Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WHEN DID WE CEASE TO BE "ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, APOSTOLIC CHURCH??
(I am posting one of the most intelligent people's blog I have ever visited, DR Thomas A Droleskey!) Excerp from www.newchristorchaos.com: May 16, 2013: Making the Edict of Milan Into a Witness for Dignitatis Humanae It was on that same day, May 16, 2013, that Jorge Mario Bergoglio attempted to make the Edict of Milan into a witness for Dignitatis Humanae, December 7, 1965: Vatican City, 16 May 2013 (VIS) – The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, is visiting Milan, on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine and Licinius, respectively the emperors of the western and eastern parts of the Roman Empire, in 313. The treaty granted freedom of worship to Christians throughout the Roman Empire, putting an end to religious persecution. For his visit, Pope Francis, yesterday afternoon, sent a message—through Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B., to Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, with greetings to the Patriarch, the participants in the commemoration, as well as to the entire city, “for the importance given to the memory of the historic decision that, decreeing religious freedom for Christians, opened new paths to the Gospel and decisively contributed to the birth of European civilization.” In the text, the Holy Father expresses the desire that, “today as then, the common witness of Christians of the East and West, sustained by the Spirit of the Risen One, will agree to the spread of the message of salvation in Europe and the entire world and that, thanks to the foresight of civil authorities, the right to publicly express one’s faith will be respected everywhere, and that the contribution that Christianity continues to offer to culture and society in our time will be accepted without prejudice.” (Jorge’s message commemorating edict of Milan.) Only a few points need to be made about his typical concilarspeak elegy in behalf of the heresy of “religious liberty.” First, the See of Constantinople was united to the See of Saint Peter at the time of the Edict of Milan. It has been in schism from the See of Saint Peter since 1054 (yes, we are facing not only the prospect of the quincentennial of Martin Luther’s posting his ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, but the prospect of the celebration of the Millennial anniversary of the Greek Schism in forty-one years if God does not intervene prior to that time). It is thus blasphemous and a distortion of history to contend that “Christians of the East and West” give a “common witness” today as they did seventeen hundred years ago as the Orthodox hold to various heretical propositions and are in schism from the Catholic Church. And, yes, Jorge, Catholics are supposed to take this very, very seriously. Second, the fact that there is a ”prejudice” against Christianity in Europe today is the precisely the result of the Protestant Revolutions’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that paved the way for the triumph of the Judeo-Masonic naturalism and thus of the religious indifferentism of the modern civil state. Error and moral decay must follow in the wake of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ King. Yet it is that conciliarism exalts both separation of Church and State and “religious liberty” even though our true popes have warned us that men and their nations would fall into the abyss if such falsehoods became the foundation of governments and the basis of social life. Jorge Mario Bergoglio thus does not take too seriously the condemnations and prophetic warnings about separation of Church and State and religious liberty that have been referenced many times, including in May of last year in Memo To Timothy Michael Dolan: Catholics Never Say “We Used To Say”. Third, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis distorts history by claiming that the Edict of Milan ushered in the conciliar concept of ”religious liberty.” Wrong. The Edict of Milan, which was issued by the Emperor Constantine in 313, granted toleration to Christianity in order to stop the persecution of Christians. It was the death-knell of paganism in the Roman Empire as Emperor Theodosius made Christianity the state religion of the empire sixty-seven years later, in the year 380. Holy Mother Church was able to emerge more freely from the catacombs following the Edict of Milan, which foreshadowed her replacing the empire as the very foundation of kingdoms and as the sole of means of human sanctification and salvation. Each of the six men who have served as the “Petrine Minister” of the counterfeit church of conciliarism has distorted both the truths of the Faith and those of history in order to rationalize their own condemned falsehoods and pastoral practices. They have shown that they did not take truth seriously at all, which is why they must believe that it must be “sought” even though the fullness of Divine Revelation is part of the very Constitution of Holy Mother Church.
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