Pilgrimage Recap

5 October 2014

Our Lady of Good Success Mission held their first pilgrimage to the Martyrs’ Shrine on this past Saturday. In spite of potentially bad weather, it turned out to be a beautiful experience. The Faithful started off with a Rosary recited in the Shrine itself and then proceeded to say the Stations of the Cross in the outdoor location. Several non-Traditional pilgrims and a NO priest joined us for the Stations of the Cross. Deo gratias!
 
The pilgrims then met for a potluck held in a parishioners’ home. A good time was held by all, and heartfelt thanks go to the hosting family.
 
We are already making plans to have our second pilgrimage in May 2015 at a shrine in the Kitchener area. This idea was suggested by a friend and we are hoping to make it work. Please mark it in on your calendar.
 
Remember that suggestions for parish activities are always welcome. 

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In this sermon, the 6th of a series published from the Retreats for Men in the Resistance given in June 2014, Father Pfeiffer gives many important lessons.
 
A few examples are worth noting.
 
Hermenegild was a Spanish prince who had to make a choice. He could accept Communion from an Arian priest or die. Since that priest was a heretic, Hermenegild decided that he was unable to take Communion which would denote his acceptance of the heretical teachings. Bishop Fellay has issued the April 15th Declaration which contains heretical statements (which Father Pfeiffer details). Hence, following the example of St Hermenegild, we cannot accept the Sacraments from Bishop Fellay and, by extension, from SSPX priests who represent his policies (see our prior article).
 
Father notes that Pope Pius X wrote a Motu Proprio in answer to modernist conclusions that various encyclicals did not contain a penalty, therefore could be disregarded. He wrote that people who disagreed in any way with Pascendi, The Syllabus of Errors and other key encyclicals were already excommunicated and that seminarians holding these views could not be ordained. What did the Vatican II “theologians” have to say about these documents? They called Vatican II a “Counter-Syllabus”. Therefore, we can infer that Modernists are already excommunicated and that Modernist Rome must be avoided until it comes back to the Catholic Faith. Clearly, we cannot seek an agreement or recognition!
 
Father then notes that throughout the history of the Church (Old Testament and New), people were given a choice of accepting a heretical doctrine or being martyred. Father concludes by asking the men in the retreat this question: Can you sign this document (April 15th Declaration) or be beheaded?
 

  

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Participants in discussions on some Resistance boards continue to maintain that the SSPX Chapels/Masses should be given a yellow light and that we should not stay away until we see erroneous doctrine being taught. They are missing a few points:

They are focussing on what is being taught – no current teaching error, therefore no problem. With this line of thought, the logical conclusion is that it is then permissible/required to go to Indult Masses, as they too do not currently teach error and do promote the Tridentine Mass. If this is sufficient, then there is no state of emergency, so there is no reason for the SSPX to exist. There are plenty of groups available within the structure of the Modern Church to meet this preference.

A further point that we can make is that the individual SSPX/Indult/NO priest, who may be personally solid, by staying within the organization represents the policies/principles of the organization. So, although the SSPX priest may be against the organizational policies/procedures, he still represents acceptability of 95% of Vatican II, acceptance of the new Code of Canon Law, NOM’s being legitimately promulgated (and therefore legitimate), etc.

The modern SSPX no longer passes on the fullness of the Teaching of the Catholic Church, partly by omission and partly by distorting the teachings of their founder. The fullness of the Truth is no longer sought, but a practical agreement becomes the target.

Lessons learned through observance of the many other Indult groups are ignored. Modernist Rome is considered trustworthy enough to be obeyed without criticizing their errors.

These participants, however,  are not focussing on what is not being taught – omission of teaching about what doctrinal and pastoral errors are present in the Modernist Church. Thus, by not warning their flock of these errors, the SSPX is in fact condoning these errors. The average adherent then thinks that everything in the Church must be acceptable, otherwise Father would be warning him. The SSPX thus becomes guilty of sins of omission by condoning these errors; the adherents are at risk for what they are not being taught.

The decision to continue to attend the Masses/Sacraments is defended as claiming that they are still valid and are the normal means of Grace, therefore it is sinful to stay away from them. What is not considered is that God is not limited to normal means. If our Faith is at risk due to the factors noted above, then it is imprudent and sinful to accept these normal means from the compromised SSPX. We might as well go to the NOM, if it is legitimately promulgated and thus is itself the normal means.

We conclude then that this line of thinking is flawed and that one cannot continue to consider the SSPX Masses/Sacraments of being worthy of a yellow light, but must be considered as worthy of a red light.

 

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This is great news!  Mr. Hugh Akins has reactivated the League of Christ the King (LKC) under the auspices of the SSPX-Marian Corps.  Deo gratias!

 

Mr. Akins explains his decision and the importance of the League in a letter dated September 18, 2014 that he sent to about 1,000 Catholic men.  You may read the letter at this link:

 

http://www.lkcleagueofchristtheking.com/lkc-reactivated-hugh-akins

 

I have created a pdf version of this letter, which may be downloaded here.

 

At the following link, Mr. Akins explains the importance of Catholic Action (which what the League is all about) with quotes from the Popes:

 

http://www.lkcleagueofchristtheking.com/catholic-action

 

I have created a pdf version of this document, which may be downloaded here.

 

Mr. Akins will also begin again publishing the official quarterly magazine of the League of Christ the King called ‘Oportet Christum Regnare’ (Christ Must Reign).  This magazine is subscription based, but you may also purchase individual issues. More information on this may be downloaded here.

 

You are most welcome to print out copies of any of the downloads and distribute them to Catholic men who may be interested.

 

The call to action is now!

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The Holy Cross Monastery in Brazil is willing to offer Masses for the Poor Souls in Purgatory without stipends.  Please see here for more information.

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The transcript of this open letter may be downloaded here.

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This sermon by Father Pfeiffer is a must listen for:

SSPX priests “fighting from within”

Resistance members indecisively falling by the wayside

Single girls afraid to get married and have babies

Single men afraid to commit to a marriage

People who just want to get along with the world

In other words, most of us can benefit from this sermon.

 

Sept. 13, 2014, New Hampshire, what to do when we don’t know

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We are planning a pilgrimage at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland on Saturday October 4th. We will meet at the Shrine at 1 pm and pray the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary. A family has kindly offered to host a potluck afterwards. Please email me for further details at:

 

cmcpaxtecum@yahoo.ca

 

Please note: There will be no Mass on either October 4th or 5th.

 

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“On the morning of Tuesday 23 September from 11 am to 1 pm, a cordial meeting took place at the premises of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, between Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X. The meeting was also attended by Archbishops Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.I., secretary of the same Congregation, Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary and Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, along with two assistants from the Society of St. Pius X, Rev. Niklaus Pfluger and Rev. Alain-Marc Nély.

 

“During the meeting, various problems of a doctrinal and canonical nature were examined, and it was decided to proceed gradually and over a reasonable period of time in order to overcome difficulties and with a view to the envisioned full reconciliation.”

 

Source

 

And the betrayal of the Catholic Faith and mission and memory of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre by the superiors of the neo-SSPX proceeds…..

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