LEFEBVRE and the Church of Our Time (Recalling Why He Resisted)
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
"The heresy which is now being born will become the most dangerous of all; the exaggeration of the respect due to the Pope and the illegitimate extension of his infallibility."
These words were spoken by Fr. Henri LeFloch, Superior of the French Seminary in Rome in 1926(1). How prophetic they have become for our day. And what a day to endure when an Archbishop (Scicluna of Malta) has the audacity to inform the faithful that they must ask the Church to teach them the will of Christ for their lives, and then defines the "church" as the current Pope and those bishops in communion with him(2). No Bible. No Catechism. No Tradition. Certainly no Traditional Mass. No reverence for the Lord, only a shallow reverence for the world as taught by Jorge Bergoglio and the bishops "in communion" with him.
VINDICATED: The Traditional Catholic Movement
On Vatican II: Lefebvre from 1972...
Editor’s Note: NEWSFLASH: Being ‘rad trad’ is now very much en vogue. I guess nobody wants to be on a losing team, and Team Bergoglio will surely never make the playoffs. Strange days indeed! Folks who were defending the regime just a few months ago are suddenly presenting themselves as traditionalists who’ve more or less been here all along. Good for them! Welcome to the front, boys. Still, natural justice impels us to recall that the pioneers of Traditionalism didn’t need to be on any winning team. In fact most of them were losers for Christ, who died excommunicated or otherwise disgraced for the lonely stand they took. But history will cast them as the heroes they surely were—men and women who didn’t require a buffoon like Francis to help them recognize a massive problem in the Church that had first outed itself in the Vatican, not in 2018, but sixty years earlier in 1958. Francis is hardly the ramrod. His arrival on the scene was as inevitable as sunrise. But now that resisting Modernist popes is all the rage, some Internet heroes are out there denouncing men such as Archbishop Lefebvre for doing fifty years ago what they finally mustered the courage to do just a few months ago. This article is dedicated to the pioneer traditionalists—men who did their Catholic duty and became traditionalists long before Traditionalism was cool. Let’s never forget. MJM
Vatican Newspaper Forbids Dissenting from Dissent
L’Osservatore Romano has published an article criticizing “dissent in the form of public criticism” of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
Father Salvador Pié-Ninot, a theologian from Barcelona, analyzed such criticism in light of Donum Veritatis, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 1990 instruction on the ecclesial vocation of the theologian.
Describing Amoris Laetitia as a non-definitive exercise of the ordinary Magisterium, Father Pié-Ninot quotes Donum Veritatis in stating that its teachings, even “if they are not guaranteed by the charism of infallibility, are not without divine assistance and call for the adherence of the faithful.”
After reviewing the section of Donum Veritatis devoted to “the problem of dissent” (nos. 32-41), Father Pié-Ninot wrote that “the confrontation between the Magisterium, in this case papal, and a theological interpretation that dissents, is not a simple conflict between two opinions.” READ MORE HERE.