Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some Questions for the Hierarchy of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX)

Is the Derogation of Calvary and the Ascendance of Auschwitz "your fight"?

by Michael Hoffman


If you have been privy to the reasons Bishop Richard Williamson's Catholic SSPX order has dismissed him as seminary rector, exiled him to London, placed him under a gag order and refused to offer public prayers for his welfare, then you know they have been saying it is because the "Holocaust is not our fight."

Even if that were the case, Bishop Williamson's views on history could never justify his persecution by his own order. If the hierarchy of the SSPX had wanted to distance themselves from Bishop Williamson's views on matters of secular history having no bearing on faith and morals, they could have done so, while at the same time pointing out that judging debates about world history does not come under the authority or competence of clerics or Catholic fraternal societies, in which case Bishop Williamson would still be rector of a seminary, free to have an opinion and exercise his office as bishop.


Had Bishop Williamson denied the Israeli holocaust against the Palestinians he would have faced no repression of any kind from the Vatican or Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of his order. If Palestinians had insisted that the Church silence and suspend Bishop Williamson on the grounds that he denied the holocaust in Palestine, the Vatican and the SSPX would have surely refused, rightly stating that it is not their duty to pass judgment one way or another on controversies in secular history.


Instead, we witness the tragic politicization of the Church, whereby the history of the alleged German gas chamber "Holocaust" against Judaic persons has a much higher claim on Catholic belief than does the Israeli holocaust against the Palestinians. Most Catholics would pour scorn on the idea that a bishop must be suppressed to placate Arabs because he cast doubt on the Israeli holocaust in Palestine. But "The Holocaust," as the suffering of Judaic persons during World War II has come to be known as a result of the imposition of a type of Newspeak, has in fact entered the Catholic Church and assumed a position as a de facto sacred dogma.

We must no longer run from the fact that the religion-of-Judaism-for-gentiles which this writer terms "Holocaustianity" derogates the Passion of Our Lord in favor of the notion that the supreme suffering of all history was experienced at Auschwitz by Judaics. This is the stated position of Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and of many other bishops and cardinals of the modern Catholic Church.


The SSPX, said to be a priestly fraternity that wishes to defend the Church as it existed prior to Vatican Council II, would appear to be complicit in cooperating with the modernist infiltration of the rabbinic Shoah theology into the Church, and priests and laity of the SSPX are told that this modernist infiltration is not their fight. Indeed, by their silence and inaction they are party to this subversion.

I have a question for the hierarchy of the SSPX: If the derogation of Calvary in favor of Auschwitz as the supreme martyrdom in world history is not your fight, what is?

I have witnessed the SSPX hierarchy expending a significant amount of time and energy kowtowing to Holocaustianity. I have seen them do nothing noteworthy, however, about the rapidly increasing use of the name of Jesus Christ in Hollywood movies as a swear word.


I have not the seen the SSPX expend any energy whatsoever on James Cameron's campaign to convince the world that Jesus Christ did not resurrect from the dead.  Mr. Cameron, one of the wealthiest and most powerful directors in Hollywood, produced a documentary movie for the Discovery television channel entitled, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus." This sophisticated  movie, broadcast to millions, endeavors to show that the decomposing bones of Jesus were once held inside a tomb located by Cameron's team of Resurrection-deniers.


Last I knew the Apostle Paul had nothing to say about gas chamber denial, but he did solemnly warn about the consequences of Resurrection-denial: "If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain." (I Cor. 15:14). There is no Church and no Faith if Christ did not rise from the dead. It would seem that Hollywood Resurrection-deniers such as James Cameron are striking at the very heart of what it means to be Catholic, yet resistance to this diabolism has been neutralized. How has this neutralization come to pass?


Against James Cameron's campaign of Resurrection-denial, the SSPX have had nothing to say. Cameron's most recent New Age science fiction movie "Avatar" is the highest grossing movie of all time. No Catholic boycott was launched against it.


What the SSPX forgets, whether willfully or not, is that Holocaustianity is akin to the "smoke of Satan" which afflicted another and earlier pontificate of unhappy memory. By embracing the Vatican's acceptance of the revolutionary, modernist Shoah theology which has as its goal the ascent of Auschwitz to the ontological position of the greatest and most egregious suffering in all of human history -- ahead of Christ -- the SSPX is breathing an infectious smoke which in many other respects perverts its judgment and skews its priorities. It has certainly perverted the judgment of Pope Benedict, who has entered three synagogues in less than five years, wherein he encouraged the assembled Pharisees to continue in their traditions. This papal abomination in the synagogues is a symptom of a profound spiritual malaise, undoubtedly emanating from the grave disorder that inclusion of Shoah theology in the Church has sown.


About this horror, the SSPX is oblivious. In fact, in so far as the evidence indicates, the SSPX has become a party to it. I draw the reader's attention to an article published in the December, 2009 issue of The Angelus, the official organ of the SSPX in the United States, entitled "Saint of the Sanhedrin" containing grotesque praise for the wicked Pharisee Hillel, elementary errors in the history of the Talmud, and a flattering fantasy about the Pharisee Gamaliel. The editor of The Angelus has refused to retract this misleading and deceptive article which would have been suitable for publication in the bulletin of the B'nai B'rith or the journal of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Meanwhile in Ireland the SSPX has issued a statement affirming the "Holocaust" that reads like a press release from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.


No reasonable person expects the SSPX to join the ranks of World War II revisionists and debate the forensic chemistry of Zyklon B in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Rather, we are calling on them to resist the modernist heresy of Holocaustianity, which the Vatican, with unprecedented lawlessness, has made a litmus test for holding ecclesiastical office.


To the SSPX we say, since Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre founded your order, resistance to modernism has been "your fight." Since there is no more pernicious manifestation of modernism in our time than Holocaustianity, why then have you fled the field of combat under cover of anemic alibis and whining subservience to the new Vatican theology which has substituted Auschwitz for Calvary?


Hoffman is a former reporter for the New York bureau of the Associated Press. He is the author of seven books including The Great Holocaust Trial (1985); Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare (2001) and Judaism Discovered (2008). Hoffman edits Revisionist History Newsletter and the RevisionistHistory.org website. He first met Mgr. Lefebvre in 1979 in Oyster Bay, New York.


For Further Research: 
Revisionist History Newsletter no. 47: "The New Catholic 'Shoah' Theology: Alibi for the Revolutionary Overthrow of the Gospel of Jesus Christ" by Michael Hoffman. 16 page study of the errors of the modern Vatican teaching on Pharisees, Judaism, Sacred Scripture, St. Paul and Holocaustianity. 

This column is available as a flyer in a PDF file suitable for printing. To obtain a copy of the PDF leaflet version of this column, e-mail us with the subject: Request PDF file of "Some Questions." Our e-mail address is hoffman[at]revisionisthistory.org (substitute @ for [at] in the preceding address).

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42 comments:

HallnOates said...

Someone needs to seriously get on the horn with the Angelus.

When I ordered their new revised version of Michael Davies Pope John's Council from Angelus Press, which in itself was a big disappointment, I received a couple of free back issues of the Angelus, one of which was the issue with the error ridden article on Catholicism in America by the notorious Charles Coulombe in 1993 or thereabouts.

Sure, who is gonna keep track of what issues to send out, but if there was a little vigilance and due care exercised every now and then, the issuance of articles written by people like Charles Coulumbe and this "Saint" of the Sanhedrein nonsense could be avoided entirely.

It certainly wouldn't have been the first time the Angelus printed a sloppy article with errors. Sloppy and careless to say the least. I would think fraud detecting of some form is almost essential for protecting the sheep, especially in this day and age.

Anonymous said...

The SSPX has said absolutely nothing about Benedict's ecumenical activities, including his visits to synagogues.
Fellay keeps throwing sand in our eyes with those so-called Rosary Crusades of his.

Anonymous said...

You stated that the SSPX in Ireland has issued a statement about the Holocaust. Please provide the source as I would like to read it.

Bernadette said...

The SSPX hierarchy throws the sand in our eyes by using the method of having the faithful believe everything is happening on a spiritual level (i.e. the rosary crusades), but in reality and on the human level and behind the scenes they are participating with Rome. accepting Holocaustianity the new Catholic "Shoah" thology.

James said...

For the record I note the following. During a one on one conversation I had with the Rev. Fr. Arnaud Rostand, SSPX District Superior of the United States, many months ago I personally handed him as a gift a copy of Mr. Hoffman's sixteen page essay, "The New Catholic 'Shoah' Theology: Alibi for the Revolutionary Overthrow of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." I kindly requested him to take a look at it and get back to me with feedback on same via my email address I wrote down and gave him. He accepted the essay, but did not comment; nor have I ever from him since.

James B. Phillips

James said...

Correction. Last sentence in my above comment should end as follows: "nor have I ever heard from him since.

JBP

Anonymous said...

Start hitting them where it hurts - the collection basket. They are playing the faithful for fools.

Anonymous said...

Per James B. Phillips comments:

Let us all contact Fr. Arnaud Rostand, and send him a copy of the New Catholic Shoah Theology essay, and request his critique:

Society of Saint Pius X
Regina Coeli House
11485 N. Farley Road
Platte City, MO 64079 816-753-0073 tel
816-753-3560 fax
e-mail: info@sspx.org

Let's demand Fr. Arnaud Rostand tell us where he finds fault with this essay and why, in order to get at the truth, in a true Aristotelian/Thomist dialectical exchange.

Michael Hoffman said...

I wonder how far you will get with Fr. Rostand. I am in possession of an e-mail he sent on April 9 to another SSPX priest, in response to an Idaho parishioner having reprinted my April 8 column, "The Attacks on Pope Benedict -A Conspiracy of Man - or God?" The parishioner published it on his own blog. Here is an excerpt from Fr. Rostand's e-mail:

From: frarostand@sspx.org
To: XXXXXXXXX
Subject: Re: Another angle on the Pope's present problems
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010

Dear Father,

I have received your email forwarding the link to the blog and the article of Michael Hoffman.

I would like to say that we cannot agree with the positions expressed by Michael Hoffman in that article.... I do expect that we maintain the same line of action and unity among the priests. Some words of retraction would be welcomed in this circumstance.

With my prayers and blessing. In the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Arnaud ROSTAND
(END QUOTE)

MY article was eventually removed from the parishioner's blog by the parishioner himself. He is a courageous man but he risked retaliation against a family member who is deeply involved in various parish functions if he had kept it online.

As for myself, I will not retract the truth.

This talk of "retracting" comes from the same SSPX District Superior who oversees the Angelus Press, which has yet to clarify or correct, much less retract, its Dec. 2009 "Angelus" magazine article, "Saint of the Sanhedrin."

James said...

Amen. Thanks "Anonymous" at 3:44 for the suggestion!

Please be most respectful in addressing Fr. Rostand. Remember that he has the eternal indelible mark on his soul of an Alter Christus given to him via the Sacrament of Holy Orders. When you address him you are addressing another Christ.

I am informed that Fr. Rostand's email address is frarostand@sspx.org

JBP

Anonymous said...

For the past several years Bishop Fellay and the hierarchy of the SSPX have not been defending the Traditional Catholic Faith. Their singular purpose seems to come to some sort of accomadation with the Modern Church. I think that they know that the bulk of their faithful have nowhere else to go.
So they keep extracting money from these hapless people as well as any amount of Rosaries for these Rosary Crusades of their's.

Anonymous said...

Some years ago in Sri Lanka, when Fr Rostand was in charge there, the Lay Committee was trying to dissuade him from going in for a certain venture. Exasperated, he mumbled under his breath: But it is our money! ( Yes,money drops from Heaven into their pockets ).
A small convent was built for a tiny group of nuns who turned out to be a sham, and this facility was finally sold to the Novus Ordo.

Anonymous said...

Please be most respectful in addressing Fr. Rostand. Remember that he has the eternal indelible mark on his soul of an Alter Christus given to him via the Sacrament of Holy Orders. When you address him you are addressing another Christ.
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James, what you have said is true.And it is also true of all the other Traditional Catholic priests who have obtained Holy Orders outside the visible structure of the Church because of the great Crisis therein.
In my view, the onus is on them to display the best qualities of the priesthood and not to demand as routine, groveling by the faithful. More than any other, these Traditional priests must display Christ-like behavior. But I'm stopping here !!!!
Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

In regard Ireland and SSPX

http://ireland.sspx.net/miscellaneous/note.htm
"Recent events make it necessary to say a word about the Jewish genocide.

We want to stress that all the members of the Society in Ireland condemn as false, offensive, and unacceptable any form of anti-Semitism, including the denial or minimization of the Jewish genocide during World War II. For us it is beyond discussion that a systematic and organized evil plan of persecution and extermination of the Jewish race took place during the Nazi regime"

Anonymous said...

Personally, I was left cold after reading Faurisson's "Pius XII's Revisionism." The whole thrust of Faurisson's scholarship could be summed up as follows: the Holocaust didn't happen because Pius XII said nothing about it. If there was no pogrom against the Jews during WWII then why did Pius XII make the effort to hide as many as he did?

Michael Hoffman said...

To Anonymous 4:59

You have unjustly reduced the thousands of pages Dr. Robert Faurisson has written exposing the alleged homicidal gas chambers tale, down to the relatively few pages he has written assessing Pope Pius XII in a booklet .

Also, since you have adopted the Orwellian "Holocaust" Newspeak of the Zionists your writing is confused. On the one hand you state that revisionists say the "Holocaust" didn't happen (I do not know of a single revisionist who uses that phrase), because Pius XII said nothing about it. Then you state, "If there was no pogrom against the Jews...why did Pius XII make the effort to hide as many as he did?"

Is a "pogrom" the same as a "Holocaust"? Here you are trafficking in the ambiguity of the word "Holocaust" that can mean anything. The Nazis viciously persecuted Judaic people and there were instances of brutal, Nazi-inspired riots and killings which qualify as a pogrom, Many nations throughout history have been subject to a pogrom.

The "Holocaust" is supposed to be an unprecedented act of monstrosity; one without parallel in world history. This claim is usually based on the notion that millions of Judaics were "gassed" to death in places like Auschwitz-Birkenau.

If Pius XII did not believe in the stories of mass murder by poison gas, that fact would not have prevented him from very nobly shielding Judaic people from Nazi persecution.

I hope you can comprehend the distinction and endeavor to think outside the "Holocaust" Newspeak that was imposed, beginning in the 1960s, to sow precisely the kind of confusion which you exhibit.

Anonymous said...

In regard to the notice on the Irish District website it should be noted that the District Superior (a Spaniard who had relatives who fought for the Anarchist butchers against Catholicism during the civil war; they subsequently died in German labour camps during WWII) ordered that his notice be read out from the pulpit of every SSPX church in Ireland when he produced the statement one year or so ago.

After its first reading-out, at a particular church, the news spread across Ireland so quickly that queues of protesting faithful lined up to literally besiege the priests in other parts of the country with complaints and remonstrations.

Consequently the notice was not read out at several of the churches in Ireland.

All the priests are foreign but the Irish are no fools.

The British District of SSPX and its faithful are not fools either. The attempted pacifying of the Talmudists and the outrageous and disgraceful way that Bishop Williamson has been treated by a few of his confreres is utterly rejected throughout the District.

Neither are the great bulk of French or Italians taken in by this scandalous attempt to kowtow to the Talmudic power.

If it were possible for you to supply French and Italian translations of your work you would surely find an enormous and very appreciative audience, Mr. Hoffman.

Anonymous said...

The Archbishop of Bordeaux, France has taken under his wing those renegade SSPX priests led by Fr P. Laguerie who call themselves the Good Shepherd Institute. This very Archbishop visits New York to study the Talmud. Nobody, either in the SSPX, or the CIRCLE GREC, nor Laguerie has said a word about it.

Furthermore, the SSPX is assisted in the matter of visas by the Modern Church Archdioceses of Nairobi (Kenya), Colombo (Sri Lanka),Jaro (Philippines), possibly among others.

Anonymous said...

...All the priests are foreign but the Irish are no fools......
-----------------------------------And due to " the luck of the Irish " these priests are then dumped on other hapless districts, except France, of course!

Anonymous said...

"The Ambiguity of the Term 'Judaism'

How have the supporters of Jewish-Catholic dialogue arrived at such a flagrant error?-They have arrived there because of an erroneous presupposition underlying all of Jewish-Catholic discourse, and which underlies the major ambiguity on the covenant or testament, that is, the affirmation that modern Judaism, the Judaism after Christ, is "Judaism" pure and simple. This is a gross error, of which a single consequence suffices to show its falsity. According to this hypothesis, it would be necessary to affirm that the Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Apostles were neither Jews nor representatives of the authentic truth of the Mosaic Revelation.

The Judaism of the Old Testament was the true divine religion, the true supernatural revelation preparatory to the coming of the Messias. When, in the fullness of time, the Messias sent by God came, He replaced (by assuming it) the first, provisional testament by the new and eternal testament. Henceforth He would address Himself not just to a particular race of men, but to all men of good will. The children of the Chosen People, the Israelites, evidently had their place, and an eminent place, in the new and universal People of God, in the Catholic Church. And this place was in fact taken, by our Lord Himself, by His holy Mother, by the Apostles, by the disciples, and by all the children of Israel who, over the centuries, recognized in Jesus the Messias promised by the Scriptures.

But a part of this people, under the influence of bad leaders (as, under the influence of bad kings it had so estranged itself from God that it was punished by the Babylonian Captivity), it did not want to recognize its Savior:

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and I stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not. (Mt. 23:37)
These leaders set in motion the bad tendencies which had already come to the fore in the current of Pharisaism which Jesus had denounced, and they created a new "Judaism," the Judaism of the refusal, the Judaism of which the major creed is the Talmud. This new "Judaism"-this modern Judaism-unlike the old religion practiced by our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles, is not a true religion. Rather, it is a corruption which turns its adepts away from authentic, divine Revelation, because its basis is precisely the refusal of God's plan of salvation announced by the Old Testament and realized in the New Testament."

Rev. Fr. Michael Beaumont, The Angelus, June 2003.

Hmmm...that's weird. I thought the SSPX "fled the field of combat under cover of anemic alibis and whining subservience to the new Vatican theology which has substituted Auschwitz for Calvary." Oh, I get it, they just don't TALK about it enough in order to be part of this club. I better let Fr. Pfluger know that he needs to stop denouncing the divinizing of the "Holocaust" by saying things like, "You know very well what Bishop Williamson’s
intention is. It is excellent; he attacks this ideology
and this new religion through the Holocaust. This
is right and necessary to understand. For example,
here in America, there are Orthodox Jewish groups
who consider the Holocaust the new Sacrifice and
Redeemer. Instead of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Jewish
People and the Sacrifice is the Holocaust. Bishop
Williamson attacks this false idea and religion." (March 2009 Conference, St. Mary's, KS) since once apparently isn't enough and only serves to make some suspicious for lack of material.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous 8:55PM:

But now the SSPX is melding into the Vatican's Newchurch Shoah theology. Actions speak louder than words. The leadership has shunned and marginalized Bishop Williamson. This is the alchemical union of the mutually exclusive opposites of postmodernist Newchurch, and Christianity. SSPX's Christianity is gradually and incrementally being overcome, abolished, and transformed in a process Hegel termed Aufhebung. Conservatives have no clue about this dialectical process, which occult New Age postmodernists are expert at. The Conservatives don't even realize it's happening, as if they are sedated during surgery. Moreover, they don't even realize it has happened AFTER the fact.

Anonymous said...

"But now the SSPX is melding into the Vatican's Newchurch Shoah theology. Actions speak louder than words. The leadership has shunned and marginalized Bishop Williamson."

Oh come off it, they're not "melding" into anything. What's it going to take for you to realize that they utterly abhor this "shoah" theology? Will it take a book? A weekly announcement?

And you can maliciously interpret "actions" if you please, but their actions have been explained several times now. Bishop Williamson was literally kicked out of a country. They all understood this to be most unjust and fanatical, but what were they supposed to do? Engage resources in long legal fights? The entire Society was suffering all manner of ramifications, e.g. property being refused to them because of so-called "anti-semitism."

Do you want the good work of the Society to be suppressed at the hands of fanatics who are in worldly power over an historical question? Can you possibly accept this was a matter of prudential judgment in view of the common good of the Society at large? It is you and you alone who re-interprets an action while covering it over in your favorite sensational rhetoric. It makes for a good poem, but bears no resemblance to reality. There's no evil motive. There's no doctrinal abberations. There's no agreement with falsehood. Yet you feel the need to verbally trample over them thereby sinning against justice with your lurid accusations.

Bitter zeal, sins against charity and justice will cause your eternal damnation just the same as those members of the synagogue of satan who despise Christ. Wouldn't that be ironic if you suffered the same fate as a Talmudist?

Anonymous said...

Posted by anonymous: 8:55pm

I better let Fr. Pfluger know that he needs to stop denouncing the divinizing of the "Holocaust" by saying things like, "You know very well what Bishop Williamson’s
intention is. It is excellent; he attacks this ideology
and this new religion through the Holocaust. This
is right and necessary to understand. For example,
here in America, there are Orthodox Jewish groups
who consider the Holocaust the new Sacrifice and
Redeemer. Instead of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Jewish
People and the Sacrifice is the Holocaust. Bishop
Williamson attacks this false idea and religion." (March 2009 Conference, St. Mary's, KS)


It is very gratifying to hear that Fr. Pfluger spoke these words. The great problem is that such words from the highest levels of the SSPX leadership have not been made public. What is the point of teaching and speaking correctly if no-one in other parts of America, never mind other parts of the world, do not ever get to know about it?

Why have you, anonymous, failed to reveal this statement of Fr. Pfluger until just now, more than one year after the fact?

If such 'local' announcements had been made public it would surely have saved an awful lot of conflict, hostility and in-fighting within SSPX and its faithful.

Michael Hoffman said...

To ANONYMOUS 1024 a.m.

Yours is a surfeit of rhetoric that ignores the substantive issues we raised: a gag order imposed on Bishop Williamson, exile, public insults by Bishop Fellay, a refusal to offer public prayers for Bishop Williamson's welfare, and the suspension of the functions of his episcopal office.

You spout the usual malarkey about how the SSPX has built up too much to risk working to protect Calvary from being supplanted by Auschwitz. Yeah, there's a lot more important things than that! What a pity the early Christians offered themselves to the coliseum lions. Think of the infrastructure they could have built had they accommodated Caesar.

The staggering silence of the SSPX hierarchy in the face of three papal abominations in three synagogues, along with the ascendance of the theology of Holocaustianity, which the pope has endorsed, is testimony that the SSPX is accommodating modernist heresy.

There is absolutely no justification for the vicious persecution of Bishop Williamson by Bishop Fellay! It is downright disgusting that you use casuistry to attempt to justify it.

Let's cut the BS. If, under the pontificate of Pius XII, a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church had publicly stated about the alleged execution gas chambers and the six million figure, what Bishop Williamson has stated, that bishop might possibly have been privately admonished to be more prudent and diplomatic in the future; that would have been the full extent of his discipline.

No Catholic on earth has to go to Confession to say, "Bless me Father for I have sinned, I doubted the Holy People's Holy Hoax."

Bishop Williamson has committed no sin, except against political correctness; for that reason he is being tormented at age 70. It is a shame and a disgrace that he has been offered up to the rabbis as a form of cowardly and degenerate tribute by his own brothers.

I pray that Bishop Fellay will repent and reform, otherwise he will rue the day that he allied the SSPX with newchurch against one of Archbishop Lefebvre's own bishops, for the sake of trying to cut a deal with the six-pointed Sanhedrin that rules both in Tiberias and Rome.

Anonymous said...

" . . . and the suspension of the functions of his episcopal office."

All the clergy of the SSPX have been 'suspended a divinis' anyway.

The Pope went into a Synagogue. So, I suppose that walking into Wal-Mart and buying a box of breakfast cereal would be the equivalent of performing an abortion.

Anonymous said...

Irrespecitve of the larger issues (which should not be used as a ruler to judge someone's faith), in order to fully exercise episcopal functions a bishop must be without any civil juridical impediment.

Anonymous said...

At first sight, Michael Hoffman is 100% right. The fight against modernism is the fight of SSPX. But, and this Michael Hoffman, as an expert on cryptowars, can't deny, the synagogue acts mostly behind the scenes. We certainly do not know the whole story, the blackmail, the infiltrations, the pressure the SSPX and the Pope are under. As Christians, we have to trust the Pope, the vicar of Christ in the world. And do what we can to help the Church in its fight against the evil: preach the word and pray.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 5:09 PM:

By and large, in the West, people have fallen away from the Christian faith. Elsewhere in the world this is not quite the case. However, he other main religions of the world are thriving.

To put it simply, the SSPX thinks that the solution would be to " turn the clocks back". Very difficult in that the masses seem to want to go watch football rather than go to church. The SSPX itself seems to be wavering in its resolution.

Before Vatican II it was preached from the pulpit not to attend the services of other denominations/religions. After the Council this policy was completely reversed. Millions must have quit because of this alone. What was wrong yesterday becomes right today, and what will it be tomorrow?. Church rulings of the past have stated that visits to synagogues, pagodas and such-like constitute Apostasy. These rules are still in place although those of Vatican II co-exist with them, adding to the great confusion.

Anonymous said...

"Before Vatican II it was preached from the pulpit not to attend the services of other denominations/religions. After the Council this policy was completely reversed. Millions must have quit because of this alone. What was wrong yesterday becomes right today, and what will it be tomorrow?. Church rulings of the past have stated that visits to synagogues, pagodas and such-like constitute Apostasy. These rules are still in place although those of Vatican II co-exist with them, adding to the great confusion."

Pastoral strategy, disciplinary rules, and "policy" are not dogmatic and can be changed when Christ's Mystical Body determines it prudent to do so. You write: "Millions must have quit because of this alone." Really? I don't know any Catholic who converted to another religion because the Pope visited a temple (Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, etc.), synagogue, or a mosque. However, I do know of about 1.5 million Catholics who left total communion with Peter's successor because they didn't trust Christ's promise to His Church. In my Diocese alone, we baptized almost 300 new cathechumens this Easter season (some of which were converts from Judaism). Can the SSPX say the same? And these new converts came to the One, True, Catholic Faith while the disciplinary laws you personally have emotional issues with were in force. Perhaps the Church knows what it's doing and doesn't need to be second-guessed.

dolorosa said...

I would certainly like to know what Michael & others would do in the place of Bishop Fellay who is responsible for so many catholics who attend the Latin Mass with the SSPX. Did the world media attention throw him into a panic mode? I mean before this happened the SSPX stood strongly for Catholic Tradition. The enemies of Christ have made it against the law, jail time, fines, etc. to question anything. What is your answer? Even Bishop Williamson, who I support, knew about the law in Germany and remarked about it on the video too but sadly his lawyer didn't defend him very well in the court case. He should have been found NOT guilty because it was not supposed to be shown in Germany and he didn't tell anyone to put it on youtube. Our Lord & God Jesus Christ was innocent and found guilty so those who follow him must carry their cross.

Anonymous said...

In my Diocese alone, we baptized almost 300 new cathechumens this Easter season

And how many have quit so far this year? A survey is regularly done in every diocese so you should know. Tell us.

Who in the hierarchy has used the phrase "One, True, Catholic Faith" in the past 45 years?

Anonymous said...

1.5 million followers for the SSPX? Wow!

This sounds like the hysterical zeal of a Rice Catholic defending his foreign posting and Mass stipends!

Anonymous said...

Concerning the disciplinary laws of the Church, Fr Anthony Cekada has produced a booklet titled " The Mass, Infallibility and the Pope", in which he argues that such laws are infallible. (www.sgg.org)

Anonymous said...

In my Diocese there was no leakage, no "quitters." I know that might come as shocking to someone who has wrinkled copies of the Angelus under their bed, but that is indeed the case. So how many Protestants/Jews/Pagans were baptized in the SSPX/SSPV/CMRI arenas? For all the lies -- yes, lies -- about ecumenism nullifying apostolicity I see no apostolic activity in the SSPX. For all their calumnies and false piety I see no proselytism. The SSPX claims ad infintum and ad nauseam that The Church isn't apostolic anymore, yet, ironically, the SSPX is engaged in insular complaining just like the Adventists and the wealthy nostalgic geriatric benefactors who set the agandas at local SSPX chapels (and you KNOW they do) engage in no apostolic activity whatsoever (which really isn't surprising since the SSPX has no apostolic mandate whatsoever anyway).

Fr. Cekada? The same Fr. Cekada who argued for pulling Terri Schiavo OFF of life support? Which just demonstrates how separation from full and total communion with The Church will lead to gross errors. Why don't you Google Fr. Brian Harrison's "Is Ecumenism a Heresy?" for some healthy counterpoint and fraternal correction.

Anonymous said...

What if Bishop Williamson's fellow superiors simply don't share his views? Are they obligated to share his views? He's not obligated to share theirs, after all. I think Bishop Williamson's trial is replacing Calvary as the central event in human history. Perhaps we need revisionists for the revisionists. Where can I get my Traditional Aramaic Mass?

Anonymous said...

You will get YOUR Traditional Aramaic Mass after all your pedophile priests are behind bars and have all the time in the world to learn Aramaic. Then you can go to jail and attend their TAM.

Anonymous said...

First the Pascal Mystery and now the Holocaust has replaced Calvary as the central event in human history.

A trial with a 10000 Euro fine the central event in human history???!!!. Thankfully there's just one of you on this blog!

Anonymous said...

Anti-SSPX:

So your fantasy diocese had no 'leakages" huh??? !!!!
And Fr Cekada's views on Terri Schiavo nullify his arguments concerning the disciplinary laws of the Church?. And of course, the Pope and all the bishops in UNION with him did all they could to save Schiavo's life .... yeah?.
Wrinkled copies of Angelus under our beds .... boy!
You are really showing us what your phony Church of "Love, care and share" really is!

Anonymous said...

"You will get YOUR Traditional Aramaic Mass after all your pedophile priests are behind bars and have all the time in the world to learn Aramaic. Then you can go to jail and attend their TAM."

Do not confuse piety with holiness. You think SSPX or other "traditional" priests are spotless, do you? For your own edification do a web search for the SSPX priest Fr. Urrutigoity. Quelle horreur!

A "fantasy diocese" is an autocephalous one that lacks jurisdiction established by clerics with no apostolic mandate.

The only phony love is in the SSPX when a picture of the Holy Father is placed prominently in the chapel but after Mass over tea and biscuits everybody calls him the anti-Christ. Typical post-Mass dialogue consists of labeling other Catholics as "Novus Ordo" and debating whether a particular hemline is mortally or venially sinful. "Do you think my hemline is too high, Father?" "Dearest Greta, you're walking on your skirt already." It typifies a petrified Phariseeism that St. Thomas Aquinas would never have endorsed.

Anonymous said...

You have named just one priest who has been accepted by your Church. There are no autocephalous dioceses anywhere. Not all SSPXers want a picture of the Holy(!) Father in their chapels. Your comment on hemlines is astounding. Traditional Catholic women have Our Lady as their model. Modesty, no contraceptives, love of home and family life. And this is what you label " petrified Phariseeism". Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Do you think all this invective you hurl at us will make us return to the Novus Ordo Church we left?

Mannstein said...

Christ was crucified because certain powerful Jews couldn't accept the truth of what he said.

Bishop Williamson was put on trial because certain powerful Jews can't accept the truth of what he says.

The enforcer two thousand years ago was Pontius Pilate invested by Rome.

The enforcers today are the criminal courts invested by Western "democracies".

The ones pulling the puppet strings are the same usual suspects.

When the time comes when these powerful Jews are finally called to account for their latest injustice they will tell us that it really has nothing to do with them but that the civil authorities are actually to blame.

This should sound familiar to even the most casual observer.