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WHY Have Most of the Former Roman Catholic Seminaries
Closed since Synod Vatican 2???
WHAT Has Caused this Monumental Disaster???


St. Charles Seminary, Catonsville, Maryland
Operated from 1848 to 1977


First Reasons?

Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand's sincerity and honesty come through in his immediate response to his thoughtful question to Dr. Bella Dodd which was witnessed by his Wife, Mrs./Dr. Alice von Hildebrand.

Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand was a victim of Synod Vatican 2, just like many hundreds of millions of other Roman Catholics.  It is interesting how, as time went on, apparentlly after he wrote “Trojan Horse in the City of God; The Catholic Crisis Explained”, 1967, that the following incident happened as testified by his Wife, Mrs./Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, in her excellent Article A Final Swing, from which We quote verbatim:

“She [Mrs./Dr. Bella V. Dodd, (b. at Picerno, Italy in October, 1904 - d. in April, 1969)] lectured extensively. It was at one of her talks that my husband and I made her acquaintance. We immediately perceived that she was an exceptional person: her intelligence, her sincerity, her humility, and her desire to make good for the harm that she had done.

Dodd visited us in New Rochelle, New York.

I recall that one day my husband-who had become increasingly worried about what was dubbed the spirit of Vatican II - said to her:

Bella, at times I wonder whether the Church has not been infiltrated.
I can solemnly testify that she answered:
Dear professor, you fear it; I know it. When I was a fanatic Communist, I was in close contact with four cardinals in the Vatican working for us. They are still very active today.
My husband jumped in his seat and said:
My nephew is German ambassador at the Holy See. Who are they?
Bella Dodd refused to answer: Bishop Sheen had not allowed her to reveal their names.”

(Mrs./Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, Article:  A Final Swing; emphasis added.This was written in defense of the book entitled:  AA-1025 Memoirs of a Communist's Infiltration Into the Church, by Sister Marie Carré, and a rebuttal against the article entitled Swinging at Windmills: A Close Look at Catholic Conspiracy Theories, by Sandra Louise Miesel who claims to be a medievalist and a Catholic journalist.)

This is neither the response, nor the reaction, of a heretic, of an innovator, of an infiltrator, but rather the response of a very, very totally sincere, honest Catholic who was worried about the Church and who was wondering whether or not the Roman Catholic Church had been infiltrated!

In searching various historical records in regard to the INFILTRATION of the Roman Catholic Church, the following source is also very important:

 

They would elect a Pope of conciliation. The choice has already fallen on the patriarch of Venice - Roncalli “Chosen by whom?” I rejoined, surprised.  By our Masonic representatives in the Conclave, responded placidly my kind escort. And then it escaped me:

 “There are Freemasons in the Conclave?”  Certainly, was the reply,   the Church is in our hands. I rejoined perplexed:  “Who, then, is in charge in the Church?” After a brief pause, the voice of my escort uttered precisely: No one can say where the upper echelons are. The echelons are occult.

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An Incomplete List of Only a Few of the Roman Catholic Seminaries
In the United States which Have Been Closed Since Synod Vatican 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Arizona

    Regina Cleri Minor Seminary (Tucson) - Operated from 1956 to 1974; run by the Congregation of the Mission.

Arkansas

    St. John Home Mission Seminary (Little Rock) - Operated from 1930 to 1967; run by the Diocese of Little Rock.

California

    Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary (Los Angeles) - Operated from 1926 to 1994; run by the archdiocese.

Connecticut

    St. Thomas Seminary (Hartford) - Operated from 1898-1990's; run by the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Hawaii

    St. Stephen Minor Seminary (Honolulu) - Operated from 1948 to 1976; run by the Diocese of Honolulu.

Illinois

    Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary (Chicago) - Operated from 1990 to 2007; run by the archdiocese.
    Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary North (Chicago) - Operated from 1918 to 1990; run by the archdiocese.
    Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary South (Chicago) - Operated from 1961 to 1990; run by the archdiocese.
    Our Lady of the Angels Major Seminary (Quincy) - Operated from 1964 to 1987; run by the Franciscan Friars.
    St. Joseph Seraphic College (Teutopolis) - Operated from 1898 to 1967; run by the Franciscan Friars.
    St. Joseph Seraphic College (Westmont) - Operated from 1927 to 1978; run by the Franciscan Friars.
    Tolentine College (Olympia Fields) - Closed in 1973; run by the Augustinian Friars.
    St. Henry's Prep (Belleville) - Closed around 1990; run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Kentucky

    St. Thomas Minor Seminary (Louisville) - Operated from 1952 to 1970; run by the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Maryland

    St. Charles Seminary (Catonsville) - Operated from 1848 to 1977; operated by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
    Saint Mary's College (Ilchester) - Operated from 1868 to 1972; operated by the Redemptorists.

Massachusetts

    Carmelite Junior Seminary (Hamilton) - Operated by the Carmelite friars from 1945-1969.
    St. Francis Seraphic Seminary (River Road, Andover) - Operated by the Order of Friars Minor (Brown Franciscans)
        of the Province of the Immaculate Conception from 1930-1977.

Michigan

    St. Augustine Seminary (Holland) - Operated from 1949 to 1977; run by the Augustinian Friars.
    St. John Provincial Seminary (Plymouth) - Operated from 1949 to 1988; run by the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Minnesota

    Crosier Seminary (Onamia) - Closed in 1989; run by the Crosier Fathers.

Missouri

    Precious Blood Minor Seminary (Liberty) - Operated from 1963 to 1983; run by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
    St. Louis Preparatory Seminary North (Florissant) - Operated from 1965 to 1987.
    St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South (Shrewsbury) - Operated from 1931 to 1991.
    St. Stanislaus Seminary (Florissant) - Operated from 1831 to 1971; run by the Society of Jesus.
    St. Thomas Aquinas Preparatory Seminary (Hannibal) - Operated from 1957 to 2002; run by the Diocese of Jefferson City.

New Jersey

    Divine Word Seminary (Bordentown) - Operated from 1947 to 1983; run by the Society of the Divine Word.
    St. Joseph Preparatory Seminary (Princeton) - Closed in 1992; operated by the Congregation of the Mission.

New York

    Capuchin Theological Seminary (Garrison) - Closed in 1972; run by the Capuchin Friars Minor.
    Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Brooklyn) - Operated from 1914 to 1985; run by the Diocese of Brooklyn.
    Don Bosco Seminary (Goshen) - Operated from 1925 to 1985; run by the Salesians of Don Bosco.
    Eymard Seminary (Suffern) - Closed in 1966; run by the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament.
    Immaculate Conception Seminary (Troy) - Closed in 1977; Operated by the Order of Friars Minor (Brown Franciscans)
        of the Province of the Immaculate Conception.
   Loyola Jesuit Seminary (Shrub Oak) - Operated from 1955 to 1973; run by the Society of Jesus.
    Mount Alvernia Seminary (Beacon) - Operated from 1950 to 1967; run by the Italian-American Province
        of the Immaculate Conception of the Order of Friars Minor.
    Our Lady of Hope Mission Seminary (Newburgh) - Operated from 1946 to 1971; run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
    St. Albert Junior Seminary (Middletown) - Closed by 1991; run by the Calced Carmelite friars.
    St. Alphonsus Seminary (Esopus) - Operated from 1907 to 1985; run by the Redemptorist Fathers.
    St. Andrew-on-Hudson Major Seminary (Hyde Park) - Closed in 1969; operated by the Society of Jesus.
    St. Anthony of Padua Seminary and High School (Watkins Glen) - Operated from 1949-1968 in the former Glen Springs
        Sanitarium Resort as a seminary for high-school age candidates to the Order, closed in 1970. Run by
            the Polish-American Province of the Order of Friars Minor.
    St. Anthony-on-Hudson Major Seminary (Rensselaer) - Closed in 1988; operated by the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.
    St. Francis Seminary (Staten Island) - Closed by 1997; run by the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.
    St. John's Atonement Minor Seminary (Montour Falls) - Founded in 1923 in Garrison, New York for high school and
        junior college age candidates to the Society, relocated in 1948 and changed to a four-year institution in 1956, closed in 1967.
            Operated by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
    St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary (Callicoon) - Operated from 1901 to 1968; run by the Holy Name Province
        of the Order of Friars Minor.
    St. Pius X Seminary (Garrison) - Operated from 1912 to 1969; run by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
    St. Charles Seminary (Staten Island) - Operated from 1948 to 1966; run by the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo.
    Wadhams Hall Seminary College (Ogdensburg) - Operated from 1924 to 2002; run by the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

North Dakota

   Cardinal Muench Junior Seminary (Fargo) - Operated from 1962 to 2001; operated by the Diocese of Fargo.
    Cardinal Muench Major Seminary (Fargo) - Operated from 1966 to 2011; operated by the Diocese of Fargo.

Ohio

    Brunnerdale Minor Seminary (Canton) - Operated from 1931 to 1981; run by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
    Precious Blood Seminary (Carthagena) - Operated from 1922 to 1969; run by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
    St. John Vianney Seminary high school (Bloomingdale) - Operated from 1945 to 1968; run by the Diocese of Steubenville.
    St. John Vianney Seminary (Bloomingdale) - Closed in 1978; operated by the Diocese of Steubenville.

Oklahoma

    St. Francis de Sales Seminary (Oklahoma City) - operated from 1959 to 1966 as a diocesan high school and
        junior college seminary by the Diocese of Oklahoma City. Staffed by priests of the Diocese of Oklahoma City.

Pennsylvania

    Mary Immaculate Seminary (Allentown) - operated from 1939 to 1990; run by the Congregation of the Mission.
    St. Fidelis College Seminary (Herman) - Closed in 1979; operated by the Franciscan Capuchin Order.
    St. Mary Junior Seminary (North East) - Operated from 1881 to 1987; operated by the Redemptorists.
    St. Pius X Seminary (Dalton) - Operated from 1962 to 2004; operated by the Diocese of Scranton.

Washington

    St. Edward Seminary (Kenmore) - Operated from 1930 to 1976; run by the Archdiocese of Seattle.
    St. Thomas the Apostle Seminary (Kenmore) - Operated from 1958 to 1977; run by the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Wisconsin

    Holy Name Minor Seminary (Madison) - Operated from 1963 to 1995; run by the Diocese of Madison.
    St. Francis de Sales Preparatory Seminary (Milwaukee) - Operated from 1941 to 1979; run by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
    Holy Redeemer College (Waterford) - Operated from 1968 to 1985; run by the Redemptorists.
 

WHY Did Most of these Former Roman Catholic Seminaries Close?

Answer:

By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them

By their fruits you shall know them.  Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fireWherefore by their fruits you shall know them.”  (Matthew 7:16-20; emphasis added.)


50% of priests believe in the Real Presence.
53% believe in abortion.
70% ages 18-44 believe Eucharist only “symbolic”.
77% believe mass attendance not necessary.
90% of religious lay teachers teach contraception.
94% decline in nuns.
97% decline in seminarians.
Over 100,000 Priests have left the Priesthood.


Given the foregoing, it should be plain that the fruits of Synod Vatican 2 - which the 2nd Pope John 23rd wanted stopped - are rotten.  Here are some of its historically rotten fruits filled with the stench of Satanism:
From 1965 to 1973, between 22,000 and 25,000 Priests left the Priesthood.

Today, this figure has reached over 110,000.

In addition, 157,000 out of 365,000, or about 43%, of what were once Roman Catholic parishes have no resident priest.

In 1970 there were 1,003,670 women Religious with perpetual or provisional vows; in 1992 that number was down to 655,031 (cf. “In the Murky Waters of Vatican II”, ISBN 0-89555-636-7).

The 1998 edition of the Official Catholic Directory of the     anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,     in the U.S. revealed that the number of seminarians was only 1,700, a decline of almost 97% from the 1965 figure of 48,992.

In countries such as France and Holland the percentage of   “catholics”  going to the NEW mass in the   anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,    each Sunday has declined to a single digit.

In the U.S., attendance at the    anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,    has steadily declined from 71% in 1963 to 25% percent in 1993, a decrease of 65%.

Newsweek polls and surveys show that only 15% of the members of the   anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,   believe they should always obey the teachings of their church.

Almost as many  anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,     “catholics”  think abortion is permissible as non-Catholics, and 75% of members of the     anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,    disagree with their church on what it teaches in regard to the forbidding of divorce and contraception.

Another study revealed that only 25% of     anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,  “catholics”  still believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist and only 50% of     anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,      priests (all of whom are Laymen since 1968's revised ordination rite) still believe in the Real Presence.

Who could possibly claim that there is not a terrible crisis of Faith, especially in what used to be Roman Catholic Churches which are now illegally operated and owned by the    anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church,    especially by the  notorious cabal of   automatically excommunicated Innovators,    which includes all of those who are    automatically excommunicated:     Modernist Heretics,     NEW Theology Heretics,   as well as   the secret gangs   of      anti-Catholic Infiltrators,    such as:   Communists, Freemasons, Illuminati, Fifth-Column, etc.?

Such are some of the rotten fruits of the    anti-Catholic NEW World Order   of     anti-Christ’sSatanic,   Synod Vatican 2  pseudo-church    that used to be the Roman Catholic Church before it was hijacked at Synod Vatican 2 by the  notorious cabal of   automatically excommunicated Innovators,    which includes all of those who are    automatically excommunicated:     Modernist Heretics,     NEW Theology Heretics,   as well as   the secret gangs   of      anti-Catholic Infiltrators,    such as:   Communists, Freemasons, Illuminati, Fifth-Column, etc.,      who should be congratulating themselves on their pseudo-victory?!

In case you missed it, here are a few similar facts of how By their fruits you shall know them:



An Index of Catholicism’s Decline


A Review by Pat Buchanan

As the Watergate scandal of 1973-1974 diverted attention from the far greater tragedy unfolding in Southeast Asia, so, too, the scandal of predator-priests now afflicting the Catholic Church may be covering up a far greater calamity.

Thirty-seven years after the end of the only church council of the 20th century, the jury has come in with its verdict: Vatican II appears to have been an unrelieved disaster for Roman Catholicism.

Liars may figure, but figures do not lie. Kenneth C. Jones of St. Louis has pulled together a slim volume of statistics he has titled Index of Leading Catholic Indicators: The Church Since Vatican II.

His findings make prophets of Catholic traditionalists who warned that Vatican II would prove a blunder of historic dimensions, and those same findings expose as foolish and naive those who believed a council could reconcile Catholicism and modernity. When [2nd] Pope John XXIII threw open the windows of the church, all the poisonous vapors of modernity entered, along with the Devil himself.


Index of Leading Catholic Indicators: The Church Since Vatican II

Here are Jones's grim statistics of Catholicism's decline:

Priests.

While the number of priests in the United States more than doubled to 58,000, between 1930 and 1965, since then that number has fallen to 45,000. By 2020, there will be only 31,000 priests left, and more than half of these priests will be over 70.

Ordinations.

In 1965, 1,575 new priests were ordained in the United States. In 2002, the number was 450. In 1965, only 1 percent of U.S. parishes were without a priest. Today, there are 3,000 priestless parishes, 15 percent of all U.S. parishes.

Seminarians.

Between 1965 and 2002, the number of seminarians dropped from 49,000 to 4,700, a decline of over 90 percent. Two-thirds of the 600 seminaries that were operating in 1965 have now closed.

Sisters.

In 1965, there were 180,000 Catholic nuns. By 2002, that had fallen to 75,000 and the average age of a Catholic nun is today 68. In 1965, there were 104,000 teaching nuns. Today, there are 8,200, a decline of 94 percent since the end of Vatican II.

Religious Orders.

For religious orders in America, the end is in sight.

In 1965, 3,559 young men were studying to become Jesuit priests. In 2000, the figure was 389.

With the Christian Brothers, the situation is even more dire. Their number has shrunk by two-thirds, with the number of seminarians falling 99 percent. In 1965, there were 912 seminarians in the Christian Brothers. In 2000, there were only seven.

The number of young men studying to become Franciscan and Redemptorist priests fell from 3,379 in 1965 to 84 in 2000.

Catholic schools.

Almost half of all Catholic high schools in the United States have closed since 1965. The student population has fallen from 700,000 to 386,000. Parochial schools suffered an even greater decline. Some 4,000 have disappeared, and the number of pupils attending has fallen below 2 million -- from 4.5 million.

Though the number of U.S. Catholics has risen by 20 million since 1965, Jones' statistics show that the power of Catholic belief and devotion to the Faith are not nearly what they were.

Catholic Marriage.

Catholic marriages have fallen in number by one-third since 1965, while the annual number of annulments has soared from 338 in 1968 to 50,000 in 2002.

Attendance at Mass.

A 1958 Gallup Poll reported that three in four Catholics attended church on Sundays. A recent study by the University of Notre Dame found that only one in four now attend.

Only 10 percent of lay religious teachers now accept church teaching on contraception.

Fifty-three percent believe a Catholic can have an abortion and remain a good Catholic.

Sixty-five percent believe that Catholics may divorce and remarry.

Seventy-seven percent believe one can be a good Catholic without going to mass on Sundays.

By one New York Times poll, 70 percent of all Catholics in the age group 18 to 44 believe the Eucharist is merely a "symbolic reminder" of Jesus.

At the opening of Vatican II, reformers were all the rage.

They were going to lead us out of our Catholic ghettos by altering the liturgy, rewriting the Bible and missals, abandoning the old traditions, making us more ecumenical, and engaging the world.

And their legacy?

Four decades of devastation wrought upon the church, and the final disgrace of a hierarchy that lacked the moral courage of the Boy Scouts to keep the perverts out of the seminaries, and throw them out of the rectories and schools of Holy Mother Church.

Through the papacy of Pius XII, the church resisted the clamor to accommodate itself to the world and remained a moral beacon to mankind. Since Vatican II, the church has sought to meet the world halfway.

Jones' statistics tell us the price of appeasement.

 
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