"Now the first aim of Catholic modernists, as forerunners of the Antichrist, is to convert the Church of Rome to modernism and then the universal Church. They insist that "the Roman Pontiff can and ought to conform with contemporary progress, liberalism and civilization." Really, like the Antichrist when he comes, they seek to create a Church in their own image and likeness-a small, Gnostic, elite Church of worldly-wise intellectuals who will dominate the religious thinking and practice of the whole human race. Scandalized that Christ found His Church for all men, especially for outcasts, it is small wonder that these shadows of the Antichrist exhibit an indifference to official Catholic teaching and express an irreconcilable animosity to the custodian of this truth, the Magisterium."
This is a quote from Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, S.J. in his book The Antichrist in the chapter called "The Antichrists Within" which discusses how the spirit of Antichrist operates within the Church. It was published in 1981 and he saw the obvious signs of infiltration then. He continues to describe the "New Christianity" desired by modernists in France in 1973 summarized in these five characteristics:
1) Anthropocentrism: Man not God is the center of religion, God is found solely in the face, functions, fortunes and future of man. The primacy of man is identified with the primacy of God.
2) Immanence in the World: The kingdom of God is here not hereafter. Salvation means liberation from social sin, i.e., from ignorance, hunger, underdevelopment, political oppression, economic exploitation. Personal sin is no longer relevant in today's historical context. The new Catholics, enlisting under Socialism's banner, must achieve the kingdom of God by destroying Capitalism.
3) The New Evangelism: The true meaning of the Gospels is economic not spiritual, arising from service to the poor; only the poor and their socialistic champions can understand the Gospels. The magisterium has misinterpreted the meaning of the Gospels these two thousand years, using them to exploit the poor and remain in power with the might of this world.
4) The New Ecclesiology: The Church is part of the world; she does not exist for herself, but to serve the world. hence, members may function as priests. In her jurisdictional life, local churches must be autonomous, for all authority comes from the faithful who share co-responsibility.
5)The New Passion for Christ: But this love is not for Christ the God-Man. Rather it is for Christ who is only a great man - the Man-for-others, the friend, the defender, the liberator of the poor, indeed, the revolutionary and Grand Subverter, aiding the poor to overthrow all corrupt institutions, the traditional Church included.
In Miceli's continued examination of the modernist/communist infiltration of the Church, he says:
"Here we have mini-Antichrists within the Church sowing the seeds of heresy, dissension, suspicion and violence. Their resentful apostasy from the teaching of the Church must be answered and they must be unmasked as shadows of the Antichrist within the Church."
"The National Jesuit News produced a document entitled, "National Planning and the Need for a Revolutionary Social Strategy: A Christian-Maoist Perspective." Therein we read that "the Society of Jesus must purge itself of its bourgeois social consciousness and identify with the proletariat," i.e. develop a social communist consciousness. Moreover, according to Father Dennis Willigan, S.J. of the University of North Carolina, this "document has been circulated among Jesuits in a number of provinces and has received a generally favorable reaction in as much as it represents a step toward the construction of a revolutionary social strategy for the Society (of Jesus) which is explicitly neo-Marxist and Maoist.""If this wasn't alarming enough, Miceli tells us that "Jesuit Father Juan Alfaro, who teaches at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, told the October 1976 meeting of the International Theological Commission that "Christ was a kind of Palestinian Che Guevara." I knew there was a problem among the Jesuits, but I mean....come on!!! Has Fr. Alfaro even read the New Testament? I wonder if anyone else would think that Jesus would be friendly with communists like Che?
But even Teilhard de Chardin, (yes the Teilhard who is mentioned in a footnote to Laudato Si who was involved in several evolutionary hoaxes and attempting to replace Catholicism with his evolutionary "Cosmic Christ") is not exempt from mention in Miceli's description of the communist infiltration:
This political Christianity did not arrive by accident. Miceli tells us:
"[...]Teilhard de Chardin said that Christians and Marxists were 'traveling on the same road' and would eventually 'finish up finding each other on the same mountain peak.' Today, Christians in France and Italy are boldly advocating a 'strategic alliance' with communism. In many other parts of the world, Christian thinkers are advocating a 'theology of liberation.'"
"In 1965 a communist document, printed in Red China in Spanish for Latin American use, outlined plans to take over the Catholic Church not by making war on the Church, but by capturing it through subversion, infiltration and propaganda. The document claimed that it would be necessary "to progressively replace the religious element" in Church teaching "by the Marxist element; we shall gradually transform the false conscience of the Catholics to the true conscience, so that they will eventually come around to destroying, by themselves and for themselves, the divine images which they had themselves created. This is our line of struggle for the victory against the counter-revolutionary Catholic Church." how well this tactic has succeeded [HOW WELL INDEED!] is demonstrated in another new book published by the Paulist Press entitled The New China : A Catholic Response. Here is a news story distributed by Religious News Service on April 6, 1978 concerning this book: "Four Jesuit theologians - two of them Americans - have indicated in a new book that the Communism of Mao Tse-tung is more akin to Christianity than the religions of the East and that the Holy Spirit may be using Communism to lead the Chinese people to Christ. According to the book, some Christian virtues are being practiced by followers of Mao and Mao's version of Communism may well prepare China to accept Christianity. the moral teachings of Mao Tse-tung have produced a generation of Chinese who really put the good of the people above their own advantage (according to one of the Jesuit authors). I would not hesitate to say that the Holy Spirt may be using the Little Red Book of Mao's thoughts as an instrument in leading many Chinese to a love of their neighbour. Communism is preparing the way for the Gospel...Mao's ideology can speak to the Christian need for personal development, for the evolution of the total Christian community, and for more productive Christian action and thought." Is it possible that these Jesuit forerunners of the Antichrist, using Satan's tactics of the big lie in writing this book, this atrocious apology for Mao, the mass murderer of millions in China, never read in the Guinness Book of World Records that mao is the world's all-time mass executioner? At least 94 million, and more probably up to 130 million Chinese, have been ruthlessly slaughtered since 1949 by Mao's Communist regime, and God alone knows how many he slaughtered before coming to total power.
"Here then is updated, Red Modernism eating out and fragmenting the Church. It is the new-styled cradle of religious revolution - militant, socialistic, terroristic, Marxist. It advocates a theology of violence, a morality of total, especially sexual, permissiveness."
Could Father Vincent Miceli see a Communist infiltration of the Church? What would he see today? Now watch the Pope videos (a couple down below, and the Youtube channel linked here) wherein each month Pope Francis requests prayers for certain things. Keep in mind the "New Christianity" outlined above.
Now, read the following from a recent interview with Pope Francis quated at 1P5 where he says:
“It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians. Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent God or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom”.
Is it just me, or is Pope Francis not a continuation of the "New Christianity" rejected by the Bishops in France in 1973 and by every Pope in very clear encyclicals from Pope Gregory XVI to Pope Pius XII? I don't enjoy writing things like this. But the errors of Russia the world, the operation of error has fooled many, and the world has no peace. A human solution will not work, especially an atheistic one. Communism is NOT compatible with Christianity for it proposes that we work for heaven on earth without God. Christianity teaches us to seek heaven above with God! The solution has been given to us: Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as she requested almost 100 years ago.
What happened to the Jesuits?