Today is the second anniversary of that infamous sermon given by His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota.  The following is the quote that really caught my ear back then:

 

“We told them very clearly, if you accept us as is, without change, without obliging us to accept these things, then we are ready.”

 

By these words Bishop Fellay publicly opposed the old SSPX adage of “no canonical agreement prior to a doctrinal resolution”.  In other words, he publicly adopted a position in opposition to that of the SSPX founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who from the 1988 Consecrations onward clearly and firmly held the position that Rome must accept the pre-conciliar Magisterial teachings prior to the resumption of discussions regarding a canonical regularization.  It is true that there were almost two years of doctrinal discussions between Rome and the SSPX prior to this sermon, but the conclusion reached was that each party could not convince the other of its position.

 

My friends, does this make any sense?  The SSPX starts the doctrinal discussions with Rome in 2009 with the position that the doctrinal differences between the two parties must be resolved prior to any canonical regularization.  Then almost two years of discussions are held after which both parties cannot come to an agreement on the doctrinal discrepancies.  Nonetheless, soon after Bishop Fellay is willing to accept a canonical regularization so long as Rome accepts the SSPX “as is”.  Huh?  It does make sense, however, if the doctrinal discussions actually convinced Bishop Fellay that Rome was not so wrong after all.  Hmmm.

 

You may also listen to the Feb. 2, 2012 sermon here.  Start at the 39:50 mark if you want to hear Bishop Fellay’s statement quoted above.

 

For a history of the changes in the SSPX leadership’s attitude regarding a canonical regularization, please download the article I wrote one year ago entitled “The Society of St. Pius X and the Diocesan Bishops”.

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I wish you all a most blessed Feast of the Purification.  Today we also honour Our Lady under Her title of Good Success.  She is the Patroness of the SSPX-Marian Corps Toronto.  Below is the statue that was made in Quito, Ecuador and which is placed next to the altar at every Mass sponsored by the Our Lady of Good Success Mission.

 

Please pray today to Our Lady under Her title of Good Success that She may grant us a permanent Resistance priest for the Toronto area.

 

Our Lady of Good Success Statue

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On Sunday, January 26, 2014 Fr Jean, a Capuchin priest in Morgon France, with the permission of his Superior, gave a sermon to the Faithful wherein he outlined why we have to stick to principles, that there is a long history of doing so in the Church. He further explained that the position of the Resistance is that we are sticking to the principle as outlined in the 2006 General Chapter – no practical agreement with Rome without a Doctrinal agreement, and why we see that as important. He makes clear that he is not attacking anyone personally, not even Bishop Fellay, but it is important to present the principles at stake.

 
As a member of the Franciscan Third Order, I am encouraged that maybe some day, they too will join the Resistance. Fr Jean definitely sees the issues. Hopefully, someone will translate these important French documents into English.

 
Transcript of the sermon is here (as is the audio):
Sermon

 
The handout mentioned in the sermon is here:
Handout

 
Brother Joseph, TOSF

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Take a look at this page:

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/how-do-i-turn-my-rosary-crusade-tally-3204

and the image of the crucifix.

 

Is this story over-reacting?

http://nonpossumus-vcr.blogspot.ca/2014/02/el-sitio-oficial-de-la-fsspx-del.html

 

Or is the fourth Rosary Crusade designed with an ulterior motive?

 

Brother Joseph, TOSF

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The Restoration Radio Network recently presented a conference given by the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on May 11, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In this conference, Archbishop Lefebvre speaks about the Second Vatican Council and the reforms emanating from it.  His attitude is one of aversion towards this Council and the consequent reforms which, unfortunately, has not recently been the attitude of some of his spiritual sons; rather, they now consider the Second Vatican Council to be part of Catholic Tradition.  Yuck!

 

Let us keep away from the neo-SSPX and instead follow the Archbishop’s spiritual sons (e.g., Bishop Richard Williamson, Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer, Fr. David Hewko, Fr. Francois Chazal) who have remained faithful to his mission and memory.

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Fr. Steven Abraham is the latest priest to leave the neo-SSPX.  He is now staying with Bishop Richard Williamson in England.

 

http://www.therecusant.com/apps/blog/show/41096623-fr-abraham-first-mass-for-the-resistance

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History Repeats Itself?

27 January 2014

History has the annoying tendency to repeat itself. And it reminds us that the rule of entropy is alive and well. In other words, Vatican II and its aftermath are happening in the SSPX today.

 

The SSPX, the once staunch defender of Tradition, has crumbled into the proverbial pottage of liberal Trads, conservative Trads and traditional Trads (Resistance). That Menzingen has turned liberal has by now become clear to most Traditionalists.

 

For those who want to keep their Faith and therefore want to remain traditional, the difficulty is to know who is their friend and who is their enemy. The liberal Traditionalists are easily recognized because, generally speaking, they are transparent. For example, the neo-SSPX, by their April 15, 2012 Declaration, has clearly spelled out that it accepts the modernism of conciliar Rome (including the Indult).

 

But how to spot the conservative Traditionalists, those who, while defending Tradition, lead Traditionalists little by little towards conservatism (softening on principles) and eventually into liberalism (and inevitably into conciliarism) is more difficult, possibly because conservative Traditionalists tend to be nice. But, make no mistake about it, their niceness is more dangerous because they soften us bit by bit (give us a little poison continuously) until we no longer think like Traditionalists.

 

Take, for example, Michael Davies, a staunch defender of Tradition. In spite of writing ‘tough’, he essentially preached ‘work from within’ and, like all conservative Catholics of the post-Vatican II era, ended up in conciliar Rome (Indult).

 

And so today, history once again repeats itself. As Vatican II is taking place in the SSPX, conservative Traditionalists are doing exactly what conservative Catholics did 40 years ago: work from within – and – lead Traditionalists to liberalism.

 

Take, for example, Catholic Family News (CFN).

 

The editorial policy of CFN seems to be to refrain from reporting the news or to report only that news which has or would have the approval of the SSPX.

 

For example, CFN has never commented on the April 15th Declaration. How can a shift of this magnitude not be reported?

 

CFN is silent on the expulsion of the SSPX priests who are opposed to a practical deal with conciliar Rome.

 

While CFN does not report on the Resistance seminaries that are forming in various parts of the world, it does print a half-page SSPX advertisement (Jan. 2014, p.15) for the new seminary in Virginia. According to the ad, donating $5,000 will merit a “plaque” which will be placed “inside the room” funded by the donor. As an aside, I remember Bishop Fellay saying in a Toronto conference before the General Chapter of 2006 (no doubt his canvassing speech) that he would never accept a “room in the zoo” (his own words) in the conciliar Church. So today, CFN is encouraging its readers to purchase a “room” in the rebranded SSPX zoo!

 

And to add insult to injury, by way of encouraging payment for this “room”, the SSPX ad says “if necessary, join with others”, implying that if the faithful cannot afford the lump sum of 5,000 dollars, they may, though only “if necessary, join with others”. Since when has CFN had to rely on sponsors who patronize CFN readers?

 

CFN does not inform its readers that over Christmas in Münich, the German SSPX priory advertised daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Ought the readers not be informed that the SSPX has become so liberal that it now recognizes the legitimacy of the NOM and thus effectively promotes the demotion of the Traditional Mass to second place?

 

Perhaps it is beneath the dignity of CFN to report that the once Traditional SSPX publication in India has recently been given a rebranded name The Flying Squirrel. Is it a joke or an insult?

 

Would CFN readers be concerned to learn that in The Flying Squirrel, Traditionalists in Asia are encouraged to meditate on a sermon given by the present Pope and are given “centering” tips on how to improve their meditation techniques?

 

It is a strange coincidence that CFN (Jan. 2014, p.10) carries an article “Marvelous Fruits of the Holy Rosary” right at the time when the SSPX faithful are asked to start another Rosary Crusade. Why not write an in-depth analysis on the second intention and explain in plain language who is asked to return where?

 

The list of examples could go on.

 

The sad reality is that CFN has become a conservative tool in the hands of the SSPX to present a cleaner – a more Traditional – spin on the rebranded SSPX policy in order to gently reign us into liberalism and conciliarism (Indult).

 

The rule of entropy is alive and well in the spirit of conciliarism. It worked on most NO Catholics in the aftermath of Vatican II. Will it work on Traditional Catholics in the aftermath of the SSPX crisis? Will history repeat itself once again?

 

Sister Constance, TOSF

 

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We Want Solid Doctrine!

26 January 2014

“Purity of intention, generosity, ardor and eloquence will never replace solid doctrine.”

(Liberalism & Catholicism, Fr. A. Roussel, Compiled from Conferences Given in 1926, Angelus Press 1998 English Edition, Translated from the French by Fr. Coenraad Daniels, SSPX)  

 

If you want solid doctrine, go to the priests of the SSPX-Marian Corps (e.g., Frs. Pfeiffer, Hewko, Chazal) who have remained faithful to that great man of the Church of the 20th century, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.  You will not find it in the leaders of the neo-SSPX who have betrayed their founder by accepting that Vatican II is part of Catholic Tradition.  It is not!  Rather, it is from hell!  I have no doubt that one day the Church will condemn this wretched Council.

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http://www.sacrificium.org/article/come-right-11th-edition-january-24th-2014

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Below is a conference given by Fr. David Hewko in St. Catharines, Ontario on January 19, 2014.  Father answers someone’s question as to whether we should continue to attend neo-SSPX Masses.  Hear Father’s answer, which is essentially the position held by other SSPX-Marian Corps priests, which in turn is the same as what the SSPX of Archbishop Lefebvre taught about attending Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) Masses.  The difference between the neo-SSPX and the FSSP is not one of substance, but only one of degree.

 

This YouTube video is programmed to start and finish at the relevant portion which is from 17:00 to 21:08.

 

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