Monday, June 26, 2017

Exam T-2d

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Exam T-3d

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Exam T-4d

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Exam T-5d

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A MAJOR SSPX CLARIFICATION: Towards a Doctrinal Agreement? Written by Father Jean-Michel Gleize - The Remnant

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This is an interesting article (I am still reading the original and it provides a summary of what divides) especially the last paragraph:
What should our conclusion be? We would simply say that the “Society of Saint Pius X does not have to negotiate a charitable recognition which would save it from a supposed schism. It has the immense honor, after forty years of exclusion, to be able to witness in favor of the Catholic Faith in the Vatican [5]”  ...while we wait for Rome to finally decide to expel the perfidious Conciliar errors from the midst of the faithful [6].
34. Que conclure ? Reprenant les paroles citées au début de ce numéro, nous dirions simplement que « la Fraternité Saint Pie X n’a pas à négocier une charitable reconnaissance qui la sauverait d’un schisme supposé. Elle a l’immense honneur, après quarante années d’exclusion, de pouvoir, au Vatican, témoigner de la foi catholique ». En attendant que Rome se décide enfin à chasser du milieu des croyants le peuple impie de ces erreurs conciliaires.




I would say that the chances of the SSPX compromising are dwindling into single digits!




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Courtesy of the Remnant

Original Version


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Exam T-6d

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exam T-7d

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dubia - Next Step

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This is important in the history of the Church.  The four Cardinals have requested a private audience with the Pope and ... have been refused.

The full letter can be read on Life Site News' site.

We are definitely entering a decisive point in this crisis - the climax will undoubtedly unfold over the the next year or so.

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Source: Life Site News

Exam T-8d

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Exam T-9d

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Exam T-10d

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Letter on Marriages: Clarifications and Developments - FSSPX.NEWS

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As most 'trads' are aware, over the past couple of decades, Rome has slowly make concession after concession while the SSPX stayed the course of Catholicism.

In 1982 it was the weak acknowledgement of the desires of the faithful to have the Tridentine Mass.

1988 saw a number of concessions, but the compromises that were requested after the signing indicated that the time was not ripe as the 'mantra' was still in place.

There were a number of background concessions that I've gleaned from various statements made by Bishop Fellay.

Then we arrive at 2007.  This was a great vindication of many faithful Catholics. In direct contradiction of an official curial statement (I have to find the time to dig up the reference sometime ...) we now know that the Tridentine Mass was never abrogated and it was always legal to say that Mass.

Pardon me for a quick segue.

I attended a meeting with the local ordinaries of two dioceses and they were careful to note: The Pope has granted that the 1962 liturgy is permitted for private masses, but when it is in public, we have authority to prevent division (paraphrase - although I believe a friend recorded this part of the discussion).

The Bishops were referring to the following:
He should ensure that the good of these members of the faithful is harmonized with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the governance of the bishop in accordance with Canon 392, avoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church.
For context, here's canon 392:
Can. 392
§1. Since he must protect the unity of the universal Church, a bishop is bound to promote the common discipline of the whole Church and therefore to urge the observance of all ecclesiastical laws.
§2. He is to exercise vigilance so that abuses do not creep into ecclesiastical discipline, especially regarding the ministry of the word, the celebration of the sacraments and sacramentals, the worship of God and the veneration of the saints, and the administration of goods.
As noted elsewhere on this blog, the duty of the bishop is to protect the unity of the universal Church by promoting the common discipline, and prevent abuses from creeping into the liturgy.

Me thinks that Archbishops protest too much, as they went on to describe the breaching of common discipline within their dioceses and that the applicats were not to break that 'unity'.

I guess it is a unity in in-discipline.

Anyway, then we have the 2009 lifting of the excommunications.

Then 2015, granting of universal ordinary jurisdiction to hear confessions.

Now 2017, we have the Pope addressing another sacrament that requires ordinary jurisdiction for its ordinary execution.

Given the Divinely instituted nature of the Church, I has expected the SSPX response to be along these lines.

What we will find soon enough is which Bishops was willing to put the welfare of the faithful within their diocese above that of the power of their fiefdom.

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Courtesy of FSSPX.NEWS (formerly DICI)


Cynical Resistors

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I noticed a post by a person using the pseudonym 'Gerard' on the topic of the Angel giving Lucia communion via  a consecrated host and Francisco and Jacinta via consecrated wine.

Incredibly, 'Gerard' raises some objections to this action:

Exam T-11d

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Exam T-12d

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Exam T-13d

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blind sided by a 2x4

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Updated to clarify some of the language.

At this point in time, I am writing this article to clarify my thoughts about Louie Verrecchio's behaviour of late.

Specifically, the article by Fr. Gleize has caused Louie some concern.  This concern has resulted in a semi-dramatic shift in Louie's tone and articles on the SSPX.

I think the following articles reflect the shift / concerns / perspective of Louie:


Since March there have been other articles, but I have been (and remain) very busy with a pending examination.

Exam T-14d

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Communion Under Both Kinds? - The Remnant

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As I've repeated ad-nauseum, as Traditional Catholics we need to seek to understand the teachings of the Church as She understands them. Not as we would wish they would be understood.

Id Est: Humble ourselves.

Fathers brief explanation on the Eastern Rites draws an important distinction in the fight that we find ourselves.

There are a number of different rites for the Holy Mass and while the Latin Rite is dominant, the others are also ancient.  Understanding the breadth of the liturgical tradition highlights the gravity of what was discarded post V2 in the Latin Rite and what currently threatens the Eastern Rites.

If you have an opportunity to attend an Eastern Rite Mass - that is unmodified - I highly recommend it as it will broaden your perspective of the Church.

One caveat: I am not advocating attending a Schismatic Eastern Rite Mass! :-)

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Courtesy of The Remnant


Cardinal Questions Papal Teaching on Anglican Orders

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The confusion in the Church continues. 

The Emperor has no clothes (theologically speaking).



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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Marriage Crisis In The Catholic Church

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Rorate has published a new version of the article the marriage crisis with the following forward:

After receiving a detailed critique of the section on Theology of the Body in the essay below, the author has seen fit to clarify certain parts of that section as well as that on Amoris Laetitia. There follows the corrected and revised version of the essay by Fr. Pietro Leone, a traditional priest in Italy.

I had likewise recieved critiques when I published the article (I have a french article that I will translate when time allows).

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Source: Rorate-Caeli


Opinion of an FSSP Seminarian

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Last week I had the opportunity to have a discussion with a 4th year FSSP seminarian.

It was an interesting discussion and after resolving some of the 'SSPX needs to come back into the Church' verbiage, we arrived at what I believe to be the heart of the matter: Is it a mortal sin (objectively) to consecrate a bishop without papal mandate?

Unfortunately, the event was winding down when we arrived at this important point.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Serenity and Humour

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In dealing with crazed Modernists and Traditionalists (there are some of each) it is best to remember:



Be happy!!!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Vatican and SSPX – An Organizational Culture Perspective - Reblogged

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Reblogged from The Vatican and SSPX – An Organizational Culture Perspective August 29,2012.

Introduction

The recent and continuing interactions between the Vatican and the SSPX have been a great opportunity for prayer and reflection. 

The basis for the disagreement is theological and not liturgical. As noted by Dr. Lamont (2012), the SSPX theological position on the four key controversial aspects of the Second Vatican Council are base on prior theological work that resulted from relevant magisterial pronouncements.  So it is difficult to understand the apparent rejection of the theological position of the SSPX.

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Anything can Happen”: Interview with Fr. Alain-Marc Nély

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Bishop Fellay mentioned, I believe in 2000, that when Rome approaches the SSPX it will be more difficult.

Why?

Because the clear distance between the SSPX and Rome will be lessened.

This is happening now, so keep on praying.

I will re-blogging a copy of my article on Org Culture.

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Courtesy of SSPX.ca: Anything can happen