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Offline SeanJohnson

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Tribute to Fr. Cooper (R.I.P.)
« on: February 03, 2020, 12:24:44 PM »
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  • Romans 5:20 "But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."

    -I retract any and all statements I have made that are incongruent with the True Faith, and apologize for ever having made them-

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    Re: Tribute to Fr. Cooper (R.I.P.)
    « Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 04:18:43 PM »
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  • What a fantastic sermon!


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    Re: Tribute to Fr. Cooper (R.I.P.)
    « Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 06:05:15 PM »
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  • Yes, a truly remarkable sermon!

    Father speaks of what is true and good, timeless and universal, beautiful and attractive. He preaches about what Christians believe and hope for and love, not about himself or the faults of others, not about controversy or disputes, not about earthly institutions or other works of man, but of the Work of God, the true Opus Dei, the work that God operates in the souls that cooperate with His Grace.

    Even greater than his words are Father's virtues. He speaks with conviction about what he believes: more real that what the senses perceive or the mind can understand; with confidence about what he hopes, more certain than anything men can predict or speculate because it is promised by Christ; and with joy about who he loves, more yearned for and more pleasing than any earthly desire or passing delight: God before and above all things, neighbor as self, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints, and the souls entrusted to his loving care.

    Father's sermon is so moving because it is a glimpse into a priesthood dedicated and a life lived according to what he says: his actions and example matched his words.

    Requiescat in pace. Rest in peace, dear Father, and when in you come before the throne of God Who you loved so much in this life, please pray for us, and for the grace one day to join you with Him in Heaven.

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    Re: Tribute to Fr. Cooper (R.I.P.)
    « Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 06:50:15 PM »
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  • I once wrote this about Fr. Cooper (which was not particularly eloquent, because it came from the heart, and was impromptu and somewhat emotional):
    https://www.cathinfo.com/sspx-resistance-news/ironic-to-hear-sean-johnson-call-for-unity-among-trads/




    The Fruit of Fr. Cooper’s Death
    May 2, 2018

    The SSPX and faithful (internal resistance and accordist alike) were mourning the death of Fr. Cooper.

    The Resistance blogs were all crying out for prayers for a holy priest, and none were heard to make untimely remarks about Fr. Cooper’s adherence to the ralliement.

    In Boston, Kentucky they were having a sung Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. Cooper.

    By his death, Fr. Cooper brought about what no bishops or priests have accomplished since 2011:

    A momentary unity among Tradition.

    Like we once had not so long ago.

    Panic in Rome!!!

    For a few days, the fighting stops.

    What was it about Fr. Cooper that achieved this momentary unity?

    It was this:

    We all claimed him as one of ours: One of the family of Tradition.

    Tradition!

    That unity could be preserved, if those who’s opinions mattered focused on the preservation of Tradition, rather than other things.

    If they had faith in the invincibility and indefectability of Tradition.

    This was the grace won by Fr. Cooper’s death, I believe:

    By his death, he momentarily reunited Tradition, which for the briefest of moments felt its old strength return.

    He reminded us such a thing WAS POSSIBLE AFTER ALL.

    What strength Tradition could retain, if it was faithful to the grace won by years of pain and suffering from a holy priest!!!

    What a force it could still be for the salvation of souls!

    I hope the right people will dwell on this.

    Romans 5:20 "But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."

    -I retract any and all statements I have made that are incongruent with the True Faith, and apologize for ever having made them-

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    Re: Tribute to Fr. Cooper (R.I.P.)
    « Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 11:59:53 PM »
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  • May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. 
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