The Cancer of Modernism

The Monster Featured
Written by Peter Wilders / Remnant Columnist, Monaco

The scientific community has very subtly but surely replaced God in the minds of academia by evolution. It is only when the enormity of this achievement is realized that the current situation in the Church can begin to come into perspective. Until then there is no hope.

There are few dissenters. Virtually, all agree. The Faith is in free fall and has been for some time. How much longer can it go on before reaching rock bottom? Who’s there to stop it? Not Rome, since the Church is the victim! But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8).

Much thought has been spent to determine when it started, and particularly why. Until quite recently the consensus amongst traditional Catholics was that it stemmed from Vatican II. Closer study reveals this was a conservative estimate and, in fact, it went back decades to the beginning of the twentieth century. The Church has always had its opponents, but they were generally identifiable, and contained within discernible geographical limits.

There is no example in the history of the Church to parallel the current catastrophic situation of a once blossoming Faith having shriveled in no time to the extent it has. The fruits of the tree nurturing the fall are discussed regularly in the orthodox Catholic press. The litany: abortion, euthanasia, moral perversions, etc. is well known and indisputable. Attempts to identify the tree usually end in concluding it is one of schooling. Parents have been badly educated in the faith and have not passed on the Church’s truths. There are those who go further and blame the second Vatican Council. Few go back further to point to the fruits of an evolutionary tree that has its roots deep in Darwinism. Pope Pius X got close to it when he called evolution the central dogma of modernism.

Despite the wreckage of over two generations of attack upon the faithful their theology, churches, monasteries, convents and schools the cause of the carnage is still evading those sincerely seeking to bring it to a halt.

It is only relatively recently that what had been passed off as an undoubted fact has come up for questioning. As the study “Creation and Time” (www.catholicorigins.com) endorsed by traditional theologians shows, the scientific community has very subtly but surely replaced God in the minds of academia by evolution. It is only when the enormity of this achievement is realized that the current situation in the Church can begin to come into perspective.

Why has it taken so long to get to the truth? Where is the evidence? A deal of time-consuming investigation has provided an answer to the first question. It reveals the scientific community is led by a strongly atheist front. Atheism denies God; evolution theory is on the same track. However impossible a scientific proposition may seem, such as hydrogen gas evolving into man, evolutionists will devise an evolutionary hypothesis to cater for it. Presented by a qualified scientist, students preparing for a scientific career or the priesthood would have little reason to question it. After all they are taught science is fact and religion just belief.

As to evidence that evolution has crashed one can only say Providence has provided it on a silver platter. For a number of years a researcher has been working to substantiate or validate the theory that rock strata take long periods of time to form. For a very long time rock formation has been based upon two beliefs. The first, that living organisms evolved over millions of years and the proof is the fossil record. The belief is based upon the evolutionary assumption that less complex organisms existed before more complex ones and as the time for the change to take place was enormously long, the fossils of such organisms were allocated ages to correspond with the assumption. The rocks in which the fossils were found were given the same age. The second belief was that rocks wherever they may be took millions of years to be laid down.

Peer reviewed laboratory reports published recently in science journals refute both beliefs (see http://www.sedimentology.fr). Empirical laboratory experiments confirmed by field research show the absolute maximum time for a rock to form is 0.05% of the time attributed to it by the Geological Time Scale.

If the above data could be got to the hierarchy, it could not take long before the Church’s magisterial teaching was restored to its former dignity. Imagine students learning the world and all things in it were really created by God alone without second causes in an instant from nothing ex nihilo (Lateran IV 1215). The massive dichotomy taught to seminarians that God was creator, yes, but He created by using the principles of evolution laid down by Charles Darwin would crumble. The two have been mixed together giving birth to a monster called “theistic evolution”!

Yes, in their magnanimity the Darwinists are prepared to share the earthly wonders of evolution with the God of heaven. Evolution has been made a second cause needed by the Creator to complete His work. It has stripped Him of His omnipotence! If you love me and want my Father to love you, keep my words (cf. Jn. 14:23) The Creator’s words affirmed in the Church’s name in the definition of Creation by the Fourth Lateran infinite Council have not been kept.

Catholics believe, God is not only infinite love and forgiveness – but also infinite justice. As things stand is it, therefore, presumptuous to speculate that the turmoil in which God’s people finds itself is simply justice being meted out? How can pardon be invoked whilst seminarians are still being trained to be victims of the dichotomy?

Having traced the origin of the present debacle to at least the beginning of the twentieth century let’s examine the situation pertaining at that time. The first Vatican Council of 1869/70 had recognized the gathering storm clouds. It was summoned by Pope Pius IX who was concerned by the rising influence of rationalism,liberalism, andmaterialism: all three directly linked to evolutionary philosophy.

Darwin’s Origin of the Species was published in 1859, just ten years before the Council! Pius X was explicit, he called the central dogma of modernism – evolution. (Fr. Paul Scalia M.A. explains: evolution is central to the Modernist heresy, not simply evolution in the scientific sense, but the evolution of doctrine and dogma. Evolution of doctrine holds that a particular doctrine evolves into something completely and totally different). Pope Pius did not mince his words.

…it must be confessed that the number of the enemies of the cross of Christ has in these last days increased exceedingly, who are striving, by arts, entirely new and full of subtlety, to destroy the vital energy of the Church, and, if they can, to overthrow utterly Christ’s kingdom itself…the partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church’s open enemies; they lie hid, a thing to be deeply deplored and feared, in her very bosom and heart, and are the more mischievous, the less conspicuously they appear. We allude…to many who belong to the Catholic laity, nay, and this is far more lamentable, to the ranks of the priesthood itself, who, feigning a love for the Church, lacking the firm protection of philosophy and theology, nay more, thoroughly imbued with the poisonous doctrines taught by the enemies of the Church. (PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS, 1907)

Despite considerable resistance within the Church and by the scientific community, a window had been opened through which enemies of Catholicism could introduce their liberal ideology. The poison spread amazingly quickly. What had been a relative fortress of orthodoxy in less than a single generation had become a fast growing heterodoxy. Whoever they were, these enemies to which Pius IX and X refer were remarkably well informed. They saw in Darwinism the potential for overturning the entire Christian world. They latched on to it like parasites. It worked wonders! It provided the basis for a virtual take-over of the Catholic Church by Her enemies.

Who were responsible? There are two likely candidates and there is good reason to believe they worked together. On the one hand, there is convincing evidence from defecting KGB agents of Soviet plants in Catholic seminaries; on the other freemasonry, is as always a contender in projects to overthrow the Church. No, this is not just another conspiracy/plot theory; it really happened.

Why was the Oath Against Modernism suppressed from the ordination service of priests? Is it not logical? Modernism is the principle philosophy promoting Darwinism. The theology manuals in the seminaries were emptied of traditional Creation and metaphysics. At a meeting to discuss the “Crisis of Faith” with the European Presidents of the Doctrinal Commissions in Vienna, Cardinal Ratzinger traced the roots of the crisis to the fact that traditional Creation theology and metaphysics had been dropped from the text books of seminarians studying for the priesthood! (“Difficulties Confronting the Faith in Europe Today” L’Osservatore Romano, July 24, 1989).

Pius X in 1909 had already warned: that in these days when the natural sciences absorb so much study, the more severe and lofty studies [e.g. Creation and metaphysics – author’s note] have been proportionately neglected – some of them have almost passed into oblivion.

It’s been going on for decades! Traditional Creation theology, the sole weapon available to the Church to combat Darwinism was stolen from her armory over a century ago. Generations of clergy have been denied the means of protecting the Faithful from the evolutionary cancer. Can it be retrieved? How can the twisted theology of so many years be put straight? The damage has been done. How can it be undone?

Providentially, due to the work of one man the situation can be reversed. He is a scientist, Guy Berthault, whose experiments in conjunction with Colorado State University (Bulletin Société Géologique de France, 1993, vol. 164, no. 5, pp. 649-66) showed that the time it takes for rocks to form is short. An example is the research done on the enormous Northwestern -Russian Platform by sedimentologists Alexander Lalomov and his team. Their published report concludes that the time taken for the entire geological land mass to form was a maximum of 0.05% of the time attributed to it by the Geological Time-Scale (Lithology and Mineral Resources, 2011, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 60–70). This data is not theory, it is empirical peer-reviewed scientific fact reported in science journals. It totally invalidates the geological time-scale; the sole rationale for Darwinism.

The facts revealed in this article have no value unless readers bring them to the attention of friends with influence. Objective criticism is helpful, silence lethal.

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