Could the Good Friday Imbroglio Be the Downfall of Benedict-Ratzinger? By Patricius Anthony TRADITIO Traditional Roman Catholic Internet Site E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.traditio.com Copyright 2008 P. Anthony. Reproduction prohibited without authorization.
As predicted, Benedict-Ratzinger has altered the sacred and venerable Good Friday prayer for the Jews to placate protests from Jewish leaders. Not surprisingly, Motarians, semi-traditionalists, and conservative Newchurchers have either ignored the latest appeasement by Newpope, expressed their disappointment, or, even sought to defend such action.
For traditional Catholics, however, the Good Friday farce has once again vindicated their "no compromise" approach, not only in regard to Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax but also his entire misbegotten Newpapacy. It is quite possible that the condemnations Benedict-Ratzinger is now receiving from the powers and principalities of this world are just a tiny foretaste of what is in store for him and his front man in the present debacle, Newcardinal Walter "The Oecumenical Ghost" Kasper.
The entire affair has been a farce, of course, but it has become particularly laughable as Motarians have sought to defend the indefensible, while Superior General Bernie Fellay, in typical SSPX fashion, has issued contradictory statements about the matter. Bernie, no doubt, wants to keep his options open and not close the door on a future Conciliar Church post for himself after he leaves the Society -- or sells it out.
Likewise, Benedict-Ratzigner's capitulation has made fools of those who wrote laudatory monographs and books (some of which have their covers adorned with photos of a smiling Benedict-Ratzinger) about the "liberalization" of the Mass of "Blessed" John XXIII. It should be remembered that some of these individuals are the same who, a few years back, wrote searing critiques of Cardinal Ratzinger and his neo-Modernist ways. "Hypocrites" was the term the Divine Savior used to describe those who behaved in such a manner.
What has been missed in all the hoopla over Benedict-Ratzinger's sell-out and his papolators' inane defense of his action is that both have had to take into account the significant traditional Catholic opposition now in place. Gone are the days when Conciliar popes and prelates could commit any type of sacrilege without repercussion. The age of instant communications (to the chagrin, no doubt, of many SSPXers) has been a Godsend that has been effectively exploited by the Church Militant.
More important than the wise use of digital technology, however, has been the commitment to Christ throughout the Traditional Catholic Movement during Benedict-Ratzinger's reign. While the allurements of Newrome and the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax have swayed some, the vast majority have stood firm in their opposition to the overtures of wily foxes such as Benedict-Ratzinger, Hoyos and their lieutenants.
If Benedict-Ratzinger is feeling a bit uncomfortable about the nasty names by which he is being called by the Jewish leaders, he now knows what traditional Catholics have been subjected to for years, not only from the world, but from their fellow "Catholics" (i.e., Newchurchers). The difference between the sufferings that the Churchís true militant have endured and those of Benedict-Ratzinger is that the former have sought to preserve the Faith while the latter has spent a career seeking its demise.
In response to the attacks on Newpope, some have naively called on traditional Catholics to rally around and defend the "Holy Father." Apparently, papolators and Bernie Fellay still do not get it: traditional Catholics seek a return to the entire Catholic and Apostolic Faith unaltered by the likes of Hannibal Bugnini, Benedict-Ratzinger, and the rest of their Conciliar revolutionaries. Anything less is unacceptable!
One can only hope that the Good Friday prayer surrender will start the unraveling of Benedict-Ratzingerís reign and, with it, the collapse of the entire Church of the New Order. Until that glorious day, traditional Catholics will follow on the holy path set forth by Fr. Gommar Depauw, P.H. Omlor, Fr. James Wathan, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and many others who kept the traditions that were handed down to them and sought no compromise with evil.