As most of you are aware, His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson and the Kentucky Fathers (Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer and Fr. David Hewko) are at odds with each other.  Things really started to heat up after His Excellency’s infamous comments regarding active attendance at the Novus Ordo Mass spoken in June 2015.  Eventually it got to the point where the term “Fake (or False) Resistance” was applied by the Kentucky Fathers and their supporters towards Bishop Williamson and his supporters.  The Winter 2017 Issue of Gladium published by the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary defines the Fake Resistance as such:

 

“The Fake Resistance was a movement, beginning in 2013, engineered to neutralize the real Resistance, and lead souls in the very same direction of compromise, while at the same time appearing to be ‘conservative’.”

 

Then it continues:

 

“What is wrong with the Fake Resistance? Why are their teachings so unclear? The answer is in the DOCTRINAL errors of the Fake Resistance. Led by Bp. Williamson, it is meant to channel Traditional Catholics to the novel idea that the New Mass and Vatican II are indeed bad and harmful, but that they are merely a secondary problem. So they will insist that the New Religion can help you live your faith, but not that it is really deadly to souls. They insist that the problem of Vatican II is that it is ‘ambiguous’ but not that it is erroneous and heretical.”

 

Prior to the publication of this issue of Gladium, Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko gave conferences (see herehere, and here) in September 2017 on the errors of Bishop Williamson.  Fr. Hewko, on August 28, 2016, preached (see here) that we should tell Bishop Williamson not to come to the missions to give confirmations until he renounces his errors.  Here is a clip from this August 28, 2016 sermon:

 

 

Fr. Hewko has also preached on several occasions that we should not attend the Masses of Bishop Williamson.  Now I must admit that I have never heard Fr. Pfeiffer publicly say these things.  However, I remember driving Fr. Pfeiffer to the Toronto airport after Mass on March 12, 2017 and I asked him whether he would celebrate Mass with Bishop Williamson.  Fr. Pfeiffer responded that he doesn’t think he would.  Nonetheless, the true (and even fake) Resistance faithful know that if a bishop or priest publicly teaches errors we should avoid his Masses.  We apply the red light to neo-SSPX Masses and the same we do to fake Resistance Masses.

 

Given, then, what I have written above, I was disturbed to read on The Catacombs forum a post made by a forum member, who goes by the name of Machabees and is an avid proponent of the Kentucky Fathers, that Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko wrote in May 2018 to Bishop Williamson to come administer the sacraments at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church and seminary, and that they have been doing this every year.  Here is the quote:

 

“The SSPX-mc priests (Frs. Pfeiffer and Hewko) wrote another letter (sent via confirmed email) this past May 2018 to Bishop Williamson, as they do every year, requesting Holy oils, Confirmations, and elevations to priesthood for the Traditional Catholic seminarians present serving the Church.”  

 

Here is a screenshot of part of Machabees’ post:

 

 

When I read this, I said to myself, “What!”  How could Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko preach that Bishop Williamson teaches errors and, in the case of Fr. Hewko, preach that we should not go to his Masses, and yet write to him to come administer the sacraments?  Another forum member, Fidelis, in the very next post iterated some of my thoughts on the matter:

 

“Shouldn’t BW recant first his heresies regarding the New Mass and openness to the Sedevacantist before one receives the Sacraments from him or it doesn’t matter considering the dire circumstances? If that is the case then what is the problem of going to the Orthodox Bishop or NovusOrdo for the ordination? The way I see it and please clarify, the False resistance must be treated with caution like the NeoSspx until they convert back to the stance of combat for the Faith!”

 

Here is a screenshot of Fidelis’ post:

 

 

My friends, please consider this.  Imagine if Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko wrote to Bishop Fellay to come to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church and seminary to administer the sacraments despite the fact they preach that Bishop Fellay teaches errors.  What would be your reaction?  I hope it would be one of shock!  Now if Bishop Williamson is the leader of the fake Resistance, does that not place him in the same category as Bishop Fellay?  Yes; it does.  The common ground is that they both teach errors.  The difference between the two bishops, then, is only a matter of degree and not of substance.  So for Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko to preach one thing and then do another is very troubling.  Furthermore, the Kentucky Fathers’ willingness to have Bishop Williamson come administer the sacraments is a variant of tradecumenism, which was also condemned by them (see here).  Therefore, the question needs to be asked whether or not Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko are also part of the fake Resistance.  I wrote to the Fathers at least twice regarding their letters to Bishop Williamson and neither of them responded to me.

 

Now some defenders of the Kentucky Fathers might argue that the need for future true Resistance priests takes precedence over Bishop Williamson’s errors.  If that is the case, then those defenders should have no problem with the Kentucky Fathers asking a neo-SSPX, Sedevacantist, or a Vatican II adhering bishop consecrated before 1968 to come and perform ordinations for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminarians.  After all, as long as we have a moral certitude of validity, what’s the problem?  Well, the problem is that doctrine comes first.  Our fight first and foremost is a doctrinal one.  To set aside doctrine is no better than what the neo-SSPX is doing with Modernist Rome.  To set aside doctrine really undermines the very basis of our decision to be in the true Resistance in the first place.  How, then, will the Catholic Church continue without future priests?  This is not the concern of Fr. Pfeiffer or Fr. Hewko because being simple priests they do not have the sacerdotal power to make new priests.  A seminary requires a bishop because the output of that seminary are priests.  A priest has a moral obligation to run a seminary only if he is commanded to do so by a legitimate superior, but it is that superior that must provide the bishop.  Since Fr. Pfeiffer, a simple priest, runs the Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminary, but is not being commanded to run it by any legitimate superior (who would anyways need to provide a bishop), he has no moral obligation to run it.  Yet he speaks and acts as if he does have moral obligation to do so.  This leads him to seek out the ministerial services of a compromising bishop (or even one that has questionably valid orders).  This places in danger the Faith (or even the validity of the sacraments) for the sake of a seminary.  In essence, that which Fr. Pfeiffer is morally obliged to provide (e.g., the Faith and valid sacraments) becomes endangered by that which he is not morally obliged to provide (e.g., a seminary).

 

In my communications with Fr. Rafael, O.S.B., regarding this matter, he stated that Fr. Pfeiffer should not set aside doctrine for the sake of the sacraments and should be willing to lose each and every seminarian rather than compromise with the fake Resistance or questionably valid bishops.  I must agree.

 

Let us keep the Kentucky Fathers in our prayers.

 

Addendum – screenshots of the YouTube videos linked to above:

 

I wish you all a blessed Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel!

 

 

Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen.

 

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

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Necessary Precisions to Those Who Resist the Conciliar Fury and Its Mistakes – Fr. Hugo Ruiz Vallejo

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Dear Faithful,

 

I am a priest of the Resistance and I have two Mass centers: the city of Mexico and Queretaro.

 

We are keeping the Faith and following the line of Archbishop Lefebvre without compromise. No agreement, no Sedevacantism, no recourse to a  bishop with doubtful doctrine, and especially not to doubtful or schismatic ones.

 

I visited Quebec once in December 2015:

 

http://filiimariae.over-blog.com/2015/12/sermons-conference-m-l-abbe-hugo-ruiz-27-29-decembre-2015.html

 

If you are interested in having Mass in your area or would like to contact me for another purpose, please do so at the following:

 

hugoruizv12.22@gmail.com

+52 5533679642
+52 4422542515

 

P.S, I speak Spanish and French.

 

 

If you would like to send a donation to Fr. Ruiz, please do so at the following PayPal account:

 

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Chapel in Queretaro

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A Thought for the Day

24 September 2018

 

This is taken from the March 1915 issue of the Franciscan Herald.

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A Thought for the Day

19 September 2018

 

This is taken from the March 1915 issue of the Franciscan Herald.

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A Thought for the Day

18 September 2018

 

This is taken from the January 1915 issue of the Franciscan Herald.

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A Thought for the Day

17 September 2018

 

This is taken from the March 1915 issue of the Franciscan Herald.

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Father Hugo Ruiz V. requested that the following unanswered letter be made public.

 

August 28th 2018

 

Dear Father Hewko,

 

I am sending this letter to you but I would like you to communicate it, please, also to Father Pfeiffer.

 

Since I met you with Father Pfeiffer, I have always had in very good concept your people and your apostolate. I note that you have reacted correctly to the FSSPX crisis and that, with great zeal, you have helped many of the faithful abandoned by the neo-FSSPX in the four corners of the United States, and elsewhere. Likewise, your firmness to avoid any doctrinal decline in what today is called “resistance” which would simply be the authentic continuation of the work of Monsignor Lefebvre and the Church.

 

It is true that times are difficult and that we do not know how much longer this terrible crisis can last, not only for the Church but also for society and the world. But it is also true that in this expectation we must always refer to Divine Providence since God can do everything and he watches over us, we must always believe that, at a given moment, God will come to our aid, because he cannot abandon his indefinitely, it is impossible. However, He puts us to the test for a time, and that is why we must know how to wait and not rush into trying to force a given situation.

 

The fact that you do not yet find a bishop to ordain your seminarians does not mean that you would never find him. If we have to wait, we must wait, but we should not force the situation and resort to a “bishop” who is, at best, doubtful. It was sufficiently proved that “Bishop” Ambrose Moran was not ordained by Cardinal Slipyj and that even after the alleged ordination he continued his activities in the schismatic Orthodox church. The solution to your problems is not there, it is obviously not God’s will. By this decision you can break the trust of the faithful that have recourse to your apostolate and to whom you have so far done so much good. I ask you fraternally, as a priest whom you esteem, to distance yourself definitively from this man who is not clear in anything about what he does, all this is a false solution, an illusion. Henceforth, it is necessary to make a public retraction because the ordination “under condition” of Father Poisson is a very serious matter, you must dissociate yourself publicly and definitively from Ambroise Moran, because by this error, even your Catholic orthodoxy is compromised. If you do not go back and make reparation for this mistake I personally would be obliged, to my regret, to move away from you and your apostolate, for it is a matter of first order.

 

You can count with my fraternal prayers and support in all that is good.

 

May the Immaculate Virgin enlighten and guide you,

 

Father Hugo Ruiz V.

 

 

(French original version)

 

Bien cher Mr l’abbé Hewko,

 

je vous adresse ce courrier a vous mais je voudrais que vous le communiquiez, s’il vous plaît, aussi a Mr l’abbé Pfeiffer.

 

Depuis que je vous connais avec Mr l’abbé Pfeiffer j’ai toujours eu en très bon concept vos personnes et de votre apostolat. Je constate que vous avez réagi correctement vis-a-vis de la crise de la FSSPX et que, avec beaucoup de zèle, vous avez aide beaucoup des fidèles abandonnez au quatre coins des États Unis, et ailleurs. De même, votre fermeté pour éviter tout déclin doctrinal dans ce que l’on appelle aujourd’hui “la résistance” laquelle ne serait simplement que la continuation authentique de l’oeuvre de Monseigneur Lefebvre et de l’Église.

 

C’est vrai que le temps sont difficiles et que nous ne savons pas combien de temps peut encore durer cette crise affreuse, non seulement de l’Église mais aussi de la société et du monde. Mais aussi c’est vrai que dans cette attente nous devons toujours faire référence a la Divine Providence puisque Dieu peut tout et qu’il veille sur nous, il faut toujours croire que, a moment donné, Dieu viendra a notre secours, car il ne peut pas abandonner les siens indéfiniment, c’est impossible. Cependant il nous met a l’épreuve pour un temps, et c’est pour cela qu’il faut savoir attendre et ne pas se précipiter en voulant forcer une situation donné.

 

Le fait que vous ne trouvez pas encore un évêque pour ordonner vos séminaristes cela ne veut pas dire que vous ne le trouverais jamais. S’il faut attendre il faut attendre, mais il ne convient pas de forcer la situation et de faire recours a un “évêque” qui est, dans les meilleurs des cas, douteux. Il a été suffisamment prouve que “Mgr” Ambroise Moran n’a pas été ordonne par le Cardinal Slipyj et que même après la prétendue ordination il a continue ses activités dans l’église orthodoxe schismatique. La solution a vos problèmes ne se trouve pas là, ce n’est pas évidement la volonté de Dieu. Par cette décision vous pouvez casser la confiance des fidèles qu’on fait recours a votre apostolat et a qui vous avez jusqu’au présent fait tant de bien. Je vous demande fraternellement, comme un prêtre que vous estime, de vous éloigner définitivement de cette homme qui n’est pas clair en rien de ce qu’il fait, tout cela est une fausse solution, une illusion. Désormais il est nécessaire faire une rétractation publique car l’ordination “sous condition” de Mr l’abbé Poisson est un affaire très grave, il faut vous dissocier publiquement et définitivement de Ambroise Moran, car par cet erreur, même votre orthodoxie catholique est compromise. Si vous ne faites marche en arrière et faites réparation de cet erreur moi personnellement je serais obligé, a mon regret, de m’éloigner de vous et de votre apostolat, car c’est un affaire de premier ordre.

 

Vos pouvez comptez avec mes fraternelles prières et mon soutien dans tout ce qui est bien.

 

Que la Vierge Immaculée vous éclaire et vous guide,

 

Abbé Hugo Ruiz V.

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