“But with the grace of the Good Lord, it is possible that we will find a solution that will permit us to continue our work without abandoning our Faith, without abandoning that light of which I was speaking to you, which has been that of my forty years as a bishop, which is the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~Sermon of Archbishop Lefebvre on the 40th Anniversary of his Episcopal Consecration, 1987
Bishop Fellay has given an extensive interview to Edward Pentin of National Catholic Register, on the current state of affairs with the SSPX and Rome.
I am of the opinion that the conversion of Rome is not going to be a magical happening, whereby we traditional Catholics sit by quietly and do little to evangelize the universal Church as a whole, calling them back to the tradition that they have lost. This should be our constant endeavor! The “ghetto mentality” is not helping the Universal Church. We must actively convert souls to tradition. God uses the weak and small to confound the proud. I pray that the Society will flourish and advance, in whatever God’s will is for it. I pray that many souls will be fed in the life giving waters of tradition. The restoration will happen slowly, but surely. I recall Ven. Holzahauser saying that the “hand of Almighty God will work a marvelous change, something apparently impossible according to human understanding.” The duty of the Society can be summed up in this, according to what Bishop Fellay has just said: Keep the Catholic Faith and do not compromise.
The SSPX should use what they have to reach out to the wider Church. To do this, we need to be vindicated from the false accusations hurled against us by the Novus Ordo which has given the Society the reputation of a schismatic sect these many years. I think if this were done souls of good will will no longer fear coming to us. Canonical recognition does not imply consent to the counciliar errors and the Novus Ordo. On the contrary, Fr. Fr. François Laisney states, “To understand the principle of St Augustine, one must remember the great truth which Father Calmel often recalled: the head of the Church is Christ; the Pope is only his vicar. It is because the communion with the members of the Church is first of all communion with Christ that it does not harm the goods, so long as they do not consent to the evil. And it is because they forget Christ at the head of the Church that certain persons are so afraid of this communion, paying attention only to the human side of the Church and forgetting the Sacred Heart who is in control of everything in His Church.”
“If my work is of God, he will guard it and use it for the good of His Church. Our Lord has promised us, the gates of Hell shall not prevail against Her.” ~Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Is this quote true or not? Does anyone think God will allow the work of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to be in vain? I think not. This man, almost single handedly, preserved and defended the Faith, the Mass and the Priesthood and bore the price of of such heroism from the Modernists: false censure, criticism and even excommunication and all for keeping the Catholic Faith! I believe this was the man talked of in Prophecy by Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador, who spoke of a prelate who would restore the spirit of his priests.
Comments are invited, but I will not tolerate any slander and insults to Bishop Fellay, his person and most especially the office he holds, that of the Episcopate. If you disagree with the man, taking it to prayer is the best option. Disagreeing respectfully is one thing but hurling rash judgments is quite another.
Pray for the Society, that God will guide them in the correct path to take for the good of the souls in their care, as well as those yet to come, and for the entire Catholic Church, that we will be the coals heaped upon their head, the sign of contradiction, and the bulwark of the truth of our Catholic Tradition of 2,000 years.
I conclude with these words of Archbishop Lefebvre, which is what we are about:
“And I say to you as well: for the glory of the Most Blessed Trinity, for the love of Our Lord
Jesus Christ, for the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the love of the Church, for the love of the pope, for the love of bishops, of priests, of all the faithful, for the salvation of the world, for the salvation of souls, keep this testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Keep the Sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Keep the Mass of All Time!
And you will see civilization reflourish, a civilization which is not of this world, but a civilization which leads to the Catholic City which is heaven.
The Catholic city of this world is made for nothing else than for the Catholic City of heaven.”
And hopefully this time will come soon:
“I do not know how many, only the Good Lord knows how many years it will take for Tradition to find – its rights in Rome – we will be embraced by the Roman authorities, who will thank us for having maintained the Faith in our seminaries, in our families, in civil societies, in our countries, and in our monasteries and our religious houses, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls.” ~Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Episcopal Consecrations sermon, June 30, 1988
An old post wherein I think the SSPX is in Prophecy: https://damselofthefaith.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/they-pull-the-church-down-while-the-sspx-builds-it-up/
May we be always faithful to the one true Faith and may the restoration of the whole Church come about soon, wherein God will again be glorified and worshipped as never before! Amen!
~Damsel of the Faith
“You have the church which is a refuge, and, if I may dare to say so, is a heaven in miniature. You have a sacrifice offered up and consummated; you have the house wherein the Holy Ghost showers down abundant graces; you have the tombs and relics of the martyrs and saints, and many other things which should induce you to return from a state of sin and indifference to that of grace and justice.” ~St. John Chrysostom
“God has promised to be like a wall of fire round those who rightly believe in Him.” ~St. Athanasius
“For nothing more glorious, nothing nobler, nothing surely more honorable can be imagined than to belong to the One, Holy Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church, in which we become members of one Body as venerable as it is unique; are guided by one supreme Head; are filled with one divine Spirit; are nourished during our earthly exile by one doctrine and one heavenly Bread, until at last we enter into the one, unending blessedness of heaven.” ~Pope Pius XII, “Mystici Corporis Christi”, 1943