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Resign, Bishops!

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http://frregisscanlon.com/index.php/2018/07/30/we-finally-know-the-problem-and-solution-to-clergy-sexual-abuse-new-publication/

The presence of homosexual activity among bishops and seminarians was so widespread and connected, especially in seminaries, that it [is] impossible to believe that it was not known to many, if not most, of the bishops in the United States — especially to high-ranking prelates who deal with the daily affairs of the Church like problems in seminaries. Consequently, many are saying that the bishops who knew about this “homosexual predation” upon seminarians — and did nothing to stop it — should resign.

American Bishops,

For the sake of your eternal souls & the millions in your care, leave the Episcopacy! Resign! You have done enough damage with your lies, deceit & cover-ups. You have allowed homosexuals into your seminaries & ordained them with impunity to destroy souls, body & soul.  You have covered it up because your prestige, power & furthering your careers are your gods, if you are not part of the mafia yourselves. You consider yourselves nothing less than businessmen & act in that fashion. WHERE are the true Shepherds?  Why will no one come forward & admit the truth, that the Church has been overtaken by homosexuals for generations, a mafia that passes down their evil, up to our present day?  The Pennsylvania Grand Jury report is about to be released, detailing in hundreds of thousands of pages the corruption, deceit & evil in the state dioceses of Pennsylvania alone.  Bishops, are you going to continue to wait for the storm to pass, implement ridiculous policies & pass the buck?  You are infiltrators.  You have no faith & you don’t even have the common decency to stop ripping apart the Body of Christ.  She is weary & struggling to get up from the fight only to have you continuing to give her death blows.  American Catholics no longer consider you trustworthy, they see through your lies & they want you gone.  You are wolves & you don’t even try to hide in sheep’s clothing anymore.

Good bishops, where are you? Demand the resignation of the wolves within your confreres.  The Catholic world is waiting.  In fact, many Catholics already plan to go to Baltimore for your annual meeting in November to cry out & make their voices heard in protest.  They have had enough.  Are you going to offer balm to the wounds of the Church or walk away?  You should resign too, if you’re that weak & negligent.

I’ll end with this, which clearly demonstrates that we are looking at the evil disciples of these 1,100 men – faithless, apostate homosexuals who infiltrated the Catholic Church. Do you deny it, Bishops?

“Stalin, soon after he came to power, ordered his cronies to invade Catholic seminaries … with young men that had neither faith nor morals. Now … the ideal cases: homosexual. Obviously, you don’t suppose that someone … well, it’s much more complicated, you know, to have an affair with a woman. But if you’re a homosexual, and then it was a tragic mission … . [Dodd] declared publicly — I repeat, publicly — that in the course of the 20 years of activities for the Communists, she recruited some 1,100 young men.”  ~Bella Dodd’s words to Alice von Hildebrand in 1965

Bishops, those of you who are innocent & not a part of this second generation of apostate homosexuals, speak now.  You that have torn asunder the Body of the Church, you are the successors of one apostle – Judas.

Your world must crumble soon & your master will be defeated.  Get behind us, Satan.

~Damsel of the Faith

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Resist & persevere

 

Reform must begin from the top. The restoration will come from a restored, converted clergy.  How will this be done?  Well, the remnant that keeps the Faith will charge forward & persevere without compromise, until God deigns to give us the day of victory.  Resist the heretics, including the one that sits on the Chair of Peter, but always give an account of the Faith that we still adhere to.  So obstinate in their heresy, I’m convinced it will take a “St. Paul moment” to convert the modern Church back to her roots.

May St. John Vianney, whose feast it is, intercede for the Church he loved so well.

https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/many-are-still-asking-who-new-superior-general-39732

An official statement announced his age, his nationality, and the different positions he has filled since his ordination, but journalists are saying he is different from his predecessor.

Fr. Davide Pagliarani responded to this claim in an interview in 2011 with the website of the District of Italy of which he was the superior at the time:

As in any human association, so too in the Society there are different nuances and sensibilities among the various members. To think that it can be otherwise would be a bit childish. Nevertheless, I think that one easily falls into the oversimplifications that you just mentioned if calm good judgment is lost or one speaks on the basis of preconceived prejudices: one ends up creating parties and unthinkingly siding with some rather than others.

To the members of the Society it is clear that the identity of their own congregation is structured around a definite, precise axis that is called Tradition; upon this principle, which is universally shared within the Society, the unity of the Society itself is built, and I think that objectively it is impossible to find a stronger principle of identity and cohesion: precisely this basic cohesion on the essentials is what allows the individuals to have variously nuanced views on any matters of opinion.

Yes, but what is his position on the relations with Rome?

Some observers say he is against them. Fr. Pagliarani answered this claim, too, in the same interview:

The canonical situation in which the Society presently finds itself is the result of its resistance to the errors that infest the Church; consequently, the possibility of the Society arriving at a regular canonical situation does not depend on us but on the hierarchy’s acceptance of the contribution that Tradition can make to the restoration of the Church.

And he explained:

The Roman spirit with which the Society wants to serve the Roman Church (consists in doing) whatever is possible so that the Church can reclaim Her Tradition, starting with Rome itself. The history of the Church teaches us that no universal, effective and lasting reform is possible unless Rome makes that reform its own and it starts from Rome.

The upcoming months will show pressing journalists and anxious observers whether this analysis by Fr. Pagliarani is still that of the new Superior General, or whether the man elected as head of the Society of St. Pius X is now different…

The priests and faithful of Tradition already know the answer.

— Fr. Alain Lorans.
Editorial from Nouvelles de Chrétienté §172, to be published later this month.

Death penalty is now “inadmissible”

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The following is the Pope’s new “teaching” on the death penalty, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Recourse to the death penalty on the part of legitimate authority, following a fair trial, was long considered an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good.  Today, however, there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes. In addition, a new understanding has emerged of the significance of penal sanctions imposed by the state. Lastly, more effective systems of detention have been developed, which ensure the due protection of citizens but, at the same time, do not definitively deprive the guilty of the possibility of redemption. Consequently, the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,” and she works with determination for its abolition worldwide.

Once again, the Pope attacks Church teaching, this time by calling the death penalty always “inadmissable.” It’s simply astounding that these Popes declare 2,000 years of Church teaching wrong.  On what authority?  None, because unjust laws are none at all.  Doctrine does not “develop” as if it has not been infallibly fixed, a requirement for every Catholic to believe & accept in order to call themselves a Catholic.  The man who sits on the Chair of Peter (presuming he does) is not Catholic in any way, shape or form.  You can beat around the bush all you want, but the facts are the facts & the proof is in the pudding, coming out of Rome on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis, going back decades.  Out of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Speaking of the heart…

Francis, what of the unborn children, who have their hearts & mouths ripped apart in their mother’s womb?  Is the dignity of their human life worth putting to death those who kill them?  Just asking.

And did not Christ subject Himself to capital punishment to redeem us?

Answer our questions, Francis. The Church isn’t your personal plaything to throw around & abuse. It’s the house of your children which you are to safeguard & protect.

I post the following, which the Church still teaches, despite what any heretic in Rome says to the contrary.  Taken from none other than the Catechism of the Council of Trent, which still holds true & binding on the faithful:

“Another kind of lawful slaying belongs to the civil authorities, to whom is entrusted power of life and death, by the legal and judicious exercise of which they punish the guilty and protect the innocent. The just use of this power, far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this [Fifth] Commandment which prohibits murder. The end of the [Fifth] Commandment is the preservation and security of human life. Now the punishments inflicted by the civil authority, which is the legitimate avenger of crime, naturally tend to this end, since they give security to life by repressing outrage and violence. Hence these words of David: In the morning I put to death all the wicked of the land, that I might cut off all the workers of iniquity from the city of the Lord.”

Hold fast to Eternal Rome

The Society exhorts traditionalists to hold fast to Eternal Rome. At the end of the day, the objective of this Society is to keep & hand down the Apostolic Faith, in its entirety. We cannot forget that.

At the close of its General Chapter, the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X calls to mind the importance and timeliness of the declaration made by its founder, Marcel Lefebvre, on November 21, 1974.  More than fifty years of the Church’s “self-destruction” allow one fully to appreciate the soundness of that declaration, which the Society embraces in its entirety:

“We hold fast, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, Guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary to preserve this faith, to Eternal Rome, Mistress of wisdom and truth. (…)

No authority, not even the highest in the hierarchy, can force us to abandon or diminish our Catholic Faith, so clearly expressed and professed by the Church’s Magisterium for twenty centuries. (…)

That is why we hold fast to all that has been believed and practiced in the faith, morals, liturgy, teaching of the catechism, formation of the priest and institution of the Church, by the Church of all time; to all these things as codified in those books published before the Modernist influence of the Council. This we shall do until such time that the true light of Tradition dissipates the darkness obscuring the sky of Eternal Rome.”

The Priestly Society of Saint Pius X intends to pursue its principal purpose, which is the priesthood as Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted it, and always to keep the priesthood focused on its very reason for existing: the holy sacrifice of the Mass. The Society is enlivened by the same sentiments as Saint Pius X, its patron saint:

“To eliminate all vain delusions for such, We say to them with emphasis that We do not wish to be, and with the Divine assistance never shall be aught before human society but the Minister of God, of whose authority We are the depositary. The interests of God shall be Our interest, and for these We are resolved to spend all Our strength and Our very life. Hence, should anyone ask Us for a symbol as the expression of Our will, We will give this and no other: “To renew all things in Christ.'” (E supremi apostolatus, October 4, 1903.)

With the same faith and the same hope as this holy pope, the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X, through its preaching and apostolate, proclaims Our Lord Jesus Christ’s dominion over all men and all nations, such that his rights and authority be acknowledged and venerated by all. For this reason the Society continues to work for the triumph of Christ the King and invites all souls of good will to join in this stirring supernatural endeavor.

Sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Ecône

July 21, 2018

A world without God

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https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/cardinal-piacenza-invites-church-leave-mediocrity-behind-39379

Some excellent words from Cardinal Mauro Piazcenza, who was formed under Cardinal Siri.  If the clergy went back to their roots in Catholic tradition, the Church would see improvement. Until that time, She will continue to drown in heresy.

“Woe to a Church that seeks her purpose not in the missionary mandate entrusted to her by Christ, but in a worldly sentiment,” declared Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary, on June 21, 2018.

Cardinal Piacenza gave a sermon in Rome during the Mass celebrated in the church of St. Ignatius, for the jubilee year in honor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga that is being celebrated from March 9, 2018, to March 9, 2019.

The Major Penitentiary spoke out against the false conceptions of the Church and the Faith that are so widespread today.

“If our Faith, the Faith we propose to young people, is no more than a moralizing Deism,” the high-ranking prelate warned, “then Christianity loses all its charm, for it loses the only center that gives meaning to its two-thousand years of history in the world: Jesus Christ, the Savior.”

Cardinal Piacenza foresees that “the real issue in the decades to come will not be ecumenism or intercultural dialogue,” but rather an “anthropological” issue, between those who “wish to build a world without God, in which man will become an object” and those who recognize “God as the Creator and Master of the universe and of human History.”

“Church of Christ, Church of Rome, look at the great figures of your saints, leave behind your mediocrity, be truly a Church that reaches out and rises up to your Lord!” concluded the prelate.

The polluting of truth

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The kind of attitude we should have towards heresy applies to everyone – priest, laic & Pope alike.

Fr. Frederick Faber’s zealous words about the horror of hersesy:

The crowning disloyalty to God is heresy. It is the sin of sins, the very loathsomest of things which God looks down upon in this malignant world. Yet how little do we understand of its excessive hatefulness! It is the polluting of God’s truth, which is the worst of all impurities. Yet how light we make of it! We look at it, and are calm. We touch it and do not shudder. We mix with it, and have no fear. We see it touch holy things, and we have no sense of sacrilege. We breathe its odor, and show no signs of detestation or disgust.

Some of us affect its friendship; and some even extenuate its guilt. We do not love God enough to be angry for His glory. We do not love men enough to be charitably truthful for their souls. Having lost the touch, the taste, the sight, and all the senses of heavenly-mindedness, we can dwell amidst this odious plague in imperturbable tranquility, reconciled to its foulness, not without some boastful professions of liberal admiration, perhaps even with a solicitous show of tolerant sympathies.

Why are we so far below the old saints, and even the modern apostles of these latter times, in the abundance of our conversions? Because we have not the antique sternness! We want the old Church-spirit, the old ecclesiastical genius. Our charity is untruthful because it is not severe; and it is unpersuasive because it is untruthful. We lack devotion to truth as truth, as God’s truth. Our zeal for souls is puny, because we have no zeal for God’s honor. We act as if God were complimented by conversions, instead of trembling souls rescued by a stretch of mercy.

We tell men half the truth, the half that best suits our own pusillanimity and their conceit; and then we wonder that so few are converted, and that of those few so many apostatize. We are so weak as to be surprised that our half-truth has not succeeded so well as God’s whole truth. Where there is no hatred of heresy, there is no holiness. A man who might be an apostle becomes a fester in the Church for the want of this righteous abomination.

We need St. Michael to put new hearts into us in these days of universal heresy.

The unjust Novus Ordo

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The Novus Ordo was unjustly foisted upon the Church, to denigrate & destroy the authentic Faith in the Church, to make the Church more worldly & pleasing to the Protestants.  The following article gives the basics in a nutshell, which all Catholics should read:

 http://sspx.org/en/faq-page/what-is-wrong-with-the-novus-ordo-missae-faq5

Judgment on the Novus Ordo Missae

Judging the Novus Ordo Missae in itself and in its official Latin form (printed in 1969)*, Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci wrote to Pope Paul VI:

…the Novus Ordo represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session XXIII of the Council of Trent.” (A Brief Critical Study of the Novus Ordo Missae, September 25, 1969)

*A Novus Ordo Missae celebrated according to the 1969 typical edition would look very similar to the traditional Roman Rite, with the celebrant saying most (if not all) the prayers in Latin, facing the tabernacle and wearing the traditional Mass vestments, with a male altar server, and Gregorian chant, etc. None of the current abuses, e.g., Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers, liturgical dancing, guitar-masses, etc., have part with this official form. Hence, the aforementioned cardinals’ (as well as the SSPX’s) critique of the Novus Ordo Missae is not of its abuses or misapplication, but rather of its essential and official form.

Archbishop Lefebvre definitely agreed when he wrote:

The Novus Ordo Missae, even when said with piety and respect for the liturgical rules …is impregnated with the spirit of Protestantism. It bears within it a poison harmful to the faith.”  (An Open Letter to Confused Catholics, p. 29)

The dissimulation of Catholic elements and the pandering to Protestants which are evident in the Novus Ordo Missae render it a danger to our faith, and, as such, evil, given that it lacks the good which the sacred rite of Mass ought to have. The Church was promised the Novus Ordo Missae would renew Catholic fervor, inspire the young, draw back the lapsed and attract non-Catholics. Who today can pretend that these things are its fruits? Together with the Novus Ordo Missae did there not instead come a dramatic decline in Mass attendance and vocations, an “identity crisis” among priests, a slowing in the rate of conversions, and an acceleration of apostasies? So, from the point of view of its fruits, the Novus Ordo Missae does not seem to be a rite conducive to the flourishing of the Church’s mission.

Does it follow from the apparent promulgation by the popes that the Novus Ordo Missae is truly Catholic?

No, for the indefectibility of the Church does not prevent the pope personally from promoting defective and modernist rites in the Latin Rite of the Church. Moreover, the Novus Ordo Missae:

  • was not properly promulgated (and therefore does not have force of law; cf. above),
  • the old Roman Mass (aka, the Tridentine or traditional Latin Mass) was not abolished or superseded in the constitution Missale Romanum, hence in virtue of the of Quo Primum (which de jure [by law] is still the liturgical law and therefore the official Mass of the Roman Rite), it can always be said (principle 19),
  • and lastly, the constitution Missale Romanum does not engage the Church’s infallibility.*

*Let us remember that a pope engages his infallibility not only when teaching on faith or morals (or legislating on what is necessarily connected with them) but when so doing with full pontifical authority and definitively (cf. Vatican I [Denzinger §1839]. But as regards the Novus Ordo Missae, Pope Paul VI has stated (November 19, 1969) that:

…the rite and its related rubric are not in themselves a dogmatic definition. They are capable of various theological qualifications, depending on the liturgical context to which they relate. They are gestures and terms relating to a lived and living religious action which involves the ineffable mystery of God’s presence; it is an action that is not always carried out in the exact same form, an action that only theological analysis can examine and express in doctrinal formulas that are logically satisfying.”

It should be also be understood that the papal bull, Quo Primum is neither an infallible document, but rather only a disciplinary document regarding the liturgical law that governs the Tridentine Rite.

Is the Novus Ordo Missae invalid?

This does not necessarily follow from the above defects, as serious as they might be, for only three things are required for validity (presupposing a validly ordained priest), proper:

  • matter,
  • form,
  • and intention.

However, the celebrant must intend to do what the Church does. The Novus Ordo Missae will no longer in and of itself guarantee that the celebrant has this intention. That will depend on his personal faith (generally unknown to those assisting).

Therefore, these Masses can be of doubtful validity.

The words of consecration, especially of the wine, have been tampered with. Has the “substance of the sacrament” (cf. Pope Pius XII quoted in principle 5) been respected? While we should assume that despite this change the consecration is still valid, nevertheless this does add to the doubt.

Are we obliged in conscience to attend the Novus Ordo Missae?

If the Novus Ordo Missae is not truly Catholic, then it cannot oblige for one’s Sunday obligation. Many Catholics who do assist at it are unaware of its all pervasive degree of serious innovation and are exempt from guilt. However, any Catholic who is aware of its harm, does not have the right to participate. He could only then assist at it by a mere physical presence without positively taking part in it, and then and for major family reasons (weddings, funerals, etc).