The orphaned Eldest Daughter

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Restore Her to Her former beauty and glory!

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/5-of-catholics-in-france-attend-mass

The moral decay and the spritual decline of the French people is a direct result of the French Revolution, the enthronement of reason, for today, not only in France, but all across the Church, deformed consciences and distorted desires rule the day and are enthroned as the basis of a person’s religion. God must bend to the will of the people, they argue vehemently. The Eldest Daughter of the Church is in shambles, objectively. However, the Traditional Catholic presence is indeed strong because today’s Catholics with even a slight sensus Catholicus recognize that something is amiss in the Church, namely that the religion that they are being fed is not authentic, but a fake clone of Protestantism. The Novus Ordo Religion is dying, as it rightfully should be since it is a watered-down religion of Protestantism, Humanism and Modernism, a direct attack upon the Catholic Religion established by God.

By their fruits you will know them. The fruits of this experiment that has been hoisted on the Church this past century are clear as day. Less and less people attend their people-appealing Mass, the Confessionals are empty, devotions are not practiced, sin is not condemned but justified, Catholic doctrine is not taught, the Blessed Sacrament is disrespected and blasphemed, and the list could go on and on. The old was abolished and the new was forced upon the Church. This is the fruits of the Novus Ordo all over the world. Jesus Christ is dethroned and man is glorified. Ultimately, the goal of the Modernists has been to fashion a new religion and a new church, divorced of the True Church that has sanctified men throughout history.

We continue to fight and keep the Catholic Faith. We pray for the restoration of Catholic France, which will be brought about through the intercessions of Our Lady of LaSalette, St. Joan of Arc and the great Archbishop Lefebvre, who heralded from France, beginning the great restoration of the Catholic Church by founding the SSPX to protect, preserve and defend the entirety of Catholic Tradition.

~Damsel of the Faith

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13 thoughts on “The orphaned Eldest Daughter

    1. damselofthefaith Post author

      I am aware and I disagree with his opinions on the SSPX, of course, but he is doing much good for the Church, I think. When I link to his website, it is not an endorsement of all of his positions. Thank you.

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    2. Mark Thomas

      Dear Damsel,

      In many ways, the Church in France is, of course, in shambles. But the collapse of the Church in France was underway decades prior to the establishment of the so-called “Novus Ordo Religion.”

      Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Sunday Mass attendance was on the decline in France. By 1961 A.D., only 25 percent of Catholics in Francis assisted regularly at Sunday Mass.

      Without question, the Church in France in 2017 A.D. is in far more horrific condition as compared to 1961 A.D. But again, as the Church in France moved through the 1940s and 1950s, the rot was deep-set and ready to explode by the time the Church had entered into the 1960s and beyond.

      As I noted on your important blog a few weeks ago (and I know that the following will be disputed), the “Novus Ordoizing” (if you will) of the Church was launched in earnest during the reign of Pope Venerable Pius XII.

      Although he was without question a holy man who had acted in good will (the same applies to his successors), Pope Venerable Pius XII’s radical liturgical reforms, as well as his acceptance of the Ecumenical Movement, had set the stage for Novus Ordoism.

      Therefore, if Catholicism is undergo a profound revival throughout the West and beyond, then Holy Mother Church must permit a rational, charitable (never coarse) discussion/examination of the direction in which She has traveled since the reign of Pope Venerable Pius XII.

      Holy Mother Church must initiate a charitable, yet open and frank discussion in regard to the radical reforms, such as those related to liturgy, ecumenism, interreligious “dialogue,” and Her “opening” to the world, that were launched in earnest (and good will) by Pope Venerable Pius XII and have remained with us since that time.

      The Church must examine whether Her “new orientation” has succeeded as She had desired.

      Unfortunately, the tremendous polarization within the Church has prevented, or at least hindered, the much-needed discussion in question as this faction within the Church berates that faction…and that faction berates this faction…and this faction presents itself as the “true” keepers of the Faith…

      Finally, the following would be of immense assistance to movement to lift the Church from Her current state of collapse:

      Although his proposal was ignored, at least publicly, by Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in 2010 A.D., called upon the Magisterium to issue the following:

      A new Syllabus designed to correct the misinterpretations of Vatican II.

      Bishop Schneider: “Thus there truly is the need for a conciliar Syllabus with doctrinal value…

      “There is need for a new Syllabus, this time directed not so much against errors coming from outside the Church, but against errors spread within the Church on the part of those who maintain a thesis of discontinuity and rupture with its doctrinal, liturgical, and pastoral application. Such a Syllabus would consist of two parts: a part marking errors and a positive part with propositions of doctrinal clarification, completion, and precision.”

      Pax.

      Mark Thomas

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      P.S. Please let us spread the following important information: During the recent pro-life march in Washington, D.C., His Holiness Pope Francis expressed his support for the pro-life participants and the Culture of Life.

      http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-offers-prayers-sends-greetings-to-march-for-life-42575/

      — Pope Francis offers prayers, sends greetings to March for Life

      Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2017 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis offered his greeting to participants at the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C., assuring them of his prayers and imparting his Apostolic Blessing upon all present.

      In a papal telegram from Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father thanked the marchers for their witness to life.

      “Pope Francis sends warm greetings and the assurance of his closeness in prayer to the many thousands of young people from throughout America gathered in the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington for the annual March for Life,” the message said.

      “His Holiness is profoundly grateful for this impressive testimony to the sacredness of every human life.”

      The message quoted a passage from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia: “so great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right…can justify a decision to terminate that life.”

      Pope Francis, the message continued, “trusts that this event, in which so many American citizens speak out on behalf of the most defenseless of our brothers and sisters, will contribute to a mobilization of consciences in defense of the right to life and effective measures to ensure its adequate legal protection.”

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      1. damselofthefaith Post author

        Mark,

        We pray for a Pope who will restore order to the Church. This Pope will retract and anathamize Vatican II, with all of the errors that came forth from it. Then the Church of France and the entire world will see a great reflourishing and restoration.

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  1. David

    I have been reading The Three Conversions In The Spiritual Life by Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. a French theologian who greatly influenced St Pope John Paul The Great. It is a simple yet profound book. (available from Tan) The Church in France will lead us back, because it realized first the falsehoods of modernism and its accompanying heresies.

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    1. Steven C.

      Thank you very much for your good comment, David. Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange was certainly one of the finest theologians of the 20th Century. Agreed as well on the Church in France. With respect, I hesitate to attach “The Great” to Pope John Paul II’s name. We believe that many of the actions in his pontificate were not consistent with Catholic Doctrine and morals. Our position is well-summarized here:
      http://sspx.org/en/remnants-reservations-beatifying-john-paul-ii

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      1. David

        Thanks. I’m a recent convert to The Church, 29 August 2010. I divide my time between a fairly conservative parish in Richmond and a parish served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter. FSSP. They celebrate the Mass in Latin ad orientam. My Confessors are the priests of this parish. When I attend Mass at other parishes, I am shocked at the Novus Ordo liturgies, completely devoid of Latin and in many instances any reverence for The Holy Sacrifice that is the Mass or the True Presence in The Precious Body and Blood.

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      2. Steven C.

        David,
        Perfectly agreed. And the fruits of the “Novus Ordo” are very lacking for similar reasons. We’re so glad you came to the True Faith. Keep on living this good Faith. God bless you!

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    2. Steven C.

      May God bless you for your conversion! We pray that you might ever continue in discovering all of the beautiful traditions of our Holy Church. It’s wonderful that you regularly attend the Traditional Mass and place your trust in more orthodox confessors. You are certainly right about so many modern masses of today, which are a disservice to Our Lord and can even be a danger to one’s Faith. Please note, if you haven’t already, that you are never obliged to attend such masses because of these dangers.

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      1. David

        They are just awful. The Episcopal Church USA came up with a new Book of Common Prayer in 1979 because they wanted to be “relevant”. Now 38 years later, the Episcopal Church USA is all but dead. Granted the analogy between the ECUSA, and the Catholic Church is not perfect, but the decline of reverence in worship, inspired many Episcopalians to question the underpinnings of that church. I was one of them and am a grateful Roman Catholic today.

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  2. Renee

    Today is the feastday of king Chalremagne. The Father of once Catholic Europe.France has devolved into a modern day slum yard! With the decay of the Catholic faith as ushered in by fifty years of Vatican II ecumenism, it’s a wonder if this nation will ever retain her Catholic roots again!

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    1. Steven C.

      Oh, I believe the very many traditional Catholics provide much hope for France’s future! It seems that the SSPX, in particular, makes up a great percentage of those still attending Mass at least weekly. Perhaps the prophesied “Great Monarch” will even hail from France, as it is often claimed that he will be a descendant of St. Louis IX. At any rate, I’m sure that all of the great French saints are looking out for their country!

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