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Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
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  • #60: Contradiction (More on "Abnormal Situation: "Bishop Tissier vs Fr. Schmidberger):

    In this 2012 interview with Rivarol, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais once again rejects the notion that the SSPX is in any real kind of "irregular situation:"

    Rivarol: The imminent "reintegration" of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) within the "official Church" is mentioned widely. What is it exactly?

    Bp. TISSIER de MALLERAIS: “Reintegration”: the word is false. The Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) has never left the Church. It is in the heart of the Church. There where the authentic preaching of the faith is, there is the Church. This project of "officialization" of the SSPX leaves me indifferent. We have no need of it, and the Church has no need of it. We are already on the pinnacle, as a sign of contradiction, that attracts those noble souls, that attract lots of young priests, despite our pariah status. One would wish to place our lamp under the bushel for our integration in the Conciliar world. This status that is proposed to us, of a personal prelature, analogous to that of Opus Dei, is a status for a state of peace. But we are currently in a state of war in the Church. It would be a contradiction to wish to "regularize the war".

    Rivarol : But some in the Society of Saint Pius X think that it would be in fact a good thing. Are you not bothered by this "irregular" situation?

    Bp. TISSIER de MALLERAIS: The irregularity is not ours. It is that of Rome. A Modernist Rome. A Liberal Rome that has renounced Christ the King. A Rome that had been condemned in advance by all Popes up until the eve of the [Second Vatican] Council. On the other hand, the experience of the priestly societies that have joined current Rome is that all, the ones after the others, included Campos and the Good Shepherd, have been constrained to accept the Vatican II Council. And we know what has become of Bp. Rifan, of Campos, who now has no objection to celebrating the new mass and who has forbidden his priests from criticizing the Council!
    https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2012/06/bishop-tissier-de-mallerais.html

    But by 2016, Fr. Franz Schmidberger (like Fr. Pfluger before him) was also keen to overcome what he felt was an "abnormal situation," and in a subversive internal letter which was later leaked to the internet, stated:

    "Every abnormal situation inherently tends toward normalization. This is due to the nature of the matter...Let us not lose sight of the danger that the faithful and certain confreres may get used to the abnormal situation and regard it as normal."
    https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/04/considerations-schmidberger-letter.html

    It was the same "scare tactic" Fr. Simoulin had been inculcating in SSPXers for the previous two years (Since his letter "Avoiding a False Spirit of Resistance") in which he, like Fr. Schmidberger, wanted you to worry about becoming schismatics if we didn't "regularize" our "abnormal situation."

    Obviously, Bishop Tissier didn't see it that way, much less the post-1988 Archbishop Lefebvre (who, again, spoke of a "strict duty to separate from the conciliar church").


    [Obitur Dictum: The Avrille Dominicans refuted this concern here:

    In addition, the expression used implies that we are in an abnormal situation.  What is actually abnormal is that the authorities spread modernism.  To make a comparison, if a father forces his children to steal, under the threat of grave punishment, they are bound to disobey him and resist him; certainly it is abnormal that children resist their father; but the first disorder is indeed that of the father; and if it becomes untenable and dangerous for their virtue, it is prudent for them to get away from him.  As this disorder remains, the children are forced to resist, or to stand aside.  It would be incomprehensible for the children to resume normal relations with their father, because they know that he is obstinate in his vice.
    In our case, we keep our distance from modernist Rome for the reasons mentioned above, and for others we will see in the following articles.  As these reasons remain, we are obliged to stay in the situation we find ourselves in and to be qualified “abnormal” by the objector.

    http://www.dominicansavrille.us/is-it-not-a-duty-to-seek-official-recognition-from-the-pope/

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #61 on: March 09, 2019, 07:31:49 PM »
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  • #61: Contradiction (Bishop Tissier vs Fr. Schmidberger: Are the faith and Sacraments Sufficient?):

    In his previously quoted rousing Chicago sermon of January - 2015, Bishop Tissier was quite adamant that we traditionalists possessed everything we needed to be Catholics:

    "First of all, the visible church? We are the visible Church! Who practice visibly the True Faith. We have the unity of the Faith. We have the saintliness of the Sacraments and of our lives. We are Catholics because of our Faith in the Society and the true Christians are spread all out throughout the world. We are Apostolic who have still the Faith of the Apostles. We possess the full notes of the Catholic Church: Unity, Saintliness, Catholicity, Apostolicity...We possess the Faith, the Sacrament and the disposition to submit to the pope. We have the Faith, the true Sacrament and the disposition of to obey the pope! And the bishops. We are of the disposition."
    https://www.therecusant.com/tissier-1jan2015

    However, elsewhere in the previously quoted leaked 2015 internal letter of Fr. Schmidberger, we see that he had descended into legalism:

    "If the faithful or some confreres feel comfortable in this situation of freedom relating to independence from the hierarchy, then this indicates a creeping loss of the sensus Ecclesiae. We must never argue: “We have sound teaching, the true Holy Mass, our seminaries and priories and above all bishops. So we don’t need anything.
    https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/04/considerations-schmidberger-letter.html



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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #62 on: March 09, 2019, 09:40:23 PM »
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  • #62: Change (SSPX/Ecclesia Dei Reciprocity Program?):

    In post #34 of this thread, we noted the reasons the SSPX had traditionally given for avoiding the indult Mass, and then we showed you how that same SSPX ignored its own teaching ("Do as I say, not as I do, keep the money in our own pew?") and attended the first Mass of a newly ordained Institute of Christ the King priest in Belgium on 9/12/15.

    What you might not have known was that six months earlier, "Monsignor" Wach had sent Fr. William Hudson to sit in choir at Bishop Fellay's 3/19/15 pontifical Mass at the dedication of St. Joseph's Church in Brussels.

    I suppose on the one hand, after 15 years of GREC collaboration, "Monsignor" Wach (who joined the GREC in 2000) did not fear for his priest to hear anything injurious to his position from Bishop Fellay (Rhetorically, I wonder: Would "Monsignor" Wach have exhibited the same comfort were his priest to sit in choir and hear a sermon from Archbishop Lefebvre?).

    On the other hand, what gall of Bishop Fellay to invite a priest representing a community which Archbishop Lefebvre said was betraying Tradition and founded upon compromise (not to convert him to Tradition, of course, but merely to get the two communities used to being around each other in preparation for the practical accord, for which they shall first have learned to play well in the sandbox together)!







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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #63 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:04 PM »
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  • #63: Change (The SSPX and Mother Teresa of Calcutta):


    [This 2015 article was published by Non Possumus shortly before the "canonization" of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  Our addition is in red font at the conclusion of this article -X]



    Teresa of Calcutta at the tomb of Gandhi


    On November 1st, the secondary school of Saint Teresa, of the German FSSPX, invited its students and parents to a conference on Teresa of Calcutta. The speaker was  Marcus Pohl , who spent years in the house of the poor of Mother Teresa in India and runs an aid organization.



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    Marcus Pohl in his organization in India,
    Given the liberal drift of the SSPX, it is not surprising that he now organizes conferences on Mother Teresa and present [her] as a model. As a vestige of other times, in the catalogs of the  Clovis editions  of the French FSSPX, there is still a book - from a Dominican anti-accordist of Avrillé, by the way - entitled: " Mother Teresa of Calcutta, true or false charity?" , in which it is exposed, in the light of traditional theology, and examining in detail her life, her statements and her writings, the other side of this "icon" of the twentieth century: the refusal to convert to the true faith those she cared for, a religious relativism taken to the extreme, a new conception of evangelization that John Paul II wanted to consecrate in beatifying Mother Teresa. And this new conception of the mission could only, certainly, please the world. That was what everyone said about that religious in the SSPX until recently.

    This "supra-catholic charity" of Teresa of Calcutta will be carried to the altars, precisely on the occasion of the year of neo-mercy, since  Francis has expressed his desire to canonize Mother Teresa during the Year of Mercy that will begin on the 8th. December as a "sign of mercy for the world" in service to the poor .

    What a coincidence!


    We must know that the  council  of the St. Teresa School includes Maximilian Krah, who, by the way, writes in the  new blog  of his friend  Matthias Schappi  an article on fashion, which states:  The religious medium suffers from an over-emphasis about the sixth commandment ... From there arises an unhealthy prudery that makes impossible a treatment of sexuality without prejudice what brings insecure, tense and horny men ... The wide wrappers of legs with sandals of migrant, combined with raincoat, transferred their ugliness to the religious concerns. Who wants to join the ugly club?

    "Without unhealthy mojigaterías", Krah, legal right arm of Mons Fellay, posing in Dubai for a photo released by himself.

    Oh! But despite all this, "nothing has changed in the SSPX" ...


    As for what the SSPX used to teach regarding Mother Teresa of Calcutta?

    But it is when it comes to ecumenism that we must reproach her. She is typically conciliar: for her, faith is subjective; Catholicism is good for Catholics.
     
    “She declared, speaking of the dying persons welcomed in her home: we give them what they want according to their faith. And Bishop Jean-Michel Di Falco said: ‘Mother Teresa wishes to help each person die according to his own religion. (…) For Catholics, priests are there to administer the last sacraments. For others, what counts is that they die at peace with themselves and with God. Mother Teresa, easily accused of ecumenism, did not wait for Vatican Council II to practice ecumenism and to lend an ear to non-Christian religions. And this behavior has not failed to earn her criticism from certain members of the clergy, who reproached her with neglecting her missionary function."

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #64 on: March 10, 2019, 07:46:52 AM »
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  • #64: Change (Conciliar Ugliness - SSPX Church in Spain: Symbolic of SSPX Entry into Conciliar Church):


    "Catholics are also disoriented by the triviality and even by the vulgarity that is imposed on them in places of worship in a systematic way. Everything that contributed to the beauty of the buildings and the splendor of the ceremony was called triumphalism ...
    Union with God is obtained through a religious and heavenly song, through a general atmosphere of liturgical action, through piety and recollection of the place, by its architectural beauty, by the fervor of the Christian community, by the nobility and the mercy of the celebrant, the symbolic decoration, the perfume of incense, and so on."
    -Archbishop Lefebvre (Open Letter to Confused Catholics)


    That's a church?


    That's an SSPX church?






    Check out the freaky, wavy fence, which puts one in mind of this grotesque Wiccan "art:" https://kotaku.com/the-popes-audience-hall-looks-like-a-final-fantasy-boss-1568714627/+lukeplunkett


    A grotesque mockery of the Blessed Virgin


    Who would ever have thought the SSPX would approve of such ugliness in reference to Our Lady?


    She stands atop an egg?


    Church or disco?


    No sign of Catholicism on site

    Bishop de Galarreta quite happy with the progress


    "Shall it be baroque?  Romanesque?  


    No: Salvador Dali!  With a long-necked, short-haired Mary (who almost got run over by a boulder).


    More freaky Wicca-style "art."


    Would passers-by recognize this as the Blessed Virgin stomping Satan?  Or was this grotesque presentation intended to blur that reality?


    I guess that's a communion rail?


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    Toni Marí , the artist hired to create this image with one of his creations.
    On his  website you  can see that all his works have the same style.



    Another work by the same author made with the same material, the same ambiguity and the same emptiness that modern art produces. We do not know if it is a saint, a saint, a martyr, all together or none of those things.

    Yes, the SSPX actually sought this man out, and chose him to build their...church.

    Congratulations SSPX: You have built one of the ugliest chapels in the world, and qualified for inclusion on this blog's list of notoriously ugly modernist (Satanic?) churches built to mock God:



    Additional references of the SSPX's conciliar ugliness:



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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #65 on: March 10, 2019, 05:39:03 PM »
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  • #65: Change (The Advent of Maximilian Krah and the Savaging of Bishop Williamson):


    "Finally, I beseech you to remain attached to the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, to remain profoundly united amongst yourselves..."
    -Archbishop Lefebvre (Letter to the Future Bishops, 8-29-87)


    [NB: The author of the following report was "William of Norwich," who made a special appearance on the now-defunct Ignis Ardens Resistance forum to provide this information.  He was a highly informed person with insider knowledge.  For example, it was "William of Norwich" who blew the whistle on the sellout of the Transalpine Redemptorists several months before it happened.  Someone subsequently compiled several files on the subject of Max Krah's arrival at the SSPX and posted them here, from which the following excerpt is taken]


    FIRST POST

    posted: Nov 28 2010, 07:34 PM

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    William of Norwich

    Maximilian Krah and Menzingen: A Cause for Serious Concern?

    The Timeline -

    January 2009
    A Corporate Attorney by the name of Maximilian Krah became publicly linked with the affairs of the Society of Saint Pius X.

    January 20, 2009
    Fr. Franz Schmidberger, Superior of SSPX in Germany, issued a press release in which it was stated: “We have not seen the interview given by Bishop Williamson to Swedish television. As soon as we see it we will submit it to scrutiny and obtain the advice of attorneys.”

    But, in fact, the attorney to whom Menzingen would turn had already been put into place.

    It was none other than Maximilian Krah of the Dresden Corporate Law company, Fetsch RechtsanwÇlte: the partners being Cornelius J. Fetsch, Maximilian Krah and Daniel Adler.

    Link: Fetsch RechtsanwÇlte
    http://www.dasoertliche.de/?id=10700323337...&arkey=14612000

    January 19, 2009
    One day before Fr. Schmidberger’s press release, Maximilian Krah was appointed as delegate to the Board, and manager, of the company Dello Sarto AG. The Chairman of the company is Bishop Bernard Fellay and the Board Members are First Assistant, Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, and the SSPX Bursar General, Fr. Emeric Baudot.

    The purpose of the company is stated as being (Google translation):
    “Advice on asset management issues and the care and management of assets of domestic and foreign individuals, corporations, foundations and other bodies, in particular of natural or legal persons which the Catholic moral, religious and moral teaching in its traditional sense of obligation and see, and the execution of projects for the mentioned persons, as well as advising on the implementation of these projects; whole purpose of description according to statutes.”

    In other words, Dello Sarto AG appears to be an investment company that speculates, one has to assume, with SSPX funds in financial and other markets in the search for profits for various SSPX projects. But is it possible to get involved in today’s financial markets without being exposed to the risk and/or practice of usury?

    The company was commercially registered on January 13, 2009 and issued 100 shares at 1,000 Swiss francs, giving it an initial capital of 100,000 Swiss francs.

    As far as the checkbook is concerned, Maximilian Krah and Bishop Fellay alone are enabled individually to issue a payment of funds, while Frs. Pfluger and Baudot are required to obtain a cosignature to do so. Krah is not a cleric, but exercises greater financial powers than the First Assistant or Bursar. Curious.

    Link: Dello Sarto AG
    http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl...D813%26prmd%3Db

    Maximilian Krah is a Board Member of other associations that control SSPX funds.

    In the September 2010 edition of a publication issued by EMBA-Global we read that the “EMBAGlobal programme is designed for experienced managers, professionals and executives who seek to develop the skills, knowledge and networks to operate as successful Global leaders, anywhere in the world,” and that it “brings together an elite international network of business professionals.”

    Link: EMBA-Global
    http://www.emba-global.com/EMBA-Global_Cla...tember_2010.pdf

    Maximilian Krah is pictured on page 6 of the September 2010 publication along with the following, accompanying text:
    “Maximilian Krah. German. Lawyer. Jaidhofer Privatstiftung, Vienna, Austria. Lawyer with substantial international experience. Currently a Board Member of an Austrian foundation. Responsible for wealth and asset management of the settlement capital, and for the project development of nonprofit projects all over the world, which are sponsored by using the achieved funds.”

    The full name of the company mentioned above is Jaidhofer Privatstiftung St. Josef and Marcellus.
    Jaidof is the seat of the SSPX District headquarters in Austria.

    The fact that the SSPX appears to be involved in international financial markets will worry many of their faithful who would, rightly, believe that such activity is both risky on the material plane, and questionable on the moral level. There may, of course, be those who are less concerned, feeling that it is acceptable practice in the modern world, and aimed at “a final good.” Are the latter right?

    Krah first made his appearance in the international sphere, as far as rank-and-file traditionalists are concerned, in the wake of what has been dubbed by the mainstream media as “the Williamson Affair.” His comments on the bishop were less than flattering, exuded a liberal view of the world, and poured oil on the fire of controversy that raged across the world, and against both the bishop and the SSPX, for months on end. It has been plain for a long time now that the “interview” and the “ensuing controversy” were a set-up, but it was, and still is, a matter of conjecture as to which person(s) and/or agencies engineered the set-up. Perhaps subsequent information in this email will throw more light on this troubling question?

    What is beyond conjecture, however, is that Bishop Fellay’s attitude towards Bishop Williamson changed dramatically. Even those who will hear nothing against Bishop Fellay have noticed this change. The change has been public and persistent, and has been both insulting and humiliating for Bishop Williamson. It has also been largely carried out in the mainstream media, and, in Germany, the notoriously anti-Catholic communist magazine, Der Spiegel, has found a favored place, much to the astonishment of traditionalists everywhere. It has been there that we heard the shocking references to Bishop Williamson as “an unexploded hand grenade,” “a dangerous lump of uranium,” etc, as well as the insulting insinuations that he is disturbed or suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. The question, let it be remembered, is not whether one agrees or disagrees with Williamson, whether one likes or dislikes either Bishop Williamson or Bishop Fellay, but whether or not a man has a right to express a personal opinion on a matter of secular history. The ambush of Williamson by the Swedish interviewer, Ali Fegan, said by some Swedes to be a Turkish Jew, left Williamson on the spot: to get up and walk out in silence, thereby providing the media with the hook “that his refusal to speak is proof of his revisionist beliefs” or simply to lie. Williamson made his choice. Whether we agree or not is neither here nor there.

    In the past, nearly two decades earlier in Canada, Williamson made “controversial comments” on the same subject at what was understood to be a private meeting of Catholics. A journalist, however, found out and made a story out of it. The relevance of this episode is that the attitude of Archbishop Lefebvre contrasts remarkably with that of Bishop Fellay. The first just ignored the “controversy,” treating a secular and anti-Catholic media with total disdain, and the matter quickly became a dead issue. The latter played to the media gallery, broke corporate unity with his brother in the episcopacy (specifically warned against by Archbishop Lefebvre during the 1988 consecrations), and turned what should have been a molehill into a mountain.

    ENTER KRAH

    Krah is instructed to find an attorney to defend Williamson. He opts for Matthias Lossmann as defense attorney, a strange choice. It is strange, because Lossmann is a member of the extremist Die GrÑnen party (The Greens), an organization that is well-known in Germany as a water melon: green on the outside, red on the inside. A party that is pro-feminist, pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and harbors Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a member of the European Parliament in its ranks. Besides his frontline involvement in the 1968 Red turbulence in the universities in France, he is a known advocate of pedophilia, as his autobiography demonstrates. What was Krah thinking of, then, in choosing such an attorney to represent a Catholic bishop? Was Lossmann really the only attorney in Germany prepared to take this case?

    Krah’s choice is strange for a second reason. Krah is a member of a political party, but not the Greens. Krah is a prominent political activist and officer in Dresden, in the east of Germany, of the liberal, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Christian Democratic Union, led by Angela Merkel. Chancellor Merkel also comes from the east of Germany and is commonly referred to in that country as “StasiMerkel” after revelations and photographic evidence came to light hinting that she was recruited and formed by the Stasi, the former East German State Secret Police; a common approach made to young people, particularly those seeking professional careers, in the former Communist State of the German Democratic Republic. The same Merkel that publicly reproached Benedict XVI for having lifted the so-called “excommunication” of “holocaust denier” Williamson, and demanded that the Pope reverse the decision.

    Krah is pictured on the editorial page, page 3, of a CDU publication, of May 2006, in the link below:
    Link: Die Dresdner Union, May 2006.
    http://www.cdu-dresden.de/index.php?mo=mc_...40107b868a48%7D

    He portrays himself in the journal as some kind of Christian (though we are informed via SSPX faithful that he attends the SSPX chapel in Dresden), yet chooses an attorney for Williamson that could not have been worse.

    Remember, too, that after the first Der Spiegel hatchet job on Williamson, Krah turned up at the British HQ of the SSPX in London at short notice and sought to get Williamson to do a second interview with the disreputable magazine. Williamson refused to do so, in spite of the fact that Krah had come with these journalists with the express sanction of Bishop Fellay! How in God’s name could Mgr. Fellay have thought that a second bite at the apple by Der Spiegel journalists would help the cause of Williamson or the SSPX? Go figure.

    Moreover, consider the approach of both Krah and Lossmann in Williamson’s first trial. There was no attempt to defend him, though it is plain that Williamson had not broken German law, contrary to public perceptions generated by the media. What occurred, according to non-Catholics who attended the trial, was a shocking parody of a defense: Krah, unctuous, smug and mocking in respect of the bishop; Lossmann, weak, hesitating, insipid. Both effectively “conceded” Williamson’s “guilt,” but nevertheless argued for “leniency.” At no time did they address the legal questions at hand, questions that did not relate directly to the “Holocaust” and its veracity or otherwise, but as to whether or not the provisions of the law actually applied to the Williamson case. In other words, a Caiphas defense.

    It can, therefore, come as no surprise that Williamson decided to appeal the Court’s decision, and to engage an independent attorney who would address the actual legal questions of the case. That Bishop Fellay, on the basis of media reports, ordered him publicly to sack this attorney or face expulsion is a great surprise, one might even say a scandal, for such situations require knowledge of all the facts, serious reflection, and sagacity. The Press CommuniquÖ demonstrated none of these requirements, and merely represented one more example of Bishop Fellay’s unexplained public hostility to Mgr. Williamson. It is significant that the DICI statement referred to Williamson’s new attorney as someone who was associated with “neo-nazis,” this being a reference to the German National Democrats, an organization that has been in existence for about 50 years and has elected members in some regional German parliaments. If it had been “Nazi” it would have been banned under the German Constitution a long time ago – as many such groups have found out over the years in Germany. Moreover, while DICI chose the term “neo-nazi,” the British Daily Telegraph chose “far right,” as did those well-known anti-semitic journals, The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz.

    Did Krah have an input into this communique? We cannot know for sure, but we do know something about Krah that is not common knowledge. Maximilian Krah is Jewish. He presents himself as some sort of ‘Christian’ in the link provided above, yet we find a more revealing picture of Maximilian Krah, at this link below, in attendance at a fundraising event in New York during September 2010.

    Link: American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    http://www.aftau.org/site/PageServer?pagen...0_AlumniAuction

    The attendees of this fundraising party are alumni of Tel Aviv University. They are raising scholarship funds to assist diasporan Jews to travel to the Zionist State of Israel to receive a formation at Tel Aviv University. Look at the photographs. Every single person is identified and every single one is clearly Jewish. There is no problem whatever with this, Krah included.

    However, Krah is at the financial center of the SSPX; he has done no favors to Williamson and his case by his statements and actions; and may be responsible for things yet unknown or unseen.

    Since his arrival on the scene, traditionalists have witnessed

    1) The abrupt disappearance of important theological articles from District websites regarding Judaism and the pivotal role played by our “elder brothers,” as Bishop Fellay referred to them this year, in Finance, Freemasonry and Communism, none of which could have been construed as “antisemitic” by the time honored standards of the Catholic Church.

    2) Bishop Williamson being continuously and publicly denigrated, humiliated and grossly insulted.

    3) The communist journal, Der Spiegel, being favored with arranged interviews and stories to keep the “Williamson Affair” on-the-boil, thereby tending toward the “marginalization” of Williamson.

    4) A scandalous and erroneous article being published in The Angelus, in which the faithful were taught that a Talmudic rabbi was a saint, and that the said rabbi was positively instrumental in preparing the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the conversion of St. Paul.

    All these facts combined necessarily raise a whole series of questions. These questions can only be answered by those in a position to know all the facts. In this case that person is Bishop Fellay, since he is the Superior General, has unrestricted access to all aspects of the Society’s work, and obviously has taken Mr. Krah into his confidence on both the financial and legal levels.

    This writer is making no accusations or insinuations against Bishop Fellay at any level. He is simply requesting that he make public reply to the following questions in order that the doubt and worry, which is widespread among the clergy and faithful since the events of last year, is allayed, and soothed by the balm of Truth.

    Your Excellency,

    1) Were you aware that Maximilian Krah, who currently has significant power and influence in important areas of the internal workings of the SSPX, was Jewish when he was taken into your confidence?

    2) Who introduced, or recommended, Maximilian Krah in his professional capacity to the Society of Saint Pius X?

    3) If you were not aware of Krah’s background and political connections, why was he not carefully investigated before being brought into the inner-circle and inner-workings of SSPX?

    4) Why does Krah, who is not a cleric of the SSPX or even a longtime supporter of the Society, have such singular power to handle SSPX funds?

    5) Who are the shareholders of Dello Sarto AG? Are they all clergy of the SSPX or related congregations? Are the shares transferable through purchase? In the event of the death, defection or resignation of a shareholder, how are the shares distributed? Who in any of these cases has the power to confer, designate, sell or otherwise dispose of these shares? You? The Bursar? The Manager? The Board Members? The General Council?

    6) Why is the Society of Saint Pius X engaged in financial activities which may be common in modern society, but which are hardly likely to be in conformity with Church teaching pertaining to money, its nature, its use and its ends?
    7) Why was Krah allowed to keep the pot boiling in the “Williamson Affair” by arranging interviews and providing stories for Der Spiegel magazine? How could an alleged Christian Democrat be the intermediary with a notorious communist journal?

    8] Why was Krah permitted to impose upon your brother bishop an attorney belonging to the extreme left-wing Die Grunen?

    9) Why was your brother bishop threatened with expulsion from SSPX for merely hiring an attorney who was actually interested in fighting the unjust and ridiculous charge of incitement? Is it not the case that those of the Household of the Faith must take precedence over those who are without?

    10) Can you explain why your public attitude to Williamson has changed, why you have continuously belittled him in public – while he has not responded in kind at any time?

    11) What do you intend to do about Mr. Krah given that his position within the Society is one of influence, but who cannot seriously be regarded as someone who has the best interests of Catholic Tradition at heart? Will you move as quickly to resolve this question as you have in respect of Williamson?

    There is no malice meant or intended in this communication. There is quite simply a tremendous fear for the future of the SSPX and its direction

    POST SCRIPT

    For those who think that the writer is muckraking, I would like to point out that it was me that made public the impending sell-out of the Transalpine Redemptorists several months before it took place. I received brickbats for the relevant post at the time, and some calumniated me – but I was shown to be correct after a short period. This writer has not posted anywhere since that time. He does so now because he possesses information, as he did in regard to the Redemptorists, which needed to be made known widely for the good of Catholic Tradition. Nothing would please me more than to have Bishop Fellay answer these serious questions and put Catholic minds everywhere at rest.

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #66 on: March 11, 2019, 01:54:21 PM »
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  • #66: Compromise (The SSPX and the Year of Mercy Jubilee):

    On March 13, 2015 Pope Francis first announced he would declare a "Year of Mercy" extraordinary jubilee for 2016 ("extraordinary" because jubilees would normally follow a 25 year cycle, and the previous jubilee was in 2000) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closing of Second Vatican Council.  Francis formally declared the jubilee with the papel bull of indiction Misericordiae Vultus ("The Face of Mercy") on April 11, which would run from 12/8/15 - 11/20/16.  

    Traditional Catholics would not normally have taken much note of such conciliar legislation (unless perhaps to view with special revulsion a papal act celebrating what Archbishop Lefebvre referred to as "the biggest disaster in the history of the Church"), except that on September 1, 2015 Pope Francis, in a letter to Cardinal Fisichella (who headed the Holy Year of Mercy), announced that as part of his Jubilee, he was extending faculties to the SSPX to hear confessions:

    "A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose to attend churches officiated by priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X. This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one. From various quarters, several Brother Bishops have told me of their good faith and sacramental practice, combined however with an uneasy situation from the pastoral standpoint. I trust that in the near future solutions may be found to recover full communion with the priests and superiors of the Fraternity.

    In the meantime, motivated by the need to respond to the good of these faithful, through my own disposition, I establish that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins."
    https://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/pope-francis-sspxs-confessions-valid-and-licit-10330

    Almost five months had passed since the promulgation of Misericordiae Vultus and the 9/1/15 letter of Pope Francis granting ordinary jurisdiction to hear confessions to the SSPX.

    You can well imagine that the SSPX vehemently protested against the calling of an extraordinary jubilee to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the closing of Vatican II; that thunderous sermons were given all over the world renouncing any intention to participate in such an event, and that similar articles were proliferated throughout all SSPX websites and media outlets.

    But you would imagine wrongly.

    In fact, exactly the opposite had transpired during that interim period: Articles popped up on SSPX.org like this one, nuancing, distinguishing, and explaining why the SSPX WOULD participate in the Holy Year of Mercy, and why the faithful should as well:

    "The occasion for the opening of the Holy Door is the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican Council II on December 8, 1965. The choice of this date to begin the Jubilee Year is the cause of the difficulty. But this circumstance does not affect the essence of the jubilee; its act, ordered to its object, remains the plenary indulgence and the sanctification of the faithful people. For this occasion or circumstance to affect the jubilee and distort it, it would be necessary for it to become the specific object or end thereof."
    http://sspx.org/en/sspxs-participation-jubilee-mercy

    And in Bishop Fellay's May 24 Letter to Friends and Benefactors #84, we are told:

    "Let us take this appeal to mercy seriously, as the inhabitants of Nineveh did! Let us go in search of the lost sheep, let us pray for the conversion of souls, let us perform as much as we can all the works of mercy, both material and especially the spiritual works, for there is a serious shortage of the latter….

    As for us, dear brothers and sisters in the Faith, we must take advantage of this Holy Year to ask the God of mercy for an ever-deeper conversion to holiness and implore the graces and pardons of His infinite mercy.

    We will prepare for the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima by practicing devotion to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart and propagating it with all our strength, as she demanded. We will keep begging that her requests, particularly the consecration of Russia, will at last be properly carried out.

    There is no opposition between these thoughts turned toward Mary and the Year of Mercy, on the contrary! Let us not separate what God wants to see joined: the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as Our Lord explained to Sister Lucy of Fatima.

    Every district of the Society will inform you of the particular works to be performed in order to benefit from all the graces that Divine Mercy will grant us during this Holy Year. And in this way we will offer as well as possible our collaboration with the merciful will of God to save all people of good will."

    https://sspx.org/en/year_of_mercy_Maradiaga_fatima_fellay_mercy

    It certainly seemed as though Rome and the SSPX were playing ball:

    The SSPX would bring its people and clergy into active participation with conciliar initiatives celebrating the anniversary of Vatican II, and in turn the SSPX will receive ordinary jurisdiction to hear confessions for playing along.

    Give and take.

    The ralliement had completely avoided the doctrinal battle, and was already being concretely implemented...and nobody perceived it.

    Obitur Dictum: As regards the sophisms advanced by the SSPX in support of participating the the Year of Mercy, the Avrille Dominicans responded with a argument by argument rebuttal to those made in the first link above.  It can be found here, and it is decisive: http://www.dominicansavrille.us/should-we-participate-in-the-jubilee-of-mercy/

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
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  • #67: Change (GREC Lives):

    In 2012, the widow of Gilbert Perol (founder of the GREC) told Radio Courtoisie that "in 2010, when the doctrinal discussions began in Rome between the Holy See and the Society of Saint Pius X, the GREC ceased its activities, or at least the conference-debates."
    http://www.dominicansavrille.us/the-g-r-e-c/#easy-footnote-bottom-18 [See text at footnote 18]

    That last little sentence fragment is important (Venenum in cauda: "The sting is in the tail"), because if it is true that the conference debates have ceased, it is manifestly false to allege that the former GREC members have ceased their activities.

    Some cases in point:

    On January 14-15, the Courrier de Rome (i.e., The French journal from which SiSiNoNo articles are taken) celebrated its 50th year anniversary.  But the occasion was more or less a reunion of the remaining and most prominent GREC members, and pictures from FSSPXnews tell it all:


    Bishop Fellay presiding
    "It was Father Lorans, for the Society of Saint Pius X, who kept Bishop Fellay informed [of the GREC meetings]."
    (Lelong, Fr. Michel.  For a Necessary Reconciliation, p.35.)


    Fr. Alain Lorans
    Referenced above.


    Fr. Emmanuel du Chalard
    Director of the Courrier de Rome and former GREC member
    "Father du Chalard (SSPX), whose support [of GREC] was as discreet as it was attentive.”
    (Lelong, Fr. Michel. Toward a Necessary Reconciliation, p.26)


    Mr. Jacques-Régis du Cray
    "Following the Pope’s meeting with Bishop Fellay in 2005, GREC expanded the SSPX side to include among others: a very active Fr. Célier, and laymen Jacques-Régis du Cray..."
    (Lelong, Fr. Michel. For a Necessary Reconciliation.  p. 55.)


    Fr. Gregoire Celier
    (Referenced above)


    But we are well aware that "one rose does not make a spring."  A single conference reunion does not necessarily imply that the GREC has been active all along.

    Is there any other GREC-like activity which these men have been engaged in outside of this conference?

    Plenty!

    1. Mr. Jacques-Régis du Cray: He functions as a de facto lay spokesman for the SSPX in the French Speaking world.  Particularly in the French discussion forums (such as Forum Catholique where he often writes under the pseudonym "Ennemond"), he will often be found contextualizing and nuancing public opinion in favor of the ralliement when opposition seems heavy.  But not limiting his activities to the French internet, he frequently passes information or submits his own pro-ralliement articles to the indultarian Rorate Coeli Blog (usually anonymously as the "Compte de Previgny").  Finally, it was Mr. Jacques-Régis du Cray who produced the sanitized Archbishop Lefebvre documentary which ran in select movie theatres (and his GREC influence accounts for cameo appearances in that documentary by traitors like Fr. Aulagnier, who had no business appearing in any real tribute to the Archbishop).  Obviously, Mr. du Cray has been quite active in promoting the aims of GREC post-2010!

    2. Fr. Gregoire Celier: Fr. Celier directed Fideliter, and had influence upon other SSPX media productions.  He is also a prolific author, and has written books under pseudonyms which some have opined smack of gnosticism.  His most damaging book was the 2007 Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists, whose Foreword was written by the Freemason, Jean-Luc Maxence of the Grand Orient Lodge (and publisher and author of countless esoteric books).  A critique of his book Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists by Mr. Paul Chaussee can be read here: https://www.cathinfo.com/sspx-resistance-news/first-time-in-english-bishop-fellay's-plan/msg646134/?topicseen#msg646134  We will have much more to say about Fr. Celier in a future post.  But for now, all that is necessary to point out is that his book seems to have gained influence over Bishop Fellay, whose public words on the subject of a practical accord with Rome are preceded in Fr. Celier's book.

    3. Fr. Alain Lorans: Former Communications Director of the SSPX before Fr. Rostand got the job, Fr. Lorans was officially responsible for internet content, and according to Fr. Olivier Rioult (Resistance - France), worked in coordinated efforts with Jacques-Regis du Cray.

    4. Bishop Fellay: We need not supply any further information here, except to note his introduction of the SSPX into tradcumenical venues (such as the Catholic Identity Conference in the USA), his pursuit of a practical accord while placing doctrine on the back burner, and his persecution of those within the Society who held to Archbishop Lefebvre's old position regarding no practical accord before the doctrinal questions were resolved (in favor of Tradition) in Rome.

    But the first generation of GREC revolutionaries are no longer the only ones active!

    It is now not uncommon to find "discrete but not secret" tradcumenical gatherings of SSPX/indult clergy, such as this meeting reported on by the French Medias-Press Info's Christian Lassale:

    "Some priests of the FSSPX, generally quite young and without much experience, let themselves be chaperoned by the illustrious Father Matthieu Raffray of the Institute of the Good Shepherd to activate a Brotherhood bringing them all together, created during their common passage in Ecône. Called "of the Good Spirit", as opposed to the letter from deans and friendly communities [i.e., the SSPX Deans and leaders of the traditional religious communities who initially rejected the 2017 "pastoral guidelines" regulating SSPX marriages -X], which was considered "despicable", this Brotherhood was the occasion to hold a secret meeting in the Dordogne.

    The meeting, spread over several days, was held in the village of Montagrier (Abbé Laignelot's village) in the second half of July 2017. Daily masses were celebrated in the village church, generously opened by the Perigord Ordinary to whom all the pledges of "good spirit" had been given.

    Among others, the following were present at this meeting - non-exhaustive list:

    Father Matthieu RAFFRAY, Superior of the Latin American Province of the Institute of the Good Shepherd;
    Father Timothy of BONNAFOS, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina;
    Father Jean-François MOUROUX, based in Onex, Switzerland;
    Father Eudes-Etienne PEIGNOT, director of La Martinerie-Châteauroux;
    Father Nicolas CHALLAN BELVAL, stationed in Martinique;
    Father Benoît LAIGNELOT, stationed in Enugu, Nigeria.

    After warmly welcoming the Roman opening on the issue of marriages, everyone expressed their joy at reading in the last Cor Unum (issue 117 of June 2017) Bishop Fellay's positive words on the Ecclesia Dei communities [Noted elsewhere in this thread in the post regarding Bishop Fellay's suppression of Fr. Pivert's book -X]:

    "I wonder how some people envisage the "conversion of Rome", the return of the Church to its Tradition, when they carefully avoid any contact with the official Church, not to mention the Ecclesia Dei movement". (Page 5).

    "The same is true of the Ecclesia Dei movements, including the Fraternity of St. Peter, where there are a number of Nicodemus, convinced that Bishop Lefebvre's analysis of Vatican II is the right one. " (Page 6).

    In quoting this last passage, none of them noticed that in these words of Bishop Fellay himself, it is recognized that any canonical recognition implies a very real condition, even unwritten: once recognized by Rome, one can only adhere to the authentic struggle of Bishop Lefebvre like Nicodemus, that is, in the secret of the night and not as a thread of light, far from any microphone, of course.

    Finally, the participants expressed their support for the writings of Father François Knittel - for whom the state of necessity is diminishing - a text published very officially in the journal of the General House. It seems that with Pope Francis, one of the greatest destroyers of the Church, things would be better!

    Faced with this new spirit invading certain parts of the Fraternity, the superiors remain strangely silent, quite the opposite of their reaction following the letter of the deans. Symptomatic silence? One may wonder, when we know that some priests in the district of France have been authorized to write, under pseudo, in magazines of the ecclesiastical movement: they are only showing the new "good spirit".

    Christian LASSALE
    https://www.medias-presse.info/reunion-secrete-de-la-confrerie-du-bon-esprit/78052/

    GREC is not only alive: It is breeding.


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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
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  • #68: Contradiction (By Relativizing the State of Necessity, it Gives the Illusion of Receding):

    In the previous post, we noted that a new generation of GREC-spirited priests from the SSPX and other rallied communities had secretly gathered at Dordogne, and that in addition to celebrating Mass together, they expressed their agreement with the writing of a certain Fr. Francois Knittel (SSPX).

    What had Fr. Knittel written capable of securing the unanimous assent of this (once-)varied group?

    In his Letter of Saint-Florent - June/July/August 2017, intended to defend the SSPX's use of Cardinal Mueller's new pastoral guidelines regulating SSPX marriages (which was subsequently republished on FSSPX.News under the title "Canon Law and Pastoral Theology of Marriage"), Fr. Knittel speaks of all these Roman grants, gestures, and privileges as beginning to cause the dissipation of the state of grave general spiritual necessity which had authorized the SSPX's apostolate independent (and against the will of) modernist Rome:

    "In order to respond to the state of necessity that was thus created, a substitute apostolate was set up by the priests for the benefit of the faithful. This state of necessity started to recede with the Motu proprio dated July 7, 2007, in which Benedict XVI acknowledged that the Traditional Mass had never been abrogated.  The decisions by Pope Francis relating to the apostolate of the priests of the SSPX accentuate this trend. Logically, the state of necessity is destined to disappear."
    https://fsspx.news/en/content/31434

    Fr. Knittel is obviously confused about what, precisely, constitutes a state of necessity!

    If one reads the article, you can see that his gaze (like that of Menzingen) is turned inward: The state of necessity is apparently no longer centered upon the countless souls, threatened in spiritual goods, of great importance (e.g., faith and morals), which are indispensable for salvation, and who are without hope of help from their legitimate pastors.
    https://www.sspxasia.com/Documents/SiSiNoNo/1999_July/The_1988_Consecrations.htm

    THAT is what a state of necessity is, and any objective thinker would quickly realize that, regardless of whatever gestures Rome has made toward the SSPX, that state of necessity has worsened immeasurably since Francis took the throne.

    But Fr. Knittel has relativized the concept, and by turning his gaze inward, subjectivized necessity: The state of necessity for him (and the neo-SSPX) means that the SSPX does not have legitimate permission to work in the apostolate.  Consequently, whatever permissions Rome grants to the SSPX, ipso facto, the state of necessity recedes!

    And of course, the unspoken argument implicit in Fr. Knittel's contention that the state of necessity has begon to recede is this: We had better hurry up and get a deal with Rome (i.e., If there is no state of necessity, then we are schismatics, and our sacraments not validated upon recourse to ecclesia supplet)!

    That 99.9% of the Catholic Church will remain awash in apostasy emanating from Rome and the dioceses worldwide (without exception) apparently has no bearing on whether or not the state of necessity remains: If things are (perceived to be) "good" for the SSPX, and they get their "regularization," the state of necessity is diminishing!  

    It was precisely for these reasons that Archbishop Lefebvre, after 1988 when he knew the ill intentions of Rome, refused to come to a practical accord: If he were to do that, he would betray the entire Church, because he knew, whatever gestures Rome made, they were not made because Rome was converting, but because they desired to capture Tradition:

    "That is why what can look like a concession is in reality merely a maneuver to separate us from the largest number of faithful possible. This is the perspective in which they seem to be always giving a little more and even going very far. We must absolutely convince our faithful that it is no more than a maneuver, that it is dangerous to put oneself into the hands of Conciliar bishops and Modernist Rome. It is the greatest danger threatening our people. If we have struggled for twenty years to avoid the Conciliar errors, it was not in order, now, to put ourselves in the hands of those professing these errors."
    http://sspx.org/en/one-year-after-consecrations

    But the SSPX now only gazes at itself in the mirror.  It is, as someone described, the new bourgeoisie, and it has lost sight of the greater good of the Church regardless of anything it might say about "converting Rome from within."

    Archbishop Lefebvre knew it was the superiors who form the inferiors, and not the other way around.

    One need only review this thread to see who has been converting who!

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  • #69: Contradiction (Subversion: Fr. Gregoire Celier):

    In 2007, French District priest, Fr. Gregoire Celier (Director of Fideliter -the French equivalent of The Angelus- for 13 years) wrote a book completely subversive of the 2006 General Chapter titled "Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists," in which he "fantasizes" about how a practical accord with unconverted Rome might be achieved.

    The book was heavily sponsored by the French District and Fr. de Cacqueray, and consequently did much damage by undermining the 2006 General Chapter Declaration.

    Interestingly, Fr. Celier's ideas seem to have been co-opted in many respects by Bishop Fellay, and used as a blueprint of sorts for the ralliement of the SSPX.  

    Some time after the publicity tour, an astute Frenchman, Mr. Paul Chaussee, wrote an incisive 42 page critique of Fr. Celier's subversive work.

    That critique is attached as a PDF to this post, and is a must read.

    Readers will also be interested to know that Fr. Celier's friend, Mr. Jean-Luc Maxence (a self-admitted Freemason of the Grand Orient Lodge) edited and Prefaced Fr. Celier's book (which, like Fr. Robinson's subversive book) was published outside the SSPX publishing houses.
    http://www.virgo-maria.org/articles/2009/VM-2009-11-11-A-00-Question-about-Bishop-Fellay.pdf

    It is also an interesting connection that, according to the link just provided, it was Bishop Fellay who appointed Fr. Celier as head of the Fideliter publishing house in 1994 (i.e., the year he became Superior General).

    In any case, we present here the second Appendix to Mr. Paul Chaussee's 42 page critique (translated by Mr. Sean Johnson elsewhere on this forum), regarding the strange and disturbing works of Fr. Gregoire Celier, and leave readers to come to their own conclusions.  Mr. Johnson's translation of Paul Chaussee's Appendix is also attached below.



    APPENDIX II

    FR. GREGOIRE CELIER FROM HIS WORKS

    by Paul Chaussee

    An overview of his works reveals who Fr. Gregory Celier was who directed the media of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X for thirteen years; what spirit animates him? And what is probably his purpose in taking a leading role in the writing of the book Benedict XVI and the traditionalists?

    Here are some books that are all signed "Grégoire Celier" or a pseudonym, as if the tactics of this priest-philosopher were always to "go forward hidden".

    1987 - Grégoire Celier, The Ecumenical Dimension of Liturgical Reform. Editions FIDELITER, Le Pointet, Escurolles. © G. CELIER.

    It is the work of a scholar who has accumulated more than 300 quotations, most of which are contrary to traditional doctrine, but none of which are corrected by a reminder of the truth. Thus, in the foreground, a quotation from Archbishop Annibale Bugnini (but of course!):

    "Liturgical reform is a great conquest of the Catholic Church, with important ecumenical repercussions; not only has it aroused the admiration of other Churches and Christian communities, but it also represents a kind of model for them. » (1974).

    But Celier forgets to say that in 1975, we discovered with amazement that Archbishop Bugnini was a Freemason! In his Letter to Friends and Benefactors No. 10, Bishop Lefebvre wrote: "When we learn in Rome that he who was the soul of the liturgical reform is a Freemason, we can think that he is not the only one. The veil that covers the greatest mystification of clerics and the faithful has probably begun to be torn. "A revealing omission, twenty years ago already.

    This book could be signed by a progressive conciliarist or by a Protestant. The warning contains no criticisms of neo-Modernist ecumenism and there is no reference to the encyclical Mortalium Animos of Pius XI, (1928) condemning this modern ecumenism. Obviously, the author has forgotten the Apostle's precept: "I implore you... insist in time and against time, correct, correct, threaten, exhort, always with patience and instruction. " (II Timothy 4:1-2).

    So how could this pernicious book be allowed to be published when it was lying by omission?

    1993 - Grégoire CELIER, The School of the Barruel Papers – The Future of an illusion.  GRICHA Publishing.

    In this booklet 90, we recognize the main arguments that Paul Sernine [one of Fr. Celier’s pseudonyms] used in 2003 in The Straw and the Sycamore (see below). The texts are identical. Sernine has copied in full, word for word (except for rare minor editorial corrections), the three paragraphs "The silence of the Magisterium", "The intellectual impossibility" and "The argument of prescription" which, unique arguments of Celier's demonstration, become the three central chapters of Sernine's book.

    Finally, it is important to note two things:

    -On the 4th page of the cover, there is this warning: "This brochure is not distributed to the public and should be considered as a purely private study; please do not mention it or its author in a publication. Grégoire CELIER. Address: CFH, B.P. 337-16, 75767 Paris Cedex 16, France "
    -The logo of Éditions GRICHA is a black cat with a bristly coat and all claws outside; it is surrounded by the phrase "At night all cats are grey." [Strange, isn't it?]

    1994 - Gregoire CELIER, The Torn Church - A Call to "Catholics Ecclesia Dei". Editions FIDELITER, Eguelshardt, (April) 1994. Éditions Gricha, 1994. Address given for sending "criticisms, remarks and additional information": CFH, B.P. 337-16, 75767 PARIS.

    This work is more a polite polemic with the "Ralliés" than a defense of Tradition in liturgy. Many of the texts cited in defense of traditional liturgy would have been better used in the book The Ecumenical Dimension of Liturgical Reform. It should also be noted that in this book - disappointing as a whole - G. Celier shows that Rome had no intention of granting the "Ralliés" the freedom to practice and teach Tradition, but that the freedom granted was strictly limited. He seems to have forgotten this lesson by talking to Mr. Pichon.

    Finally, it should be noted that even if published by Fideliter, Grégoire Celier wishes to keep the copyright © to Éditions Gricha. [Strange, isn't it?]

    1994 - Grégoire CELIER, The Mortal God: An Invitation to Philosophy, Éditions Fideliter, Eguelshardt 1994 (October). On the front page: © Gricha and his kittens, 1994 [the grey cat and his kittens] and the invitation: "Thank you for sending your criticisms, remarks and additional information to Grégoire CELIER, address; CFH, B.P. 337-16, 75767 Paris Cedex 16."

    On the same page, the author would like to thank his "fellow philosophy teachers Alain-Marc, Daniel, etc., twelve people designated by their sole first name. No patronymic; it is assumed that it is the "kittens" that Mr. Celier does not want to compromise by revealing their identity. [Strange precaution, isn't it, for a 36-year-old teacher?]

    This book, which presents itself as a dialogue between the master and his disciple, is a kind of invitation to philosophy and opens with this mysterious (if not esoteric) exercise:

    I used to have a little game, I liked to turn around and crawl into my brain. I think you know the game I'm talking about? I'm talking about this game called "going crazy".
    This little game is fun.  Just close your eyes, it's impossible to lose.  I'm here, I'm coming too.  Let yourself go, we'll go to the other side.      
    J. M. [Jim Morrison]

    [Strange, isn't it?]

    To avoid being questioned by the uninitiated, Celier warns them: "We must be careful not to identify the author with one of the protagonists in the dialogue, or even with their meeting. If he had spoken for himself, the editor would probably have said something else. But he preferred to give his characters a certain freedom of tone and thought, so that he did not necessarily take responsibility for all the statements made in their conversations."

    The free Journal of Serge de Beketch (n° 55 of 30.12.1994) confirms that Gregoire Celier is a priest, a professor of philosophy, and that the title The Mortal God refers to man.

    But the worst is revealed by the careful reading of the book: when it is closed, one wonders what is Catholic about the philosophy to which Celier wants to introduce his young readers. When, after many detours, he finally addresses the question of God, "To be supreme", it is to make an agnostic response (p. 275) and leave everyone to their own research (p. 290). As a Catholic priest, he should have at least referred to the Revelation by indicating the beginning of the paths that would allow us to approach it without getting lost in the maze of secondary questions and false philosophies, but he does not do so. As a Catholic professor, he could have referred to works of good popularization by the Thomists, but he only quotes practically pagan, or naturalistic, or skeptical authors, in short, bad authors whose reading only leads to dead ends where some saints are lost: Augustine, Thomas, Gregory the Great... In this respect, the appendix speaks for itself.

    The two reviews in Le Sel de la terre (No. 12, Spring 1995, pp. 170-182) reveal many other points of criticism, but I limit myself here to what made me classify this book as useless and even bad.

    And let us note again on the cover page:" © Gricha and his kittens, 1994" [the grey cat and his kittens] and the invitation:" Please send your criticisms, remarks and additional information to Grégoire CELIER, address; CFH, B.P. 337-16, 75767 Paris Cedex 16."

    2003 - Paul Sernine [Fr. Celier’s alias], The Straw and the Sycamore -About Gnosis, Éditions Servir. In his Warning, the Publisher (by Nouvelle revue Certitude n° 13, we know that it is Fr. William Tanoüarn, but why, in this book, does he also hide his identity?) announces the thesis p. 7 : By "the love of truth" (sic!), Paul Sernine will refute with competence and method the characteristic statement of the Barruel Papers  and in particular of Mr Etienne Couvert: "In any error, "there is a key..., and it is "gnosis" (Gnosis against the faith, p. 161) "Now if we open Etienne Couvert's book to check the quotation and its context, we find neither before nor after the three words "in error" and the following "there is a key... and it is the "gnosis" on p. 161. "This is what we read on page 161, in the chapter Gnosis and Romanticism, (this is the case of Victor Hugo):

    "From that moment on [after receiving Lamennais' teaching], Victor Hugo is completely Gnostic and worshipper of Satan. He says he is initiated by revelations from below: the mouth of shade in Contemplations, the spectrum or sea kiss, the nocturnal Archangel from which he draws surprising, obscure, black, absurd things... For those who do not possess the Key. But there is a Key... and it is the "Gnosis"".

    Let us understand that, from "revelations from below, Hugo draws surprising things..., obscure, for the one who does not possess the key, that is to say who has not been initiated into Gnosis". To this unmistakable sentence, Sernine adds the words "In all error" and makes it the only revealing thesis, the only statement he repeats tirelessly. However, the meaning of Mr. Couvert's complete sentence is very different; it is therefore a falsification of a quotation by adding these three words; they have been regularly added each time this quotation was repeated - about ten times - and it is therefore not an error but a process. This is what the Fr. Tanoüarn, Publisher of this book, calls (p. 15) a "model methodology in Catholic science.”

    "Whether one criticizes Etienne Couvert for judgments that are too categorical or unfair, for a certain systematization, for a certain error on specific points, the thing is legitimate provided that one provides proof. But is it acceptable to try to disqualify him by giving him, on ten occasions, a quote that is not his own? "(Arnaud de Lassus in Action familiale et scolaire n° 171, p. 64).

    This repeated falsification is enough to disqualify its author and even the publisher who makes it his own in his Warning (p. 7). We think that this is such a serious and gross fault that it was only allowed by Providence to show us the great danger threatening priests and faithful of the Fraternity, a danger which is not the one denounced by Sernine91 but which would rather be Sernine himself.

    2005 - Father Michel BEAUMONT (alias Grégoire Celier) in Fideliter n° 163, January 2005, (p. 20-25), article "Reflecting as a Christian on current politics" in which Abbé Beaumont questions himself on the adaptation of principles to the "new political realities" in a dechristianized society:

    "If, under the current globalization, any country that has become a mere territory of the "global village" is inserted into a political entity where Catholics are very clearly in the minority, how would the classical doctrine of the Popes asking that a predominantly Catholic country recognize the kingdom of Christ in its political institutions still be possible? » (p. 23).

    Father Celier thus notes that "undeniably new political and social realities have appeared" (p. 22) and he suggests, through a very skillful questioning, that the doctrine valid until Pius XII, would no longer be possible today, and that it is therefore "necessary that Catholics involved in politics (...) do themselves the work of reflection that the popes once proposed to them. » (p. 20).

    In short, following the evolution of the world, the traditional doctrine of the Church would be outdated today and to be reviewed by the laity!

    However, the encyclical Quas Primas (1925) states unambiguously that "the empire of Christ Jesus is, in strict truth, the universality of the human race. There is no need to make any distinction between individuals, families and States. (...) Governors and magistrates have an obligation, as well as individuals, to worship Christ publicly and obey his laws." This is the universal principle arising from the hypostatic union.

    Celier's question, which strongly suggests his answer, corresponds to the 58th condemned proposal (the truth is not immutable) of the anti-modernist decree Lamentabili (approved by Saint Pius X). And to say that we must formulate a new doctrine adapted to our time is the 59th proposal condemned by the same decree. Father Beaumont-Celier thus illustrates a typical case of modernism as described by Saint Pius X in Pascendi: "Everything is wanted by them... Such a page of their work could be signed by a Catholic; turn the page, you think you are reading a rationalist. » (§ 20).

    Alas! What has become of the rigorous censors of the past, whose Nihil obstat and Imprimatur inspired confidence?

    The ANTICONSPIRACY of CELIER-SERNINE [Fr. Celier] seems to have been inspired by its publisher, the Fr. Tanoüarn, himself a disciple in the matter of his friend Alain de Benoist, author of the study Psychology of Conspiracy (see supra p. 8 and note 19).

    Seen from above, anti-conspiracy is a consequence of naturalism that results in contradicting the "struggle of the two cities" (Saint Augustine, The City of God, Book XIV, chapter XXVIII) and thus denying the duty to choose the standard of Christ under which to place and fight (Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, § 136 et seq.). The reality of the struggle of the TWO STANDARDS or TWO CITES is recalled by Pope Leo XIII in the introduction to his encyclical Humanum Genus. He taught that the highly organized International Society of Freemasons aims to ruin the Holy Catholic Church, to "destroy from top to bottom all the religious and social discipline that has arisen from Christian institutions and to substitute a new one for their ideas, and whose fundamental principles and laws are borrowed from naturalism".92 To protect peoples from this poison that infects society, the Pope first enjoined the bishops to "Tear off the mask she wears and show her as she is. " Then, "Teach your peoples, make them aware of the tricks used by these sects to seduce men..." Finally, "Make the masses acquire the knowledge of religion, expose the elements of the sacred principles that constitute Christian philosophy (...) in order to heal the intellectual diseases of men... "93.

    Unfortunately, since the works of Crétineau-Joly published by Pope Pius IX, we know that the strategy of the Masonic sect is to ruin the Church from within, infiltration and internal recruitment have not ceased. In 1929, it was known that Cardinal Rampolla was a Freemason, fortunately excluded from the 1903 conclave by the Austrian veto. In 1938, the French episcopate had seventeen "Brothers" but in 1987, the former Grand Master Michel Baroin, declared that there were 64 French bishops in the Grand Orient of France. Finally, in 1981 a search of a Roman lodge uncovered a list of personalities affiliated with Freemasonry, including a significant number of cardinals and bishops, including Cardinal Baggio, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops94.

    The current crisis of the Church has its root causes, not only in the Council, but in liberalism and neo-Modernism of the mid-20th century. And these errors were rooted and developed in the hierarchy by the infiltration of liberals, freemasons and modernists, infiltrations of which we were warned in the 19th century and which Saint Pius X observed and fought. The last Council is only the manifestation of triumphant neo-Modernism in the Vatican with Freemasonry.

    Since we know this strategy and its disastrous effects, why are we not more vigilant in choosing the leaders for this strategic position that is the Fraternity's media management in France?

    In Gregoire Celier, we have several characters:

    -The classical traditionalist priest, who restores and serves the Saint-Nicolas chapel in Compiègne, and who makes a good impression on his faithful;
    -The Fr. Celier director of Fideliter and Clovis where we find books of all qualities, good, mediocre, and even bad by naturalism, but where there are no books dealing with the fight against the enemies of the Church.
    -The professor of modern philosophy of the mortal god, who hides his priestly state and professes a pernicious philosophy;
    -The polemicist Paul Sernine who, anti-antignostic of bad faith and "anti-conspiracy", is the objective ally of the enemies of the Church;
    -Father Beaumont, modernist collaborator of Fideliter.

    In short, this man is sometimes an irreproachable traditionalist priest, sometimes an unreliable modernist, which, according to Saint Pius X, characterizes the modernist:

    "Such a page of their work could be signed by a Catholic; turn the page, you think you are reading a rationalist" (Pascendi, § 20). We have just seen that the writings of Father Gregoire Celier should only be read with great caution. Was he sincere in his choices, or was he rather skillful subversive? We will not judge that. We only noticed that, in the struggle to defend the faith and the Kingdom of Christ, this priest was not our ally but our adversary, and we then (in 2000) informed his superiors, without effect, alas!

    Nevertheless, in imitation of Saint Paul, we had to "support the false brothers" (II Cor 11:26 and Gal 2:4). In this case, this "false brother" was the priest of the Brotherhood who pretended to inform but skillfully practiced misinformation, a weapon of war very well described by Vladimir Volkoff. "False brother" is obviously not an insult, but the biblical term used by the Apostle to designate those who, although authentic brothers, are "sons according to the flesh", slaves of form and letter, and who make the "sons of the promise" who live according to the spirit suffer. Thus Abel was persecuted by Cain, Isaac by Ishmael, Jacob by Esau, Joseph by his brothers, etc.95. The false brothers, very zealous, "filter the midge and swallow the camel". And if we cannot avoid their "persecution", if it is not in our power to prevent them from harming them, we must suffer them well because God allows them. But those who have this power, please remember that preventing evil is also their duty.

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    Endnotes:
    90 It was reproduced in Nouvelle revue Certaintitudes (Abbé G. de Tanoüarn) n° 4, 2000, pp. 69-76.
    91 We published an exhaustive review of this book in Cahiers de Chiré n° 19, DPF 2004, p.129-153.
    92 "Our final goal is that of Voltaire and the French Revolution, the annihilation forever of Catholicism and even of the Christian idea...". Permanent instruction of the High Sale in 1819 quoted by Crétineau-Joly
    93 Leo XIII, Encyclical Humanum Genus (1884), § 47-49.
    94 See Introïbo No. 13 (1976) p. 2 (A.N.P. rue Delaâge, Angers). - Under Banner No. 19 (1988) p. 20-21. A Freemason in charge of choosing bishops obviously explains the orientation of episcopates in general and the mediocrity of the bishops of France, manifested particularly by their hatred of the traditional mass.
    95 "Supporting false brothers" is, with patience, classified by Saint Benedict as the fourth degree of humility in his rule (chapter 7). Cf. comment by Dom Jean de Monléon, O.S.B., in The 12 Degrees of Humility  

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #70 on: March 13, 2019, 11:00:00 AM »
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  • #70: Contradiction (Reforming Rome "From Within"):

    In his Christmas (2013) conferences to the SSPX brothers in Flavigny, Fr. Pfluger (then First Assistant to the Superior General) laid out the plan (*) to begin the conversion of Rome by first intensifying contacts with the "conservative" conciliar clergy:

    "The reform is to work, to circulate “in capite et in membris” [of head and of members] simultaneously. In capite, is in relation to the Pope and to Rome and it has consisted in the doctrinal discussions and our efforts which have not been crowned with success for the moment. In membris is in our relations with the faithful, with parishes and the conservative clergy. We must now intensify contact in membris."
    https://www.therecusant.com/fr-pfluger-jan14

    This explains the explosion of tradcumenical conciliar collaboration taking place since throughout the world: The visits of Cardinal Brandmuller and Bishop Schneider to the SSPX seminaries; the joint participation at public conferences (e.g., Catholic Identity Conference) and private meetings (e.g., that described at Dordogne between SSPX and Ecclesia Dei priests), and various visits of Bishops (e.g., Bishop Huounder in Switzerland, etc.):

    Fr. Pfluger continues:

    "The Bishop [Fellay?] has said that [it] is numbers that speak...People always do the same stupid things! Change will come from the increase of these initiatives and by their meeting and union...The current problem is either to open up to others or to fall back on oneself. So how do we overcome this crisis?" (Ibid).

    That is to say, it is by a grass roots effort that Rome will slowly, slowly convert, from the bottom up.

    Did Archbishop Lefebvre share that position?  

    Did he believe, at and after the time of the 1988 consecrations, that "working from within," from the bottom up, was a viable strategy for restoring the Church, and bringing Rome back to Tradition?

    On September 6, 1990, he said otherwise:

    "Firstly, what Church are we talking about? If you mean the Conciliar Church, then we who have struggled against the Council for twenty years because we want the Catholic Church, we would have to re-enter this Conciliar Church in order, supposedly, to make it Catholic. That is a complete illusion. It is not the subjects that make the superiors, but the superiors who make the subjects.  Amongst the whole Roman Curia, amongst all the world's bishops who are progressives, I would have been completely swamped. I would have been able to do nothing, I could have protected neither the faithful nor the seminarians."
    http://sspx.org/en/one-year-after-consecrations

    This thread itself evinces the wisdom of the Archbishop's position, as its contents are but the ill fruits of Bishop Fellay's rejection of it (showing quite clearly on which side the conversion has been transpiring).

    (*): Whether this was truly a genuine (albeit ill-founded) plan to bring about a grassroots conversion of Rome, or merely a convenient pretext to excuse and justify a practical accord, we do not here judge.  To accept it as such is to give a heavy benefit of the doubt.  Neverthelss, for the sake of the present argument, we will take Fr. Pfluger at his word, and compare his thoughts to those of Archbishop Lefebvre for the sake of those who would advance Fr. Pfluger's "strategy" as the true motive.


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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #71 on: March 13, 2019, 08:24:49 PM »
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  • #71: Compromise ("Unequivocal" Signs: The Mass):

    In Bishop Fellay's Letter to Friends and Benefactors #73 of 10/23/08, Bishop Fellay restated the purpose of the SSPX's two preconditions for entering into doctrinal discussions with modernist Rome:

    "From the beginning when Rome approached us and proposed some solutions, that is, at the beginning of 2001, we clearly stated that the manner in which Church authorities were treating the problems raised by those who desired to attempt the experience of Tradition with Rome did not inspire confidence in us. Logically we had to expect to be treated in like manner once the issue of our relationship with Rome would have been settled. Since that time, and in order to protect ourselves, we have been asking for concrete actions which would unequivocally show Rome’s intentions towards us: the traditional Mass for all priests, and the withdrawal of the decree of excommunication."
    http://archives.sspx.org/superior_generals_news/sup_gen_ltr_73.pdf

    And according to SSPX mythology, these two preconditions for sitting down to doctrinal discussions were fulfilled, in the 2007 promulgation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, and the 2009 decree of the Congregation for Bishops remitting the "excommunication" of the four bishops.

    But was it really true?  Had the SSPX received an "unequivocal" satisfaction of its requests?

    In order to ascertain whether Rome's actions were "unequivocal," one must first be able to compare and contrast that which was requested, with that which was granted.

    A. What was requested regarding the Traditional Latin Mass?

    With regard to the Traditional Latin Mass, the request was made by Bishop Fellay directly to Pope Benedict XVI, during a personal audience of 8/29/05:

    "Finally, we expressed our requests: that hostility towards the Tradition, which makes traditional Catholic life (is there any other?) practically impossible in the conciliar Church, be changed. We asked that this be done by granting full liberty to the Tridentine Mass..."
    http://sspx.org/en/bishop-fellays-meeting-pope-benedict-xvi

    B. What was granted regarding the Traditional Latin Mass?

    Summorum Pontificum places several conditions upon priests saying the traditional Mass: "by this Apostolic Letter we decree the following: The conditions for the use of this Missal laid down by the previous documents Quattuor Abhinc Annos and Ecclesia Dei are now replaced as follows:

    -Article 2 states only priests without a congregation can celebrate the true Mass without permission (and even then, not for the Easter Triduum);

    -Article 3 says members of religious communities cannot say the true Mass without permission of their major superiors;

    -Article 4 allows for some spontaneous attendance of private traditional Masses, but they are apparently not to be announced;

    -Article 5 says the TLM is limited to parishes where groups requesting it are "stable," and under the governance of the bishop per Can. 392, avoiding discord in the parish; in churches other than parishes, the rector bust grant permission;

    -Article 6 says the readings may be proclaimed in the vernacular (at the altar, or from the pulpit?  No answer is given);
    https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/motu_proprio/documents/hf_ben-xvi_motu-proprio_20070707_summorum-pontificum.html

    C. Appraisal:

    Obviously, that which was granted does not correspond to that which was requested.  

    Nobody, therefore, could objectively conclude that the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum represents an "unequivocal" action in favor of Tradition.

    On the contrary, Summorum Pontificum is a classic example of equivocation.  

    The reality is that after declaring the TLM had never been abrogated, Summorum Pontificum effectively abrogated it, not merely by these restrictive conditions, but by declaring that the Novus Ordo is the "ordinary" rite of the Roman Church, and the TLM an "extraordinary" form of the Roman Mass:

    That which Rome says was free is now demoted and restricted!

    How is that an unequivocal action in favor of Tradition?

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #72 on: March 14, 2019, 07:16:40 PM »
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  • #72: Compromise ("Unequivocal" Signs: The "Excommunications"):

    Unlike the case of the first precondition (i.e., "the traditional Mass for all priests"), where the equivocation was discovered by comparing the incongruity between that which was requested and that which was granted, in the case of the second precondition (i.e., "the withdrawal of the decree of excommunication"), the equivocation is contained within the request itself:

    "From the beginning when Rome approached us and proposed some solutions, that is, at the beginning of 2001, we clearly stated that the manner in which Church authorities were treating the problems raised by those who desired to attempt the experience of Tradition with Rome did not inspire confidence in us. Logically we had to expect to be treated in like manner once the issue of our relationship with Rome would have been settled. Since that time, and in order to protect ourselves, we have been asking for concrete actions which would unequivocally show Rome’s intentions towards us: the traditional Mass for all priests, and the withdrawal of the decree of excommunication."
    http://archives.sspx.org/superior_generals_news/sup_gen_ltr_73.pdf

    But the SSPX has always maintained that the "excommunications" were invalid, and therefore non-existent.  Consequently, what should have been requested was not a "withdrawal" of the "excommunications," but a declaration of nullity (since Rome cannot "withdraw" something which does not exist).

    Conversely, to request to "withdraw" something, is to acknowledge its existence.

    A "withdrawal" (or "lifting") by Rome, therefore, logically represents a reaffirmation of the juridical validity of the excommunications: That which was declared in 1988 was right and just, but from an (alleged) sense of mercy, we are "remitting" the penalties (i.e., rescinding a just and valid penalty).

    A "declaration of nullity," on the other hand, expresses a very different reality.

    It would represent an implicit acknowledgement of fault and injustice on the part of Rome, and simultaneously, an acknowledgement of that which the SSPX had always maintained: That the "excommunications" were never valid in the first place.

    Consequently, Rome's acceding to the SSPX's request to "withdraw" the "excommunications" is certainly not an "unequivocal" sign of Rome's goodwill toward the Society (and the proof of Rome's ill will are the lingering "excommunications" of Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop de Castro Mayer).

    If one reads the official declaration "remitting" the "excommunications" from the Congregation for Bishops, the entire context of the decree is one of an extension of mercy to the SSPX: "You were legitimately excommunicated, but in order to get you to sign an accord, we will 'remit' the penalty."

    It practically says so in as many words:

    "His Holiness Benedict XVI in his paternal concern for the spiritual distress which the parties concerned have voiced as a result of the excommunication, and trusting in their commitment, expressed in the aforementioned letter, to spare no effort in exploring as yet unresolved questions through requisite discussions with the authorities of the Holy See in order to reach a prompt, full and satisfactory solution to the original problem has decided to reconsider the canonical situation of Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson and Alfonso de Galarreta, resulting from their episcopal consecration.

    This act signifies a desire to strengthen reciprocal relations of trust, and to deepen and stabilize the relationship of the Society of St Pius X with this Apostolic See. This gift of peace, coming at the end of the Christmas celebrations, is also meant to be a sign which promotes the Universal Church's unity in charity, and removes the scandal of division.

    It is hoped that this step will be followed by the prompt attainment of full communion with the Church on the part of the whole Society of St Pius X, which will thus bear witness to its genuine fidelity and genuine recognition of the Magisterium and authority of the Pope by the proof of visible unity."
    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cbishops/documents/rc_con_cbishops_doc_20090121_remissione-scomunica_en.html

    Menzingen would have you believe a "withdrawal" of the excommunications can only be interpreted as a per se sign of Rome's good will.

    But for Rome, this is but a means to an end: A "regularized" SSPX is one subject to conciliar authority (Personal Prelature notwithstanding), and therefore it will be able to exert a much more direct and deleterious influence upon Tradition:

    "Little by little we must expect other steps...However, we must not be in a hurry. What is important is that in their hearts there no longer be rejection. Communion found again in the Church has an internal dynamism of its own that will mature."
    http://archives.sspx.org/sspx_and_rome/rome_sspx_campos_part_2.htm

    Consequently, it seems clear that Rome's acceding to Bishop Fellay's request  to "withdraw" (but not "nullify") is far from an "unequivocal" sign.

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #73 on: March 15, 2019, 06:13:24 PM »
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  • #73: Compromise (The "Dialogue of the Deaf"):


    "THESE ARE WHAT WE CALL VERY DANGEROUS PROPOSALS"

    "Because what is dangerous is their effects. These proposals tend to push the superiors of the Society to engage in discussions that will quickly become negotiations where, by nature, one must concede one thing to obtain or preserve another thing deemed preferable. In this case, with interlocutors of bad "faith" - remember what Archbishop Lefebvre said - we have much more to lose than to gain, and because we have nothing to give up, any concession is then a loss. This is proven by all of the agreements of the Ecclesia Dei rallies.

    However, this fact escapes most of the faithful who do not understand what neo-Modernism is (an almost incurable disease of the intelligence and soul from which the Pope himself is suffering), they will fantasize about peace, unity and reconciliation, and aspire so much to these "agreements" that they will forget prudence and patience and come to accuse our superiors of lacking diplomacy, being too demanding or even betraying them by sectarianism! And these "faithful", more impatient than faithful, will abandon the fraternity to join the rallies of the Good Shepherd or Saint Peter who await them with open arms, all abandoning the doctrinal struggle to be at peace with Rome."

    -Paul Chaussee,
    "Critical Analysis" (of Fr. Celier's book "Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists"), p. 26



    The presumption underlying the two preconditions to sitting down to doctrinal discussions all along (ad extra), was that only a Rome actively working to return to Tradition could unequivocally concede perfect freedom to the true Mass, and declare the excommunications null.  But as we discussed in the previous two posts, that is not what transpired.  Instead, Rome was able to formulate declarations which constrained and demoted the true Mass, and reaffirmed the legitimacy of the 1988 "excommunications" (even as it "remitted" them).  Consequently, an SSPX which was seeking unequivocal proofs of Rome's willingness and desire to return to Tradition ought to have declared those preconditions unsatisfied, and refused to proceed to doctrinal discussions.

    In such measure as Rome's equivocal declarations implied a refusal to render the signs of goodwill the SSPX was looking for, doctrinal discussions would seem, on the surface, to be a "dialogue of the deaf," with each side still committed to its prior positions, as Bishop Williamson explained:

    “I think that will end up as a dialogue of the deaf. The two positions are absolutely irreconcilable. 2+2=4 and 2+2=5 are irreconcilable. Either those who say 2+2=4 renounce the truth and agree that 2+2=5 — that is, the SSPX abandons the truth, which God forbids us to do — or those who say 2+2=5 convert and return to the truth. Or the two meet halfway and say that 2+2=4-1/2. That’s wrong. Either the SSPX becomes a traitor or Rome converts or it’s a dialogue of the deaf.”
    http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/19/bishop-williamson-says-vatican-sspx-talks-dialogue-of-the-deaf/

    Rome surely understood this, but from their perspective, there was still a chance the SSPX would decide 2+2 could equal 4.5.  

    But that didn't really matter: Rome was going through the motions toward a pre-ordained end. After pretending it had conceded the SSPX's two preconditions, and then entertained two years of doctrinal discussions (the results of which it considered mostly unimportant, except insofar as it strengthened the bonds between the Romans and SSPX), it was ready for the SSPX to consider an offer.

    Only a few months after the conclusion of the discussions (of which Bishop de Galarreta told us the Romans would hear nothing of the SSPX's arguments), Bishop Fellay announced that the SSPX had received a (secret) "doctrinal preamble" which was an offer for regularization, and a few months after that, convened a gathering of all the major superiors in Albano, Italy to consider the offer.

    Six months after that Albano convocation, Bishop Fellay signed the preamble (more commonly known as the "April 15 Doctrinal Declaration") the day after being implored by the three other bishops not to.

    Now look what just happened here:

    Somehow, Bishop Fellay and the SSPX went from discussions to negotiations!

    And how did that happen?

    By agreeing to sit down with the enemy to "dialogue" in the first place, despite the unfulfilled preconditions (the mere fact of which demonstrated Rome was still the enemy).

    Recall Mr. Paul Chaussee's observation in the introductory comments to this entry:

    "These proposals tend to push the superiors of the Society to engage in discussions that will quickly become negotiations where, by nature, one must concede one thing to obtain or preserve another thing deemed preferable."

    And:

    "In this case, with interlocutors of bad "faith" - remember what Archbishop Lefebvre said - we have much more to lose than to gain, and because we have nothing to give up, any concession is then a loss. This is proven by all of the agreements of the Ecclesia Dei rallies."

    But remember, this rapprochement with apostate Rome is all part of what Archbishop Lefebvre called "Operation Suicide," whereas the SSPX is only mortally wounded.  

    It needs to finish the job.

    Consequently, Fr. Pagliarani has chased down the modernists to resume negotiations:

    "According to the SSPX, “The Holy See says the same when it solemnly declares that no canonical status can be established for the Society until after the signing of a doctrinal document.”  Therefore, everything impels the Society to resume theological discussions with the awareness that the Good Lord does not necessarily ask the Society to convince its interlocutors, but rather to bear unconditional witness to the faith in the sight of the Church.”
    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/doctrine-remains-problem-in-relations-sspx-affirms-after-vatican-meeting-32527

    Fr. Pagliarani is telling Rome he wants to negotiate another doctrinal declaration, and he is content to enter into pluralism.

    I have no doubt he will receive one (and it won't really matter what it says): Once the pen hits paper, the coup d'grace (decapitation) will be simultaneous, and the body will no longer tremble.

    There will be te deum's sung all over the world, but they will only be celebrating the final annihilation of Tradition and the legacy of Archbishop Lefebvre

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    Re: Catalog of Compromise, Change, and Contradiction in the SSPX
    « Reply #74 on: March 16, 2019, 10:10:07 AM »
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  • #74: Compromise (Doctrine Comes Second):

    In June/2012, Bishop Fellay gave an interview to DICI in which he explained his priorities regarding relations with Rome:

    "We were not the ones who asked for an agreement;  the pope is the one who wants to recognize us.  You may ask:  why this change?  We are still not in agreement doctrinally, and yet the pope wants to recognize us!  Why?  The answer is right in front of us:  there are terribly important problems in the Church today.  These problems must be addressed.  We must set aside the secondary problems and deal with the major problems."
    https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2012/06/rome-sspx-important-interview-with-sspx.html

    For the Superior General of Archbishop Lefebvre's SSPX, doctrine was a "secondary problem!"

    Obviously, this is in stark contrast to Archbishop Lefebvre's post-consecratory position:

    "I will place the discussion at the doctrinal level: “Do you agree with the great encyclicals of all the popes who preceded you? Do you agree with Quanta Cura of Pius IX, Immortale Dei and Libertas of Leo XIII, Pascendi Gregis of Pius X, Quas Primas of Pius XI, Humani Generis of Pius XII? Are you in full communion with these Popes and their teachings? Do you still accept the entire Anti-Modernist Oath? Are you in favor of the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ? If you do not accept the doctrine of your predecessors, it is useless to talk! As long as you do not accept the correction of the Council, in consideration of the doctrine of these Popes, your predecessors, no dialogue is possible. It is useless.”
    https://www.sspxasia.com/Documents/Archbishop-Lefebvre/Archbishop_Lefebvre_and_the_Vatican/Part_II/1988-11.htm

    Note that in the interview of Bishop Fellay, he is responding to the contradiction between his position and that of Lefebvre's, and attempting to justify that contradiction on the alleged "change in Rome."

    We have already rebutted that notion in posts #5, 23, 57, and elsewhere.

     

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