Liturgical Atheism and Liturgical Idolatry: the Gog and Magog of the Post-Conciliar era

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

To anyone who has read Attorney David Wemhoff’s historic exposé of the U. S. Government program to infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church from within, there can be no doubt at all that Vatican II and each and every one of its documents and reforms are to be rejected in principle and a priori, on account that they were not inspired by God but were the product of active interference by agents of the Masonic Lodges.

His book, entitled, “John Courtney Murray, Time/Life and the American Proposition”, was the topic of discussion in a series of videos at Ordo Militaris Radio TV (see here), and so if you would like more detailed information, you can watch those to get it, even though I strongly recommend every Catholic in the world get a copy of his book.

But rather that summarize his book or that series, I want to reflect on the implications of this distortion of Catholic Doctrine which are the consequences of the work of the Enemy of souls and his servants in the U.S. Government and their agents.

This program, which was conducted by the Skull and Bonesmen, has been conducted in their standard style of operation for a psyop, namely, to promote two errors, the thesis and the antithesis, to form a dialectical opposition designed to encapture the minds of all Catholics so that it does not ever dawn on any one of them that they are being manipulated by lies.

These two opposing errors are Liturgical Atheism and Liturgical Idolatry.

Liturgical Atheism

As Evelyn Waugh had one of his characters in one of his novels remark: Modernism is the atheism of the unbelieving cleric.  And indeed, Modernism in theology is a most clever form of atheism, because it enjoys cloaking itself in the culture of Christianity and even in the liturgy of Christian churches so that it can feign being a friend and ally, even though in its heart it hates the very nature of the Christian religion.

Unlike all other religions, Christianity is founded upon faith. Faith, here, is not the assembly of doctrines, but the inspired act of the intellect to assent to the truths revealed by God and certified by miracles. Against this unique character of Christian Religion, Modernism proposes a new form of religious adherence which is based upon sentimentality. For the Modernist, he is a true Catholic because he feels strong emotions when he thinks of or encounters Catholic symbols, art, music etc..

Thus, a Modernist can as equally enjoy a Charismatic Revival as well as a Tridentine High Solemn sung Mass. The key is not faith, nor dogma, but experience and enjoyment.  The Modernist leaves a Sunday service and says, “That was enjoyable”, or “I did not get anything out of it.”

However, since Modernism is relativist, and approves of any religious experience whatsoever, it is in truth not attached to any religious tradition. So when modernism infects the Catholic Clergy, they become in principle open to liturgical innovation, even if at first they cloak it under the name of liturgical restoration.

The false apostles of many ages have always claimed that the Church needs to be restored, because such a claim presupposes that the Holy Spirit has failed, and that the Church needs the false apostle to guide it into all truth.  This heresy is implicit even when the restoration is aimed solely at the liturgy, because obviously, since the Holy Spirit does lead Catholics to all truth, He also guides us and has guided us infallible and constantly through 2000 years in true religion and worship of the Most Holy Trinity. Indeed, it is impossible for Him to do otherwise.

So for Modernists, there is no authentic liturgical form of any kind, because obviously, for them, it is not truth but experience which is the goal of public or private worship.  And hence the Modernist is the liturgist in the modern sense of the word: the person who invents liturgy at every moment to produce an experience, just like a street huckster changes his presentation with every person so as to sell his snake oil.

Thus, the Modernist is a Liturgical Atheist, because for him there is no fixed meaning to any sign or symbol used in liturgy. Everything is up for grabs, so long as it grabs you and produces an effect.

This is the spirit and error implicit in Sacrosanctum Concilium, the very first document of the Second Vatican Council. And thus this error and spirit is found in the entire liturigical aggiornamento “authorized” by this non-dogmatic, non-disciplinary “pastoral” council.

Thus, for the liturgical atheist is is not necessary to have any thing fixed or traditional in liturgy. Experimentation is much more authentic worship than the recitation of prayers that are 1000 years old. And hence, the liturgy has to been renewed and adapted to what is needed today, making one’s experience memorable.

Liturgical Idolatry

The contrary error takes the opposite extreme. It holds that liturgical forms are the very object of worship and that man’s highest act of religion is the very performance of the religious rituals which have been established by men.

For the liturgical idolater, any liturgy can be the object of worship, whether it is ancient or new. What is important is that every other human value, every other moral principal, every other doctrinal or disciplinary rule bend to the preservation or performance of the liturgical ritual.

Liturgical idolaters are not found only among rabid modernists, no. They are found just as commonly among zealous Traditional Latin Mass zealots.

In the name of the liturgy they hold is the true one, they feel justified to violate every canon of canon law, every norm of ecclesiastical communion, and every virtue of a honest Christian life. Boys can be raped daily after mass, so long as the rubrics of the mass were perfectly performed, or so long as the New LIturgy was conducted in a thrilling experience. It does not matter. Morality is totally divorced from liturgy, because all religion has been reduced to a liturgical performance.

This error of liturgical idolatry is proposed by the agents of the U.S. Government so as to create irreconcilable divisions in the Church among Catholics who recognize the error of liturgical atheism and want to oppose it, but do not know how.

Yet, while this error of liturgical idolatry is contrary to the error of liturgical atheism, it can coexist in the same mind and soul.

By these two errors, the Masonic Lodges have seized the control of hundreds of millions of Catholics’ minds and hearts, and have presented an unsolvable problem, the consequences of which lead to the dissolution of the Church PRECISELY BECAUSE THEY DISTANCE THE CATHOLIC FROM THE WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD AND TURN HIM INTO EITHER AN ATHEIST OR AN IDOLATER, which are the two greatest sins against the First Commandment.

If we want to repair the damage in the Church, we must, thus and therefore, oppose both of these errors and return to the truly Catholic position which recognizes that there is an objective meaning to the signs and symbols which have been handed down by Christ to the Apostles and through the Church under the ever and constant action of the Holy Spirit, and that these form a coherent and integral part of all Church teaching and discipline regarding faith and morals, no point of which can be abandoned or innovated in the name of saving any other.

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17 thoughts on “Liturgical Atheism and Liturgical Idolatry: the Gog and Magog of the Post-Conciliar era”

  1. Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever.
[Hebrews 13:8]

    So be it.

    Russia will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It will be late; but it will be done. It will take another wake up call from Heaven; but it will be done.

    Error has no rights.

    Live Not By Lies, Aleksandr Sholzenitsyn

    Christ v Demoncrat

    Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth – Demoncracy damned and banned as in Heaven – Peace to men of Good Will, Good Word, Good Work, Good Way.

    The appeals of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be heard and heeded.
    The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph, and give berth and birth to the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    Christus vincit. Christus regnat. Christus imperat.

  2. Emotions are misused and given command of the intellect and will. OUR INTELLECT AND OUR WILLPOWER ARE OUR GOD GIVEN SOUL.The media teaches us to react to feelings as truth when if not guided by the soul can lead us into error. And LOVE is a choice not a feeling.Riots in our cities, vandalism of our Churches and Synagogues, all engineered propaganda by those who lead us to believe that violence is the answer. Prayer is the true answer.

  3. I love this!! Thank you, Br. Bugnolo.
    We must avoid both extremes. This is logical.
    I just struggle with finding the perfect liturgy where there is absolutely no abuse and where there is true and proper worship of our Lord.
    If I go to the TLM in my area (which I currently don’t do right now), I would be expected to receive our Lord in Holy Communion from a priest who is still forced by the bishop to mask and use hand sanitizer.

    If I go to the Novus Ordo….well, there is just so much abuse there! It’s not proper worship at all!

    Currently, I attend the Divine Liturgy (Eastern Catholic) Melkite Rite (as I’ve mentioned before). There is no covidian idolatry taking place there, however, they do allow female lectors and I struggle greatly with that (modernism has even struck some of the Eastern Liturgies).

    1. Surviving as a Catholic since Vatican II is like trying to survive in no man’s land in WWI. We must count ourselves blessed by God in an extraordinary way if we have made it this far.

      1. I agree!
        I thank God for His blessings. I thank Him, too, that we have our Heavenly Mother to take refuge in! She truly is a great source of comfort in these most troublesome times.
        God bless you!

  4. Amen. Pray the Rosary daily that the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I believe it will happen soon. Our Lord wants the conversion of all souls including the Jews, Muslims and Modernist Catholics who tolerate abuse of boys. Deliverance is coming. Watch for it. Pray for it. We have a Mother in Heaven who loves us and does not want our condemnation.

  5. Altro aspetto essenziale è quello dell’ispirazione della creatività artistica e architettonica, che nella visione cristiana scaturisce proprio dalla vita liturgica, dall’azione dello Spirito e non dalla sola soggettività umana: «Occorre – continua la Lettera Apostolica – conoscere come lo Spirito Santo agisce in ogni celebrazione: l’arte del celebrare deve essere in sintonia con l’azione dello Spirito. Solo così sarà libera da soggettivismi […] e da culturalismi […]. Ad un artigiano basta la tecnica; ad un artista, oltre alle conoscenze tecniche, non può mancare l’ispirazione, che è una forma positiva di possessione: l’artista, quello vero, non possiede un’arte, ne è posseduto» (nn. 49-50).

  6. Probably the best explanation of the postconciliar liturgical chaos that I have read since my 2012 conversion from the Church of England – thankyou!

    Here in the diocese of Brentwood, England, we are fortunate to have use of a private chapel where TLMs are celebrated on 1st Fridays and 2nd Sundays by diocesan priests, and there are absolutely NO ridiculous & unnecessary ‘covid’ restrictions in force.

    As regards ‘Sacrosanctum Concilium’ [SC – 04.12.1963] I read this shortly after my conversion and realised that, whilst appearing to be in continuity with liturgical traditions, it opened up many options which, as we know, have been exploited mercilessly to create ‘new liturgical experiences’! I understand that an interim Roman Missal was issued in 1965 which conformed to SC but the much bigger problem is what happened between then and the 1969/70 Novus Ordo Missal [NO] which was created by the nefarious liturgical revolutionaries under the “guidance” of notorious freemason Abp Bugnini, approved by Paul VI, and imposed worldwide with the intention of suppressing the TLM.

    Bugnini had stated “We must DISCARD from our Catholic prayers and from the Catholic liturgy everything that could constitute the slightest risk of obstacle or displeasure for our separated brethren, that is, for the protestants…”
    The result was that less than 15% of the prayers & orations from the TLM made it unaltered into the NO Missal, around 50% were jettisoned completely, as most references to the Soul, to Sin, to Death, Judgement, Heaven & Hell were deliberately thrown out!!

    The last 50+ years have, thus, not seen the ‘expected’ flood of conversions from protestantism, but a tragic flood of Catholics who have lapsed, apostasised, or abandoned the Faith completely…….
    With the vast majority of the remainder, both cleric & lay, being liturgically & theologically confused and/or ignorant……
    Verily hath the enemy, by means of the Doctrinal Warfare Strategy of the freemasonic CIA, achieved a short-term ‘victory’……

    “Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle…….etc.”

  7. It is bright as day when you see two factions in the Catholic Church which are both idolaters:

    Traditionalism vs Novus Ordo

    Both have wolves, if not are wolves themselves, inside.

  8. The more I read others comments, the more I realize how extraordinarily blessed we are where I live. We have 2 full time TLM priests, a completely separate church building (yes its way out in far rural setting) and we are exclusively Extraordinary Form. Both of our priests are holy and devout and never bought into any covid or shot nonsense. I do thank God every day for this blessing. And that it continue. And for the safety and courage of our priests.
    Our parish is bursting at the seams, btw.

  9. In other words:

    Anathema sit

    Galatians 1:8,9

    [8] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. 
Sed licet nos aut angelus de caelo evangelizet vobis praeterquam quod evangelizavimus vobis, anathema sit.

    [9] As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. 
Sicut praediximus, et nunc iterum dico : si quis vobis evangelizaverit praeter id quod accepistis, anathema sit.

    Via the Stigmatist Julie Jahenny:

    On November 27, 1902 and May 10, 1904, Our Lord and Our Lady announced the conspiracy to invent the “New Mass”: “I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in My sight. When the fatal hour arrives when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that will be celebrated in this SECOND period … The FIRST period is (the one) of my priesthood which exists since Me. The SECOND is (the one) of the persecution when the ENEMIES of the Faith and of Holy Religion (will impose their formulas) in the book of the second celebration … These infamous spirits are those who crucified Me and are awaiting the kingdom of THE NEW MESSIAH.”
    pgs284-286; 351-354

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