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Christian Order is a British international monthly devoted to the defence and propagation of the One True Faith - Catholic, Apostolic and Roman - through incisive comment on current affairs in Church and State; at home and abroad.

 
 
December Editorial  IN THE END …

The London Spectator’s post-Synod cover featured a caricature of Francis astride a huge wrecking ball, swinging over a pile of rubble! Accurate and damning, this portrayal gives Francis way too much credit, however. His recent predecessors should be on the wrecking ball with him. And their mutual hero, Hans Urs von Balthasar, should be depicted in the crane cabin, holding an operating manual titled Razing the Bastions: his neo-Modernist manifesto that helped set the deconstruction of the Faith in motion.

 
December Feature  FATAL COMPROMISE: THE BENEDICT-SCHÖNBORN-MÜLLER NEXUS

It seems that, at the end of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome, a sort of compromise between Cardinals Gerhard Ludwig Müller and Walter Kasper took place concerning the possible admittance of “remarried” divorcees to Holy Communion. There is a possibility that it was Cardinal Christoph Schönborn who, in a recent meeting with the former pope during the last Synod week at the monastery Mater Ecclesiae, was able to convince Pope Benedict that he should influence Cardinal Müller in favour of a minimal solution. It was indeed Cardinal Müller's surprising support of an “Internal Forum” approach which then opened up further this form of finally accepted compromise.

 
December Bonus Feature  BLASPHEMING OUR LADY’S VIRGINITY IN PARTU

An essential part of our Catholic Faith is the doctrine that Our Blessed Lady brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a virgin. To deny this is to undermine our holy Faith and endanger the salvation of souls. Sometimes, the undermining of this doctrine is quite subtle, giving the impression that the doctrine is left unchanged. A prime example is the sixth edition of Katholische Dogmatik, written by Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller, now Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, when he was Bishop of Regensburg. What he has written is both tragic and part of the mystery of iniquity.

 
January Editorial  THE 'FUNDAMENTALIST' OPTION

Radically subjective and non-judgmental, the Pope’s false mercy is an offshoot of Karl Rahner's 'fundamental option'; his heretical notion of sin that has steadily removed Catholic fundamentals from Catholic hearts and minds: not least the fear of God, the objective sense of sin, the reality of absolute Truth, and the dogmas that define it.

 
January Feature  ON DOCTRINAL AND MORAL DISORDERS ABIDING IN THE CHURCH - PART I

The intellectual dereliction/betrayal of our spiritual Fathers in the Faith was laid bare twenty-five years ago, in the commentaries on the “Revised Draft” of the Catholic Catechism by the late Father John Hardon; a Jesuit renowned and revered for his learning and sanctity. Offered to his friend and collaborator, Dr Robert Hickson, with the proviso that it not be published during his lifetime, it is reproduced here for the first time, both for the historic record and its educational value.

 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, we ask Thy blessing on our efforts. Show us the way to spread the Truth of the Catholic faith in the midst of error and infidelity. Fill our hearts with authentic love for our priests, bishops, pope and all the clergy, a love that moves us to unceasing prayer for their souls and to constant exhortation to faithfully fulfill their sacred task of preaching the whole truth of the Catholic faith without compromise. Grant us wisdom in our deliberations, courage in exposing error and corruption, and humility and charity in all the things we do. Bless our Holy Father with the wisdom and holiness to discern and carry out Thy Will, and the loyalty and fidelity of bishops, priests and all Religious in helping him carry out this task. May Thy will be done in all things.

We ask this through the intercession of our Holy Mother Mary.