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The Consecration of Russia....At the Expense of Souls? --- Another Hard Hitting Defense of Orthodox Catholicism by Cornelia Ferreira

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This article was originally published at: https://akacatholic.com/the-consecration-of-russia-at-the-expense-of-souls/
It would seem that my previous article,  Fatima Through the Lens of Vatican II: As Illustrated by Raymond Cardinal Burke, has ruffled quite a few feathers amongst the standard-bearers of the once-militant Traditionalist camp. The reaction exposes a synthesis between many traditionalists and conservatives taking place in front of our eyes. A new entity has arisen:  Conservative-Traditionalism.
Prominent traditionalists who have recently been collaborating with conservatives for the sake of a “common good” (the Consecration of Russia, in this case) have effectively opened the windows to errors and heretical ideas.
The result? These conservative-traditionalists are swiftly becoming as numb to error as their conservative counterparts.
My article had pointed out the revolutionary errors of John Paul II, Paul VI, and Vatican II promoted in Cardinal Burke’s speech on Fatima a…

Fr. Stephen Abdoo RIP -- Beloved Son of Archbishop Lefebvre -- Read his letter to the Modernist bishops of New Zealand here

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Dear Readers,
Fr. Stephen Abdoo, the first priest of the SSPX to die --- one year after his ordination to the priesthood in 1987, is a person very dear to my family. I have visited the Abdoo's in Sydney, Australia a number of times --- 6 years ago even having the honor of staying in the room that Fr. Abdoo occupied when he was living at home. His own scapular still hangs in the room. His sister is the godmother to one of my daughters and one of my sons. My wife had the honor of attending his "first mass" in 1986 on the feast of St. Anne, July 26th and was actually on the phone with his sister when the family got the tragic news of Fr. Stephen's death, on the feast of St. Anne exactly one year after his first mass. His mother told me that Archbishop Lefebvre was so saddened by Fr. Abdoo's death that he could not even attend the funeral. Presented below is a letter sent shortly before his death to the bishops of the Conciliar Church asserting the rights and legitima…

Francis's Plans for the Latin Mass: On the Agenda for a Long Time?

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This "new" plan does not surprise me. In 2001, I was told by an SSPX District Superior who had just met with Bishop Fellay --- who himself had met with Cardinal Hoyos --- that this was the plan.  According to the Superior, Cardinal Hoyos told Bishop Fellay that the plan was to have all traditional groups under Bishop Fellay himself. When the surprised Bishop Fellay asked the Cardinal, "What about the Fraternity of St. Peter?," the Cardinal said, "They would be under you!" The condition, however, was that all of the four SSPX bishops needed to "come in" together. This was back in the time of John Paul II.

ROME, July 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVI’s universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. While the course of action would be in tune with Pope Francis’ repeatedly expressed disdain for the T…

What Caesar owes to God: Christendom as Fulfillment of the Classical Ideal

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After six months of the Trump administration, we see that the Neo-Conservatives are firmly in charge of our foreign and military power and the Wall Streeters from Goldman Sachs are firmly in charge of economic and domestic policy. All that election excitement for an extra dose of the same? Why do democratic elections seem, ultimately, to be powerless to change the course of a nation or human society? The reason that nothing has changed is because the real issues that decide the fate of nations and peoples, the ones that determine a peoples’ fundamental identity and direction were not allowed to be discussed by the corporate media. Søren Kierkegaard said that all arguments, at bottom, are theological arguments. What we think about God affects what we think about everything else. And, yet, it was precisely the question of religion that we were told not to think about, at least when we are considering issues in the “secular” sphere.
a)Plato’s Religious Republic and Aristotle’sPolitical An…

Faith Imperiled by Reason: Ratzingerian New Theology

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I am presenting here Bishop Tissier de Mallerais's critique of the new theology of Josef Ratzinger. This was translated into English 7 years ago and is here presented with my own preface. I have published the link to the 144 page text after the Preface.

PREFACE
Dr. Peter Chojnowski
Those who remain attached to the Catholic Faith as articulated by all the great dogmatic Councils of the Church are greatly indebted to His Excellency Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais for this article, published just last summer in the French Dominican publication Le Sel de la Terre and just translated into English. The fi ght we are in for Catholic Tradition is not a fi ght over ceremonies and rituals, which some happen to like and others happen not to like. The Sacred Rites of the Church are “sacred” precisely because they express and apply to the concrete lives of the Faithful, the truths and grace which even God the Son did not “make up,” but were, rather, revealed to Him by His Father in Heaven. T…

Retraction: Is the Dam about to break in NewChurch...Probably not: A Statement by Louie Verrecchio

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On Wednesday, July 19, Dr. Peter Chojnowski kindly published on his blog a brief article that I wrote entitled:
Diocesan priest questions validity of BXVI’s resignation
The “diocesan priest” in this instance is Fr. Ray Blake, who writing on his own blog from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton in southern England, had floated a theory about the resignation of Benedict XVI that caught my attention. (Please, click on the hyperlink to visit Father’s blog if you wish to read his complete post).
You see, Fr. Blake posited that a “key factor” in Benedict’s resignation “was the threat that his brother George might be implicated not only in the physical abuse but also in the sexual abuse of school pupils.”
Fr. Blake went on to say that even if the implications were untrue, such a thing would have placed Benedict in an “untenable situation” had he remained in the papacy.
Simple enough, right?
Even so, let’s recap:
According to Fr. Blake’s theory, a “threat” (from unnamed wolves) against his …

Resignationism: Is the Dam about to break in NewChurch? --- Guest post by Louie Verrecchio

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First guest post by Louie Verrechio on the new phenomenon of diocesan clergy questioning the validity of Benedict's resignation and Francis' subsequent election. Here is the post.

Diocesan priest questions validity of BXVI’s resignation
By: Louie Verrecchio
Some readers of this space may already be familiar with Fr. Ray Blake; a tradition-minded priest and outspoken blogger of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton in southern England. Those who are not, even among those who will never read the following, probably will be soon.
In his post of 19 July, Fr. Blake wrote:
“My theory about Benedict XVI’s resignation is that one key factor was the threat that his brother George might be implicated not only in the physical abuse but also in the sexual abuse of school pupils. Even if it was untrue, a Pope who had made it his work to deal with the cases of sexual abuse and the dismissal of abusers from the clerical state would be placed in an untenable situation if his beloved brother wa…

Rome is in Apostasy! ---- 30 years later

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We are coming up to the 30th Anniversary of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's assessment of Modernist Rome. Has anything changed? Notice that the Archbishop implies that Cardinal Ratzinger is the mouthpiece of the current Roman apostasy. I was a graduate student at Saint Louis University at the time, I was not aware of him making these stark statements at the time. I was dealing with the same Marxist Liberation Theology Jesuits whose spirit and doctrine has taken hold of the institutional organization of the Catholic Church.

Here are the Archbishop's words and I will put in the You Tube address so you can see if for yourself. It is in the original French with English subtitles:

October 4, 1987
"The proposal of Cardinal Ratzinger...even if you concede to us a bishop, even some autonomy from the bishops, even if you concede us the whole liturgy of 1962, even if you allow us to continue the seminary and the Fraternity as it is working now, we will not collaborate! It is impossi…

Boiling in Oil?: The Gravity of the Three Secrets of Fatima

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This is the lecture I gave at a Fatima Conference in Rome in 2012. It shows you the seriousness and gravity of the Three Children even at this young age. We also see how important to them were the Secrets revealed to them by Our Lady in July of 1917. This gravity contrasted greatly with the attitude shown by the woman held out by the Vatican to be Sister Lucy from 1958 on. We will discuss the amazing analysis done by Tradition in Action concerning this question in our next posting. Here is the lecture on the Children of Fatima:

A)The Initial Response to the Apparitions
It was the second week of August, 1917.Everybody in Portugal seemed to have heard the news from Fatima. Catholic diocesan papers began to publish short articles in which a note of prudent reserve was evident, never endorsing, always hesitant; the headline of the one in The Ouriense of Ourem, for example was ‘’Real Apparition or Supposed Illusion.‘’ Editors of newspapers in the Jacobin tradition of 1789 flatly accused the c…