APOSTASY – How Suppression of Truth about God led to Depravity and Supression of Truth about Marriage and Family

From Rorate Caeli

Don Pietro Leone, a priest who celebrates the Traditional Mass exclusively in an Italian diocese, and who has sent so many gifts to Rorate readers, including his booklet on the destruction of the Roman Rite and his essay on Modernism, has a new Summer reading gift for our readers — a long essay on Apostasy.

It is a booklet on Apostasy, and on how abandonment of the truth about God has led to all other evils in the Church and in Society. We strongly suggest you read, print out, send to friends, and spread it around as widely as possible, as it helps explain so much, including how a minority of perverted activists has been trying to alter the very words of Christ on the truth on marriage.

Is there hope? Read the essay to find out!

                                                                   ********** holyrood                                                                   APOSTASY

a special essay by Father Pietro Leone for Rorate Caeli

Watchman, what of the Night? (Is. 21.11)

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Here in Italy the summer has reached its height: the sun beats down on the city and on the countryside by day, and by night the elderly sit outside and watch the people passing by.

To the eyes of the Faith, by contrast, the whole of mankind is plunged in the most profound darkness, for both the Church and the World are in the throes of the gravest and most profound crisis in the history of their existence. The crisis is one of Apostasy, not so much in the formal sense of the explicit rejection of the Catholic Faith, but rather in the general sense of the falling away from God.

To help us understand the nature of this apostasy we shall make a brief meditation on the first chapter of the Epistle to the Romans (vv. 17-32), in which St. Paul refers to this same phenomenon in his own epoch. Holy Scripture is widely applicable to the events of human history: we shall see how the passage in question may usefully be applied to the circumstances of our contemporary world.

The elements which we propose to consider in this essay are the following: I) The suppression of the Truth about God; II) The refusal to honour God; III) Foolishness; IV) Idolatry; V) Depravity.

PART 1.

I The Suppression of the Truth about God

St. Paul writes (v.18) of ‘those men that detain the truth about God in injustice’. ‘Detain’ (detinere in the Latin, catechein in the Greek) signifies the suppression of that which moves the agent to the good; ‘in injustice’ signifies that this suppression is in opposition to the order that God has established; ‘the truth’, as the context shows and as we proceed to explain, is both the supernatural knowledge of God, namely the Faith, and the natural knowledge of God which is acquired by the use of reason.

The Truth about God which is suppressed in the contemporary world belongs, like the Truth of which St. Paul treats, both to the supernatural and the natural orders.

A. The Suppression of the Supernatural Truth about God

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5 Responses to APOSTASY – How Suppression of Truth about God led to Depravity and Supression of Truth about Marriage and Family

  1. kathleen says:

    When I re-blogged this article this morning, I admit I had not had time to read the entire essay.
    Having now done so, I can honestly say that I have never, ever read a more accurate proclaimation in identifying all the sources and causes of the APOSTASY we, traditional Catholics, are living through in the Church and world today. Every heresy, sacrilege, betrayal, or just common concern, has its explanation in this outstanding essay. Please do take the time (for it’s very long) to read and absorb Fr Pietro Leone’s insightful study on how and why we have had Truth “suppressed”, and the doors opened to utter “depravity”, made ‘acceptable’, in consequence.
    We shall not however – Deo volente – allow ourselves to be “engulfed” in this “darkness” surrounding us, as the final inspiring paragraphs conclude.

    Fight at all times for Truth, clad with the armour of the virtues, and against Apostasy. Pray to St. Michael. Pray for our Holy Catholic Church.

  2. kathleen says:

    In Fr Leone’s essay (Part II, “III Foolishness) on the heretical Modernists theologians, I was reminded of the words of Pope St Pius X’s condemnation of them, where he states:

    “Blind that they are, and leaders of the blind, inflated with a boastful science, they have reached that pitch of folly where they pervert the eternal concept of truth and the true nature of the religious sentiment; with that new system of theirs they are seen to be under the sway of a blind and unchecked passion for novelty, thinking not at all of finding some solid foundation of truth, but despising the holy and apostolic traditions, they embrace other vain, futile, uncertain doctrines, condemned by the Church, on which, in the height of their vanity, they think they can rest and maintain truth itself.”
    ~ Pascendi Dominici Gregis, 1907.

    These Modernist theologians and philosophers have wrought untold damage to the minds and souls of unwitting listeners of their heretical poison.

  3. toadspittle says:

    “These Modernist theologians and philosophers have wrought untold damage to the minds and souls of unwitting listeners of their heretical poison.”
    Suppose they believe what they say is true?
    What should they then do?

  4. Robert says:

    I go on about Fatima because we see children and the Wise and Prudent.
    The Sun danced at Fatima, The Atheist Dawkins said the Sun can’t dance and dismissed Fatima.
    But the Faith is Belief in Revelation, that is knowledge than man and human Reason could not reach.
    The Apostles Creed, The Our Father.
    The Incarnation = The God Man conceived by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary. MANS Chromosomes are different from Woman. So understand the Creative Act that took place in Our Lady’s womb. Creative not Evolution.
    The Father is the exactly that Our Father not some Ape.
    Science today and what is studied is funded and that funding can be withdrawn or promoted. No money NO research. So Evolution is being funded and Creation nothing!
    St Pius X condemned Modernism! Leo XIII preached Aquinas!

  5. toadspittle says:

    “But the Faith is Belief in Revelation, that is knowledge than man and human Reason could not reach” No point in trying then, is there?

    The Father is the exactly that Our Father not some Ape.”
    As “homo sapiens” is a variety of ape, when Christ became man, he became a kind of ape. Nothing wrong with that. We have many skills other apes do not – we can enjoy Mel Gibson movies, for one thing.
    But then, other sorts of ape have skills we don’t. Some are more agile, and stronger. All are better looking. And none are so foolish as to get into pointless arguments about God..

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