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Fr. Bouchacourt: "It's all thanks to the Pope"; Pozzo: "The Journey Continues!"

Posted by The Editor on May 6, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


We refer the reader to an article which appeared a week ago in the French weekly magazine "Famille Chrettienne" ('Christian Family' - a magazine which is not even 'conservative novus ordo' - it is widely regarded as liberal even by the standards of the Novus Ordo!), a translation of which can be found here or on our Reference Materials page.


As one might expect, most of it is not "news", but it does contain some snippets of interview with Fr. Christian ("the-Jews-did-not-commit-Deicide") Bouchacourt, who takes the opportunity to praise Pope Francis as being very helpful in the matter of the SSPX recognition. Remember that it was Fr. Bouchacourt who first asked for the recognition back in 2011. He asked the then Cardinal Bergoglio (now Pope Fancis), the man, he says, "...who made things easier [for the SSPX to be recognised]." "Without him, it would have been impossible."


There are also some snippets of interview with Archbishop Pozzo in which, amongst other things, he says that the "journey" of "dialogue" between the SSPX and Rome "is continuing." 


Would anyone like to ask Fr. Daniel "Resistance-to-What?" Themann what this all means? 


Would anyone like to ask Fr. Jacques Emily, who insisted that "There is no accord and there will be no accord!"  (and who said that anyone who says otherwise must be "of such bad faith" see here) what this might mean?


Would someone like to ask Bishop Fellay, who said in talks in England, Ireland and elsewhere that everything is over between the SSPX and Rome, and that the talks are at an end, what this might mean?

Statement from Fr. King

Posted by The Editor on May 3, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


To readers living in England, Scotland and Wales, Fr. Brendan King will need no introduction. For the benefit of people from other parts of the world, he was ordained in 1987 by Archbishop Lefebvre and has been prior of Preston, covering the chapels of Northern England, until today when he announced his departure from the SSPX due to its new direction. His statement can be read here.


Deo Gratias. Please keep him in your prayers, and pray that more priests follow his example.

"SSPX Argentina - What Does it Mean?"

Posted by The Editor on May 2, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)


"The Society of Saint Pius X recognized in Argentina: what does it mean? Much more than you may think!"


We are grateful to our friends over at Non Possumus for drawing our attention to this very interesting piece of evidence concerning the recent recognition of the SSPX on the part of the conciliar church in Argentina. The article's source, the website "Rorate Caeli" will be known to many readers as being of 'indultish,' 'modernist-Rome-friendly' alignment, in a similar vein to the Fraternity of St. Peter and various other 'Ecclesia Dei' groups. If we promote this particular article, therefore, it is not because we share their sentiment, it is not because we are in agreement with them on the desirability of an SSPX-Rome agreement. Quite the contrary, it is because we are not in agreement with them that it is so interesting to note their conclusions. 


Menzingen, in its DICI press release, wishes to downplay this event, to create the impression that the Argentine conciliar “recognition” is a matter of small or no importance. These people clearly think otherwise, as even the title of their article suggests ...and they are supporters of Menzingen’s new direction! We have been warning for some time about Menzingen’s very serious problems with honesty and telling the truth. Here is a “hostile witness” who agrees with us in doubting Menzingen’s candour and honesty, especially in their last paragraph. Has ‘Rorate Caeli,’ pillar of the indultish/Ecclesia Dei internet chattering class, gone all “reactionary,” “bitter” and “hate-filled” and ended up joining the Resistance? Or could it just be that The Recusant and others were telling the truth about Menzingen and DICI all along…?!?


See for yourself and make up your own mind.



R.I.P. Fr. Gruner

Posted by The Editor on April 29, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Of your  charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Nicholas Gruner, founder and director of the International Fatima Rosary Crusade, who died of a heart attack last night.


Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord

And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him

May He Rest in Peace


Fr. MacDonald sermons

Posted by The Editor on April 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our friends over at Ecclesia Militans have uploaded some recent sermons from Fr. MacDonald at the Resistance in Australia (here). Keep praying that more priests do likewise. 

Fr. Girouard on the Argentine Sellout

Posted by The Editor on April 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We draw the reader's attention to the latest update to Fr. Girouard's website, in the form of an article on the Argentine recognition "From Argentina With Love"

In his editorial he writes:


"Dear friends,

After a year of absence from the website, I am introducing my latest editorial, which deals with the recent administrative recognition of the Neo-SSPX by the government of Argentina, thanks to the help of the Conciliar Church.  ..." 


...the rest of which may be read here

After a hiatus, we are glad to see the return of his website and the influence of his intellect and experience which it brings with it. 


DICI downplays Argentine sellout

Posted by The Editor on April 14, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

And yes, in case anyone is wondering, "sellout" is the right expression, and no, it is not in any way an exaggeration. Consider that we are talking about the SSPX founded by Archbisho Lefebvre. To remind yourself of how the Archbishop thought of the conciliar church and how he viewed them, take a look at the letters and interviews by him on our Reference Materials page. Does this sound like anything less than a man at war with the conciliar church?


Next consider that the only reason why the Argentine state agreed to recognise the SSPX as part of the "Catholic Church" is that the conciliar authorities told them to do so. Without the urging of the conciliar cardinal, there would be no recognition. Consider that "Catholic Church" in the minds of such men as these means "conciliar church". In reality, therefore, the Argentine state has now officially recognised that the SSPX is part of the concilair church.


...And as for the SSPX, which is supposed to be at war with that same conciliar church - where is their reaction to being "recognised" as part of the thing they are meant to be at war with...?


Here is the only reaction we have seen so far, put out yesterday afternoon by DICI.

"Argentina: The State of Argentina Recognises the Society of St. Pius X Administratively"


Without delving into the body of the text (which is designed to downlplay the significance of this development and to distance themselves from its consequences and hide it implications), even the title is a piece of equivocation. The word "administratively" is almost superfluous. How else are they supposed to recognise them? But if the Argentine State Recognises the SSPX Administratively" the question begged is: "Recognises what about them?" (Answer - that they are part fo the conciliar church.)   What this does therefore admit, intentionally or otherwise, is that the Novus Ordo Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Pope Francis's old See) and the SSPX are no longer "two different religions which are fighting it out to the death," but two different corners of the same big tent, two side altars in the Masonic Cathedral of Diversity. 


SSPX laity, for God's sake wake up now, do something before it is too late!


Argentina: SSPX re-enters the conciliar church

Posted by The Editor on April 13, 2015 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Our friends over at Non Possumus report a very important development in Argentina, where an official recognition of the SSPX by the conciliar hierarchy is being reported by Argentina's largest daily newspaper Clarin (the same newspaper to whom Fr. Bouchacourt made his infamous remarks). 

"Lefebvrists re-admitted to the Church in Argentina"

"In Argentina, members of the ultra-conservative group founded by French bishop Marcel Lefebvre – excommunicated by Pope John-Paul II in 1988 along with four other bishops – have formally returned to the Catholic Church.  ... "

The whole article in English can be read here

Given that Bishop Fellay and his defenders have stated numerous times that "there will be no agreement", ought we to expect an immediate Press Communiqué from Menzingen condemning its own South American District Superior and the SSPX priests in Argentina, and informing the world that they are no longer in the SSPX? After all, it took them less than 24 hours to condemn the consecration of Bishop Faure... 

Or will the Bitter Cynics and Prophets of Doom be proved right yet again? Will more such 'local agreements' follow, before finally Rome and Menzingen formally announce what has already de facto taken place? 

Fr. Edward MacDonald joins the Resistance

Posted by The Editor on April 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Some good news comes to us from the Australian Resistance who inform us that Fr. Edward MacDonald has left the neo-SSPX and joined the Resistance. Fr. MacDonald was until very recently stationed at the SSPX retreat house in Bristol, here in England, and before that was the prior of the SSPX priory in Athlone, Ireland. He said Easter Mass for the Brisbane Resistance which was followed by a conference at which he spoke about the "deepening crisis in the Society of St. Pius X" and encoruaged the faithful to keep doing what they are already doing:  "I think it's the right thing to do obviously, or I wouldn't be here." 


Please say a quick Hail Mary in thanksgiving, remember to pray for Fr. MacDonald, and contniue to pray that more priests will find the courage to bravely follow his example in standing up for the truth and trusting in Divine Providence. Deo Gratias.