No Cross, No Victory
Part One (by Fr Chazal) is here: http://tradcatknight.blogspot.ca/2016/02/fr-chazal-no-cross-no-victory.html
What follows is Part Two
THE NEXT BIG EMBARASSMENT…
…is the advent of “Archbishop Ambrose” Moran: a self styed successor of Cardinal Slipji, but in fact a liar, a forgerer and a schismatic intruder.
i understand the need of Fr Pfeiffer for a bishop, but it cannot be someone who cannot prove that he is even a priest. the contents of William Moran’s papers and affirmations are self refuting. That dog don’t hunt.
I did all i could to warn Kentucky privately, but i am shivering at the prospect of a misfit bishop (and his progeny) going around in such dubious ministrations. Hopefully the Resistance at large rejects the idea, except two(?) priests and a few angry bloggers.
yet after recoiling in late November, and despite the very factual and canonical study of Fr Ortiz, the bird is out the cage, again, in January. At first i believed that the sole enumeration of W.Moran’s claims would suffice, but even the facts and evidences brought by Fr Ortiz are met with rejection and the accusation of evil intent against Fr Pfeiffer, who views our attempts to expose W.Moran as public attacks.
If Kentucky cannot understand that the Resistance will reject this invalid and seriously illicit episcopal line (and all the fruits thereof), let them consider that W.Moran, even within the Orthodox schismatic Church, was always a vagus. The same pattern as with bishop Hiroji will repeat itself. W.Moran did not stay long with the sedevacantists either. Beyond the lies and forgeries, there is something that we don’t yet know about W.Moran, that makes him jump somewhere, anywhere else.
For, my biggest hope as far as Moran is concerned, is Moran himself. Fr Hewko reports that he told the seminarians they should join the Eastern Rite because it would allow them to become married priests. So Fr Hewko says Moran is History as far as he is concerned, and because he is an honest gentlepriest, I believe him. But is this the case with Fr Joe now? My guess is that he is hesitating because he cannot afford to lose Fr Hewko and no other priest of the Resistance is backing him up on this.
When one considers the difficulties Fr Cekada experiences to refute the attacks of Fr Jenkins against the validity of the Thuc line, one can imagine the uphill battle Fr Joe would face to impose the Moran line. And with Moran validity is not the only issue, because until 2015, he was still officially a member of the Orthodox Church.
Once Fr Joe realises that our grounds are serious and not hostile to him, let us try to hope he will recognize his mistake. next cross please.
(Thankfully, Fr Joe is replying also to his emails now. He denies vehemently any moranic mass happened with his permission. He is a gruntlepriest, so i believe him. Yet i as i still harry him on why he gave that stupid pro moran sermon on January 7th, i am not getting any reply. Perhaps he is stirring the pot, trying to get us all wind up, showing we are after them, creating a siege, or just wanting to tell Fr Ortiz to get lost, as Fr Hewko told me. Yet what is on Fr Ortiz menu is no small thing and really happened, and in normal time, is assorted with a whole array of canonical sanctions. Luckily there are no canonical courts to issue admonitions, declare the penalties incurred, ferendae or latae sententiae, impose them and, should Fr Joe repent, lift them). So i am very happy Fr Joe does not get away, and bashing the Old Circus Horse will not deflect the blame that successfully, even by calling him a Bishop Fellay bis, a resistance bishop Fellay.
If i call a non priest to perform sacrileges and deceptions up there in my bamboo seminary, i will need a Fr Pfeiffer to torpedoyoutube me into submission, or at least help force me to change bearing. Let us hope that Fr Joe will kindly realise that because we are in a state of necessity and exception, we are not allowed to do anything we please, nor to get away with anything bad that happen. Bishop Williamson is not getting away, so, please Father, get in line. Yours truly is next.
otherwise there is an already long line of impfellayible people, suit yourself.)
THE TRIBULATIONS OF THE CHURCH
While this tempest rages in the little glass of the Resistance, i am also drawing some flak from harboring Fr Paul Kramer. Fr Kramer is a sedealterist, sede (seat), alter (another); namely, for him, the seat is not vacant, but occupied by Annas, while i still maintain that it is Caiphas, the front man set up by Annas, who is the reigning pontiff. Fr Kramer also maintains that Ratzinger is a heretic, yet with more restraints than Bergoglio. my reply is that the malice of Ratzinger is of a different kind; Archbishop Lefebvre called him “the snake”. I am no archbish, but Pope Francis is to me “the crocodile” who openly seeks the destruction, while the operation of the other destroyer is much harder to fathom:
Benedict XVI still calls himself pope, with the bizarre, unheard of title for a pope: emeritus. he wars the white garb and stays in the vatican, and appears in public on key occasions (“blessing” of gayish devilish statue of St Michael, jubilee of Mercy, “canonization” of STJP2TG…). Worse his stepping down document does not qualify as a renunciation from office because he just gave up papal office in its exercise and the document includes a (perhaps) deliberate grammatical error that invalidates the process. The health of Benedict is no worse that that of Francis, and intellectually, Ratzinger is still a powerhouse compared to the clowninsh mind of Bergoglio. So how could he resign on the ground of poor health? That is a lie (one in many you may add).
The goal of Ratzinger, in accordance with Rahner’s proposal, is to divide the papacy: he explicitly stated in his decree of renunciation that the munus of office is both active and passive, and, on February 27th, in his final audience, he stated his “decision to renounce the active exercise of the Ministry”.
Francis is following suit and talks about resigning humbly this year perhaps. This spirit of resignation is accompanied with a constant talk of “redefining the petrine ministry”. Francis is already curtailing the power of the Roman Curia with his Politburo of eight Cardinals, his putting women in decisional positions within roman dicasteries, his open dislike for his title of Pope (Ratzinger dumped the Tiara from the Papal Coat of Arms as well). Since the decree “Lumen Gentium” of Vatican II, (that created a dual supreme authority at the top of the Church: the Pope and the assembly of bishops), there has never been any pause in this diluting of the powers of the Papacy.
I understand Fr Kramer’s cry for legality and legitimacy, but i am shedding no tears at the self demise of Benedict who was a cunning and dangerous demolisher of the Faith, something Father does not deny. So i am not going to indulge in a “my heretic is more valid than your” contest. In military terms, i am refusing the charge.
Moreover it is Ratzinger who has engineered this new diabolical disorientation, and he backs up and praises Francis constantly. i think it is exactly his intent to keep us guessing and fighting each other by bolstering Francis “authority”, while keeping an indeterminate “passive” fraction of his office in his back hand. Neither Francis, nor Benedict ought to be heeded: they are two different types of heretics for two different phases of revolution…. what we had successively in Paul VI (Robespierre-Francis) and John Paul II (Napoleon-Benedict), we face now simultaneously in Frenedict and Benecis. It is just their “animus delendi” (will to destroy). either way.
It’s Anny & Caiphy little game of power of darkness, let them play, it’s their hour, don’t enter in their game, let it be, just as Our Lord never cared a minute for their vain annocacocaiphic machinations in his times. It’s the devil’s symphony and dance of monkeys…
I also asked Fr Kramer:”When Benedict dies, who will be the Pope?” “World War III will sort out everything” was the answer. this suggest that the cunning resignation of Benedict leaves an immediate question, but a much bigger and permanent damage after he has gone to face his Maker: a Papacy gradually turning into a democratic presidential office. The intervening years of Frenedict change nothing. And here Fr Kramer agrees; it is the bigger and more radical problem. they are gutting the papacy of its substance… down the line there will be women cardinals, not just openly gay cardinals that we have today, who knows, popess Hillary Clinton?
Revolution never stops and Francis is impatient.
So, when a filipino taxi driver tells me “the Santo Padre is coming for the Eucharistic Congress in Cebu”, I don’t say nay. There is still One Church and a Whiteness in a land far far away, but its whiteness is gradually fading. Still the Pope is the lynchpin of this taxi driver and the vast majority of Catholics today. St Thomas (Suppl. Q.58 Art.7 (?)) says clearly that this is what the papacy naturally does, aside of its other duties, none of which Frenedict wants to fulfil.
So we are not being pinned to the “pars maior” because it is the majority, or for apostolic reasons, even if they have their importance (on the pastoral level it is much easier to explain that Francis is a horribly bad Pope), but, as St Thomas says, what holds Catholics together is the Pope and those who touch the Pope are schismatics IN THE SENSE that they are dividing people apart from the flock (most sedes are NOT schismatics, and i would be glad to taste some flak for this as well). better not touch Saul, and even Isboseth… they are fading by themselves lamentably anyways… they will not stand forever because they are not in good terms with the One who anoited them.
Lastly, (I don’t want to be too long), if Francis is the usurper, what kind of usurper is he, since the whole set up of the usurpation is not his but Benedict’s? That is why the prophecy of St Francis calls him an “uncanonically elected POPE”, not an uncanically elected antipope.
Yet I am very glad to taste some flak for the friendship of such a remarkable priest as Fr Kramer, and I learned a lot from him.
So, with Fr Kramer, I refuse the charge. i disagree, but it is not worth to fight over it. There are plenty of fights elsewhere, like in Korea where the lawsuit between Doctora Kim and the xspx is over; the Court splitting the asset of the priory evenly. In Bangkok our contact family has received great trials, soon after joining the Resistance. Elsewhere some misunderstandings happen at times, but perhaps we are getting a second Korean vocation (in fact he is the fifth candidate i refused this year, and Dom Thomas is not recommending the potential Brazilian carmelite postulant all that much either). I am seeing new faces in Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, but this is not spectacular breakthrough or increase. you may say it is holding better in East Asia.
In the Philippines our four groups in Luzon are very weak for different reasons, the most spectacular being our St Raphael’s chapel in Nueva Ecija, North of Manila. Men put their rosaries on the rear mirror of course, but that’s about how far their devotion goes. Most Catholic customs have evaporated after 50 years of Vatican II… (what do you expect Padre?). An angry old lady called a novus ordo priest over there, to reclaim the group after our passage, but our main man will not give up, and so we shall return.
The ordination of Fr John ocd, next June 29th, will carry the day i believe in Luzon. But he has a big mountain to climb; the least thing not being the Carmelite monastery he is planning to open in Laguna. One Postulant has arrived and a second from Brazil is perhaps being sent by Dom Thomas Aquinas. Let us not cook our chickens, yet, as far as the temporal sword is concerned, Brother John has a few very reliable people to confide in. He says his Laguna community is interested in Tradition.
In Leyte, Fr Picot’s work is taking some roots. He is buiding a Church in Maasin for 100 faithful, while Hindang has already twenty nested in a plywood cathedral built by a renowned facebook crusader. In Ormoc a brutal murder happened in the full view of the village. People were shocked but the tragic event reinforced the parish a lot in its cohesion.
In Cebu the locals of Pamutan valley have yet to arrive, but Cebu proper is growing.
In Mindanao, five groups now, but for of them are definitely micro groups, while Camiguin is taking off after the finishing of the concrete chapel. Our 70 to 80 strong procession on the fiesta day got the locoal novusordites flagergasted Hundreds of them were waiting the beginning of a funeral when we passed, chanting and praying, all flags, statues raised processionally.
Fr Picot got some bumps on his road in Australia, but perhaps these were to be expected. Our new chapel in New Zealand has a fairly good size, yet no priestly vocations are manifesting themselves down under, which means it will take a long time before this part of Austrasia can fly on its own, unlike India where the victory of the Cross can already be scented.