Showing posts with label SSPX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SSPX. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Bishop Williamson on Crisis in Ukraine

Edit: prepare for the end of the world, pray, and do not be deceived by the propaganda against Russia and in favor of the Ukraine.

Obviously, Rorate and other questionable sites are pro-Ukraine and Pro-Globohomo!


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"My Body Belongs to Me" or "Your Body Belongs to Me" --- Superior of SSPX Unconvincing Opposition to Corona

Father Davide Pagliarani's warning about the Corona crisis, which is not convincing

 Thoughts by Giuseppe Nardi

(Menzingen) The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (FSSPX), Fr. Davide Pagliarani, spontaneously commented on December 11 at a conference in the USA at the request of participants "also on the subject of Covid-19 and vaccination".  On January 18th, the Society of Saint Pius X published his free speech in a German translation.  Excerpts had already become known and sparked polemics.  Father Pagliarani takes a more detailed and differentiated position than most bishops do.  In the German-speaking area, there is governmental servitude in this regard.  The bishops' conferences and their presidents sound like government mouthpieces.  But P. Pagliarani's "admonition" also calls for a few comments.  So he says:

 "How long will the problem last?  Is this all complicated?  Yes!  Is this all a bit crazy?  Yes!  Is the stress that weighs on all of humanity understandable?  Yes!  Is it permissible to ask questions about all these problems?  Yes!  Is it legitimate to be against mandatory vaccinations?  Yes!  But …!"

The "but" is explained in the following sentence:

“But this major problem is linked to a medical issue.  That is the main reason why the Society does not speak directly on this issue.”

That is the crux of the matter.  The Corona problem that moves people, whether on one side or the other, is not a medical question, but a political one.  Governments have turned a medical issue into a political one.  The entire discussion, the multitude of problems, conflicts, fears, coercion are connected with this political interference.  That could not be said and seen through with certainty in the first few weeks of the ongoing Corona issue.  Some professionals like Prof. Bhakdi and Dr.  Wodarg did it back then and should be right with their assessment.  Since May 2020, however, it can be generally seen through if you want to see.  Since then, numbers have been on the table, and these facts have become more and more important.  This includes the ongoing cover-up and obfuscation by governments and their cronies, which is perhaps even more telling.

 It is appropriate to stay out of the medical question, it belongs to the doctors, at least as far as it does not touch on moral questions.  But it's not about the medical question, it's about the political one.  If politics, if governments, had not interfered, Corona would have passed humanity long ago without attracting any attention.  "If there had been no PCR tests worldwide, I don't think anyone would have noticed," said Prof. Franz Allerberger, head of AGES, the Austrian Robert Koch Institute, in a video interview on June 19, 2021.  Allerberger described the effect of protective masks outside of hospitals and homes as not a medical but a political question.  It's all about this.  As of January 2020, Corona is primarily a psychological war, a war started and waged by someone.  In the meantime, those responsible cannot be fully named, but they can be named to a large extent.

Pagliarani's reference that one does not comment on the matter because it is a question of medicine must therefore come to nothing.  It is about the political question for which a medical question is used as an occasion or pretext.  Nobody expects an opinion on a medical question from bishops, communities or even the Society of Saint Pius X, but they do expect orientation on moral questions, questions of natural law and social teaching.  According to Prof. Allerberger, the Corona crisis, which was triggered or staged without any need, is shaking the entire social fabric, from the state down to the family.  A schism was created according to plan, the artificial genesis of which took place before everyone's eyes and which now runs through almost every community.  There has not been a more devastating situation since the end of the war.  And nothing in this spiral of decomposition has anything to do with the medical question, but everything has to do with the political question.

Why P. Pagliarani cites aspects of "globalism and conspiracy" as the reason why "the Society is holding back" remains incomprehensible on the basis of his further comments on this chapter.  Wouldn't it be more appropriate to take a stand and put the current events into the "big picture" in order to make the connections clear?  So he says:

"The main expression of globalism, namely the destruction of the natural moral law and order that the Church has preserved and protected, is the creation of a new 'world' with new 'laws', with a new authority.  With or without Covid, with or without vaccination.  This globalism didn't just start a year ago.  It's much older."

Doesn't it seem reasonable to assume that Covid and the "vaccination" are not outside of "this globalism", but rather are a genuine expression of it?  Instruments to realize exactly the goals outlined by P. Pagliarani against the natural, the divine order?

In the important chapter on sin, the Superior General, despite the resolution not to comment on a medical question, suddenly dares to go far ahead when he says: "Even traditionists and Catholics who are faithful to tradition are dying of Covid!" Of course, "also traditionalists and  traditional Catholics" must die.  No one should have doubted that.  However, the postulate with the exclamation mark indicates that P. Pagliarani seems to be convinced that the officially counted "corona deaths" actually died of Covid-19".  At least that's daring.  The diagnosis "Covid-19" is, and that too is initially not a question of medicine, but of what government policy wants.  Think of the phrase “deceased from or with” that was unknown until the Corona crisis;  one thinks of the factually exclusive corona diagnosis based on the PCR test, which cannot distinguish corona from influenza, which is why the officially stated numbers say nothing about how many corona intensive care patients are due to Covid-19 or for a completely different reason are in the intensive care unit;  think of the highly dubious way of counting the “corona deaths”.  These are all not medical, but politically desired decisions.

The statements of the Superior General in his last chapter “False Principles” are embarrassing.  Roughly speaking, Father Pagliarani says that because there are also “wrong” people, he calls “leftists” and “extreme leftists”, the Society of St. Pius X can not join a position.  What is the purpose of distancing?  Why so polemical?  The question can only be: Does someone say and do the right thing?  I saw Society members at a rally with their flags walking alongside Che Guevara apologists and Catholics with depictions of the Sacred Heart.  That was what happened on the train and offered the observer an unusually interesting picture.  The named may not otherwise have much in common, but on this issue they are united and walk side by side.  Good this way.

Pagliarani's last "reason" why the Society "does not speak directly on this subject" then becomes a real own goal.  Let's hear for ourselves:

 "In one sentence: 'My body belongs to me!' I do what I want with my life.  That's why I decide for myself whether I want to be vaccinated or not.  We find the same slogans of the 1960s and 1970s - 'My belly belongs to me' - in a certain 'women's movement'.”

P. Pagliarani insinuates that the opponents of the Covid injection, which is ineffective against Corona but more deadly than the official figures for the Corona virus show, have the same spirit of the abortion advocates.  Isn't the opposite actually the case?  The pro-abortionists say “my belly is mine” when they really mean “your body is mine”, that of the unborn child they want to kill.  We are now experiencing the same mentality among vaccination fanatics and vaccination advocates.  They also say "Your body belongs to me" to the government, which wants to dispose of it.  A wrongly used slogan, as is done by the abortion lobby, is therefore wrong, neither per se nor in other situations.  In the specific case, the rejection of a fact-free, dangerous, only for BigPharma profitable corona vaccination obligation, the slogan "My body belongs to me" is correctly opposed to the mendacious postulate "Your body belongs to me".  This is what the Society of Saint Pius X might point out, along with the broader categorization that the body ultimately naturally belongs to God.  Personally, I can say that I was delighted when I was finally able to read the unspeakable abortion slogans at rallies against the Corona measures in a justifiable context.  Tactical cleverness can also be cited for the use of this slogan.

This last “reason” also makes Pagliaranis uncomfortable because he does not address the question of unethical Covid substances in his remarks.  The fact that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the “Note” published on December 21, 2020, waved through the production of all Covid substances previously approved in the EU using aborted children does not change the question of conscience for the individual.  Leaving this unmentioned, as already done by the bishops' conferences and the Ecclesia Dei communities in the German-speaking world, makes the previous polemic even more dubious because of the identical slogans (but not content).  Comprehensive information is required to make a responsible decision in favor of a Covid injection.  In this regard, there is an almost unbelievable gap.  In the vaccination streets is not enlightened, but work on the assembly line.  Even the superior general does not try to close this gap.  Perception remains selective.

In this context, should Pagliarani not blame the multitude of broken promises made by the governments, the many lies they have told, the false figures they have presented, the revealingly one-sided decisions they have made, the hideous discrediting and hostilities,  which they have triggered or approved of, the many hardships into which they have thrown countless people, whether through irresponsible fear-mongering or through threats to their existence?

Finally, it should be remembered that remaining silent about an apparent wrong has morally relevant implications.  P. Pagliarini does not even dare to refuse vaccination.  Even the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith did that when Pope Francis did the opposite in the Vatican and gambled away another piece of his already tarnished credibility.  Silencing an injustice includes the failure of the Church hierarchy, which is plainly evident to all.  Where others do not want to raise their voice or believe that they cannot raise their voice, the Society of Saint Pius X would at least have to make it clear that the Church, with all recognition of the state and its authority, is not a bailiff of the government.  But the Superior General is also silent on this point.  Why?  Who, if not he, is free from the shackles of concordat and episcopal pressure to speak out?

The overall impression?  P. Pagliarani moves in a more differentiated way, but still on the line of the bishops' conferences.  That surprises and leaves a little perplexed.

The medical question seems to be pretend so as not to have to comment on the political one.

The current leaders, who are in office today and in Silicon Valley tomorrow, are treated with kid gloves as if they were a higher authority than the Church.  That sounded different from the mouths of representatives of the Society of Saint Pius X in the past.  Pagliarani also hints at it when he refers to currents and enemies that go back much further in history, but then retreats and, where it becomes concrete today, avoids it.

 Image: (screenshot)

Trans: Tancred


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Evil Voris Lies About Former SSPX Priest

Edit: the following is a video by a former Society of Saint Pius X priest who has really lost his way but presents himself credibly here.  He's the one falsely accused of running off to Mexico to open up a tattoo parlour after leaving the SSPX.  Clearly, we don't endorse this man's total agenda, but what is valuable about his contribution is that his testimony challenges the way Church Militant will distort and lie about a person to promote an agenda, just like the "real" news does.  

This individual is even more difficult to listen to than Skojec, but he makes some fairly damning statements about Michael Voris' integrity in general and the way Church Militant does business, and if you're a faithful Catholic, you should start to look at CMTV a little more critically and even abandon it altogether as a source for any news.

Voris lies about his seminary formation. He didn't have his crisis in the seminary as Voris claims.  Voris lies about details in this man's life to sensationalize in part, and just pure laziness in the other.  

We'd also like to invite this wayward priest to return to the SSPX and take his punishment by going into monastic seclusion and pray for his own salvation and the success of his order in saving souls.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Bishop Schneider Calls Out the Rabid and Unjust Aberrosexual, Voris

[Gloria.tvBishop Athanasius Schneider commented on the fact that “from various sides,” the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has been made a target of attacks in connection with cases of sexual abuse (, December 3).

In fact, it is only one side/website which attacks the SSPX, i.e., while constantly complaing that no Catholic website is jumping on that bandwagon.

[reading] Schneider received the impression as if the SPPX were "the only Catholic religious organisation which had to respond to such accusations.” Schneider also notices that it cannot be dismissed that some of the accusations [by] were conducted "in a biased manner.”

He underlines that in all dioceses and religious communities around the world there are shortcomings in investigating cases of homosexual abuse, maybe to the same or to a greater extent, and he warns [] that one cannot hold the SSPX responsible for crimes which members or employees committed AFTER they parted company with the group or were dismissed.

In this logic, Schneider explains, the Augustinian order would be responsible for the anti-Semitic statements of Martin Luther, their former member. [Of course, these kinds of statements are as unhelpful as they are absurd.]


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Gary Voris is a Twit

Many will recall that when Gary the Fairy went public with his aberrosexual history, he appeared to be doing so to get out in front of the release of that news by the Archdiocese of New York.   Sources he never revealed told him the archdiocese was about to do this and he just had to come clean.  Up until that time, he had his staff continuously expunging comments alluding to his past on the Real Catholic TV website.  The task was quite onerous.  But, it was all an open secret among those he had shared his much touted career in secular news reporting.   Many will also remember his reticence immediately prior to the announcement and for several days afterwards.  When he did appear, he was visibly shaken and it looked like the effects of HIV had intensified.  Former fans and donors thought he would never rebound.

For weeks prior, he had been hitting Dolan and the Archdiocese hard; on a daily basis.  There was a lot of merit in what he was doing and they had it coming.  Still, the motives seemed very vindictive and personal.   It was all out of proportion during a time he  would brook no criticism of Francis.  Still, the idea that New York was about to do him in was a paranoid delusion.  He wasn't on the radar at 454 Madison, and up the road at the insular Dunwhoopie, few had ever heard of him.  Gary just wasn't as famous or infamous as he had fantasized.  No, it was his past that was doggedly pursuing him.

Now, he has unleashed himself upon the SSPX.  He seems driven by a rage not unlike the one we witnessed four years ago.  What is driving him?   I, for one, would be happy to find out that the SSPX is sitting on something very embarrassing to him.  But, then I realize, he has no shame.

The motives of his sidekick and erstwhile stalker Budgie Niles are equally suspect.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Second Vatican Council Was Manipulated Through Obvious Acts of Sabotage

The Second Vatican Council must be discussed, says the Vaticanist Americo Mascarucci.

(Rome) Much attention is being paid to the debate on a revision of the Second Vatican Council, which was started by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. It moves Catholics who take their faith seriously and live and suffer with their Church. The journalist and Vaticanist Americo Mascarucci, author of two books on the pontificate of Pope Francis, also speaks. In 2018, "The Revolution of Pope Francis was published. How the Church transforms from Don Milani to Luther"[1] and in 2019 a book on the changes in the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) "The Church in Politics. How the CEI has changed from Ruini to Pope Francis"[2] Marco Tosatti has published the statement of his colleague on the proposal of Archbishop Vigano.

After a short introduction, "I am not a theologian", but "a simple journalist who is passionate about  Vatican affairs," Mascarucci comes straight to the point.

"The historian Roberto De Mattei refuted in his book "The Second Vatican Council: A Hitherto Untold History" the thesis of the hermeneutics of continuity, which both Wojtyla and Ratzinger were so concerned with, and proved that it is impossible to separate the Council from the errors that followed it. (...) Today, De Mattei's thesis seems to be taking shape in the face of certain behaviours typical of the current pontificate, precisely where the Council becomes the cover for certain, at least questionable, positions to be reclaimed."

Pope Francis was "perhaps the best example of how the Second Vaticanum, far from renewing itself in the sign of continuity, was rather the event that put an end to the Catholic Church as the only Church of Christ in apostolic continuity, the one and only Church in which salvation lies."

According to Mascarucci, the theologian and philosopher Karl Rahner's thesis, "a great supporter of the Council as a break with tradition," according to which it is not belonging to the Church that guarantees salvation, but that the just conscience, which is oriented towards good, brings people closer to God, even if they do not believe in him (the theory of the 'anonymous Christian'), "seems to be the guiding star today, on which the current Pope orients himself."

"It is no coincidence that he is applauded and praised more by atheists than by practicing Catholics, and that he has never made a secret of having a greater affinity for certain infidels like Eugenio Scalfari than with the so-called traditionalist Catholics."

Thus, if it is not possible to separate the errors from the Council, "then it is not possible to believe that the schism of Isolotto, which developed in "Catho-Communist Florence," which gathered around the ideas of Giorgio La Pira, was the result of a false interpretation of the Counciliar spirit".

This entreaty requires a little excursion.

The schism of Isolotto

The schism of isolotto from 1968 refers to the one between the pastor of the Florentine district of Isolotto, Don Enzo Mazzi, and his archbishop. Don Mazzi, a "worker priest" who seemed to have more in common with Communists and Socialists than with the Christian Democrats, followed his own course. He justified this with the aim of "overcoming the dividing lines between believers and unbelievers, between good and bad, between priests and laymen, between the sacramental and the profane, between the parties." He made changes to the liturgy by introducing the vernacular and celebrating Mass facing the people. He was supported by Giorgio La Pira, then the mayor of Florence on the left.

Don Mazzi demonstrated against the Americans in Vietnam, showed solidarity with blacks in the United States, and supported a group of students from the Catholic University of Milan, which occupied Parma cathedral in September 1968 as part of the student protests. While Pope Paul VI condemned the action, Don Mazzi showed solidarity with the students. When Don Mazzi held a "basic democratic" meeting of his parish, even though his archbishop had forbidden it, he deposed him as a pastor.

Don Mazzi did not, however, depart, but founded a "base community" in the District of Isolotto as a substitute for the deprived parish, which became the model of the base communities in Europe. That was the schism. In 1974 he was suspended a divinis and was no longer allowed to exercise his priesthood. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred back to the layman. Although the basic community was not recognized by the Church, it was visited by like-minded priests from all over the world who celebrated there.

Mazzi himself became a permanent columnist for the left-leaning daily La Repubblica by Eugenio Scalfari and the Communist daily Il Manifesto. His last book, "The Value of Heresy"[3], was published there in 2010. Mazzi died in 2011 at the age of 84. According to his final request, his body was burned.

So we return to Mascarucci's remarks.

Therefore, the commitment of many Catholics to the side of the Communist Party or the support of divorce in the referendum by well-known priests and theologians was not the result of a "false interpretation" of the Council. Nor was it  due to a "misinterpretation" that Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro, Archbishop of Bologna from 1952 to 1968 and one of the four Council moderators, "in the middle of the Cold War, delivered his famous sermon against the Vietnam War and American imperialism, while the Communists drowned the uprisings in the countries of Eastern Europe in blood and tortured priests and religious."

The Second Vaticanum was manipulated by outright sabotage

Archbishop Vigano had rightly pointed it out:

"The Second Vatican Council was in fact manipulated by veritable acts of sabotage, which, inside and outside, saw proper centers of conspiracy at work. Among these, an organization called Opus Angeli deserves attention, whose main initiators were the ultra-progressive Belgian Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens and the Brazilian Bishop Helder Camara, one of the most important representatives of the liberation theologyoften praised by Francis."

They tried "with the support of powerful media they attempted to influence the work of the Council and, above all, its final result.

"Although they failed, that the Council should approve their civil rights agenda, the abolition of priestly celibacy, the opening up to the priesthood of women and the change in sexual morality by allowing the laity to use artificial contraceptives for birth control by colusion with the state, they were very adept at clouding the clear water, confusing the contents and contaminating the texts, so that a free and ambiguous interpretation of the council documents and the doctrine of faith was opened to a modernist key, which became the basis for the errors following the Council.'
Pope John Paul II recognized many of the wrong developments and made an active, sometimes courageous, effort to put the Council on the right path in its perception and effect. He was tirelessly supported by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, his Prefect of Doctrine and the Faith.

"But he too was misled on some issues that abounded, perhaps because he was the first foreign pope in the midst of a Vatican curia still wholly controlled by Italians, the heirs of the Montini era, who themselves were often associated with the Council period and its errors."
In other words, Mascarucci says, the hard line taken against Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the great critic of the Council, and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, which he founded, cannot be explained. A line vigorously defended by Cardinal Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli (1914–1998) and his spiritual son Achille Cardinal Silvestrini (1923–2019), even after the death of Paul VI, as well as both influential defenders of the Eastern Policy and its rapprochement of the Church with the Soviet Union and the Communist Eastern Bloc.
"Archbishop Lefebvre was excommunicated in 1988, as demanded by the most left-wing sectors of the Roman Curia, although Cardinal Ratzinger had spoken out against it."
However, according to the above-mentioned sectors, the French archbishop had to be punished precisely because "he denounced with the greatest determination the lack of continuity of the Second Vatican Council".

John Paul II could not completely contain the "Spirit of Assisi" and other excesses, "as even his friend and great admirer Vittorio Messori repeatedly lamented."

"Messori noted the unacceptable episode of the World Day of Peace,which took place on 27 May. On October 1, 1986, in Assisi, in the presence of representatives of all world religions, pagan rites took place in the Basilica of St. Francis, chickens were slaughtered on the altar of the Basilica of St. Clare, esoteric dances and other, denounced excesses that had themselves escaped the attention of Cardinal Ratzinger, who had intervened vigorously in the days before to prevent other questionable and sacrilegious initiatives."

The German influence on the Church

Mascarucci concludes from the development:
"All this has laid the foundation for this ecumenism, which, far from promoting a relationship of mutual respect between the different faiths in the spirit of dialogue, has led to the legitimisation of the idea of a universal church, the one and the same God for all, for a person who is almost entirely free to choose the Church that best suits his preferences, because it is sufficient to believe in the true God in order to find salvation independently of baptism.
An idea that, in the years since the end of the Ratzinger era, which was marked by Benedict XVI's attempt to counter the projects of the German episcopate, based on ideas of the theologian Hans Küng to accelerate the break with tradition, by affirming the hermeneutics of continuity, especially in the ethical questions and independence of the national Episcopal Conferences from Rome. Under Bergoglio, these projects fall on fertile ground thanks to the influence exerted on the current Pope by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper, the keynote speaker for the Family Synod and the openings to remarried divorcees, dissolute marriages and homosexuals. Kasper also has the promotion of ever closer relations with that of the Lutheran and Protestant worlds as a whole." 
Cardinal Walter Kasper and his influence on the pontificate of Pope Francis

The Amazon Synod was the logical consequence of a policy "aimed at affirming the triumph of syncretism in the name of the only God of a world unity religion." As such, this could be "recognized and revered under every form, symbol and deity, whether Christian or pagan."
The result is a Catholic Church "which, despite assertions to the contrary, is reduced to a mere agency for the promotion of good, a kind of NGO empowered solely for support, solidarity and hospitality without any conversion purpose, and rather interested in subjecting faith to the project of planetary globalism. Only in this way can the Koran recited in the Church be declared a sign of respect for Muslim migrants who are welcomed in the name of universal Soros goodness."
Archbishop Vigano is therefore right, says Mascarucci:

"The time has come to discuss the Second Vatican Council and the fruits it produced, in the hope that the future Pope will submit the request for a profound revision in the sign of the only true faith, the only true Gospel, the only true Magisterium and the only true Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the God incarnated for the salvation of mankind, as its own."

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Picture: MiL/ (Screenshot)

[1] Americo Mascarucci: La rivoluzione di Papa Francesco. Come cambia la Chiesa da don Milani a Lutero, Historica Edizioni, Cesena 2018.

[2] Americo Mascarucci: La Chiesa nella politica. Come cambiata la CEI da Ruini a papa Francesco, Historica Edizioni, Cesena 2019.

[3] Enzo Mazzi: Il valore dell'eresia, ManifestoLibri, Rome 2010.

Trans: Tancred


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ohio congressman shows masks are unsafe.

Ohio representative Nino Vitale demonstrates how masks are unsafe.  How will his overlords silence him now? So far, they've tried to say he's an anti-semite and a racist.

Maybe call him a gun nut for his NRA rating and for teaching Concealed Carry in Ohio?

Will they say he has too many kids?
Or, say he defeated an unqualified sodomite?

The best bet is probably to get the archdiocese of Cincinnati to say he's a schismatic for preferring the TLM.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Voris Lies About His Opus Dei Backing

Edit: Michael Voris doesn't like it very much when the Spotlight is aimed in his direction as he's caught in a lie by OTSOTA on Twitter.


Saturday, April 25, 2020

It Is Completely Unethical To Accuse The SSPX of Being Pederasts When No ONE Has Been Indicted!

Edit: Christine Niles has a habit of engaging in shoddy reporting especially when she wants to let loose her hostility to the SSPX, as was the case with Father McLucas whom she accused of being a sexual predator.  It's not just unethical to do what CM is doing, it's legally perilous and deeply imprudent.  Is this the best Opus Dei can do?

Even Holy Skojec isn't on board with this. AMDG

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Will Church Militant Be Litigated and Legislated Out of Existence After This Amateurish Hack Job?

On April 22, 2020, the website Church Militant published a story against the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) with the inflammatory title, “SSPX—Sympathetic to Perverts.” The story, among other things, purports to expose a culture of coverups regarding sexual abuse and immorality within the Society. This is false, and the SSPX calls on Church Militant to withdraw this slanderous piece of yellow journalism.  ~ US District of the Society of Saint Pius X 

Edit:  In a last-ditch gambit to capture the kind of hoopla against the Catholic Church incited by the Boston Globe's hit piece against the Catholic Church, SPOTLIGHT, Michael Voris' Church Militant and ,Christine Niles, are on the attack against hated Society of Saint Pius X. (We note there really isn't a similar expose forthcoming against the Democratic Party and the Educational-Media Complex, exposing the profound connections existing between the US political system and progressive elites in Catholic circles by either Voris or the Globe, but this is all a diversion.)  After watching Frank Walker's video last night, and noticing Voris' histrionic gay meltdown  on Canon212, it seemed opportune to take note of some things.

The Society of Saint Pius X has responded. Just for the record, especially since it seems people are confused on this point, the Society has publicly admitted that it has had problems with gay sex predators in its ranks and had even been consulting with the CDF to address the problem.  I'm sure some of us remember Father Carlos Urrutigoity.  As recently as 2018, we helped air a story by Swedish TV involving two priests who'd been dismissed from the Society and who had found refuge  with Bishop Williamson's "SSPX Resistance".  So no, the entire SSPX does not promote and defend Sex Abuse as Niles and Voris would have it.

This is a real loser for CM TV. We've always defended Michael and to a lesser extent Christine in the past, but we will enjoy watching them be sued for libel, as Comrade Stalin asks on twitter:

We once thought Michael Voris was generally above these kinds of tactics, but this is beyond the pale and demonstrates what I found hard to hear from E. Michael Jones in the past, that Michael Voris' sexual predilection leads him to make very bad decisions.   It's especially disgusting that he's teaming up with self-promoting narcissist, "Holy Rod" Dreher, as Canon212 calls him.

Interestingly, we've been reminded of Randy Engel's piece on Voris and revisit it here.  It's also critical of E. Michael Jones and all roads lead back to Opus Dei. And Chris Ferrara on Voris' tizzy, here.   Is there a civil war in OD?

Then there's this piece which addresses Voris' 180 degree turn on behalf of Opus Dei, here by Doctor John Smythe.

Catholic Family News.

As if the timing weren't perfect enough, Bergoglio is building consensus to shut down the Universal Indult (Which plays into the notion that the Society will be the purveyor of Tradition under Francis, btw.)


Castling of the Leadership at the SSPX

(Menzingen) In the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X (FSSPX) there is a considerable staff castle move. The release of Father Franz Schmidberger, second superior general of the Society from 1982 to 1994, from his office as Rector at the seminary of Zaitzkofen has already been reported. He is retiring. But it is not the only personnel change. Father Davide Pagliarani, the fourth Superior General since the summer of 2018, made major reshuffles during his term of office for the first time.

The departures

  • Bishop Bernard Fellay, the third Superior General until 2018, leaves the General House in Menzingen and moves to the Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas in the USA.

  • Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, suffering from ill health, is being referred to the Seminary of St. Pius X in Ecene as a retreat.

  • Fr. Christian Thouvenot, until now Secretary General of the General House, becomes a professor at the seminary in Ecene.

  • Fr. Franz Schmidberger, until now Rector at the Seminary of the Heart of Jesus in Zaitzkofen, moves to the district of Germany.

  • Fr. Jürgen Wegner, until now district superior of the DISTRICT USA, moves to the district of Austria.

  • Fr. Philippe Brunet, until now Superior of the Autonomous House of Spain-Portugal, becomes professor at the Seminary U.L.F. and co-saviour of La Reja in Argentina.

  • Fr. Mario Trejo, previously district superior of the District of South America, moves to another assignment in the District of South America.

  • Fr. Daniel Couture, previously district superior of the District of Canada, becomes Prior of the contemplative House of Notre-Dame de Montgardin in France.

  • Fr. Pierre-Marie Laurenon, previously Prior of the contemplative house of Notre-Dame de Montgardin, moves to the district of France.

The Promoted

  • Fr. Jorge Amozurrutia, previously district superior of the District of Mexico, becomes Superior of the Autonomous House of Spain-Portugal.

  • Fr. Pascal Schreiber, until now District Superior of the District of Switzerland, becomes Rector at the Seminary Of The Heart of Jesus in Zaitzkofen.

  • Fr. Daniel Themann, previously Rector at the Holy Cross Seminary in Australia, becomes District Superior of the District of Australia.

  • Fr. John Fullerton, previously District Superior of the District of Australia, becomes District Superior of the District of the United States.

The New

  • Fr. Foucauld Le Roux becomes the new Secretary General of the General House.

  • Father Thibaud Favre becomes district superior of the district of Switzerland.

  • Fr. Robert MacPherson becomes Regens at the Seminary of the Holy Cross in Australia.

  • Father Pierre Mouroux becomes district superior of the District of Mexico.

  • P. Joaquin Cortés becomes district superior of the District of South America.

  • Fr. David Sherry becomes district superior of the District of Canada.

According to the traditional Internet newspaper Riposte Catholique, the line that follows the motto: "Outside the Society there is no salvation" has been strengthened.

Text: Giuseppe
Nardi Picture: (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SSPX Continues to Minister to the People of God Despite the Plague -- Taylor Marshall Comes to Mass With SSPX!

Edit: we've heard reports that the SSPX has continued Mass at his locations, but has instituted precautions like spreading people out and decontaminating the chapel after each Mass. It seems like these spiritual inheritors of Archbishop Lefebvre's Holy Ghost Fathers are no stranger to carrying on with their duties as priests through great plagues, if great plague this is.  Any further input by you, dear reader, would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, Taylor Marshall, not exactly a friend of the SSPX in the past has exhibited interest in going to these wonderful SSPX Liturgies and apparently attended one on Easter

[SSPX]  The District of the United States for the Society of Saint Pius X is saying Mass at its chapels each day "for protection and deliverance."

As Father Wegner stated in his letter of March 14, 2020, the first measures the U.S. District will take against this malady are of a spiritual nature.

In these times, not only do we want to take the precautions to prevent the spread of disease, but we must redouble our prayers and penance, begging for God’s mercy. We will offer a Continuous Mass. This Mass will be the Mass of the day of Lent and the intention is “for protection and deliverance”. We will assign each priest of the District a day where he will say his Mass for this intention and will let you know which priest will say the Mass and where.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Man Who Gave Us the Angelus Missal

Edit: a translation we completed, later revised by the author and his assistant. Special thinks to him for allowing us this honor. We’ll try to translated all of his contributions. They’re truly excellent and humorous too.

Fr. Sylvester Juergens (1894–1969):
The Priest Who Led Believers into the Temple of the Roman Liturgy

By Clemens Victor Oldendorf

2019 was a year in which many golden anniversaries or fiftieth anniversaries lined up for the Catholic Church, bearing on extolling the liturgical reform of Paul VI or defending the preservation of the liturgical tradition.

On April 3, 1969 Paul VI promulgated his Novus Ordo Missae, which came into force in most countries on November 30, the first Sunday of Advent in 1969. June 5, in that year the feast of Corpus Christi, was the date of the Short Critical Investigation of this new Ordo, addressed with a cover letter by the Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci to Paul VI on September 25, 1969. On October 13, 1969, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre opened his theological study-centre for priestly formation in Friborg, Switzerland, which was, so to speak, the seed from which the tender plant of the Society of St. Pius X was to spring forth.

On this last anniversary, the American Angelus Press has voted in favor of the publication of the eighth edition of their excellent Latin-English Roman Catholic Daily Missal, as a jubilee issue not of liturgical reform, but of the first, specifically datable beginnings of the Society of Saint Pius X.

But if you now know about this Daily Missal, you would actually call it Angelus Missal, based on the Ideal Missal of 1962, which is the work of Father Sylvester P. Juergens SM (1894–1969), who from 1946 to 1956 was the Marianist Superior General, so there is a reason to take a look at this American book and the life of the priest who developed it. November 21, 2019, marked the fiftieth anniversary of Father Juergens’ passing into eternity. He was spared by a week from witnessing the compulsory introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae.

A Venerable Marian Festival

November 21st is the Feast of the Presentation, known in the Eastern Church since the 8th century and commemorated in the Roman Church since 1472. It is based on the apocryphal legend that the little girl Miriam was brought to the Jerusalem temple at the age of three by her holy parents Joachim and Anna, presented to God and then educated there. The Oration transmits this representation of Mary in the Jewish temple in a petition to the Temple of Heaven. Just as it pleased God that Mary was presented in the temple, so may he be pleased that those who celebrate this feast, at the Intercession of Mary, will someday be found worthy of being presented in the temple of His glory. As the missal compiled by this priest of a prominent Marian-inspired religious order led not a few of the faithful to be introduced to the temple of the Roman liturgy, his day of death had a great fittingness to it.

Origin and family background

Dubuque is a city of approximately 60,000 inhabitants in the state of Iowa, in the Midwestern United States. It was founded in 1833 and established in 1837 under their current name, as a city by rights. This goes back to the first non-Indian settler in the area, the French Canadian Julien Dubuque (1762-1810), who settled there in 1785 as a fur trader. To this day, the best hotel in the place bears his name: Julien Dubuque Hotel. Coinciding with the elevation to the city, the Roman Catholic diocese of Dubuque was founded, which since 1883, has possessed the rank of archdiocese. The Catholic faithful were mainly German or immigrants from Ireland.

In 1849, forty immigrant families of German Catholics received permission to form their own parish, which in 1867 would consecrate their newly-built Saint Mary’s church. It is quite possible that the late Father Juergens’ grandfather belonged to the circle of these forty families, because Sylvester attended elementary school and high school, which are maintained by this parish, and when his mother died in 1943, her Requiem was held in the parish church of Saint Mary’s.

The ancestors, parents and siblings

Juergens’ paternal grandparents are William Juergens (c. 1825-1902) and Maria Falle (1834-1907). Of both, only Prussia is given as the birthplace; it is not clear when exactly they came to the United States. On March 10, 1860, the first son John Nicholas Juergens (1860-1932) was born in Dubuque. He has three brothers and three sisters. His youngest brother Peter was born in 1877 and is therefore an uncle and probably Sylvester’s godfather. On October 30, 1890, John Nicholas Juergens married Maria Brede (1873-1943) from nearby Sageville, who was born there on September 1, 1873. The marriage produced a total of eleven children. Sylvester P. Juergens is the firstborn male on March 27, 1894. He had an older sister, born in 1892, and three younger sisters and six brothers, of whom the latecomer, Joseph, was born in 1920.

New Year’s Eve in the Congregation of Marianists

At the age of thirteen, Sylvester began his postulate in the Society of Mary, founded by priest Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade (1761-1850), beatified in 2000. There is another homonymous but completely independent community that even uses the identical sacred acronym SM. Both were constantly confounded from the beginning, though one tries to facilitate the distinction by calling the second Societas Mariae, Marist. Both communities emerged under the influence of the French Revolution. The Marianists represent the pre-revolutionary generation that had to go through the revolution, the Marists stand for the next generation, which from the beginning, faces the newly created philosophical-political conditions. For both, the social upheavals have something apocalyptic in them and for that very reason they considered their time to be a specific Marian era of the Last Times.

Chaminade was one of the oath-denying French priests and was forced from 1797 for three years to go into Spanish exile to Zaragoza. He held a special devotion to Our Lady of the Pillar, whose feast is festively celebrated on October 12 by the Marianists. In Prayer at this place of pilgrimage, Chaminade received the inspiration to found his order. In spirituality, Chaminade’s focus is on the Per Filium ad Matremperspective, that is, the relationship of the favorite disciple John to Mary, in whom this is entrusted at the foot of the cross, by Jesus. The Marists emphasize the reverse of Per Mariam ad Iesum.

The actual foundation of the Marianists took place first in 1816 with the sister branch, followed in 1817 by the branch of brothers and priests. In 1817, the Marists were created, an additional source of the likelihood of confusion. It was not until the 1830s that Chaminades had a correspondence with the Marists, but a merger was never considered.

Marianist and Priestly Formation

After his novitiate in 1910 and 1911, Sylvester P. Juergens made his first vows on September 17, 1911, the feast of the Stigmatization of St. Francis of Assisi. This is followed by the scholasticate until 1913. On the feast of St. Dominic, to whom the Blessed Mother had revealed the prayer of the Rosary, on 4 August, 1916, Sylvester P. Juergens took his perpetual vows, receiving the golden ring of loyality characteristic of the Marianists, a privilege granted to the religious community in 1851 by the Holy See. Attached to this is a special fourth vow of dedication to the Blessed Mother.

He then worked as a Marianist’s brother in the teaching profession at various schools in his Congregation in the United States until 1922. After that period of time he was sent to Switzerland to prepare for ordination at the International Marianists’ Seminary in Friborg on April 2, 1927, Saturday of Sitientes before Passion Sunday, a classic ordination date, which he received in the Freiburg Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The diocesan bishop Marius Besson (1876-1945), together with Juergens, bestowed the Sacrament of Holy Orders to a total of six Marianists, two Frenchmen and three other Americans, that day.

The certificates from the years in Friborg are first class. They show that Juergens not only succeeded in philosophical and theological studies, but manifested a charming character, exemplary in natural and supernatural virtues and in piety and zeal, especially in the veneration of the Most Blessed Virgin. His intelligence and energy as well as a literary talent are emphasized. He acquired his theological doctoral degree in 1925 in Friborg with a dissertation on the psychology of faith of the individual with John Henry Newman, which appeared in 1928 as a book. After John Henry Newman was canonized on October 13, 2019, it might be appealing to re-read Sylvester P. Juergens’s PhD thesis and possibly reissue it. Juergens was particularly influenced by the rector during that time in Friborg, the Alsatian Marianist Father Emile Neubert (1878-1967), some of whose writings on Marian spirituality were translated by Juergens into English.

Sylvester Juergens’ first publication is a booklet aimed at First Communion children, Friend of Children. A First Communion Prayer-Book, published as early as 1926.

Back in the United States

Returned to the United States in late 1927 as a newly-ordained priest, Father Sylvester P. Juergens was entrusted with the formation of postulants and the building of the postulate in Maryhurst, Kirkwood, Missouri. For the use of the postulants, he wrote a Particular Examen (Examination of Conscience) and was greatly appreciated for his lectures. In 1931 he was appointed director of Chaminade College in Clayton, Missouri. In this position, he proved to be an outstanding youth pastor and held retreats with great success. This was also the beginning of his work with layman’s missals, first publishing the Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual with Vespers for Sundays and Feasts, but perhaps referring to a precursor book, as it only indicates it was revised by Father Sylvester P. Juergens, SM , STD.

On July 30, 1936, Father Juergens took over the leadership of one of the then four American provinces of his order, based in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was then provincial for ten years, a period of immense development and expansion. As early as 1935, he published his first English translation of his teacher, Father Emile Neubert, entitled, My Ideal Jesus, Son of Mary.

As a result of his preaching and retreat activities, Fundamental Talks on Purity for the Use of Priests and Nuns appeared in 1941.

Back in Friborg—the General Chapter of 1946

In 1946 the first General Chapter of the Marianists took place after the end of World-War II, in Friborg. It is no surprise to anyone when the capitulators elect Father Sylvester P. Juergens as the new Superior General, who bears the beautiful title, Bon Père, in the Congregation, the Good Father, which is nowadays, apparently, no longer used. Juergens devoted himself to this work for the next ten years, until 1956. He continued the development work he did as a provincial in America, this time on a worldwide level. Juergens relocated the Generalate of Nivelles in Belgium to Rome, where it still is today. Switzerland, Japan, Italy, Spain and the Pacific were being established as new provinces; the two French provinces of France were united into one; missions in Chile and the Congo, first houses in Canada and Peru, were founded.

In 1849 the first Marianists came to the USA; in 1948, the Superior General called the first Marianist sisters, the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, founded even before the brethren and priests, to the United States.

In 1947, the first edition of the New Marian Missal was published.

Final years and death

After completing his term as Bon Père, he returned from Rome to America in 1956 and resided at the Chaminade College Preparatory School in Saint Louis, Missouri, without, however, really retiring. Juergens remained active as a teacher, chaplain, confessor and counselor to many religous sisters and continued to translate Emile Neubert: Life in Union with Mary(1959), Our Gift from God (1962), and The Soul of Jesus(1963). 1962 also witnessed Father Juergens’ most mature layman’s book, An Ideal Missal, which is the basis and starting point of today’s Catholic Daily Missal, the Latin-English Missal of Angelus Press.

Dying from colon cancer, Father Juergens had received the Sacrament of the Extreme Unction on the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, on October 2, 1969. Since the Feast of Maternity of Mary, October 11, every two or three days the Holy Mass was said in his room in the hospital. He proclaimed to his fellow-brothers that he would spare his strength in order to be able to concentrate on the holy Masses and assist with devotion. He was filled with inner peace and longed for the death he foretold for All Saints’ Day. The chronicler of the province allowed himself the somewhat macabre remark that this was not the only unfulfilled prophecy of Father Sylvester P. Juergens. Father Juergens died on Friday, November 21, 1969, the Feast of the Presentation, at 1:25 am.

The obituaries that appeared after the death of Father Juergens are strikingly similar to those of the German Dom Anselm Schott OSB (1843-1896), in the sense that his missals, which occupied so much of his time and effort, are neither unmentioned or barely mentioned. There was a sense that in the wake of the post-Conciliar liturgical reform they were definitely outdated. Unlike many other missals for the laity, Latin remained intact until the final edition of 1967, revealing a decidedly conservative interpretation of the first steps of the liturgical reform. How, of course, Juergens himself would have viewed the Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI remains a matter of speculation, since he was already too ill to be in a position to comment on it. The evidence suggests that enthusiasm for it would have been unlikely.

Father Juergens was laid to rest in the Maryhurst Marianist Cemetery, in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Given this story with a somewhat sad ending, it is remarkable that the Angelus Missal, based on Father Juergens’ work, is currently in its eighth edition, an anniversary edition for 2019.

In addition to Juergen’s writings and translations of Neubert, all of his missals remain available on the American book market.

When the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum appeared in 2007, Baronius Press came out with Juergen’s Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, and the New Marian Missal is available in various unaltered reprints.

As far as print quality and bookbinding are concerned, Angelus Press’s Catholic Daily Missal outperforms everything else. The fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Society of St. Pius X in Friborg is the occasion for the eighth edition of this Missal, in which Juergens’ Ideal Missal lives on. To celebrate this anniversary, it is also offered again in a real leather cover. The Angelus Missal is not a simple reprint. You have the introductions, for example, on the basis of the book The Mass of St. Pius V by Dominican Father Bernard-Marie de Chivre (1902-1984) and dogmatic-liturgical-ascetic statements of Nicholas Gihr (1839-1924).

Nevertheless, it remains unmistakably a work of Father Sylvester P. Juergens—not least of all because it records the Marianist form of the Mass of Our Lady of the Pillar on October 12th. The preamble mentions the special relationship of the founder of the Order, Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade, to this image of grace. This introduction should be updated at the earliest opportunity to refer to Chaminade as Blessed, a beatification that took place on September 3, 2000, which is, according to the traditional calendar of saints, the Feast of St. Pius X—another subtle connection between the Marianists and the Society of Saint Pius X; between Juergens’ Ideal Missaland the Roman Catholic Daily Missal by Angelus Press.

Thus, the eighth edition should not be regarded only as a commemoration of the anniversary of fifty years of the Society of St. Pius X in 2019, but should also keep alive the memory of a priest who died fifty years ago and without whom the Angelus Missal would not exist today.