As they gallop toward Rome, their home, the neo-SSPX (NSSPX) horsemen halt their stampede to offer a few responses regarding the consecration of Father Jean-Michel Faure a bishop by His Excellency, Bishop Richard Williamson. A more recent denouncement, A comparison of motives for a new bishop, attempts to comparatively distance the actions of Archbishop Lefebvre from the similar actions of Bishop Williamson.

 

The NSSPX frames the intentions of Bishop Williamson by stating that his actions were undertaken, essentially, for personal reasons and ceremoniously validated with statements of supernatural intentions to foster an appearance of sanctity. They state: “. . . personal motivations may indeed seem too human, and so they are accompanied by statements of supernatural intention . . .”.[2]

 

As this is a blatant misrepresentation, it is almost funny. The spin is amusing, but anything can be twisted to suit one’s agenda. A telling story illustrates this point: A man rescued a little girl after she had been caught by an African lion, while she had leaned too far into the lion’s cage. A gentleman observed the unfortunate incident and sprang into action. He walloped the lion over the nose with his umbrella. This stunned the lion and caused him to release his hold on the girl. The man pulled the girl free and returned her unharmed to her frantic parents. The entire episode had been witnessed by a journalist who endeavored to interview the heroic man. While speaking to him, the journalist noticed that the gentleman had a small bible in his pocket and asked if he was a Christian. Indeed, he was a Christian. Once the interview was complete, the journalist gave the man his card and told him that the article should appear in his newspaper the next day. Early the next morning, the man purchased a copy. He found the article, detailing his actions, with the following headline: Right-wing Christian Fundamentalist Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch.[2]

 

It must be a very distracting time for the NSSPX. All those twists and turns that they must navigate in their theatre of magical signposts along the road to raucous Rome, to join the mecca of infernal party boys – Rome is our home – giggle, giggle. Such must be the cause of detraction, I meant distraction.

 

They seem to have forgotten the telling signposts from one of their very own websites:

 

>>>>Shocking ecumenism of Pope Francis
>>>>Pope sorry for “breeding like rabbits” comments
>>>>Bishop Fellay: Church situation catastrophic!

Signposts that translate to read: Crisis in the Church – still!

 

For an individual, such as Bishop Williamson, who is highly literate as well as vastly observant, the many such signposts and the seemingly willful blindness of the NSSPX hierarchy offer more than a . . . mere doubt . . . that there is . . . sufficient cause . . . to act to protect the Faith as he did on March 19, 2015. In fact, his actions were far from . . . foolish haste . . ., but a testament to his . . . real prudence.

 

Catholics have a duty to fight for the Truth at all times, especially during times when the Church is hemorrhaging from one crisis after another. For each individual Catholic this battle is personal. All will render an account to God for their valour or their cowardice – laymen, priests and bishops alike.

 

Heed the words of Our Lady at La Salette, September 1846. She encouraged faithful Catholics to fight: Fight, children of light, you, the few who can see.

 

The Church has always recognized that enemies lurk within and that we must be constantly vigilant. In the Office of Holy Week (1890), we find words that were not penned by the willfully naïve: . . . see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. And they that hate thee have made their boasts, in the midst of thy solemnity.[3]

 

His Excellency, Archbishop Lefebvre, left a clear warning, too: . . . we must be very prudent and fight to the death, if need be, in order to deliver the Church from these enemies who are within.[4]

 

Where the deposit of Faith is being guarded by faithful Churchmen, there shall be found amongst them malevolent, ravenous termites – cunning and shapeshifting as ever, often framing the true faithful as the deviants. Isn’t it ironic!

 

When, therefore, has the fight for Truth not been personal, one’s own duty to act?

 

In The Case of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: Trial by Canon Law, Charles P. Nemeth, a lawyer, wrote: That Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre [now include Bishop Richard Williamson] conducted an unauthorized consecration is not a point of contention. The Act was done. But Acts are not the sole basis in the determination of ecclesiastical wrongs. An act in and of itself has no moral dimension or inherent imputability. An act must be linked to a mental state, an intent or mindset . . . Both the 1917 and 1983 Code [see Canon 1323, especially § 4 & 7] insist on a mental imputability to find one liable for the acts they commit .[5]

 

The NSSPX websites states the same: However, according to canon law, a person who believes, like Archbishop Lefebvre did, that there is a moral necessity to break a law (i.e., for the salvation of souls) would not incur any automatic penalties, even if that person were to be incorrect in that assessment .[6]

 

The author further explains: No “authority,” . . . can force a bishop to compromise in his teaching of Catholic faith or administering of Catholic sacraments. No “law,” can force him to cooperate in the destruction of the Church. With Rome giving no guarantee of preserving Catholic Tradition [now include the NSSPX], Archbishop Lefebvre had to do what he could with his God-given episcopal powers to guarantee its preservation. This was his duty as a bishop.[7]

 

And, in comparison, so it is with His Excellency, Bishop Williamson. May Our Lord bless him in abundance.

 

 

[1] A comparison of motives for a new bishop., retrieved from http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/comparison-motives-new-bishop-7745

[2] Kevin DUTTON, Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds, Anchor Canada, pp. 160-161.

[3] Office of Holy Week, M.H. Gill and Son, 1890, p. 147.

[4] Archbishop Marcel LEFEBVRE, Liberalism, The Angelus Press, 1980, p. 17 – text of a speech given at Barcelona, Spain, December 29, 1975.

[5] Charles P. NEMETH, M.S., J.D., L.L.M., The Case of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: Trial by Canon Law, Angelus Press, 1994, p. 37.

[6] Wasn’t Archbishop Lefebvre excommunicated?, retrieved from http://sspx.ca/en/faq-page/wasnt-archbishop-lefebvre-excommunicated-1994

[7] ibid

 

                                                                                                                                              Sr. Michaela Raphaela

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We urge anyone wanting a CD of this interview to purchase it from Hugh Akins at $10.95 USD each plus postage.  Hugh has a growing number of important talks on CD, including the very essential 12 hour long narration of Fr. Denis Fahey’s masterpiece, “The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World” (this one sells for $12.95 USD each).

 

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This episode was recorded on March 18, 2015.

 

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For a good translation, see:
http://www.therecusant.com/apps/blog/show/43238638-argentina-sspx-re-enters-the-conciliar-church
http://www.therecusant.com/clarin-april2015
 

 
A prominent member of the Resistance offers an important observation (and this says it all):
 
What I also see in it how they are using the Estate for this. If the estate is giving the legitimacy to the SSPX they also can take it from whomever they wish so.
 
Brazil have signed an agreement with the Vatican in 2009 ( http://www.concordatwatch.eu/topic-37261.834). Take a look in article 7:
 
Article 7
 
The Federal Republic of Brazil shall, in accordance with to its laws, take the measures necessary to ensure the protection of places of worship of the Catholic Church, as well as its liturgy, symbols, images and objects of veneration, against all forms of violation, disrespect and illegitimate use.
 
 
§ 1. No building, dependency or object related to the Catholic creed can, so as long as the social ends of the property and the [requirements of] the law are met, be demolished, occupied, transported, subject to alteration or consigned by the State and public bodies to different purposes, except due to the needs or utility of the state or because of social needs, in accordance with the Brazilian Constitution.

 
It means that if by any chance the Vatican declares that we are no longer catholics the estate could charge us for illegitimate use of the catholic symbols, liturgy, etc. And heard that those kind of agreement have been done with many countries since JPII. It very interesting to notice that this happened in Argentina just after the Consecration took place in Brasil.
 
The article 18 also leaves space for future addendum without any congressional approval.
 

The news is now posted
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/04/argentina-formally-recognizes-sspx-as.html#more
 
and includes a comment from the Vatican.
 
 
For another good analysis of what is going on, see:
http://cor-mariae.proboards.com/thread/3655/neosspx-returns-accepted-argentina
 

 

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The Coat of Arms of Bishop Faure

 

Coat of Arms 1

 

In the centre is the Lamb of the Apocalypse, the Alpha and the Omega, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, announced by Isaiah. The hearts recall the Vendeé martyrs of the revolution and the Fleur de Lys is the emblem of Catholic France. The motto, “ipsa cónteret” (“she shall crush”) is taken from the Vulgate, Genesis 3,15 where God prom- ises the victory of the Virgin Mary over the dragon.

(explanation taken from “Exclusive Interview with Fr. Faure” with “Non Possumus” March 18, 2015)

 

Coat of Arms 2

 

 

If any reader would like to produce a similar activity for the coats of arms of Bishop Williamson, Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop Castro de Mayer, please send it to us and we will be happy to post it.

 

Pax et Bonum

 

Sister Constance TOSF

Happy Feast Day

13 April 2015

Today is the feast day of st Hermenegild. We consider him a patron saint of the Resistance. To see why, please refer to:
 
http://www.ecclesiamilitans.com/2014/10/13/further-information-on-st-hermenegild/
 

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Today Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer blessed and imposed the cord and scapular upon Sr. Pia of Vermont.  Deo gratias!  Also, Fr. Pfeiffer received St. Ignatius of Loyola of New Hampshire as a postulant.  Deo gratias again!

 

We congratulate both of them and welcome Br. Ignatius to the Fraternity of St. Mary of the Angels.

 

Several pictures of the ceremonies are shown below.

 

The fraternity members list has been updated.

 

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2015 04 12 – Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer Sermon – Low Sunday – Hartford, CT

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“What could be clearer? We must [according to Rome] henceforth obey and be faithful to the Conciliar Church, no longer to the Catholic Church. Right there is our whole problem: we are suspended a divinis by the Conciliar Church, the Conciliar Church, to which we have no wish to belong! That Conciliar Church is a schismatic church because it breaks with the Catholic Church that has always been. It has its new dogmas, its new priesthood, its new institutions, its new worship… The Church that affirms such errors is at once schismatic and heretical. This Conciliar Church is, therefore, not Catholic. To whatever extent Pope, Bishops, priests, or the faithful adhere to this new church, they separate themselves from the Catholic Church.”
(Archbishop Lefebvre, Reflections on His Suspension A Divinis, July 29, 1976)

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The Archconfraternity of the Cord of St. Francis introductory leaflet may be downloaded here.