Friday, 16 March 2018

Fr Denis Fahey

Fr Denis Fahey, perhaps one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century is unfortunately admired more outside his own nation than within it. For years those who wished to read his works had to make do with photostatted versions of his classic books. Also, sadly there has been a concerted effort (since Bishop Williamson's 'Swedish interview') by the SSPX to remove Fahey's works from their book repositories as he points out the real cause of world unrest.

Thankfully Loreto Publications have started to reprint them newly typeset.
They have just announced the reprinting of Fahey's magnum opus 'The Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ And The Reorganisation Of Society'. If you are only going to buy one Fahey book, make it this one.

“I repeatedly promised Saint Peter that if I ever got the chance, I would teach the truth about his Master in the way he and his successors, the Roman Pontiffs, wanted it done. That is what I have striven to do and am doing.”  
—Rev. Denis Fahey

Originally published in 1945, just eight years before his death, this is Fr. Fahey’s magnum opus. All of his written work is centered around the Kingship of Christ and His right to rule over all human societies and governments. Just as we daily pray that God’s will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven, it follows that all human works, especially the government of all of our human societies (the family, the state, the Church in her human aspects) must conform to God’s will and not He to ours.

This book details the Rights of God in human governments. He has the RIGHT to be obeyed, even by the state. It proposes the RE-organization of society according to God’s will for us on earth and within the context of the Mystical Body of Christ. Human governments will only be as good as they can be in this fallen world insofar as they conform to God’s Divine Plan for Order in establishing and running society. Here is that plan as laid out by God and His Church and explained by Fr. Fahey. Only when man puts God’s Rights first, will there be any hope of human rights being respected or upheld.

Here are the details, including the excellent new introduction.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Summary of Bishop Zendejas' lecture in Avrillé February 2018

On the occasion of his visit to France to confer minor orders, Bishop Gerardo Zendejas gave the following day a lecture on his apostolate in the United States and on the difficulties and obstacles facing the apostolate and the Catholic life in France. this country. These difficulties are specific to the modern world and are therefore widespread everywhere, but particularly present in this country.

His Excellency has especially emphasized the extreme harm of modern music and the virtual life in which children are immersed from a very young age.

Music, recalled Mgr, is composed of melody, harmony and rhythm, and these three elements must come in this precise order. If rhythm, as is the case in most new music, takes the main place, then it is the sensitive faculties of the soul, the passions that are hypertrophied.

As for movies, video games, and all the virtual paraphernalia of which the modern world is so rich, they do not get the young people to be confronted with the reality of life, which is often hard. These young people, as soon as they have a problem, will try to escape into the unreal.

This hypertrophy of the passions and the senses, allied to this disconnection of the real, considerably hinders the intellectual clairvoyance and especially the firmness of the will in the Good. It becomes impossible to engage forever, and at the slightest difficulty, we try to escape into a virtual world.

The disastrous consequence of this situation is the virtual disappearance of priestly and religious vocations: to commit forever to a life that will not always be as pleasant as the virtual "American Way of Life" is a prospect that puts off most young people while the saints insisted on the great number of vocations in the families: a third or a quarter of the young people would be called, according to the Saint Curé of Ars and Saint John Bosco.

Another great obstacle to vocations: the commitment in the long term disappearing, the number of divorces increases, which still hurts vocations.

With regard to his apostolate in the United States, Bishop Zendejas in person today regularly serves five mass centers: in New York, Texas, Philadelphia and Saint Mary's (Kansas). A number of friendly priests work in connection with him, such as the abbots Ringrose, Ortiz, Voigt. He has a small school of twenty students, and a spiritual retreat house. Only the lack of priests limits this apostolate, and the faithful look with hope towards the seminary and the Dominicans of Avrillé.

To conclude, Monseigneur strongly insisted on the absolute duty of fidelity, recalling the examples of our ancestors of Vendée and Cristeros of Mexico; the example of the young José Sanchez del Rio, cruelly tortured and martyred, whose sole answer to the executioners Viva Cristo rey, illustrates this duty we all have, even to the youngest. 

(Original here -

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Fr Paul Morgan's Jubilee interview

With Fr Morgan pledging to support those brave enough to take a stand against the liberal trend of the SSPX, we thought it a good idea to reprint the following article from the now defunct magazine Mater Dei. In it Fr Morgan tells his life story on the occasion of his Priestly jubilee in 2013.

Read rest here..

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Menzingen (FSSPX) refuses to ordain the Capuchins of Morgon

Interesting article here from Whilst we may not agree with the final conclusion that the Capuchin's are avoiding a trap by not asking, for example, Bishop Faure to ordain their Priests, the thrust of the article is correct.

The news is confirmed. The superior general of the Fraternity of St. Pius X has just signalled to the Capuchins of Morgon his refusal to confer the priesthood on the two Capuchin deacons who were to be ordained in June. Unfortunately, this is not a first.
Already in 2012, Bishop Fellay had already banned the candidates of the Dominicans in April and those of the sons of St. Francis from ordination. Reason: their "non-confident" attitude regarding the doctrinal preamble which was to endorse the rallying of the FSSPX to conciliar Rome, a preamble which Bishop Fellay withdrew a few months later...

The reason given for the 2018 denial is again a confidence problem. As early as June 2016, the Capuchins had made known their disagreement to the authorities of the Fraternity, who were seeking to conclude a purely canonical agreement with Rome. Such an agreement turned the very serious doctrinal differences into profits and losses, forcing the current Roman authorities to be regarded as heresy suspects.

A little earlier, in March 2016, Father Antoine, Guardian of the convent of Morgon, declared in a video made by MPI-TV, that he could not "celebrate and participate in this Jubilee of Mercy", as it was celebrating both a false mercy and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Such a statement had indisposed Menzingen, who publicly encouraged this celebration.

What has also greatly angered the Superiors of the Fraternity is an intolerable act of charity on the part of the beggar order which has dared to welcome, to receive, rather, simply helped sometimes, some confreres in cold weather with their superior general, so as not to share the "chordist" line of Menzingen.

But the trigger was the support of traditional friendly communities to the seven deans. We recall how they expressed their reservations in May 2017 about the "marriage affair": it was not so much Rome that recognized our marriages as the FSSPX, which placed all marriages of Tradition under the new canonical law, which was unacceptable in this matter. Here again, the profits and losses were substantial: the true nature of the state of necessity engendered by the Church's crisis. Hence the unanimous support of friendly communities for the seven deans.

Some thought that Bishop Fellay's "electoral tour" at the end of October 2017 in all friendly communities was a sign of appeasement, or at least a truce, pending the General Chapter of July 2018. Father Bouchacourt, who accompanied Bishop Fellay on this tour, had clearly stated so. We can see that this is not the case, despite the allegations of the latter, who today forcefully demands "loyalty, loyalty, loyalty, I want loyalty" (sic)!

Let him rest assured, the lack of loyalty is certainly not the fault of the Capuchins of Morgon, nor that of the priests who do not share Menzingen's recent options. It is enough to convince oneself of this to return to what is true loyalty, so well described recently by General de Villiers ("Serve", prologue):

     "True loyalty is to tell your leader the truth. True freedom is to be able to do so, regardless of the risks and consequences. Lyautey said:"When I hear the heels click, I see the spirits closing. True obedience doesn't care about blind obedience. It's friendship obedience. Loyalty is not the spirit of court or the permanent assent to what can be useful in making oneself clear. Silence is sometimes close to cowardice. Loyalty loses legitimacy when legalism begins."

Coming back to our dear Capuchins, they, as usual, will not complain. They will accept this new humiliation Menzingen (FSSPX) refuses to ordain the Capuchins of Morgon as a very small participation in the forthcoming Passion of Our Lord. Nor will they fall into the gross trap set for them : they will wait, rather than seek the help of another "bishop". Thus, in Menzingen, we will not be able to say " you see, we told you, they are the ones who broke up ".

Because the string is a little big, even bigger than the cord worn by our dear religious, so big in fact that even the little Marcelino, from "Pan y vino", would have seen it without any problem...

Posted by Christian Lassale on 26 February 2018 in Religion Catholique

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Will Bishop Fellay follow Bishop Rifan?

Non-Possumus recently poked fun at The Fraternity of Saint John Baptist Vianney and their laughable ‘continuing the fight' statement, whilst having the craic with Pope Francis, enforcer of the continuing destruction of the Church.

It is hard to comprehend just how far they have fallen from the publication of their ‘62 reasons not to attend the Novus Ordo’ and ‘Catholic, Apostolic & Roman’.

When we look at Bishop Fellay and the SSPX, it is difficult, even in our most cynical mood, to imagine such a fall but… who would ever have thought that The Society of St John Baptist Vianney would have capitulated to this extent?

We have the numerous examples of the concelebration of the new mass (indeed with Pope Francis himself in 2013!) and the following comments on Vatican II from 2007

The Council must be understood and interpreted in the hermeneutic of continuity and not of a rupture with the past, as Pope Benedict XVI explained. This was the understanding of Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the “integral doctrine of the Council,” that is, “a doctrine understood in the light of Holy Tradition and referring to the constant Magisterium of the Church.”

The expression often used in traditionalist milieus of “interpreting the Council according to Tradition or using the criteria of Tradition” is not very precise and can be badly used. We should replace it with the expression employed by Pope John Paul II: “understood in the light of Holy Tradition and referring to the constant Magisterium of the Church.” …

In our declaration to the Holy See on January 18, 2002, the date of our canonical recognition and establishment of our Apostolic Administration, we wrote on this topic: “We recognize Vatican Council II as one of the Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church, accepting it in the light of Sacred Tradition.” … (
Apostolic Orientation Bishop Rifan p. 33)

Also not forgetting this attack by Bishop Rifan on his former comrades in the fight.

Many of those who fought for the liturgical and doctrinal tradition of the Church did not remain within these limits and, for this reason, ended by falling into schism and heresy. Many of those who consider the New Mass as invalid, heretical, sacrilegious, heterodox, non-Catholic, sinful and therefore illegitimate, ended by taking the logic theological consequences of this position and applied them to the Pope and the whole Episcopate throughout the world.

They sustain that the Church officially promulgated an illegitimate and sinful worship, conserved for decades and offered every day to God. From this, they logically concluded that the Hierarchical Church as she exists today is no longer the Catholic Church because she officially fell into error. She only subsists in a small group, to which they obviously belong.

From this argument
ex absurdo, that is, from the absurdity of these ideas, one should conclude the opposite: the Church cannot – a priori – and actually did not – a posteriori – adopt an invalid, heretic, sacrilegious, heterodox, non-Catholic, sinful and hence illegitimate Mass. ( p15) (With thanks to TIA website)

When we witness such words it is difficult to envisage Bishop Fellay stooping so low. But, looking again, once relations are good with our former adversaries it gets so much harder to name names. Look at the cringe inducing Conflict Zone interview (if you are able!) where Bishop Fellay appears completely unable to defend 'former' positions held. 

Even to a lesser extent, his recent interview with Maike Hickson on Fatima, where he appears to go out of his way not to offend. Plenty of pious platitudes, but every effort possible to avoid being misquoted as condemning modern Rome. Does he have any fight in him anymore?

As for Bishop Fellay condemning former comrades, à la Rifan, one has only to look at the laughable response from Menzingen to the consecration of Bishop Faure, where its argument is embarrassingly nullified by the SSPX Bishops' own consecration of Bishop Rifan's predecessor Licinio Rangel!

Let us pray, over the holy season of lent, for the scales to fall from the eyes of the SSPX superiors, and let them admit their recent folly and get back to defending the Faith in its entirety.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Conciliar Church or Official Church?

In the latest Eleison Comments Bishop Williamson states the following

"One needs to be very careful with words, because words are the handle of our mind upon things, and things are the stuff of everyday life. Therefore upon words depends how we will lead our lives. At the flagship parish church of the Society of St Pius X in Paris, France, there is a Society priest taking due care of words. Fr Gabriel Billecocq wrote in last month’s issue (#333) of the parish’s monthly magazine Le Chardonnet an article entitled “Did you say ‘official Church’?.” In it he never once mentions Society Headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland, but he does complain of the “wish” coming from somewhere, presumably on high, that the words “Conciliar Church” should always be replaced by the words “official Church.” And he is right, because the words “Conciliar Church” are perfectly clear, whereas the words “official Church” are not clear, but ambiguous.

For on the one hand “Conciliar Church” signifies clearly that large part of today’s Church which is more or less poisoned with the errors of the Second Vatican Council. Those errors consist essentially in the re-centring upon man of the Church which should be centred on God. On the other hand “official Church” is an expression with two possible meanings. Either it can mean the Church officially instituted by Christ and officially brought to us down the ages by the succession of Popes, and to that “official Church” no Catholic can object, on the contrary. Or “official Church” can be taken to mean that mass of the Church’s officials devoted to Vatican II who for the last half-century have been using their official power in Rome to inflict upon Catholics the Conciliar errors, and to this “official Church” no Catholic can not object. Therefore “Conciliar Church” expresses something automatically bad, while “official Church” expresses something good or bad, depending upon which of its two meanings it is being given. Therefore to replace “Conciliar Church” by “official church” is to replace clarity by confusion, and it also stops Catholics from referring to the evil of Vatican II." (end quote)

Here is a recent article from the Dominicans of Avrille reminding us of the (conciliar) terms origins and the reason for its use.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Sermon on the Family by Fr Fuchs

Good sermon highlighting how true Catholic family life teaches the acceptance of the cross.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Nice try, Mr McCall!

Another Priest destroys Brian McCall's reasoning -
.."If, therefore, Satan's goal was to create situations where the priests and the faithful of Tradition are forced to face real problems of conscience where they have to choose between loyalty to faith or fidelity to a work that they loved and served for years? And what if his success lay not in the departure and dispersion of some to the four winds, but rather in the fact that most prefer compromise to discomfort?"

(Note, the highlighting of this superb article should not imply support of the Non-Una cum position of its author.)

Saturday, 27 January 2018

On the SSPX Defenders

This superb (as usual) article from Psalm129 blog, examines recent articles defending the SSPX against Resistance accusations. Well worth reading.