Post-Conciliar Liturgical Revolution
Question of Liturgical Dancing and other abominations
By Kathleen Willet Redle, M.F.A.
Gelasius in his ninth letter (chap. 26) to the bishops of Lucania condemned the
evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the
celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV
strictly forbade it in his letter to the bishop of Tusculum: 'Women should not
dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.' We
too have forbidden this practice in the same words...."
--Pope Benedict XIV,
Encyclical Allatae Sunt, July 26, 1755
There are some who feel insulated from the liturgical Conciliar Church
Revolution. There are also those within the conservative establishment who
object to the word “conciliar” or “post-conciliar” thinking it is a word created
by Catholic traditionalists. Little do they realize that it was first introduced
by one of the leading mutineers at Vatican II.
The Revolution Within Identifies Itself
For evidence that the post-Vatican II fathers call themselves "conciliar" and
that they recognize there is a crisis in the Church, here is a statement by Fr.
Henri De Lubac, S.J. made at the Institute of Renewal in the Church at Toronto
This is rather odd given the fact that he was himself the chief proponent of the
false "new theology" and its pathetic prophet Teilhard de Chardin. He was under
censure during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII.
"It is clear that the Church is facing a grave crisis. Under the name of
‘the new Church,’ ‘the post-conciliar Church,’ a different Church from that
of Jesus Christ, is now trying to establish itself; an anthropocentric
society threatened with immanentist apostasy which is allowing itself to be
swept along in a movement of general abdication under the pretext of
renewal, ecumenism or adaptation."
Above, a "Clown Mass" that took place in Pleasant Hill,
California. A mockery against the sanctity of the Mass.
Below, the Tridentine Mass as it was before Vatican II.
A striking contrast.
Also, Pope Paul VI himself identified the Church as not the Roman Catholic
Church but as "the Church of the Council" in an address to the last General
Meeting of Vatican II on Dec. 7, 1965 sec 11.
"The Church of the Council... has also, it is true, been much concerned with
man, with man as he really is today, with living man …. we also more than
anyone else, have the cult of man."
Paul VI made no effort to hide universal salvation in his closing remarks,
"How could it be otherwise if this council was said to be and is ecumenical,
that is to say, universal? Just as the sound of the bell goes out through
the skies, reaching each one within the radius of its sound waves, so at
this moment does our greeting go out to each and every one of you. To those
who receive it and to those who do not, it resounds pleadingly in the ear of
every man. From this Catholic center of Rome, no one, in principle, is
unreachable; in principle, all men can and must be reached. For the Catholic
Church, no one is a stranger, no one is excluded, no one is far away. Every
one to whom our greeting is addressed is one who is called, who is invited
and who, in a certain sense, is present. This is the language of the heart
of one who loves. Every loved one is present!
Universal salvation? Is that possible in light of Our Lord's command (Mark 16:
15-16)? Not if one believes salvation can only come through the one true Church
outside of which there is no salvation - Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. All other
efforts to rationalize salvation are non-Catholic, and yet that is what has been
forced on civilization for the past 40 years. The great conspiracy has
penetrated every facet of society, but especially within the Church and, more
specifically in the liturgy where novelty has taken over.
“And we, especially at this moment, in virtue of our universal pastoral and
apostolic mandate, we love all, all men. Hence, we say this to you good and
faithful souls who, absent in person from this gathering of believers and of
nations, are here present in spirit with your prayer. The Pope is thinking
of you too, and with you he celebrates this sublime moment of universal
communion” (Closing Address by Paul VI).
Oh, you'll often hear conservatives dismissing such “conspiratorial talk” with
denials such as, “Not at my parish - we have an ‘indult’ Latin Mass parish,” or
“Our parish has a reverent Novus Ordo Mass that has avoided altar girls,
Eucharistic ministers, Communion in the hand and liturgical dance.” I might add
there are too few parishes who can say they have none of those aberrations and
novelties. Little do they realize that even if they don't have it now, well,
their Bishop will see they have as soon as the present more conservative pastor
is shipped out. It is inevitable. That is part and parcel of the revolution.
Is anyone really safe when the Church is in the throws of liturgical, doctrinal
and moral revolutions? The world is not a safe place. One need only be reminded
of 9-11, the War in Iraq, the terrible bombing in Madrid some weeks ago, and
what is next? It is getting less safe and more dangerous because Satan is so
powerful in these times. His agenda is almost complete, giving the evil one
great satisfaction: God is ignored or reviled. Even those who attend an SSPX
Mass or independent chapels can be affected in some way as the Revolution tries
to bear down and swallow up the traditionalists in the wake of the storm. No one
is safe in these times foretold in Sacred Scripture and by many credible
prophets when the Prince of the World wields the meteorology of immorality.
The Barque of Peter in a Tornado
These spiritual storms drown souls, plunging them into deep, murky waters where
That is why those on the storm-tossed ship must be ever vigilant and willing to
man the masts and petition the Master to save us and calm the waves. Our Blessed
Mother’s Rosary is our compass and weapon. Until Our Lord deigns in His time to
calm the turbulent seas (Mark 4:38), it is up to us to keep the ship afloat.
.One need only recall the mystical visions imparted to St. John Bosco to
understand the present day situation.
II represented a veritable hurricane for Holy Mother Church.
One could use this metaphor in many ways - for instance over the past 40 years
is it any wonder the admiral and his officers have, in effect, turned the ship
over to ecumenism. This has created more innovations, which have created even
more doubt. Consequently, the ship seems to be sinking. because the Conciliar
Pontiffs have taken their eyes off Christ and His only true Church.
An Admiral in Distress
Look at our current admiral in distress. Can any traditionalist or conservative
Catholic deny this after Assisi I and II? Cardinal Silvio Oddi affirmed his
shock at what he witnessed to Tommasco Ricci:
Even the conservative Fr. Brian Harrison affirmed his dismay in an titled “A
Loyal Son Protest, Can a Loyal Catholic Ever Criticize the Pope?” :
"On that day .... I walked through Assisi .... and I saw real profanations
in some places of prayer. I saw Buddhists dancing around the altar upon
which they placed Buddha in the place of Christ and then incensed it and
showed it reverence. A Benedictine protested and the police took him away
.... There was obvious confusion in the faces of the Catholics who were
assisting at the ceremony" (30 Days, November 1990, p. 64).
Above, John Paul II greets an African voodoo "priest" at the
ecumenical encounter at Assisi, 1986.
Below, JPII in front of the Portiuncula at Assisi pursues his
dream of being the head of a pan-religion. He stands as an equal
with leaders of the false creeds.
"These agonizing question have been presenting themselves increasingly in
recent years .... to people who like myself do not consider themselves in
any way dissenters .... (then Fr. says he teaches at the Pontifical
University) .... I am dismayed at the January 24 inter-religious peace
gathering in Assisi. It is well-known that before the first such gathering
in 1986, which played no small part in provoking the rupture between
Archbishop Lefebvre and the Holy See in 1988, a number of Cardinals
privately warned John Paul II of the imprudence of such an innovation -
utterly unheard of in 2,000 years of Church History. Their concern was
shared by thousands of faithful priests, religious and Catholic laity.
Perhaps if we had publicly voiced that concern, instead of remaining silent
out of fear and human respect, His Holiness might have felt the need for
greater restraint in the next millennium. Despite certain precautionary
nuances against syncretism .....
Then Fr. Harrison goes on to say that the “Pontiff invites Jewish, Islamic,
pantheistic and polytheistic religious leaders to come and practice their
respective form of worship inside Catholic churches religious houses,” that
Catholics see nothing wrong with that view and are “lapsing gradually into
Naturalism and Atheism” (as Pope Pius XI stated). So we can see this Naturalism
at work with ICEL and the USCCB who want to bring on the “fancy dancers.” (ibid).
“The practical effect in the minds of millions of observers worldwide can
only have been to create or reinforce the impression that the Roman Catholic
Church now endorses what Pope Pius XI described as ‘the view that all
religions are more or less good and praiseworthy....’”(Inside the Vatican,
In Assisi 2002 the Pope, with other religious leaders, made “The Ten
Commandments of Assisi for Peace” in which God’s name was missing. It was all
about “dialogue” and non-violence, solidarity and friendship among peoples.
Totally humanistic! A freemason would appreciate these secular commandments for
Then consider the Inter-religious Fatima Shrine scandal that broke this past
fall. This latest aberration has even awakened some conservative Catholics. Yes,
they're expressing shock at the level of religious indifference, all in the name
of world peace. Fr. John Echert, a fairly orthodox Novus Ordo priest from
the conservative Novus Ordo EWTN website said
“If the story was accurate to intend to turn Fatima into an inter-religious,
‘center where all the religions of the world gather to pay homage to their
various gods,’ then I condemn such a project as contrary to Sacred
Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the whole spiritual message of Our Lady of
Fatima, who called instead for the conversion of sinners and the
consecration of Russia, not the honor of false gods and the promotion of
To those who might doubt this is where the ecumenical progressivists are headed,
I invite you to read from the various documented articles available at
The Fatima File website.
Several dedicated priests, especially Fr. Nicholas Gruner, who calls for the
proper consecration as Our Lady asked, are persecuted by Church authorities.
World peace is a worthy goal to be sure, but it is of far less importance
compared to the primary goal of the Catholic Church which is to “save souls from
the fires of Hell.”
It seems that there are too many Prelates these days who are of the highly
misguided view that very few are going to that fiery pit. Rather than realizing
their grave error, they focus their attention on worldly things, and are far
more concerned with earthly peace and the threat of nuclear holocaust,
landmines, and tolerance so we can all get along. Didn’t Blessed Mary say that,
unless mankind becomes better, whole nations will be annihilated? The actions of
the modern Shepherds - from the top in Rome to the local parishes - seem to be
trying to placate geopolitical tensions through the use of syncretistic
religious prayer services.
The infrangible truth is that only Christ can bring true peace on earth if His
social Kingship is restored; otherwise wars and rumors of wars will continue.
Vatican II – The Excuse for Novelties and
Through the ‘pastoral’ Vatican II Council, the Bishops have purposely neglected
the barnacles of error and not scraped away the anathemas. Thus, the great ship
is weighed down heavier by the bilge that rots beneath.
|Big Bird greets
children at the altar to welcome them to a "children's Mass" at Clonard
Monastery in Northern Ireland.
The progressivist priests abandoned their regular sacerdotal tasks to take on
what, to them, seemed more important, thus placing the entire universal Church
in great jeopardy. First, they created new costumes and a new interpretation of
the doctrine, altering the previous teachings which changed the direction the
Church had always pointed towards for nearly 2000 years. Next, they changed the
Mass to fit their new religion of diversity, pluralism, and New Age Humanism,
thus creating an unparalleled disaster in Church History.
While the great Barque of Peter has faced violent storms in the past, they pale
in comparison with the Tsunami that has resulted from the revolution of Satan's
last hurrah. This historical disaster is even worse than Arianism because it is
as the great and holy Pope Saint Pius X called it: “Modernism - a synthesis of
The apostasy is even more appalling because it seems to have reached even the
Seat of Peter - the Vatican itself, as another concerned Sovereign Pontiff
foresaw. Pope Leo XIII predicted in the uncut version of his
Michael the Archangel Exorcist Prayer.
A New and Revolutionary Mass
This Conciliar Religion represents a New Age Humanistic mentality, whose
prophets are Teilhard de Chardin and Hans Küng. Its rituals and rites are
sensual gnostic songs, intercultural and inter-religious prayer services and
These pagan novelties have been successfully introduced by the revolutionaries
into the Novus Ordo Mass because the following were removed: Christ as
the center in the tabernacle, and the words of consecration “for the many” -
pro multis, which was replaced with “for all” - pro omnibus. This
fits in with the belief in universal salvation.
|A dance ritual
with sensual and occult hues is performed on the altar of St.
Sebastian's Church in Akron with the permission of Cleveland Bishop
To placate the Protestant mentality and to blur the line between the sacerdotal
office and the laity's demand for more ‘democracy’ and decision-making, “the
Mystery of Faith” - mysterium Fidei was taken out of consecration itself and
placed into the liturgy after the transubstantiation had taken place, with the
laity appearing to confirm the action of the priest. That is totally
non-Catholic in every way! Only the priest can confect the Sacrament, and only
in the infallible words finalized by Trent and placed in perpetuity by Saint
Pius V in his papal decree
To cover this all up and further weaken the Church, the altar rails were
eliminated. The Holy Communion railings were always meant to indicate the
separation between the Holy/Sanctuary and the secular/court of the laity, with
the priest as sacrificer in the person of Christ - alter Christus in the
ancient and universal Latin language.
To further erase this concept, it was necessary for these progressivist priests
to teach false arguments. They started to spread that the Church is only
returning to her original customs. Under this ruse they introduced Communion in
the hand, lay lectors, Eucharistic ministers, and then altar girls. These
innovations facilitated others such as considering the priest as a mere
president over the community celebration, the exclusive usage of the vernacular
language, and the increasing participation of laity in the “Eucharistic
Service.” To justify this last point, the priest shortage is often alleged. Even
if it is objective, it seems to have been orchestrated to follow the
This priest shortage is closely linked to the moral crisis in the clergy and
seminaries. The facts that demonstrate this crisis are revealed in Michael
Rose's book Good bye, Good Men. In it, he unravels and lays bare the
morally corrupt liberal seminary directors and the banishment of the morally
upright and orthodox candidates who were disgusted with the rampant
homosexuality among their fellow students. For a magnificent explanation of how
this rampant homosexuality came to be so harmful, Atila Sinke Guimarães's
Homosexuality & Pedophilia holds the answers.
We can see that the universal salvation message of the ICEL – the Taizé
community, which has been a chief instigator of protestantizing the New Mass
translation, is a sinking ship in and of itself. Sadly, recently Brother Roger
of the Taizé community and one of the original Protestant ministers who was a
key perito in drafting the Novus Ordo text, met privately with John Paul
II (Zenit, March 21). Paul VI couldn't see the danger and evidently the
present day Pope doesn't either. What will it take for the conciliar Popes to
realize that this whole experiment has veered far off track?
meditation postures have been adopted for Mass by the ecumenical
international community founded in 1940 in Taizé, France.
In an article titled “The Attractiveness of the Tridentine Mass,” Cardinal
Alfonso Stickler discusses the protestantizing of the Mass and mentions that
Jean Guitton, a friend of Paul VI, said his purpose was to “assimilate as much
as possible of the new Catholic liturgy to Protestant worship” (Latin Mass
Magazine, Summer 1995). Then, to directly quote Mr. Guitton in Christian
Order, October 1994:
“The intention of Pope Paul VI with regard to what is commonly called the
Mass, was to reform the Catholic Liturgy in such a way that it should almost
coincide with the Protestant liturgy. ... There was with Pope Paul VI an
ecumenical intention to remove, or at least to correct, or at least to
relax, what was too Catholic in the traditional sense, in the Mass and, I
repeat, to get the Catholic Mass closer to the Calvinist mass...”
After the revolutionaries throw out everything sacred (in the hopes of drawing
people back who left in droves with exciting shows) , they replace the holy with
everything profane - including the kitchen sink; Rock Masses, Polka Masses, Life
Teen Masses, Folk Masses, Clown Masses, Ball park Masses and Beach Masses,
Children’s Masses, everything but the over 1000 year old Canonized Mass of Pope
St. Gregory the Great and St. Pius V.
The Chinese pagan ritual of opening a new year was enacted during a Mass
at the Los Angeles Cathedral.
A special “indult Latin Mass” had to replace what was already canonized at the
dogmatic Council of Trent and established in perpetuity in
Quo primum. This
Conciliar Church reminds one of Anne Catherine Emmerich’s prophecy of a secret
sect seeking to tear down the Church and build a Tower of Babel intended to
replace the Roman Catholic Church. We only want our Hierarchy to behave like
they are Catholic successors of the Apostles, not like U.N. representatives.
The Novus Ordo parishes and schools are emptying out because people know
something is wrong. They just can’t articulate it. Yet the progressivists
continue with their innovations. They are determined to sink the Barque of Peter
but deny any complicity, for they plan to far away from the Barque when it goes
down, drifting on their own hapless rafts with hopes of hearing the final gurgle
of the Ship going down.
In their progressivist blindness, they fail to realize the Barque cannot sink
because of Christ's promise (Matt 16: 18). He never said the Barque would not be
battered and tossed to and fro, and that there could never be bad admirals at
the helm. Even Peter denied Christ three times. Will we join the progressivists
in denying Him, or will we cling to the True Barque and do all we can to keep
its keel steady?
It seems that we are witnessing a momentous challenge to Our Lady. The
progressivist current, which is dominating the Catholic Church from the top, is
trying to completely dishonor and discredit the message of Our Lady in Fatima.
Let me point out three major steps of this attempt.