The Virtue of Intolerance
Richard Salbato 1-10-2008
In the past month I have written several Newsletters on Catholic Pedophiles, homosexual priests, the combination of both (tied to fake miracles, apparitions), and the false use of traditionalism to abuse children and parishioners. In response, I have been called an intolerant homophobic, so I decided to write God's War with Sodomites and show the history of God’s hatred for homosexuals, pedophiles, and incest. This history goes from Adam to the Greeks, Romans, and Nazis.
I am not the only one being attacked on this. Last week Father Tom Bartomomeo was removed as pastor of St. James’ parish in Rockford, Illinois, because he preached the truth at Mass regarding the proper use of sex, contraception, and natural family planning. During his sermon, a long standing pair of active lesbian parishioners stood up in the middle of the homily, interrupted the priest, shouting at him: "When are you going to stop?", and then made a show of leaving the Mass. A few other parishioners also stood up and left. A few days later the priest was dismissed from his duties by his bishop.
Last week I pointed out the courage of Father Paul Weinberger and how he spoke out against error, and I was surprised to get an email from one of my favorite priests, saying that he wished he had that same courage to speak the truth. It is not so easy when tolerance is confused with love.
I admit that the title of this Newsletter will raise some eyebrows, but I will prove that I am right. I want now to show some history to explain why the church has become so tolerant of error, sin, and even abominations. More than just the toleration of abominations of the Liturgy (which is most important), but also the toleration of every other sin by bishops, priests, and so-called Catholics, who have almost given good reasons for many Traditionalist to leave the Church, and I have a lot of sympathy for them.
You Will Never Change What You Tolerate
Tolerance is always looked upon as good, and intolerance as something bad or even evil. However, tolerance applies only to people, never to principles; whereas, intolerance applies only to principles and never to people. I see the first as sometimes prudent but the later as never acceptable.
This confused notion of tolerance and intolerance has led to the toleration of error, and this confusion has brought devastation to religion. Such a position takes reason out of religion, making one religion as good as another, hence the false ecumenical movements.
This notion of tolerance of principles has created the ridiculous impression that any individual opinion about religion is right. Many priests and bishops hold this view.
The true Catholic Church is intolerant of error because truth is of God’s making, and what is made by God cannot be altered by man. Intolerance is essential in medical science because we cannot tolerate cancer and pain. Instead of being tolerant, we do what we can to cut it out.
Intolerance is essential in the physical sciences because we cannot tolerate error and lies. Intolerance is essential in the philosophical sciences because two apposing statements cannot both be true. The same holds for Religion. Two apposing statements can both be wrong, but two apposing statements cannot both be true. Intolerance is essential to the professor when his students are in error.
Being broadminded or tolerant in principles of truth has grave consequences because even in the social sciences there is a cause and effect. Let’s look at principles because we cannot compromise these.
1. Natural Law is the way things act by their nature and that includes humans.
2. Normative laws are laws that show what ought to be done and what should not be done.
3. Descriptive Laws are discovered, but because there is a cause and effect, they cannot be broken.
Natural Law includes Descriptive Law because there are unavoidable consequences from going against human nature. These consequences are not only on an individual basis (Aids, depression, suicide, addiction, divorce, murder, etc.) but as shown in the previous Newsletter, God's War with Sodomites even nations are destroyed by the cause and effect of violating the natural law. Such examples are: Sodom, Gomorra, Greece, Rome, Pompeii, Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, and very soon maybe, the entire Western Civilization.
Only God’s chosen people, first the Jews and then the Catholics, have stood in the way of civilizations going to destruction as a result of the violations of natural, normative and descriptive laws – principles of truth.
When and Why Did We Lose our Intolerance of Error?
Modernism itself was the fruit of the calamity of the Renaissance and the Protestant Revolt, and it took a long historical process to unfold. After Pius X’s condemnation of the heresy of Modernism, its proponents merely went underground. They then took a much more subtle and practical approach.
Instead of preaching openly about Modernism, they simply spread doubt by raising questions and avoiding absolute truths. Therefore, they could not be condemned by Pius X. We find that today among liberal priests and bishops, and the absolute silencing of traditional priests as shown above.
The greatest example of this is the diluting of the truth of the True Presence of Christ in the HolyEucharist (which I will show later), and the silence on sexual sins like contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and fortification.
In spite of Saint Pius X’s condemnation of Modernism, it continued to corrupt the Church, the seminaries, the bishops, and even Rome itself. Long before Vatican II; Communists, Masons, and homosexuals had been infiltrating the Church; and becoming priests, bishops, and even Cardinals. Some had even reached prominent positions in the Vatican.
So aware of this, Padre Pio asked Father Don Luigi to investigate the infiltration of both Freemasons and Communists into the Church. He did, and wrote two books on the subject.
Bella Dodd, an ex-Communist, who reconverted to the Catholic Church, openly spoke of the Communist Party’s deliberate infiltration of agents into the seminaries. She was an active party member, and she had dealt with no fewer than four cardinals within the Vatican "who were working for us." Dodd said that the primary goal of the Communists was destroying the Mass, and sapping belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Sweet Gentle Loving People
People who are kind, gentle, sweet, non-confrontational, compromising, and always seeking to be well liked and loving, are to blame. The greatest example of these sweet people is Pope Paul VI, a loving and gentle man, who wanted no enemies. President Carter was one of these sweet people.
To understand Pope Paul VI, you must go back to when he was Bishop Montini and worked as Undersecretary of State for Pope Pius XII. The Pope had prohibited the Vatican staff from dealing with Moscow, and he was secretly sending priests into Russia to help the persecuted Catholics there.
However, as soon as a priest arrived in Russia he was arrested and killed.
Montini had been talking with Vatican moles, and they in turn were passing on this information to the Soviet Agents. Montini was just being his normal cajoling sweet self. The Vatican mole was discovered to be Alighiero Tondi, S.J. He was an agent working for Stalin.
Montini’s sweetness caused the death of many priests. The fact that he did not mean to do it does not bring back the lives of these martyrs.
Even after sweet Montini became Pope Paul VI, he continued to pacify Communists, Freemasons, and heretics, even though he, himself, was sound in the faith. He simply was too nice. One example of this was his treatment of Cardinal Mindszenty, whom he exiled in Vienna, and replaced him with someone more acceptable to the Hungarian Communists.
Another example is Cardinal Gagnon. Paul VI had asked Gagnon to head an investigation concerning the infiltration of the Church by powerful enemies. Cardinal Gagnon (at that time Archbishop) accepted this unpleasant task, and compiled a long dossier, rich in worrisome facts. Paul VI then refused to read it. He placed it in a safe, which was later mysteriously broken into, and the document destroyed.
Fourtunately, Cardinal Gagnon had a copy. He asked the Pope for a private audience, and once again, his request was denied. He then decided to leave Rome and return to his homeland in Canada. Later, he was called back to Rome by Pope John Paul II, and became a Cardinal. Paul VI spoke about the "Smoke of Satan which had entered the Church," yet, he still refused to condemn heresies.
Humanae Vitae (the glory of his pontificate), and his Credo of the People of God were great documents proving that the Holy Spirit can work even with a man like Paul VI. However, his failure to enforce these documents and condemn the heresies does not go well for the Church. His treatment of holy Cardinal Slipyj, who had spent seventeen years in a Gulag, is also an example of his appeasement and weakness.
Alice von Hildebrand says that:
It was under him that, in the course of fifteen years, more changes were introduced in the Church than in all preceding centuries combined.
What is worrisome is that we read the testimony of ex-Communists like Bella Dodd, and study Freemasonic documents (dating from the nineteenth century, and usually penned by fallen-away and excommunicated priests like Paul Roca), and we can see that to a large extent, their agenda has been carried out.
After Vatican II, we see the exodus of priests and nuns, dissenting theologians not censured, feminism, the pressure put on Rome to abolish priestly celibacy, immorality in the clergy, blasphemous liturgies [see articles by David Hart in First Things,
April 2001, "The Future of the Papacy"], the radical changes that have been introduced into the sacred liturgy [see then Cardinal Ratzinger’s book Milestones, pp. 126 and 148, Ignatius Press], and a misleading ecumenism. Only a blind person could deny that many of the Enemy’s plans have been perfectly carried out.
THE TRUE PRESENCE
I remember arguing with a Doctor of Theology 15 years ago, when I taught Apologetics at Saint Joseph’s Communication. He heard me say that Christ was physically present in the Holy Eucharist, and he replied, “No! Christ is not Physically present but only Sacramentally present.”
I could have been sweet and nice because he was the pre-eminent theologian and known all over the world, but truth must be defended because it is a principle. In principles, we must be intolerant.
I was more concerned about truth, than pleasing people. Therefore, I made a bet in front of a great many people, including prominent priests, that I could prove physical presence, and he accepted the bet.
Funny but considering what I have said above about Pope Paul VI, it was Mysterium Fidei (an Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI) that I used to prove my point:
Not that there lies under those species what was already there before, but something quite different; and that not only because of the faith of the Church, but in objective reality, since after the change of the substance or nature of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, nothing remains of the bread and wine but the appearances, under which Christ, whole and entire, in His physical "reality" is bodily present. … that after the Consecration, there is present the true Body of Christ which was born of the Virgin and, offered up for the salvation of the world, hung on the Cross and now sits at the right hand of the Father, and that there is present the true Blood of Christ which flowed from His side.
They are present not only by means of a sign and of the efficacy of the Sacrament, but also in the very reality and truth of their nature and substance.
Fidei was written by the Holy Spirit when Paul VI heard of the many heresies
going around about the true presence by prominent Catholic Theologians. Again
the problem is not what Paul VI taught, but the problem lies with the fact that
he did not discipline any of these theologians and the
Freemasons and Communists, seeing that they could use the writings of these heretic theologians, promoted these false doctrines, and later promoted the fruits of their heresy. They picked up on an ex-priest named Anthony Wilhelm, who condensed these heresies in a book called, “Christ Among Us”.
Freemasons were so pleased with this book they paid to have 200,000 placed free into all the Catholic Seminaries. It is now estimated that 2,000,000 copies have been sold in spite of the fact that Cardinal Ratzinger ordered the Imprimatur removed.
With a careful use of words, Wilhelm manages to destroy the meaning of Transubstantiation, and claimed that the presence of Christ in Protestant Liturgies and His presence in people are no different than in the Catholic Eucharist. See http://www.scborromeo.org/papers/decept.PDF
This is the very reason for the abuses of the Novus Ordo Mass. How we pray is how we believe. Knowing this, promoters of these heresies (found in the book, “Christ Among Us”) want us to see Christ in each one of us in the same way we have Christ in the Eucharist.
This is the reason for; the removal of the Altar Rails, the changing of the real altar to a table, the moving of the Tabernacle, the moving of the singers to the altar, and the ultimate goal already done in some churches, the moving of the altar to the center of the people. At this point, the people are looking at each other instead of looking at Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Consequently, in time, people worship each other instead of God.
This book also belittles the sin of sex outside of marriage. And yet, in spite of no approval from the Church, this book is used today in RCIA classes and in Catholic Schools. So, if you see people in Church not being reverent, not worshipping, paying more attention to each other than the Tabernacle, you might now know why.
Statements by priests like:
“God is present in the Eucharist, but He is also present in you. Look around you and see Christ in each other.”
This is not heresy, but it is a slippery way of diminishing our faith in the true presence. When you see priests, or faithfuls, not giving true devotion to the Holy Eucharist in Mass or in the Tabernacle, you can be sure that directly, or indirectly, they have been influenced by this book.
Is God present everywhere? Yes, but not in the same way. He sees all and is cognoscente of all, but He is not in a person who is in the state of Mortal Sin because Satan is in that person. Christ is physically mixing His blood with a person after Communion, but this only lasts several minutes. After that, the grace of Christ works, but the physical presence has gone. Christ is in all of us who are in the state of grace as He is the Mystical Body of the Church, but even this is not in the same way as His Physical Presence in the Holy Eucharist.
In Mysterium Fidei, Paul VI begs us to adore (latria) Christ in the Tabernacle, in Adoration Chapels, in Eucharistic Processions, and at Mass, but He never tells us to latria (adore) each other. That is Gnostic heresy.
We are not even allowed to worship the Mother of God (latria). That is reserved to God alone. We must give to God in Latria what we do not give to any other person or thing. In our society, that is both mental and physical worship--above and beyond what we give to each other or even to the Virgin Mary.
Notes and References:
1. Father Tom Bartolomeo gave what he thought was a normal homily on contraception and natural family planning. "Contraception, contra-conception, trivializes the sacred value of human sexuality - a danger humanity did not have to face a century ago before the advent of modern chemistry and technology, the pill (before or after) and a host of plastic devices."
"Contracept, take God's plan off the table, and you have mayhem," he said. "The most important thing in your lives, bearing children, is no longer discussed. It has been permanently removed from the conversation. Done deal. The pill, the IUD, the diaphragm, the sponge, the condom - who is making money here? - have shut down not only the body but the brain. And wives and husbands wonder why they grow apart? When a man and woman, a husband and wife, share daily this most wonderful mystery of their human sexuality they are bonding as nature and God intended."
In the middle of this homily one congregation member stood up and began to argue with the priest, yelling "When are you going to stop?" She continued yelling, and took her girlfriend with her and made a show of leaving the church. The parishioner who had created the scene was a publicly practicing lesbian.
Fr. Bartolomeo: Here, I would take all the quotes off and, in case you accept, I idented it the proper way.
The Church is really under attack, and I think we flinch at the slight objections and I don't think that's the proper way to react to our enemies. Rather than dissuading me, all of this is drawing me more and more into that truth, into the Gospel. I have no idea where this is going to take me. The fact is, I suspect that most Catholics do not practice NFP. I think for many people there's a visceral reaction to that, particularly if they haven't heard it before. And tweaking of consciences can be painful. There's nothing more central to the malaise and disease in the church than contracepting Catholic couples, and not realizing the wonderful strengthening of faith that can be found in NFP. All you have to do is meet a family and their children to see that they have found the proper way to relate to each other. It's so demonstrably wonderful to see this natural, loving union of children. You don't ordinarily see that in families.
See Fr. Barolomeo's complete homily at:
2. In Randy Engel's book The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church (New Engel Publishing, 2006; 724-327-7379; www.riteofsod-omy.com), she lays out the invasion, colonization, and the metastasization of the priesthood and religious life by homosexuals in the Catholic Church. She gives the names of homosexual bishops with copious citations and notes. This book, a decade in the making, reveals the homosexual in the Catholic Church.
3. Council of Trent:
The same holy council, the same legates of the Apostolic See presiding, wishing to restore a very much collapsed ecclesiastical discipline and to reform the depraved morals of the clergy and the Christian people, has deemed it proper to begin with those who preside over the major churches [bishops], for unblemished character in those who govern is the salvation of those governed. (Decree Concerning Reform, Session VI, Chapter I)
Finally, the same holy council, moved by so many very grave afflictions of the Church, cannot but call to mind that nothing is more necessary to the Church of God than that the holy Roman pontiff apply that solicitude which by the duty of his office he owes the universal Church in a very special way by associating with himself as cardinals the most select persons only, and appoint to each church most eminently upright and competent shepherds [bishops], and this the more so because our Lord Jesus Christ will require at his hand the blood of the sheep of Christ that perish through the evil government of shepherds who are negligent and forgetful of their office. (Decree Concerning Reform, Session XXIV, chapter I)
4. Much of this Newsletter was taken from Dietrich von Hildebrand and CUF.
5. Related Newsletters on: www.unitypublishing.com