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Invincible ignorance is a punishment for sin.

St. Thomas Aquinas (De Infid. q. x., art. 1.)

 

 

 

It “covereth” first the sins of others, and then consequently, our own.

But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves:

for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4, 8


 

Remember: Iconoclasm, the destruction of the images of our holy faith, is a defined and condemned heresy!

 

 

 

PROPER OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19th:

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Sun

24th Sunday after Pentecost

[6th Sunday after Epiphany]

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, W

St. Pontianus, PM

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Mass 9:00 AM, Confessions 8:00 AM, Rosary of Reparation 8:30 AM; Members of Ss. P & P

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Mon

St. Felix of Valois, C

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W

 

Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:00 AM

21

Tue

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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W

 

Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:00 AM

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Wed

St. Cecilia, VM

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:00 AM

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Thu

St. Clement I, PM

St. Felicitas, M

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:00 AM

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Fri

St. John of the Cross, CD

St. Chrysogonus, M

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W

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Mass 8:30 AM; Rosary of Reparation 8:00 AM

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Sat

St. Catharine of Alexandria, VM

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Mass 9:00 AM; Rosary of Reparation  Confessions 8:30 AM

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Sun

25th & Last Sunday after Pentecost

St. Sylvester, Ab

St. Peter of Alexandria, BpM

 

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Mass 9:00 AM, Confessions 8:00 AM, Rosary of Reparation 8:30 AM; Members of Ss. P & P

 

St. Elizabeth, who had become the passionate lover of holy poverty, chose to remain among the poor.  She was the first professed Tertiary of the Seraphic Order; and the mantle sent by St. Francis to his very dear daughter became her only treasure.  The path of perfect self-renunciation soon brought her to the threshold of heaven.  She who, twenty years before, had been carried to her betrothed in a silver cradle and robed in silk and gold, now took her flight to God from a wretched hovel, her only garment being a patched gown. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, St. Elizabeth of Hungary

 

 

Epiphany-6th-Sunday

 

 

 

 

I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That they might know that by what things a man sinneth, by the same also he is tormented.

Wisdom 11:17

 

 

 

I will send forth famine into the land, not a famine of bread . . . but of hearing the word of the Lord,  . . . they shall go about seeking the word of the Lord and shall not find it.

Amos 8:11

 

 

Faithfully do what God expects of you each moment, and leave the rest up to Him.

I assure you that living in this manner will bring you great peace.

St. Jane Francis de Chantal


 

 

 

Cardinal Gerhard Müller reaffirms in a secular press interview what every Catholic child should already know before he receives his first sacramental Confession in preparation for his first Holy Communion:

….. Let us now return to the new Tertio interview itself. Cardinal Müller, when speaking about truth and mercy, explicitly says that “there are no circumstances that would make adultery not be a mortal sin” and that “The merciful God does not dispense of the Commandments.” Pastors “cannot remove the responsibility toward others” and cannot “exempt people from the Commandments.” Cardinal Müller also says that “the teaching on the indissolubility of marriage is clear” and stresses the importance of the “responsibility for the children.” While we all as human beings can commit errors and sins, the cardinal adds, “we need forgiveness for our sins” and have to “beg (God) for mercy.” Cardinal  Müller importantly explains: “Again, mercy is not a licence to sin or to live in sin.” In Catholic terms, contrition of heart “must be accompanied by a willingness to convert.” The cardinal insists that “a just mercy helps us to live in truth, and a wrong mercy gives us false assurances, but does not make us free.” Thus, with God’s Grace, marriage can be for a lifetime, and we have to pray for that, and therefore “marriage is an achievable project that makes people happy.”

It is to be hoped that this set of authentic quotes from this latest interview of Cardinal Müller may now spread in lieu of the earlier misrepresentations. [….] 

Steve Skojec, editor OnePeterFive, commenting on March 1, 2017 interview by the Belgian Catholic weekly, Tertio, of Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

In November 2001 the arguments taken from Reply to a Conservative Canon Lawyer were formally presented to Bishop Nicholas Dattilo by a priest of this diocese for an official judgment. Dattilo never responded beyond publishing the general charge of "heresy" and "schism" without supporting evidence. Since that time, an OPEN CHALLANGE has been repeatedly placed before each of the last four bishops in Harrisburg to enter into an open written discussion regarding the liturgical, doctrinal, moral and canonical claims of Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission for the purpose of bringing those in error back to the Catholic faith and obedience to her immemorial traditions. Fifteen years is not long in the history of the Church but it is long in the life of every faithful Catholic. These bishops have been grossly negligent in the duties but their silence itself is really reply enough. These cowards have not taken up our challenge because they have no answers and they think being silent is better than looking stupid. We were recently told by a friend of our Mission that conservative Catholics who have objected to the Mission refused to discuss or so much as to even read the OPEN LETTERS. They are afraid. The Mission scares them and they prefer ignorance to open and clear obligations. If we are correct in what we profess everyone from the bishop to the lowest Catholic will have, in some degree or another, to answer for their sloth. Willful ignorance does not excuse sin, it aggravates it.

 

Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission is constituted as a religious society.  It is canonically a pious union of Catholics but functions in the manner of a confraternity.  Like other confraternities, its constitution and governing structure are intended to be fixed, dedicated toward a specific spiritual end, for which members join together in common union to seek their own spiritual perfection working toward a common end.  Membership in the Mission is open to any Catholic who subscribes to its corporate purpose and takes upon himself the obligation to offer a daily Rosary of reparation to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, a weekly day of fast, preferably on Tuesday, and a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament at least once each month as a minimum for the intentions of the Mission.  Membership forms are located in the vestibule.  If you are not a member of the Mission please consider becoming one.

 

Ss. Peter & Paul Chapel is open to its members at any time of the day or night for visits to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Every Mass for Sunday and other Holy Days of Obligation are offered for the welfare of the members of Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission.

 

Breakfast will be served after Mass today.  All are welcome.

 

Insure that the deceased faithful whose names you want placed upon the altar during the month of November are given to Fr. Waters.

 

Bishop Richard Williamson performed the Episcopal consecration of Bishop Gerardo Zendejas at St. Athanasius Chapel in Vienna, Virginia on May 11, 2017.  Please remember his welfare in your petitions to our Lord that he will faithfully defend the Dogmas of our Catholic Faith and the immemorial ecclesiastical traditions that make that Faith known and communicable to others.

 

 

The SCHISM is HERE!  Only the brain dead have an excuse!

COMMENT: This book provides an interpretation of Chapter 8 of Amoria Laetitia (AL).  It is addressed to bishops with a “merciful heart” and offers an interpretation that is consistent with the interpretation approved in the private letter sent by Pope Francis to the bishops of Argentina as well as with the interpretation of Cardinal Schornborn who Pope Francis has publically identified as its ‘official interpretor.’  These bishops say that the proper understanding and application is that any Catholic living in public adultery based upon their own private judgment in the internal forum can declare themselves worthy to receive Holy Communion and absolution in the sacrament of Penance and therefore cannot be denied these sacraments.  It is given semi-official approval by its publication in L’Osservatore Romano. 

Now in the Novus Ordo which may be nothing more than a memorial meal as initially defined by Pope Paul VI, perhaps giving the Novus Ordo communion wafer to a person in objective mortal sin is not a real problem.  But what is certainly a grave sin it that these persons expect to be absolved by a confessor in the sacrament of Penance without confessing or repentance of mortal sin.  Pope Francis and his CDF puppet, Cardinal Muller, will not be answering the Dubia in any official capacity.  This does not represent a change in the Church’s teaching.  It represents the active effort of a Francis and his minions to destroy the Catholic doctrine and morality.  As we announced during the synod, the schism has long been present.  It is more evident each passing day and every Catholic will have to pick sides.  God cannot let an open attack upon the sacrament of marriage go unpunished.  Their hypocrisy is oozing from every pore.  Imagine if a Catholic with “humility, discretion and love for the Church and her teaching, in a sincere search for God’s will and a desire to make a more perfect response to it” arrives at traditional Catholicism, what kind of response can be expect from the local bishop and Rome?  If you want to know read our OPEN LETTERS!

 

10. If, as a result of the process of discernment, undertaken with “humility, discretion and love for the Church and her teaching, in a sincere search for God’s will and a desire to make a more perfect response to it” (AL 300). a separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (see AL, notes 336 and 351).

Bishops Charles J Scicluna and Mario Grech, Guide for the Interpretation of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia: An Invitatiion to the Bishops of Merciful Hearts.  This book received semi-official approbation by being favorably reviewed in L’Osservatore Romano, Italian edition, January 2017.

 

Pope says Schonborn interpretation on Communion for remarried is the final word

April 16, 2016 LifeSiteNews – On the flight returning from Greece, Pope Francis was asked if the Apostolic Exhortation (Amoris Laetitia) contained a "change in discipline that governs access to the sacraments" for Catholics who are divorced and remarried. The Pope replied, “I can say yes, period.” Adding, however, that this would be "too small" of an answer, the Pope then urged reading the presentation of Cardinal Schönborn, calling Schönborn a “great theologian who knows the doctrine of the Church.”

"In that presentation your question will have the answer," the pope concluded.

Schonborn’s presentation boiled down Pope Francis’ more than 60,000 words in the exhortation to 3000, but in that short space made sure to include the “smoking footnote” being seen as the opening of the door to Holy Communion to Catholics living in second unions where annulment from the first union was not possible.  The position contradicts Pope St. John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio as well as the Catechism of the Catholic Church.( as well as divine positive law and the constant immemorial universal tradition of the Catholic Church in all her rites without exception whatsoever) [……]

 

Fr. Samuel Waters sent a LETTER to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia on November 29.  The LETTER is now posted on the OPEN LETTERS web page.  No reply is expected from Archbishop Chaput because he does not appear to be the kind of man who is likely to ever repent which is not always easy.  Outside of a repentance, no reasonable reply to Fr. Waters' letter is possible.   

 

Christopher Ferrara of American Catholic Lawyers Association, John Vennari editor of Catholic Family News, and Michael Matt editor of the Remnant have written an Open Letter to Pope Francis addressing a litany of his offensive acts and comments against the Catholic Faith since becoming pope after the resignation of Benedict/Ratzinger.  There is nothing new in the Letter that has not been posted on our bulletin but to read them compiled together is a fresh and sobering reminder of the damage that Pope Francis continues to do on a daily basis against our holy religion.  Remember that the two greatest tests by God, that of the angels under Lucifer and the Israelites under the Pharisees, required those who would be faithful to God to disobey God's lawfully constituted authority.  Unconditional obedience is owed to God alone.  Obedience to man is only a virtue when directed by and in accordance with the virtue of Religion.  No one of whatever dignity has the authority to violate the virtue of Religion.

 

The statues of St. Francis with the stigmata in the nave, St. Clement Mary Hofbauer in the vestibule, and St. Maria Goretti in the community room have been erected in our chapel.  The Mission will also soon have the statues of St. John the Baptist, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, and St. Joachim when their restorations are completed.

 

The following “announcement” has been posted on the Mission web page since the election of Pope Francis.  There is no reason to take it down or amend it in any way, especially in light of the recent attacks on the Sacrament of Matrimony that have been supported by Pope Francis.  We pray for the Pope so that we may not share in the punishment that will certainly follow upon this sin and objective scandal. 

“Pope Francis has almost daily since his election last month shown a studied contempt for the Ecclesiastical Traditions of our Church. It is good that the wolf looks and acts like a wolf.  The Traditional Catholics, grounded in true Hope, ‘know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.’ (Rom. 8: 28) Therefore, no matter how stupid, blind, incompetent, or willfully malicious the helmsman may be, God is still in charge of His Church and His providential care will be accomplished willy-nilly.  The coming chastisement will separate the hirelings from the shepherds.”

 

Pope Francis and SSPX superior Bishop Fellay met Friday evening in Rome.  Greg Burke, Vatican Press Office vice-director, announced on Monday that a meeting took place in the Casa Santa Marta on Friday, April 1, between Pope Francis and the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X. We have learned that it was a very positive meeting.  Apparently, Pope Francis was impressed by +Fellay's incompetency displayed during his interview on Conflict Zone!  

The question that must be asked of +Fellay is: “When and where did he make the 1989 Profession of Faith and the Oath of Fidelity to the ‘authentic magisterium’ of the conciliar popes?”  It awaits to be seen if he is able to bring the rank and file to agree with his accommodation of error.

 

Amoris Laetitia, “On Love in the Family,” an act of the 'authentic magisterium' of Pope Francis, an apostolic exhortation that presents his findings and conclusions from the two synods, which threw open to discussions setteled moral and doctrinal questions of Catholic revealed truth, was released April 8.  Pope Francis gave the honor of presenting the document to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P. of Vienna, Austria, who is a recognized apologist for the homosexual heresy, and Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretariat of the synod of bishops. Baldisseri was the man who ordered the interception of the book, Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in the Extraordinary Synod last October. The book is a collection of essays by five Cardinals and four other scholars in defense of Catholic truth regarding the sacraments that was written in response to heretical opinions in Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book, The Gospel of the Family.

Amoris Laetitia, as expected, overturns the Catholic doctrinal and moral teaching on the sacrament of Marriage and by directly endorsing situation ethics which is morally repugnant to all faithful Catholics.  As said before, this will eliminate conservative Catholicism.  The problem facing Catholics who have been faithful to the doctrinal and ecclesiastical traditions of the Catholic Church is to make conservative Catholics, who are just now rejecting the novelties and corruptions of Francis, understand that the answer to the problem is not a return to the novelties and corruptions of Benedict and John Paul II.  Neither of these two conciliar popes could or would offer any principled objection to Pope Francis who is just travelling a little further down the same road! 

 

A Letter was sent to Bishop Ronald Gainer in response to his comments to the York Daily Record after the Palm Sunday story.  A copy of the letter is available in the vestibule.

 

Bishop Richard Williamson and Bishop Jean-Michel Faure consecrated Dom Thomas Aquinas, Prior of the  Holy Cross Monastery in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, as a bishop on March 19, 2016.

 

It has come to our attention that Virgil Bradley (Gabriel) Tetherow is reforming the suppressed order of Servants of St. Francis and using favorable comments made from our Mission that have long ago been retracted and apologized for.  Therefore we are republishing our assessment of the character of Tetherow for a public warning. TETHEROW

 

Recently posted Letter to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was sent on December 15, 2015 on the occasion  of Pope Francis' declaration, in an act of his “authentic magisterium,” condemning “Catholic fundamentalism” as a “disease” of ‘Godless idolatry’ afflicting “many Catholics” for believing in “Absolute Truth.”

 

The Synod on the Family was a sham from beginning to end and will undoubtedly go down as the greatest corruption of Catholic doctrine and morals in the history of the Church.  It was in fact a very crude attempt by Pope Francis to give the appearance of popular collegial support for the corruption he has militantly imposed upon the Catholic faithful.  For nearly two years since Pope Francis’ public praise of Cardinal Kasper’s theological novelties, Pope Francis has lead an opened discussion on settled moral and doctrinal questions that he does not possess the authority or power to change.  This has done incalculable damage to Catholic Truth.  Those who give only tacit support to this corruption will pay the worst of all penalties.  Every heretic always attacks the doctrine of Marriage because Matrimony is the metaphor that God employs to describe His unbreakable union with His Church as a whole and with each individual faithful Catholic as well.  Since heretics have broken union with God they cannot abide the integrity of the metaphor. 

 

The Letter from Fr. Samuel Waters to Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect for the Clergy, and copied to Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, Prefect for the Doctrine of the Faith, sent last March 25, 2015, has been posted on the Mission web page.  This Letter was refused delivery by Cardinal Stella and accepted by Cardinal Muller.  Whatever 'clergy' that Cardinal Stella is the Prefect over, it apparently does not exercise jurisdiction over Catholic priests, or his duty would have required him to accept this letter.

 

To conservative Catholics who have enough Catholic sense to repent of Francis but not enough Catholic sense to stop yearning for the “good old days” of Benedict/Ratzinger.

COMMENT: As Pope Pius XII explained in Humani Generis, it is impossible to affirm the Catholic dogma that the “Lord Jesus Christ... is consubstantial with the Father” or the Catholic dogma of Transubstantiation, if the concept of “substance” is rejected in the same sense used by scholastic theologians found in the perennial realist philosophical tradition and fixed by its usage in Catholic dogma. 

Benedict/Ratzinger denies the meaning of “substance” and then, he necessarily denies the dogma of the True Presence. Benedict/Ratzinger’s entire “hermeneutic of reform” vs. the “hermeneutic of rupture” is predicated upon accepting his Neo-Modernist philosophy which, in the end, denies the term substance and replaces it with the accident of relationship.

There is no philosophical difference between Benedict/Ratzinger and his chosen replacement Francis who marks, as Benedict/Ratzinger predicted in December before his abdication, the “beginning of the new Church and the end of the old.” The only difference between the two, apart from superficial style, is that Francis is wholly formed by the Novus Ordo Church and suffers no misgivings of conscience about the direction he is dragging the Church because he knows no other way. Those conservative Catholic who are nostalgic for a return of Benedict/Ratzinger or John Paul II in the face of Francis’ infidelities are even more superficial than Francis! 

 

Some even say that the doctrine of transubstantiation, based on an antiquated philosophic notion of substance, should be so modified that the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist be reduced to a kind of symbolism, whereby the consecrated species would be merely efficacious signs of the spiritual presence of Christ and of His intimate union with the faithful members of His Mystical Body.

Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis

 

 “…the medieval concept of substance has long since become inaccessible to us. In so far as we use the concept of substance at all today we understand thereby the ultimate particles of matter, and the chemically complex mixture that is bread certainly does not fall into that category.” 

Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future, p. 14

 

“Eucharistic devotion such as is noted in the silent visit by the devout in church must not be thought of as a conversation with God. This would assume that God was present there locally and in a confined way. To justify such an assertion shows a lack of understanding of the Christological mysteries of the very concept of God. This is repugnant to the serious thinking of the man who knows about the omnipresence of God. To go to church on the ground that one can visit God who is present there is a senseless act which modern man rightfully rejects.”

Joseph Ratzinger, Die Sacramentale Begrundung Christliche Existenz

 

 

Planned Parenthood’s Director of Medical Services, Deborah Nucatola, M.D., has been captured on video discussing the PP practice of selling baby body parts for profit procured by partial birth abortions, both practices of which are violations of U.S. positive law.  The U.S. Supreme Court overturned any reference to Natural Law in Casey vs. Planned Parenthood as a basis for determining the morality of U.S. law, so U.S. law is no longer limited to the imagination but is grounded upon pure arbitrary fantasy.  Anyone who thinks ‘homosexual marriage’ and infant ritual murder are protected “rights” under the U.S. constitution cannot have too much a problem with infant cannibalism. We should not be too surprised because it was historically the practice to eat body parts of victims of ritual murder.  The video should be widely distributed to as many as possible before the national morality becomes entirely jaded and justifies this disgusting practice.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxwVuozMnU

 

Msgr. William Lynn, the former director for clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been sent back to jail. Lynn was freed last year after an appeals court overturned his conviction on child endangerment charges relating to Philadelphia Archdiocese’s sex-abuse scandal. On April 25, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned that reversal and reinstated the original conviction — saying that the child endangerment statute applied to Lynn even though he did not directly supervise the welfare of the child victims in the scandal. The Supreme Court said that Lynn:

•  ”Mollified victims of sexual abuse by falsely telling them their allegations were being seriously investigated and that the particular priest would never again be assigned around children, despite knowing that the priests under his supervision would merely be reassigned to another parish with no ministry restrictions on contact with children.”

• “Informed parishioners that the priests he transferred were moved for health reasons, leaving the welfare of children in jeopardy.”

• “Routinely disregarded treatment recommendations for priests.”

• “Failed to inform the relocated priest’s new supervisor about abuse allegations.”

• “Took no action to ensure that the abusive priest was kept away from children at his new assignment.”

• “Suppressed complaints and concerns by the colleagues of the priests; all with the knowledge that sexually abusive priests rarely had only one victim and that all of these actions would endanger the welfare of the diocese’s children.”

• “Finally, and even more egregiously, when (Lynn) was contacted by law enforcement, he misrepresented facts to thwart their investigation of these priests, and their crimes.”

 

The following “announcement” has been posted on the Mission web page since the election of Pope Francis.  There is no reason to take it down or amend it in any way, especially in light of the recent attacks on the Sacrament of Matrimony, the promotion of the homosexual heresy, and the Gaia cult of earth worship that have been supported by Pope Francis.  We pray for the Pope so that he may repent and not suffer the punishment that will certainly follow upon these sins. 

“Pope Francis has almost daily since his election last month shown a studied contempt for the Ecclesiastical Traditions of our Church. It is good that the wolf looks and acts like a wolf.  The Traditional Catholics, grounded in true Hope, ‘know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints’ (Rom. 8: 28). Therefore, no matter how stupid, blind, incompetent, or willfully malicious the helmsman may be, God is still in charge of His Church and His providential care will be accomplished willy-nilly.  The coming chastisement will separate the hirelings from the shepherds.”

 

The OPEN LETTERS of FR. SAMUEL WATERS now include the Letter to Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which has the Arguments addressing the moral, doctrinal, and canonical deficiencies of Archbishop Charles Chaput's “Decree of Excommunication” as well as his calumny, offered without evidence, that Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission is a “schismatic organization.”  Also posted for viewing is the LETTER of reply from the CDF written by Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P. and Fr. Waters' reply to Archbishop Di Noia.  This is the same Di Noia who argued the Vatican's alleged 'doctrinal' dispute with the SSPX.  The Letters speak for themselves and really require no additional comment.  They are themselves a clear revelation of the character of each author.

Open Letters between Fr. Waters and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the CDF

 

Current Catholic Controversies: This link is to three arguments posted on the traditional Catholic forum, Angelqueen, by Br. Joseph, a Third Order Dominican and defender of Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Mission.  The arguments were posted at the time of that the SSPX was given the 'Doctrinal Preamble.'  They are being reposted in light of the recent letter Fr. Samuel Waters received from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which appeals to the “authentic magisterium.”  The important discussion concerns the “Lumen Gentium, the1989 Profession of Faith and the Authentic Magisterium.” 

 

Fr. Luigi Villa, Th.D. authored the book, Paul VI - Beatified?, which derailed the process of Paul V's beatification until it was resuscitated by Pope Francis.  It is a book every Catholic should be familiar with to understand what kind of man gave us the Novus Ordo Church that has just declared him “blessed.”

 

 

Comment on the Widening Schism after the Synod on the Family:

After the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostles were directed to return to the Cenacle to await the coming of the Holy Ghost that would inaugurate the Catholic Church as the one and only means of salvation by uniting each individual by grace to the very person of Jesus Christ by charity through virtue of faith and the sacrament of baptism.  Still standing was the Jewish Temple with its priesthood, government, and rites of worship.  The Jewish Catholics who made up the membership of the early Church continued to observe the old-covenant prescriptions for some time.  That time came to an end when, as prophesized by Jesus Christ, the providence of God destroyed forever what God Himself had established, the temple, and with it, the Levitical priesthood.

Analogously, since the close of Vatican II, there have existed under one authority two incongruent and distinct claimants to true Catholic doctrine and true worship.  These are the Novus Ordo Church directed by dedicated Modernists and those Catholics who remain faithful to Tradition in both doctrine and worship. 

There is a third group who call themselves “Catholic” who try to keep one foot in both camps.  They are identified as Conservative Catholics.  This group has maintained conformity with Novus Ordo Church in practice while trying to reconcile this practice with faithful adherence to Catholic doctrine.  The fact that this cannot be successfully done in the great majority of cases is demonstrated by the failure of Conservative Catholics to keep their own children faithful to their baptismal vows.

Now the corruption of Modernist theology under Pope Francis has infected Catholic morality in a formal matter with the attack on the sacrament of Matrimony and the accommodation of the homosexual heresy.  This will end Conservative Catholicism once and for all.  Either Conservatives will become formal Modernist or they will become formal Traditionalists.  This is the casting of the die.  There is no more sitting on the fence any longer trying to believe Catholic doctrine while corrupting Catholic immemorial ecclesiastical traditions.  There will be no more searching for the “right” priest or the “right” indult church to attend.  It will be a refreshing breath of air; a clarity of vision for everyone. 

Unfortunately at the same time, it will be a source of great sorrow.  The great majority of Conservative Catholics will become formal Modernists.  They have been so habituated to compromise in practice that it is almost certain that they will find some way to become even more supine than they already are.  The sorrowful part of this coming division is that it will be the former Conservative-now Modernists who will be the most aggressive opponents and persecutors of Catholic Tradition.  Every faithful Catholic to Tradition will suffer under this coming persecution and, what is more sorrowful, experience the loss of family and friends to the Modernist camp. 

 

 

Priests who see insults offered to God and remain silent are called by Isaias “mute dogs.” But to these mute dogs shall be imputed all the sins that they could have – but have not prevented....  Hence, St. Leo adds: “The priest who does not withdraw another from error proves that he is himself involved in it.”

St. Alphonsus De Liguori

 

Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it.

Pope St. Felix III

 

 

Fast-Track Catholic Divorce

COMMENT: Pope Francis the Humble and Merciful has instituted Fast-Track Catholic Divorce to begin on December 8 for the “Year of Mercy”.  The divorced and remarried, who are in a state of objective adultery, are now identified as the Church’s “poor” to whom the bishops must exercise a ‘preferential option’.  A new ground for “nullity” has been invented being the lack of “faith” which all of Pope Francis’ predecessors were too blind to see, or just too unmerciful to forgive.  So now, those who do not have the “faith” are to be granted a Catholic divorce so they can regularize their new “marriages” which were received without faith and then be admitted to the Church and receive communion which they do not believe in?  It will be Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto at the Roman Rota who will be implementing the Catholic divorce for Pope Francis through the local ordinaries.  He is calling for a “metànoia” of the Catholic bishops to the new divorce regulations so that they will be seen as the will of God and the operation of the Holy Ghost “who speaks through Francis.”  This sounds very much like the sin against the Holy Ghost which Jesus Christ warned against.  The coming schism will clearly distinguish Catholic faithful from Novus Ordites.

So, with this fundamental law, Francis makes a real beginning to his reform: by putting the poor at the center, that is, the divorced and remarried, considered set apart and distant, and asking bishops for a true and proper metànoia. That is to say, a “conversion”, a change of mentality which convinces and sustains them in following the invitation of Christ, present in their brother, the Bishop of Rome, to pass from the restricted number of a few thousand annulments to that immeasurable [number]of unfortunates who might have a declaration of nullity — because of evident of absence of faith as a bridge to knowledge and thus to the free will [necessary]to give sacramental consent — but are left on the outside by the current system. [.…]

But how will the bishops or eparchs, most of all in large dioceses, be able to guarantee, at least in part and as a sign, their role as shepherds and judges?  What is important is that the spirit of collegiality and communion among bishops under obedience to the Pontiff, begins to permeate the hearts and minds of the shepherds. The faithful are waiting with eagerness and love for such a metànoia and will nonetheless be patient in the Lord when faced with the good faith of their shepherds. The Jubilee Year of Mercy expects this sign of humble obedience (on the part of the Churches’ shepherds) to the Spirit who speaks to them through Francis.

Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, the Dean of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota

 

Bishop Gainer’s Comment – Apparently he did not read the fine print.  The new regulations in fact do “alter the… grounds on which annulments are granted,” that is, “evidence of absence of faith.”

The reforms announced by our Holy Father will simplify and in some cases quicken the process for obtaining an annulment though the Diocese of Harrisburg. This will aid us in our mission of compassionate healing to those in failed marriages and in our concern for the salvation of souls. We see these changes as procedural in nature. They do not alter the teaching of the Catholic Church on the permanency of marriage or the grounds on which annulments are granted. The Diocese of Harrisburg, through our Tribunal, remains committed to walking with those on a path of peace and reconciliation with our merciful Lord. 

Bishop Ronald Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg

 

 

COMMENT: Laudato Si’ represents a change in appearance in neo-modernism's liberation theology.  Liberation Theology's purpose was to enroll Catholic doctrine and morality in the service of Marxist Ideology.  Laudato Si’s purpose is to enroll Catholic doctrine and morality in the service of the Gaia cult of earth worship.  Wisdom is the perfect knowledge about the most important things in there right order of reference.  Laudato Si’ is an overthrow of Wisdom.  Even when the document speaks of some Catholic truth, it is never in the proper order of reference.

Once again, the Novus Order Regime in Rome endorses the United Nations call for One World Government ruling a “noble and generous society” based upon a “genuine and profound humanism” and thus, repudiates the gospel message of the true “social teaching of the Church” to promote and defend the social Kingship of Jesus Christ! 

As Benedict XVI has affirmed in continuity with the social teaching of the Church: “To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago.”  […….] Here, continuity is essential, because policies related to climate change and environmental protection cannot be altered with every change of government. Results take time and demand immediate outlays which may not produce tangible effects within any one government’s term. That is why, in the absence of pressure from the public and from civic institutions, political authorities will always be reluctant to intervene, all the more when urgent needs must be met. To take up these responsibilities and the costs they entail, politicians will inevitably clash with the mindset of short-term gain and results which dominates present-day economics and politics. But if they are courageous, they will attest to their God-given dignity and leave behind a testimony of selfless responsibility. A healthy politics is sorely needed, capable of reforming and coordinating institutions, promoting best practices and overcoming undue pressure and bureaucratic inertia. It should be added, though, that even the best mechanisms can break down when there are no worthy goals and values, or a genuine and profound humanism to serve as the basis of a noble and generous society. 

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, On earth worship, global warming, etc.

 

The ‘1989 Profession of Faith’ - Which demands in a Catholic creed the unconditional “submission of the will and the intellect,” or as Lumen Gentium says, submission of the “soul,” to the purely human and arbitrary authority of the Pope, is enforced upon only Faithful Catholics and no one else!

COMMENT: The one “non-negotiable point” in the Vatican’s dealing with the SSPX is the “1989 Profession of Faith” which demands from Catholics the unconditional submission of the “will and the intellect,” or as Lumen Gentium describes it, unconditional submission of the “soul,” to whatever the “authentic (ordinary) magisterium” opines.  This exercise of the “authentic (ordinary) magisterium” is the pope teaching by his grace of state to which submission must always and necessarily be conditional and not to his teaching by virtue of the attribute of infallibility which Jesus Christ has endowed His Church.  The “1989 Profession of Faith” demands that the Faithful give to a man what can and must only be given to God.

And just for the record, Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis taught nothing of the kind nor was Human Generis cited as an authoritative reference in Lumen Gentium for this novel teaching!  Every example cited by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis demanding submissive obedience by the Faithful to the Holy Father regards his teaching by the ‘authentic ordinary and universal Magisterium’ which is always infallible.

 

Jean-Marie Dumont: What is, therefore, the non-negotiable point?

Archbishop Guido Pozzo: That which is essential, that to which we cannot renounce, is adherence to the Professio fidei and to the principle according to which it is only to the magisterium of the Church that was entrusted by the Lord the faculty of authentic interpreting, that is, with the authority of Christ, the written and transmitted word of God. It is the Catholic doctrine, recalled by Vatican II (Dei Verbum, 10), but already expressly taught by Pius XII in the encyclical Humani Generis. This means that the Magisterium, while it is not of course above Scripture and Tradition, is nevertheless the authentic instance that judges the interpretations on Scripture and Tradition, from whichever part they may come.

“Consequently, if there are no different degrees of authority and adherence of the faithful to her teachings - as the Vatican II dogmatic constitution Lumen Gentium (25) declares - no one can place himself above the Magisterium. I earnestly think and hope that, in this doctrinal framework that I have just explained, we will be able to find the point of convergence and common agreement, because this specific issue is a doctrinal point belonging to the Catholic faith, and not to a legitimate theological discussion or to pastoral criteria.

Archbishop Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission of Ecclesia Dei and a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in an interview with the French magazine Famille Chrétienne, October 20, 2014, responding to a question regarding the Vatican negotiations with the SSPX.

 

The “mess,” the “great disorder,” the “trouble in the dioceses,” is already here!

I want to tell you something. What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess. We knew that in Rio there would be great disorder, but I want trouble in the dioceses!  I want to see the church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools or structures. Because these need to get out!

Pope Francis at World Youth Day, Brazil

 

The “New Evangelization” and the “New Ecclesial Realities”

The “new evangelization” identifies “new ecclesial realities” as the “work of the Holy Spirit” and thus, regards them as the means by which God will bring about a rebirth of Christian faith since the collapse following Vatican II.  These “ecclesial realities” include such entities as the Neocatechumenal Way, Communion and Liberation, the Focolare Movement, and the Charismatic Renewal.  They all embody the novel teachings of Vatican II, which the hierarchy denies as having any causal relationship with the collapse of faith that the “new ecclesial realities” are expected to restore.  These “ecclesial realities” have developed more in Europe and Latin America than in the United States.  The obvious reason for this is that the U. S. is already a religious pluralistic society that has similar entities as these “ecclesial realities” in every city.  The Masonic brotherhood religion for world peace has a lot in common with Focolare.  The Neocatechumenal Way is comparable to a Baptist Evangelical church with a Lutheran theological conception of the Holy Eucharist.  The common thread among all these “ecclesiastical realities” is that they seek an encounter with Jesus Christ without the burden of dogma or the moral imperatives and duties that dogma imposes.  Cardinal Ratzinger nevertheless, at the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements, May 27, 1998, compared these “ecclesial realities” to St. Anthony of the Desert and the early monastic movement, to St. Francis and St. Dominic, St. Ignatius and the Jesuits, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Catherine of Siena.  John Paul II addressed them on the vigil of Pentecost in 1998 and said:

 

“With the Second Vatican Council, the Comforter recently gave the Church, which according to the Fathers is the place 'where the Spirit flourishes' (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 749), a renewed Pentecost, instilling a new and unforeseen dynamism. Whenever the Spirit intervenes, he leaves people astonished. He brings about events of amazing newness; he radically changes persons and history. This was the unforgettable experience of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council during which, under the guidance of the same Spirit, the Church rediscovered the charismatic dimension as one of her constitutive elements: 'It is not only through the sacraments and the ministrations of the Church that the Holy Spirit makes holy the people, leads them and enriches them with his virtues. Allotting his gifts according as he wills (cf. 1 Cor 12:11), he also distributes special graces among the faithful of every rank.... He makes them fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church' (Lumen gentium, n.12). […….] Today the Church rejoices at the renewed confirmation of the prophet Joel's words which we have just heard: 'I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh' (Acts 2:17). You, present here, are the tangible proof of this 'outpouring' of the Spirit. Each movement is different from the others, but they are all united in the same communion and for the same mission. Some charisms given by the Spirit burst in like an impetuous wind, which seizes people and carries them to new ways of missionary commitment to the radical service of the Gospel, by ceaselessly proclaiming the truths of faith, accepting the living stream of tradition as a gift and instilling in each person an ardent desire for holiness.[….] In our world, often dominated by a secularized culture which encourages and promotes models of life without God, the faith of many is sorely tested, and is frequently stifled and dies. Thus we see an urgent need for powerful proclamation and solid, in-depth Christian formation. There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world! There is great need for living Christian communities! And here are the movements and the new ecclesial communities: they are the response, given by the Holy Spirit, to this critical challenge at the end of the millennium. You are this providential response.”

John Paul II, speech addressing “ecclesial movements and new communities.”  May 30, 1998, Vigil of Pentecost

 

Now, Pope Francis, who has recently taken credit for introducing the Charismatic Renewal into Argentina, again addressed these “new ecclesial realities” on the vigil of Pentecost and he looks to them as the hope for the “new evangelization.”  Pope Francis, who has knelt before Protestant evangelical charismatics to receive their “blessing,” cannot possible have any clue whatsoever regarding the discernment of spirits. 

 

At the funeral for Fr. Luigi Giussani, the founder of the “ecclesial reality,” Communion and Liberation, Cardinal Joesph Ratzinger said, “Fr. Giussani always kept the eyes of his life and of his heart fixed on Christ.  In this way, he understood that Christianity is not an intellectual system, a packet of dogmas, a moralism, Christianity is rather an encounter, a love story; it is an event.”  It was Jesus Christ who said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)  This is the necessary condition of “love.”  And only when that necessary condition is fulfilled will Jesus, “ask the Father, and He shall give you another Paraclete, and He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of truth.”  St. Francis and Peter Waldo embraced the radical poverty of Jesus Christ but they were of entirely different spirits.  Only St. Francis possessed the “Spirit of truth.”  He was a saint, Waldo, a heretic.  There is no encounter with Jesus Christ without believing His revealed truth, that is, all dogmas that are formal objects of Divine and Catholic faith, and keeping His commandments.  Whoever sets opposition between Jesus Christ and the truth He revealed and the commandments He gave does not know Jesus Christ and does not possess the Holy Ghost, the “Spirit of Christ.”   “Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.”(Rom. 8: 9)  None of the saints identified by Cardinal Ratzinger ever held any of our articles of faith or our ecclesiastical traditions in contempt as these “new ecclesial realities” clearly have done.  And every one of these saints gave evidence of personal holiness and performed remarkable miracles as a testimony to the truth of their mission.  The winter of Vatican II will be getting colder and darker.


 

 

The Neocatechumenal Way = Evangelical Lutheranism with a Mariachi Twist

The Neocatechumenal Way

- A Fearful Danger to the Faith -

FATHER ENRICO ZOFFOLI

April 1995, Christian Order

“I charge thee,( ... ): preach the word, persevere in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

“For the day will come when they will no longer endure sound doctrine, but, after their own lusts, men shall surround themselves with teachers, having itching ears. And they shall refuse to listen to the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

“But watch thou attentively, know how to endure afflictions, do thy works as an evangelist, carry out thy ministry” [2 Tim 4, 1-5]

DOCTRINAL ERRORS

We have been able to identify these in the above-mentioned typewritten texts reserved for the Catechists and kept secret not only from the public but also from the faithful committed to the Way.

They concern ideas which cannot be shared by many Neocatechumenals and seem above all to be ignored especially by those who, devoid of theology, are not in a position to judge their orthodoxy with the necessary competence.

The accusation of heresy is aimed at the doctrinal positions, not the persons, whom we still regard as worthy of respect and who can be inspired by the best intentions.

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1. SIN: man cannot avoid committing it, in the same way as he can neither accomplish good nor acquire merits for himself;

conversion is possible only as recognition, by everyone, of their own moral poverty, not as a determined wish to correct one's faults which sanctity tends to realize;
- sin cannot offend God, and man does not incur the duty to expiate it by satisfying the requirements of His justice.

2. REDEMPTION: Jesus has not brought this about by liberating man from his faults and reconciling him with God;

- the passion and death of Christ has not been a true sacrifice offered to the Father in order to remedy sin and to redeem man;
- Jesus saved the world by virtue of His Resurrection: in order to enjoy the fruits of His work it is enough to confess to be sinners and to believe in the power of the risen Christ.

3. THE CHURCH was not founded by Christ as his only Sheepfold: it is also possible to save oneself by following other religions;

the Church is not a juridical and hierarchical society, but a spiritual, charismatic one;
- in it there is not found a priesthood derived from the sacrament of the Order - as it is sufficient to have the Baptism which, incorporating all the believers in Christ, makes them participants of His priestly dignity.

4. THE MASS is not a “sacrifice”: the Church, at the altar, does not offer to God any Victim;

- in place of the altar, there is nothing but the table, which in the Eucharist allows a festive party to be celebrated among brothers united by the same faith in the Resurrection;
- the consecrated bread and wine are only the symbol of the presence of the risen Christ which unites the fellow-guests by communicating their own spirit, thus making them participants in his triumph over death;
- the Mass, thus conceived, is not celebrated by the priest, but by the Assembly, from which “springs the Eucharist.”

5. EUCHARISTIC WORSHIP does not have any meaning, it negates the true, real and substantial presence of Christ under the sacramental species. Acts of faith such as genuflections before the Tabernacle, frequent Communions, hours of adoration, benedictions, processions, congresses, etc. are not therefore justified.

6. CONFESSION is reduced to the sacrament of Baptism: their distinction does not go back to the primitive Church:

- the Church ”gestates and leads to the conversion.” “The important thing is not the absolution” of the priest, because the value of the confession is essentially its community and ecclesial nature;
in the ”passages” and in the, scrutinies the acknowledgement of one's transgressions, including the serious ones, is public, as can still be the case during the redditio.”

7THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, as a voluntary effort of self-discipline, and therefore an exercise and progress in virtue, is an illusion;

- everyone remains intrinsically a sinner, incapable of obtaining true justice as a perfection of the love of God and of one's fellow creatures;
- on the other hand, Jesus has not been presented to anyone as a ”model” to be imitated;
- He has commanded that we should actually hate our parents, brothers, relatives etc, not just, if necessary, to be prepared to prefer Him to them;
- in order to follow Christ, we need to sell our own goods; but, once this renunciation has been accomplished, it is permissible to acquire others and to enjoy all the pleasures of life. “Poverty” as understood by St. Francis, is inspired by the ”natural religion,” and was also practiced by the pagans: it is not a Christian virtue;
- Jesus, having suffered for us, has made our sufferings superfluous, therefore the austerities of the ascetics, the slow martyrdom of the Saints and the religious life itself, involving the effective practice of the evangelical counsels, are not justifiable;
- eternal salvation is offered freely to all by the mercy of God, who forgives everything. Hell should not exist, nor should one speak of Purgatory, of prayers and of indulgences for the dead.

8THE HISTORY of the true Church founded by Christ comes to an end with the Pax Constantinia and does not resume its course until the 20th century with the Second Vatican Council, having remained frozen for about 1,600 years ... ;

- in this long interval, the exercise of the triple power of the hierarchical Church (teaching, sanctification, guidance) would have been improper, illegitimate ... ; and in particular the Council of Trent would be responsible for the paralysis of the Church, determined to fix formulae of faith, liturgical rites, disciplinary, rules ... ;

- the interpretation of the Word of God is not reserved for the Hierarchy, it is possible for all believers: ”the Bible is explained by itself.” This freedom of examination in the exegesis excludes the ecclesiastical Teaching, the tradition of the Elders and the doctrine of the theologies

 

“The media gave a distorted picture of the Second Vatican Council. Now the real spirit of Vatican II needs to be examined.”

Benedict XVI, from his final address to the priests in the diocese of Rome 2-14-2013

Comment:

This impromptu address given to the priest in the diocese of Rome should be read by every Catholic who is faithful to the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.  It is entitled “The Second Vatican Council, as I saw it.”  In it Pope Benedict parrots every modernist nostrum that we have been choking on for the last fifty years, all of which have been thoroughly refuted time and again and many of which could be refuted by Ratzinger’s own writings. 

 

Just one example.  Pope Benedict said in this address that the “Liturgical movement had grown in Western Central Europe as the rediscovery of the richness and depth of the liturgy which hitherto was almost locked with the priest’s Roman Missal while the people prayed with their prayer books…. So the task was to translate the high content, the language of the classical liturgy, into more moving words, that were closer to the heart of the people……. Now (after VC II) the beauty, the depth, the Missal’s wealth of human and spiritual history was rediscovered as well as the need (for) more than one representative of the people… to respond……. A real dialogue between priest and people so that the liturgy of the altar and the liturgy of the people really were one single liturgy, one active participation….. So that the liturgy was rediscovered, renewed.”

 

Compare this with the following:

“What happened after the Council was altogether different: instead of a liturgy, the fruit of continuous development, a fabricated liturgy was put in its place. A living growing process was abandoned and the fabrication started. There was no further wish to continue the organic evolution and maturation of the living being throughout the centuries and they were replaced -- as if in a technical production -- by a fabrication, a banal product of the moment. Gamber, with the vigilance of a true visionary and with the fearlessness of a true witness, opposed this falsification and tirelessly taught us the living fullness of a true liturgy, thanks to his incredibly rich knowledge of the sources. As a man who knew and who loved history, he showed us the multiple forms of the evolution and of the path of the liturgy; as a man who saw history from the inside, he saw in this development and in the fruit of this development the intangible reflection of the eternal liturgy, which is not the object of our action, but which may marvelously continue to blossom and to ripen, if we join its mystery intimately.”

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, from his introduction in the French edition of Monsignor Klaus Gamber’s book, The Reform of the Roman Rite

 

This is just one example.  The entire missive, about ten type-written pages, is nothing but the modernist version of the history of Vatican II where subjective sentiments dominate objective reality.  Soon its lies and distortions will die and be buried with its last protagonist.  “By their fruits, who shall know them” (Matt. 7:16).  It is instructive to see how the vice of pride can be so blinding to facts.  The Church over the last fifty years has gone through the greatest decline in her entire history with no evidence of any meaningful reversal.  Now, the “media” is responsible for the “distorted picture” of VC II?  And now, fifty years later, “the real spirit” can at last “be examined.”  And for this tripe, he gets an ovation by the blighted clergy of Rome for his pretend “humility.”  We can take consolation in the return of Benedict to Ratzinger, that, no matter how bad the next pope may be, we will be dealing with someone who has no personal stake for his legacy in salvaging the disaster that is Vatican II.  

 

Fr. Luigi Villa, Th.D. the author of Vatican II, About Face!, which details the heresies of Vatican II, died November 18 at the age of 95. In his book Fr. Villa explains in detail the following “eight heresies that have been ordained and promoted by this Council”:

1.     The Cult of Man

2.     A New Religion

3.     “New Prophets” of Joy

4.     Idolatry of the World

5.     “Modernism”

6.     “Religious Freedom”

7.     Ecumenism

8.     Universal Salvation

 

 

Pope Benedict XVI demands “acknowledgment” of the ‘authentic magisterium’ as the one “indispensible condition”???

...[T]he entire phrase 'the Holy Father does not intend to leave aside an indispensable condition' [in the Secretariat of State's draft] was cancelled by Benedict XVI and replaced with, [in his own handwriting], 'For a future recognition of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, the full acknowledgment of the Second Vatican Council and of the Magisterium of Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, and of the same Benedict XVI is an indispensable condition.

Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais

COMMENT:  The word “Magisterium” is capitalized in the original.  It should not be because it only refers to the “authentic magisterium” which is a term that refers to the person who holds the papal office and not to any particular teaching.  The Magisterium of the Church is derived from the attribute of Infallibility that Jesus Christ endowed His Church so that He could say, “He who heareth you, heareth Me” (Luke 10, 16).  This power belongs to the Church by its nature and only accidently to the person who occupies the papal office.  The Magisterium of the Church was not employed by Vatican II or the councilar popes for any of the novelties of the last fifty years. This demand of Pope Benedict is asking only that Traditional Catholics “acknowledge” that Vatican II and the post-conciliar popes personally taught something.  It does not distinguish between the truth or the error of what was taught.  If Pope Benedict wants to teach infallibly and bind the “mind and will” of the Catholic faithful to a teaching as a formal object of Divine and Catholic Faith, he can only do so by engaging the Magistrium of the Church.

 

An edited letter sent from the Mission in reply to Dr. E. Michael Jones article, Traditionalism at the End of Its Tether, was published in Culture Wars Magazine. The unedited letter has been posted on the Open Letters page to better clarify the Mission’s position in defense of Catholic tradition. The letter is entitled, Why the SSPX Cannot Effectively Defend Catholic Tradition. 

 

 

In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.

Ecclesiasticus 7:40


 

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“Could You Not Watch One Hour With Me?”

(Matt.26, 40)

“He is The Bread sown in the virgin, leavened in the Flesh, molded in His Passion, baked in the furnace of the Sepulcher, placed in the Churches, and set upon the Altars, which daily supplies Heavenly Food to the faithful.”

St. Peter Chrysologus (400-450)


 

If anyone despises or rejects either written or unwritten ecclesiastical tradition, let him be anathema.

Canon 4, Ecumenical Council of Nicea in 787 A.D

 

Your divine Providence, O God, takes care of all Your creatures as though they were but one, and it takes care of each one as though all others were contained in it.  Oh! If Your Providence were only understood, everyone would forget the things of this world to be united to it. 

St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi


 

“(Dogma must be understood) by the very sense by which it is defined...and...must be held to be by itself a sufficient demonstration, very sure and adapted to all the faithful.”

Blessed Pope Pius IX, Inter Gravissimas, 1870


 

Faithfully do what God expects of you each moment, and leave the rest up to Him.

I assure you that living in this manner will bring you great peace.

St. Jane Francis de Chantal


 

 

Holy peace consists in a union with God’s will, of such a kind that no dissension arises between the will of God and the soul, but they are both one – not in words or in desires alone but in works.  When a soul finds that by doing something it can serve its Spouse better, it listens to no objections raised by its mind, nor to any fears… but allows faith to act, and considers not its own profit nor its own tranquility. 

St. Teresa of Avila

 

All novelty in faith is a sure mark of heresy.  St. Paul cried out aloud, again and again, to all men, to all times, and to all places that, if anyone announces a new dogma, let him be anathematized! 

St. Vincent of Lerins

 

 

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Ordinary Pope Greets Extra-Ordinary Pope!

 

 

The Question: Who is deceived?

One deceives himself who thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is concluded. 

Pope Benedict XVI, May 2010

 

In the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church begins at the top.  

Luigi Cardinal Ciappi, personal theologian to four Popes

 

To save them [poor sinners who are on the road to hell], God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse war will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and against the Holy Father.

To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated… Only Our Lady of the Rosary can help you.

Blessed Virgin Mary to the children at Fatima

 

Priests, my Son's ministers, priests, by their evil life, by their irreverences and their impiety in celebrating the holy mysteries, love of money, love of honor and pleasures, priests have become sewers of impurity. Yes, priests call forth vengeance, and vengeance is suspended over their heads. Woe to priests, and to persons consecrated to God, who by their infidelities and their evil life are crucifying my son anew! The sins of persons consecrated to God cry to heaven and call for vengeance, and now here is vengeance at their very doors, for no longer is anyone found to beg mercy and pardon for the people; there are no more generous souls, there is now no one worthy of offering the spotless Victim to the Eternal on the worlds behalf………Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. 

Our Lady of La Salette to Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud

 

 

 

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Ss. Peter & Paul Chapel

 

 

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St. Vincent de Paul and The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary next to our Patrons

 

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Print of St. Dominic in the Vestibule

 

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St. Elizabeth of Hungry & St. Francis Xavier

 

 

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The Risen Christ & St. Joan of Arc

 

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St. Dominic Savio & St. Teresa of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

 

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St. Jude the Apostle

 

 

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St. Clement Mary Hofbauer

 

 

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Crucifix & St. Joseph in the Community Room

 

 

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St. Anthony of Padua in the Community Room

 

 

Every possible care must be taken to hold fast to that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, and by everyone. He is a genuine Catholic who continues steadfast in the faith, who resolves that he will believe those things - and only those things- which he is sure the Catholic Church has held universally and from ancient times. It is therefore an indispensable obligation for all Catholics to adhere to the faith of the Fathers, to preserve it, to die for it and, on the other hand, to detest the profane novelties of profane men, to dread them, to harass them, and to attack them.

St. Vincent of Lerins Commonitoria, PL 50:637

 

The Holy Spirit has not been promised to the successors of Peter that, under His revelation, they might make known a new doctrine, but in order that, with His assistance, they sacredly preserve and faithfully set forth the revelation transmitted by the Apostles, that is to say, the deposit of the faith. 

Vatican Council I, Pastor Aeternus

 

 


Why the Church Requires Our Prayers for the Sovereign Pontiff

The Holy Ghost, who has guaranteed the infallible purity of the doctrine taught officially from the apostolic Chair, has not pledged himself to protect in a like degree from all failure either the virtue, or the private judgment, or ever the administrative acts of the Sovereign Pontiff… Our Lord has willed that to the prayers of all should be confided the charge of completing His work by obtaining for the successors of Peter such preservative graces as do not of themselves necessarily spring from the divine constitution of the Church. 

Dom Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Feast of St. Leo II

 

 

 

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