The enclosed sermon by Fr. Campbell is well done. However it contains inaccuracies stemming from Cardinal Manning’s prophecies. If you scroll down where highlighted, I have them marked. During the Great Apostasy, is what Cardinal Manning is talking about.
The Church never comes out of the wilderness because the Apostasy brings us into the end times. It is NEVER reversed. Also in his quote “drive away the Vicar of Christ,” Once the church apostatizes, the AntiChrist takes the place of the pope as a false pope and is accepted by the world as the pope. Because of this, the papacy comes to an end and this is what brings Christ back. “For the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.” Go to Why Sede Vacante at www.catholicendtimetruths.com
for more info. In Christ, Joseph
Sermon for the Feast of the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday, November 10, 2013
by Father Louis J. Campbell
The parable Jesus tells us today about the bad seed growing alongside the good may not surprise us, because we know very well that there are bad people in the world along with the good. But when we take a careful look we see that Jesus is not talking about the world, but about the Church. Within the field of the Church herself, the devil has planted his bad seed, of which Judas is the prototype: “And during the supper, the devil… already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him…” (Jn.13:2).
Of course, Our Lord was not just talking about apostolic times, but about the Church in every age, until the harvest. But if the “weeds” have not yet been gathered into bundles to burn, that means they are still among us, plotting their evil schemes to ensnare the innocent, and provoking revolution
“How then does it have weeds?” There is a Revolution within the Church. A revolution is the complete overthrow of the former order and the establishment of a new one. Such was the French Revolution of 1789, which overthrew the monarchy and the Church in France, executing the innocent king and queen, thousands of bishops, priests, and religious, and hundreds of thousands of innocent French citizens. The Revolution was ultimately the work of Freemasonry, which had already been condemned by the Church half a century before.
The Revolutionaries were not about to stop there. An apostate priest named Canon Roca was already saying at the end of the 1800s: “The liturgy, ceremonial, ritual and regulations of the Roman Church will shortly undergo a transformation at an ecumenical council… the Papacy will fall; it will die under the hallowed knife which the Fathers of the last Council will forge. The papal Caesar is a host (victim) crowned for the sacrifice” (Bishop Rudolph Graber, Athanasius and the Church of Our Time, p. 35). A prominent French Freemason (Yves Marsaudon, Ecumenism as Seen by a Traditional Freemason), wrote that as of 1908: “the goal is no longer the destruction of the Church but rather to make use of it by infiltrating it” (Bishop Graber, pp. 38-39).
This had already been the plan of the Masonic secret societies for generations. They were to lay snares for the clergy in the sacristies, seminaries and monasteries, which would have them following “a revolution dressed in papal tiara and cope,” thinking they were following the banner of the Apostolic Keys. (Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita).
Freemasonry being the “Mother”, as Pope Pius XII called it, Communism was a “spin-off” of what had happened earlier in France. In the year 1936 orders were issued from the Communist Party in Moscow that suitable young men be secretly prepared to enter seminaries and monasteries to be ordained as priests. Manning Johnson, a former official of the Communist Party in America gave the following testimony in 1953 to the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC): “The Communist leadership in the United States realized that the infiltration tactic in this country would have to adapt itself to American conditions… In the earliest stages it was determined that with only small forces available to them, it would be necessary to concentrate Communist agents in the seminaries. The practical conclusion drawn by the Red leaders was that these institutions would make it possible for a small Communist minority to influence the ideology of future clergymen in the paths conducive to Communist purposes… This policy of infiltrating seminaries was successful beyond even our Communist expectations.”
Mrs. Bella Dodd, also a prominent member of the Communist Party, was converted to Catholicism in 1952, and began to reveal the tactics of the Party: “In the 1930s we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within… Right now they are in the highest places in the Church.” She said that in the future “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.” This was a dozen years before Vatican II began.
“The whole idea,” according to someone who attended one of Dodd’s talks (Bro. Joseph Natale) “was to destroy, not the institution of the Church, but rather the Faith of the people, and even use the institution of the Church, if possible, to destroy the Faith through promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing. Once the Faith was destroyed, she explained that there would be a guilt complex introduced into the Church… to label the ‘Church of the past’ as being oppressive, authoritarian, full of prejudices, arrogant in claiming to be the sole possessor of truth, and responsible for the divisions of religious bodies throughout the centuries. This would be necessary in order to shame the Church leaders into an ‘openness to the world,’ and to a more flexible attitude toward all religions and philosophies. The Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the Church.”
Have we not been witnesses? The implanted “weeds,” Masonic and/or Communist bishops and cardinals, made their way in 1961 to Rome for the opening of Vatican II, where they joined their fellow “weeds” in wresting control of the proceedings from the true bishops and cardinals, carrying out their program of destroying the faith of the people. Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens boasted that Vatican II was 1789 (the French Revolution) within the Church. After the Council, the Grand Orient (Masonic) Lodge in France reported a “gigantic revolution in the Church” calling it “a prelude to victory” (Bishop Graber, p. 71).
Priests, bishops, and the papacy itself have been the primary victims of the Revolution. But their disastrous failure was foretold in Holy Scripture, and was known to the early Church. The great Cardinal Manning (1808-1892), writing of the teachings of the early Church Fathers, predicted: “Rome shall apostatize from the faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ and return to its ancient paganism… Then the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it was in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking places; for a timeit shall be swept, as it were from the face of the earth. Such is the universal testimony of the Fathers of the early Church.” (Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, The Present Crisis of the Holy See, 1861, London: Burns and Lambert, pp. 88-90).
We can take some comfort in the fact that the “church” which we now see falling into ruin is not the true Church, but the false Masonic church. Our greatest defense against the devil and his false church is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. But we also have the Holy Rosary, through which Our Lady becomes “as awe-inspiring as bannered troops.” May she, by the power of God, and with St. Michael and all the Holy Angels, and by our prayers, be victorious in the battle! (By bringing Christ back)