Would You be Invited to Mike and Chris's "Big Tent Traditionalism"?
We have gotten word from the Remnant, that, "For the first time in history," "a number of bishops as well as representatives of every major traditionalist priestly fraternity in the world...will come together for a weekend conference to discuss united and principled defense of Holy Mother Church."
The conference, scheduled for the last week of October, in the usual venue of the past Fraternity of Saint Peter conferences in past years, has as its keynote speaker --- the one, apparently, leading the discussion is Novus Ordo bishop Athanasius Schneider, some of whose actions and words
From the callmejorgebergolio.blogspot.com
Bishop Athanasius Schneider will save the Church with interreligious dialogue!
“Anything that can bring about a mutual knowledge and respect between religions is a good thing.”
Schneider with his modernist co-religionists
"Let us be grateful to God that Pope Francis has not spoken in the manner that was expected by the media. Up to now, he expresses in all his official homilies the beautiful Catholic doctrine."
Bp. Schneider, 30 May 2014
Athanasius Schneider wrote in his 2013 article,
"In an interreligious meeting in Kazakhstan, in which I participated, we spoke about the most holy realities of each religion. An Imam said, that for the Muslims the holiest of holy is the book of the Koran in Arabic l and he stressed saying: it would be an act of sacrilege when somebody will dare to touch the Arabic Koran with unwashed hands. Hearing this statement I suddenly was thinking about the scenes of the reception of Holy Communion in hand and without almost any clear sacral sign and surely without immediately preceding washing of the hands, which is the case in the vast majority of the Catholic churches all around the world. "
A quote from an interview he granted to a French newspaper, Présent, January 10, 2015,
"It is the Vatican II Council that gave a wider understanding of the Mystery of the Church according to the Teaching of the Fathers of the Church […]. Thus, the Church has been seen as “a people made one with the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Lumen Gentium 4) "
In a Latin Mass Magazine interview,
"Ecumenism is necessary in order to be in contact with our separated brethren and in order to love them. From the depth of the challenge offered to us by the new paganism, we may and we must collaborate with non-Catholics who seriously wish to defend the revealed Divine Truth and the Natural Law that God created."
This is the keynote speaker. What "principles" will he put forward as the basis for combat for the faith? Which faith? After struggling and fighting for decades for Catholic Tradition, do we need a conference led by a right-wing Modernist to rally the troops? When will the Remnant think-tank get out of their cozy Latin Mass venue within the Modernist church structure ---- which of course can be "forbidden" at any time --- and get into the real trenches where those not worried about money or New Church acceptability have been fighting all along.
In the next article, I want to discuss the basis for the "principled" "resistance" that the Catholic Identity Conference is offering. Is it Ecclesia Dei Adflicta? If that is the case, then your principles are grounded in the excommunication of Archbishop Lefebvre and a completely modernist understanding of Tradition. Aren't we dealing here with the same "Latin Mass" men who accepted the modernist transformation of the struggle for the Catholic Faith --- expressed by the traditional Roman Mass --- into an advocacy for respect for the "sensibilities" of the tiny percentage of "Catholics" who feel attached to "former liturgical practices." If these groups and individuals had actually fought for the Faith without acceptance of heresy "within" the Church then we might not be facing the apostasy foretold by Our Lady at La Salette and in the Third Secret. Face it, we are living the Third Secret. Now what?
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