And here we were thinking that the SSPX was against revisionism..?
When we first heard this we refrained from bringing it to our readers attention as we could not find the actual link where the original SSPX comment appeared, but sadly here it is.
How the official website FSSPX makes us swallow the council smoothly
A very serious article https://tinyurl.com/y8qsl3cl has just been published on the official website of the SSPX.Father
Pivert rose to the front to remind us of the eminently subversive
aspect of the Second Vatican Council and at the same time defend the
honor of Archbishop Lefebvre, still dirtied by the General House of the
Pope Francis has just dedicated the Monday of Pentecost to Mary Mother of the Church.The
Fraternity of Saint Pius X immediately reported the information and
subtly used it to report that Archbishop Lefebvre had rejoiced at the
proclamation of Mary as Mother of the Church by the Council.Like what would be good things to accept in this council ...! But
the Fraternity of Saint Pius X is careful not to mention that
Archbishop Lefebvre wrote this in 1965, that is to say, before the
mischief of the Council was finally revealed by Paul VI's trip to the
United Nations, the proclamation of religious freedom, the schema on the
Church in the modern world, the declaration recognizing a value of
salvation to non-Christian religions and Judaism, the rallying of
Cardinal Ottaviani and the dismantling of the Holy Office, the closing
of the Council with the proclamation of the cult of man.
Lefebvre hoped that these horrors would not happen, as he still hoped
in 1987 that the modernists would not try to kill Tradition by refusing
him bishops. All the conferences of Archbishop Lefebvre after the Council will denounce these errors.
Fraternity of Saint Pius X enthusiastically quotes the affirmations of
Archbishop Lefebvre according to which the honor given to the Blessed
Virgin is necessarily opposed to any proclamation of ecumenism or
Lefebvre still hoped that the conciliar Fathers who had just proclaimed
Mary Mother of the Church could not contradict each other by
proclaiming ecumenism and religious freedom.But he had to disillusion at the fourth session which proved the duplicity of the Council.This duplicity is its own mark, as it is the mark of all revolutionaries.The Council was not a classic betrayal, it was a subversion.Subversion of words, to allow that of ideas, of the Church, of the whole faith.
All the conferences of Archbishop Lefebvre after the council will denounce this subversion.The Fraternity of Saint Pius X is not honest in not reporting words like these: "We
did not succeed in purifying the Council of the modernist spirit that
had penetrated it, because it was those who had this modernist spirit
who were the editors of what was presented to us.But
when a whole set of documents is written with a false mind, with a
modernist spirit, it is practically impossible to expurgate it
completely.It should be completely recomposed to give it a Catholic spirit.(Conference, Ecône, Dec. 14, 1978)
these writings: "It is therefore a strict duty for any priest wishing
to remain a Catholic to separate from this conciliar Church, as long as
it does not find the tradition of the Magisterium of the Church and the
Catholic faith."( Spiritual Journey
, The Divine Life, 29)" The [Council] is the greatest disaster of this
century and of all past ages since the founding of the Church.( They discouraged Him , Introduction)
they had a little filial piety, the superiors of the Society of Saint
Pius X could point out the miracle operated by Mary Mother of the
Church, that of having aroused Archbishop Lefebvre to save the faith
perverted by the Council.
conclusion is that this seemingly trivial article of the Saint Pius X
Fraternity is the sure sign that the Society of Saint Pius X wants to
not only rally but accept the Council.Oh, yes, she will accept it by pouting, making reservations like Bishop Schneider, but she will accept it.His superiors have already accepted it.
(with thanks to https://cristiadatradicinalista.blogspot.ie/)
Fr Denis Fahey, perhaps one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century is unfortunately admired more outside his own nation than within it. For years those who wished to read his works had to make do with photostatted versions of his classic books. Also, sadly there has been a concerted effort (since Bishop Williamson's
'Swedish interview') by the SSPX to remove Fahey's works from their
book repositories as he points out the real cause of world unrest.
Thankfully Loreto Publications have started to reprint them newly typeset. They have just announced the reprinting of Fahey's magnum opus 'The Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ And The Reorganisation Of Society'. If you are only going to buy one Fahey book, make it this one.
“I repeatedly promised Saint Peter
that if I ever got the chance, I would teach the truth about his Master
in the way he and his successors, the Roman Pontiffs, wanted it done.
That is what I have striven to do and am doing.” —Rev. Denis Fahey
Originally published in 1945, just
eight years before his death, this is Fr. Fahey’s magnum opus. All of
his written work is centered around the Kingship of Christ and His right
to rule over all human societies and governments. Just as we daily pray
that God’s will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven, it follows that
all human works, especially the government of all of our human societies
(the family, the state, the Church in her human aspects) must conform
to God’s will and not He to ours.
This book details the Rights of God
in human governments. He has the RIGHT to be obeyed, even by the state. It proposes the RE-organization of society according to God’s
will for us on earth and within the context of the Mystical Body of
Christ. Human governments will only be as good as they can be in this
fallen world insofar as they conform to God’s Divine Plan for Order in
establishing and running society. Here is that plan as laid out by God
and His Church and explained by Fr. Fahey. Only when man puts God’s
Rights first, will there be any hope of human rights being respected or
On the occasion of his
visit to France to confer minor orders, Bishop Gerardo Zendejas gave
the following day a lecture on his apostolate in the United States
and on the difficulties and obstacles facing the apostolate and the
Catholic life in France. this country. These difficulties are
specific to the modern world and are therefore widespread everywhere,
but particularly present in this country.
His Excellency has
especially emphasized the extreme harm of modern music and the
virtual life in which children are immersed from a very young age.
Mgr, is composed of melody, harmony and rhythm, and these three
elements must come in this precise order. If rhythm, as is the case
in most new music, takes the main place, then it is the sensitive
faculties of the soul, the passions that are hypertrophied.
As for movies, video
games, and all the virtual paraphernalia of which the modern world is
so rich, they do not get the young people to be confronted with the
reality of life, which is often hard. These young people, as soon as
they have a problem, will try to escape into the unreal.
This hypertrophy of the
passions and the senses, allied to this disconnection of the real,
considerably hinders the intellectual clairvoyance and especially the
firmness of the will in the Good. It becomes impossible to engage
forever, and at the slightest difficulty, we try to escape into a
consequence of this situation is the virtual disappearance of
priestly and religious vocations: to commit forever to a life that
will not always be as pleasant as the virtual "American Way of
Life" is a prospect that puts off most young people while the
saints insisted on the great number of vocations in the families: a
third or a quarter of the young people would be called, according to
the Saint Curé of Ars and Saint John Bosco.
Another great obstacle
to vocations: the commitment in the long term disappearing, the
number of divorces increases, which still hurts vocations.
With regard to his
apostolate in the United States, Bishop Zendejas in person today
regularly serves five mass centers: in New York, Texas, Philadelphia
and Saint Mary's (Kansas). A number of friendly priests work in
connection with him, such as the abbots Ringrose, Ortiz, Voigt. He
has a small school of twenty students, and a spiritual retreat house.
Only the lack of priests limits this apostolate, and the faithful
look with hope towards the seminary and the Dominicans of Avrillé.
Monseigneur strongly insisted on the absolute duty of fidelity,
recalling the examples of our ancestors of Vendée and Cristeros of
Mexico; the example of the young José Sanchez del Rio, cruelly
tortured and martyred, whose sole answer to the executioners Viva
Cristo rey, illustrates this duty we all have, even to the youngest.
(Original here - https://cristiadatradicinalista.blogspot.ie)
With Fr Morgan pledging to support those brave enough to take a stand against the liberal trend of the SSPX, we thought it a good idea to reprint the following article from the now defunct magazine Mater Dei. In it Fr Morgan tells his life story on the occasion of his Priestly jubilee in 2013.
Interesting article here from medias-catholique.info. Whilst we may not agree with the final conclusion that the Capuchin's are avoiding a trap by not asking, for example, Bishop Faure to ordain their Priests, the thrust of the article is correct.
The news is confirmed. The superior general of the Fraternity of St. Pius X has just signalled to the Capuchins of Morgon his refusal to confer the priesthood on the two Capuchin deacons who were to be ordained in June. Unfortunately, this is not a first. Already in 2012, Bishop Fellay had already banned the candidates of the Dominicans in April and those of the sons of St. Francis from ordination. Reason: their "non-confident" attitude regarding the doctrinal preamble which was to endorse the rallying of the FSSPX to conciliar Rome, a preamble which Bishop Fellay withdrew a few months later...
The reason given for the 2018 denial is again a confidence problem. As early as June 2016, the Capuchins had made known their disagreement to the authorities of the Fraternity, who were seeking to conclude a purely canonical agreement with Rome. Such an agreement turned the very serious doctrinal differences into profits and losses, forcing the current Roman authorities to be regarded as heresy suspects.
A little earlier, in March 2016, Father Antoine, Guardian of the convent of Morgon, declared in a video made by MPI-TV, that he could not "celebrate and participate in this Jubilee of Mercy", as it was celebrating both a false mercy and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Such a statement had indisposed Menzingen, who publicly encouraged this celebration.
What has also greatly angered the Superiors of the Fraternity is an intolerable act of charity on the part of the beggar order which has dared to welcome, to receive, rather, simply helped sometimes, some confreres in cold weather with their superior general, so as not to share the "chordist" line of Menzingen.
But the trigger was the support of traditional friendly communities to the seven deans. We recall how they expressed their reservations in May 2017 about the "marriage affair": it was not so much Rome that recognized our marriages as the FSSPX, which placed all marriages of Tradition under the new canonical law, which was unacceptable in this matter. Here again, the profits and losses were substantial: the true nature of the state of necessity engendered by the Church's crisis. Hence the unanimous support of friendly communities for the seven deans.
Some thought that Bishop Fellay's "electoral tour" at the end of October 2017 in all friendly communities was a sign of appeasement, or at least a truce, pending the General Chapter of July 2018. Father Bouchacourt, who accompanied Bishop Fellay on this tour, had clearly stated so. We can see that this is not the case, despite the allegations of the latter, who today forcefully demands "loyalty, loyalty, loyalty, I want loyalty" (sic)!
Let him rest assured, the lack of loyalty is certainly not the fault of the Capuchins of Morgon, nor that of the priests who do not share Menzingen's recent options. It is enough to convince oneself of this to return to what is true loyalty, so well described recently by General de Villiers ("Serve", prologue):
"True loyalty is to tell your leader the truth. True freedom is to be able to do so, regardless of the risks and consequences. Lyautey said:"When I hear the heels click, I see the spirits closing. True obedience doesn't care about blind obedience. It's friendship obedience. Loyalty is not the spirit of court or the permanent assent to what can be useful in making oneself clear. Silence is sometimes close to cowardice. Loyalty loses legitimacy when legalism begins."
Coming back to our dear Capuchins, they, as usual, will not complain. They will accept this new humiliation Menzingen (FSSPX) refuses to ordain the Capuchins of Morgon as a very small participation in the forthcoming Passion of Our Lord. Nor will they fall into the gross trap set for them : they will wait, rather than seek the help of another "bishop". Thus, in Menzingen, we will not be able to say " you see, we told you, they are the ones who broke up ".
Because the string is a little big, even bigger than the cord worn by our dear religious, so big in fact that even the little Marcelino, from "Pan y vino", would have seen it without any problem...
Posted by Christian Lassale on 26 February 2018 in Religion Catholique
recently poked fun at The Fraternity of Saint John Baptist Vianney and their laughable ‘continuing the fight' statement,
whilst having the craic with Pope Francis, enforcer of the
continuing destruction of the Church.
It is hard to
comprehend just how far they have fallen from the publication of
their ‘62 reasons not to attend the Novus Ordo’ and ‘Catholic,
Apostolic & Roman’.
When we look at
Bishop Fellay and the SSPX, it is difficult, even in our most cynical
mood, to imagine such a fall but… who would ever have thought that
The Society of St John Baptist Vianney would have capitulated to this
the numerous examples of the concelebration of the new mass (indeed
with Pope Francis himself in 2013!) and the following comments on
Council must be understood and interpreted in the hermeneutic of
continuity and not of a rupture with the past, as Pope Benedict XVI
explained. This was the understanding of Pope John Paul II when he
spoke of the “integral doctrine of the Council,” that is, “a
doctrine understood in the light of Holy Tradition and referring to
the constant Magisterium of the Church.”
often used in traditionalist milieus of “interpreting the Council
according to Tradition or using the criteria of Tradition” is not
very precise and can be badly used. We should replace it with the
expression employed by Pope John Paul II: “understood in the light
of Holy Tradition and referring to the constant Magisterium of the
In our declaration to the Holy See on
January 18, 2002, the date of our canonical recognition and
establishment of our Apostolic Administration, we wrote on this
topic: “We recognize Vatican Council II as one of the Ecumenical
Councils of the Catholic Church, accepting it in the light of Sacred
Tradition.” … (Apostolic Orientation Bishop Rifan p. 33)
Also not forgetting this attack by Bishop Rifan on his former comrades in the fight.
of those who fought for the liturgical and doctrinal tradition of the
Church did not remain within these limits and, for this reason, ended
by falling into schism and heresy. Many of those who consider the New
Mass as invalid, heretical, sacrilegious, heterodox, non-Catholic,
sinful and therefore illegitimate, ended by taking the logic
theological consequences of this position and applied them to the
Pope and the whole Episcopate throughout the world.
sustain that the Church officially promulgated an illegitimate and
sinful worship, conserved for decades and offered every day to God.
From this, they logically concluded that the Hierarchical Church as
she exists today is no longer the Catholic Church because she
officially fell into error. She only subsists in a small group, to
which they obviously belong.
From this argument ex
that is, from the absurdity of these ideas, one should conclude the
opposite: the Church cannot – a
– and actually did not – a
– adopt an invalid, heretic, sacrilegious, heterodox, non-Catholic,
sinful and hence illegitimate Mass. ( p15) (With thanks to TIA
When we witness such words it is difficult to envisage Bishop Fellay stooping so low. But, looking again, once relations are good with our former adversaries it gets so much harder to name names. Look at the cringe inducing Conflict Zone interview (if you are able!) where Bishop Fellay appears completely unable to defend 'former' positions held.
Even to a lesser extent, his recent interview with Maike Hickson on Fatima, https://tinyurl.com/y8epcn6v where he appears to go out of his way not to offend. Plenty of pious platitudes, but every effort possible to avoid being misquoted as condemning modern Rome. Does he have any fight in him anymore?
As for Bishop Fellay condemning former comrades, à la Rifan, one has only to look at the laughable response from Menzingen to the consecration of Bishop Faure, where its argument is embarrassingly nullified by the SSPX Bishops' own consecration of Bishop Rifan's predecessor Licinio Rangel!
Let us pray, over the holy season of lent, for the scales to fall from the eyes of the SSPX superiors, and let them admit their recent folly and get back to defending the Faith in its entirety.
In the latest Eleison Comments Bishop Williamson states the following
"One needs to be very careful with words, because words are the handle
of our mind upon things, and things are the stuff of everyday life.
Therefore upon words depends how we will lead our lives. At the flagship
parish church of the Society of St Pius X in Paris, France, there is a
Society priest taking due care of words. Fr Gabriel Billecocq wrote in
last month’s issue (#333) of the parish’s monthly magazine Le Chardonnet
an article entitled “Did you say ‘official Church’?.” In it he never
once mentions Society Headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland, but he
does complain of the “wish” coming from somewhere, presumably on high,
that the words “Conciliar Church” should always be replaced by the words
“official Church.” And he is right, because the words “Conciliar
Church” are perfectly clear, whereas the words “official Church” are not
clear, but ambiguous.
For on the one hand “Conciliar Church”
signifies clearly that large part of today’s Church which is more or
less poisoned with the errors of the Second Vatican Council. Those
errors consist essentially in the re-centring upon man of the Church
which should be centred on God. On the other hand “official Church” is
an expression with two possible meanings. Either it can mean the
Church officially instituted by Christ and officially brought to us down
the ages by the succession of Popes, and to that “official Church” no
Catholic can object, on the contrary. Or “official Church” can be
taken to mean that mass of the Church’s officials devoted to Vatican II
who for the last half-century have been using their official power in
Rome to inflict upon Catholics the Conciliar errors, and to this
“official Church” no Catholic can not object. Therefore “Conciliar
Church” expresses something automatically bad, while “official Church”
expresses something good or bad, depending upon which of its two
meanings it is being given. Therefore to replace “Conciliar Church” by
“official church” is to replace clarity by confusion, and it also stops
Catholics from referring to the evil of Vatican II." (end quote)
Here is a recent article from the Dominicans of Avrille reminding us of the (conciliar) terms origins and the reason for its use. https://tinyurl.com/yd96wq3u