The controversial renovation of
Cathedrals after Vatican Council II
To What End?
A guest document by Mr. Christopher
is a portmanteau term coined by some Catholics to describe the
controversial style of renovations which historic Catholic cathedrals,
churches, and oratories have undergone since the Second Vatican Council
(Vatican II). Some post Vatican II renovations of older churches are
similar in nature to the iconoclastic modifications of churches that
took place in Northern Europe during the Reformation in the 16th
Century, or during the Byzantine Iconoclasm in the 7th Century.
"Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you devour
the houses of widows, praying long prayers..." (Matt. 23: 14)
This verse, addressed in prophecy to the Vatican Administration, can
have several meanings. These meanings include taking the money (and/or
churches and their furnishings) donated by well intentioned poor,
elderly, or widowed faithful, and squandering them, or utterly and
intentionally destroying them ('devouring them...) that the
faith of many simple
folk be destroyed.
Neither churches, nor their furnishings, nor their works of art, etc.
are the object
of Faith; that is God alone. Nor should the faithful be lulled
into such virtual idolatry.
Aside from the convenience of a regular and permanent place to offer
Mass, the ONLY reason to have a church building is for the
reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, so that the faithful can be
the presence of God to pray. For the first three centuries of the
Church's existence there was no such thing as a church building. Mass
was said in private homes, in fields, caves, etc. If every church
vanished tomorrow, that is exactly what would be done. The buildings,
of themselves, are nice but unnecessary. All the Church has ever needed
was the Holy Spirit.
The reality is that Catholic culture has built up an incredible array
of treasure in art and architecture. For many Catholics this is helpful
to their faith, as such beauty is evocative of God for them. Of itself
this is not bad. However, this has also been a great aid to clerics who
wished to pass
off themselves and the church organization as "God". The buildings and
art thus, by extension, came to represent God to the laity. Result: The
induced skin-deep 'faith' of far too many Catholics.
While a doctoral thesis on the history and methodology of
'wreckovation' could easily be written, based on my vast professional
experience with clergy, my observation boils down to this:
Opus Dei was well aware of the
'skin-deep faith' and what anchored it.
For them to manifest the False Christ, they must first devastate Faith
in most people. The 'liturgy wars' were a major thrust; the
wreckovation agenda was ancillary. While some disoriented individuals
may sincerely think that what they do thus is 'beautiful' (Lenin,
Hitler, etc. did too), many more know exactly what they are doing. From
observation, there has been much central planning of this - including
precise agendas crafted for each parish. One will note that not all
parishes were wreckovated, and not all to the same extent. Certain
priests played 'good cop/bad cop': one destroys - his successor
rebuilds. Yet both are members of the same club, taking orders from the
same handlers. I have seen this with my own eyes.
The parishioner is given a simple choice to
a) Go away...
b) Do as we say; be
compliant.... no matter how insane,
inconsistent or illogical.
This is an obedience test, complete with an integral Dialectic. You
Liberal one moment, and then be Conservative. But you will be loyal to
your ecclesial superiors (not God). This is mind control - being
conditioned for acceptance of the False Christ.
In both cases the goal is for the subject to lose any real faith in
God and/or to substitute a false 'faith'.
Perhaps this locution of Blessed Ann Catherine Emmerich (2) is worth another look,
as it explains far more than just the artistic destruction:
" * "I saw
St. Peter's. A great crowd of men was trying to pull it down whilst
others constantly built it up again (3). Lines connected
these men one with another and with others throughout the whole world.
I was amazed at their perfect understanding.
* "The demolishers, mostly apostates and members
of different sects, broke off whole pieces and worked according
to rules and instructions. They wore WHITE APRONS bound with blue
riband. In them were pockets and they had TROWELS stuck in their belts. (4) The costumes of the
others were various.
* "There were among the demolishers distinguished
men wearing uniforms and crosses (5). They did not work
themselves but they marked out on the wall with a TROWEL where and how
it should be torn down. To my horror, I saw among them Catholic
Priests. Whenever the workmen did not know how to go on, they went
to a certain one in their party. He had a large book which seemed
to contain the whole plan of the building and the way to destroy it.
They marked out exactly with a TROWEL the parts to be attacked, and
they soon came down. They worked quietly and confidently, but slyly,
furtively and warily. I saw the Pope praying, surrounded by false
friends who often did the very opposite to what he had ordered... (6)"
(by The M+G+R Foundation)
When the proof reader saw this document, he was immediately led to one
of his books: Thomas Day, Where Have
You Gone, Michelangelo: The Loss of Soul in Catholic Culture,
Crossroad Publishing, 1994, p. 226.
Quoting the proofreader:
In his books, Day laments the loss of
traditional Catholic music, art, and architecture – but he is not a
fanatic or a sedevacantist or an opponent of Vatican II.
At the very end of his book, Day told a story of a liturgical absurdity
in a Lutheran church. He then asked,
[The bold in the quote below was added by the proofreader of
"What does it all mean?
First of all it means that Roman Catholics are not the only ones
capable of liturgical nuttiness.
Secondly, it means prepare for the
worst. We must surely be living in a dangerous era when any
religion begins to treat human beings as if they were little kitsch
toys – without yearnings, without imperfections, without imagination,
without the gift of a soul, without art.
We would expect dictators, radical political theorists, and others who
have a low opinion of people to indulge in amusing games with symbols,
as a sign of their contempt for the idiots called human beings, but in
religion this sort of thing is bad news. It means the end of that idea of a special,
creating human 'soul,' and the beginning of an age when people in
churches will be manipulated as if they were stupid machines - easily
turned on or off (with a gimmick) by smart machines. It means head for
I first read this in
the late 1990s, and never forgot it. It seems that this prophecy is
being fulfilled, before our eyes.
End of Quote.
We thank both the contributing author and the proof reader for their
great contribution to our pages.
(2) Source: Life
Catherine Emmerich, Vol. 1, page 565, by Rev. K.E. Schmö:ger, Tan
(3) The use of
and 'Conservative' elements in a Dialectic pattern or Strategy of
members, associates, cooperators and collaborators of Ecclesiastical
(5) Knights of
Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, Knights of St. Gregory, and the Knights
of the Orders of the House of Savoy, etc. wear such ritual
costumes. Many of these have links with OD and/or are cooperators
(6) This was the
scenario of John Paul II and his OD linked inner circle.
Published on July 28th, 2011
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