Monday, September 21, 2009

Roman Curia Redesigned in 1967 by Paul VI: Changes helped Conciliar Church Deviate from Traditional Catholic Faith

Few people are aware that in the wake of the second Vatican Council Paul VI asked an individual who is now known to have been a Free Mason (Cardinal Jean Villot) to engineer an overhaul of the Roman Curia (administration). Prior to that time the Pope was not only supreme head of the Church but of the entire Roman Curia as well.

In addition to heading up the Roman Curia, the Pope was also the ultimate authority (Prefect) over the Holy Office (which insured Catholic orthodoxy) the foremost among the Roman Congregations. Prior to the Papacy of Paul VI, the primary papal duty had been eternal vigilance concerning the preservation of Catholic orthodoxy--in response to any and all attacks against the faith.

As a result of the radical changes in the Roman Curia the Holy Office became the CDF (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) which was given its own supreme authority in the form of a Cardinal Prefect separate and apart from the Pope. Moreover, the Vatican Secretary of State was promoted to the new and powerful position of ruling over the entire Roman Curia allowing political considerations to gain primacy over those of faith and morals. In a sense, the result was to render the Pope a kind of conciliar figure-head devoid of power consistent with the new collegiality of the second Vatican Council.

The new Curial arrangement quickly resulted in a diplomatic change from the Traditional Catholic opposition to Communism--to the new Vatican Ostpolitik which called for a constructive engagement through dialogue with the Communist nations of both the USSR and China. Recall, by mutual agreement between John XXIII and the Moscow Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow would send representatives to Rome if in exchange the Second Vatican Council refrained from mentioning Communism in a negative light. Prior to 1958 such an arrangement would have been inconceivable!

In the view of the contributors to The Devil's Final Battle compiled by Fr. Paul Kramer, the dramatic changes which were made to the Roman Curia had a negative effect on the acceptance of the Fatima apparitions (including the call for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the publication of the Third Secret which was to have occurred no later than 1960 by order of Our Lady). Recall that it was John XXIII who refused to reveal the third secret after becoming Pope in 1958 alleging that the message had no relevance to his Papacy.

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State according to Fr. Kramer in The Devil’s Final Battle was allegedly heavily involved in the attempts to de-legitimize the Fatima apparitions as was the Cardinal Prefect of the CDF (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI) and the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos. This and the infamous press conference of June 26, 2000 have contributed to the doubts which still exist regarding whether or not the complete text of the Third Secret has been revealed. Note that Sr. Lucy (the last remaining living Fatima seer) consistently maintained up until her death that the consecration of Russia to Our Lady had not been properly accomplished. (The Blessed Virgin Mary stated clearly at Fatima her intention that Russia specifically was to be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart by the Pope in concert with all the Bishops of the world on the same day. This has not been done). It is important to note that all of the Fatima content is completely orthodox in contradistinction to much of the teaching of Vatican II, the post-Vatican conciliar church and the Novus Ordo Missae which are heterodox.

--Dr. J. P. Hubert

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