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Progressivist Strategy - Part VII

Progressivism and the ‘Only Allowed Thinking’
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Cosme Beccar Varela, Argentina
It is well known that the Modernists used deceitful astuteness to spread their errors. St. Pius X condemned their heresy in the Encyclical Pascendi where he exposed with authority their doctrine and how they presented it. This encyclical is a dense summary of the modernist sophisms that I consider indispensable reading for anyone who wants to continue to be Catholic in these turbulent days, when heresy is skillfully diffused everywhere.

In it, St. Pius X affirms: “But it [this long exposition on the Modernist errors] was necessary, both in order to refute their customary charge that We do not understand their ideas, and to show that their system does not consist in scattered and unconnected theories but in a perfectly organized body, all the parts of which are solidly joined so that it is not possible to admit one without admitting all.

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Progressivist theologians who influenced Vatican II: Rahner, Courtney Murray, de Lubac, Congar

“And now, can anyone who thus surveys the whole system be surprised that We should define it as the synthesis of all heresies? Were one to attempt the task of collecting together all the errors that have been broached against the faith and to concentrate the sap and substance of them all into one, he could not better succeed than the Modernists have done. Nay, they have done more than this, for, as we have already intimated, their system means the destruction not of the Catholic religion alone, but of all religion.” (Pascendi § 39)

What is still worse, the Pope affirms, is that “the partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church's open enemies, but they lie hidden, a thing to be deeply deplored and feared, in her very bosom and heart, and are the more dangerous the less conspicuously they appear.” (Pascendi § 3)

He goes on to point specifically to such infiltrators in “the ranks of the priesthood itself. 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 and lost to all sense of modesty, they vaunt themselves as reformers of the Church; and, forming boldly into a line of attack, they assail all that is most sacred in the work of Christ, not sparing even the person of the Divine Redeemer, whom, with sacrilegious daring, they reduce to a simple, mere man.

“Nor indeed will one err in accounting them to be the most pernicious of all the adversaries of the Church. For as We have said, they put their designs for her ruin into operation not from without but from within; hence, the danger is present almost in the very veins and heart of the Church, whose injury is the more certain, the more intimate is their knowledge of her.

“Further, none is more skilful, none more astute than they in the employment of a thousand noxious arts; for they play the double parts of rationalist and Catholic, and this so craftily that they easily lead the unwary into error. And since audacity is their chief characteristic, there is no conclusion of any kind from which they shrink or which they do not thrust forward with pertinacity and assurance. To this must be added the fact, which indeed is well calculated to deceive souls, that they lead a life of the greatest activity, of assiduous and ardent application to every branch of learning.” (Pascendi, § 3)

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Francis I enters the scene with an open progressivist agenda to destroy the papacy and the Church

For more than 50 years Modernism-Progressivism has acquired an enormous power in the Church. The danger denounced by St. Pius X in 1907 became a generalized cancer and, by 2014, it has become an apocalyptical threat. To the dissemination of this heresy in the ecclesiastic milieu was added the universal imposition of the “only allowed thinking” by Liberalism and Communism, which serves as a “cultural broth” for the heresy.

The axioms of the “only allowed thinking” prepare minds to adhere to Progressivism, which is worse than the various movements that generated this “thinking.” Progressivism is a giant monster that feeds on the flesh of a monster child, that is, the revolutionary, egalitarian and agnostic modern world that has spawned the “only allowed thinking.” This world, in turn, has progressed with the complicity of the progressivist clergy, which opens to it the doors of souls.

Having reached the apex of these two errors, Progressivism seems to believe that the hour has come to try to destroy the Church, and doing so, deny with unheard-of arrogance the promise of Our Lord Jesus Christ that the gates of Hell will not prevail against her. Supported by the deformed actions produced by the “only allowed thinking,” Progressivism seems to be adopting a new strategy to achieve victory.

This strategy is based upon the latent force of the heresy of Modernism-Progressivism as revealed by St. Pius X, to wit, “when we admit one point [of Modernism], we must necessarily admit them all.”

What the progressivists fear, however, is that once their final goal – the denial of the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – is revealed, all Catholics, even the simplest, will step back in horror. Thus, they have utilized a psychological method of inducing feelings capable of nurturing the modernist-progressivist idea and have it be accepted without difficulty. Under the impulse of such passionate feelings, false ideas thus enter without resistance the unconcerned minds of those who have been poorly educated in Catholic doctrine for the last 50 years.

This psychological maneuver is implemented by means of actions and suggestions of personalities presented as “stars,” and by the repetition of key-words until the imagination is saturated and ready to convey the bad message.

If mentalities were not prepared by their adhesion to the “only allowed thinking” and by broad scale “disinformation” about Catholic doctrine, this operation would be impossible. Today, however, these conditions have been met and we can see the sinister work is already afoot.

How do they do this? To give readers an idea about how this brainwashing of Catholics is conducted it is necessary – based on the various methods they all know – to describe the behavior and the discourse used by modernist-progressivist Prelates to achieve this goal of destroying the Church.

This is what I intend to do in my next and last installment.

Continued

Posted July 23, 2014

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