NewChurch History: Dr. Warren Carroll said that Opus Dei was from God, but poor St. Philomena did not even exist! With this kind of "Catholic historical criticism" who needs outright Modernism!
In another episode from the life of "Catholic historian" Dr. Warren Carroll, in the below, he denies the very existence of St. Philomena and announces his approval of Opus Dei because of the strong support John Paul II gave to it in his "canonization" of Josemaria Escriva.
Again, when are "traditional Catholics" --- those who adhere to the Catholic Religion as everyone knew it prior to the mid-60s, going to lose their inferiority complexes and guilt complexes and call a spade a spade. No more calling these people, "Neo-conservatives," but rather, "Neo-Modernists."
I will have some more on Dr. Warren Carroll soon, this time from the Warren Commission Report --- did you know that the writings of Warren Carroll on "Heroism" were found in the back seat of the car that Jack Ruby drove to Dallas prison when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald? Bet you didn't. But there is much much more there.
So get ready to take down your St. Philomena statues! Pope Pius IX and St. John Vianney, also, or beloved John Vennari who had such a great devotion to St. Philomena and trust in her especially after he found out that he had terminal cancer on her feast day of August 11th, 2016 and always wore a relic of her on his person, I guess you wasted your time with your devotion to her. But of course, the Vatican II man before there was even a Vatican II, Josemaria Escriva is undoubtedly a saint, and his work now obviously has the approval of God.
Here are Warren Carroll's judgments on the two "saints":
From the Opus Dei Website:
Dr. Warren Carroll: “The beatification of Josemaría Escrivá, one of the best attended events in Rome for many years, put to rest the accusations against Opus Dei, which particularly with the Pope's strong support of it, can no longer be upheld by any serious Catholic. I had questioned it myself once, but no longer do so, for these reasons” (from EWTN Catholic Q&A, May 31, 2002). Dr. Carroll is the author of A History of Christendom.
EWTN Catholic Q&A
Question from Larry Robey on 04-24-2001:
I have something of a devotion to St. Philomena and notice that such devotion is rising in popularity. There are some (clergy and laity) who argue against devotion because she was removed from the liturgical calendar during Vatican II due to lack of valid historical basis for her story. However, she was canonized, and I understand that saints cannot be "de-canonized". Is this correct, and if so, technically speaking, is devotion to St. Philomena appropriate? What does the Church say specifically about devotion to St. Philomena today?As an after thought, what is the history behind St. Christopher (the 'legendary' saint who most people will tell you is not a saint). Is St. Christopher listed in the canon of saints? Thank you!
|Answer by Dr. William Carroll on 04-25-2001:
You are correct that no one can be de-canonized. There was never a formal canonization for the alleged St. Philomena, who unfortunately almost certainly did not exist. See the article on her in the old Catholic Encyclopedia, online at http//www.newadvent.org/cathen/a.htm, which no one can accuse of being Modernist. St. Christopher was removed from the calendar of saints for celebration by the universal Church because almost nothing is reliably known about him historically, but he almost certainly did ezist, and may still honored as a saint. I am sorry to disappoint you about St. Philomena, but we must learn to face up to truth in history, if we are to have any credibility as defenders of the Catholic Faith. - Dr. Carroll