JOHN MENEZES 7 Esperanca
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has cited as having listed all the records Giovanni Batista Montini set during his pontificate. To the reading and thinking Catholic, it has been the most unhappy pontificate which saw the implementation of the decrees of the “pastoral” Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), a council which was moderated by the hand-picked nominees of John XXIII, persons who had been on the watch-list of the Holy Office for liberalism and modernism (Robert Kaiser, reporter of TIME, has described John XXIII as a quiet and cunning revolutionary).
In implementing particularly the Decree, Lumen Gentium (21/11/1964), Paul VI set in motion a Revolution which has far surpassed the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century in just everything – liturgy and sacramental rites, priestly formation and ordination, discipline, constitution of religious orders and they very way the Church had been guided by the Holy Ghost for nearly 1900 years – going so far as to destroy the most awesome and Christ-instituted “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” to replace it with a Protestant “assembly theology” celebration, to destroy all sense of the sacred, and to set off a vandalistic iconoclasm which, as Michael Matt, Editor of The Remnant, USA, has pointed out, has seen the main altar of the very church where he was baptized broken down and chiseled into kerb stones for the church’s parking lot.
In the wake of the annihilation of the Catholic Identity by Paul VI, around 15,000 priests and 70,000 nuns quit the ministry worldwide within a decade of his pontificate which prompted him to publicly lament that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Catholic Church.” When modern history of the Church comes to be objectively written, his pontificate is bound to rank as the most disastrous one in the entire history of the Roman Catholic Church.