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Carlo Maria Viganò, retired Apostolic Nuntio to the United States, has issued an essay on the dangers of the syncretism in which Pope Francis and his adherents are currently engaged on the Italian website Duc in Altum.  It is available in English on the website Inside the Vatican at

With God’s help, Monsignor Viganò says, the terrible discontinuity between the teachings of the Church prior to Vatican II and the new teachings in Nostra aetate and Dignitatis humanae—to mention only those—must be acknowledged, and must be amended as soon as possible.  “[T]he poisoned fruits of the ‘Conciliar springtime’ are before the eyes of anyone who does not allow himself to be blinded by the dominant Lie.”

The Archbishop’s warning reflects the view of the Second Vatican Council that has been maintained on this website for the last ten years.  For those who wish to read the document here we set out a copy below amended slightly to improve the syntax.

We propose, shortly, to publish on superflumina a collection of the website’s essays addressing the fundamental issue in a book entitled The Problem with Vatican II.

Michael Baker
December 1, 2019—First Sunday in Advent



Carlo Maria Viganò

“To the Venerable Brothers … who have peace and communion with the Apostolic See in the defence of the Truth revealed by Jesus Christ, health and Apostolic Blessing.  Perhaps in the past it never happened that the heart of human creatures was taken as today by such a lively desire for fraternity… One easily understands… how many are those who yearn to see more and more united among themselves the various nations, led to this by this universal feeling of brotherhood. ”

This is how the Supreme Pontiff Pius XI expressed himself at the beginning of his encyclical Mortalium animos in 1928, signed precisely on the day of the Epiphany, when the Church recalls the three wise Magi from the East, leaders of a ceaseless processional caravan guided by a shining star that appeared in the firmament, when on earth the Son of God came in the flesh, the One Saviour, centre of the cosmos and of History.

Ninety-one years later, last Friday, November 15, 2019—as reported by Vatican News—Pope Bergoglio received the Great Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb accompanied by various personalities and representatives of the University of Al-Azhar and the Superior Committee, all animated by the desire to give form and substance to the contents of the Document on Human Brotherhood for World Peace and the Common Cohabitation agreed upon last August in the wake of the historic Emirate Declaration, signed by the Pontiff and by the Imam during the Year of Brotherhood.

About the document mentioned above, His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, as the representative of the United Arab Emirates, had previously stated (Vatican News, September 21, 2019) that “in a world where there are so many things that divide, the Emirates are committed to unite.  Like a beacon of light, they want to bring light into a dark world, bringing to light this Document, the most important signed in recent times”; as if to say that “the Light from the East” which came to visit us from on high like the sun rising (Luke 1:7-8) is now eclipsed by a new ‘Bright Lighthouse’.

The talks of the Vatican meeting were cordial, with words and expressive gestures of a by now consolidated friendship: we recall that this is the sixth meeting between the Pope and the Great Imam.  Thus the Latin American warmth has prevailed over the long and rigid ‘frost’ that formerly marked the relations between the Apostolic See and the highest leadership of Sunni Islam.  The meeting also offered the opportunity to present the Pope with a singular project of which it is possible to get a certain idea through floor plans and 3D reconstructions.

Sir David Adjaye Obe is the creator of this architectural project which will be built in the opulent and extravagant Abu Dhabi.  It will be called the ‘House of the Abrahamitic Family’, a sort of New Tent of Universal Brotherhood evoking that other Tent of Hospitality in which the Ancient Patriarch (Abraham) hosted three mysterious Angels (cf. Genesis 18), a pre-figuration of the Trinitarian God fully revealed to the legitimate Abrahamic posterity, through faith in Jesus Christ.

“Abrahamic Family House” is therefore the name of this structure that will house a synagogue, a mosque and a church, naturally, dedicated to the Poverello (St. Francis of Assisi).

Sir David’s project envisages that the three different places of worship should be joined together by a single foundation and placed within a garden, evocative of a New Eden, a re-evocation in a gnostic and Masonic key of the paradise of the First Creation.

As explained to Pope Bergoglio, this “structure… will serve as a place of individual worship but also for dialogue and inter-religious exchange.”  In fact, a fourth building is also planned, home to the Centre for Studies and Research on Human Brotherhood, whose objective, which can be seen from the Abu Dhabi document, will be to “make the three religions known”.  In this same venue there will also take place ceremonies to hand out a Human Brotherhood Prize.

The building of the House of the Abramitic Family seems to be a Babelic enterprise, concocted by the enemies of God, of the Catholic Church and of the only true religion capable of saving man and the whole creation from destruction, both now and in eternity, and definitively.  The foundations of this ‘House’, destined to give way and collapse, arise where, by the hands of the builders themselves, incredibly the One Cornerstone, Jesus Christ, Saviour and Lord, on whom is built the House of God, is about to be removed.  “Therefore,” warns the Apostle Paul, “let everyone be careful how he builds.  Indeed, no one can lay a foundation other than the one already found there, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:10).

In the garden of Abu Dhabi the temple of the world syncretistic Neo-Religion is about to rise with its anti-Christian dogmas.  Even the most hopeful of the Freemasons would not have imagined so much!

Pope Bergoglio thus proceeds further to implement the apostasy of Abu Dhabi, the fruit of pantheistic and agnostic neo-modernism that tyrannizes the Roman Church, germinated by the conciliar document Nostra Aetate.  We are compelled to recognize it: the poisoned fruits of the “Conciliar springtime” are before the eyes of anyone who does not allow himself to be blinded by the dominant Lie.

Pius XI alerted and warned us (in Mortalium animos).  But the teachings that preceded Vatican II have been thrown to the winds as intolerant and obsolete.  The comparison [between] the pre-conciliar Magisterium and the new teachings of Nostra aetate and Dignitatis humanae—to mention only those—manifest a terrible discontinuity, which must be acknowledged and which must be amended as soon as possible.  Adjuvante Deo (with God’s help).

Let us listen to the words of the Supreme Pontiff Pius XI, when the Popes used to speak the language of Truth, chiselled with fire in diamond.

“For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission.  Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule.  Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little. turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion.” (Mortalium Animos, 2)

The mystical Bride of Christ has over the centuries never been contaminated nor will she ever be contaminated, according to Cyprian’s words: “The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest.  She knows but one dwelling; she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.” (cf. Mortalium animos, 10)

“Today more than ever… the Church needs strong and consistent doctrines.  In the midst of dissolution… the compromises become more and more sterile, and each of them takes away a piece of the truth… Show yourself then… who in the end you are, convinced Catholics…!  There is a grace linked to the full and complete confession of faith.  This confession, the Apostle tells us, is the salvation of those who make it, and experience shows that it is also the salvation of those who understand it.”
(Dom Prosper-Louis-Pascal Guéranger, The Christian Meaning of History).

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI recently broke his silence by making public his sorrowful plea for the Church in this hour so troubled in its history:

“Even today our faith is threatened by reductive changes to which worldly fashions would like to subject it to take away its greatness.  Lord, help us in this time of ours to be and to remain true Catholics—to live and die in the greatness of Your truth and in Your divinity.  Give us always courageous bishops who may guide us to unity in faith and with the saints of all times and may show us how to act adequately in the service of reconciliation, to which our episcopate is called in a special way.  Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us!”