It has been recently confirmed that John XXIII and John Paul II will be "canonized" on April 27th, 2014. As I stated in my article "Conciliar Canonizations", they were both revolutionary popes and neither of them deserve sainthood.
The reasons as to why John Paul II doesn't sainthood are obvious. However, there are some Trads, believe it or not, that don't have a major problem with John XXIII. Traditio, for instance, actually believes Pope Pius XII was more modernist than John XXIII. This, of course, is far from true.
What are the reasons that John XXIII doesn't deserve sainthood? Please allow me to explain.
Angelo Roncalli was suspected of modernism by the Holy Office since at least 1925. He was dismissed from his Professorship at the Lateran Seminary and shipped to Bulgaria after being accused of teaching modernism. The Holy Office was also concerned over Roncalli's continuing close association with a defrocked priest who was excommunicated in 1926 for heresy.
As time went on, Roncalli continued to display blatant modernism. He spoke fondly of Communists and socialized with them frequently. While nuncio to France, he also appointed a close friend, Baron Yves Marsaudon, as head of the French branch of the Knights of Malta, a Catholic lay order. Not only did Roncalli's reforms after his election gain public support from Freemasons such as Marsaudon, but Marsaudon even once claimed that Roncalli himself was a Freemason.
Despite Roncalli's modernism, he was made a Cardinal in 1953 by Pope Pius XII (he received his Cardinal hat from a notorious anti-Catholic). He was disciplined several times by Pope Pius XII, but never severely. Pius XII's failure to strictly discipline Roncalli was a huge mistake, and it led to a disaster. In 1958, Roncalli was elected, and became "John XXIII" (interestingly, there was an antipope John XXIII in the 15th century). After his election, he continued to make heretical statements in regards to other religions. He also refused to release the Third Secret of Fatima (no real surprise).
In 1959, John XXIII called for a Second Vatican Council, which surprised many Catholics across the world. We all know what happened next.
During the Council, John XXIII stated very emphatically that it would be different from the Council of Trent and First Vatican Council, even criticizing those two Councils. He died before its completion in 1963, but his successor, Paul VI, continued the Council.
There is some belief that John XXIII exclaimed on his deathbed "Stop the Council! Stop the Council!". As I have stated in the past, while one would hope Roncalli did repent prior to his death, there is no proof that he actually stated this.
So, it is therefore impossible to believe that this man is truly worthy of Sainthood. He should have been excommunicated, yet now he is being "canonized" by his like-minded modernist successors. Regardless of this "canonization", we can be certain that Roncalli was no Saint.
ServusSpiritusSancti | October 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Categories: Traditional Catholic Faith | URL: http://wp.me/p2MjAo-bs