Yes, I am being sarcastic.

In the article linked-to below, John Vennari reports on Bishop Fellay’s talk at the 2013 Angelus Press Conference, which took place a mere two days ago. He includes several extensive quotes. See below for some comment on these quotes.

“We have in front of us a genuine modernist!”
“The situation in the Church is a real disaster, and Pope Francis is making it 10,000 times worse!”
And Benedict XVI…? He was every bit as much a modernist. But it wasn’t as obvious. He “looked traditional” (well, a little bit anyway) on the outside. Which of the two is the more dangerous?

(Please note, I am not making these quotes up! Follow the link and see for yourself!)
“When we see what is happening now [under Pope Francis] we thank God, we thank God, we have been preserved from any kind of Agreement from last year. And we may say that one of the fruits of the [Rosary] Crusade we did is that we have been preserved from such a misfortune. Thank God.”
Err… …hold on a moment! Who was it who told you not to do it? And where are they now? God used them as His instrument in preserving you from the agreement you so much wanted. ‘Thank God’ is easy to say, but how have you shown Him your gratitude?

“To imagine that some people continue to pretend we are decided [still] to get an Agreement with Rome. Poor people. I really challenge them to prove they mean. They pretend that I think something else from what I do. They are not in my head.”
Poor people! After all, fancy imagining that they can understand what Bishop Fellay thinks merely by listening to him say what he thinks! Imagining that they know his doctrinal position merely because they read a Doctrinal Declaration written by him! Since when was what Bishop Fellay says the same as what he thinks? You’re not in his head! Poor you!

“Any kind of direction for recognition ended when they gave me the document to sign on June 13, 2012.”
Arguably it ended when the Romans decided to re-write your document in such a way that they knew you wouldn’t be able to accept. And why might they have done that? Perhaps it all really ended on the day when the letter of the three Bishops was made public…

“I told them from the start in September the previous year that we cannot accept this ‘hermeneutic of continuity’ because it is not true, it is not real. … So we do not accept it. The Council is not in continuity with Tradition. It’s not.”
That’s strange. I seem to recall reading this somewhere recently:
“The affirmations of the Second Vatican Council and of the later Pontifical Magisterium relating to the relationship between the Church and the non-Catholic Christian confessions, as well as the social duty of religion and the right to religious liberty, whose formulation is with difficulty reconcilable with prior doctrinal affirmations from the Magisterium, must be understood in the light of the whole, uninterrupted Tradition, in a manner coherent with the truths previously taught by the Magisterium of the Church, without accepting any interpretation of these affirmations whatsoever that would expose Catholic doctrine to opposition or rupture with Tradition and with this Magisterium.”

“It has never been our intention to pretend either that the Council would be considered as good, or the New Mass would be ‘legitimate’ ”
“The [April 15, 2012] text we presented to Rome was a very, shall we say, delicate text that was supposed to be understood correctly;”
‘Correctly’…?! So, not according to what it actually says, then? Only according to what you need it to mean on a given day, in front of a given audience or in a given circumstance?
Do words still have objective meaning, or are we now at the stage where the only person who can understand a doctrinal statement is the person making it, according to what’s “in his head’…? Is this anything less than classic modernism?


“And so take any kind of sentences from the text without this principle is just to take sentences that have never been our thinking and our life. These phrases in themselves are ambiguous…”
Well, firstly, what I have quoted above is an entire paragraph (No.5). If it cannot be understood on its own, then words have lost their meaning.
Secondly, how is it ambiguous? Let’s take another example:
“We declare that we recognise the validity of the sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments celebrated with the intention to do what the Church does according to the rites indicated in the typical editions of the Roman Missal and the Sacramentary Rituals legitimately promulgated by Popes Paul VI and John-Paul II.”
An ambiguous text is capable of bearing at least two meanings. That’s what the word means. The above quoted paragraph says that the new Mass and new sacramentary rituals were legitimately promulgated by Popes Paul VI and JPII. That’s not an interpretation, it’s simply what it says. Where is the ambiguity? There is none.

“Unfortunately, maybe that was too subtle and that’s why we withdrew that text, because it was not clear enough as it was written.”
As shown above, it is plain and straightforward. The text is not in the least bit “subtle” any more than it is “ambiguous.” And you didn’t withdraw it: Rome rejected it.
So much for Bishop Fellay’s defence of his own actions (if it can really even be called a defence!) version, and his version of what really happened last year, according to his own memory. Let’s just say his memory appears to be playing tricks on him! He also, according to the linked article, had plenty to say about Fatima and the “scary times” in which we are living. When Bishop Williamson preaches this way, we know he means it because, right or wrong, he has been giving the same consistent message for thrirty years and more. The same cannot be said of Bishop Fellay. He also comments on Pope Francis. It has taken him until now, a mere six months of continuing scandals. Perhaps Bishop Fellay felt even that he could not get away with ignoring it forever!

“In the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, I said, ‘the crisis in the Church will continue, but the Pope is trying to put on the brakes.’ ”
And here’s what you said at the end of his Pontificate (though at that stage, you didn’t realise that the end was so near!):
“If you want another example well we finish with this, an image of what kind of time do we have, or are we in. At a certain moment, towards the end of winter, you see on the trees new buds, they just come out. It’s a little thing there. When you see that, you know, spring will come. But you start to say, spring is there, people will tell you, hey, come on. It’s winter! It’s freezing! It’s snowing! It’s icy! It’s windy! Don’t say it’s spring! It’s not true! It’s winter! And we say, “Both are right. It’s still winter.” And then I say, if you look at the situation in the Church, it’s still winter. But we start to see the little signs that start to say that spring is coming. … But I may say, that’s precisely where we are now. In that very delicate time between winter and spring.” (Canada, 28th December 2012)

More could be said, but is it really necessary? And if it is, what is the use? The hypocrisy and dishonesty are worthy of earning Bishop Fellay a place along side Tony Blair, David Cameron, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and all the other great worthies in the Pantheon of modern politicians. Run away from this. Run far, far away. And stay there. Preserve your sanity, preserve the Faith, and let this be an abject lesson in what happens when we temporise with the enemies of God’s Church and begin telling little white lies to try to cover our tracks.
“That’s pure Modernism, my dear brethren. We have in front of us a genuine Modernist.”
‘And why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother’ s eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye?’ (Mt. 7,3)

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SSPX New Regulation

13 October 2013

With a google translation, you can see the suggestions made by a French website offering to help select photos of Pope Francis to be displayed in SSPX chapels in accordance with new SSPX regulations.


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Another Exceptional Sermon

13 October 2013

Father Pfeiffer Oct 6 in Kansas City

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Letter to John Vennari

9 October 2013

Dear John,
Despite my “lack of interest in CFN”, I continue to read and was impressed that you published, in the current issue, the articles by John Salza and Dr C.
On the last page, you ask the question What do we want to read?
As previously commented, I want to see articles about the Resistance, what they are resisting, why are other priests staying inside, and how the SSPX leader has changed from the position outlined in the article by Dr C., how Resistance advocates are faring without regular Mass, etc.
Maybe if enough people ask … ?
Br. Joseph

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There is a new book just published called “The Impossible Reconciliation: Documents on Operation Suicide of Bishop Fellay (2000-2013)” written by Fr. Olivier Rioult, SSPX, and translated into English by Sr. Mary Reginald, Third Order Secular of St. Dominic.  You may purchase it at this link:

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Servile Obedience

1 October 2013

Excellent interview with Archbishop Lefebvre from 1976. This demonstrates that even before 1988, the Archbishop was clear thinking. Why is this not a surprise?

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Interview with His Excellency, Bishop Williamson is available here:
Thanks to Rexist

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Prayer Request

29 September 2013

Mrs. Rosalie Chalmers, a parishioner of the Church of the Transfiguration in Toronto, died last night.
Please pray for the repose of her soul and for her family.
Nine Days Prayer

The Funeral home is:
2180 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, On. L5B 1M8
Phone: 905-279-7663
Visitation is on Tuesday at 2:00 pm to 4:00pm and at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Funeral Mass at Church of the Transfiguration on Wednesday 10:30 am ( High Mass )

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The September/October 2013 issue of the Recusant is now available here for download.

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Guest Post by Donkath

23 September 2013

I’m not sure if I see things clearly Joseph. It may seem that way. I can only put it down to the fact that I have been terrified at a time when the Church I knew and loved had disappeared. Others who know this terrible fear may draw some strength from hearing a fellow-traveller’s journey out of it. And if other layfolk who have left the Society can contribute how they use their faith would be a good start to us helping each other. We do not need lectures from people who are not suffering this dilemma.

Fear stems from a misconceived idea of God’s judgement – the ‘fear of God’. The Church has always emphasised, rightly, that each one of us will face God’s Judgement when we die. That no-one is likely to escape some time in Purgatory except the great saints who sometimes did experience it. We are told to offer this and that sacrifice to reduce our time in purgatory. We use our faith to cope with God’s Judgement. Well and good! A sensitive and humble soul sees no end to Purgatory which has been graphically likened to a step above hell. If a just man sins seven times a day how does an ordinary soul ever get to heaven? This is not the holy ‘fear of God’.

I make this point first because I think it underlies the fear that prompted you Joseph to see if I could offer suggestions and solutions.

When Our Lord suffered the hell for each one of us he delivered us from going to hell.
If we believe that we have to progress to knowing it. Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary offers a choice between two outcomes. I may receive His Mercy or His Judgement. One or the other. No in-between. An attentive soul realises that whichever befalls him he is guilty of sin. Accepting mercy he acknowledges his sin. Rejecting mercy his sin remains with the ensuing banishment. Either way, he is a sinner. But God loves to give mercy, requiring only our recognition that we desperately need it, and that He, just as desperately, wants to pour it out on us.

Fear has the capacity to obliterate Mercy. Why do we use our faith fearing God’s judgement when we could use it to accept His Mercy? Is he going to send me to hell if I miss Mass on Sunday because I want to keep my faith, not lose it in the conciliar church? Do I see God as a legalist? Didn’t he come to free me from the letter of the law? Isn’t he insulted when I treat him that way?

All around us we hear talk, talk, talk. People these days seem to love arguing about this or that point/interpretation of theology; or have meetings telling each other brilliantly what is wrong with the world today; or how we should view the Pope who practises heresy; which society of priests should we adhere to when they condemn each other; this Catholic is opposed to that Catholic because he believes in priest A instead of priest B; that priest hasn’t got supplied jurisdiction, this one has; this Mass is valid, but not legitimate etc. etc. etc.

None of the above has anything to do with my faith. My faith is a gift from God to me a sinner full stop! Nobody can take it away from me – no-one.

How can a priest who gives Catechism classes refuse to give good Catholics the sacraments? Are we not justified in turning our backs on such a priest even if it is for the salvation of their souls? Who is left to teach the traditional faith when this generation of priests can do such a terrible thing?

In the end what is happening? Or not happening? Discussions are becoming centred on what Father so-n-so should be doing, and not only Father, mind you, but each other….my husband/wife should have done this; said that. Going aside, I had to ask myself what I should be doing. It was so easy to blame others, but it does keep fear at bay. I do not have to make decisions when I can blame somebody else, or when I abdicate my responsibilities by leaving it to the priest to tell me what to do, or not do.
The more I blame others, or leave the responsibility to others, the more I retreat into doing nothing and waiting for God to do something when all the time He is waiting for me to do something. But what is he waiting for me to do?

The answer is clear: He wants me to use my faith! Stop gabbing and take my faith for a walk….give it a workout. I do not need a theologian or whatever to tell me about my faith. I need to use what I already have. We already have our models in the courageous priests who will not be silenced. They are using their faith. This is what we have in common with them. They need us as much as we need them. If we do not join in the fight we will lose them and they will lose us. Ergo – we lose the Church! But since Christ has promised He will be with us all days even unto the end of the world, then it is only because there are people like us who keep fighting for it.
Just like the saints and martyrs have done before us. They gave their lives that we may live. Now it’s our turn.

Suggestions and solutions? All of the above. Some points come to mind:

i) Use the measure of faith that God has given me by taking the first step away from where I am being led by the neoSSPX and let Christ open doors he is dying to open for me.

ii) Stop depending directly on this or that priest, but on the ‘Priesthood of Christ’ which is present in the world til the end of time by uniting myself spiritually with faithful priests saying Masses throughout the world, whether I know them or not by praying the daily Mass at home and saying my Rosaries. Meditate specifically on the Liturgy by praying it and contemplating its meaning. Mercy and everlasting life are offered on every page.

iii) Use my faith a hundred percent to depend on his mercy. Do not waste one tiny drop of it by fearing his judgement.

iv) Use the forums to express our fears and share our faith rather than fill them up with chit chat. Have we ever heard sermons such as our heroic resistance priesthood is showering on us today?

v) Resistance forums to link up with one another. The States of a country unite under the banner of their Patron Saint then unite countries under the Kingship of Christ. The laity needs to form a worldwide unity. Get to know our fellow-fighters.

PS. I have noticed a small example of item v) on the following forum. It is a tentative start that needs to grow in strength when brave people contribute.


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