January 12, 2017
So now we have arrived back at the point where we started: the spring of 1800 A.D. when the newly elected Pope Pius VII writes an encyclical that contains this extraordinary and in our day completely unremembered claim:
Therefore, omit no watchfulness, diligence, care, and effort, in order to “guard the deposit” of Christ’s teaching whose destruction has been planned, as you know, by a great conspiracy.
I think that the evidence presented so far on this site covering the in our day either unremembered or misremembered events of the fifty years leading up to Ven. Pius VII’s publication of this claim indicates that the Holy Father was absolutely correct. Yet questions remain to be answered. Who was doing this? How was it organized? What were its methods? Are there answers to these questions?
Yes. There are answers. Writings were discovered in Bavaria during the middle part of the 1780s, just before the outbreak of the French Revolution, that were the constitutions of a sect of men who sought to bind together the multitude of secret societies which had come into existence by the middle part of the 18th centure toward a common purpose: to make war on the human race. There intent was to reduce humanity to a state where the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been forgotten and human beings were reduced to the condition of being prostrate and mortally wounded and disappearing from the earth.
We owe the survival of large portions of these writings to a priest, the Abbé Augustin Barruel, who held this sect responsible for the convulsions that overtook his native France in 1789 and was threatening to destroy Europe and published their history in 1797 and 1798 as the revolutionary army coming out France was beginning its march to take Papal Rome. God willing we will examine these writings and the history of this sect in coming posts.
Please go to Confession and pray three Hail Marys in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.