To be fair I consider myself as a Diocesan Catholic, what some might call a Conciliar Traditionalist who is not afraid to call himself a Sympathizer fTo be fair I consider myself as a Diocesan Catholic, what some might call a Conciliar Traditionalist who is not afraid to call himself a Sympathizer for the SSPX, yet despite the title this is what my review for this book is.
I loved reading, indeed the content of the book stays true to the title given. The Archbishop certainly picks apart the Modernism heretics and their agenda and makes the lines clearer where those lines are to be drawn in the Church both at his time and in our time today.
Reading this book despite the stereotypical "pessimism of Traditionalists" actually did not fill me with despair which would turn me into a grump, but rather having been able to differentiate the Faith from the error gives me hope to know what more specifically I ought to be fighting for and only renews my vigor to fight accordingly.
Perhaps in his time, there was a need to fight from the "outside" but in our day, there is no reason why one cannot fight the good fight from "within" to reclaim and restore what was lost. Rather than feeling defeated, I feel only more encouraged to fight within the Church to push out the errors, there are good prelates within the Church today, as there is corrupt ones, what this book makes clear is that The Fight is not Over and is still Ongoing.
God is Good, and He will have His Day, but this is indeed a Labor of Love for God and for the sake of Our Neighbors, especially those who are already believers who ought to know what real Catholicism is about, something this book I believe can help us clarify. Rather than being a devisive scrouge, Abp. Marcel Lefebvre is a gem in a time of scandal, I had already believed that the Archbishop is akin to Saint Athanasius but this book solidified my opinion.
This book rather than encouraging me to run off into the SSPX, in fact encouraged me to continue the Fight from Within and made me more aware of figures and thoughts that I ought to be more mindful and sensitive to before I go off embracing. I recommend this book to Catholics, those who love their Faith, and those who want to know more about their Faith as well....more
As a practicing Catholic, going into Psychology, who has had his own experiences with the Occult, a topic like this intrigues me. I feel however thatAs a practicing Catholic, going into Psychology, who has had his own experiences with the Occult, a topic like this intrigues me. I feel however that the author could have done a better job distinguishing the demonic from the demented, or bringing in Theological authority to help highlight that difference. The author - a practicing Catholic himself, however does make the point to show many cases which historically were thought to be demonic, turned out upon deeper reflection to be demented. This is important, the author seems to be of the impression that a genuine possession will only be noticeable after well-known cases are re-assessed as demented: Reducing these Demented Case to, Schizoid, Manic, and Hysterical in Nature
The author does make distinguishing remarks between the Occultist and the Possessed, as well as other dichotomies too, however the biggest argument he makes for the lack for authentic possession in our day, is largely the planet wide scale of demonic infestation enabled through the socio-cultural and even political mediums present in his day. This book was written back in the 50s, and a lot of things have amplified since his time to ours, so the reader can only imagine how deep in the mire of the demonic we find ourselves today....more
This book does a wonderful job of summing up the Error of Modernism on one hand and providing the Causes for its emergence and sustained advance overThis book does a wonderful job of summing up the Error of Modernism on one hand and providing the Causes for its emergence and sustained advance over the years.
Truly, I do wonder if those who advanced the Modernist claim were secretly Freemasons, for as Pope Leo XIII point out in his encyclical on Freemasonry they proposed a more Naturalistic worldview, and as Pope St. Pius X pointed out as well the Modernist Heresy is rooted in Agnosticism, Vital Immanentism, Sentimental Fideism, and Dogmatic Evolutionism all of which leads to Atheism which is Naturalistic, like the Masonic Mission.
Toward the end Pope St. Pius X then provides remedies to this problem, while it maybe good for the lay person to find ways of applying it to their lives it is also the case [as history shows] that his remedies only were able to keep the Modernist Heresy at bay for so long until it exploded on the scene after the Second Vatican Council, it is not to say the Second Vatican Council was evil per se, but that the heresy of Modernism easily seeped out of it after the fact through the justification of "The Spirit of the Council."
Truly then it can only be concluded that to be truly in line with the Spirit of the Council meant reading the documents which sprang forth from it in light of the 2,000 Years of Tradition which lead to this Council in the first place. Truly though as the catechism teaches in this book, one of the ends of the Modernist Heresy was to make the Church a Democracy wherein the power was held below rather than power recognized in the only Legitimate Authority of Tradition, The Church Doctors and Fathers, and finally in the Magisterium itself all of which the Modernist Theologian had a particular hatred for....more
Where do I start with such a book as this? The author covers a lot of various aspects of contemporary society. He says that there is a Convergence comWhere do I start with such a book as this? The author covers a lot of various aspects of contemporary society. He says that there is a Convergence coming, wherein all the problems are going to converge at a particular point in the near-future. He wrote the book in  and it was translated in English in , but he puts the Convergence somewhere around in the First Half of the 21st Century, with it all beginning somewhere around 2020.
He presents a lot of data and facts mostly on Europe, but as an American this concerns us too, for European and American interests are almost synonymous with its shared values and dependence on one another, which he discusses in this book and utterly tares apart contemporary values. He paints up a view of the world in which The Techno-Scientific Society [ours] is becoming increasingly deadened and embracing Neo-Primitivism against a rising world of Neo-Medievalism and A Renewed Archaic Age [seen especially in the initially growing radicalized Islamic Nations].
As a Catholic, I am glad to see that the author went to the heart of The Vatican II Liberal-Modernist interpretation, as part of the cause for Europe's fall into neo-primitivism and being decimated by various cultural traditions that are not native to her history. But as a Catholic I sometimes get a feeling that he is subtly calling for population control, and I also disagree in part with his own metaphysical worldview on the origin and end of the Human Race, his attack on a Linear History and endorsement of a Cyclical History [wherein he puts the blame on Christianity for the origin of the linear worldview that "the myth of progress" was founded off of] is disheartening to me. For I too give recognition that the myths of old do have a truth to them and I too believe we are indeed entering into [if not the Last Days then] Defining Moments in Human History.
Despite the conflicts, troubles, suffering, and death that will come from this there is reason for hope and the author does leave us with a somewhat enlightened hope wherein a new humanity would emerge, or perhaps a renewed humanity that will rise again from the rubble, which is ironic since he attacks the notion of Linear Progress, yet even in the conclusion one gets the sense of a Spiritual Linear Progress that even Christianity talks about.
Overall this book, is a very good read, especially if your a person who always felt that something is inauthentic, artificial about contemporary society and that it will not and cannot last for long. May this book to a certain extent guide your steps into our future, be courageous as you step into it, be bold for the Age of the Heroes will return in and through these troubling times, this suggestion the author leaves us with too....more
I read this book out of recommendation from a friend. This book again makes me suspicious of new thought/New Age overall. I gave her two-stars for twoI read this book out of recommendation from a friend. This book again makes me suspicious of new thought/New Age overall. I gave her two-stars for two reasons [one star for each reason]: (1) She expands further on her first book, The Secret and (2) she points out how Love is at the center of everything and should be at the center of everything we do, I do agree with this, perhaps her book will inspire others to deal more kindly with others.
Now I can't speak entirely against The Law of Attraction overall because I have had my own experiences too, however I didn't give this book the additional 3 Stars for two reasons: (1) Its repetitive not to mention overly sentimental and (2) there does not seem to be so much practical how-to advice or anything, this book seems more like an inspirational than an instructional.
However, in light of this book and its previous from the same author, and having read other books on Law of Attraction I have decided to write about The Law of Attraction in light of my own Catholic self-education and understandings in the near future....more
After reading this book that a friend let me borrow I believe my this book is another interesting book that helps one manifest there hopes and desiresAfter reading this book that a friend let me borrow I believe my this book is another interesting book that helps one manifest there hopes and desires. The book although short does give quality advice for the reader. Depending on ones outlook on life this book does have some strong associations to Psychological Therapy and yet some Self-Help with a hint of New Age Metaphysics. ...more