Sunday, July 22, 2012

SSPX Announcement

At the conclusion of the General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X, gathered together at the tomb of its venerated founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and united with its Superior General, the participants, bishops, superiors, and most senior members of the Society elevate to Heaven our heartfelt thanksgiving, grateful for the 42 years of marvelous Divine protection over our work, amidst a Church in crisis and a world which distances itself farther from God and His law with each passing day.
We wish to express our gratitude to each and every member of our Society: priests, brothers, sisters, third order members; to the religious communities close to us and also to our dear faithful, for their constant dedication and for their fervent prayers on the occasion of this Chapter, marked by frank exchanges of views and by a very fruitful common work. Every sacrifice and pain accepted with generosity has contributed to overcome the difficulties which the Society has encountered in recent times. We have recovered our profound unity in its essential mission: to preserve and defend the Catholic Faith, to form good priests, and to strive towards the restoration of Christendom. We have determined and approved the necessary conditions for an eventual canonical normalization. We have decided that, in that case, an extraordinary Chapter with deliberative vote will be convened beforehand.
We must never forget that the sanctification of the souls always starts within ourselves. It is the fruit of a faith which becomes vivifying and operating by the work of charity, according to the words of St. Paul: “For we can do nothing against the truth: but for the truth” (cf. II Cor., XIII, 8), and “as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it... that it should be holy and without blemish” (cf. Eph. V, 25 s.).
The Chapter believes that the paramount duty of the Society, in the service which it intends to offer to the Church, is to continue, with God’s help, to profess the Catholic Faith in all its purity and integrity, with a determination matching the intensity of the constant attacks to which this very Faith is subjected nowadays.
For this reason it seems opportune that we reaffirm our faith in the Roman Catholic Church, the unique Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, outside of which there is no salvation nor possibility to find the means leading to salvation; our faith in its monarchical constitution, desired by Our Lord himself, by which the supreme power of government over the universal Church belongs only to the Pope, Vicar of Christ on earth; our faith in the universal Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of both the natural and the supernatural orders, to Whom every man and every society must submit. 
The Society continues to uphold the declarations and the teachings of the constant Magisterium of the Church in regard to all the novelties of the Second Vatican Council which remain tainted with errors, and also in regard to the reforms issued from it. We find our sure guide in this uninterrupted Magisterium which, by its teaching authority, transmits the revealed Deposit of Faith in perfect harmony with the truths that the entire Church has professed, always and everywhere.
The Society finds its guide as well in the constant Tradition of the Church, which transmits and will transmit until the end of times the teachings required to preserve the Faith and the salvation of souls, while waiting for the day when an open and serious debate will be possible which may allow the return to Tradition of the ecclesiastical authorities.
We wish to unite ourselves to the many Christians persecuted in different countries of the world who are now suffering for the Catholic Faith, some even to the extent of martyrdom. Their blood, shed in union with the Victim of our altars, is the pledge for a true renewal of the Church in capite et membris [head and members], according to the old saying sanguis martyrum semen christianorum [the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christianity].
Finally, we turn our eyes to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is also jealous of the privileges of her Divine Son, jealous of His glory, of His Kingdom on earth as in Heaven. How often has she intervened for the defense, even the armed defense, of Christendom against the enemies of the Kingdom of Our Lord! We entreat her to intervene today to chase the enemies out from inside the Church who are trying to destroy it more radically than its enemies from outside. May she deign to keep in the integrity of the Faith, in the love of the Church, in devotion to the Successor of Peter, all the members of the Society of St. Pius X and all the priests and faithful who labor alongside the Society, in order that she may both keep us from schism and preserve us from heresy.
May St. Michael the Archangel inspire us with his zeal for the glory of God and with his strength to fight the devil.
May St. Pius X share with us a part of his wisdom, of his learning, of his sanctity, to discern the true from the false and the good from the evil in these times of confusion and lies. (Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre; Albano, October 19, 1983).
Given at Econe, on the 14th of July of the Year of the Lord 2012.

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SSPX Recognizes Papal Authority, Hints Discussions Will Continue

SSPX Did Not Say No.

Interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay



    Vatican Council II has to be interpreted in accord with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and without the visible dead theory then it could be accepted by the SSPX.It would be in agreement with the 'constant magisterium'.FR.JOE JENKINS WANTS THE SSPX TO ACCEPT VATICAN COUNCIL II WITH THE VISIBLE DEAD THEORY: EVEN BISHOPS MULLER AND DI NOIA WANT THE SAME
    Vatican Council II has to be interpreted in accord with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and without the visible dead theory then it could be accepted by the SSPX.It would be in agreement with the 'constant magisterium'.
    You don’t have to be a Catholic to know that marriage is between a woman and man only similarly you don’t have to be a Catholic to know that the deceased are not visible to us in their human form, as when they were alive.The Decree on Ecumenism, Vatican Council II does not contradict the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus -unless we assume that the dead can be seen. If one assumes like Fr.Joe Jenkins that the dead-saved are explicitly known on earth then there would be exceptions.
    Similarly Nostra Aetate , Vatican Council II does not contradict the literal interpretation of the dogma- unless we assume that the ‘good and holy ‘ people in other religions, non Catholics who are saved, are known to us on earth and so they are exceptions to the dogma.It’s this visible dead premise that Fr.Joe Jenkins wants the Society of St.Pius X (SSPX)  to accept.This is irrational and non traditional and the Vatican Curia also expects the SSPX to accept this irrationality before they receive canonical status.
    How can religious Superiors and the hundreds of bishops all over the world be silent about the claim of knowing the dead on earth, who are exceptions to the dogma on salvation and to Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II ?The Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley also will not answer two questions (1) like Fr. Jenkins. Since it expresses the truth of the media- created interpretation of Vatican Council Ii which Bishop Gerhard Muller and Archbishop Augustine Di Noia want the SSPX to approve.
    -Lionel Andrades
    1. 1) Do we personally know the dead saved in invincible ignorance, a good conscience (LG 16) etc ?2) Since we do not know any of these cases, there are no known exceptions to the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus ?__________________________________________NOSTRA AETATE VATICAN COUNCIL II DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE DOGMA EXTRA ECCLESIAM NULLA SALUS ON ECUMENISM SUPPORTS THE DOGMA EXTRA ECCLESIAM NULLA SALUS )FR.JOE JENKINS STILL WILL NOT SAY THAT HE CANNOT SEE THE DEAD AND THERE ARE NO KNOWN EXCEPTIONS TO EXTRA ECCLESIAM NULLA SALUS

  2. I sure wish your post, Lionel, was more intelligible.  Is English a second language?  I want to make a comment, however, I don't want you to take it the wrong way if I've misunderstood your meaning.

    I am happy that the Church is trying to reconcile the SSPX group to herself.  At the moment, all members are protestants--they have protested/divided the Body of Christ by their refusal to accept the authority of the Church in the declarations of the Second Vatican Council.  For a bishop to seperate himself from the Church because he disagrees with her teachings (ie, Vatican II documents), he has in fact excommunicated himself.  He has also led astray those in his pastoral care--an offense Christ said will cause him to wish he had never been born.

    Now, before I am accused of being a blind follower, let me just say that nothing could be far from the truth.  I believe the Church, filled with the Holy Spirit as Christ promised, was guided by the Holy Spirit in the Second Vatican Council.  The problem came afterward.  Many in the Church thought Vatican II was going to change things it never intended to change.  Many felt that everything should remain as it was pre-vatican II.  However, the intent was to bring the Church into the modern world without giving into its corrupt morality. 

    Her stance on the possible salvation of those some may consider outside the Church is up for debate.  She, like she should do, leaves the judgment of souls up to God alone.  We have no right to say that someone in some third world country, whose never heard of Christ or His Bride, is automatically condemned to Hell.  God's mercy and His love are infinite.  I don't believe that He is so unfeeling that people who have never heard of His Son (ie, invincible ignorance) will have no recourse to His mercy, if they sincerely true to uphold His natural law.  Those who have been raised in other Christian groups are part of the Catholic Church in some small way, though the relationship is tenuous, it does exist.  I was raised a Baptist; I never had a problem with Catholics. Does that mean if I had not converted to the Catholic Church because I was ignorant of Her teachings, I was condemned to hell?  The Church, in Her wisdom, has decided to leave that up to God--not us. 


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