“Evil always implies the absence of some good … but, the absence of a good that properly belongs to a species … ” St. Thomas Aquinas
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL, REJECTED AND HIDDEN, SCHEMAS FOR VATICAN II
This article is an attempt to generate interest in reading the unknown treasures which lie hidden in the original schemas of Vatican II, which have recently come to the light of day, after years in the Vatican dust bin … having been cast aside by the Council Fathers to be replace by their own more ‘modern’ view, and that of the Protestant Ministers (Periti) who worked with them.
They are easy to read, unlike their replacement Vatican II documents. They are clear and the point is made within seconds of reading. They are bright, direct, and, relevant. If they had been used … particularly the one ‘On Chastity, Marriage, the Family and Virginity’, which I intend to focus on, we might not have waded into this sorrowful diabolical state we are in at present … with our families and the children of the world.
1962: POPE JOHN XXIII DECIDES TO HAVE A COUNCIL
In the years leading up to the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII entrusted the preparation of the documents that would be discussed by the Council to a Preparatory Commission.
This Preparatory Commission was headed by the Venerable Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani.
This Preparatory Commission drafted a total of nine schemas on a variety of topics, and they were rejected by the Council Fathers as excessively rigid, condemnatory in tone, and too Scholastic in their style. They were filed away deep in the proverbial Vatican ‘dust bin’
Until recently, we in the English speaking world had no way to assess the alleged integrity of the words cast upon Ottaviani’s original schemas. We simply had to take the words of the Council Fathers and Protestant Ministers who acted as Periti, in planning our fate.
Thankfully, however, in 2012 a priest of Marquette University, Father Joseph A. Komonchak, laboriously translated five of the nine schemas into English. We are happy to link Father Komonchak’s excellent translations below:
A CRUEL PUBLIC INSULT GIVEN TO CARDINAL OTTAVIANI BY THE COUNCIL FATHERS … RECORDED HERE AS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME ATMOSPHERE AT VII
On October 30, the day after his seventy-second birthday, Cardinal Ottaviani addressed the Council to protest against drastic changes which were being suggested for the Mass:
“Are we seeking to stir up wonder, or perhaps scandal, among the Christian people by introducing changes in so venerable a rite, that has been approved for so many centuries and is now so familiar? The rite of Holy Mass should not be treated as if it were a piece of cloth to be refashioned according to the whim of each generation” Speaking without a text, because of his partial blindness, he exceeded the ten-minute time limit which all had been requested to observe. Cardinal Tisserant, Dean of the Council Presidents, showed his watch to Cardinal Alfrink, who was presiding that morning. When Cardinal Ottaviani reached fifteen minutes, Cardinal Alfrink rang the warning bell. But the speaker was so engrossed in his topic that he did not notice the bell, or purposely ignored it. At a signal from Cardinal Alfrink, a technician switched off the microphone. After confirming the fact by tapping the instrument, Cardinal Ottaviani stumbled back to his seat in humiliation. The most powerful Cardinal in the Roman Curia had been silenced, and the Council Fathers clapped with glee. https://www.ewtn.com/library/theology/sipvat2.htm
FOCUS ON ORIGINAL VATICAN SCHEMA FOR VATICAN COUNCIL II:
DRAFT OF A DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON CHASTITY, MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND VIRGINITY
PART ONE: CHASTITY
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON THE SEXES ” God alone is the absolute lord of man’s life and of its integrity, particularly with respect to what makes man naturally capable of and associates him with God in the propagation of human life. Attempts to change one’s sex, therefore, when this is sufficiently determined, are wicked; nor is it allowed, in order to save the health of the whole man, to mutilate his genital organs or to render them infertile, if there are other ways to provide for his health. Nor in any case is or can there be a right to transplant into the human body the sexual organs of animals which produce the germinative cells of their own genus, or vice-versa, nor also to try to unite the human germ cells of each sex in a laboratory, even if this is done without violating modesty and chastity and solely for the sake of scientific progress.”
CHAPTER TWO: THE CHASTITY OF THE UNMARRIED: “…by Divine ordination, revealed also in the law of nature, man has a healthy sexual power. The right to exercise it is obtained only in a legitimate marriage and indeed within morally prescribed limits. An unmarried man, therefore, has a serious duty to refrain from actions which alone or with others, of their nature constitute perfect or imperfect use of his power.”
“Even the unmarried, if they humbly beg for, and are helped by, God’s grace, are able to maintain chastity, as the Sacred Council of Trent already declared, and the Church has always taught.”
SOME ERRORS ARE CONDEMNED:
“The worst is to maintain that the most shameful love for persons of the same sex is the prerogative of a higher culture.”
“Finally the Sacred Synod rejects as harmful the errors that maintain that the Church by its teaching on chastity and modesty harms a healthy and vigorous education of the young. These views are directly aimed at God, since God Himself says through the Apostle: “Immorality or any impurity … must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones”
END OF QUOTES FROM THE SCHEMA ‘CHASTITY, MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND VIRGINITY
Here, dear friend, I will leave you. Hopefully you have received enough of an impression of ‘what could have been’ had this subject been broached at the Council, and accepted … our children would have been taught about sin and its eternal consequences … about the supernatural beliefs of the Catholic Church, such as hell.
Hopefully, you will be intrigued to continue examining these documents in depth.