One of the greatest tragedies of the Great Apostasy is the destruction of the Sacraments. With the exceptions of Baptism and Matrimony (which are valid in most cases), the other five Sacraments have been invalidated. Since Holy Orders was rendered null and void by the Pauline Rite (introduced by Montini [Antipope Paul VI] in 1968), the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as well as the Eucharist it produces were invalidated. So were the other Sacraments that depend on a valid Apostolic Succession, to wit: Penance, Confirmation, and Extreme Unction. Much has been written about the changes to the Mass, but even with a valid priesthood, the changes made by the Modernists render the other sacraments dubious at best and certainly invalid at worst. In either case, Traditionalists must avoid dubious and/or invalid Sacraments in all circumstances.
Luckily, for Traditionalists who are no where near a priest, Baptism and Matrimony can be conducted by laymen, when necessary,in the absence of such a True Priest. You can sanctify Sunday by a DVD Mass and spiritual communion. You can have your sins forgiven by an Act of Perfect Contrition. You can travel far once a year to a real Church for the True Sacraments. Sadly, Confirmation and Extreme Unction are not readily available, even to those of us near a Church, due to Traditionalist bishops/priests needing to go all over to make the Mass and Sacraments available to as many of the Faithful as possible. One of the supreme crimes of the Modernists was making Extreme Unction, a glorious Sacrament to prepare us to meet Christ when the end comes, into a sentimental "Get Well Soon Card" delivered in person.
To better understand what was done, you must realize the Modernists invert the primary and secondary effects of the Sacraments. Baptism, whose principle purpose is the remission of Original Sin (and all personal sins as well as the temporal punishments due to them in the case of adults), is now about "initiation into the community." As a matter of fact, the Vatican II sect refers to Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist as the "Sacraments of Initiation"--as if being in the "People of God" for an "assembly" is why Christ instituted these Sacraments. Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony are called the "Sacraments of Service"---ignoring the primary purpose of each; the offering of Sacrifice to God and the procreation of children, respectively. Finally, Penance (renamed "Reconciliation"), and Extreme Unction (renamed "Anointing of the Sick") are called "Sacraments of Healing." Keeping this in mind,let's examine how a Sacrament instituted by Christ was invalidated by the apostates of Vatican II.
Extreme Unction v. Anointing of the Sick
PurposeNow let us see how they have changed the very purpose of Extreme Unction . According to the Catechism of St.Pius X, "Extreme Unction is a sacrament instituted for the spiritual as well as for the temporal comfort of the sick in danger of death." (Emphasis mine)
The heretical Catechism of the Catholic Church writes, "By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." Notice that any mention of the individual's possible death and dying have been purged.
Effects of the Sacrament
"The effect is the grace of the Holy Ghost, whose anointing takes away sins, if there are any still to be expiated, and removes the trace of sin; and it comforts and strengthens the soul of the sick person. It gives him great confidence in the divine mercy. Encouraged by this, the sick man more easily bears the inconvenience and trial of his illness and more easily resists the temptations of the devil who lies in wait for his heel. This anointing occasionally restores health to the body, if health would be of advantage to the salvation of the soul. " (Council of Trent. 14 session on Extreme Unction).
It is clear that the new doctrine insists on the bodily effect of the sacrament. It is an inversion of the traditional doctrine of the Church once more as demonstrated above.
Recipient of the Sacrament
According to theologian Kilker, for the valid reception of Extreme Unction, three requisites MUST be present: "1. He must be a "fidelis" (i.e. Catholic--Introibo) 2, He must have acquired the use of reason 3. He must be in danger of death from sickness or old age" (See Fr. Adrian J. Kilker, Extreme Unction: A Dissertation, Catholic University Press,Washington D.C. , pg. 123).
From the "Introduction to the rite of anointing sick and to the pastoral care of the sick" Dec. 7, 1972:
"Elderly people may be anointed if they are weak, though not dangerously ill." I have personally known of Vatican II sect parishes giving "group anointing of the sick" to any adult who is sick for any reason,including the common cold!! Furthermore, Kilker states that the sickness must proceed from an internal cause (Ibid, pg. 165) which excludes from validity the conferral (rampant in the V2 sect) of anointing those about to have an operation, go into military battle, or be executed, as these are all external causes of death.
Minister of the Sacrament
It is officially the same in the Vatican II sect, but there have been instances of anointings performed by "permanent deacons" and even "nuns." Most Vatican II sect "priests" are invalidly ordained in the new rite of Paul VI.
Matter of the Sacrament"Olive oil alone[blessed by a bishop]" (Catechism of the Council of Trent). The Holy Office declared (September 14,1842), that "it is rash and close to error, to assert that this sacrament could be valid with another oil."
The Vatican II sect has virtually no more valid bishops to bless anything. In addition to this problem,
according to Antipope Paul VI's "Apostolic Constitution" Sacram unctionem infirmorum, November 30, 1972, "The sick are to be anointed with blessed olive oil or, as circumstances suggest, with another oil extracted from plants." (Emphasis mine)
Form of the Sacrament
Anointing of the Sick:"By this holy unction and His pious mercy, may God help you by the grace of the Holy Spirit, in order that, delivered from your sins, God save you and restore you in his goodness.""The sick are to be anointed on the forehead and hands. " (Paul VI Apostolic constitution Sacram unctionem infirmorum). This makes sense as traditionally, the sacrament was meant to cure/forgive the sins committed by the five senses. Since the Anointing of the Sick is primarily concerned with the body (things of this world is a must in Modernist theology) two anointings suffice.
In the new form, the principal effect of the sacrament (curing the sickness of the sins) is de-emphasized, and the secondary effect-a possible cure of the body-is added in the words, "restore you."
Intention of the Sacrament
It is clear that the intention of Extreme Unction and Anointing of the Sick is not the same. Even a validly ordained priest who forms an intention, positively excluding the primary effect of the Sacrament, based on the Modernist ideas inherent in the Anointing of the Sick most probably has a defective intention as well.
Summary and Conclusion
The "Anointing of the Sick" is not a new name for the Sacrament of Extreme Unction instituted by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is creation of the Modernist theology of Vatican II and devoid of grace. It is a pseudo-sacrament.It is defective as to:
- The remote matter. There are no more bishops left to bless the oil, and in many cases olive oil is not used.
- The proximate matter. Five anointings are reduced to two and the form does not clearly and unambiguously express the principle effect of remission of sin.
- The minister is, in most cases, an invalidly ordained priest, or in some cases so-called deacons or nuns who don't even pretend to be ordained priests
- The stated purposes and effects are different.
- The recipients are sometimes not able to receive it validly.
- The intention can very well be defective in addition to everything else!
Please my dear readers, it is now more imperative than ever to give ample time to a Traditionalist priest for the administration of Extreme Unction. Do not let a loved one miss out on so great a Sacrament when the time of judgement draws near. Weep not only due to the pain of loss that comes with the death of a loved one, weep for those dying faithful who will be robbed of so much grace as Extreme Unction falls as yet another "victim of Vatican II."