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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Viganò Points to 'strands of Marxism' in the Heart of the Church

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We're greatly encouraged to read the recent interview of Archbishop Viganò, posted at InsideTheVatican.com a few days ago.

As faithful Catholics struggle to effectively confront the crisis in the Church and, with breaking hearts, to keep up with the spoof going on inside the Vatican, Archbishop Viganò emerges as both a ray of hope and voice of sanity. 

Viganò has been living in silence—his own words—and yet keeping a shrewd eye on Francis Revolution. The upcoming Amazon Synod, as represented by the gosh-awful Instrumentum Laboris (IL), garnered a special rebuke from the Archbishop.

Where Walter Cardinal Brandmuller warned that the IL includes heresy and points to apostasy, Archbishop Viganò warns that the main thing missing from the Amazon Synod's working document is the figure of Christ Himself :

“In fact, the figure of Christ is absent. The Synod working document testifies to the emergence of a post-Christian Catholic theology, now, in this moment. And this is very troubling. It is against everything I have worked for and believed for all my life.

“Let’s consider the history of the Jesuits,” Viganò continued. “That is something I am studying now with great care. In fact, if you would like to know the synthesis of my thought, it is this:

What we are now seeing is the triumph of a 60-year-old plan, the successful execution of a well-thought out plan to bring a new sort of thinking into the heart of the Church, a thinking rooted in elements of Liberation Theology containing strands of Marxism, little interested in traditional Catholic liturgy or morality or theology, but rather focused on ‘praxis’ in the field of social justice. And now this plan has achieved one of its supreme goals, with a Jesuit on the See of Peter…”

A 60-year plan? Hmmmmm....what was happening sixty years ago? It seems that Archbishop Viganò is beginning to admit that which traditional Catholics for sixty years have been praying would come to light: The Second Vatican Council, though a validly convened council, was co-opted by Modernists, infiltrated by Marxists, and mined with theological time bombs by ecumaniacs.

Vatican II has been a disaster that has led to the greatest crisis of belief and practice in the history of the Church. Simply put, it is long since passed time for good men to stop defending it.

To the extent that it reiterates previous church teaching, the Council is infallible, yes, but also unnecessary since we already have that gloriously unambiguous previous Church teaching on which to rely. So what's the point of Vatican II, planted thick with theological land mines? 

Another problem with the Council is its ubiquitous loose and imprecise language -- which was intentionally employed by devious hands to be interpreted in the light of Modernism -- not Tradition -- in the years following the Council's close in 1965

Cardinal Burke, Cardinal Sarah, Bishop Schneider, Archbishop Sample—please, it is time to abandon the Council. There is no hermeneutic of continuity. It's a rupture.  And despite the good intentions of many of the Council Fathers, despite its sometimes orthodox veneer and occasional beautiful passages, in the heart and evil spirit of the Council is revolution from start to finish and top to bottom. 

Too harsh? Look around you. The Catholic Church is in shambles. The Catholic liturgy long ago took a ride down theological Sesame Street and never came back. The Catholic priesthood has become a 'gay profession.'   The fruits of Vatican II are of the Devil himself, and the time has come to drive a stake through its heart. 

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.