j0432988It’s time to go to church and light some candles.

All the stuff my mother warned about Vatican II is now being revealed, including Communist agents masquerading as Catholic clergy.

Yes, at the time she asked a couple of the nuns she knew about the type of theologians devising V-II. (No, she didn’t mention Communists.  She hadn’t even thought about it at that stage.)  They said, ‘There’s no need to worry. They are all good men. Just accept what you can’t change.’  I’m not blaming the nuns at all, but imagine if what you are about to read had been widely circulated at the time. Lucky they didn’t have the internet back then.  Only the Dorothy Day types would have been left in the pews.

And Mom wasn’t going to ask the priests.  Are you kidding?  A woman talking about V-II with a priest?  They were dismissive enough as it was.  And my mom was no slouch.

But, there again, we get the ‘don’t worry about it’ routine. That really bothers me, especially when it’s connected, as it usually is, with some heinous development.

The latest heinous development is this: a new biography of the late Pope Paul VI reveals that Cardinal Tisserand managed an agreement between the Vatican and the then Soviet Union to not mention Communism.  The papacy in question was John XXIII’s and the agreement concerned Vatican II.  Readers of Italian can find out more here in La Stampa.  (Please feel free to comment here on what you have read, as I do not speak Italian.)

St John’s Valdosta Blog has reported on this, adding that a book about the infiltration of the Church by Communist clergy has been published.  It is entitled AA-1025: The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle.

I would prefer to believe that such a story is untrue.  However, truth is stranger than fiction.  You can read a synopsis of it here.  In short, every Communist infiltrator was given an agent number.  This means there were 1,024 agents before the eponymous one of the book. And he was given his number in 1938! Imagine.

Here are a few excerpts (emphasis mine):

These experiments based on the ‘Spirit of the Council’ are destroying the 2,000-year Traditions of the Church, leading the Catholic faithful on the road to the Great Apostasy, and preparing the Church for the election of the Anti-Pope and for the reception of the coming Anti-Christ

By now there must have been at least several thousands of [agents] in the Catholic Church. Some must have risen to the rank of Archbishop and Cardinal, many of whom could have been heads of Departments in the Curia (Papal government) and religious Congregations

The Agent died in the hospital after a car accident. The nurse (Marie Carre) who attended him found the memoirs in his brief case. After she read it, she decided to publish the memoirs for the world to know why the Catholic Church has been undergoing destructive changes to the lament of its faithful…

[When young, Michael, the future agent] decided to run away from home and met a friend who introduced him to his uncle who was a high-ranking official in the Russian Secret Police.

Michael had completed 6 years of study and by now was 20 years old. He was called to the office of The Uncle who told him: ‘I am now going to send you to practice a militant and international atheism. You will have to fight all religions, but principally the Catholic, which is better organized. To do so, you will enter a seminary and become a Roman Catholic priest… ‘

The Uncle gave further instructions to Michael: ‘The ten persons who will be directly under your orders will never know you. To reach you, they will have to pass through me. Thus you will never be denounced. We already have in our service numerous priests in all countries where Catholicism is implanted, but you will never know one another. One is a bishop. Maybe you will enter into contact with him, it will depend upon the rank that you reach. We have spies everywhere and particularly old ones who follow the press of the whole world.’

Michael’s — the agent’s — words follow:

‘Some day, you will see married priests and mass said in vernacular tongues.’ I remember with joy that I was the first one to say these things in 1938. That same year, I urged women to ask for the priesthood

[T]he virginity of Mary, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and His Resurrection, according to them were to be put in parenthesis and finally were to end up in a simple suppression. The dignity of modern man, in their eyes, was worth such a price…

Someone was charged to watch attentively all the Vatican writings, in order to detect even very small details capable of displeasing one category of individuals. The quality of those who criticize the Pope does not matter, the only important thing is that he be criticized. The ideal thing, of course, would be that he displeased everybody, that is, reactionaries as well as modernists.

I prophesied with assurance … the suppression of Latin, of priestly ornaments, of statues and images, of candles and prie-dieu (so that they could kneel no more) …. And I also started a very active campaign for the suppression of the Sign of the Cross.

I also prophesied, and we were then in 1940, the disappearance of altars, replaced by a table completely bare, and also of all the crucifixes, in order that Christ be considered as a man, not as a God. I insisted that Mass be only a community meal to which all would be invited, even unbelievers…

In order to destroy all sacredness in the cult, the priest will be invited to say the whole Mass in vernacular and especially to recite the words of the Consecration as a narration, which they are in reality. He must not, above all, pronounce the following words: ‘This is my Body, this is my Blood,’ as if he really took the place of Christ Who pronounced them.

Let everyone feel that the priest is reading a narration. Furthermore, there must never be question of a Sacrifice, that is, a Mass-Sacrifice, a non-bloody renovation of the Sacrifice of the Cross. No Protestant accepts this formula. Mass must only be a community meal for the greatest welfare of human fraternity.

[M]ake those who keep on reciting the Rosary feel guilty.

The Saints must disappear before God, although it is much easier to kill God than His SaintsThen, we will proceed to suppress Judgement, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. This is all very easy… Many are well disposed to believe that the Goodness of God surpasses all crimes. AIl we have to do is to insist on this Goodness. A God Whom no one fears, quickly becomes a God about Whom no one thinks. Such was the end to be reached.

Afterwards, come the Seven Sacraments, which are all to be revised, all the more so that Protestants only have two…

…[S]tress that Catholics are responsible for the division among Christians, because, by their refusal to compromise, they caused schisms and heresies. To come to a point that every Catholic will feel so guilty that he will wish to atone at any price.

Always drive minds towards a greater charity, a larger fraternity. Never talk about God, but about the greatness of man. Bit by bit, transform the language and the mentalities. Man must occupy the first place. Cultivate confidence in man who will prove his own greatness by founding the Universal Church in which all good wills shall melt together…

Where have we seen and heard this before?  Today’s Mass, books, films, press — what the agent writes of has now largely been fulfilled.

For more on Vatican II — including how the aforementioned changes unfolded — click here.