Lex Orandi - Lex Credendi
Courtesy of Dr. John Shaw, LMS Chairman
Moreover, in order that we may perform satisfactorily the duty of embracing the true faith and of continuously persevering in it, God, through His only-begotten Son, has instituted the Church and provided it with clear signs of His institution, so that it can be recognized by all as the guardian and teacher of the revealed word. (Vatican I, Dz 1793).
Reference Ott – Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma – as well as the letter to Archbishop Cushing by the CDF. pg 241
Theological faith, that is, a supernatural faith in Revelation, is necessary, and this is an effect of grace (D 1789); nemini unquam sine ilIa contigit iustificatio (D 1793). As far as the content of this faith is concerned, according to Hebr. 11, 6, at least the existence of God and retribution in the other world must be firmly held, necessitate medii (by the necessity of means) with explicit faith. In regard to the Trinity and the Incarnation, implicit faith suffices.
Declaration about some recent facts
Having learned of the online petition organized by the website of the Association "Corrispondenza Romana" in order to gather signatures to be presented to the Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life against the Decree of 11 July 2013 (Prot. 52741/2012), after having already expressed its position several times and after having released the official communication of its Father Founder, the Religious Institute of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate REAFFIRMS its obedience to the dispositions of the Holy Father, DECLARES that it will have NOTHING TO DO with the initiative of the aforesaid website or any like initiative, past or future, REJECTS any attempt to use a matter internal to the Institute to attack the Pope and the Catholic Hierarchy, and APPEALS TO ALL to maintain SILENCE, RESPECT AND PRAYER regarding the matter, in order to allow the competent authorities to carry out their task in peace for the good of the Church and of the Institute.
In Corde Matris
Fr. Rosario M. Sammarco, fi
Encharged of the Institutional Website of the Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate Source
Thanks be to God! We would like to tell all our amazing and generous supporters that our prayers, and yours, have been answered! This evening, the students learned that friends of the college had been following our campaign and had finalized arrangements for contributing $150,000 to our initiative. All of the students are overwhelmed by this wonderful news and are extremely grateful to all the other donors who made this day possible. You have helped us reach our goal to save our school. Every single gift has made an impact on our campaign. Thanks to your support, we, as well as those to come, will have a good, affordable, Catholic college to attend. We would also like to give a big shout out to the amazing staff at Gofundme who help us so much with our campaign. God bless you all and thank you so very much from all of us here at Fisher More College! You are all in our constant prayers. Viva Cristo Rey!
How Much Disobedience Constitutes Schism?
Fr. Brian W. Harrison, O.S.
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