Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Archbishop Lefebvre Ridgefield Notes

Excellent transcribed notes of talks given by the Archbishop during 1982-83. Includes his attitude towards those refusing his authority in support of sedevacantism.
Ridgefield

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Knock

A couple of pictures from the recent pilgrimage to Knock in Ireland. Thanks to an attendee for the photographs. 





Thursday, 13 September 2018

Real News on Russia and the Syrian conflict

This interesting magazine gives an insight into the background of the Syrian conflict and Russia's involvement. One does not need to agree with everything written to make use of its excellent timeline and facts. 
Read here

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

"Quick, act fast before anyone thinks we don't want a deal!!"

This shocking carry-on confirms the shambles that is the current SSPX. In true 'Conflict Zone' style, Fr Thouvenot rushes to contradict an article written by another SSPX priest simply stating the words of Archbishop Lefebvre. Words which the SSPX wants its laity to believe in order to keep them but the conciliar church to disregard. With friends like these...
Article here

Thursday, 6 September 2018

First year spirituality course

The seminary course on the liturgy has proved to be very popular with viewers. Some have mentioned that they have other courses from their time in the seminary or elsewhere that they may consider scanning and putting online. I urge them to do so and help those who may be considering a vocation and may benefit from reading such courses. What better apostolate  could there be than scanning such works for the spiritual benefit of others!😉

In the meantime, please see below for the first year spirituality course.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

SSPX silence on Vigano revelations

A friend pointed out to me the total silence of the FSSPX-News site on the revelations of Archbishop Vigano. So I went to the site in question. Nothing in effect (Friday, August 31, 2018 at 14:00). If you type "Vigano" in the internal search engine of the site FSSPX News, nothing is found on the news. It's incredible.
A possible explanation
We must stop for a few moments on the sources of the site FSSPX-News. We regularly find the site "cath.ch" as reference site (next to "La Croix" "figaro", "lumen fidei"). There is virtually no truly traditional site as the source of information. The desire for neutrality leads to an ideological alignment with the worst enemies of the Church.
And as all these progressive sites (or pseudo-conservatives) are currently counter-attacking the revelations of Monsignor Vigano, it is not at all surprising to see the editorial line of FSSPX-News (and thus of the superiors of the SSPX) is now in the defence of the current pope and silence on these scandalous facts.

To these reasons can be added political motives. The new SSPX is seeking a modus vivendi with conciliar Rome to establish its canonical legality. In addition, the bishops of the SSPX are aging and Rome must be spared to obtain an inheritance. (and the potential to "slip a deal past a non-doctrinal Pope" to quote Fr Morgan, ebbs away. Ed)

This silence is really a disaster for the Tradition because Providence was setting the pole to slay hard progressives. And even the ralliers of the first hour have understood it well. The silence of the new SSPX will only strengthen Pope Francis in his progressive tyranny. Thank you Menzingen !!
(source http://resistance.vraiforum.com)

Three links of interest from ourselves (tradcatresist)


The testimony of Vigano

Interesting article from a Ecclesia Dei Priest on homosexuality and the new mass.
Why Did So Many Gay Men Enter the Priesthood in the 20th Century?

Also an article (warning, with some sailors language) criticizing Michael Voris' recent video on the scandal. However it does not address his attempt to distance Bergoglio the man from Bergoglio the Pope, nor his bizarre belief that it is fine to judge his actions as opposed to his teachings!?
Mike Voris, just man up and apologise

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Blast from the past

Excellent booklet comprising of three talks given by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1975.


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Friday, 24 August 2018

The Papal visit to Ireland

A friend asked me what was the SSPX position on the Papal visit to Ireland? In spite of being more tech-savvy than ever before, unfortunately they have not felt the need to post a statement on the visit of Pope Francis. We therefore post here an excerpt on the subject from the recent visit of Fr Paul Morgan to make clear the traditional Catholic position.



Thursday, 23 August 2018

Seminary Mass course on the Liturgy

An interesting course for those considering a vocation to the Priesthood.
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Monday, 13 August 2018

Interesting new apostolate

In a recent sermon online by Fr Chazal, he foresaw few SSPX clerics or lay supporters awakening to its efforts to get the Personal Prelature it so desires in the near future.  The replacing of Bishop Fellay means no more 'Conflict Zone boo-boos' and yet the work towards a reconciliation will continue apace behind the scenes.

Whilst this means that few priests may feel brave enough to make a step in the right direction, fortunately one positive about the recent actions of Pope Francis and indeed some moral perversions of his Cardinals, has led to an influx worldwide of disaffected novus-ordo laity to the Resistance. With no links to the SSPX, these souls have found their way to the Resistance through social-political movements, pro-life or the on-line arguments of Bishop Williamson amongst others.

With this in mind a web site has been set up to educate those novus-ordo members leaning towards tradition to learn what we stand for and the truths of the Faith.

Whilst not perfect, this site is a good example of an apostolate not geared towards Resistance vs SSPX, or aimed at pleasing those already involved, but for those searching for answers to the crisis in the modern Church. Let us hope for its success.

Traditional catholic resistance

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Missed the branding memo again?

Once again The Remnant moderator has taken the SSPX to task over their refusal to engage in polemics due to a concern over a Roman deal. Whilst castigating the Resistance with arguments about intemperance (that could just as easily have been used against any SSPX supporter over the years by any modernist) the Remnant continue to be the only mainstream traditional periodical that refuse to finish off the bottle of Kool-aid to the bottom. In-spite of our differences, they also smell a rat.

From today's Remnant forum

  • Completely agree with you about Bishop Schneider. He is a gift from God. Met him once; he exudes sanctity in person. Mr. Davies would certainly have been a defender rather than a critic.
    I have an honest question though. Please do not mark this comment as "spam," for it is not spam. How do you reconcile this attitude toward Bishop Schneider (who personally celebrates the New Mass) with your more hostile position toward Bishop Fellay? A couple of times in the past few months you have published articles (not to mention the many comments in this space) to the effect that Bp. Fellay has betrayed Tradition via his contacts with the authorities in Rome (such that even allowing him to remain as a consultant to the new Superior General is something to be upset about)? I don't understand.



  • Fair question. First off, if you can cite even one example of where any Remnant writer was "hostile" to Bishop Fellay we'd be happy to know about it. But we can save you the trouble--it never happened. Our moderators take heat for not approving some comments which are too heavily influenced by the animus or prejudice of the person leaving the comment and which tend to misconstrue what we actually said. We're trying to run a fair and constructive site, and allowing folks to come in here and accuse us, for example, of being "hostile" to Bishop Fellay is going to practically guarantee that our moderators will not approve the comment. Why? Because it's simply not true, and we recognize no obligation to approve inaccuracies which slander and/or calumniate our writers. Concern for the SSPX is hardly hostility.

    Secondly, we are indeed concerned by what seems to us—as mere outside observers who certainly could be mistaken—an inordinate SSPX preoccupation with being considered "legitimate" by the mainstream Church. Trouble is, for the past 25 years many of us have put our reputations on the line, defending the legitimacy of the SSPX operating in a state of urgency in the Church. Quite candidly, who cares what Pope Francis's Vatican thinks of the SSPX? We certainly don't! And we're not even in the SSPX. We long for the day when the SSPX, in the spirit of Archbishop Lefebvre, says to the insufferable Pope Francis: We resist you to your face!

    So, what's the difference between Bishop Schneider and the new SSPX? It's all about direction. Bishop Schneider was ordained and consecrated in the Novus Ordo, and yet he’s clearly moving against the Vatican and the whole Vatican II revolution, while the SSPX--which has led the charge for so long—seems to be moving away from its raison d’etre in what appears to be a near-constant search of “legitimacy.”
    The Remnant has always supported good priests who may be saying the New Mass but whose orientation is pulling them away from Modernism and in the direction of Tradition. Therefore, Michael Davies, Michael Matt, John Rao, Archbishop Lefebvre, etc., always and consistently found ways to work with Tradition-minded priests who had not yet broken from the Novus Ordo officially but who were on their way. Father Vincent Miceli comes to mind--one of the great pioneers of this movement who only began exclusively offering the TLM toward the end of his life.

    So our concern for the new SSPX is this apparent change in direction, which seems to cause them to worry more about their canonical status than about standing strong and publicly against Francis. I hope we're wrong and that this concern is misplaced. But where is the SSPX outrage over McCarrick? Where are they on Francis changing the Catechism of the Catholic Church to codify a heterodox position against capital punishment?

    Granted, SSPX News will trot out one of their young talking heads to tell us the news of the day, but where is the SSPX's official condemnation of the Vatican's antics? Case in point: This is what is preoccupying the time of SSPX News today, the very day after Pope Francis rocked the world with his change to the Catechism: https://fsspx.news/en/news-...
    Huh?
    Where is the leadership we all counted on for so long? Again, who cares what the Vatican think of their lack of “canonical status” when the Vatican is now manned for the most part by homo-heretics? All we want is for the SSPX to get back to what it does best, and if this seems like "hostility" to you then I'm not sure what I can say, other than the SSPX which you obviously love, may be better served by charitable calls from the SSPX faithful for greater clarification from their leadership, rather than by blind obedience and unconditional support. We need the SSPX! Please, our concerns are based in love and appreciation--not hostility.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Fr King

Some time ago we posted an interview with Fr Morgan held on his silver jubilee of Ordination. Here we do the same with Fr Brendan King from Mater Dei magazine in 2012. Not too long after this interview, Fr King made the brave step to leave his beloved Fraternity and his example should provide others with the courage to refuse to compromise with Modernism.
Fr King interview

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Humility and Obedience



Fr. Martin Fuchs's sermon on 1 July 2018, Prague, Czechia
Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost
with thanks to Rex! 
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Dear faithful!
A pious virgin called Ursula Benincasa once came to Rome believing that she had been sent by Jesus Christ in an ecstatic state to tell Pope Gregory XIII that he must have a greater zeal than he had previously shown for reforming the Church. She frankly told the Pope, who was in Frascati, of the purpose of her coming.
The Pope received her, he was astonished but he did not reject her. He ordered the congregation of cardinals and other eminent men to investigate this case, especially the holiness of the woman. 
Ursula Benincasa
The soul of this congregation, however, was - according to his will - Philipp Neri, who had the reputation to have a special gift of distinguishing the spirits.
How did Philipp start his exam? In the first session he used the hardest words for that woman sitting in the middle of the room. He called it - in front of all the cardinals and other priests - a haughty, arousal, ignorant, enthusiastic and hypocritical woman.
"Is it possible," he concluded, "that God should not have found a more worthy person than you, a pitiful, miserable, and ignorant being to announce his will to the Pope?" Ursula quietly replied to all these reproaches: "I am exactly as you have said, my reverend father, I am worth every punishment. Give me a remedy for my illness! It's my only desire to be healed. "  
But this test was not enough for the saint. He let her be examined for the next seven months. He used censures, reproaches, insults and threats to find out what kind of virtues she had.
He had separated her from her relatives and was taken to two of his spiritual daughters on whom he could rely. He forbade them to let Ursula see other people. They should always and unceasingly occupy her with the most humiliating and most tedious domestic works. They should disturb her in her prayers. And in the end, he forbade her even to pray, go to the Holy Mass, and receive the Holy Communion.
Dear faithful!
Ursula endured everything with incomparable patience and peace. When Philipp saw how she endured all this with patience, humility, and steadfastness, how she admired him as a saint despite all the harsh treatments, how obedient she complied all his will, and that even when she threatened her with the Inquisition, she humbly and devotedly answered: "Father, I am ready to be obedient even if I have to die." Only then did she believe that her virtue and holiness was true and true.
When Church examines the sanctity of a charismatic person - the person who has the stigma, can look into the hearts, can produce miracles - she will be successful through the touchstones of humility and obedience.
The very first sin of the angels happened out of pride and disobedience. And also the sin of Adam and Eve was a sin of pride and of disobedience. In these sins the devil can be clearly recognized.
Salvation therefore happened through the virtues of humility and obedience. That is why we can find these virtues in the life of the Savior, of the Mother of God, and of all the saints. These are the basic virtues of Christianity!
"Take up your yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am mild and humble of heart, and you shall find rest in your souls," said Our Lord. (Matthew 11:29)
"He humbled himself, becoming obeying to death, even to the death of the cross," Paul wrote to the Philippians (2: 8).
Humility is the recognition of the order of God.
Obedience is the submission to the order of God.
A very good example of humility was given by Father Clemens Maria Hofbauer. When he went begging for the poor, he came into a tavern where a lot of men were sitting around the tables. He asked them to give something for the poor. One man spat in the face of the saint. Father Clemens Maria quietly cleaned his face and replied: "This was for me and now give me something for the poor." The man was so surprised that he gave all the money he had with him to the poor.
Unfortunately, many Catholics have no real idea of ​​these two virtues. Many have no clear conception of the virtue of obedience. Some live in constant disobedience to the divine law (they live together without being married in the Church, they recommend and make abortions, they never go to church services on Sundays etc.) and some regard virtue of obedience as absolute virtue, eg. they say that one must always obey without any exception.
Saint Thomas Aquinas says that the virtue of obedience is a relative virtue, and a virtue that is always in relation to something else. And this "something else" is the Ten Commandments. If somebody orders something that contradicts the Ten Commandments, one must not obey. So parents are not allowed to keep children away from Sunday service. They are not allowed to order their children to curse or to steal.
And a test that can prove true obedience may therefore only contain something that is compatible with the Commandments of God.
Saint Rita was commanded in the holy obedience to pour and scrawny stick.* She did it. And behold! A rose bush sprouted. Saint Nicolas, the patron of Switzerland, was commanded by the Bishop of Constance to eat a little piece of bread after years of living only from the Holy Communion. He obeyed but almost suffocated.
In the biography of Father Pio it is said that at the end of September 1925 the superiors had ordered him to keep his stigma covered. He was not allowed to show them to a doctor to examine them.
When Dr. Fio was in San Giovanni in the month of October, Father Pio said to him: "I'm seriously ill and have been suffering from terrible pain for a long time. Please do me a favor and make an investigation.
Dr. Festa noted a large fracture with extensive adhesions and a peritonitis in the right groin. He immediately ordered a surgical procedure. An operating table was set up in the monastery because Father Pio was not allowed to leave the monastery. On 5th of October, Father Pio got up for prayer at 3:30 am, held the High Mass at 6:00 am, was confessing until 09:00 am and then he was operated, but without chloroform.
He wanted to be aware of what was happening. He suffered very much. After all he asked Dr. Festa: "Tell me, would you have examined my stigma, if I were unconscious by chloroform?" Festa replied that he would have examined them. Father Pio had been operated without anesthesia to obey the command given by the superiors.
Dear faithful,
Let us learn from Jesus Christ the virtue of humility and obedience! Amen.
 
 
*Apologies for google translate

Friday, 27 July 2018

The branding continues

Even when a positive is done, for example the reading of Archbishop Lefebvre's 1974 declaration after the chapter, the spin machine immediately kicks into action (Tradcatresist)
See here

Sunday, 22 July 2018

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP!

Since the announcement that Fr Davide Pagliarani has been appointed as the new Superior General, some SSPX laity have taken to the internet to once again accuse 'resistors' of jumping too soon. "All will be well now" they proclaim, in-spite of their never having admitted to a problem with Bishop Fellay in the first place! But who has' jumped too soon' this time? Before their computers have even had a chance to cool down, what do we hear? The appointment of Bishop Fellay and Fr Schmidberger as 'ahem' General Councillor's, a novelty elaborated succinctly upon by Fr Girouard here.

Also please click here for an excellent sermon on the fifth anniversary of his chapel in Canada.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Recruiting for the Resistance

The actions of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin alongside Pope Francis have contributed to an increase in interest in Catholic Tradition by disaffected Catholic laity since the abortion referendum. A number of people have realised that truth trumps over a false obedience to a modernist hierarchy. Both the Resistance and the SSPX have welcomed new support since the referendum and actions like the following..

Irish priest punished for being pro-life




Also the video lectures and online sermons by Bishop Williamson on youtube continue to spark huge interest and has resulted in a number of conversions to the Catholic faith.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Fear is not prudence but imprudence.

Anyone who has read the book against a canonical agreement from Morgon will be aware of its alinement's with the principles of the resistance, yet still they do not make a move. The following article is taken from the latest issue of Miles Christi.
(Note the interesting news that an Avrille Dominican recently preached in Morgon. Tradcatresist).

We are still waiting for Morgon and the five Capuchin Houses to make a clean escape from the liberalization of the SSPX – Bishop Galareta still celebrates their Ordinations in Morgon itself, while Fr De Jorna doesn’t want to see them in Econe. The position of the Resistance is stated in their official booklet, but they don’t want to mention the names of all those who wrote the sophists it refutes...chief of which is Bishop De Galareta himself who prefers to keep his public mouth shut, yet stated famously “if and when a canonical agreement shall be struck with Rome it will be good...superiors have the necessary” (conference of Villepreux)

Capuchins are still on hold; when we visit them they welcome us, and it is not as if they buy the new thinking of the SSPX. In my opinion they are just to scared into the unknown, and some elements in the Resistance scare them too much. The SSPX hesitates about them, for while it was glad to get rid of the Dominicans , who were too vocal and hard to manage with their powerful intellectual artillery, the Capuchins are less vocal, more accommodating, and perhaps divided among themselves... and control a lot of faithful.

So I expect Bishop Galareta to conduct the Priestly ordinations in Morgon.

True to form, the Resistance is an ugly duckling, but it is shedding its earlier untidy feathers, while even in Africa a micro-seminary is opening with the encouragements of the Bishop.

The human calculation is the problem of course for not joining what is a failure at a human level. An SSPX priest said “I want to leave the SSPX, but I don’t want to join the Resistance”.

There is no denial of human imperfections, even serious ones in the Resistance, since the beginning... yet that misses the point entirely. The disease of clerics today is the inability to declare the truth, and uncover error and the operation of error. The change of doctrine of the SSPX is subtle, yet not so subtle if one pays attention. The operation of error is this stages canonical recognition, sacrament by sacrament. Fr Pfluger insists there is nothing going on and that they are just talking to Rome... (cf . his recent CFN interview)

Whom does he think he is deceiving?

Only those who want to be deceived, and only those priests who knowing what’s going on positively refuse to inform the flock about the danger of the situation.

Now there is still a group of priests who warn about the danger the SSPX is gfacing, and can be quite vocal about it, like Fr Beauvais, like Morgon, yet still are not joining the Resistance. (Just now a Dominican of Avrille is preaching in Morgon)

Perhaps we can blame them for not doing so, but personally I’d rather urge them to do so, because the conditions in the Resistance are still uncertain with all the defections we have faced to sedevacantism, Pfeifferism, or just good old bad temper. Technically any cleric must organise canonically: so those priests hesitate as to what is going to befall them even if they know that the SSPX is doomed (barring a miracle). Fear and misplaced prudence should not paralyse and God is calling for an absence of fear, not a spirit of fear. St Paul rebuked Timothy for having a spirit of fear: Our Lord says that God is the only one we should fear.. Nothing forbids prudence, and prudence is very necessary once you have crossed the river into the Resistance.. yet fear is not prudence but imprudence.

Fr Chazal

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Living like aliens and other reflections

by Tradcatresist

I was recently taken advantage of in a small financial matter. It was not an enormous amount (no need for a paypal button at the bottom of the article!) but it turned someone I had considered an old friend into an acquaintance. In times like that it is hard to see the good in human nature and we often tend to despair of our neighbor. How often does the kindness one attempts, end up (admittedly possibly subconsciously) being picked up as a weakness to be exploited? However, to look at it from a different perspective, such experiences can sometimes help us recognize what our place as Christians in this world is meant to be. It bought to mind the following ‘letter to Diognetus’ and being considered an alien in one's own land.


"Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange dialect, or follow some outlandish way of life. Their teaching is not based upon reveries inspired by the curiosity of men. Unlike some other people, they champion no purely human doctrine. With regard to dress, food and manner of life in general, they follow the customs of whatever city they happen to be living in, whether it is Greek or foreign. 

And yet there is something extraordinary about their lives. They live in their own countries as though they were only passing through. They play their full role as citizens, but labor under all the disabilities of aliens. Any country can be their homeland, but for them their homeland, wherever it may be, is a foreign country. Like others, they marry and have children, but they do not expose them. They share their meals, but not their wives.  

They live in the flesh, but they are not governed by the desires of the flesh. They pass their days upon earth, but they are citizens of heaven. Obedient to the laws, they yet live on a level that transcends the law. Christians love all men, but all men persecute them. Condemned because they are not understood, they are put to death, but raised to life again. They live in poverty, but enrich many; they are totally destitute, but possess an abundance of everything. They suffer dishonor, but that is their glory. They are defamed, but vindicated. A blessing is their answer to abuse, deference their response to insult. For the good they do they receive the punishment of malefactors, but even then they, rejoice, as though receiving the gift of life. They are attacked by the Jews as aliens, they are persecuted by the Greeks, yet no one can explain the reason for this hatred. 

To speak in general terms, we may say that the Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body. As the soul is present in every part of the body, while remaining distinct from it, so Christians are found in all the cities of the world, but cannot be identified with the world. As the visible body contains the invisible soul, so Christians are seen living in the world, but their religious life remains unseen. The body hates the soul and wars against it, not because of any injury the soul has done it, but because of the restriction the soul places on its pleasures. Similarly, the world hates the Christians, not because they have done it any wrong, but because they are opposed to its enjoyments. 

Christians love those who hate them just as the soul loves the body and all its members despite the body's hatred. It is by the soul, enclosed within the body, that the body is held together, and similarly, it is by the Christians, detained in the world as in a prison, that the world is held together. The soul, though immortal, has a mortal dwelling place; and Christians also live for a time amidst perishable things, while awaiting the freedom from change and decay that will be theirs in heaven. As the soul benefits from the deprivation of food and drink, so Christians flourish under persecution. Such is the Christian’s lofty and divinely appointed function, from which he is not permitted to excuse himself.”


This beautiful apologetic for the Christian life in time of persecution is of great spiritual solace for those attempting to ‘hold the line’ of the great work of Archbishop Lefebvre as we witness the Fraternity he created imploding.

Occasionally I am told of (and also witness) the great trials of those who refuse to cave in and therefore return to the ‘comforts’ of wilful blindness in the Fraternity, instead continuing to support the occasional masses offered by the too few Resistant priests. How much easier it would be too be part of the, ahem, internal resistance and receive all the benefits of being part of the Fraternity whilst all the time being opposed to its ultimate, admitted, aim of reconciliation through a Personal Prelature.

Among the difficulties are the lack of spine in those who we would have always admired. Catholic Family News has recently appointed Menzingen apologist Brian McCall as Editor and recently I noticed in The Remnant Newspaper a ‘feel good’ article about the ordinations from traditional orders over the summer. Being as trad ecumenical as possible of course they are all there, SSPX, Good Shepherd, ICKSP, FSSP but wait, hold on, someone is missing!? Surely there must be some mistake? What about Father Juan Bautista OSB ordained by Dom Thomas of Aquino? Of course I jest, he is not there for a reason.

Now I must admit I like Michael Matt, I have followed his path from hard-line FSSP to SSPX apologist and I sincerely believe that he is opposed to a SSPX/Rome deal, possibly due to witnessing the FSSP protocol 1411 debacle. But his ‘deceit’ aids no-one. There can be no doubt that the General Chapter is a source of great concern to the hundreds of thousands of SSPX supporters worldwide, yet no priest who opposes such a move from the Resistance would be offered an opportunity to debate in the pages of The Remnant in-spite of the huge interest there would be in one. It would be uncharitable to assign this to financial concerns regarding paper sales, none of us are in a position to judge his intentions. However, if he is indeed opposed to a SSPX deal then why carry on the pretense that the resistance does not exist and that a priest who is a member of the SSPX one day and leaves over the same concerns that he has, is persona non-grata in The Remnant from that day forward?

As for those brave soldiers who find themselves in the wilderness through no other reason than geographical location and lack of resistant priests, the lack of community for these people can have long term harmful effects, for example despair. So what can any of us do to help?

Two small suggestions, not perfect, but a little help, are the two following radio stations which at least offer some small daily spiritual comfort. Traditional Catholic Radio simply offers spiritual music, sermons and catechism etc. What makes it interesting is that it quite often features Bishop Williamson and pre-resistance Fr Pfeiffer etc. This station regularly offers very interesting talks and should be in the background particularly of any stay-at-home Mom.

The second is actually by SSPX supporters but in most ways is decidedly ‘old-school’ and features interviews with the likes of Frs Peter Scott, Edward Black and Stephen Webber. It offers news as well as interesting interviews. It can be found here.

Networking is vital in our situation and everyone should be able to do a little to help those in the above mentioned situation whether it be a lift, a visit, loaning of literature, recommending websites etc. If we are truly living like aliens as mentioned in the ‘letter to Diognetusthen let us help our fellow aliens as much as we can.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Ireland facing God's wrath?

Sermon by Monsignor Patrick Perez

My dear faithful, it is a very sad week. For those of you who have not heard what happened in Ireland, they had a protection in their constitution which defended the unborn. In the old days they figured this was their safeguard against abortion ever coming into Ireland. Well, they had a referendum and decided by two-thirds majority to change their constitution to allow for the murdering of babies in that formerly Catholic country.

Since this news I’ve been so heartbroken and so furious at the same time. I know this doesn’t amount to much of a sermon but I’ve been so preoccupied with this, I can hardly think of anything else. First of all, heartbroken because I lived in Ireland for five years and I saw in front of my eyes their darned clergy apologizing for the existence and the history of the Church. There’s a common myth amongst the Irish now that the Catholic Church kept them in ignorance and kept them from advancing in the world for many centuries. And the priests were apologizing for keeping them ignorant and for keeping them from progressing into the modern world, when what they were doing was keeping them Catholic at the time.

I saw their clergy and their worthless bishops, the worthless clergy and worthless bishops destroying their Church and I am furious at them. I’m furious at the history of evil and worthless popes that we’ve had since Pius XII. These popes, these modernist so and sos have led the people of Ireland and of the world into the wilderness and there they have starved them to death. And that is what we’ve seen in front of our eyes. If I could have the pope here at this moment I would berate him for the evil, worthless, useless pope that he is, for destroying the Faith.

You know, this referendum happened: where was the pope? Where were the bishops? The pope plans for a visit -after- the referendum, to Ireland. He should have been there before. Had he been a pope like the popes of old, he would have said, I will place your country under interdict if you vote to change your constitution to allow for the killing of babies. That’s what a real pope would do who had guts. These guys have no faith, they have no guts, and they have no ability to lead the Church. They don’t believe in anything but their own modernist heresies and I’m sick to death. Why am I sick to death? You say, well, we have abortion in this country. Ireland was a Catholic(!) country fifty years ago; unquestionably. When I lived in Ireland there were so many pious and good and holy people who thankfully are dead now, thankfully, because they would have died of heartbreak seeing what has happened to their country.

The only age group, not surprisingly, who voted not to change the constitution to kill babies was the 65 and older group because they had some remnants of the Faith that were left to them when their priests and their bishops were Catholic. There’s nothing left. Our Lady of La Salette refers to the annihilation of nations. Ireland is annihilated; Ireland is no more, Ireland has reverted to a land of paganism that, like the Canaanites of old, will soon be murdering their own babies and they are joyful about it! I saw on the internet some of the news reports showing the people dancing in the streets over this wonderful liberation, women with signs, “At last we can do what we want to with our bodies and they’re not telling us anymore”.

Well, there is reason to be heartbroken. I lived for five years there and I can tell you I saw the last light of the sun as it disappeared over the hills. There is nothing left there (Father brought to tears). In 1907, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson wrote a novel called The Lord of the World. Fascinating book, everybody should read it. It’s a future science fiction dystopia about the antichrist in the Church, and in it in 1907 even then Robert Hugh Benson could not have imagined that Ireland would abandon the faith. So for the whole world Ireland was this one hold-out of Catholicism in the entire globe and look at it now. Look at it now.

So my dear faithful I know by faith that I should accept this as the chastisement of the good God and I’m not angry at God. I’m angry at our worthless, despicable hierarchy and I tell you solemnly you had better pray for our place here and you’d better support us and beg God to spare our little island here because the rest of it is literally going to hell, literally going to hell.

I had a sermon prepared about the Holy Trinity but I’ve been so preoccupied and furious and heartbroken by this turn of events, I couldn’t even do it, I couldn’t think of anything else. But I did want to leave you with one thought because the Trinity is so offended by this. I don’t know if it’s my imagination but I have this premonition that God’s justice will be swift and sure to Ireland. I don’t have anything to go on; I kept on thinking of the three days of darkness and things that might happen but it would certainly be a witness to the world.

Full sermon here

Saturday, 30 June 2018

The SSPX and Ecclesia Dei

Last week Fr Morgan celebrated his thirtieth anniversary as a Priest, congratulations to him from all. One wonders what he thinks of his birthplace and the current trajectory of the SSPX there?

The closing of the Oxford Mass center, (which was founded by Fr Wrighton in the chapel of East Hendred House, home of the Eyston family who are descendants of St Thomas More) is apparently due to a failure to grow!? I thought the SSPX had supplied jurisdiction due to its laity being unprepared to risk their faith by going elsewhere? How can one justify closing a Mass centre that had weekly Mass? 

Easily, when one reads the latest copy of its magazine ‘Ite Missa Est

To quote Fr Brucciani
..”The Ecclesia Dei commission was erected in opposition to the Society and the moment the Society disappears or is neutralised, it will be open season on the Fraternity of St. Peter, the Institute of Christ the King and all the rest. It is indeed a blessing that we have not fallen into Satan's trap of making these communities, who are closest to us, our worst enemies as is often the case for groups who exist on the periphery. They are good and holy people and, for the most part, our differences are not in the domain of faith, but of prudence and fortitude.

Okay, fair enough in part. To demonize those who attend Ecclesia Dei as liberals is not fair. However, historically the SSPX has made it very clear, to its own detriment in the eyes of trad-ecumenists, that one risks his faith by regularly attending these groups without even taking Communicatio in sacris into the equation.

This editorial appears to be part of an ever increasing softness on behalf of the SSPX towards Ecclesia Dei groups whilst hardening towards those who have left the SSPX over such issues. For example, one may recall Fr Brucciani’s comments when laity rightly raised objections regarding the SSPX magazine ‘Flying Squirrel’

Quote
Unfortunately, I did not foresee the scurrilous campaign of the dishonourable priests who have the effrontery of calling themselves the "Resistance"

Well thank goodness he did not fall into Satan’s trap of of making these communities, who are closest to us, our worst enemies!!

But then perhaps that is the point. That the new SSPX actually do feel closer to the various Ecclesia Dei groups than the likes of Fr Morgan, Chazal etc. 

Also in the UK, Fr Pazat in Preston decided to use a recent article on liberalism in the traditional movement to say

..So often we see so called Catholic traditional people who do not hesitate to refuse the judgement of our General Superior, because it is not according their opinion, their reason or their perception of the common good.” (Context here)

Whenever I hear SSPX priest's cite obedience in an argument I cringe, as it truly is the one virtue that we cannot use without turning it on ourselves from the viewpoint of a conservative catholic. I have heard that the issue of obedience is now voiced to such an extent in the UK, whether on a retreat or day of recollection etc, that it is almost a caricature. How long before wags start to take bets on how long passes before it is mentioned?!

If the Superior General was consistent there would be no need for such lectures.  See here for Bishop Fellay's latest.


The SSPX is rapidly revising its opposition to Ecclesia Dei. Perhaps this also explains the following change in the well known SSPX published book “Christian Warfare”?

2006 version
Latest version: Spot the difference



(Please note. An earlier version of this post featured a claim by Sean Johnson that an SSPX priest was joining the army as a military chaplain, and therefore compromising regards the novus ordo. Thank goodness he has clarified that the priest is to leave the SSPX before joining. Whilst it is sad to see a priest leave tradition, better that than what was first posited. See here for full article.)














Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The consecrations, Bishop Williamson and the General Chapter.

This week marks the thirtieth anniversary of the consecrations of the four bishops by Archbishop Lefebvre. This ‘operation survival’ continues through the work of Bishop Richard Williamson, who sadly, is the only one of the four who continues to resist modernist Rome under the same principles as the Archbishop.

As Bishop Williamson celebrates his anniversary in America with a biography of himself written by Dr David Allen White, what can we learn from his tenure as a bishop?

I was told in the past that he was never as ‘hard-line’ in many regards as two of his fellow bishops, yet when the tough decision had to be made, to not compromise when it mattered most, he came through in spite of the fact that it had life changing consequences. For who can doubt that he did not foresee ending his time in Broadstairs, away from long time confrères including those he ordained. How it must hurt to see how few of those he taught, had the courage to stand up against discomfort. Many have no wish to hear his name and those who do, now only whisper his name publicly in case overheard and reported. Not only does he have that cross to bear, but even among those aware of Menzingen's treachery, do we find priests who under the guise of asking him ‘to lead’ in practice they wish for a cardboard cut-out bishop who will do their will.
Verbum from 1988 Here

What of his fellow bishops, Fellay aside, how will they celebrate this anniversary? In spite of many previous assertions otherwise, Bishop De Galarreta is now standing side by side with Bishop Fellay. What of poor Bishop Tissier de Mallerais? When one looks at his writing over the years, for example, here, and here, (not forgetting the letter of three Bishops) how can he acquiesce? His part in all this is perhaps hardest to explain as he more than almost anyone would appear least likely to capitulate. Emotionalism? Perhaps. But there is still time. The up-coming general chapter gives those religious an opportunity to once more stand up and refuse to accept that modernist bishops have a ‘right’ to interfere in SSPX weddings, that any deal with Rome must deal with doctrine first and that the SSPX has lost its way and must return to the (true) position of Archbishop Lefebvre.

If we can learn one thing from Bishop Williamson, it is this - that some people have an opportunity in life to be heroic. To make a stand when they have no material or any other gain to be made from it, other than testifying to the truth and by this, witnessing to Almighty God. Let us hope and pray that at the Chapter some may take that opportunity.