This talk will be a brief expose of the 19th Century Masonic document “The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita”, which mapped out a blueprint, a plan, which will help us to understand what is the “diabolic disorientation of the upper hierarchy” of which Sister Lucy spoke. The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, I believe, explains the root of that diabolic disorientation.
“With that we shall march more securely towards the assault on the Church than with the pamphlets of our brethren in France and even the gold of England. Do you want to know the reason for this? It is that with this, in order to shatter the high rock on which God has built His Church, we no longer need Hannibalian vinegar, or need gunpowder, or even need our arms. We have the little finger of the successor of Peter engaged in the ploy, and this little finger is as good, for this crusade, as all the Urban II’s and all the Saint Bernards in Christendom.
This crisis reached a peak around the turn of the century when the liberalism of 1789 that had been “blowin’ in the wind” swirled into the tornado of modernism. Fr. Vincent Miceli identified this heresy as such by describing modernism’s “trinity of parents”. He wrote:
“2) its philosophical parent is the Enlightenment
“3) its political pedigree comes from the French Revolution.”11
Roca’s Revolutionary Ravings
In the mid-19th Century, Roca predicted “The new church, which might not be able to retain anything of Scholastic doctrine and the original form of the former Church, will nevertheless receive consecration and canonical jurisdiction from Rome.”
He noted that “Pope Pius XII’s encyclical Humani Generis had ... a devastating effect on the work of a number of pre-conciliar theologians”,22 and explains that “During the early preparation of the Council, those theologians (mainly French, with some Germans) whose activities had been restricted by Pope Pius XII, were still under a cloud. Pope John quietly lifted the ban affecting some of the most influential ones. Yet a number remained suspect to the officials of the Holy Office.”26
It was obvious to anyone who had eyes to see was that the Second Vatican Council promulgated many ideas that had formerly been anathema to Church teaching, but that were in-step with modern thought. This did not happen by accident, but by design.
By utilizing deliberate ambiguities, the Council documents promoted an ecumenism that had been condemned by Pope Pius XI, a religious liberty that had been condemned by the 19th Century Popes (especially Blessed Pope Pius IX), a new liturgy along the lines of Protestantism and ecumenism that Bugnini called “a major conquest of the Catholic Church”, a collegiality that trikes at the heart of the Papal primacy, and a “new attitude toward the world” - especially in one of the most radical of all the Council documents, Gaudium et Spes. (Even Cardinal Ratzinger admitted that Gaudium et Spes is permeated by the spirit of Teilhard de Chardin)29
Then there is the important testimony from the Council’s Secretary, Archbishop (later Cardinal) Pericle Felici. At the close of Vatican II, the bishops asked Archbishop Felici for that which the theologians call the “theological note” of the Council . That is, the doctrinal “weight” of Vatican II’s teachings. Felici replied:
There is one final point I wish to make. I am not claiming that every churchman who promotes novel practices, such as ecumenism, are deliberately acting as enemies of the Church. The renowned priest of the 19th Century, Father Frederick Faber, was a true prophet when he said in a remarkable sermon preached at Pentecost, 1861 in the London Oratory:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vo. 3 (New York Encyclopeida Press, 1913), pp. 330-331.
2. Rev. E. Cahill, J.S., Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement (Dublin: Gill, 1959), p. 101.
3. Bishop Graber, Athanasius and the Church of our Time, P. 39, Christian Book Club, Palmdale, CA.
4. 2nd volume, original edition, 1859, reprinted by Circle of the French Renaissance, Paris 1976; Msgr. Delassus produced these documents again in his work The Anti-Christian Conspiracy, DDB, 1910, Tome III, pp. 1035-1092.
5. Michael Davies, Pope John’s Council, p.166 Angelus Press, Kansas City, MO.
6. Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, par. 31, Tan Books and Publishers, Rockford, IL.
7. Msgr. Dillon, Grand Orient Freemasonary Unmasked, pp. 51-56 full text of Alta Vendita - Christian Book Club, Palmdale, CA.
8. Father Denis Fahey. Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World, Chapter VII, Regina Publications, Dublin Ireland.
9. Ibid. p. 116.
10. Quoted from The Catholic Doctrine, Father Michael Muller (Benzinger, 1888?) p. 282
11. Fr. Vincent Micelli, The Antichrist, p. 133, Roman Catholic Books, Harrison, NY.
12. Pope Pius X, Pascendi (Encyclical Against Modernism) Par. 1
13. Fr. Vincent Micelli, The Antichrist, cassette lecture, Keep the Faith, Inc. Ramsey, NJ.
14. Raymond Dulac, Episcopal Collegiality at the Second Council of the Vatican, Paris Cedre, 1979, pp. 9-10.
15. Athanasius and the Church of Our Time, p. 34.
16. A full account of all of Roca’s quotes here printed is found in Athanasius and the Church of Our TIme, pp. 31-40.
17. Ibid. p. 36.
18. Ibid. p. 35.
19. A full account of this fascinating history is found in “The Whole Truth About Fatima”, Vol 3: The Third Secret by Frère Michel of the Holy Trinity, pp. 257 to 304, Immaculate Heart Publications, Ft. Erie, Ont.
20. Ibid. p. 298.
21. Vicomte Leon de Poncins, Freemasonary and the Vatican, p. 14.
22. L. Bouyer, Dom Lambert Beauduin, a Man of the Church, Casterman, 1964, pp. 180-181, quoted by Father Dilder Bonneterre in The Liturgical Movement, Ed. Fideliter, 1980, p. 119.
23. i.e., The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber by Fr. Ralph Wiltgen, Tan Books and Publishers, Pope John’s Council, by Michael Davies, Angelus Press, Kansas City, MO, and even Vatican II Revisited, (see next footnote) which sings praises of the reform.
24. Most Reverend Aloysius S.J. Wycislo, Vatican II Revisted, Reflections By One Who Was There, p. x, Alba House, Staten Island, New York.
25. Ibid. p. 33.
26. Ibid. p. 27.
27. Ibid. pp. 27 to 34.
28. Open Letter to Confused Catholics, Archbishop Lefebvre, Kansas City, Angelus Press, 1992), p. 106.
29. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, (Ignatius Press), p. 334.
30. Open Letter to Confused Catholics, pp. 88-89.
31. Yves Marsuadon, Oecumensisme vu par un Macon de Tradition , pp. 119-120.
32. Lew Catholicsme Liberal, 1969.
33. Open Letter to Confused Catholics, p. 100.
34. Yves Congar, O.P. quoted by Father George de Nantes, CRC, no. 113, p.3.
350. Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, Tequi, Paris, 1985, p. 42).
36.Open Letter to Confused Catholics, p. 100.
37. Ibid. p. 100.
38. Interview of Bishop Morris by Kiernon Wood, Catholic World News, Sept. 27, 1997.
39.Open Letter to Confused Catholics, p. 107.
40. Paul VI, General Audience of January 12, 1966, in Inseganmenti di Paolo VI, vo. 4, p. 700, cited from Atila Sinke Guimaraes, In the Murky waters of Vatican II, Metaire: Maeta, 1997; TAN 1999), pp. 111-112.
41. Quote taken from The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World, father Denis Fahey, (Regina Publications, Dublin, first printed in 1935) p. xi.