On December 23, 2015, Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis had been announced as recipient of the 2016 International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, “the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification.”
A communiqué issued by the Prize Committee, as reported by Catholic News Service states:
In a time when the European Union is facing the greatest challenge of the 21st century, it is the pope ‘from the end of the world’ who orients millions of Europeans to what the European Union brings together at its core: a valid system of values, respect for human dignity and civil liberties, the uniqueness of human beings whatever their ethnic, religious or cultural background and respect for our natural resources.”
The communiqué went on to commend Francis for his message of “peace and understanding” as well as his commitment to “compassion, tolerance, solidarity and the integrity of creation throughout his pontificate.”
To be sure, those who actually resemble the Apostles in proclaiming eternal truths, in season and out, in the name of Jesus Christ, the solitary Source of authentic peace and unity, are not qualified for the Charlemagne Prize; rather, it is given to men with far more worldly aspirations.
As such, there can be no doubt that the awards committee has chosen well; i.e., the current Bishop of Rome is precisely the sort of environmentalist / humanist / one-world-religionist that richly deserves just such recognition.
Vatican Radio is reporting that Francis formally took possession of the award earlier today in a ceremony that featured an address delivered by the man that he is succeeding; Martin Schultz, recipient of the 2015 Charlemagne Prize.
Francis has some big shoes to fill, to be sure.
You see, Schultz also happens to be the President of the European Parliament and the former chairman of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (otherwise known as the S&D).
According to a position paper issued by the S&D:
We will fight against the regressive campaigns of conservative and right – wing forces in Europe, who want to erase the progress made in our societies, most prominently on the rights of women, minorities or LGBT people … We will fight against any kind of discrimination, racism and homophobia.
According to yet another S&D statement:
We, the undersigned, committed to the EU values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect for human rights declare that: ALL OF US believe that women can only be truly equal to men if they are given control over their sexuality, bodies and health … [We] are concerned about the recent developments and initiatives aimed at introducing regressive policies restricting women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
Under the leadership of Martin Schultz, the European Parliament adopted a report echoing much the same language calling for “ready access to contraception and abortion.”
As I wrote back in December, this is the company Francis keeps; not in an effort to seek their conversion to Christ, but as one among friends united in a common, earthbound cause cause.
If organizers of the Charlemagne Prize had any doubts as to their selection, Pope Francis, in an acceptance speech delivered at today’s ceremony, confirmed his worthiness in no uncertain terms.
In an address some 2,800 words in length, Francis invoked humankind fifteen times and Jesus (not Christ the King, but the social-worker-from-Nazareth caricature that he and other apostates worship) but once while calling for the birth of a “new humanism.”
His Humbleness proclaimed:
A Europe capable of giving birth to a new humanism based on three capacities: the capacity to integrate, the capacity for dialogue and the capacity to generate … If there is one word that we should never tire of repeating, it is this: dialogue.
His Humbleness went on to say:
The soul of Europe is in fact greater than the present borders of the Union and is called to become a model of new syntheses and of dialogue … We are called to promote a culture of dialogue by every possible means …
The culture of dialogue entails a true apprenticeship and a discipline that enables us to view others as valid dialogue partners … Today we urgently need to engage all the members of society in building a culture which privileges dialogue …
Peace will be lasting in the measure that we arm our children with the weapons of dialogue … This culture of dialogue should be an integral part of the education imparted in our schools … Let us arm our people with the culture of dialogue and encounter …
Dialogue, with all that it entails, reminds us that no one can remain a mere onlooker or bystander … This culture of dialogue can come about only if all of us take part in planning and building it.
No, this isn’t a parody; it’s the Gospel according to Francis:
So integration, generation, and dialogue abide, these three; but the greatest of these is dialogue.
With this in mind, there can be no doubt that when Francis says of his desires for Europe that “the Church can and must play her part,” he does not mean to speak of the Holy Catholic Church and her God-given mission of Christianizing the entire world.
On the contrary, what he really has in mind is the church-of-man that shares a common mission with men like Martin Schultz; the same earthbound entity of which the latest Charlemagne Prize winner said, “Her task is one with her mission: the proclamation of the Gospel.”
The Gospel according to Francis, that is…
The hypocrisy of lecturing the world on the absolute necessity of imposed dialogue: the only thing that we cannot dialogue about is whether dialogue is good or bad, useful or useless. What does all the dialogue actually lead to? Nothing at all except more dialogue. Oh, and the loss of an entire culture and countless souls. But it’s all worth it since dialogue is inherently meaningful as an end in itself.
According to G.K. Chesterton, Francis was a good candidate for this award:
“Tolerance is the virtue of those with no convictions”.
He gets a very high score in that category for sure.
“integrity of creation”???? What’s that???
This is an insult to Charlemagne—He was CATHOLIC!!
“…either we are the heirs of the Catholic Church, i.e.,of Quanta Cura, of Pascendi, with all the Popes down to the Council and with the
great majority of bishops prior to the Council, for the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for the salvation of souls; or else we are the heirs of those who strive, even at the price at breaking with the Catholic Church and her doctrine, to acknowledge the principles of the Rights of Man, based on a veritable apostasy,
in order to obtain a place as servants in the Revolutionary World Government.
That is it. They will manage to get quite a good place as servants in the Revolutionary World Government because, by saying they are in favor of the Rights of Man, religious liberty, democracy and human equality, clearly they are worth being given a position as servants in the World Government.”
“You don’t have a dialogue with the devil, be he Communist or Mason! You exorcise him with prayers and fight against him with out ceasing. “Watch and pray,” the Scripture says.”
I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
Gospel is “T h e Good News From Our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
Sadly, Francis instead, preached an EXHAUSTATION of Man, namely the One World Government Crap he talks and writes about, nearly 90% of the time.
And we are all exhausted from reading and Listening to it.
The end game of any “dialogue” must be conversion to the Catholic faith; anything else is just useless prattle. Has the Vatican II crowd ever read what their own Pope wrote about the subject? Seems likely they did not. I brought these quotes here before – but they are worth repeating if just to show how far the “leadership” of the Catholic Church has gone off the rails.
Pope Paul VI wrote in Ecclesiam Suam; Encyclical Letter on the Ways in which the Church Must Carry Out its Mission in the Contemporary World , promulgated on August 6, 1964 by His Holiness Pope Paul VI :
“ …The duty consonant with the patrimony received from Christ is that of spreading, offering, announcing it to others. Well do we know that “going, therefore, make disciples of all nations” is the last command of Christ to His Apostles. By the very term “apostles” these men define their inescapable mission. To this internal drive of charity which tends to become the external gift of charity we will give the name of dialogue, which has in these days come into common usage.
… But the danger remains. The apostle’s art is a risky one. The desire to come together as brothers must not lead to a watering-down or subtracting from the truth. Our dialogue must not weaken our attachment to our faith. In our apostolate we cannot make vague compromises about the principles of faith and action on which our profession of Christianity is based.
An immoderate desire to make peace and sink differences at all costs is, fundamentally, a kind of skepticism about the power and content of the Word of God which we desire to preach. Only the man who is completely faithful to the teaching of Christ can be an apostle. And only he who lives his Christian life to the full can remain uncontaminated by the errors with which he comes into contact. …
…. Indeed, honesty compels us to declare openly our conviction that there is but one true religion, the religion of Christianity. It is our hope that all who seek God and adore Him may come to acknowledge its truth. …
But we must add that it is not in our power to compromise with the integrity of the faith or the requirements of charity. “
Dialogue ,dialogue , they’re going to talk us to death,what they really mean is compromise ,compromise.
If you look through the biographies of past winners of the Charlemagne Prize you will see a pigpen full of ex-Nazi’s, socialists, communist , masons and assorted secular humanists, so it seems they have recognized a “brother” when they see one.
Europe is doomed to die because it has intentionally cut off its Catholic roots. No amount of Vatican II sounding graffiti spray painted on the ugly faceless concrete gravestone called the EU will ever resurrect it.
The solution to all this ‘dialogue’ is ‘laughter’!
The next time some VII-man starts extolling to you about the virtues of dialogue, start laughing loudly and don’t stop until he gets annoyed and leaves.
Charlemagne is “Charles the Great” because he spent his whole long life fighting the Musselman in the South and pagans in the East. He also called on the Pope to send emissaries to purify a liturgy that had become corrupted. That’s how Karl der Grosse united Europe: around Christ the King and His Mass.
Yes, FrankIII, there are those in history who rightfully earn the title “the Great”. In more recent times, “the Great” is used simply as a politically-correct tag, unfortunately, for those who were anything but “Great”. What we need today is someone who will turn the Baroque of Peter around on a steady and correct course. This person will truly be remembered in history as “the Great”.
I love this Psalm. This sums up my life pretty much. Although I try my best to not let it surface too much. Suffer in silence.
“Let us do as Tobias did. Abandoned by everyone as they went to adore the golden calf of the gods of the pagans, he remained faithful. Still, he too could have thought that, since only he remained faithful it might be that he was mistaken. But no, he knew that whatever God had taught to his forebears could not change. The truth of God existed and could not change. And so it is with us. We too have to rely upon the truth that is God yesterday, today and tomorrow. Jesus Christus heri, hodie et in secula.
And that is why I say we must retain our confidence in the papacy. We must retain confidence in the successor of Peter in so far as he is the successor of Peter. But if it should happen that he were not perfectly faithful in his duties, then we must remain faithful to those who were the successors of Peter and not to him who is not the successor of Peter. That is all. His duty is to transmit the Deposit of the Faith.”
Bergoglio is a lost cause…but then again so is every man who claims the title of “cardinal/bishop/priest” in his (bergoglio’s) lost heretical church. I know Im pretty much beating a dead horse on this site with my complete rejection of the vatican 2 church….and I truly thank the guy who runs it for continuing to allow me to post here….but we are hoping against hope with these people. Its over….they are done and they arent coming back and to continue to hope that some may come back, without them denouncing the entire vatican 2 protestant religion (which none of these cowards will ever do) is an exercise in futility. Burke, schneider, sarah, etc….until these deniers of Catholicism wind up returning to the Faith by fully denouncing the vatican 2 religion for what it is, then they need to be cast aside as you would cast aside any other apostate, heretic, jew, muslim, or atheist. These false prelates, these rejectors of the One Church, these deniers of Christ’s perfection (and if you adhere in any way to vatican 2 then you surely reject the perfect nature of Christ)…they are NOT concerned with your eternal soul as long as they in any way abide by the vatican 2 lie. End of rant.
Has there ever been any modernist bishop, since Vatican II, who converted?
Rich, this was not a rant. It was an honest, heartfelt indictment of the Vatican II Modernist “church”. I don’t intend to speak for others, but I suspect that many who visit this blog feel the same way in varying degrees. At this point, I have absolutely no hope that anyone in the Novus Ordo establishment has the faith, courage or desire to come forward in defense of Our Lord’s Church. The only hope for this mess is Divine Intervention. If the Bergoglio “papacy” doesn’t wake up our so-called GOOD bishops, nothing will. As you say, it is time to look elsewhere for hope and help. There is no resemblance between the Vat2 religion and the Holy, Roman Catholic Church. They are as opposite as night and day. Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us!!
Thank you my friend for your support. It seems as if a lot of good people are just as disgusted as I am regarding the vatican 2 false religion, but many are not willing to reject it fully as they need to do. As long as good people lend it (v2) any credence then they (those who lend it credence) only contribute to the mess for those who do not know any better. As Catholics we are strictly in the business of helping to save souls and we cant do that if we try to justify nonsense (v2)…..all that does is add to the confusion. I know you know that but Im throwing it out there for those who may not see it.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on Thee ;
because he trusteth in Thee.
Rich–Every time a Catholic enters a Novus Ordo “church” and makes a contribution in the basket, he/she takes part on the assault of Our Lord’s Church. I know many New Order Catholics who are sincerely holy who just don’t “get it”. They love Our Lord, they love Our Lady, but they are so desensitized and numb to the countless abuses, they just continue on this road as if all is well. Perhaps, it is the Catholics in the pew who must wake up before the Bishops regain their spines and act. God bless you.
1) You set the alarm, arose early and attended Sunday Mass
2) You love Our Lord
3) You love Our Lady
4)You gave money into the collection basket
5) You are sincerely holy
6)!!!! Oh no !!!
You didn’t ” get it ” !!!!
Ever mindful, please do not think I am belittling or insulting Catholics who, in good conscience and with great love of Our Lord and His Mother, attend the Novus Ordo Mass. However, I sincerely believe they deserve better and are unknowingly allowing continued abuse by validating a Protestantized liturgy. Many are Eucharistic Ministers or receive Holy Communion in the hand. Is this not an abuse of Our Lord’s Body and Blood. When we were taught that ONLY the consecrated hands of a validly ordained priest could touch the Sacred Species, were we lied to? What changed?? You can’t go along to get along. Every Catholic must fight in the battle to restore Tradition. There is no grey area here. How Our Lord judges those who remain in the New Order church is not my business. I make no judgements on anyone’s eternal salvation. I have enough to do working on my own salvation. Peace be to you, Ever mindful!
My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.
12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.
45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls.
46 Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you.
The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them
Daleth. The tongue of the sucking child hath stuck to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the little ones have asked for bread, and there was none to break it unto them
Therefore hear ye the counsel of the Lord, which he hath taken concerning Edom: and his thoughts which he hath thought concerning the inhabitants of Theman: surely the little ones of the flock shall cast them down, of a truth they shall destroy them with their habitation
Wisdom of Solomon 1: 4
because wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin.
The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
As a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool : and the knowledge of the unwise is as words without sense.
The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in expressing his opinion. When wickedness comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes disgrace. The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters, the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream. It is not good to be partial to a wicked man, or deprive a righteous man of justice. A fool’s lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging. A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips a snare to himself.
Peace to you,as well…
I have yet much to learn, and appreciate the differing viewpoints…
“If the Crucified should come to our hearts, how quickly and abundantly we would learn!”
Thomas a Kempis
Imitation of Christ
Book 1- ch 25
The Jews have some sayings much like these, and will serve to illustrate them; “Myryzxh ynpl Mynynph wkylvt la, “do not cast pearls before swine,” nor deliver wisdom to him, who knows not the excellency of it; for wisdom is better than pearls, and he that does not seek after it, is worse than a swine.”
Source: Mischar Happeninim apud Buxtorf. Florileg. Heb. p. 306.
St. Athanasius born c. 296; died 2 May, 373 Early Church Father and Doctor of the Church
The following excerpt from Saint Athanasius’ Discourses against the Arians (Oratio 2, 78. 81-82: PG 26, 311. 319) appears in the Roman Catholic Office of Readings for Tuesday in the 6th week of ordinary time with the accompanying biblical reading drawn from Proverbs 8:1-5, 12-36. It speaks of the only begotten Son as God’s Wisdom Incarnate.
“The only-begotten Son, the Wisdom of God, created the entire universe. Scripture says: You have made all things by your wisdom, and the earth is full of your creatures. Yet simply to be was not enough: God also wanted his creatures to be good. That is why he was pleased that his own wisdom should descend to their level and impress upon each of them singly and upon all of them together a certain resemblance to their Model. It would then be manifest that God’s creatures shared in his wisdom and that all his works were worthy of him.
For as the word we speak is an image of the Word who is God’s Son, so also is the wisdom implanted in us an image of the Wisdom who is God’s Son. It gives us the ability to know and understand and so makes us capable of receiving him who is the all-creative Wisdom, through whom we can come to know the Father. Whoever has the Son has the Father also, Scripture says, and Whoever receives me receives the One who sent me. And so, since this image of the Wisdom of God has been produced in us and in all creatures, the true and creative Wisdom rightly takes to himself what applies to his image and says: The Lord created me in his works.”
Too bad John Paul II left behind Paul VI on ecumenism and Francis is leaving both of them behind on morality. I guess this Revolution is just going to keep going until it burns itself or Devine Intervention.
We should hope against hope, that is we should trust in God against hopeless men……just wait for a road to Damascus conversion…the Gates of Help will not prevail.
Two went over to the SSPX for a while but they were retired and passed away. I to forget their names.
The gates of hell will surely not prevail, no doubt. Useless men though are useless men. I hope in God, not in men who reject His way. If by God’s grace they see the error of their ways before they die and return to the Faith I would be thrilled but Im not betting on that happening.
Very true. I know many people as well who I consider to be good who just havent got a clue as to what is going on in the Church.
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.
The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
Listen to the interview given by Fr Kramer on Bergoglio 51mins in, worth listening to the whole interview if you have time.
How refreshing for a member of the clergy to call him out for what he is! no confusing language or ambiguity.
God bless you all,
The first recipient of the Charlemagne Award was in 1950 to Richard Nikolaus Eijiro, Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi founder and president of the Paneuropean Union ; he wrote the book Pan Europa in 1923.
A look at this man’s life points squarely to Freemasonry and its not-so-secret attempt to control the world.
According to his autobiography, at the beginning of 1924 his friend Baron Louis de Rothschild (yes- the big bankster family!) introduced him to Max Warburg who offered to finance his movement for the next 3 years by giving him 60,000 gold marks. Warburg remained sincerely interested in the movement for the remainder of his life and served as an intermediate for Coudenhove-Kalergi with influential Americans such as banker Paul Warburg and financier Bernard Baruch.
His original vision was for a world divided into only five states: a United States of Europe that would link continental countries with French and Italian possessions in Africa; a Pan-American Union encompassing North and South Americas; the British Commonwealth circling the globe; the USSR spanning Eurasia; and a Pan-Asian Union whereby Japan and China would control most of the Pacific.
He left the Viennese freemason’s lodge in 1926 to avoid the criticism that had occurred at that time against relationship between the Pan-European movement and freemasonry. He wrote his masonic membership in Ein Leben für Europa (A Life for Europe) published in 1966.
Even the Masonic newspaper The Beacon enthused about the thoughts of the higher degree Freemason Coudenhove-Kalergi, and stated in March, 1925: “Freemasonry, especially Austrian Freemasonry, may be eminently satisfied to have Coudenhove-Kalergi among its members. Austrian Freemasonry can rightly report that Brother Coudenhove-Kalergi fights for his Pan European beliefs: political honesty, social insight, the struggle against lies, striving for the recognition and cooperation of all those of good will. In this higher sense, Brother Coudenhove-Kalergi’s program is a Masonic work of the highest order, and to be able to work on it together is a lofty task for all brother Masons.”
On less guarded occasions he was heard to advocate a revival of Charlemagne’s empire. In 1950 he received the first annual Karlspreis (Charlemagne Award), given by the German city of Aachen to people who contribute
According to his writings: “Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit. This happened at the moment when Europe’s feudal aristocracy became dilapidated, and thanks to Jewish emancipation.”
According to a masonic report, Coudenhove-Kalergi died of a stroke. His secretary, however, indicated that Coudenhove-Kalergi possibly committed suicide. In the memoir his secretary wrote, she said his death was kept secret so as not to disappoint those who considered him to be the great visionary of European integration.
Why did a man raised Catholic become an anti-Catholic Freemason? Look no further than his opposition and resentment of his mother Mitsuko Aoyama. She became a Catholic baptized by an anti-masonic Catholic priest, but her son Richard was going to marry an actress, Ida Roland, and Mitsuko got angry intensely and didn’t allow their marriage. She disinherited him in a certain period from 1916.
These are Pope Francis’ kind of people.
2000 Winner Bill Clinton, draft dodger, serial rapist.
2008 Winner Angela Merkel, Communist member of Free German Youth (FDJ), official East German youth movement, member of the FDJ district board and secretary for “Agitprop” (Agitation and Propaganda); divorced, lesbian, Islamic apologist.
2012 Winner: Wolfgang Schäuble – politician in favor of gay “marriage”, advocates allowing the military’s use for “domestic security” purposes; In March 2007, Schäuble said in an interview that the application of “presumption of innocence should not be relevant” for the authorization of counter-terrorist operations. Later that same year Schäuble proposed to outlaw the use of the Internet and cell phones for people suspected of being terrorist sympathizers. (but Wolfgang, who gets to define “ suspected terrorist?” ) . Schäuble believed a Greek exit from the Eurozone would “scare other countries in to line.” Who’s line are we talking about Wofgang?
Yes, it seems to them there is no one more dead than a dead Pope.
So good to know I’m not alone.
Johnno, That’s hysterically funny. You got me laughing already. What a great idea. I only hope someone starts up that conversation with me. I’ll let you know how it goes if I ever get the opportunity to execute this genius plan of yours!