Brand New - The New Position of the SSPX | 21Fev2015 13:31:15
(Screen) "Brand" New - Modernism, GREC and the new position of the SSPX
(Screen) VATICAN II
(Narrator 01) The second Vatican Council was a plotters get together. A robber council, a highjacking, a revolution in the Church, certainly to be called illegitimate and void by future Catholic Popes; this much became clear to the Founder of the fraternal Society of Saint Pius Tenth, Archbishop Marcel Levebvre. The introduction of the new mass, religious ecumenism and an insistence upon separation of Church and State, even in Catholic countries; these and other Masonic inovations made up the core of the new Conciliar Church, as termed in private by Cardinal Benelli;
(Screen) ECUMENISM - (fraternity) - COLLEGIALITY (equality) - RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (liberty)
(Narrator 01) although it is true that Archbishop Levebvre signed the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council he quickly repented of it; for nearly 30 years did all he could, in both public and private, to make the heretical spirit of the Council known to Roman authorities; in 1986, with the first Vatican sponsored inter-religious prayer meeting in Assisi, Levebvre realized that the authorities were complicit; Rome had erected a new Church, founded on the ideals of the reformation and the revolution.
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(Screen) "Vatican II is the greatest disaster... since the founding of the Church." - Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
(Narrator 01) In 1988 Marcel Lefebvre made a formal act of allegiance to eternal Rome and consecrated 4 Bishops to the Catholic Church, this act was deemed schismatic by the new Conciliar Church of Vatican II; the Archbishop was not alone in his heroic fine act, Bishop António De Castro Mayer, of Campos, Brazil, joined him saying, that it would've been a mortal sin for him, not to have been there;
(Screen) "My presence here at this ceremony is caused by a duty of conscience..." - -Bishop António De Castro Mayer - June 30, 1988
just days after the consecrations, Archbishop Lefebvre wrote to Cardinal Ganti, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, explaining his actions;
(Screen) Cardinal Bernardin Ganti
(Narrator 01) he says,
(Screen) "The Catholic Faithful have a strict right to know that the priests to whom they have recourse are not in communion with a counterfeit Church which is evolutionary, Pentacostalist, syncretist." - - Archbishop Levebvre - July 2, 1988. Compare this with the position of the leaders of the SSPX in 2012; (Screen) "Ultimately from this modern spirit of an unbalanced desire for information and an insistance on a 'right to know,' souls will be led away from Christ's peace... Non-SSPX members [i.e., the laity] do not have a strict right to be kept informed about the internal affairs of the SSPX, which is a religious congregation." - SSPX.org - December 2012
(Screen) "The need to know versus peace of soul," - December 2012, quoted on TheRecusant.org
(Narrator 01) Having faithfully passed on what he had received, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre now reflected on the relationship between Catholic doctrine and the doctrine of the new Church, codified in 1988 in the new code of Canon Law. He saw with absolute certainty that interpreting the Council in the light of tradition was an impossible feat; before his death on March 25th, 1991, Marcel Lefebvre laid down the conditions upon which any future negotiations with Rome could be built; Rome would now have to make an act of faith, Rome would have to return to the Church; till that day the SSPX and all Catholics everywhere, were in survival mode.
(Narrator 02) Why can't we work out our differences? Why can't we work things out?! Why can't we all just, get along?
(Screen) GREC - (Groupe de Réflexion Entre Catholiques)
(Narrator 01) In 1997 the GREC was formed; the members of GREC or, the Group For Reflection Among Catholics,
seek to re-establish connections between the SSPX and the New Conciliar Church, by setting aside issues of doctrine and engaging in dialogue without anger.
(Screen) Father Schmidberger - Gilbert Perol
(Narrator 01) GREC Novus Ordo think tank, founded by Gilbert Perol, former ambassador of France to Rome and Father Michel Lelong, a fervent defender of inter-religious dialogue, as promoted by Vatican II; the goal of GREC stated in the Charter, written by Perol, is to interpret Vatican II in the light of Tradition,
(Screen) LIGHT of TRADITION
according to the formula John Paul the 2nd gave to Archbishop Lefebvre, in 1978; this formula is also known as hermeneutic of continuity of Benedict the 16th or better still, as hermeneutic of rupture, according to Archbishop Lefebvre.
Another Founder of GREC was SSPX spokesman and editor of the SSPX website DICI.org, Father Alain Lorans. Father Lorans obtained permission from Bishop Fellay, Superior General of SSPX, to participate in GREC's dialogue for a necessary reconciliation; he kept Bishop Fellay well informed of the progress of the dialogue.
(Screen) THE FRATERNITY SOCIETY OF ST PETER
(Narrator 01) Fraternity of St. Peter, formed with Rome's approval by priests who abandoned Archbishop Lefebvre, at the time of the consecrations in 1988, also took part in the dialogue; it was represented by Father Ribeton, a Fraternity of St. Peter Superior of France; later, the head of the Institute of Christ The King joined the dialogue as well; the dialogue focused on the return of the SSPX to full communion; for example, Michel Lelong writes;
(Screen) "One can hope that these meetings will lead to an agreement without delay. But the SSPX must understand that if it has much to offer to Rome, it also has much to receive from it. It must therefore stop rejecting Vatican 2 outright and accept the guiding principles in interpreting them as proposed by the Holy Father today." - -Father Michel Lelong - "For a Necessary Reconciliation" pg. 85
(Narrator 01) Why the insistence on reconciliation? Had Rome made an act of faith?
(Narrator 01) But that didn't matter, leaders of the SSPX laid down new conditions; rather than the act of faith that the Founder had insisted be a prerequisite to all talks, they asked instead that the excommunication be lifted and the Latin mass freed for all priests to say; this, the members of GREC agreed in 2000, would be a sign of good faith on the part of the Conciliar of Rome; a sign of good faith? Maybe; an act of faith? Hardly; instead an act of faith in Vatican 2 would be demonstrated in 2012
(Screen) Sign of good faith? - Act of good faith?
(Narrator 01) by Benedict the 16th in Assisi 3, in which even an atheist representative would participate this time;
atheists, by the way, don't believe in God.
(Screen) ATHEIST (ey-the-ist) A person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.
(Narrator 01) The evils of false ecumenism don't seem to matter so much these days, as the Father Lorans run SSPX website DICI made almost no mention of the Communicatio In Sacris; Benedict was traditional, remember? He had issued the "Motu Proprio" of 2007, freeing up the Latin Mass
(Screen) MOTU PROPRIO - LIFTED EXCOMUNICATIONS - TRADITIONAL POPE - 2 + 2 = 5
(Narrator 01) he had followed it up in 2009 with the lifting of the excomunications of the 4 Bishops; yes, 2009 was meant to be a big year for Tradition; Benedict and Bishop Fellay were on the brink of a brilliant photo op that would rival all those of John Paul the 2nd and the hordes of smiling babies; hopes were nursed in the breast of Mary that maybe finally, at last, a traditional Bishop would be elevated to Curia; traditionalist media outlets like Michael Matt, The Remnant and John Vennari, Catholic Family News were falling all over themselves to make sense of all this tradition coming out of Rome;
(Screen) What could it all mean?
Yes! That year all was on course for a reconciliation GREC had longed for; the reconciliation now deemed prudent, the reconciliation that Father Rostand, District Superior of the US, would call an act of justice, as though being recognized and approved of by betrayers of Our Lord was something one wanted; the reconciliation that Archbishop Lefebvre had called in 1988, Operation Suicide;
yes! Everything seemed to be running smoothly ahead, everything that is until,
(Bishop Williamson) between 2 and 300 thousand Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but not one of them by gassing in a gas chamber.
(Narrator 01) Suddenly, Benedict the 16th was afraid to touch the SSPX with a ten foot pole; his elder brothers were quite upset that the lie of the holocaust should be exposed so flagrantly by a Catholic Bishop, after all, what was the Conciliar Church if not a conciliatory Church.
Bishop Fellay had expressed desire to move Bishop Williamson to the side lines in 1999, just 2 years after GREC's formation; Bishop Williamson, called uranium, a ticking time bomb, and much worst by Father Pfluger and other SSPX leaders, would not be removed from his position as rector at the SSPX seminary in America until 2003; was he given another top position in the SSPX? No. He was transferred all the way to Argentina, in the southern hemisphere of the globe, between Chile and Uruguai. Truth has a way of outing itself no matter where it is, and so one may say it was a fortuitous event when on Germain soil, for a Swedish television production, Bishop Williamson made his candid remarks about the holocaust; remarks that were perceived by the Conciliar Church as an attack on its elder brothers.
This video will not get into the fact that Williamson's remarks are closer to the truth, than any you might find coming from mainstream media sources; you may delve into that one on your own. Instead, let us just look at the response of Benedict the 16th; astonishingly, or perhaps not, he says that if he had known Williamson's views on the Shoah, he never would've lifted his excommunication but, unfortunately, none of us went on the internet, to find out what sort of person we were dealing with;
(Screen) "...None of us went on the internet to find out what sort of person we were dealing with." - - Light of the World, "The Williamson Affair"
(Narrator 01) really? Had Benedict been uninformed? As Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, from 1981 to 2005, had he not been the number one middle man for the SSPX in Rome? Had he not commented in written letters to Archbishop Levebvre, on numerous sermons preached by society priests from pulpits all over the world? And now was he pleading ignorance in the face of Jewish wrath? It was disingenuous at best, dissembling at worst, but none of this came as any surprise to those who had been paying attention.
(Bishop Richard Williamson) If the Society grows corrupt then, a deal, a corrupt deal is easy; if Rome converts, then a deal is also easy,
(Screen) Voice of Bishop RICHARD WILLIAMSON 2003
(Bishop Richard Williamson) there's no problem; if Rome gets back, if the Romans re-understand and get back to the true religion, then the Society is their best friend and they got no more problem with the Society, and it'll be child's play to reintegrate the Society into the structures of Rome; but, so long as Rome is with the new religion, and the Society stays with the old, there can only be war between the old religion and the new religion; so, either Rome abandons the new religion, or the Society abandons the old religion, that's what's gotta happen before there can be any agreement
(Narrator 03) We have our great men and women, and we have some flannelmouth fools too; we all wanna live in a better world,
we all wanna have more; but there's no mystery about what we have, or, how to loose it; let's look straight into this one,
(Screen) Let's talk about how to loose what we have...
and what that would mean, to you.
(Narrator 01) In March 2012, Bishop Fellay wrote in the Society's internal publication "Cor Unum" that Rome's movement towards tradition in recent years
(Screen) "Demands of us a new position in relation to the official Church."
(Narrator 01) This assertion by the Superior General prompted a response by the other 3 Bishops of the SSPX, who wrote to Bishop Fellay in April 7, 2012;
(Screen) "Your Excellency, Fathers, take care! You want to lead the Society to a point where it will no longer be able to turn back, to a profound division of no return and, if you end up to such an agreement, it will be with powerful destroying influences who will not keep it. If up until now the Bishops of the Society have protected it, it is precisely because Mgr Lefebvre refused a practical agreement. Since the situation has not changed substantially, since the condition prescribed by the Chapter of 2006 was by no means carried out (a doctrinal change in Rome which would permit a practical agreement), at least listen to your Founder. It was right 25 years ago. It is right still today. On his behalf, we entreat you: do not engage the Society in a purely practical agreement."
Bishop Fellay, Father Pfluger and Father Nely, who were the first and second assistants, responded one week later;
(Screen) "You cannot know how much your attitude over the last few months - quite different for each of you - has been hard for us. It has prevented the Superior General from sharing with you these great concerns, which he would gladly have brought you in to, had he not found himself faced with such a strong and passionate lack of understanding. How much he would have loved to be able to count on you, on your advice to undergo this so delicate moment in our history. It is a great trial, perhaps the greatest of all 18 years of his being superior.
Our venerable Founder gave to the Society Bishops a task and precise duties. He made clear that the principle of unity in our Society is the Superior General. But for a certain time now, you have been trying - each one of you in his own way - to impose on him your point of view, even in the form of threats, and even in public. This dialectic between the truth and the faith on the one side and authority on the other is contrary to the spirit of the priesthood. He might at least have hoped that you were trying to understand the arguments driving him to act as he has acted these last few years in accordance with the will of divine Providence."
What did this mean? Had the 3 Bishops been remiss in showing their Superior General the love? Or had Bishop Fellay simply changed the course of the ship and accused his shipmates of lacking a supernatural spirit and realism? Actually that was it precisely; "Your collective letter... suffers from two faults with regard to the reality of the Church: it is lacking both in supernatural spirit and in realism."
Bishop Williamson, Bishop Tissier and Bishop De Galaretta lacking realism? Or rather lacking in GREC sensibilities? One day after responding to the 3 Bishops, Bishop Fellay sent a doctrinal preamble to Rome, which outlined all that he was willing to do, in order to be officially recognised by the Conciliar Church.
(Screen) Conciliar Church - SEAL OF APPROVAL
(Narrator 01) Among the many weak stances put forward in the preamble is this one;
(Screen) "The affirmations of the Second Vatican Council and of the later Pontifical Magisterium relating to the relationship between the Church and the non-Catholic Christian confessions, as well as the social duty of religion and the right to religious liberty, whose formulation is with difficulty reconcilable with prior doctrinal affirmations from the Magisterium, must be understood in the light of the whole, uninterrupted Tradition, in a manner coherent with the truths previously taught by the Magisterium of the Church, without accepting any interpretation of these affirmations whatsoever that would expose Catholic doctrine to opposition or rupture with Tradition and with this Magisterium." - - Section 5 of Bishop Fellay's Doctrinal Preamble
Sounds like a victory for GREC. What would Archbishop Lefebvre have to say about Vatican 2 stance on religious liberty?
(Screen) Archbishop MARCEL LEFEBVRE - Archbishop Lefebvre's Objections to Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty - RELIGIOUS - LIBERTY - QUESTIONED
(Narrator 01) Let's open Religious Liberty Questioned and find out. On the first page of the introduction the question is posed,
(Screen) "Can the Conciliar declaration on religious liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, be reconciled with the traditional doctrine of the Church?" The answer is:
(Narrator) The words of Archbishop Lefebvre are clear;
(Screen) "I do not believe that the declarations of the Council on liberty of conscience, liberty of thought, and liberty of religion can be compatible with what the popes taught in the past. Therefore we have to choose. Either we choose what the popes have taught for centuries and we choose the Church or we choose what was said by the Council. But we cannot choose both at the same time since they are contradictory." Have the leaders of the SSPX adopted a contradictory position? Yes.
(Narrator 01) But that's not all that's done; since 2012 it has expelled, locked its doors on, silenced, cut off or charged with libel
(Screen) EXPELLED - NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED
(Narrator 01) every priest who has voiced any concern whatsoever over this change of course; these priests include
(Screen) Father Girouard - Father Chazal - Father Pfeiffer - Father Libietis - Father Hewko - Father Voigt - Father Ringrose - Father Arizaga OSB - Father Ortiz - Father Ruiz - Father Rioult - Father Trincado - Father Tomas Aquino OSB - Father Zaby - Father Cardozo - Carmelite Nuns of Germany
and, of course, Bishop Williamson, the only one of the 3 Bishops to still be putting up a fight; and others who preferred to be unnamed for the moment. The question, however, is, not, how could the leaders of SSPX cast so many good priests? But rather, why are there not more priests speaking out? The day that the SSPX abandons the spirit and rules of its Founder, it will be lost. Has that day come? Since the SSPX has abandoned the spirit,
(Screen) Is it time for us to abandon the SSPX?
(Narrator 01) Consider for a moment, why would Bishop Fellay want a deal so badly? Why is the SSPX considered to be outside the Church? The Pope Francis has no problem calling Muslims his brothers on Good Friday. Our Lady of Fatima insists that Russia be consecrated; the SSPX used to insist that this had not yet happened, does it still do so today? Will it continue to do so after being welcomed into the fold of the new Conciliar Church? These questions, and many more, are yours to ask. Don't let anyone tell you that you shan't be troubled, watch and pray, says our Lord.
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