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Ordination of Fr. Suneel

Posted by The Editor on September 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Fr. Suneel (third from right) was ordained on Sunday 30th August, 2015 by Bishop Faure, in India. More photos can be found over at 'Reconquista', here. Deo Gratias! Please remember him in your prayers...

Pope Francis: SSPX confessions valid for "Year of Mercy"

Posted by The Editor on September 1, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Our friends over at Reconquista alert us to the following letter, signed by Pope Francis, to the "Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangilisation". It can be found on the website in English, here. Most interesting is the final paragraph, which reads:

"A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose to attend churches officiated by priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X. This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one. From various quarters, several Brother Bishops have told me of their good faith and sacramental practice, combined however with an uneasy situation from the pastoral standpoint. I trust that in the near future solutions may be found to recover full communion with the priests and superiors of the Fraternity. In the meantime, motivated by the need to respond to the good of these faithful, through my own disposition, I establish that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins."

Clearly SSPX confessions were always valid. That is not the point. And it is not the place of modernist apostates to "show mercy" towards those who have been keeping the Faith. The SSPX in the past would have pointed this out. Remember, for example, that in 1988 the Chapter members of the SSPX all wrote an Open Letter to Cardinal Gantin asking to be "excommunicated" from the conciliar church too!

"We have never wished to belong to this system which calls itself the Conciliar Church, and defines itself with the Novus Ordo Missæ, an ecumenism which leads to indifferentism and the laicization of all society. Yes, we have no part, nullam partem habemus..."

...And they wrote, concerning the supposed "excommunications" of 1988:

"We let you judge for yourself the value of such a declaration, coming from an authority who, in its exercise, breaks with all its predecessors down to Pope Pius XII, in worship, teaching and government of the Church."

Such a response from the SSPX today is unthinkable. What will their response be to this "merciful" gesture of Pope Francis? It seems likely that they will respond with gratitude and Te Deums, thereby appearing to implicitly admit that their confessions were invalid up to this point, just as they did in 2009 when they expressed their gratitude for the supposed "lifting" of the non-existent "excommunications" of 1988.


Why else is this significant? What does it mean for the future of SSPX/Rome? What is happening in our opinion is that the agreement is being achieved by slow stages, one step at a time.


Any agreement would essentially have to be made of two parts, quid pro quo. The 'quid' is that the SSPX officially ceases to oppose Vatican II and no longer believes in the conciliar church, seeing it as no different to the Catholic Church. This has already taken place (April 2012, July 2012, June 2013, etc.). The 'quo' is the canonical recognition so desired by the betrayers at the top of the SSPX. Most people will pay little attention to doctrine, but the danger is that they would wake up if the SSPX were granted its 'quo', its reward for the beterayal, all in one go. The strategy, therefore, seems to be to achieve it a little at a time. The canonical recognition of the SSPX in Argentina set a precedent. The reaction was relatively mute. Now comes the granting of conciliar 'jurisdiction' for confessions. Watch for the reaction (or lack thereof). By the time the 'official agreement' in all its glory is complete, it will no longer seem like such a big thing. Watch out! Wake up! Start resisting before it is too late!


Prayer for Priests

Posted by The Editor on August 23, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

All Night Vigil of Adoration
Friday 16th - Saturday 17th October, 2015

For the priests of the Resistance and that more priests come out of the neo-SSPX and into the Resistance.
...Please also remember to pray for Rev. Dr. Suneel, due to be ordained to the priesthood on 30th August in India:

Declaration of the Knights of Our Lady

Posted by The Editor on August 6, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"These past few years, the SSPX superiors have unsuccessfully tried to make our Order align itself to their new Roman policy outlined in the Doctrinal Declaration of 15th April 2012, and in the Declaration of the General Chapter of 14th July 2012." 



The full text of the declaration of the 22nd General Chapter of the Knights of Our Lady can be found in our archives, or by going here


Can We Attend the New Mass?

Posted by The Editor on July 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A useful article concerning attendance at the New Mass recently appeared on the website of the Avrillé Dominicans, which we quote from below. The full article may be found here:

Is it permitted to take part in the New Mass?

Even if the New Mass is valid, it displeases God in so far as it is ecumenical and protestant. Besides that, it represents a danger for the faith in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It must therefore be rejected. Whoever understands the problem of the New Mass must no longer assist at it, because he puts voluntarily his faith in danger, and, at the same time, encourages others to do the same in appearing to give his assent to the reforms.

How can a valid Mass displease God?

Even a sacrilegious Mass celebrated by an apostate priest to mock Christ can be valid. It is however evident that it offends God, and it would not be permitted to take part in it. In the same way, the Mass of a Greek Schismatic (valid and celebrated according a venerable rite) displeases God insofar as it is celebrated in opposition to Rome and to the unique Church of Christ.

Can one attend the New Mass however when it is celebrated in a worthy and pious manner by a Catholic priest with a faith that is absolutely certain?

It is not the celebrant who is called into question, but the rite that he is using. It is unfortunately a fact that the new rite has given very many Catholics a false notion of the Mass, which is closer to that of the protestant last supper than that of the Holy Sacrifice. The new Mass is one of the principal sources of the current crises of the faith. It is therefore imperative that we distance ourselves from it.

Can one assist at the new Mass in certain circumstances?

We must apply to the new Mass the same rules we use for the attendance at a non-Catholic ceremony. One can be present for family or professional reasons, but one behaves passively, and especially does not receive Holy Communion.

Resistance Ordinations

Posted by The Editor on July 1, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Our Canadian friends over at Ecclesia Militans have some photos of two recent diaconal ordinations for the Resistance, recently carried out by Bisho Faure in the Phillippes. One of them, Rev. Dr. Suneel is due to be ordained to the priesthood which, we gather, will take place this coming August.
Deo Gratias! Please God may there be many more! 

Confirmations in Australia

Posted by The Editor on June 24, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Bishop Faure recently visited the Resistance in Australia to administer the sacrament of confirmation to many souls who had been patiently waiting for last 18 months. Deo Gratias.


Some pictures of confirmations in Tynong can been found here

A video of the start of confirmations and sermon at Brisbane can be seen below.


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Czech Resistance Pilgrimage

Posted by The Editor on June 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

From the website REX! comes news about the Czech Resistance Pilgrimage which took place last weekend, to the shrine of St. John Nepomuk, a priest who was martyred in 1393 for refusing to break the seal of confession.

Fr. Martin Fuchs preached a sermon on the seal of confession to around 20 souls who were present at the Pilgrimage church for Mass on Sunday. An English translation of the sermon and some more photos can be seen here.


Join the Resistance Rosary Crusade!

Posted by The Editor on June 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We have the Canadian Resistance faithful to thank for this excellent initiative, from which great good will surely come. More details can be found here: the meantime, for those wishing to hear more about it from the people who first concieved this initiative, we recommend the excellent and very informative interview with "Ecclesia Militans Radio". As well as answering some questions and objections, the interview provides an interesting insight into the spirit of the Resistance faithful, a spirit which we belive is shared by the Resistance faithful around the world, and is for that reason if no other, well worth a listen.


Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us! 

News from Ireland

Posted by The Editor on June 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

(Fr. Ballini)


From a correspondent in Ireland comes the following encouraging news:


There are currently three Resistance priests in Ireland. Fr. Bufe is joined by Fr. MacDonald, back from Australia, both of whom are in turn jonied by Fr. Giacomo Ballini (an Italian priest who had been stationed in Cork under Fr. Wailliez, and before that in Preston).


At the 11.00 Mass in Cork yesterday, Fr. Ballini explained his departure to the faithful, and handed out documentation to better explain what is going on in the SSPX and why he felt that he had no choice but to leave. Fr. Wailliez is reported to have gone down to the chapel shortly afterwards in a rage to change the locks on the church (why would that be necessary?) and otherwise prove himself as vindictive as possible. 


Meanwhile, Fr. MacDonald offered Mass in Wexford yesterday for around 45 people, in the chapel currently used by the Resistance which was once used by Dom Marmion some 100 years ago. Three chapels: Wexford, Cashel (Tipperary) and Tralee (Kerry) are now lost to the SSPX and with the Resistance. This is in addition to the other Resistance chapels where Mass is regularly offered: Kesh (Fermanagh), Longford (where Fr. MacDonald will be offering regular Mass) and Dublin (at the Skylon Hotel, where Fr. Bufe will be offering Mass next Sunday at 10am).


Remember to pray for Fr. Ballini, and pray that more priests and faithful will have the courage to stand up to the modernism of the neo-SSPX and do likewise.