Teilhardian Claptrap from the “Preacher of the Papal Household”

by Christopher A. Ferrara

September 6, 2016

During Vespers on the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the aged Modernist who has been “Preacher of the Papal Household” for the past 36 years, uttered this gibberish during his so-called homily:

How long has the universe had to wait, what a long run-up it has had, to reach this point! It took billions of years during which opaque matter evolved toward the light of consciousness like the sap that slowly rises from under the ground to the top of the tree to flow into its leaves, flowers, and fruitThis consciousness was finally attained when “the human phenomenon,” as Teilhard de Chardin calls it, appeared in the universeBut now that the universe has reached this goalitexpects that human beings perform their duty and take on the task, so to speak, of directing the choir and to intone, in the name of all creation, “Glory to God in the highest!”

This, of course, is rank pantheism: the “universe” gave rise to human consciousness, not the personal Triune God by the special creation of Adam and Eve with their rational souls. So much for the Genesis account of creation and the infallible teaching of the Church on the descent of the whole human race from two first parents who fell from grace in Paradise. No, according to “the preacher of the papal household,” human consciousness just sort of bubbled up from “opaque matter” — a crude superstition worthy of pagan idolaters in the jungle.

And now, declares the “preacher of the papal household,” the universe
“expects” that man will lead the way in “caring for creation,” thus giving glory to “God.” Note the confusion between the universe and God, redolent of the heresy of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) which earned him excommunication even from the synagogues of the Netherlands. As Spinoza declared in his Ethics: “God, or Nature”, Deus, sive Natura: “That eternal and infinite being we call God, or Nature, acts from the same necessity from which he exists.”

“The preacher of the papal household” is spouting the evolutionary nonsense of the infamous Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin, whose theology is warmed-over Spinoza dressed up in pseudo-Catholic, semi-poetic musings disguised as a bold reconciliation of Scripture and the supposed “science” of neo-Darwinian evolution.

One need only recall the Holy Office Admonition of June 1962 regarding the writings of this theological and scientific fraud, who was implicated in the “discovery” of two fake fossils: Piltdown Man and Peking Man. As the Holy Office warned only weeks before the commencement of Vatican II:

Several works of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin… abound in such ambiguities and indeed even serious errors, as to offend Catholic doctrine.

For this reason, the most eminent and most revered Fathers of the Holy Office exhort all Ordinaries as well as the superiors of Religious institutes, rectors of seminaries and presidents of universities, effectively to protect the minds, particularly of the youth, against the dangers presented by the works of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin and of his followers.

After more than three years of the “Francis revolution,” however, it should come as no surprise that Francis, a liberal Jesuit formed in the Sixties, is also a devotee of de Chardin’s heretical babbling. In fact, it was Francis who rehabilitated de Chardin with a favorable reference in his “recyclical” Laudato si’, as I have shown here.

But such is the crisis in the Church today: yesterday’s condemned heretic is today’s “authority” in Catholic theology. This is what Lucia of Fatima meant by “diabolical disorientation.” Heresy is in, orthodoxy is out. The Vatican pursues worldly projects while ignoring man’s eternal destiny. We are exhorted to “care for creation,” but no one in Rome is exhorting us to care for the immortal soul, which even the pagan philosopher Plato knew is man’s most precious possession.

The Church is upside down and only God, through the intercession of His Blessed Mother, can set it right again — as the world will see in the light of Fatima.

Source: Fatima Perspectives – Perspective No.887

BREAKING: Three Suicide Bombs, Gunfire Rock Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport; 28 Killed, Multiple Injuries | Mediaite

by Sam Reisman | 3:28 pm, June 28th, 2016

Three explosions rocked the departures area of the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday night, resulting in at least 28 deaths and some 60 injuries.

Turkish police reportedly exchanged gunfire with three attackers armed with Kalashnikovs in an effort to neutralize them. During the gunfight, the attackers blew themselves up, according to a Turkish official.

Source: BREAKING: Three Suicide Bombs, Gunfire Rock Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport; 28 Killed, Multiple Injuries | Mediaite

Archbishop Lori: ‘All of Us Must Stand Before the World as Witnesses to Freedom’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Archbishop Lori: ‘All of Us Must Stand Before the World as Witnesses to Freedom’

In homily for June 21 opening Mass for the ‘Fortnight to Freedom,’ Baltimore archbishop cites example of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, as well as the Little Sisters of the Poor.

BY ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM LORI 06/22/2016

Archbishop William Lori venerates the relics of St. Thomas More and John Fisher at the basilica in Baltimore on June 21.– USCCB Freedom TwitterArchbishop William Lori of Baltimore gave the following homily for the June 21 opening Mass for the “Fortnight for Freedom” at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (edited for Register style):

I. Introduction: The Faithful Witness

Tonight we celebrate the opening Mass of the 2016 “Fortnight for Freedom,” returning to this, the first cathedral in the United States, a cathedral that was under construction even as “a new nation conceived in liberty” began to take shape. But we are not here tonight to argue a point of constitutional law, nor are we here to re-argue what has already been persuasively argued in our courts. No, we are here to honor the martyrs, to celebrate the freedom to bear witness, beginning with Jesus Christ, “the faithful witness” of the Father’s love (Revelation 1:5), for Christ and his sacrificial love are the very heart of the Eucharist we celebrate.

Source: Archbishop Lori: ‘All of Us Must Stand Before the World as Witnesses to Freedom’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

RORATE CÆLI: Socci: “Pope Bergoglio: ‘Jesus plays the fool a bit’ — and other grave expressions and actions”

Socci: “Pope Bergoglio: ‘Jesus plays the fool a bit’ — and other grave expressions and actions”

Pope Bergoglio: “Jesus plays the fool a bit”. This and other inconceivable, extremely grave “expressions” pronounced last Thursday…

Antonio Socci
LO STRANIERO
19th June 2016

It is earth-shattering for a pope to mix-up a two-faced devil with Jesus. It happened last Thursday when Bergoglio mistakenly referred to a column capital on Vézelay Cathedral: a “case of mistaken identity” emblematic of this pontificate, even if a somewhat superficial ghost-writer was probably to blame.

It is, on the other hand, in his own style to mix them up (Jesus and the devil) by proposing that Judas had been saved (without repenting) thus giving the impression he hadn’t ended up in hell…

It’s difficult to know whether this Pope believes in hell or not – but listening to him – it seems that the only ones going there are those who are against mass immigration, who use air-conditioners or plastic glasses and Christians who follow the Gospel to the letter.

via RORATE CÆLI: Socci: “Pope Bergoglio: ‘Jesus plays the fool a bit’ — and other grave expressions and actions”

RORATE CÆLI: Ignorance of Christ

In Advent, time of expectation, it is interesting to read an almost unknown homily of Pope Paul VI, found only in Italian on the Vatican website. It was preached at a Roman parish on Passion Sunday, April 4, 1965. Excerpts follow:

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