"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The smoke of satan...

Did I mention I'm reading Weakland's memoirs?
Speaking of the spirit of Vatican II, I came across this from an interview with an exorcist:
Again, are you saying that many bishops and priests are not, consequently, Catholic?
FR. AMORTH: Let us just say that they do not believe a Gospel truth. So, if anything, I would stop them propagating a heresy. But, to be clear about this, a person is officially a heretic if he or she is accused of something and persists in the error. No one today, given the situation in the Church, is accusing a bishop of not believing in the Devil , or in demonic possession or of failing to appoint exorcists because he does not believe. And yet I could give you the names of so many bishops and cardinals who, on their appointment to a diocese, stripped exorcists of their faculty to perform the rite. Or there are bishops who openly say they don’t believe, that these are things of the past. Why is that? Unfortunately, we have had the insidious influence of certain biblists and I could mention some illustrious names. We who are in daily physical contact with the ‘other world’ know that this influence is evident in numerous liturgical reforms.
For example?
FR. AMORTH: The Second Vatican Council asked that some texts be revised. Disobeying this command, they set about re-writing them completely with no thought for the danger of making things worse instead of better. So many rites came off badly from this mania to throw out the old and start from scratch, as if the Church to date had always conned us and as if only now the time had at last come of the great geniuses, the supertheologians, the super-biblists and the super-liturgists who know what the right thing is for the Church. This is a lie: the last Council simply asked that the texts be revised, not destroyed. - Read more.


Art: I believe the allegory is titled, "Faith over heresy".


  1. Carol6:45 PM

    Well, I wish Fr. Amorth, whose lament above I read long ago, would just get busy with the SSPX; I don't want the Council-haters and Pope-bashers to land on the goat side of Jesus, for He did say that many would say, "Lord, Lord.. Didn't we cast out demons in Your name etc etc" and said He will say, "Depart from Me. I do not know you."

    Pope Paul VI's statement about the smoke of satan bears reading, if one is inclined. It's very involved. It initially refers to even clergy looking to, i.e., psychotherapy for help with the world's ills; however, it finishes up being directed at those who literally connived to screw up the Council wherein the Church is remedy for the whole world. Pretty much what Jesus told dozens on that day when He pulled away from the mountain.

    There were fissures, alright. There still are. Too bad none of 'em speak of the Eucharist.


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