This year’s Novus Ordite assembly at Assisi was aptly named “Assisi 2016: Thirst for Peace.” As you can imagine, the peace for which they thirst has nothing to do with the True Peace offered by Our Lord. Novus Ordo Watch has posted an excellent, edifying article covering and commenting on this spectacle of a gathering, Seeking Peace in all the Wrong Ways: Interreligious Hug Fest in Assisi. Although a lengthy read, it is replete with quotes from true Popes and Catholic clergy, making it both thorough and well worth the time. “In 1900, Pope Leo XIII lamented, “The world has heard enough of the so-called ‘rights of man.’ Let it hear something of the rights of God” (Encyclical Tametsi, n. 13). His successor St. Pius X observed: “…this according to the same apostle [St. Paul] is the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, [that] man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God, raising himself above all that is called God…” (Encyclical E Supremi, n. 5).”
In the same vein, Catholic Harbor of Faith and Morals recently added an excellent piece by Fr. Michael Muller (1874) on participating in the worship of false religions entitled Catholic Theology: Why the Catholic Church Condemns Attendance at False Worship. Compare this sober teaching with the practices of Assisi for an illustration of how very far so few years have brought us into the abyss.
Bring Us in Good Ale on Tradition in Action provides levity and good cheer along with a bit of indirect evidence as to the true nature of the medieval era, all in the form of an English drinking song that likewise honors Our Lady!