Here are some fantastic thoughts from Cardinal Pie,
Bishop of Poitiers, who lived from 1815-1880. His
writings were among the favorites of the great Saint
Pius X. I read this with amazement over at
De Fide Catholica
and thought this should be spread far and wide. For
more on the man and his life visit
ON THE “SO-CALLED” CATHOLICS WHO PLAY VAIN NOVELTIES: "Hear this maxim, O you, Catholics full of temerity, who so quickly adopt the ideas and the language of your time, you who speak of reconciling the faith and of reconciling the Church with the modern spirit and with the new law. And you who accept with so much confidence the most dangerous pursuits of what our age so pridefully labels "Science," see to what extent you are straying from the program set out by the great Apostle, "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words, and oppositions of knowledge falsely so-called" (I Tim. 6:20). But take heed. With such temerities, one is soon led farther than he first had thought. And in placing themselves on the slope of profane novelties—in obeying the currents of so-called science—many have lost the Faith.
“Have you not often been saddened, and taken fright, my venerable brothers, on hearing the language of certain men, who believe themselves still to be sons of the Church, men who still practice occasionally as Catholics and who often approach the Lord's Table? Do you still believe them to be sons, do you still believe them to be members of the Church, those who, wrapping themselves in such vague phrases as modern aspirations and the force of progress and civilization, proclaim the existence of a "consciousness of the laity," of a secular and political conscience opposed to the "conscience of the Church," against which they assume the right to react, for its correction and renewal? Ah! So many passengers, and even pilots, who, believing themselves to be yet in the barque, and playing with profane novelties and the lying science of their time, have already sunk
And now you know what restrains him now so that in his time he may be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who restrains will do so when he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of his mouth and bring to and end by the appearance of His coming...2 Thess 2:5-11
St Augustine believed that it is the Catholic Church which restrains the appearance of the Antichrist. However, when the numbers of wicked and the hypocritical traitors within the Church have reached a number so great as to shake the foundations of the Church--they will furnish the antichrist with many allies and he will no longer be restrained.
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