The Feast of Saint Gregory the Great, 2015
The purpose of this blog is to examine the above claim made by Pope Pius VII in his encyclical Diu Satis more than two hundred years ago that a great conspiracy had been set in motion to overthrow the Catholic Church and erase the teaching of Jesus Christ from human history. Was that claim true? Did such a conspiracy exist? If so what was the history of the thing and what were its tactics? And if it existed in the time of Pius VII, then does it still exist now?
The purpose of this blog is to examine historical evidence, as far as it can be known. I will say at the outset that I do not wear a tin foil hat, that I am fairly certain that a weather balloon crashed at Roswell, and that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald shooting from the sixth floor window of the Texas Book Depository using that old Italian rifle. This is not a place to indulge in fantasy: the subject is far too important.
I am a Catholic layman who regularly attends the Mass according to the Missal of Blessed Pope Paul VI though occasionally I mix in the ancient Rite now known as the Extraordinary Form according to the 1962 Missal of Saint John XXIII offered by a priest who is in full Communion with the Roman Pontiff. I became interested in this subject as I watched the moral and social idiocy of men marrying men and women marrying women, an idea unheard of in all of the recorded history of man on this earth and unknown even among our pagan ancestors who wallowed in the darkness, spread like wildfire across the globe and with particular vehemence in the formerly Catholic world.
This insane idea, its seeming emergence from nowhere, its rapid spread, and in particular its usual method of implementation, save the recent referendum in Ireland largely carried by a massive influx of foreign money and influence, by non democratic means got me to thinking. Combined with all of the other insane, destructive and anti Catholic policies that have been implemented by governments in the formerly Catholic world one on top of another, some slowly and incrementally and some with great violence, across the formerly Catholic world since 1789 I begin to smell a rat.
Sadly these destructive ideas, which can only lead to our own annihilation, now permeate the Church as well. And the Mystical Body of Christ is suffering great pains and seems on the edge of death. How did we get here? Was this all just a natural development as we were taught in school? Is this human progress, as Hilary Clinton and the Marquis de Condorcet would have us believe? Or is this the greatest con job in recorded history?
Somebody needs to ask these questions. I wish that it was somebody much more intelligent and much better qualified and who had much greater resources than myself. But no one is doing it. This is an important subject with a lot of historical evidence from distinguished sources to back up this claim. It is not a joke. We will not engage in outlandish fantasy here. This is a serious subject for serious people. The fate of our civilization and the salvation of many souls, not least yours and mine, may hang in the balance.
I therefore consecrate this website to place it under the protective mantle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for I believe and am convinced that the day is coming when her banner and the banner of her divine Son will once more fly over the heap of ruins we have made for ourselves and restore the Catholic Church to life.