The conciliar church & N-SSPX misrepresent the coronavirus “pandemic”

Catholic Candle note regarding why we occasionally analyze the statements of the liberal N-SSPX. 

Someone could wonder:

Why does Catholic Candle mention the SSPX any longer?  That group is unimportant because it is merely one of very many compromise groups. 

It is true that a compromise priest (or group) is of small importance insofar as he (or the group) is merely one of countless compromisers harming the human element of the Catholic Church.  By contrast, an uncompromising priest is of great importance, even though he is only one.

However, we sometimes mention the “new” SSPX for at least four reasons, motivated by Charity and Faith:

Ø  New Catholic Candle readers might not be sufficiently informed of the N-SSPX’s liberalism to avoid that group.  Out of charity for them we occasionally provide these warnings to help these new readers appreciate the danger which the N-SSPX presents to their souls.

Ø  Some longtime Catholic Candle readers might “forget” the N-SSPX poison or they might vacillate in their resolution to stay away from the N-SSPX, if they were to never receive a fresh reminder which warns them about the danger of the N-SSPX.  This is like the fact that all it takes for most people to become conciliar is to never hear about the errors of Vatican II and the conciliar church.  Out of charity for them we occasionally provide these reminders for readers who would otherwise “forget” the danger which the N-SSPX poses to their souls.

 

Ø  The N-SSPX serves as an important case study for examining the effects of gradualism – which is the usual route by which people leave the truth.  Out of charity for ourselves we occasionally examine the N-SSPX’s gradualism so that we can be more familiar with this tactic of the devil and guard ourselves against it.

 

Ø  Over time, the N-SSPX has made countless, different liberal compromises.  By our studying all of those different compromises and errors – and by examining the opposing Catholic truth, we better fulfill our duty of continually studying the doctrines of our Faith and the opposing errors that we must fight.

 

 

The conciliar church (including the N-SSPX) ignores the role of sin and God’s wrath in their prayers relating to the coronavirus “pandemic”[1]

The Catholic Church has always known that plagues are a just punishment of God for sin.  More than anything else, during times of plague, the Church prays to appease God’s just wrath for our sins.

In the Traditional Votive Mass for the Deliverance from Death in Time of Pestilence, the Church makes the direct connection between the plague, God’s just wrath and our need to repent and to sin no more. 

For example, here is the Introit from this votive Mass:

Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy covenant and say to the destroying Angel: Now hold thy hand, and let not the land be made desolate, and destroy not every living soul.

Here are the words of the Collect:

O God, who willest not the death of the sinner but that he should repent: welcome with pardon Thy people’s return to Thee: and so long as they are faithful in Thy service, do Thou in Thy clemency withdraw the scourge of Thy wrath.

We see throughout history that the Catholic Church’s traditional focus during a plague is on atonement for sin because God sends a plague as a chastisement for sin.  This is evident from the Church’s response during each particular plague which has occurred.  For example, when the plague ravaged Rome, this is what Pope St. Gregory the Great did:

[T]he plague continued to rage at Rome with great violence; and, while the people waited for the emperor’s answer, St. Gregory took occasion from their calamities to exhort them to repentance.  Having made them a pathetic [very moving] sermon on that subject, he appointed a solemn litany, or procession, in seven companies, with a priest at the head of each, who were to march from different churches, and all to meet in that of St. Mary Major; singing Kyrie Eleison as they went along the streets.  During this procession there died in one hour’s time fourscore [i.e., eighty people] of those who assisted at it.  But St. Gregory did not forbear to exhort the people, and to pray till such time as the distemper ceased.[2]

But as [St.] Gregory was passing over the bridge of St. Peter’s, a heavenly vision consoled them [viz., the people] in the midst of their litanies.  The archangel Michael was seen over the tomb of Hadrian, sheathing his flaming sword in token that the pestilence was to cease.  [Saint] Gregory heard the angelic antiphon from heavenly voices – Regina Coeli, lætare, and added himself the concluding verse – Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.[3]

When the plague struck Milan, here is what St. Charles Borromeo did:

[T]he plague appeared in Milan.  [Saint] Charles was at Lodi, at the funeral of the bishop.  He at once returned, and inspired confidence in all.  He was convinced that the plague was sent as a chastisement for sin ….[4]

[H]e ordered public supplications to be made, and himself walked in the processions, with a rope round his neck, his feet bare and bleeding from the stones, and carrying a cross; and thus offering himself as a victim for the sins of the people, he endeavored to turn away the anger of God.[5]

There is no end to the other examples we could give of the Catholic Church’s focus on repentance for sin and appeasing God’s just anger – which is the cause of the plague.

In contrast to Catholic Tradition, the conciliar church ignores the role of sin and God’s wrath and focuses on our receiving comfort and relief from being afflicted by the plague

Pope Francis and the conciliar church deny that the coronavirus is a chastisement from God for sin[6] but instead insist that it is only the result of our failing to care for the environment.[7] 

Thus, in the text of the new, recently-published novus ordo “Mass in Time of Pandemic”, there is no mention of appeasing God’s wrath or His chastising us for our sins.  Instead, this new conciliar votive “mass” asks for comfort, strength for healthcare workers, etc.  Here is the new conciliar Collect:

Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress; in faith we pray look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.[8]

The only mention of sin in the conciliar “Mass in Time of Pandemic” is a reference to asking God to keeping people safe, free from sin.  This is the opposite of the traditional focus which acknowledges that we have sinned.  Here is this novus ordo “prayer over the people” from this votive “mass”:

O God, protector of all who hope in you, bless your people, keep them safe, defend them, prepare them, that, free from sin and safe from the enemy, they may persevere always in your love.[9]


The “new”, liberal SSPX follows the conciliar church’s lead, praying only for comfort and relief from the pandemic

The N-SSPX takes its cues from the conciliar church.  As the modernists in Rome jumped on the corona-bandwagon with the newly-published, conciliar “Mass in Time of Pandemic”, likewise the N-SSPX published a booklet proposing a “spiritual crusade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic”.[10]

The N-SSPX booklet proposes that we say the rosary and love Our Lady for sixteen weeks.  (We suppose that the SSPX does not intend the obvious implication that praying the rosary and loving Our Lady be limited to this period.)  Here is the booklet’s proposal:

Together, we want to undertake something special, to change this time of containment into a spiritual remedy.  Let us ensure that the health crisis that menaces our bodies develops into a triumph of faith, hope and charity that refines and vivifies our souls internalizing what is now still too superficial.  So we turn again to the Rosary!  For 16 weeks, we will give our love to Our Lady: from the Sunday of the Good Shepherd until August 15th.[11]

Just like the conciliar church’s votive “mass”, the only N-SSPX COVID-19 prayer intentions during this rosary crusade are for relief from the sickness.  Here are the two N-SSPX pandemic intentions quoted in full:

1.    To implore the Blessed Virgin Mary for relief from the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

2.    To ask Our Lord to grant mercy to those souls afflicted by the virus, including protection for medical personnel and other first responders.[12]

Unlike Catholic Tradition, but exactly like the conciliar church, the liberal SSPX makes no mention of praying to appease God’s just wrath for our sins.

Conclusion

From the above, one can clearly see that if he follows the N-SSPX or any other part of the conciliar church, he will gradually lose his Faith, just as people lost the Faith when they stayed in their local conciliar parishes in the late 1960s and afterwards.

 



[1]           There is evidence that the danger of the coronavirus is greatly exaggerated in order to justify heavyhanded government intrusion and destruction of rightful liberty.  However, whether this virus is terrifying or is overblown, this article shows that the conciliar church (including the N-SSPX) doesn’t have the Traditional Catholic focus concerning prayers related to a pestilence.

[2]           Butler’s Lives of the Saints, March 12, Pope St. Gregory the Great (bracketed words added).

 

[3]           Quoted from The Formation of Christendom, by Thomas William Allies, Volume VI, The Holy See and the Wandering of the Nations, from St. Leo I to St. Gregory I,

Ch. 5 St. Gregory the Great.

 

[4]           Catholic Encyclopedia, volume 2, article St. Charles Borromeo

 

[5]           The Liturgical Year, by Dom Guéranger, November 4, Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, volume 15, (also called volume 6 for the Time After Pentecost) New York, Benziger Bros., 1903, p. 189.

[6]           For example, one German so-called “bishop” declared that “the corona crisis is not a punishment from God.”  https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/german-bishop-idea-of-coronavirus-as-gods-punishment-is-terrible…un-christian

 

[10]         Quoted from the N-SSPX’s 19-page booklet, entitled, Assumption Rosary Crusade, A spiritual crusade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for preparation for a personal consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This booklet, which contains advertising on seven of the nineteen pages, arrived in the mail in about mid-May, 2020.


[11]         Quoted from this N-SSPX booklet, page 5 (emphasis added).


[12]         Quoted from this N-SSPX booklet, page 4.  This N-SSPX booklet has a total of six intentions but none of them pertain to appeasing God’s just wrath for our sins.  Besides the two intentions quoted above, the other four don’t mention the pandemic.  Here are these other four: “To ensure the protection and growth in holiness of the SSPX’s bishops, priests, brothers, sisters, oblates, seminarians, Third Order members, and all the faithful who attend their chapels”; “To beg for an increase of faith, hope, and charity in these times of trials”; “To strengthen the Church in the face of this affliction and for a return to Tradition”; and “For a greater spread and love of the traditional liturgy, especially for those currently deprived of it.”

The SSPX seminary rector encourages us to desire luxury cars during Passiontide

 

Right before the beginning of the holy time of Passiontide, we received Fr. Yves le Roux’s raffle ticket promotion for a new 2020 Jaguar XE luxury car, offered in a SSPX’s fundraiser.  He included a cover letter with his glossy Jaguar promotion. 

 

Fr. le Roux apparently can’t see the irony of trying to get SSPX followers to desire a rich man’s luxury car, while he also warns (in his cover letter) about the dangers of worldly and sensual objects undermining our souls and creating “insatiable needs” which harm our souls.  Here is a shortened version of Fr. le Roux’s words from his cover letter, followed by the words in his enclosed Jaguar promotion:

 

The constant search for his [viz., man’s] satisfactions, conscious or not, undermines man.  The inclination of his senses to enjoy their pleasing objects immediately exerts upon man a true tyranny.  …  Penance is a remedy.  It dries up the source of the insatiable needs that man himself has created and imposes a calming remedy that allows him to turn towards higher things and thus to leave the infernal decline into which he was sinking.  …  [Jaguar promotion:] Support us.  Win a 2020 Jaguar XE.[1] 

 

Despite some pious words, Fr. le Roux is blinded by the “true tyranny” of “pleasing objects” (to use his own words).  He cannot see that he is promoting this very same “tyranny” in his followers. 

 

As greatly as Fr. le Roux (and the SSPX) are harming the soul of the person who will actually win that rich man’s car, Fr. le Roux also does tremendous harm to all of his followers by promoting worldly desires in them.  (Fr. le Roux wants them all to strongly desire that luxury car so that they will buy many raffle tickets.)

 

Fr. le Roux’s example is the opposite of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who teaches us to:

 

Be not solicitous therefore, saying, what shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed?  For after all these things do the heathens seek.  For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things.  Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

St. Matthew’s Gospel, 6:31-33.

 

St. Thomas Aquinas, greatest Doctor of the Catholic Church, approves of and quotes the teaching of the Venerable Bede, Doctor of the Church, who especially warns priests to avoid that worldly focus we see in the “new”, liberal SSPX.  Here are St. Bede’s words:

 

For such should be the preacher’s trust in God, that, though he takes no thought for supplying his own wants in this present world, yet he should feel most certain that these will not be left unsatisfied, lest whilst his mind is taken up with temporal things, he should provide less of eternal things to others.[2]

 

Likewise, St. Thomas Aquinas approves of and quotes the teaching of Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church, who warns priests about the evil of being money-focused.  Here are his words:

 

For the preacher (of the Gospel) ought to have such trust in God, that although he has provided not for the expenses of this present life, he should still be most certainly convinced that these will not fail him; lest while his mind is engaged in his temporal things, he should be less careful for the spiritual things of others.[3]

 

By Fr. le Roux hawking Jaguar raffle tickets, he certainly focuses on temporal concerns, against the warnings given by Our Lord and the Doctors of the Church.

 

It might be that Fr. le Roux thinks he has “no choice” but to regularly ask for money because otherwise his followers would not give it.  But he should compare his money-focus to the instruction given to priests in St. Thomas Aquinas’s work on St. Luke’s Gospel:

 

However small in amount and vile is the food that you are given, ask for nothing more.”[4]

 

 

Conclusion                                                    

 

Truly, Fr. le Roux and the N-SSPX are the blind leading the blind.  As Our Lord warns us, they all fall into the pit. 

 

Above, blind Fr. le Roux incoherently warns about desiring the type of luxury goods that he wants his followers to desire.  As he tells us, these desires cause a man to sink further down the infernal path.

 

More than at any other time of year, Passiontide is a time for a higher focus than Fr. le Roux’s!

 

Let us continue to pity and pray for Fr. le Roux and his worldly SSPX!



[1]           Quoted from Fr. le Roux’s letter dated “Ash Wednesday 2020” but actually received weeks later on March 27, 2020 (emphasis added).

[2]           Words of the Venerable Bede, Doctor of the Church, from Catena Aurea on St. Mark’s Gospel, St. Thomas Aquinas, editor, ch.6, §2.

[3]           Words of Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church, from the Catena Aurea on St. Luke’s Gospel, St. Thomas Aquinas, editor, ch.10, §2 (parenthetical words in the original).


[4]           St. Thomas Aquinas approves of and quotes these words of Bishop Theophylactus, a learned 11th Century Bible scholar, commenting on Our Lord’s instruction to his disciples “Eat such things as are set before you” (St. Luke’s Gospel, 10:8).  Catena Aurea on St. Luke’s Gospel, St. Thomas Aquinas, editor, ch.10, §3.

 

In The Imitation of Christ, the Voice of Christ tell Fr. le Roux and the rest of us: “[D]esire nothing outside of Me.” The Imitation of Christ, Book III, Ch. 25 (emphasis added).

 

 

The N-SSPX Urges its Followers to Join the Pope in Praying with False Religions

 

On March 23, 2020, the “new”, liberal SSPX reported that Pope Francis has called for Catholics to jointly pray with non-Catholics.  Below, are the words of the N-SSPX’s report (typos in the original report), describing the pope’s ecumenical call to prayer:

 

A Call to United [sic] in Prayer

 

Pope Francis also took the occasion of his Angelus message to invite “the heads of the churches[1] and the leaders of all the Christian[2] communities, together with all Christians of the various confessions, to invoke the Almighty, the All Powerful God, by reciting contemporaneously the prayer that Our Lord Jesus has taught us.”  The Pope continued:

 

I therefore invite everyone to recite the Our Father at midday [noon Rome time] on March 25 next, on the day when many Christians recall the annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Word, so that the Lord may listen to the unanimous prayer of all his [sic] disciples that are preparing to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ.[3]

 

In the N-SSPX’s report, the “new” SSPX encouraged its followers to join in the pope’s prayer with the heretical and schismatic groups.  Here are the N-SSPX’s words encouraging participation:

 

Pope Francis called on the world to unite in prayer to end the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) pandemic and stated he will offer an extraordinary blessing.

 

Those faithful who attend chapels administered by the United States District of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) are encouraged to unite themselves in prayer with the Pope.[4]

 

By encouraging its followers to join in this prayer with the false (anti-Catholic) religions, the N-SSPX is promoting the conciliar church’s false ecumenism.  As Vatican II says: “[I]t is allowable, indeed desirable, that Catholics join in prayer with their separated brethren.”  Unitatis Redintegratio, §8.

 

The N-SSPX’s ecumenism contradicts Catholic Tradition and is a mortal sin.  The Catholic Church “has constantly forbidden Her children to hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are separated from her communion”.[5]

 

From very ancient times, the Church has forbidden joining with heretics to pray: “If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from communion”.[6]

 

Further, the Council of Laodicea decreed: “No one shall pray in common with heretics or schismatics”.  Council of Laodicea, Canon 33.

 

A reader might wrongly suppose that the only problem with joining the heretics or schismatics in prayer is that the wording of the prayers themselves might be heretical.  But the Catholic Church has always forbidden joining with heretics and schismatics in prayer even if the words of the prayer are good in themselves, such as the psalms.  Here are the words of Bishop Hay, teaching us about the Council of Carthage’s declaration which forbids Catholics to pray even the psalms with heretics:

 

[I]n one of Her [viz., the Catholic Church’s] most respected councils, held in the year 398, at which the great St. Augustine was present, She speaks thus:

None must either pray or sing psalms with heretics; and whosoever shall communicate with those who are cut off from the communion of the Church, whether clergyman or laic [i.e., layman], let him be excommunicated ….[7]

 

The Catholic Church’s constant prohibition against praying with heretics and schismatics makes perfect sense because those outside the Church maintain the posture of being enemies of God.[8]  It would be complete stupidity (as well as a great scandal) to join with God’s enemies to attempt to be heard by Him.  For “God doth not hear sinners: but if a man be a server of God, and doth His will, him He heareth.”  St. John’s Gospel, 9:31.[9]

 

 

Conclusion

 

The “new” SSPX has joined the conciliar church.  Whereas Archbishop Lefebvre rightly condemned the ecumenical joint prayer initiatives of the conciliar church, (e.g., at Assisi), the N-SSPX encourages its followers to pray with the heretics and schismatics, along with Pope Francis.



[1]           Like Pope Francis, the ecumenical “new” SSPX frequently uses the conciliar lingo of (falsely) calling the heretical sects by the term “churches”.  See one of countless N-SSPX examples here:  http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/think-lent-tough-take-look-medieval-lenten-practices

 

This is un-Catholic!  The truth is that heretical and schismatic sects are not real churches.  They are merely lost sheep that have gone astray in one particular direction, e.g., over the same cliff or into the same swamp.  However, even such lost sheep who have wandered in a particular direction, do not thereby constitute another flock.

 

For more information regarding the truth that heretical and schismatic sects are not real churches, read Lumen Gentium Annotated, by Quanta Cura Press, p.135, footnote #142, © 2013, available at:

v  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49oPuI54eEGbzRhdmQ3X0Z6RFE/view (free) and

v  https://scribd.com/doc/158994906 (free)

 

v  at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/1492107476?tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1 (sold at cost).

 

[2]           Like Pope Francis, the ecumenical “new” SSPX frequently uses the conciliar lingo of (falsely) calling the heretical and schismatic sects by the name “Christian”.  See one of countless N-SSPX examples here: https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/moscow-and-constantinople-head-toward-schism-over-ukraine-41318

 

This is un-Catholic!  The truth is that heretical and schismatic sects are not real Christians because they do not really follow Christ and do not belong to His Church.  For a more complete explanation why heretics and schismatics are not really Christians, read this article: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/faith/heretics-are-not-christians.html

 

[3]           https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/pope-invites-faithful-unite-him-prayer-march-25-56461 (bracketed words in the N-SSPX’s report).

 

[4]           https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/pope-invites-faithful-unite-him-prayer-march-25-56461 (parenthetical words in the N-SSPX’s report).


[5]           Quoted from The Sincere Christian, by Bishop George Hay, William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1871, vol.2, p.373.

 

[6]           The Sincere Christian, by Bishop George Hay, William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1871, vol.2, p.373, quoting Canon 44 of the apostolical canons.

[7]           The Sincere Christian, by Bishop George Hay, William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1871, vol.2, p.373, quoting the Council of Carthage, iv, §§72 & 73.

[8]           God never gives the supernatural gift of the Catholic Faith without also giving Sanctifying Grace, which is the cause of supernatural Faith.  Summa, IIa IIae, Q.4, a.4, ad 3.  Therefore, if we suppose a person outside the visible Catholic Church were to receive Sanctifying Grace, he would thereby become a Catholic (and have the Catholic Faith) even if he were somehow not to realize he is Catholic.

 

[9]           “If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”  Psalm, 65:18.  God is not moved by the prayers of those who are not in the state of Sanctifying Grace.  Summa, IIa IIae, Q.178, a.2, ad 1. 

The N-SSPX’s Liberal Slide Continues

The N-SSPX’s Liberal Slide Continues

      The N-SSPX promotes a conciliar speaker who is an expert in Pope John Paul II’s heretical “Theology of the Body”.

The SSPX’s 2019 doctrinal conference includes so-called “Father” Sean Kilcawley as a speaker.[1] He is a conciliar (supposed) “priest” who was “ordained” by the Diocese of Lincoln, NE in 2005 and is now employed there.[2]

The conciliar Lincoln Diocese tells us that “Kilcawley is a nationally recognized speaker on Theology of the Body” who “completed a License in Sacred Theology at the John Paul II institute for marriage and family” in 2013.[3]

  1. Here is the SSPX’s conference promotional announcement: https://web.cvent.com/event/a227e593-2d5c-4426-88dc-2c3d6c3c2134/websitePage:4a9f1ae7-fd5e-40ea-a47b-8748de11f650
  2. https://www.lincolndiocese.org/family-life/2052-about-fr-sean-kilcawley
  3. https://www.lincolndiocese.org/family-life/2052-about-fr-sean-kilcawley

The “new” liberal SSPX calls the new mass “Catholic worship”

 

In an article about a cathedral in Spain which had been a mosque until the year 1236 A.D., the “new” SSPX says that this cathedral has had “Catholic worship … exclusively and uninterruptedly” ever since the year 1236.  Here are the N-SSPX’s words:

 

This ancient church, built in 584 in honor of the martyr St. Vincent of Saragossa, had been transformed into a mosque during the Arab occupation, but was re-consecrated as a cathedral in 1236.  Since that date, Catholic worship has been exclusively and uninterruptedly celebrated in it.[1]

 

In this way, the N-SSPX indicates that the new mass is “Catholic worship”, since the new mass is said there – as shown in photographic evidence.[2]

 

Notice also that the N-SSPX refers to the Mass using the term “worship”.  Although the (Traditional) Mass is worship, the term “worship” is more general than the term “Mass” and is the term used by the conciliar church and by protestants to name what they do at church.  “Worship” is a more ecumenical term because it appears to include the “prayer services” of the protestants, which are certainly not the Mass.  The N-SSPX’s transition into the conciliar church becomes smoother by adopting the conciliar manner of speaking.



[2]           To see a picture of this cathedral set up for the new mass, with a table “altar” and president’s chair in the center, see this photo: https://cdn.britannica.com/700×450/45/181045-004-DC3231EE.jpg which comes from this Britannica.com article: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mosque-Cathedral-of-Cordoba

 

 

Why Is It Taking So Long for the Liberal SSPX To Make a Deal With Liberal Rome?

Catholic Candle note:  The article below echoes Our Lady of La Salette, referring to modernist Rome as the seat of the Antichrist.  However, a reader would be mistaken if he assumed that this somehow means that Pope Francis is not the pope.  He is the pope but is a bad pope.

Sedevacantism is wrong and is (material or formal) schism.  Catholic Candle is not sedevacantist.  On the contrary, we published a series of articles showing that sedevacantism is false (and also showing that former Pope Benedict is not still the pope).  Read the articles here: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/faith/against-sedevacantism.html 

Here is what St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church, teaches concerning the need to recognize and respect the authority of a superior – such as the pope – even when that superior is bad:

Even should the life of any superior be so notoriously wicked as to admit of no excuse or dissimulation, nevertheless, for God’s sake, Who is the source of all power, we are bound to honor such a one, not on account of his personal merits, which are non-existent, but because of the divine ordination and the dignity of his office.[1]

However, even while recognizing the pope’s authority and our duty to obey him when we are able, we know we must resist the evil he says and does.  Read more about this principle here: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/faith/against-sedevacantism.html#section-7

 

Why Is It Taking So Long for the Liberal SSPX To Make a Deal With Liberal Rome?

Out of necessity, the liberal SSPX had to adopt a policy of gradualism in order to retain its followers, keep them in the dark, and forestall their understanding what liberal compromises they will have to accept in order to get a deal.

Both Rome and the N-SSPX realize that the followers of the Society are not yet ready to approve 100% of Vatical II, the new mass, and parishes subject to the (so-called) “bishops” of the conciliar church.  If such a deal were made today, Rome and the N-SSPX fear mass defections.

Thus, the N-SSPX has adopted a policy of gradualism, moving slowly, ever so slowly, into greater liberalism.  They hide what they can get away with, as they have done since the death of Archbishop Lefebvre.

A policy of gradualism means that, little-by-little, N-SSPX followers are accepting things they have previously rejected.  Listed below are some of the points of the gradualism game plan, plus some trial balloons.

1.        The Society never preaches against VC II or Rome’s heresies.  They just mention them when necessary, but never severely criticize them or openly reject them.

2.        The N-SSPX joins in celebrations with the conciliar church, nationally or locally, to promote acceptance of, and union with, the conciliar church.  (A trial balloon)

3.        The Society is conditioning its followers to receive conciliar “bishops” or “priests” at N-SSPX parishes.  (A trial balloon)

4.        The Society will punish any priest who objects to the game plan of fully accepting the conciliar church eventually.

5.        N-SSPX leaders now show by their own example that it is okay to attend the new mass.  (A trial balloon)

6.        They are slowly liberalizing their followers, just as Rome liberalized nearly all Catholics after the Second Vatican Council.  Slowly, but inexorably, until the drastic and disastrous changes are completely accepted.

 

7.        The N-SSPX now says that the new mass is one of the ways we can obtain grace.

 

8.        From time-to-time, the N-SSPX puts out liberal trial balloons to test for acceptance or rejection of various proposals.  

 

9.        The Society openly accepts 95% of VC II.  (A trial balloon)  100% acceptance will come later.

 

10.     The N-SSPX publicly thanked Rome for a false “freeing” of the Mass (the July 2007 motu proprio) which could not, and did not, help uncompromising priests (because they could not use the motu proprio without accepting the new mass).

 

11.     The N-SSPX publicly thanked Rome for the false “lifting” of the supposed excommunications of the SSPX bishops, even though:

 

a.    the excommunications are/were unjust, void and never had true force of law;

 

b.    Rome in effect merely lifted the punishment but continues to claim the excommunications are justified; and

 

c.     The (supposed) excommunications continued against Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop Castro Meyer.

 

12.     By accepting the following elements of ordinary jurisdiction from Rome, the N-SSPX creates a need for a deal with Rome and a supposed need to be under the control of the conciliar church.  (The SSPX has – and always has had – sacramental jurisdiction, because of the State of Emergency in the human element of the Church.)

 

a.    Accepting and thanking Rome for giving the N-SSPX ordinary jurisdiction for hearing confessions.  (A trial balloon)

b.    Accepting and thanking Rome for giving the N-SSPX ordinary jurisdiction for marriages.  BUT THEY MUST ASK THE LOCAL DIOCESE TO PERFORM THE MARRIAGES AND ACCEPT THE LOCAL CONCILIAR “PRIEST” IF HE AGREES TO COME TO PERFORM THE MARRIAGE.  (A trial balloon)
 

13.     To avoid being criticized for trying to obtain recognition from the anti-Catholic conciliar church, the N-SSPX states there is no conciliar church, only the Catholic Church.  (Contrary to what Archbishop Lefebvre and the OLD SSPX taught.)  

The reason Rome doesn’t want mass defections from the N-SSPX is to avoid a strong resistance against Rome’s heresies, similar to the old SSPX started by Archbishop Lefebvre.  Rome would have to start all over again to subvert it, as they have subverted the current liberal N-SSPX.

Conciliar church leaders in Rome insist that the N-SSPX must accept 100% of the new mass and the evils of VC II.  So, you can see it will take some time to put the followers of the Society sufficiently “to sleep” so that they will accept a Rome-sponsored deal.  It is more than likely Rome will win again, as it has with six other supposedly-traditional religious societies that made a devastating liberal deal with the seat of the Antichrist, Rome.[2]

Hang strong, pilgrims, in the real resistance!  God will triumph!



[1]           Quoted from St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Third Sermon for Advent, entitled: On the Three Advents of the Lord and the Seven Pillars which we ought to Erect within us.

 

[2]           Read about the disastrous compromises of the “traditional” groups which have made a deal with Rome, here: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/priests/sspx-societies-made-deal.html 

The “new”, liberal SSPX portrays a family which fits with the world and the conciliar church


When a person wears a wedding ring, it tells people that he/she is married.  The absence of a wedding ring tells people that the person is not married. 

In the August-September 2019 Regina Coeli Report, the “new” SSPX’s theme was the family (the “domestic church”).  The cover photo is of a smiling family and neither parent has a wedding ring.[1] 

In this same photo, the family has two children – the maximum number approved by the world.

In this photo, the boy is dressed in pink – an approved color for boys and men in our corrupt, upside-down world.  Promoting pink for boys and men feminizes them, contributes to the destruction of the fathers’ leadership, and promotes to the very gender confusion so rampant today.

 



[1]           Here is the website where this commercial photo is offered to the public: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/happy-family-park-having-good-time-1449821645?src=wrgEBGA5n8CLyzj_atU5TQ-1-33

Here are more pictures of the same couple, some of which show the parents’ ringless fingers from other angles:  https://www.shutterstock.com/g/shalunts?searchterm=adult

The “new”, liberal SSPX accepts the post-conciliar popes as saints

 

The saints are our models and we should follow the saints.  The “new” liberal SSPX now recognizes the conciliar popes as saints and so joins the conciliar church in giving them to us as models.

The N-SSPX tries to soften its new position by retreating into the pseudo-conservative position that those conciliar papal saints are inferior to some saints of the past and cannot do as much as those great saints in the past.  Here are the N-SSPX’s words, comparing St. Theresa of Avila to those post-conciliar, papal (false) saints:

[St. Theresa of Avila is ] a proof that one single canonized saint can do more that the myriad of saints currently being raised to the dignity of the altar after hasty and doubtful procedures.  The recent canonizations of John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II are a sorry illustration of this ….[1]

You can see the N-SSPX now officially recognizes these conciliar popes as saints.  Note too, the N-SSPX inconsistently admits the canonization procedures are hasty and doubtful.

Warning to N-SSPX followers: The N-SSPX is using gradualism against you and thereby is weakening you and conditioning you to be comfortable in the conciliar church.  Leave the N-SSPX while you still have the strength!



[1]           Quoted from: https://fsspx.news/en/news-events/news/feast-st-teresa-avila-41404

 (emphasis added).

The “new”, liberal SSPX praises Pope Francis’s thought because it is original

We are Traditional Catholics.  We follow traditional ideas and we follow leaders who think according to tradition.  New thinking can be bad – either in us and in our religious leaders.

Pope St. Pius X declared this truth in these words:

[T]he true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but traditionalists.[1]

Archbishop Lefebvre declared this same truth in these words:

Our future is the past.[2]

Recently, the N-SSPX commented on Pope Francis’s false and politically-correct environmentalist manifesto, Laudato Si, praising his extreme ideas because they are original (i.e., new).  Here are the N-SSPX’s words:

[F]or Francis, integral ecology is what would be the culmination of all social sciences, allowing a global approach – holistic or integral – to human nature.  This thought, which has the merit of being original, remains in the pure natural domain.[3]

To praise an idea mainly because it is original is ridiculous.  In our modern world, original ideas are more often bad than good, (e.g., The world was created by a big bang.)  We should praise an idea only if it is true.

The N-SSPX will do or say practically anything to please Rome and to get a deal.



[1]           Pope St. Pius X, encyclical Our Apostolic Mandate, August 25, 1910.


[2]           Archbishop Lefebvre quoted in his obituary printed here: https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/26/obituaries/archbishop-lefebvre-85-dies-traditionalist-defied-the-vatican.html