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Declaration of the 2006 SSPX General Chapter
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:24:43 AM »
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    DECLARATION OF THE SSPX'S 2006 GENERAL CHAPTER

    For the glory of God, for the salvation of souls and for the true service of the Church, on the occasion of its Third General Chapter, held at Ecône in Switzerland, from July 3 to 15, 2006, the Priestly Society of St. Pius X declares its firm resolution to continue its action, with the help of God, along the doctrinal and practical lines laid down by its venerated founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.


    Following in his footsteps in the fight for the Catholic Faith, the Society fully endorses his criticisms of the Second Vatican Council and its reforms, as he expressed them in his conferences and sermons, and in particular in his Declaration of November 21, 1974:

    Quote from: Archbishop Lefebvre
    We adhere with all our heart and all our soul to Catholic Rome, guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary for the maintaining of that Faith, to eternal Rome, mistress of wisdom and of truth. On the contrary, we refuse, and we have always refused, to follow the Rome of neo-modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies, which showed itself clearly in the Second Vatican Council and in the reforms that issued from it.


    Contacts held with Rome over the last few years have enabled the Society to see how right and necessary were the two pre-conditions  that it laid down, since they would greatly benefit the Church by re-establishing, at least in part, her rights to her own Tradition. Not only would the treasure of graces available to the Society no longer be hidden under a bushel, but the Mystical Body would also be given the remedy it so needs to be healed.


    If, upon these pre-conditions being fulfilled, the Society looks to a possible debate on doctrine, the purpose is still that of making the voice of traditional teaching sound more clearly within the Church. Likewise, the contacts made from time to time with the authorities in Rome have no other purpose than to help them embrace once again that Tradition which the Church cannot repudiate without losing her identity. The purpose is not just to benefit the Society, nor to arrive at some merely practical impossible agreement. When Tradition comes back into its own, "reconciliation will no longer be a problem, and the Church will spring back to life".


    On this long road to re-conquest, the Chapter encourages all members of the Society to live, as its statutes require, ever more intensely by the grace proper to it, namely, in union with the great prayer of the High Priest, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Let them be convinced, along with their faithful, that in this striving for an ever greater sanctification in the heart of the Church is to be found the only remedy for our present misfortunes, which is the Church being restored through the restoration of the priesthood.


    In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    Declaration of the 2006 SSPX General Chapter
    « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 12:40:24 AM »
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  • Thanks, people were asking about this some time ago in one of the threads on IA, so I posted this there with a link.


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    Declaration of the 2006 SSPX General Chapter
    « Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 12:49:56 AM »
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  • I thought this was interesting. Commentary from Traditio written shortly before the 2006 elections. I believe the source to be hit and miss, or perhaps mostly just poor at communicating, so take it for what it's worth.

    Quote from: Traditio
    July 4 - Within the Octave of Sts. Peter & Paul
    Semidouble Feast

    SSPX Bishop Condemns Benedict-Ratzinger; SSPX Elections Said to be "Rigged"

    Exclusive Report from Francois (TRADITIO's SSPX French Correspondent)  SSPX Bishop Tissier de Mallerais
    At the SSPX Ordinations in Econe on June 30

    Where He Condemned False Doctrine from Ratzinger after Vatican II SSPX Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, who together with Bishops Galarreta and Williamson, is resisting Superior Fellay's liberalist faction, which wants to sell out to Newrome, courageously stood up at the SSPX ordinations at Econe on June 29th and made violent criticisms against the writings of Ratzinger in 1968, shortly after Vatican II. These writings, the bishop said, denied the sacrifice of Our Lord and denied the traditional Catholic doctrines of satisfaction and compensation. The bishop did not pronounce the name of Ratzinger, but spoke about "a theologian of Tübingen" and said that "he would not say more." The Europeans are interpreting this to mean that Fellay & Schmidberger had put pressure on Bishop Tissier to avoid any public criticism of Benedict-Ratzinger and that the liberalist faction of the SSPX is terrorizing the clergy of the SSPX, including the three bishops. Bishop Tissier went on to say that Newchurch is "organising itself to be without priests" and that Newchurch is a "lay Church." He said that the Newrome is now under the control of Freemasonry. Meanwhile, SSPX Superior Fellay chose Fr. Pierre-Marie to preach at the novena (July 3-10) preceding the duodecennial elections on July 11 the man whom Schmidberger and what is called his "German Network" had hired to defend the validity of Benedict-Ratzinger's episcopacy in a badly-written series of articles in the SSPX organ, Angelus. I say badly written because this SSPX theologian barely mentioned Pope Pius XII's arguably infallible 1947 decree, Sacramentum ordinis, confirming what is the valid form for Holy Orders. It appears that the Fellay/Schmidberger faction is trying to influence the forty electors by asking to their agent, the Pierre-Marie, to condition the electors' minds to favor the position of a sell-out to New Rome, turning the SSPX elections into a mere political charade, like just so many secular elections. A confidential political pamphlet arguing for the validity of the Novus Ordo is also being circulated to the electors. Thus, Fellay displays openly a bias toward Newpope and Newrome, which is unconscionable before the elections. The Europeans are saying that the election is already "rigged" for the Fellay-Schmidberger liberalist faction, after the manner of what your U.S. readers will recognize as a corrupt Tammany Hall scheme! Reports are circulating here in Europe that in 1982 Schmidberger deceived Archbishop Lefebvre by supposedly telling him that the Novus Ordo rite of episcopal consecration is similar to an Eastern rite. This contention has been completely refuted by Fr. Anthony Cekada, a noted traditional Catholic theologian in the United States, who has written extensive Latin theological monographs for the clergy, as well as in short pamphlets in the vernacular to educate the laity. Accordingly, Fr. Cekada has come under harsh attack here in France, the center of SSPX membership and activity, by the Fellay/Schmidberger liberalist faction. By this attack, however, Fellay & Schmidberger have stirred up a hornet's next. Fr. Cekada was invited a week ago to speak on an influential French radio station to explain his argument that the Novus Ordo rite of episcopal consecration is theologically invalid and that, therefore, Benedict-Ratzinger, the first not to have been consecrated in the certainly valid traditional rite, would not be Bishop of Rome.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    Declaration of the 2006 SSPX General Chapter
    « Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 02:02:33 AM »
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  • If nothing else, this goes on record that this one-against-three situation is
    nothing new, in fact, it was not new 6 years ago!

    I recall hearing from friends in the SSPX back in the 90's that +Fellay needs
    our prayers, and that was before he was elected in 2000.

    ABL never intended for one of the bishops to be Superior General, for that would
    lead to a sense of a parallel Church, with a bishop looking a lot like a pope.

    Add to that the observation that the priests formed under the leadership of
    +Fellay tend to be liberal-leaning priests today, whereas the priests formed under
    the leadership of +Williamson, +de Mallerais and +de Galarreta are much more
    traditional and stable.

    Add to that the factoid that ABL never chose Fr. Fellay for a bishop candidate,
    but that he was somehow placed there by some series of events that is not
    given much clear explanation.

    All these things don't add up to a pretty picture.

    Top it off with Fr. Fellay having been the Bursar General under ABL for 10 years,
    so he was handling all the money for the Society. Let's see -- who was it long
    ago who was the guy who "held the purse" for the other 11 Apostles?
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    Declaration of the 2006 SSPX General Chapter
    « Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 05:39:41 AM »
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  • Cor Jesu sacratissimum, miserere nobis.   :pray: :pray: :pray:
    But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
    Luke 10:42


     

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