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The Lion and the Serpent

In late January 1959, at the Seventh Week of Studies of Catolicismo I had the good fortune to meet Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, who chaired the event along with the Bishop of Campos, Antonio de Castro Mayer, and Bishop of Jacarezinho, Geraldo de Proenca Sigaud, SVD. Also present at the sessions were the then-chief of the Imperial House of Brazil Prince Pedro Henrique of Orleans Braganza and his young son, Prince Bertrand de Orleans e Bragança.

During this event we heard the announcement from Rome that Pope John XXIII intended to convoke the Second Vatican Council. In April of the same year, Revolution and Counter–Revolution was published, a work in which Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira describes the universal crisis that seeks the destruction of Christian Civilization to its fundaments, and explains how this evil should be fought effectively.

Fifty-five years after these events, I can see that in that same year the catastrophic and devastating Second Vatican Council was announced, Divine Providence brought to light through the invincible pen of that great Catholic leader and man of action, the denouncement of and the remedy for that nefarious event [Vatican II], which today is reaching the summit of its deleterious consequences on the “mysterious organism of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Holy Roman Catholic Church.”

The Lion and the Serpent


The fight of the Lion against the Serpent

And from 1959 to the present day, I have been witnessing the battle between the “lion” and “serpent,” where the “serpent” seems to be reaching the triumph of its evil machinations. It brings to mind the complaint of Our Lord Jesus Christ: “The children of darkness are shrewder than the children of light.”

This fierce wrestling match was unfolding when in October 1995 that loving son of the Holy Church delivered his beautiful soul to God. I apply to him the epithet: Vir catholicus et totus apostolicus, plene Romano [a Catholic gentleman, totally apostolic and entirely faithful to the Roman See]. He was the one who captained the battle for the defeat of the gnostic and egalitarian Revolution and the implantation of the Reign of the Wise and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In a certain way, I verified that the confusion reached the blessed ranks of the Counter-Revolution. Amid this turmoil there was growing - under the gales of miscomprehension - a blessed and faithful branch that fed itself from that same sap of Tradition with which the late Dr. Plinio identified himself. This branch crossed the equator and blossomed in the United States, where it is producing fruits and directing its darts with accurate marksmanship toward the capital points where the Revolution is tenaciously and boldly trying to reach a total demolition:

The Church, the modern center of struggle between Revolution and Counter-Revolution - In 1959, when we wrote Revolution and Counter-Revolution, the Church was seen as the great spiritual force against the global spread of the communist sect.

“In 1976, countless ecclesiastics, including Bishops, could be listed as accomplices by omission, collaborators and even driving forces of the Third Revolution. Progressivism, installed almost everywhere, continues to convert the once verdant forest of the Catholic Church into wood that can easily be set afire by Communism.

“In a word, the scope of this transformation is such that we do not hesitate to affirm that the center - the most sensitive and truly decisive point in the fight between the Revolution and the Counter-Revolution - has shifted from the temporal to the spiritual society. The Holy Church is now this center. In her, progressivists, crypto and pro-communists and anti-progressivists and anti-communists confront one another.” (Revolução e Contra-Revolução - 6th edition in Portuguese, Dec 2008 , Editora Retornarei Ltda - São Paulo, pp.178, 179)

To illustrate what was said above, we can consider a recent and judicious article by Atila Sinke Guimarães posted on January 29 of this year, which analyzes the contradictions in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, signed by Pope Francisco on November 24, 2013. Part of the introductory text of this article specifies what we must keep in mind in order to avoid embarrassing ourselves with secondary details and data. To wit:

“As a consequence, the quantity of new texts on what Francis is saying and doing in different doctrinal and symbolic fields may be disorienting for the Catholic public, especially when he is moving in fast speed.

“To avoid this general disorientation, I believe that we counter-revolutionaries, instead of trying to analyze everything he is doing, should scrutinize the only official document issued so far by the present day Pope, which is Evangelii gaudium (EG). Following this policy, I continue my report on the shortcomings of this document in order to make clearer who Francis is and the value of his teaching.”

At the moment, I mention only this article on Evangelii gaudium. I would have much more to say about the monumental work of Atila Sinke Guimarães comprised of eight already published volumes, out of eleven, on the Second Vatican Council. I judge it necessary to return to the subject and I will do so, or rather, make of this subject [of the Council] my normal path and my preferential field of battle.

Our Lady of Good Success


Our Lady of Good Success watches over TIA's fight

I conclude these remarks with a prayer and a heartfelt thanks to Our Lady of Good Success, transcribing a relevant consideration of our Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira:

“In the broadest sense of the word, good success also applies to those who take on an arduous work, who assume a great responsibility, who want to bear difficulties to reach the good result that they were striving to achieve. When their efforts reach the desired result, they have a good success. Our Lady is the patroness of all those who seek a good success in the service of her cause.

“You can see how apt this is for our days, how those who work and strive in the night of today’s neo-paganism in order to see the dawn of the Reign of Mary, can legitimately call the result of their work a good success. Can we not say that Our Lady of Good Success will be the patroness happily chosen at the hour when the Reign of Mary will finally be born on earth?“

I would dare add this: What I see happening through TIA in favor of the Counter-Revolution, I consider an almost direct action of she “who is like an army dressed in battle array.”

Dear friend Atila and your warriors at TIA: Here you have my testimony filled with edification and gratitude for you not having dropped the standard of the Rampart Lion, but carrying it with panache and expertise.

     Oremus ad invicem [Let us pray for one another]

     Manoel Ricardo Fiuza, Brazil


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Posted February 4, 2014

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