It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pope Pelosi Is At It Again

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Her Holiness Pope Nancy Pelosi pontificated today on the official teaching of her new "catholic" religion specifically tailored for American Cafeteria Catholics....
(LifeNews.Com) - "I have some concerns about the church's position respecting a woman's right to choose," Pelosi responds. "I am a practicing Catholic, although they're probably not too happy about that. But it is my faith."

"I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that is that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions," she continues. "And that women should have that opportunity to exercise their free will."

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Clearly what we have here is a NEW RELIGION with spokespeople who claim an authority higher than the Holy Father himself. This is heresy, plain and simple. The bishops cannot let this stand. Withholding communion is not enough. These people are preaching a NEW RELIGION. Pelosi herself implies that her views on abortion law were the teaching of the Catholic Church when she was a child. How can they let this go on? Every second these heretics, like Pelosi, are allowed to identify themselves as "Catholic" diminishes the pastoral influence of the bishops. It also distorts the image of the Church. These are heretics, if there ever was such a thing. They should be dealt with as such, and every second that goes by without formal excommunication, makes the U.S. Catholic Church the scandal of Rome, and the laughingstock of the secular world.

Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Prediction - Will America Survive?

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Leave it to 'The Catholic Knight' to forecast another winter flurry of pessimism-porn right after the Christmas holiday. Hey, at least I didn't post this before Christmas and ruin the spirit of the season - like I did last year.

Okay, so we could just dismiss these dire predictions as doomsday hype were it not forecasted by people with such good track records. I should point out that these Russian predictions do synchronize with leading trends forecasters in America too, with one exception. The American trends forecasters predict America will recover after a political revolution in 2010 and 2012. The Russian forecasters say we'll never make it that far into the future, and the United States will break apart into half a dozen pieces before the year 2010 is done.

How much stock we put into those predictions is irrelevant, as the Russians seem to be putting their money (and military) where their mouth is. Multiple news stories coming out of the former Soviet state confirm the Russians are beefing up their security forces and preparing for "instability" in the North American hemisphere. Apparently the Russians aren't going to take any chances....
(Wall Street Journal) - A polite and cheerful man with a buzz cut, Mr. Panarin insists he does not dislike Americans. But he warns that the outlook for them is dire.

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," he says. "One could rejoice in that process," he adds, poker-faced. "But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia." Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

In addition to increasing coverage in state media, which are tightly controlled by the Kremlin, Mr. Panarin's ideas are now being widely discussed among local experts. He presented his theory at a recent roundtable discussion at the Foreign Ministry...

read full story here
Fortunately Mr. Panarin was wrong about the timing of a "civil war next fall." This article was printed in September of 2008, and "next fall" past by a month ago. Whew! But that doesn't mean the prediction is entirely wrong. The timing may just be off. Might I add that American trends forecasters where predicting tough times to happen by fall of 2009 as well. So what went wrong? How could it be that people with such amazing track records could miss? Well, some say the economic stimulus packages have had the effect of postponing the inevitable. In other words, our economy is on a sugar high, but it won't last. Congress is already planning "Economic Stimulus 3.0" for early 2010 in the amount of another $700 to $800 billion.

Personally, I think Mr. Panarin is on to something, and so is Mr. Celente, Mr. Schiff, and other trends forecasters. The days of Empire America are over. Economically speaking, we're the walking dead. We just don't know it yet. The only question is this, when reality finally hits us, just how bad will it be? Will our economic free fall be enough to plunge us into another Civil War? (Remember, we had one once before.) It's far more likely, in my opinion, that if violence were to erupt, it wouldn't happen until after the 2010 election (maybe early 2011), starting with a conflict between the whitehouse and a newly elected congress, effectively polarizing the whole country between those who support President Obama and those who do not. That's just my opinion anyway. I really don't know what the future holds for the United States of America. All I do know is this. Election 2008 was the one that sealed our fate, whatever that fate may be. In it, the American people chose to elect a president and a congress that have zero regard for human life and the traditional family, all for promises of health, wealth and "change." In spite of the weakness of the Republican alternative, it was an election in which the choice could not have been more clear. Shall we maintain the status quo, or plunge ourselves even deeper into socialism and moral relativism? Sadly, America chose the latter. Now we get to reap the consequences. Joy.

American Economy and Dollar will CRASH in 2010

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Gerald Celente is the leading trends researcher in the United States. He has a strong track record, and has accurately predicted future events for the last 30 years.

Columbian Governor Declares Christianity Illegal - Christians Arrested - Persecution Underway

(Christian Telegraph) - 28 indigenous Colombian Christians have been imprisoned since October for refusing to denounce their faith, reports MNN.

Logan Maurer with International Christian Concern says the central government gave local governors relative autonomy. "They have devolved power to a governor there who has outlawed Christianity. He has said that if anybody there is a Christian, they're going to go to prison."

With that announcement, the local governor over the Kogui (ko-gee) called the Christians together on October 27th. "He was holding a meeting to discuss this issue," said Maurer, "and he surprised these Christians by saying, 'You're all under arrest.'"

The governor wants them to maintain more of the traditional identity to the tribal region, which includes animism. The group is still being held because they refuse to reconvert...

read full story here

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pope Attacked on Christmas Eve !!!!

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The 82 year-old pope quickly recovered and carried on as if nothing happened. The Vatican reports that he was uninjured by the attack. Not even a holy midnight mass is safe for the pope these days. Fortunately, the angels were watching over him this time. It's yet another thing we should all be thankful for. Be safe and have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Appears To Muslims !?!

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Now those who read this blog regularly can testify the "The Catholic Knight" is one not easily given to reports of the supernatural. I am highly suspicious of all claims of apparitions, and rightfully so. Most of them turn out to be false. However, every once in a while one does catch my attention. The supposed Marian apparition at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo Egypt is particularly interesting for two reasons. First, it is drawing in lots of Muslims. Second, it has been so thoroughly documented on video that it cannot be dismissed out of hand.

As a man having a modest training in science, I can tell you this is not the product of natural phenomenon or trick camera images. Something is definitely appearing and it is radiating it's own light. I can only come up with two possible explanations for the apparitions videos. One, it is an elaborate hologram generated by expensive equipment within the surrounding structures. (A highly unlikely scenario.) Or two, it is a real and genuine apparition of a being that exists outside of our perceptible dimensions of space.

Is this the Virgin Mary? Well it kind of looks like a "woman clothed in the sun." Could that be her? I suspect - yes. It will be interesting to watch what comes of this in the days ahead. If it is truly a sign from Our Lady, then I would expect two things. One, IF any messages might be received from her, they will be 100% consistent with Catholic and Orthodox dogma. Two, her apparition will result in the conversion of many Muslims.

For those unfamiliar with Islamic beliefs, Muslims do believe in Mary, but not in the same way Catholic and Orthodox Christians do. They revere her as an important figure, and virgin mother of Jesus (considered a great prophet in Islam), but no more than that. In Islam Mary is regarded as symbol of piety and submission to God.

All we can do at this point is watch, wait and see. But let us do so prayerfully, and with cool heads, so as to pay careful attention and not get caught up in emotional frenzy...

Saturday, December 19, 2009


THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: In a surprise move Pope Benedict XVI has signed the edict making both Popes John Paul II and Pius XII venerable, setting both on the path toward sainthood. It was widely speculated that Pope John Paul II would be made venerable this Saturday, but few if anybody, expected the same action for Pope Pius XII. Both popes are known for their actions toward helping the Jews. It is estimated that Puis XII saved approximately 800,000 Jews from Nazi death camps.

Predictably, some Jewish groups are now outraged at the Holy Father's decision to make Pius XII venerable. This is likely because they would rather believe Soviet era propaganda than the actual historical record. Sad but predictable. I wonder why so many Jews prefer communist lies to the testimony of their own people who lived through that horrible era?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Russian Orthodox Church Allies With Vatican To Fight Western Secularism

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Do I get the strange sense that something prophetic is unfolding? Perhaps the three little seers of Fatima could answer this...
(Zenit) - Help for the West

Then Archbishop Hilarion makes his main point: Russia can help. Russia can come to the rescue of the West.

"The Russian Orthodox Church, with its unique experience of surviving the harshest persecutions, struggling against militant atheism, reemerging from the ghetto when the political situation changed, recovering its place in society and redefining its social responsibilities, can therefore be of help to Europe," he writes.

Then he draws a line in the sand.

"The totalitarian dictatorship of the past cannot be replaced with a new dictatorship of pan-European government mechanisms. […] The countries of Orthodox tradition, for example, do not accept laws that legalize euthanasia, homosexual marriage, drug trafficking, the maintenance of brothels, pornography, and so on."

In short, the archbishop is saying that the Orthodox, including the Russian Orthodox Church which he represents, are ready to fight for Christian values in the West, alongside Catholics and Protestants.

And Archbishop Hilarion does not exclude disobedience against unjust laws.

"Obviously, disobedience of civil law is an extreme measure that a particular Church might adopt in exceptional circumstances," he writes. "It is nonetheless a possibility that must not be excluded a priori, in case a system of secularized values should become the only one operating in Europe."

Was this a random, unrepresentative text, out of the mainstream?

Well, one indication that it is not merely a stray opinion, but rather part of a growing consensus, is that the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano saw fit to publish Archbishop Hilarion's text almost in its entirety on Dec. 2.

John Thavis, the distinguished Vaticanist for Catholic News Service -- of the U.S. bishops' conference -- wrote Dec. 11: "The Russian Orthodox Church has come forward to propose a strategic alliance with the Catholic Church aimed, in effect, at saving Europe's soul from 'Western post-Christian humanism.' The offer came in an introduction written by Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion to a book of speeches by Benedict XVI on Europe's spiritual crisis, published in Russian by the Orthodox Moscow Patriarchate. In an unusual move, the Vatican newspaper published almost the entire introduction in its Dec. 2 edition."

Thavis notes that Archbishop Hilarion's proposal comes precisely as 140 Christian leaders in the United States met in New York and issued the "Manhattan Declaration" pledging renewed zeal in defending the unborn, defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and protecting religious freedom....

read full story here

Jewish Lobby Seeks To Ban Christmas In Israel

( - A new front for religious battles: Hotels and restaurants. The "Lobby for Jewish values" this week began operating against restaurants and hotels that plan to put up Christmas trees and other Christian symbols ahead of Christmas and the civil New Year.

According to the lobby's Chairman, Ofer Cohen, they have received backing by the rabbis, "and we are even considering publishing the names of the businesses that put up Christian symbols ahead of the Christian holiday and call for a boycott against them."

Fliers and ads distributed among the public read, "The people of Israel have given their soul over the years in order to maintain the values of the Torah of Israel and the Jewish identity.

"You should also continue to follow this path of the Jewish people's tradition and not give in to the clownish atmosphere of the end of the civil year. And certainly not help those businesses that sell or put up the foolish symbols of Christianity....

read full story here
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I wonder what the fallout would be if a fundamentalist Catholic lobby said the same things ("clownish atmosphere" and "foolish symbols") about Jewish celebrations?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christians Persecuted In Holy Land By Muslims And Jews

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: This Christmas pray for our Catholic brethren in the Holy Land, the REAL victims of all the violence in the middle east. Yes, I said it. The REAL victims. Yes, there are Muslim victims, and yes, there are Jewish victims, but both parties are in perpetual war with each other, each committing their own atrocities. What of the Christians however, the forgotten victims of the middle east. How many atrocities did they commit this year? Answer = zero. When was the last time you heard of a Palestinian Christian blowing himself up in a crowded marketplace, or an Israeli Christian authorizing the demolition of a residential neighborhood? Answer = never. Yet Christians suffer at the hands of both Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land, for no other reason than just existing...
(AsiaNews) – A further outrage was committed last night against the Franciscan church adjoining the Cenacle on Mount Zion, next to the Room of the Last Supper (pictured, Benedict XVI’s visit in May 2009).

Obscene graffiti on the doors leading to the church read “We killed Jesus", "Christians out" (in English and Hebrew) and "F... off", which were adorned with a "Star of David", apparently so as to leave no one in doubt about the religious affiliation of the perpetrators.

To make the point further, the assailants had urinated on the door and left a long trail of urine leading to it.

According to churchmen at the site, the urination on the door of the shrine has become an almost daily event....

read full story here

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


(Catholic Online) - What is called the “Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment” to the Senate Health Care Reform Bill was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 54 to 45. The Senate voted to table it, effectively ending the effort. If passed, it would have protected against the coerced use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. It was similar to the Pro-Life “Stupak Amendment” which was included in the House Version of the Health Reform Bill...

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(USCCB) - Cardinal George concluded: “While we deplore the Senate’s refusal to adopt the Nelson-Hatch-Casey amendment, we remain hopeful that the protections overwhelmingly passed by the House will be incorporated into needed reform legislation. Failure to exclude abortion funding will turn allies into adversaries and require us and others to oppose this bill because it abandons both principle and precedent.”...

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The U.S. Senate has just sealed the fate of the healthcare reform bill by refusing to attach pro-life protections to the legislation. As a result, the U.S. Catholic Bishops now have no choice but to oppose this legislation outright if some king of pro-life protection is not put back into the bill. This is the doing of the United States Senate. They brought the demise of healthcare reform upon themselves with their crazed pro-abortion zeal.

It is now the DUTY of every Catholic in the United States to call their U.S. Senators and tell them to vote AGAINST the healthcare reform bill. Failure to do this is to indicrectly cooperate with procuring abortions! Furthermore, it is now the duty of every U.S. Catholic bishop to formerly excommunicate every Catholic Senator who votes in favor of this legislation. Failure to do this is to neglect their duties as bishops and effectively a cooperation with procuring abortions.

We are now in crunch time! This is it! The faith and morality of every Catholic is tested, and there is no reason to believe that God himself is not keeping score. GOD IS WATCHING YOU. Will you live up to your Catholic faith today? Contact your U.S. Senator by clicking here, and forward this message to every Catholic you know.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Live Broadcast of Conference on Anglicanorum Coetibus

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: On Saturday 12/12/2009 8:00am PST - A live conference on Anglicanorum coetibus will be broadcasted on Internet video stream at this URL:

Or you should be able to watch it here...

Free live streaming by Ustream
The Information Day on Anglicanorum coetibus will be webcast live on Saturday, December 12th, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. (CST), followed by the meeting.

You can watch live [above], and you can access it any time afterwards [by clicking the link].

If you are in the San Antonio area, you are welcome to attend the Mass and the meeting.

The Mass will be in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The meeting will be moderated by Mr. Charles Wilson, and our guest speakers will be Mr. Michael Dunnigan, Mr. Duane Galles, and Mr. Ralph Johnston.

Charles M. Wilson is the founder of the Saint Joseph Foundation, and serves as its Executive Director. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his Master's degree in Theological Studies from the Oblate School of Theology. His area of academic concentration was canon law. He is an associate member of the Canon Law Society of America and serves on the Board of Governors of Eternal Word Television Network.

Ralph Johnston serves as the Headmaster of The Atonement Academy, having obtained his Master’s degree from Yale University. A member of the parish, and an avid follower of these momentous events, he was the first person to deliver a formal request to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for the establishment of a Personal Ordinariate in the United States.

Duane Galles lives in Minneapolis. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph Foundation and the key canonical consultant there for some twenty years. He is qualified as a civil and canon lawyer, having received his Doctor of Canon Law (JCD) degree from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.

Michael Dunnigan is both a civil and canon lawyer. He received his Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) degree from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and is now preparing to defend his JCD dissertation.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Vacation For 'The Catholic Knight'

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT:  I will be taking the rest of the month off from blogging to honor Christ's Advent and Nativity.  Should any significant news break, I will break my silence to comment on it.  But outside of a major event effecting our faith or world, 'The Catholic Knight' retires for the Christmas season.  HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

ACTION ALERT: Please Act Immediately !!!

U.S. Senate may vote any day now
on Hatch-Nelson Amendment
to prevent government-funded abortion

WASHINGTON (December 4, 2009) -- This is an urgent congressional alert from the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).

The U.S. Senate is working across the weekend, voting on amendments to the massive health care bill (H.R. 3590) proposed by Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.). NRLC strongly opposes the bill because of multiple provisions that would promote abortion and the rationing of lifesaving medical care.

Pro-life Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ben Nelson (D-Ne.) plan to soon file an amendment to the bill, which will be supported by the NRLC and other major pro-life groups. The Hatch-Nelson Amendment would make the same critical policy changes to the Reid bill that were accomplished in the House of Representatives by adoption of the NRLC-backed Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House version of the health care legislation (H.R. 3962) on November 7.

Thus, the effect of the Hatch-Nelson Amendment would be to prevent the proposed new government health insurance program -- the "public option" -- from paying for abortions, and also to prevent federal funds from being used to subsidize the purchase of private health plans that pay for elective abortion.

Time is short! Please telephone the offices of your two U.S. senators. Urge them to support the Hatch-Nelson Amendment to the health care bill (H.R. 3590). The Washington offices of all U.S. senators can be reached through the Capitol Switchboard, 202-224-3121. In most cases, you can also obtain fax numbers, and phone numbers for senators' in-state offices, through the NRLC Legislative Action Center at this internet address:

After the Senate has voted on the Hatch-Nelson Amendment, there will be other critical votes on the health care legislation! The legislative situation may change rapidly. Any time you want to check the current status of the legislation, visit this page on the Legislative Action Center:

For further information on the abortion-related issues the health care legislation, go to:

For further information on the rationing-related issues on the health care legislation, go to:

Pro-Choice Catholic Politicians Should Either Quit Politics Or Change Their Views

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anglican Ordinariates Are For ALL English Speaking Catholics - Designed To Combat Rogue Bishops And Restore Traditional Catholicism

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: This is a remarkable article about the pope's creation of Anglican Ordinariates in relation to the problems the pope is currently experiencing with rogue bishops in the Roman Rite and what has become the tyranny of the "Novus Ordo Culture."

Apparently the Anglican Ordinariates are a gift to ALL ENGLISH SPEAKING CATHOLICS, as well as Anglican converts to the Catholic Church seeking refuge from the moral relativism pervading the Anglican Communion these days....
Prophecy Fulfilled
If his own bishops were trustworthy, if the Holy Father were confident that most of his local bishops would treat the Anglicans with due respect for their rights as Catholics, he would not set up the additional machinery of the Anglican rite. But, as the Calgary bishop demonstrates, the Holy Father can't even trust his own bishops to treat Catholics with due honor and respect. How much honor would they give to filthy little Anglican converts (for that is essentially how many Catholic bishops view these - spit when you say it - traditionalists).

Why are laymen being given their own liturgical rite?
Because, unlike most of the world's Catholic bishops, these laymen actually understand and appreciate holy and beautiful things.

The irony is delicious. The Vatican II types who wanted laymen empowered are getting precisely that with the new Anglican rite. Not only are laymen being empowered, they are being treated as episcopal equals. The men and women who felt thrills go up their legs when they heard that Catholicity subsists in the Church, that elements of Catholicity exist even in Christian communities outside the visible bonds with Rome, have been justified. The new Anglican rite demonstrates that when the Holy Father needs people who have a truly Catholic perspective, he now has to go outside the visible Church to get them. Who said Vatican II wasn't prophetic?

Many people have commented on the fact that some of AC's provisions regarding the Anglican orders are transitional. For instance, treatment of lay people as if they were retired bishops will only last for the life of the current Anglican bishops. Yes, that's true. But it is also transitional in the sense that the current crop of Catholic bishops will likewise be dead before those "transitional" AC provisions are no longer necessary. The AC provisions aren't just waiting out the Anglican bishops, they are waiting out the Catholic bishops as well. Indeed, it cannot have escaped the notice of all Catholic bishops that they are being forced to treat laymen with episcopal deference. No doubt this has played some niggling role in Calgary's cavalry charge into the teeth of a German panzer division.

Obviously, the bishop of Calgary has picked a fight he cannot win. Rome will crush him like a bug. His suppression of normal Eucharistic reception and the FSSP is too outrageous, too schismatic, too much in violation of everything the Pope hopes to accomplish. If the Catholic Conference of Pennsylvania could force out a man like Bishop Martino because Martino was too holy for them, then the bishop of Rome can force out the bishop of Calgary because he's too unholy.

Calgary's probability of getting a new bishop in the next couple of years is now astronomically high, if only because bishops in other dioceses around the world are watching.

And so are the bishops in heaven. We know which side St. Ambrose is on....

read the full version of this remarkable article here

Ten Reasons Why Liberal Christianity Will Die

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Father Longenecker recently made a blog entry titled "10 Reasons Why Modernist Christianity Will Die." It's a fantastic article in which he points out that the very ten things that define Modernist Christianity, are ironically the very ten things that will eventually destroy it. In summary....
  1. Modernists deny supernaturalism and therefore they are not really religious.
  2. Modernism is essentially individualist and not communal.
  3. Modernism is also subjective and sentimentalist.
  4. Modernism is historically revisionist.
  5. Modernists contracept and abort.
  6. Modernism makes no great demands for its devotees to be religious.
  7. The modernist himself does not really understand why anyone should be religious.
  8. Modernists allow for moral degeneracy and that saps the strength out of real religion.
  9. Modernists aren't actually much fun.
  10. Modernists are dull.
read full article here
I would like to take Father Longenecher's observations a step further by applying it to all of Protestantism in general. Currently, we're living in a time when Modernism has only visibly infected the older mainline denominations. What many people don't know is that it's already infected the newer Evangelical denominations as well. What we see happening to the older mainline denominations today, will soon be happening to the newer Evangelical denominations within two to three decades at the latest. Personally, I suspect we'll start to see it within ten to fifteen years. Likewise, they too will follow the same path as the mainline denominations. They will do what they did, breaking up into smaller groups, eventually splintering themselves into extinction. The day will come eventually when every individual Protestant will become a church of one.