman Curia."
Unfortunately, these European colleagues held the reins right from the beginning and were able to turn the Council fathers against Pope John's plan for Vatican II. The rejection of the 72 schemata had now opened the way for discussion of the one remaining schema on the liturgy which was quickly winning the applause of the Council.
It was then that Cardinal Ottaviani stood up and sounded the alarm at the Council, saying, "Are we seeking to stir up wonder, or perhaps scandal, among the Christian people, by introducing changes in so venerable a rite that has been approved for so many centuries and is now so familiar? The rite of Holy Mass should not be treated as if it were a piece of cloth to be refashioned according to the whim of each generation." But his words were brushed aside with derision and laughter. The Council fathers were already seduced with the new plan, their ears ringing with novelty! As they saw it, why should they hold to something old and archaic when they can have something new and exciting! It was this spirit of novelty that subverted the Council, which in turn spread throughout the Church like wildfire.
What is mystifying is why Pope John XXIII would even convoke a council seeing that his predecessors, Pius X, XI, and XII, had all refrained from calling an ecumenical council for fear it would provide a fissure for modernist infiltrators who were already plotting their entry. This truly was a mistake. Though he meant well and had the best of intentions, the calling of the Council was not the answer to fulfilling these intentions as he would later acknowledge.
The best he could have done was to release the Third Secret of Fatima in 1960, but he couldn't bring himself to do it because of the controversy it stirred among Vatican officials. They advised him against it and placed great pressure on him concerning this, yet he knew something needed to be done to restate the Dogma of Faith which, according to the Secret, was in danger of being lost. So he acted in good faith and did what he thought was right.
But in view of his decision to withhold the Third Secret in 1960, some had construed it as a slap in the face to Our Lady of Fatima when on October 11, 1962 during his opening speech at the Second Vatican Council, the pope said, "We must disagree with those prophets of doom, who are always forecasting disaster." Every indication is that his reading of the Third Secret is what actually prompted his convocation of the Council, as Cardinal Oddi seemed to indicate in his commentaries. But he didn't want people suspecting his motives since the Fatima Secret was scorned by Vatican bureaucrats for its dire and foreboding predictions. So in keeping with their likings he cast a slur on "gloom and doom" prophets just to throw the people off and break the Fatima connection, in keeping with Christ's stratagem, "Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
Pope John, too, is sometimes criticized for quietly lifting the ban on certain suspect theologians whose activities had been restricted by Pope Pius XII, but conservatives have faltered in not recognizing his good intentions. Monsignor Bandas, one of the true periti of the Council, had this to say: "No doubt good Pope John thought that these suspect theologians would rectify their ideas and perform a genuine service to the Church. But exactly the opposite happened. Supported by certain Rhine Council Fathers, and often acting in a manner positively boorish, they turned around and exclaimed: "Behold, we are named experts, our ideas stand approved."
Msgr. Bandas goes on to say: "When I entered my tribunal at the Council, on the first day of the fourth session, the first announcement, emanating from the Secretary of State, was the following: 'No more periti will be appointed.' But it was too late. The great confusion was underway. It was already apparent that neither Trent nor Vatican I nor any encyclical would be permitted to impede its advance."
Revelations From Switzerland Exorcisms
The following revelations are from a solemn exorcism that took place in Switzerland from 1975-1978 in which the demons under constraint were forced to reveal certain things about the Church. The session below is from June 18, 1977, and concerns John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council. Speaking through a possessed woman, the demons were forced by the Holy Virgin to tell the truth under the Solemn Church Exorcism, which was witnessed by several priests (listed below) who all expressed their conviction of the authenticity of the revelations made by the fallen spirits by the order of the Blessed Virgin. The last section concerning "the coup" is particularly interesting and explains why the Council could not be stopped even by the pope himself. The revelations have been edited to facilitate reading.
Exorcists: Abbot Albert-l'Arx, Niederbuchorten, Abbot Arnold Elig, Ramiswil, Abbot Ernest Fischer, Missionary, Gossau (St.-Gall), Rev. Father Pius Gervasi, O.S.B., Disentis, Abbot Karl Holdener, Ried, Rev. Father Gregoire Meyer,—Trimbach, Rev. Father Robert Rinderer, C.P.P.S., Auw, Abbot Louis Veillard, Cerneux-Pequignot. (Two other French priests also participated in the exorcisms.)
E = Exorcist
B = Beelzebub
E: In the name of the Most Blessed Virgin, tell us the truth!
B: John XXIII commenced his pontificate in 1958 ... He was pious and had good intentions, although things did not always turn out as he had foreseen. The fact remains that he convoked the Council, and he would have done better had he refrained from doing so ... With the Council, a very great mistake was made. Even today, he would be turning in his grave if he knew what its results are.
E: Doesn't he know?
B: Of course he knows. He already saw on his deathbed that it was not very smart. But it was already much too late. He did not know that this Council would have such deplorable, destructive, catastrophic, frightful consequences. He thought he was doing the right thing. He had good will. He believed that he was doing everything for the greatest good of the Church. He wished to renew what little needed renewing. Could he know that later, those cardinals, those fraudulent imitations of cardinals, those evil cardinals, would snatch the scepter from his hands and would plunge everything into this terrible state? Could he know that? He acted in good faith, so he reached Heaven. At all events, he is saved.
E: In the name of the Most Blessed Virgin, tell the truth and nothing but the truth!
B: He was humble and good, but he was not very gifted. At that time, it would have been necessary to install a very gifted Pope, knowing how to govern the Church and to maintain his authority in such a way that he could not be countermanded. But he learned that too late ... He suffered bitterly for it on his deathbed, and he sent for some of his intimate friends, or those whom he thought were loyal to him. He told them that he would like to shout to the world: "If only I had not convoked this Council!" Because he now saw the frightful consequences of it but was able to do nothing more ...
E: In the name, of the Most Blessed Virgin, tell the truth, and only what the Most Blessed Virgin wishes!
B: But those supposedly trustworthy men thought: "He is on his death-bed, he is no longer completely rational." When a Council has been convoked, one can't just simply say "We are stopping it" as if it were a tap which had been turned on full and only had to be turned off again. This Council no longer had a handle by which one could take control or slow it down. Things were already too far advanced for anyone to be able to do anything. The control was broken. It was already broken when John XXIII died. Naturally, we [demons] were involved in the coup. We were trying to gain an advantage everywhere. Naturally, we did our utmost so that this tap could no longer be turned off to stop the flood. That is why you have dissensions which are deadly, catastrophic, frightful, and everything else the Devil knows how to create. His trustworthy men said: "He no longer knows very well what he is saying." The trustworthy men said to each other: "This must definitely not become known. Things are so far advanced, everything is so much under way and so involved, that one can no longer pull the foot out of the shoe."
Pope John XXIII's reluctance in releasing the Third Secret of Fatima in 1960 must have caused him unspeakable sorrow for the rest of his life, for now he was witnessing the tragic fulfillment of the Fatima Secret. The very forces of hell marched into Rome in full regalia to take the Holy City captive, which was accomplished through the conciliar apparatus provided them by the rebellious Rhine fathers and their periti.
Meanwhile, the pope had now contracted cancer with only eight months to live, which greatly facilitated their plan to take control of the Council. With some sixty percent of the elective seats now occupied by the Rhine group, the Vatican II Council had been hijacked just days after its convocation on October 11, 1962. As Fr. Wiltgen says in his famous book, "The Rhine had begun to flow into the Tiber."
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