The Recusant

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Letter of the Colombian Faithful

in support of Fr. Altamira



Santa Fe, Bogotá, January 10 2014

To: Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, SSPX District Superior of South America

Father,

As is public knowledge, our Prior, Fr. Fernando Altamira, has recently stated from the pulpit some criticism of doctrinal nature for certain current guidelines of the authorities of the SSPX. The reaction of the Society has been to dismiss him as prior and to order him to transfer to another country.

Given this, the signatories, faithful of the SSPX in Colombia, respectfully express to Your Reverence the following:

1. The Colombian faithful, thanks to the constant work of formation carried out by the SSPX in this country, is a Catholic group solid in the Faith and therefore is aware of the doctrinal deviation of the SSPX, particularly regarding the relations with Rome.

2. Regarding the relations with Rome, Archbishop Lefebvre and the SSPX priests taught us this principle: The SSPX won’t be engaged in negotiations to achieve an agreement with apostate Rome, as long as it is not converted, as long as Rome doesn’t return to the Truth. (General Chapter 2006)

3. In 2012, we were greatly surprised and perplexed to learn that the SSPX leaders were secretly involved in efforts place the work of Archbishop Lefebvre in submission to apostate, modernist, blind and erring Rome, thus sacrificing the very same Truth.

4. Moreover, this intention of the SSPX authorities was not justified before the faithful in a frank and transparent way; on the contrary, in order to achieve an agreement or ‘regularization,’ the authorities have made use of a constant ambiguity of language, abuse of authority, excessive diplomacy, secrets, political calculations and strange tricks, like the launching of Rosary Crusades which manipulate the piety and good will of the faithful, etc.; all of which has sown doubt and confusion among the faithful. This unfortunate state of affairs has generated a total loss of confidence in the superiors. All of this constitutes a grave and unprecedented situation in the history of the Society.

5. Furthermore, this tactic of ambiguity, along with other similar signs, lead us to believe that the same organization which the pre-conciliar Magisterium denounced and condemned, the well-known New World Order that occupied Rome and introduced modernism (the synthesis of all heresies) into the Church, is influencing the decisions of the Society. It is working with the same cunning and brutality as it did when it occupied Rome: trying to destroy the Society by means of false obedience.

6. We are painfully aware that the battle against the enemies of Truth, the battle in defence of the Faith, is no longer the combat of the leadership of the Society or its priority. The authorities do not speak or write with clarity as they did before, nor denounce the errors strongly as they did before, nor allow the publication of good documents relative to this glorious fight, which was the fight of Archbishop Lefebvre, and which led to his isolation, calumny and spiritual martyrdom.

7. On the other hand, the priests who have had the courage to remain unshakable in the truth, have been expelled by means of illegal judgments and without being given sufficiently clear doctrinal answers, proving that in the leadership of the Society there is a liberal contamination, giving rise to interests other than the defence of Faith and the    principles of Archbishop Lefebvre.

8. The SSPX taught us that Vatican II was the council which broke with Tradition and imposed a different religion on Catholics; however, with great alarm we have seen that the SSPX, and especially the Superior, has softened the previous position of categorical rejection of Vatican II.

9. The authorities of the SSPX are not pointing out the real enemy to us. In the case of Fr. Altamira, he has demonstrated how to have the preparation and doctrinal formation to recognize the external and internal enemy and to defend our souls against the wolf, and so we trust him to be guided by him as pastor.

10. We understand that obedience must be directed towards the Faith and Truth. Therefore, all obedience regarding the seeking of unity with apostate Rome, is false, illusory and involves a grave a betrayal of the Truth which is Christ Our Lord.

11. Because of the deviation of the authorities of the Society, the battlefield seems today to be inside the Society and not outside where the real enemy is. One example is that Fr. Altamira is attacked while the powerful and ancestral enemies of the Church are feared and even praised and defended.

12. In short, we realise with sadness and pain that our good father and pastor, Fr. Altamira, is persecuted for combating error, while the leadership of the SSPX have ceased denouncing and resolutely fighting the new heretical doctrines and the liberal and modernist hierarchy who spread them, but as St. Pius X said: “to not combat error is to allow it.”

In consideration of the above, we declare:

1. That we reject, as gravely unjust and unfounded, the action taken against Fr. Altamira , his dismissal as Prior of Bogota and his transfer out of Colombia.

2. That we will support Father so that he continues consolidating his holy apostolate, supporting us in the fight and working for the sanctification of our souls. Because Fr. Altamira resists any change in Catholic doctrine, we will follow him in that resistance.

3. We judge as absolutely unacceptable and wholeheartedly reject the liberal drift of the SSPX, for which the authorities must answer before God. We are witnessing the self-destruction of the work of Archbishop Lefebvre. We pray to God that these authorities, for the sake of their own souls and the good of the Church, rectify their mistakes and take on with Christian heroism the challenge all Catholics must face in the worst crisis in the   history of the Church. May they remember that the true Church has always been willing to  go to martyrdom for the sake of Truth. Bear in mind these timeless words of Christ, our Lord: “Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.”

God keep you, protect you and bless you.

Looking forward to your prompt response to email,

ADRIANA LUCIA GOMEZ
ALBA DE CARRERO
ALEJANDRA PEÑA
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