Assumption of Mary

Assumption

Today, August 15th, is the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

http://newadvent.org/cathen/02006b.htm

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius12/P12MUNIF.HTM

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary to everyone.

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

 

St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Today, August 2nd, is the Feast Day of St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01334a.htm

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of St. Alphonsus Ligouri to everyone.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today, June 27th, is the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here is the Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart (composed by Pope Leo XIII):

Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart:

Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart.

Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to Thy Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.

Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of the race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: “Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever.” Amen.

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of the Sacred Heart to everyone.

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

Today, June 13th, is the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua, also known as the “Hammer of Heretics”.

http://newadvent.org/cathen/01556a.htm

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua to everyone.

Resistance Still Relevant

It seems that there has been an increase in the number of attacks against the Resistance lately. A Jewish news source recently targeted the Resistance by name, labeling them a “schismatic group refusing to accept anything from Vatican II”. This is most interesting. And that’s not to mention all the anti-Resistance rubbish we’re seeing pushed on certain “Trad” forums nowadays. For a group which some claim is “withering away”, it sure is getting a lot of attention. If it actually is falling apart as some say, why is so much attention being given to it?

Here is the answer to that question: the reason is because the enemies of the Resistance  obviously feel threatened by it, which is why they are spending so much of their time and energy attempting to discredit it with their fallacy-filled arguments. The Neo-SSPX has been doing this from the beginning, and now the Judeo-Masons are firing insults at the group.

If the Resistance were such a small, weak, insignificant group, no one would give them any advertisement or waste their time fighting with them. They’d simply ignore them and let them fizzle out on their own.

But as much as some people may dislike it, the Resistance isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It’s here to stay, and it has become a real pest to the NSSPX leadership, who still release propaganda-filled, anti-Resistance articles on their sites every once in a while as a means of damage control.

Naturally, the NSSPX laity aren’t thrilled about the Resistance’s growth. The Resistance doesn’t appeal to them, because they don’t want to have to fight (unless they’re fighting either the Resistance or sedevacantists, who, in their minds, are the only REAL enemies, or at least that’s the impression they give). They don’t want to hear sermons about how abhorrent the modern world is, or how rotten the conciliar church is. They want to keep their comfort. They want to pretend the conciliar church, while in error, isn’t all that bad and that we shouldn’t entirely avoid it. They want to persist in their delusion that the evils of the modern world should be ignored. They prefer priests who have an “ignore the evil and just seek the good” approach; priests who never warn their flock about the dangers of Vatican II or of modern society. (+Fellay supporters really do complain about Resistance sermons being all about how bad the world and the conciliar church are, and never “about the Faith”. With a mindset like that, one wonders why they don’t just go attend an FSSP chapel. And as far the Resistance’s sermons never touching on anything spiritual, that’s not true. Listen to Fr. Hewko’s sermons. You’ll be amazed. There’s a lot you can learn from his sermons even if you’re not a Resister.)

Despite all of the criticisms and hatred, the Resistance is still very relevant today. It is not overpowering in size, true. But what it lacks in number, it makes up for in quality.

In times such as these, we should be thankful that someone is standing up for the truth. Remember to listen to the sermons of Bishop Williamson and the Resistance priests. Read the writings of Archbishop Lefebvre. And, as Bishop Williamson so often reminds us:

“Watch and pray, watch and pray, fifteen decades every day.”

God Bless.

A Fallen Resistance site

Some of you may have heard several months ago the news that the formerly pro-Resistance website – “Our Lady’s Resistance Kansas” – announced that it was no longer supportive of the Resistance. Now, the website has added a “Characters of Schism” page, condemning various Traditional laymen, priests, and Bishops as “schismatics” or “conciliarists/liberals”. Here are all of those on the list:

Fr. Pfeiffer

Fr. Hewko

Fr. Chazal

Bishop Fellay

John Vennari

Fr. Gregory Hesse

Fr. Nicholas Gruner

Michael Matt

Bishop Pivarunas

Fr. Cekada

Bishop Williamson

Archbishop Lefebvre

Some on the list certainly are not figures we should consider reliable, such as Bishop Fellay and Michael Matt. But seriously, Fr. Hewko? Bishop Williamson? Even Archbishop Lefebvre?!

They sound like dogmatic sedevacantists, only they don’t believe the Chair of Peter is empty (therefore they technically aren’t sedevacantists), they think there is a true Pope… in Portugal. Yes, Portugal.

They call Bishop Williamson a “conciliarist”, and accuse Archbishop Lefebvre of “trying to turn people away from the truth”. They also dishonestly accuse Fr. Hewko of making a “devilish sign of the cross”, pointing to a video of a sermon he gave where he can be seen making a (supposedly) “circular” sign of the cross. What they neglect to point out is that the camera was not pointed at Fr. Hewko as he began making the sign of the cross but then suddenly flashed back to him, hence making it look like he made a circular sign of the cross. But the fact is that he didn’t.

I must say, the depth that the owners of this website have sunk to is almost as laughable as it is pathetic. I mean, really. Because Our Lady said that Portugal would keep the Faith, they therefore conclude that the true Pope is in Portugal? Where is the logic in that reasoning?

Please stay away from websites such as “Our Lady’s Resistance Kansas”, which promotes nothing but mind-rotting slush. The slander that they level against Archbishop Lefebvre, Bishop Williamson, and the Resistance priests is truly disgusting. Certainly Our Lady and Our Lord Jesus Christ will not bless the efforts of such disgraceful work.

This also, however, serves as an example of why dogmatic sedevacantism is dangerous. Again, these people technically are not sedevacantists, but notice how they condemn anyone who accepts Francis as Pope as a schismatic. If they want to merely disagree with the recognize and resist position, that would be one thing, but to treat it as an intolerable evil is quite another. For some people, the Vatican II Popes being antipopes becomes the most important issue, but as Bishop Williamson noted in a 2013 conference, it is not the most important issue. What matters most is that we keep the Faith.

The fact remains that, were it not for Archbishop Lefebvre, Traditional Catholicism would not be what it is today. And were it not for Bishop Williamson, what other Traditional cleric would warn us of the New World Order? And were it not for him and the Resistance, who would continue the Archbishop’s work now that the NSSPX has abandoned the Archbishop’s principles?

Let us never cease to appreciate what the Archbishop did for Tradition, and what Bishop Williamson and the Resistance priests continue to do for Tradition.

God Bless.

Recognition of Tolerance

Bishop Williamson has recently claimed that a “recognition of tolerance” agreement will soon be reached by the Neo-SSPX and the Vatican. Multiple sources have confirmed this to be true, and Bishop Fellay himself mentioned it at a recent conference.

What is this “recognition of tolerance”? It is not the actual “regularization” that Bishop Fellay has so strongly desired to obtain. In the words of NSSPX priest Fr. Nely, it is a “unilateral recognition by Rome”. Nothing will be signed, however. It is, essentially, Rome agreeing to simply “tolerate” the SSPX for a few years, and then they will see where things go from there.

So what, you might ask, is the problem with this? As Bishop Williamson explained in a 2013 conference:

“If you’ve got the truth, you should not go begging to anybody.”

In other words, if you have the truth, you shouldn’t go begging to those who do NOT have the truth to “recognize” or “tolerate” it. You don’t need anyone’s permission to keep the Mass and Faith of all-time.

But here, we  have the SSPX asking Rome to “tolerate” the truth! Who cares what modernist Rome thinks? They are liars and modernists who do not have the truth, so why should we care whether or not they find us “tolerable”?

Nevertheless, Bishop Fellay will be giving quite the sales pitch to make the faithful go along with it. “Oh, we don’t have to sign anything, everything will continue as it is, all that changes is that Rome agrees to tolerate us. Then, in a few years, we’ll see where things go from there. It’s a step in the right direction!”

Undoubtedly, most of the clueless faithful will buy his sales pitch hook, line, and sinker.

In fact, some already are expressing their support of the idea. Here is what one person stated on another forum:

“Sounds great to me.  Personally I think that the SSPX should drop any “fight” and just provide the sacraments.  It is time to ignore Rome.  God is going to flatten the place.  Kind of like Lot leaving Sodom.  Just concentrate on building up the SSPX.  Provide the Mass and provide schooling.”

This comment is absolutely ridiculous. Archbishop Lefebvre would NEVER have approved of his Society “giving up the fight” against the modernists. He never ceased criticizing their scandalous words and actions. Even when negotiations with Rome were taking place, that did not stop him from blasting the abhorrent Assisi meeting. We must follow his example and continue to condemn error when we see it.

Dear readers, this is simply another nail in the coffin of the Neo-SSPX. It shows how far the SSPX has strayed from the path of its founder. As the Archbishop once said: “We cannot work together with these enemies of Our Lord”. If he couldn’t work with them, why should we think that he would have strived to be “tolerated” by them?

God Bless.

Pope Saint Pius V

Pope St. Pius V

Today, May 5th, is the Feast Day of Pope St. Pius V.  He officially promulgated the Traditional Latin Mass in 1570, continued the work of the Council of Trent that had been started by his predecessor, Pius IV, and was responsible for the Catechism of the Council of Trent.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12130a.htm

http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thechurch/encyclicals/quoprim.htm

http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thechurch/catechism/trentc.htm

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of Pope St. Pius V to everyone!

Conciliar Canonizations, Part II

(This is a follow-up post to my article “Conciliar Canonizations”, which I wrote in July of 2013.)

So, it has happened: the man who started the Vatican II revolution (John XXIII) and the man who prayed with false religions, covered up sex abuse cases, and “excommunicated” Archbishop Lefebvre and the SSPX (John Paul II) are now *officially* considered “saints” in the conciliar church. Pope Francis “canonized” them this past Sunday.

The reactions to these so-called “canonizations” has been mixed. Some Trads will embrace the sedevacantist position as a result. Some will remain “recognize and resisters” but will reject the “canonizations”. Those who don’t wish to embrace sedevacantism but also see no way in which to dismiss the legitimacy of these “canonizations” will simply accept. There will even be those who apostatize from the Faith because of the event.

Obviously the last two options should be untenable for Traditional Catholics. I don’t need to explain why the last one is to be avoided (other than to note as a refresher: “There is no salvation outside the Catholic Church”). As for the third option, we should not be willing to accept the declared “sainthood” of these men, whose actions caused so much damage to the Faith and led so many souls astray.

Which of the first two options is correct is something that each individual much decide for themselves. Either way, however, we must absolutely reject these “canonizations”. They are fraudulent and illegitimate.

As I have mentioned previously, I find it interesting that the conciliar church raises to its altar men who were responsible for an unprecedented apostasy from the Faith (and it will be “beatifying” Paul VI this fall!), but someone such as Archbishop Lefebvre is considered “excommunicated” for merely wishing to keep the Faith and Mass of all-time.

But Bishop Fellay desires to obtain a “canonical regularization” from this conciliar church! He wishes to align himself with a church which recognizes modernists as Saints, while the founder of the Society that he is Superior General of is “excommunicated”. Let that sink in for a while.

No, we must avoid the conciliar church at all costs, and this is one of many reasons why. I reject these “canonizations” and shall continue to do as the Archbishop did: I shall remain faithful to eternal Rome, not this modernist Rome.

God Bless.

St. Athanasius

St. Athanasius

Today, May 2nd, is the Feast Day of St. Athanasius.

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/athanasius/incarnation.toc.html

“Even if Catholics faithful to tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the True Church of Jesus Christ.” – St. Athanasius

A Happy and Blessed Feast Day of St. Athanasius to everyone.

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