Catholic Candle note: The article below was written by a man who has always been Traditional Catholic and who has been continually fighting liberalism since before Vatican II.

Evil predators have always attacked God-fearing men. For example:

Evil has advanced so far that the world has now lost true culture and morals. However, God always takes fatherly care of the good.

Despite the steady corruption of the world, the enemies of God and His Church had prevailed less than they had hoped. The Catholic Church was the obstacle which prevented their more complete victory. The Masons came to realize that they could not conquer the world without attacking the Catholic Church from the inside, because the Church is the inner strength of society. Armed with perverse music, culture, entertainment and biased news, the Masonic media campaigned against Catholic doctrine, morals, education, and families.

Keen observers like Pope St Pius X warned clearly and loudly about the coming wreckage. Our Blessed Mother confirmed those warnings when she appeared at Fatima in 1917.

Hardly anyone heeded these warnings. The Masons’ evil plan began to bear fruit. In the early 1960s, at Vatican II, the Masons dealt the Church a blow that would have destroyed any group which was not preserved by God’s power (as the Catholic Church is).

After Vatican II, the Masons controlled the Vatican. Virtually no one opposed their goal of corrupting civilization and effacing all memory of God. They corrupted Catholics and the rest of society gradually, to make the corruption less shocking.

What society once deemed evil, it now calls good. Let’s review changes that we have witnessed in the past sixty years:

  1. Unnatural lifestyle (i.e., Sodom and Gomorrah)
  2. Living together without marriage
  3. Single motherhood—no husband needed
  4. Godless society (God banned from schools, government, and public spaces)
  5. Obscene entertainment
  6. Destructive welfare system making hundreds of millions of people worldwide, dependent on the government
  7. Political corruption (politicians acting as if they were above the law)
  8. Public education that is dumbed down and that promotes sin
  9. Abortion and euthanasia promoted as normal and necessary1
  10. Controlled, dishonest media with an evil agenda
  11. Truth banned and error mandated (only politically correct speech tolerated)
  12. Women’s flagrantly immodest clothing (could be rated XXX)
  13. Commonplace body piercing and tattoos (against the Fifth Commandment)

Because the Masons controlled Rome after Vatican II, the cardinals elected only weak, liberal popes. I believe Pope Benedict XVI was pressured to resign to make room for an even more liberal pope, to more quickly replace Catholic truth and influence, with Masonic errors and corruption.

As the situation gets worse—and it will—the world will become like 16th century England, where faithful Catholic priests and laymen are hunted down and killed. As Our Lady predicted, when that happens, we will have only her Immaculate Heart and the Rosary, to strengthen our resolve to fight for our salvation.

Gradualism is so evil because it fosters the three main vices preventing people from defending the traditional Catholic Faith: 1) lack of zeal for souls; 2) pride; and 3) cowardice. These are the principal reasons why all past and current “resistance” movements have failed or are failing.

Rome has lost its former zeal for souls. The N-SSPX has surrendered to the conciliar church, and N-SSPX leaders are proud cowards who don’t stand up against Liberalism and Modernism. Those in the current fake resistance blindly overlook their leaders’ cowardice and liberalism. All these leaders prove they are not with Our Lord, so they are against Him.

With that in mind, who is still standing up for Christ the King? A very small but courageous few in the real resistance fighting Masonic Rome, the liberal N-SSPX, and Bishop Williamson’s faith-sapping fake resistance.

It is time to ask: When Our Lord comes again, will there be any Faith left on the earth?2

This didn’t have to happen. Four hundred years ago, at Quito, Ecuador, Our Lady warned us of today’s Great Apostasy and prophesied that a bishop would rise up to defend the Catholic Faith.

That bishop was Archbishop Lefebvre, and he started a “resistance” movement, namely, the Society of St. Pius X. By the grace of God and the help of His mother, this resistance flourished. But after Archbishop Lefebvre passed away, liberal Bishop Fellay led the SSPX astray. The “new” SSPX succumbed to the evils of Vatican II, ending SSPX resistance to Modernism and Masonic Rome.

It’s hard to understand how naïve Bishop Fellay must be to accept Modernism and Liberalism in exchange for Masonic Rome’s “recognition”. Perhaps one could understand why he might be tempted to trust the pope if Pope Francis were saying the Tridentine Mass once a week and consecrating traditional bishops. But no, Pope Francis has been shaking the Church to its core, with repeated attacks on Catholic doctrine and morals, especially about marriage.

When Our Lady of Fatima requested that we say the rosary daily, I believe she meant the whole rosary—all 15 mysteries. Let us pray the whole rosary every day for the pope, and for the blind leaders of the now-liberal SSPX and the fake resistance.

  1. In the Netherlands, 4.5% of all deaths are through euthanasia.
  2. Cf., “the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?” (Filius hominis veniens... inveniet fidem in terra?) Lk 18:8.