This article offers an idea of how the priests of the diocese of Perugia, Italy have been indoctrinated during this past year, led by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the CEI, the Episcopal Italian Conference. But there are many indications that the formation of the priests today in the whole world is similar to what the priests of Perugia are undergoing in a way that seems all good, in particular to the many priests who pray very little and do not study anymore the Divine Revelation explained by the authentic documents of the Catholic Church.
Pray for the poor priests in Perugia and in the whole world! Look at what the diocese sent to all the priests of Perugia after having listened to Prof. Massimo Borghesi on October 16, 2019 at the monthly PERMANENT FORMATION OF PRIESTS; his theme was: “The Thought of Bergoglio and the Prospective of Pope Francis about the Church and about the Contemporary World”. The priests are the first target of Satan. If the priests do not know well their faith and morals according to the unchangeable Divine Revelation of all the centuries of mankind, explained by the true and authentic Magisterium of the Church for 2000 years (not just the last 6 years), and well summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC; ed. 1992, promulgated by Pope John Paul II; http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM), in all probability the priests do not understand the great deception of what we listened to on October 16. Download the audio and listen (in Italian), but first you must know well your faith, otherwise you will be deceived as almost all the priests of Perugia and of the world are deceived today.
On October 16, 2019 at the monthly meeting of the PERMANENT FORMATION OF PRIESTS Prof. Massimo Borghesi tried to convince us that Bergoglio, following Gaston Fessard, who proposes the problem of a Christian reading of Hegel, offers a better synthesis of faith and truth with a polar spirituality, a dialectic of life, of the Church, of society. The poor unprepared priests of today who did not receive neither Thomism, nor logic, nor Metaphysics in their seminaries or Catholic Colleges today, they are not familiar nor capable of understanding the writings of Popes Pius X, John Paul II and of Benedict XVI about the great danger of the dialectic of Hegel and of Karl Marx. Very few priests continued to study these things on their own in order to protect themselves and the souls entrusted to them. Satan is very intelligent and never sleeps!
Thus the great majority of priests and bishops today are not capable of distinguishing between the Truth (of God) and the truth (of the world, that is, the beautiful lies, the old heresies represented); they are not prepared to understand the subtle difference between the writings of Gaston Fessard (with Hegel) and the encyclicals of the popes which deal with this argument: Pascendi Dominici Gregis (November 8, 1907), Centesimus Annus (May 1, 1991), Spe Salvi (November 30, 2007), Caritas in Veritate (June 29, 2009). “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14), and the pastors are no longer capable or willing to protect the sheep from the very intelligent wolf. Just as chameleons change colors to hide in their environment, so too, Satan changes the disguises of his heresies according what will be more easily received without detection in each era of the history of the world. There is nothing new under the sun; Satan rehashes old heresies with new nuances. Almost all the priests of Perugia on October 16, 2019 believed that Borghesi was very intelligent and was totally right!!!
Email to all the priests of the diocese Perugia, October 22, 2019:
Info diocese – PERMANENT FORMATION OF PRIESTS – Talk by Prof. Massimo Borghesi
Archdiocese of Perugia – Città della Pieve
Prof. Massimo Borghesi
The thought of Bergoglio and the prospective of Pope Francesco on the Church and on the contemporary world.
To download the talk (in Italian):
We heard in our monthly meeting in February 2019 from the mouth of Card. Bassetti, talking about a conversation between himself and another priest friend 50 years ago: “But you and I, we are the same age. Do you remember ’68? He said that in ’68 there was a slogan: ‘Continual struggle!’ Do you remember that the Christian life is a continual struggle?” How different is the meaning of this slogan of ’68, “continual struggle” and the “DOUR COMBAT with the powers of evil, (CCC 409)?!? One is a struggle against the legitimate authority as do spoiled arrogant capricious children against their parents and the other is a combat against the powers of evil!?! It is incredible how we have turned upside down everything in our blind pride!!! “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Is 5:20)! The people of the generation of ’68, who are in power today, thought they would find happiness and freedom by throwing out all rules and regulations, rejecting all authority and God, but they unwittingly fell under the dominion of the “prince of this world”, Satan (Jn 12:31; 14:30; Rev 12:9), who they believe does not exist!
Msgr. Fausto Sciurpa, in our monthly meeting in December 2018, praised, as a persecuted hero, a modernist priest sent away from Rome, Msgr. Luigi Piastrelli, during the time of Saint Pope Pius X, then he was welcomed at Perugia, in order to continue to promote modernism, against Saint Pope Pius X and against the Vatican.
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On November 13, 2019 at the monthly meeting of the PERMANENT FORMATION OF PRIESTS we poor priests in Perugia listened to Don Giuliano Zanchi from the diocese of Bergamo, Italy; his theme was: “Images of a Church that will Come”. Zanchi said to us priests of Perugia that today we priests find ourselves before a challenge in this moment of great transition, which is above all psychological and spiritual. But instead of encouraging us and helping us to live this difficult contemporary situation to live as did the saints in similar times in the history of the Church and in the Old Testament, he indicated to us that those who want to remain in the mentality of the past, fall into the temptation of resentment, of rejection, of withdrawal and of the “syndrome of Cain”, to always blame Cain. He accused those who do not go along with the mentality of the world of today to have an interior problem of the sentiment of injustice, and feel to be the just ones as Abel of the Old Testament. Zanchi made us feel guilty of interior sentiments and attitudes of crustiness, with the temptation of marking off the distance, of compromising communion, of closing ourselves into the Ark of Noah, and of remaining in a corner. It seems to me what Zanchi said to us is in total contrast to what Jesus told us that true Christians are in the world but not of the world (Jn 17:14-16; 15:19; etc.). Zanchi said to us very forcefully that we must be of the world and made us feel guilty if we were not!!!
Zanchi ACCUSED those who do not accept the values and the customs of the world today, to be a witness against the gospel and to be one who deserts history and to construct little oasis of resistance. He said that the true Christians gather in and are in history in the midst of people, of houses, in the peripheries, and remain ready as a sign and never as a reproach or reprimand. It seems to me that this means that we priests must never say again certain words of Jesus such as: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15; Mt 4:17) or “GO AND SIN NO MORE” (Jn 8:11; 5:14), or even the Ten Commandments, and we must delete from the traditional “Act of Contrition”: “I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin”!?! “YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS” (Mt 7:15-20)! Jesus did not say “you will know them by their leaves”, which would be their nice words, disguised “as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14)! What are the true fruits of those who follow words similar to those of Zanchi, which are promoted everywhere in the Church today? Our Lady continually asks us to PRAY FOR PRIESTS AND BISHOPS!
Did the saints do as Zanchi told us to do in difficult times? Although the “mercy of God endures forever” (Ps 136), Jesus never offered compromises even when there was the risk of losing many followers. When many of His disciples left Him regarding the truth about the Eucharist, He did not offer compromises with the Truth, but was even willing to lose his His Apostles: “Will you also go away?” (Jn 6:67)! The pastors who do not follow the Truth, Who is Jesus (Jn 14:6), are interested first of all in the quantity of followers, “to go to the peripheries” instead of first finding a great union with God on Mount Tabor (Moses), in the desert (Saint Anthony Abate), at Subiaco (Saint Benedict), at Laverna (Saint Francis of Assisi), or in Arabia for three years (Saint Paul; Gal 1:16-18), The UNFAITHFUL PASTORS are not interested in the true spiritual quality of those willing to sacrifice and suffer everything to follow the Truth! These false pastors and false Christians, who use religion for their own motives, are happy with mediocrity and seek to lead others with them down the path of mediocrity, and ultimately, the loose of the Truth, the faith and salvation!
Zanchi said to us that in this junction of Catholicism today the Church is trying to find for herself the form, to be new, in the conditions of today, to be a sign in history instead of a permanent institution of reproach or reprimand before the world - concretely, to be in the midst of people, maintaining alive in the forms which certainly will change greatly. That is, it seems to me, Zanchi is telling us that we need a new pastoral approach detached from the doctrines and from the truth of God that the world does not accept. Zanchi is telling us that we must accept, approve, embrace and even promote the values of the world! I am convinced that Jesus would say to Zanchi and a great number of priests and bishops in the Church today brainwashed by the highly organized and hidden propaganda of Freemasonry: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men” (Mt 16:23)!!! Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI said and wrote many times: “ONLY WHAT IS TRUE CAN ULTIMATELY BE PASTORAL”!
After having said that in the diocese of Bergamo 98.5% of the couples who want to get married in Church are living together, with many persuasive words, Zanchi told us that we priests must offer the Sacrament of Matrimony, as good pastors. Zanchi did not indicate in any way what the holy pastors did in the history of the Church in this similar situation, to help couples find true freedom in the Truth of God (Jn 8:32), to live chastity, with the help of the sacraments and prayer, before and after marriage. In fact, in a sly way, Zanchi criticized and made to feel worthy of shame the priests who do as the saints and Jesus always did! Zanchi said that those who do not do this are not useful to anyone!!! It seems to me that according to Zanchi, the saints and Jesus Christ are not useful to anyone!!! Zanchi said that we priests must free ourselves from the impulse to personalize the situation, be it individually or as an institution. It seems to me that “we priests must free ourselves from the impulse to personalize the situation” means to never speak about the law of God, the objective truth of God or about sin! It seems to me that Zanchi is saying that we must not speak about sin in order to not give people the sense of guilt of sin. It seems to me that this means that we are finally free from God and from His Ten Commandments!!! There is no longer needed a Redeemer or a Savior from our sins, because there are no more sins!!!
Let us contrast the words of Zanchi, which we hear so often in the Church today, with what Pope St. Gregory the Great (Office of Readings; Sunday, Week 27 of OT), and St. Augustine (Sermon of St. Augustine on the Shepherds; Office of Readings, Week 24, OT, Friday). Wrote:
“A religious leader should be careful in deciding when to remain silent and be sure to say something useful when deciding to speak. In this way he will avoid saying things that would be better not said, or leaving unsaid things that ought to be said. For, just as thoughtless remarks can lead people into error, so also ill-advised silence can leave people in their error, when they could have been shown where they were wrong. Negligent religious leaders are often afraid to speak freely and say what needs to be said – for fear of losing favor with people. As Truth himself says, they are certainly not guarding their flock with the care expected of a shepherd but are acting like hirelings, because hiding behind a wall of silence is like taking flight at the approach of the wolf. These are the people whom the Lord is reproaching through the prophet, when he says: ‘THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS, THEY CANNOT BARK’ (Is 56:10) … If a religious leader is afraid to say what is right, what else can his silence mean but that he has taken flight? Whereas, if he stand firm in defense of his flock, he is building up a wall for the house of Israel against its enemies. And so again the sinful people are told: ‘Your prophets have seen false and foolish visions for you; they have not exposed your iniquity in order to provoke you to repentance.’ (Lam 2:14) …” (Pope St. Gregory the Great).
“WHAT KIND OF MEN ARE THEY who, FEARING TO HURT THOSE THEY SPEAK TO, not only do not prepare them for imminent temptations, but even promise the happiness of this world, which God did not promise to the world itself? …” (St. Augustine).
Zanchi said to us that we find ourselves in a moment that an ecclesial paradigm shift can no longer be postponed as indicated in the encyclical letter Evangelium Gaudium. He said that this means the primacy of the pastoral practice, the reason for which Pope Francis insists … and Pope Francis had the courage to open the culminating debate of Amoris Laetitia. Zanchi told us that we must rethink many things, reconsider our judgments, change the perspectives of many expectations. Zanchi told us that we priests are not the ones in play here; in play is the meeting of people with Christ. But I ask myself, which Christ??? I ask myself, how can one have an encounter with Christ if one throws away the Truth Who is Christ (Jn 14:6)?!? It seems to me that Zanchi is saying that the priest must not give any council of how to discover and do the will of God, as we say in the Our Father, but give free reign to the subjectivism (“the meeting of people with Christ”) of each person to follow his or her own desires or whims and one’s own idea or feeling of who is Jesus, of a Christianity without the cross. According to Zanchi and according to those who control the Church today, the priest must no longer protect the sheep from the wolf who offers beautiful lies as if they were the truth and half truths which are worse that lies (as an example, mercy without “Go and sin no more” (Jn 8:11; 5:14))!!! Zanchi told us that we must not measure things according to ourselves. It seems to me that Zanchi is accusing us priests of measuring things according to ourselves if we look at and compare with the Truth of God in the Catechism of the Catholic Church for adults (CCC, ed. 1992, not ed. 2017)!!!
Zanchi said to us that we must preserve prophecy (which seems to me means to change everything according to the desires of the world today), to maintain the Word with great creativity, with great freedom of spirit (that is, throw out the CCC and do it yourself)! He said to us that we must maintain the Word, do maintenance on the Word (that is, update the Word of God because God did not do it right!), to make tradition (while everything is thrown into subjectivism), which does not mean conservation (that is, do not conserve anything of Divine Revelation), but a passage (to subjectivism) in today’s history, to take a step ahead in life, to be useful to humanity (to throw away God and put man in the center!!!)!!!
Zanchi said to us that the Second Vatican Council was a theological transition from scholastic to the biblical (that is, from the truth of God to personal, subjective interpretation as do the Protestants; to throw away the true explanation of Sacred Scripture, and go to novelty and subjective inventions!!!). Zanchi lamented that this great theological revolution (that is, to change the truth according to the world), notwithstanding these themes in seminary, are not criteria which have become true operative pastoral principles in the Church today. Zanchi told us that this theological revolution has not entered into pastoral practice, concretely, but it has remained inspired by the old model, doctrinistical. He said that the Word of God has not entered with that radicality (subjectivism of the Protestants and the world today!) in order to be efficacious for our pastoral work. It seems to me that to be “efficacious” means that modern men must be free from every guilt of sin without any conversion to the Truth of God, without “Go and sin no more!”!!!
The modernists who have control of the Church today do NOT at all want the explanations of the truth of God in a precise and clear way as the scholastics offered us, so that it is more difficult to accuse the modernists of not being orthodox and also so that the modernists can more easily play with the truth of Sacred Scripture and lead us where they want to. In the end, this ambiguity promoted in the Church in the last six years will arrive to the point of rendering the Holy Mass invalid. Since very few people understand the four conditions of a valid Mass, they will not realize this greatest lose in the history of the Catholic Church (“The Abomination of Desolation”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2018/04/the-abomination-of-desolation.html).
Here are some articles which help to understand this fundamental strategy of the very numerous people in the Church who work for the destruction of the Catholic Church:
“His Most Egregiously Ambiguous Statement.” A Theologian of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Flunks the Pope
“For me, seminary was the reign of ambiguity and of error”
(“Così, per me, il seminario è stato il regno dell’ambiguità e dell’errore”)
“There will come an ambiguous pope …, the prophecy of padre Julio Meinvielle
(“Verrà il pontefice ambiguo …”, la profezia di padre Julio Meinvielle)
Even Card. Willem Eijk raises his voice about the ambiguity of the teaching of Amoris Laetitia
(Anche il card. Willem Eijk chiama in causa l'ambiguità dell'insegnamento di Amoris Laetitia)
Grygiel – “In the documents of the Church there is not place for ambiguity. They could have tragic consequences”
(Grygiel: “Nei documenti della Chiesa non c’è posto per l’ambiguità. Essa potrebbe avere conseguenze tragiche”)
Intercommunion: The Next Step in Theological Ambiguity?
Rome conference: Amoris Laetitia is Deliberately Ambiguous and Confusing
Zanchi told us that there does not exist comprehension of the revealed truth that does not take into account history and culture (the truth must change according to the world!!! But the Truth is God (Jn 14:6)!), and on this general principle we must base all of our pastoral thoughts. He said to us that there does not exist a comprehension of the freed truth, which means above all its translation into life (that is, to be free from the Truth of God, to be free from God!!!). It seems to me that this means that God cannot exist without the “history and culture” of humans!!!
Zanchi told us that at this point we need to FREE the Christian nation from dry theories, from its tone, always pungent, moralistic, from its pre-modern categories, from its invincible infantilism, in order to render Christianity more easy to listen to, more reasonable (to please modern man, subjectivism, without the cross, at last we humans are in control!!!), to read the Bible not in a theoretical way, but in a modern way, not with the imputable tonalities. He said to us that it is not possible that Christianity be always the caretaker of history. He told us that in the heart of the people there is this idea of a Catholicism, tired, useless moralism of the eighteen hundreds. He said to us that Christianity must have the capacity to show in history the possible existence, a new humanity which might have the form of the gospel, freely and for love, not because Mamma said so (or God!!!).
There are many documents that show that the Church today is full of people like Zanchi, that is, spoiled arrogant capricious ignorant rebellious children who never want to grow up now and for all eternity!!!
The spoiled arrogant children do NOT want to discover how they are the cause of much suffering to their parents or to God because they do NOT have GRATITUDE for the parents nor for their Creator or for Jesus crucified. Thus they do not want to know the explanation of the consequences of their actions. They take the easier way, “ignorance is bliss”, ignoring their responsibilities. The saints are full of gratitude for their Creator and Jesus crucified and are in love with God and thus do not want to offend God in any way, as one reads continually in the writings of the saints. The saints explain to us that the more union there is with God, the more one perceives the small sins of the lack of love toward the One loved, Jesus, and thus they want to discover how they cause to suffer the One love, Jesus. Saint Teresa of Avila explains to us that at the beginning of our walk toward union with Jesus, we do not see very well our lacking in love, similar to seeing our face in a mirror from a certain distance. But when we are closer to the mirror, that is closer to Jesus, one sees in the face the stains and wrinkles, etc., as one sees the imperfection in our relationship with Him, which causes to suffer Jesus who loves each of us immensely.
This is why these rebellious adult children criticize the scholastics as something “dry theories, the old model, doctrinistic, a negative tone, always a little poignant, moralistic, from pre-modern categories, from invincible infantilism”. The people who have the true problem of “infantilism” are these spoiled capricious children who do not love their parents nor their Creator, and thus do not want to take the responsibility of their profound ingratitude and indifference toward those who have sacrificed themselves for them. Behold the principle sorrow of Jesus on the cross! Saint Francis of Assisi proclaimed: “Love is not loved!” Unfortunately, I believe that the great majority of these people, who do not know how to love according to the true Gospel, did not receive true love from their parents.
“On a certain occasion, the Lord said to me, I am more deeply wounded by the small imperfections of chosen souls than by the sins of those living in the world. It made me very sad that chosen souls make Jesus suffer, and Jesus told me, These little imperfections are not all. I will reveal to you a secret of My Heart: what I suffer from chosen souls. Ingratitude in return for so many graces is My Heart's constant food, on the part of [such] a chosen soul. Their love is lukewarm, and My Heart cannot bear it; these souls force Me to reject them. Others distrust My goodness and have no desire to experience that sweet intimacy in their own hearts, but go in search of Me, off in the distance, and do not find Me. This distrust of My goodness hurts Me very much. If My death has not convinced you of My love, what will? Often a soul wounds Me mortally, and then no one can comfort Me. They use My graces to offend Me. There are souls who despise My graces as well as all the proofs of My love. They do not wish to hear My call, but proceed into the abyss of hell. The loss of these souls plunges Me into deadly sorrow. God though I am, I cannot help such a soul because it scorns Me; having a free will, it can spurn Me or love Me. You, who are the dispenser of My mercy, tell all the world about My goodness, and thus you will comfort My Heart” (Diary of St. Faustina, no. 580).
I agree that there is this attitude of people today in the Church because there are few people and few priests who truly pray and live the Gospel and the Ten Commandments. And thus one understands that people who hear the words of such priests who do not live what they preach perceive these words as “useless moralism of the eighteen hundreds”. Saint Francis said to his friars to evangelize always and use words when they are necessary. Thus, Zanchi is NOT speaking like Jesus spoke of “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15; Mt 4:17) or “GO AND SIN NO MORE” (Jn 8:11; 5:14), but rather to surrender to the world and do as does the world which feels absolutely no need of conversion, and it sees all the priests as hypocrites. The last many popes, from Pius IX up to seven years ago told us that the most serious sin today is that people have lost the sense of sin. Zanchi is precisely promoting this, there is no more sin, and thus it is useless and without sense the phrase that we often say during the Mass: “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”! According to Zanchi and the world, there are no more sins and thus it is useless a “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”, that is, “it’s not good for anything” a Savior, as Zanchi said to us priests, “it’s not good for anything”, those few true priests who seek to do as did Jesus and all the saints, the salt of the earth (Mt 5:13-20), to lead people to overcome vices and sins and to authentic virtues, above all with our example, our prayers and our sacrifices.
Then towards the end, Zanchi offered us, with new nuances, the THEOLOGY of LIBERATION, accusing the old Church of the perversion of the religious idea of merit and the criminalization of frailty, the exaltation of merit.
I remember more than five years ago an important priest in the diocese, Don Alberto, praised socialism while we were a lunch. I responded to him: “But the encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (1891; http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html), and the encyclical of Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus (1991; http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_01051991_centesimus-annus_en.html), explained well to us the great danger of socialism.” Don Alberto looked at me with a smile as if I was not too illuminated and even an idiot!
After two or three comments of some priests after Zanchi finished speaking, I also offered my comments (which I recorded the audio, as I always do at these meetings). I began to say: “I ask myself if God gave us the Ten Commandments for our true good or for our evil? Do we trust God or do we trust ourselves? Has human nature changed in history and thus we must change the Ten Commandments because human nature has changed today with respect to the time of Moses and of Jesus? You (Zanchi) spoke several times about resigning ourselves. It comes to mind the Gospel of Mark chapter 10, the words of the apostles were “amazed” and “exceedingly astonished” by the words of Jesus which seemed too demanding. At that point, Jesus did not offer compromises with the mentality of the world. And even in the Gospel of John chapter 6, when many disciples went away due to Jesus’ teaching about the Eucharist, Jesus was even ready to lose not only those disciples but also the apostles, “Will you leave me too?” What this means is that is seems to me that there is a great temptation to lower the bar, also with ecumenism to the point of putting the first priority of gathering everyone instead of remaining faithful the Divine Revelation.
Jesus said that I am the Truth, John 14:6, and thus the truth does not change with the times of the world. And we must seek to understand the truth according to God not according to the world. And thus there must be a true harmony between Divine Revelation, explained well in all the documents of the Church, because the truth does not change, because it is God. In this way we can offer the truth which makes us free which Jesus told us in John 8:23. Thus there must be this harmony. The truth comes from God or from the Church or from the world? That is, God must change according to the world in every age of the world or the world must change according to God? Or God made a mistake because human nature changed and thus we must interpret the Ten Commandments for our new times? That is, I trust in God, who gave us the Ten Commandments for our good, not for our evil. I believe that also Jesus replied to the apostles, “amazed” and “exceedingly astonished”, in Mark 10, for God all is possible, but for man nothing is possible.
Thus I want to arrive at trusting in God so as to be able even to do leaps of miracles if I trust in God instead of myself. And thus, as a dumb child, I want to trust Jesus as Jesus said in the Gospel. Jesus said that if we do not become as little children we will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. This means above all the trust of children in their parents, to trust God, and the Revelation of God which does not change which must be in harmony. And to take the risk of dialoguing with those who tell us that we must remain in harmony with these things. For example – perhaps some will be angered at this – why was there with the cardinals who wrote the “Dubia” (November 2016; against Amoris Laetitia) and also their book, “Remaining in the Truth of Christ” (October 2014), absolutely no dialogue with them. They only wanted to say that we must remain in harmony with all of Divine Revelation because the truth sets us free. But the truth of God, not from the world or interpreted by the world.”
Afterwards when Zanchi was responding to the comments, he responded to the other comments but not to my comment, with a little insistence from Cardinal Bassetti to keep it short, that is, there was not time to respond to my comment!
Some of the priests were NOT content with my comment, many uninterested, but one priest thanked me for my comment, and said that Zanchi did not respond to my comment, and then he invited me for lunch at his rectory.
Another priest, who is less courageous, was happy to at least come to my table where I was for lunch after the meeting so as to hear more.
During lunch after the meeting, Cardinal Bassetti came to my table twice. The first time I said to him that after his comment at the beginning of the year dedicated to “Amoris Latitia”, three years ago, I went home and I wrote an article with the title: “Forbidden To Speak About Sin” (http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2016/09/forbidden-to-speak-about-sin.html). Bassetti replied: “I did not say that”. Then the second time that he came to my table at lunch, I asked him, before seven other priest at our table, “Why did you not speak to me FIRST before taking away my parish at Liciano Niccone?” (“A Letter to My Bishop”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-letter-to-my-bishop.html). After more than ten seconds of silence, Bassetti finally replied, “Oh, I don’t remember!”
On December 18, 2019 at the monthly meeting of the PERMANENT FORMATION OF PRIESTS we poor priests in Perugia listened to Padre BENÔIT STANDAERT; his theme was: “THE THREE COLUMNS OF THE WORLD: A BASIS TO START ALL OVER”. After this meeting, a seventy year old priest, Don Idilio, said to me that it seems that there is no longer anything that does not change, there is no longer anything solid, not even the dogmas of the Catholic Church! This was the goal of this meeting to lead us totally into subjectivism and relativism! This “BASIS TO START ALL OVER” is not the infallible interpretation of Divine Revelation by the Catholic Church for 2000 years guided by the Holy Spirit! The people of the modern church feel they know more than all the saints of the last 2000 years so as to interpret Divine Revelation in the right way!?! But the very numerous people of the modern church, even though they feel they are more enlightened and intelligent today than ever before, are not willing to dialogue with any cardinal, bishop, priest or layman who simply and clearly explain that there is a fundamental break with Divine Revelation and Catholic tradition regarding documents such as “Amoris Laetitia” (moral relativism), “Laudato Sì” (pantheism) and “All Brothers” (syncretism)!
In September 2014 a priest, in my diocese of Perugia, committed suicide. Cardinal Bassetti decided to put aside the topic of our monthly meeting to talk about this. Many younger priests lamented at that time the lack of support by the Cardinal. I then spoke before the more than 100 priests present with the Cardinal and told them that I took the advice of Archbishop Fulton Sheen 14 years ago to spend more than an hour every day in church before our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle. From that time on, even though I live alone, I never felt any loneliness whatsoever. I told them that when I suggested this practice to 20 priests in our diocese, all of them said that they did not have time. I responded to them that if I do not spend at least one hour with Jesus in the Eucharist every day, I end up offering to people a poor priest, Father Joe, instead of offering them Jesus Christ. I also said to the priests and cardinal of Perugia that we forget so easily what we say during the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”, and we priests think we are the savior of the parish instead of Jesus Christ! The saints spent as much time as possible on their knees before our Eucharistic Lord but today one hears often in the Church and in the seminaries that priests should not waste time in adoration, since they are not monks! Today “the heresy of action” is frightfully spreading quickly in which there easily predominates the “devil of organization” (Pope Pius XII), while our union with Jesus and Mary diminishes and the true spiritual fruits diminish accordingly!
After this my comment, Cardinal Bassetti came to my table at Lunch time and thanked me privately for my comment in this atmosphere of mourning. But a couple of months later when the topic of our meeting was evangelization, I again talked about the importance of Eucharistic adoration to have true and lasting fruits in our evangelization as the saints showed us. This time Cardinal Bassetti interrupted me and said my comment has nothing to do with the topic of evangelization. Three years later Cardinal Bassetti eliminated our traditional half hour of adoration at the beginning of our monthly meetings.
After I was betrayed and abandoned by a priest in the diocese of Perugia, Don Alberto, I lost my parish of Ponte Valleceppi in January 2001. At that time I began to spend at least one hour before the Most Blessed Sacrament every day. Then when I lost my parish of Liciano Niccone on October 13, 2015 (“A Letter to My Bishop”; https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-letter-to-my-bishop.html), I began spending two hours every day before the Most Blessed Sacrament. This year 2019, at the beginning of Lent, I began spending three hours every day before the Most Blessed Sacrament. This is the secret of my strength, with the help of Mary the Mother of God. I now pray the whole Rosary, of 20 mysteries, everyday.
During the International Spiritual Exercises, at Collevalenza – Sanctuary of Merciful Love (Madre Speranza), June 22-28, 2008, Father Michael Gaughran offered to over 200 priests and to over 10 bishops of the movement these words in a meditation, with the title of the meditation, “The Church, The Movement and the current times” (http://wordbelife.blogspot.it/2014/11/spiritual-food-1411.html):
“[It Is An Attack On The Truth Of God.]
It grew gradually. It is enough to think of a subtle change that happened around the time of the Second Vatican Council. With the arrival of the “experts” there developed the fashion of theologians (Note 1), regardless of whether or not they deserved the name; the fact that they had published a book, in general that was enough. This continues and, with this, the CENTER THAT GUIDES THE CHURCH in the minds of many, has shifted from where God had placed it, in the hierarchy, the Pope and the bishops in union with him, and became the various opinions of all sorts of writers. [The students collected the books.] So, this has had an impact not only on the priests, but also on seminarians in many universities. This is the first part of the attack: the attack on the truth of God, the foundation of the Church. (…)”
The Rotary Club and the Lions Club are the antechambers of Masonry; some call them the white Masonry.
His Eminence Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the President of the Episcopal Conference, who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis even though the diocese of Perugia was never a diocese of a cardinal, was awarded the XXII “Rotary Award of Umbria” on May 14, 2015 in the Cathedral of Perugia. (http://www.skipintro.it/rotaryperugiaest/consegna-dai-parte-dei-rotary-club-umbri-del-xxii-premio-rotary-umbria-al-presidente-della-conferenza-episcopale-umbra-s-em-cardinale-gualtiero-bassetti/)! A couple of friends of mine who live in Perugia told me that the cathedral of Perugia on that day (May 14, 2015) was full of Freemasons!
You might find it very interesting, using Google, to find very high ranking members of the Rotary Club in the Catholic Church. Another member of the Rotary Club in Buenos Aires since 1999 was Cardinal BERGOGLIO. “The Rotary is of the Masonic inspiration in that it carries forth the Masonic ideals and has ties with the Freemasonry. This is the reason for which Rotary is known as – together with other clubs such as for example the Lions Club International – “White Masonry” ” (In Italian: http://umanitasvegliati.blogspot.it/2014_04_01_archive.html; see also in Italian: http://giacintobutindaro.org/tag/cardinali-massoni/). The Rotary clubs and the Lions clubs are seed beds for future members of the Freemasons.
“The extraordinary love of Masonry for the Pope. A study documented history “For the first time” by Marco Tosatti. “L’amore Straordinario Della Massoneria Per Il Pontefice. Uno Studio Documenta Una Storica “Prima Volta” di Marco Tosatti (4 aprile 2017; http://www.marcotosatti.com/2017/04/09/lamore-straordinario-della-massoneria-per-il-pontefice-uno-studio-documenta-una-storica-prima-volta/)
“Pope Francis, the masons applaud: we are with you”. “Papa Francesco, i massoni lo applaudono: siamo con te” (10 Gennaio 2019; https://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/esteri/13417969/papa-francesco-vaticano-massoni-applaudono-siamo-con-te.html).
Thank you Francis – From all the Masons of the world. 'Grazie Francesco' - Da 'todos los masones del mundo' by Aldo Maria Valli (January 9, 2019; https://www.aldomariavalli.it/2019/01/09/grazie-francesco-da-todos-los-masones-del-mundo/).
Why does Freemasonry openly support Pope Francis? (https://seeker401.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/why-does-freemasonry-openly-support-pope-francis/).
The new pope Francis is a member of the Rotary Club. Il nuovo ‘papa’ Francesco è membro del Rotary Club (March 21, 2013; http://giacintobutindaro.org/2013/03/21/il-nuovo-papa-francesco-e-membro-del-rotary-club/).
Cardinal Danneels Admits: “Mafia Club” Opposed to Benedict XVI Plotted Pope Francis Election
Cardinal Danneels: The election of Pope Francis was the fruit of secret meetings that radically liberal cardinals and bishops, organized by Carlo Maria Martini, held for years at St. Gall in Switzerland. This is what is claimed by Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Shelkens, the authors of a just published biography of the Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels. It must be noted that St. John Paul II published the above papal law in February 1996, the very year that the Sankt-Gallen group was formed. Is the vote of a cardinal, who is automatically excommunicated, canonically valid at a conclave? (“Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign”; http://spir-food.blogspot.it/2017/01/pope-benedict-xvi-force-to-resign.html).
Eight popes have condemned Masonry since 1738 (https://www.ewtn.com/library/NEWAGE/PACONDEM.TXT).
Most recently: Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith: Declaration On Masonic Associations:
“Therefore the Church’s negative judgment in regard to Masonic association remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.” (November 26, 1983; http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19831126_declaration-masonic_en.html).
The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church
To become a 33 degree member of Masonry, one must take the oath “Ordo ab Chao”, which is a Latin expression meaning Order out of Chaos! “Ordo ab Chao” is the motive to promote “UNCONTROLED” immigration (http://god-politics.blogspot.it/2016/03/future-objectives-freemasonry.html), as well as undermining commerce and the whole of the structures of societies in a covert and underhanded way using their very numerous bribed Masonic politicians and corporate directors! Most Masons do NOT know they are WORKING FOR SATAN until they have been formed and brainwashed in at least 24 degrees of Masonry (http://spir-food.blogspot.com/2018/06/only-god-can-save-italy.html). But immediately at the first degree of Masonry one must accept religious syncretism, that all religions are equal, which means that Jesus Christ is at the same level with Mohammad or Buddha or any religious founder.
Let us pray very much brothers because we are truly the “generation” (Mt 24:34) of the great apostasy before the manifestation of the Antichrist (2Thess 2:3)! The Church, the Body of Christ, will be crucified (CCC 675-677) in this period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21), but in the end “my Immaculate Heart will triumph” (Fatima, 1917) to prepare for the second coming of her divine Son, Jesus Christ!
SANTO PADRE PIO ha detto: “Il mondo può più facilmente sopravvivere alla sparizione della luce del sole, che alla sparizione del SACRIFICIO della MESSA.” Questo santo ha detto anche che “l’arma per questi tempi, è il ROSARIO”!
After years of prayer and study and following the signs of the times, I am convinced that in the spring of 2021, a new Roman Missal will be obligatory in the whole world which will fulfill the prophecies of Daniel: “And from the time that the continual burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days” (Dan 12:11; 7:25; 9:27), which will correspond to the period of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21). Visit: “The Validity of the Holy Mass” (https://spir-food.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-validity-of-holy-mass.html). Perhaps also the new missal to be promoted in Italy in the spring of 2020 will offer this invalid Mass without the essential words of the consecration, “This is my Body … This is my Blood”, and then within one year, to be propagated in the whole world. I hope to publish soon more details about this very real possibility.
Father Joseph Dwight
“DWIGHT DON JOSEPH PRESBITERO DIOCESANO”
In my written works on private revelation (see: http://necedah-cult.blogspot.com and http://priv-rev.blogspot.com) I quoted St. Thomas Aquinas, the "angelic doctor” of the Church, who tells us, in regards to private revelation that, "The prophets who foretold the coming of Christ could not continue further than John, who with his finger pointed to Christ actually present. Nevertheless as Jerome says on this passage, 'This does not mean that there were no more prophets after John. For we read in the Acts of the apostles that Agabus and the four maidens, daughters of Philip, prophesied. John, too, wrote a prophetic book about the end of the Church; and at all times there have not been lacking persons having the spirit of prophecy, not indeed for the declaration of any new doctrine of faith, but FOR THE DIRECTION OF HUMAN ACTS." (Sum. Theol.II-II, 174, 6).
Our Lady told us: “Darkness, with a thick, cold fog, has entered the Church, obscuring it in the splendor of its truth. For this reason, every day, my word is forming you to the spirit of wisdom, that you may always see, in the light, the truth which my Son has taught you and proclaim it with courage to all in its integrity. The time has now come when only the little children, consecrated to my Immaculate Heart and entrusted completely to their heavenly Mother, will have the gift of keeping themselves intact in the faith and of bringing to the true faith the souls entrusted to them” (February 9, 1985; http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
Prophetic private revelations are so important that Satan seeks in every way to diminish their divulgation, influence and effect. In 1882, Christ revealed to the stigmatist, Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais, France that: "In the last days, a seemingly unlimited amount of FALSE REVELATIONS will arise from hell like a swarm of flies; a last attempt of Satan to choke and to destroy the efficacy of the TRUE REVELATIONS by false ones."
You might find very enlightening and helpful in this period of great confusion: “To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons” (http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/).
Almost twenty Cardinal and more than 150 Bishops, more than 50,000 priests and religious, have followed the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP), receiving by way of the book which contains the messages, precious teaching from the Mother of God, in this devastating attack of the ecclesiastical Masonry on the sound doctrine of the Church and the Sacraments, especially the Most Holy Eucharist.
Many bishops have given their Imprimatur to this book. You will find in these messages of Our Lady revealed through Don Stefano Gobbi a resemblance to the writings of Saint Louis de Montfort, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and to the messages of Our Lady of Fatima, with the sweetness that only the Mother of God, and the Mother of each of us, could communicate to those open to the caresses of Our Lady!
Let us put the words of Don Giuliano Zanchi before the words of the Mother of God (“To The Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons” (http://our-lady-priests.blogspot.it/):
“The cause of such a vast diffusion of errors and of this great apostasy rests with UNFAITHFUL PASTORS. They remain silent when they should speak with courage to condemn error and to defend the truth. They do not intervene when they should be unmasking the rapacious wolves who, hidden beneath the clothing of lambs, have insinuated themselves into the flock of Christ. They are mute dogs who allow their flocks to be torn to pieces” (September 8, 1985).
“He (Jesus) is also betrayed on the part of those pastors who do not look after the flock entrusted to them, who remain silent out of fear or for the sake of convenience and do not defend the truth from the snares of errors, nor do they protect the sheep from the terrible scourge of rapacious wolves, who present themselves dressed as lambs” (March 28,1986).
“The Church of Jesus is wounded with the pernicious plague of infidelity and apostasy. In appearance, everything remains calm, and it seems that all is going well. In reality, it is being pervaded with an ever widening lack of faith which is spreading the great apostasy everywhere. Many bishops, priests, religious and faithful no longer believe and have already lost the true faith in Jesus and in his Gospel. For this reason, the Church must be purified, with persecution and with blood. There has also entered into the Church disunity, division, strife and antagonism. The forces of atheism and Masonry, having infiltrated within it, are on the point of breaking up its interior unity and of darkening the splendor of its sanctity. These are the times, foretold by me, when cardinals will be set against cardinals, bishops against bishops and priests against priests, and the flock of Christ will be torn to pieces by rapacious wolves, who have found their way in under the clothing of defenseless and meek lambs. Among them there are even some who occupy posts of great responsibility, and by means of them, Satan has succeeded in entering and in operating at the very summit of the Church. Bishops and priests of the holy Church of God, how great today is your responsibility! The Lord is about to demand of you an account of how you have administered his vineyard. Repent; seek pardon; make amends; and, above all, be once again faithful to the task which has been entrusted to you” (September 6, 1986).
“Bishops and priests of the holy Church of God, return once more to interesting yourselves in souls, the supreme good which has been entrusted to you. Defend them against the assaults of the rapacious wolves, who frequently disguise themselves today as harmless and gentle lambs. See how confusion is increasing, the darkness becoming deep, errors spreading and sin flooding everywhere. Take care of the flock which has been entrusted to you; lead it to sure pastures; nourish it with the word of God; strengthen it by prayer; heal it by the sacrament of Reconciliation; feed it with the bread of the Eucharist” (May 17, 1987).
“The Lord is about to ask you for an account of how you have managed his vineyard and why you have permitted rapacious wolves to enter into it, disguised as lambs, in order to devour a downtrodden and dispersed flock” (September 29, 1988).
“Many pastors have been neither attentive nor vigilant and have allowed many rapacious wolves, clothed as lambs, to insinuate themselves into the flock in order to bring disorder and destruction. How great is your responsibility, O pastors of the holy Church of God!” (November 15, 1990).
“The great trial has come for the Church, so violated by the evil spirits, so divided in its unity, so darkened in its holiness. See how error has flooded throughout it, error which leads to the loss of the true faith. Apostasy is spreading everywhere. A special gift of my Immaculate Heart for these times of yours is the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which my Pope has wished to promulgate, to be as it were his shining last testament. But how many are those pastors who grope about in the mist, become speechless out of fear or compromise, and who no longer defend their flocks from the many rapacious wolves! Many priestly and consecrated lives have become dried up by impurity, seduced by pleasures and the search for comfort and well-being. The faithful are being drawn in by the enticements of a world which has become pagan, or by the countless sects which are spreading more and more. The hour of its great trial has above all come for the Church, because it will be shaken by the lack of faith, obscured by apostasy, wounded by betrayal, abandoned by its children, divided by schisms, possessed and dominated by Freemasonry, turned into fertile soil from which will spring up the wicked tree of the man of iniquity, the Antichrist, who will bring his kingdom into its interior.” (January 1, 1993).
“See how the apostasy has spread everywhere; how errors are taught and propagated; how the lack of discipline and confusion is increasing. How many pastors no longer keep watch over the flock entrusted to them, and thus many rapacious wolves, in lambs' clothing, are entering to wreak havoc in the sheepfold of my Son Jesus. Be the light set on a lamp stand, to draw along the road of truth many of my poor children who are walking in the darkness of error and of the loss of the true faith. Thus, you will be faithful ministers of the Gospel, and by means of you, the Church, after the painful trial through which it is now living, will once again shed, in all its splendor, the light of Christ and of his truth. Your light will shine by way of your priestly witness of holiness.” (November 23, 1993).
“Never as in your days have so many pastors become `MUTE DOGS,' who do not defend the flock entrusted to them from being menaced, seduced and devoured by many rapacious wolves. It is because of this that the Gospel of my Son Jesus is being lacerated and torn to shreds in all its parts. So then, my motherly task is that of leading you to believe in the Gospel, to let yourselves be guided solely by the wisdom of the Gospel, and to live the Gospel to the letter. For this, I am guiding you, with gentleness and motherly firmness, by means of my messages. Thus, in the great apostasy which is spreading everywhere, white flakes of snow are coming down from my Immaculate Heart upon you, children consecrated to me, so that you may bring everywhere the light of the divine word and become instruments which make shine everywhere, in its greatest splendor, all the truth contained in the Gospel of my Son Jesus.” (August 5, 1995).
“You will live out the Gospel to the letter: you will be poor, simple, pure, little and totally given over to the Father. By your word, which will repeat ever more loudly and clearly the truth which my Son Jesus has come to reveal to you. Do you see how many of your brother-priests BETRAY this truth, in the attempt to adapt it to the MENTALITY of the world, impelled by a false illusion of being better understood, listened to by more people and more easily followed? No illusion is more dangerous than this.” (February 2, 1976).
“And as a consequence these priests, these sons of my maternal predilection, may find themselves left to their own resources. Thus an increasing number are led astray by the general confusion, become the victims of error and wander far from my Son Jesus and the truth of his Gospel. Thus their light becomes extinguished and the faithful walk in darkness. How many there are among them who now live habitually in sin, and who turn a deaf ear to my pressing invitations to conversion! They even try to justify themselves, adapting themselves to the mentality of the world which today legitimizes even the most serious moral disorders. How many of my priest-sons no longer pray? They are swallowed up in activities and no longer have a moment to pray.” (January 15, 1977).
“Their only concern is exclusively directed toward social problems, and they forget that Jesus died on the Cross and rose again to obtain for you the great gift of redemption and to save souls. And thus the teaching of the theology of liberation, which is a true betrayal of Christ and of his Gospel, is becoming more and more widespread.” (Sao Paulo (Brazil); February 25, 1988).
“Even the Church, which lives and suffers in this continent, is threatened with an interior division caused by dissension from the Pope and by opposition to his Magisterium on the part of some bishops, theologians, priests and lay persons. Above all, my Adversary has sought to strike her with the subtle snare of liberation theology, which is a TRUE BETRAYAL of Christ and his Gospel.” (Quito (Ecuador); February 27, 1992).
“In this country, where my Adversary has succeeded in seducing very many of my children with the DANGEROUS ERROR of liberation theology, I am forming my cohort with all my poor and little children.” (Ilobasco (El Salvador); February 13, 1994).
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“The black beast like a leopard indicates Freemasonry; the beast with the two horns like a lamb indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church. If the task of Masonry is to lead souls to perdition, bringing them to the worship of false divinities, the task of ecclesiastical Masonry on the other hand is that of destroying Christ and his Church, building a new idol, namely a false christ and a false church.
h Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God; He is the Word incarnate; He is true God and true Man because He unites in his divine Person human nature and divine nature. Jesus, in the Gospel, has given his most complete definition of Himself, saying that He is the Truth, the Way and the Life.
i Jesus is the Truth, because He reveals the Father to us, speaks his definitive word to us, and brings all divine revelation to its perfect fulfillment.
j Jesus is the Life, because He gives us divine life itself, with the grace merited by Him through redemption, and He institutes the sacraments as efficacious means which communicate grace.
k Jesus is the Way which leads to the Father, by means of the Gospel which He has given us, as the way to follow to attain salvation.
l Jesus is the Truth because it is He - the living Word - who is the font and seal of all divine revelation. And so ecclesiastical Masonry works to obscure his divine word, by means of natural and rational interpretations and, in the attempt to make it more understandable and acceptable, empties it of all its supernatural content. Thus errors are spread in every part of the Catholic Church itself. Because of the spread of these errors, many are moving away today from the true faith, bringing to fulfillment the prophecy which was given to you by me at Fatima: `The times will come when many will lose the true faith.' The loss of the faith is apostasy. Ecclesiastical Masonry works, in a subtle and diabolical way, to lead all into apostasy.
m Jesus is the Life because He gives grace. The aim of ecclesiastical Masonry is that of justifying sin, of presenting it no longer as an evil but as something good and of value. Thus one is advised to do this as a way of satisfying the exigencies of one's own nature, destroying the root from which repentance could be born, and is told that it is no longer necessary to confess it. The pernicious fruit of this accursed cancer, which has spread throughout the whole Church, is the disappearance everywhere of individual confession. Souls are led to live in sin, rejecting the gift of life which Jesus has offered us.
n Jesus is the Way which leads to the Father, by means of the Gospel. Ecclesiastical Masonry favors those forms of exegesis which give it a rationalistic and natural interpretation, by means of the application of the various literary genres, in such a way that it becomes torn to pieces in all its parts. In the end, one arrives at denying the historical reality of miracles and of the resurrection and places in doubt the very divinity of Jesus and his salvific mission.
o After having destroyed the historical Christ, the beast with the two horns like a lamb seeks to destroy the mystical Christ which is the Church. The Church instituted by Christ is one, and one alone: it is the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, founded on Peter. As is Jesus, so too is the Church founded by Him which forms his Mystical Body, truth, life and way.
p The Church is truth, because Jesus has entrusted to it alone the task of guarding, in its integrity, all the deposit of faith. He has entrusted it to the hierarchical Church, that is to say, to the Pope and to the bishops united with him. Ecclesiastical Masonry seeks to destroy this reality through false ecumenism, which leads to the acceptance of all Christian Churches, asserting that each one of them has some part of the truth. It develops the plan of founding a universal ecumenical Church, formed by the fusion of all the Christian confessions, among which, the Catholic Church.
q The Church is life because it gives grace, and it alone possesses the efficacious means of grace, which are the seven sacraments. Especially it is life because to it alone is given the power to beget the Eucharist, by means of the hierarchical and ministerial priesthood. In the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is truly present with his glorified Body and his Divinity. And so ecclesiastical Masonry, in many and subtle ways, seeks to attack the ecclesial devotion towards the sacrament of the Eucharist. It gives value only to the meal aspect, tends to minimize its sacrificial value, seeks to deny the real and personal presence of Jesus in the consecrated Host. In this way there are gradually suppressed all the external signs which are indicative of faith in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, such as genuflections, hours of public adoration and the holy custom of surrounding the tabernacle with lights and flowers. … (June 13, 1989).