by F.E. Callaghan
Somewhere I heard about excavators at the North Pole unearthing tropical animals that had been frozen so fast they still had tropical greens in their mouths. This is said to have come about because some thousands of years ago the earth took a "flip-flop" which placed the equator at the North Pole. I am wondering if such a flip-flop could have occurred at the time of Noah, melting the ice and causing world flooding. Of course, at the Hand of God. Such a thought is only conjecture, so let us look at some flip-flops in the religious world where it seems that flippity-flopping is all the rage, particularly in the Conciliar Church. Here it is evident that many of the changes taking place are almost exactly the same as those which took place at the time of the Reformation in England. We have the taking-out of the altars which are being replaced by tables, the removal of the Blessed Sacrament to some remote place, standing for Holy Communion, doing away with statues and other adornments as well as many of the Sacramentals and devotions, all in the manner of the architects of the Reformation. Many years ago the High Church Episcopalians brought back many of the practices outlawed by Cranmer and restored the beauty of their churches along with the vestments and other items which existed before the reign of King Henry the Eighth and his band of reformers. These High Churchmen did a flip-flop FORWARD at that time although they did not have a valid Mass to go with their changes. Today, the Conciliar Church is flip-flopping BACKWARD and aping Cranmer. This brings to mind an article from the writings of Owen Roberts appearing in The Remnant some years ago:
"All these changes have but one justification," commented Archbishop Lefebvre in the May 1974 issue of World Trends, "an aberrant senseless ecumenism that will not attract a single Protestant to the Faith but will cause countless Catholics to lose it, and will instill total confusion in the minds of many more who will no longer know what is true and what is false." The point has now been reached where High Church Anglican services appear more Catholic than those taking place in most Catholic churches. In a visit to the U.S.A. in 1972, Dr. Ramsey, Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, remarked: "I have experienced Roman rites which are really very Anglican. If you want to find rites that are really Roman, visit some of our old-fashioned Anglo-Catholic shrines."
Recently, the plight of one Catholic woman was brought to our attention. Some Protestant friends of hers who had always taken great pleasure in attending the beautiful and solemn Christmas mid-night Masses in Catholic churches were coming to visit one year (1985) and asked to be taken to one of those Masses they had liked so much in the past. However, the Catholic woman's church had gone Modernist and now only bedlam reigned where once the Tridentine Latin Mass held forth. Children and their Christmas toys were now allowed within the sanctuary, creating riotous scenes. The poor woman could only tell her Protestant friends that she could not take them to the Mass they formerly knew, but she could direct them to the High Episcopal church where they would experience a service more resembling the Mass they were expecting in a Catholic Church.
Now, isn't that an awful state of affairs in which this woman found herself? So, please, Holy Father, stop all this flip-flopping of the Conciliar Church and restore to us the solemn and sacred Masses we once knew and which the Neo-Modernists are fighting so hard to keep from us!