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Monday, February 10, 2014

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It's Against the Law It's Against the Law

While responding to a Tuesday night rollover accident in Chula Vista, Calif., a police officer and firefighter got into a dispute over where the fire engine should park. It ended with the uniformed firefighter in handcuffs.

The California Highway Patrol officer reportedly ordered the firefighter, identified as Jacob Gregoir, to move the fire engine off the center divide or he would be arrested. As he worked the scene and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.

That’s when the officer decided to detain the firefighter instead.


According to UT San Diego, Gregoir — a fire service veteran of more than 12 years — parked the truck behind an ambulance to provide protection to the emergency responders from oncoming traffic. This is apparently a standard safety procedure fire crews are taught.”

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Sometimes news stories in the secular press bear a strange resemblance to what has happened in the Church. In this story, an accident left passengers trapped in an overturned car. They were injured and in desperate need of help. Similarly the train wreck of Vatican II has left countless souls seriously wounded and in desperate need of Catholic Truth and the sacraments. Enter a fireman who starts to help the people in the vehicle, but had to park his fire engine illegally to do so. This is reminiscent of a certain Archbishop who ordained Traditional Catholic priests to assist desperate souls during the crisis in the Church. This Archbishop also acted against the letter of the law by ordaining these priests without permission. In the story above, the police officer, apparently more concerned with parking laws than passengers in the vehicle, arrested the fireman, thereby preventing him from assisting the passengers. Similarly, the Vatican suspended the Archbishop and his priests for attempting to save souls drowning in the post-Conciliar chaos without their permission.

There is one difference in these two stories, however. In the news story only the fire engine parked “illegally” on the center divide. In the Church, we have had clerics in states of constant disobedience to Rome and the Holy Father for decades. This would be analogous to 1,000 cars being parked illegally on the center divide, and the police officer preferring to single out this specific fireman for targeting at the scene of an accident. The Neo-Catholics are analogous to media pundits who would constantly bemoan the illegality of parking on the center divide, reprimanding the rebellious fireman for disobeying duly promulgated parking laws, while ignoring the accident which necessitated the action . Such is the state of our Church in the post-Conciliar epoch.

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