Radical dissent is not new to the Catholic Church. In fact, it began with a rebellion before the world was created. It is no more radical now than in the beginning, but it has become more organized and more persistent. Pope Pius X recognized that fact and exposed Modernism and its array of errors in 1907 in the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. St. Pius X recognized that he could no longer remain silent about the Modernists and he endeavored “… to show that their system does not consist in scattered and unconnected theories but in a perfectly organised body …”
In the latter part of the 20th Century, Modernism found a new method to promote its errors. More correctly, the Modernists were found by those who would manipulate them for their own political purposes and, in exchange, would provide the Modernist dissenters with the organizing tools needed to subvert faithful Catholics, their parishes, and their dioceses. It was and continues to be a witting and unholy alliance.
All of this brings us back to the beginning of radical dissent. In the words of one those who so adeptly manipulated the Modernist dissenters:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”
—Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, A Practical Primer of Realistic Radicals, Random House, 1971
St. Peter Catholic Church, located in rural Rappahannock County, Virginia, is now under the influence of a Modernist dissenter. In just a few short months, the new pastor has set to work to “organize” a cadre of parishioners and outsiders with the purpose of transforming the parish to coincide with his Modernist view of the Church. We see new faces in the pews. These people come from the pastor’s last parish and they come from various organizations where he holds influence and authority.
This blog is about exposing the means by which the new pastor is attempting to transform the parish. This blog is also about how those faithful Catholics in St. Peter’s, who are in full assent with the teachings of the Church, can thwart this plan for transformation.