Vienna VA. St. Athanasius Church. The Extirpation of the R & R Heresy by the Pastor, Fr. Ringrose.
You are receiving this email because you are friends of Fr. Ringrose and St. Athanasius Church or because of your friends who are here. If you are unfamiliar with our recent events you may want to first scroll down to the links near the bottom which will connect you to the context and the backstory. Otherwise just proceed to the next paragraph which is the announcement of Father Ringrose, Pastor, in this past Sunday Bulletin continuing with the work of rooting out the R&R heresy.
20 May 2018 From Fr Ringrose in the Sunday Bulletin for Pentecost Sunday:
[QUOTE:] This work continues, even in these dark days! We must remember, by the promise of Christ, not only that the Church will last until the end of time, but that she will never cease in her mission to teach the truths revealed by God;that the Holy Ghost will watch over her and keep her unspotted from all error; that the Holy Ghost WILL NEVER PERMIT the pope to teach any error to the Universal Church. This, as Catholics, we MUST all believe. To say otherwise, is to say the Church has failed, and Christ's promise has come to naught. [UNQUOTE]
COMMENTARY: Father Ringrose apparently believes that there is a need to be more specific on the promise of Christ which is – that by the power of the Holy Ghost it is IMPOSSIBLE that Church [pope & bishops] could teach falsehood in Faith and morals. Because in today's Pentecost Sunday Bulletin [above] he makes reference to Indefectibility. He may have done this because there have been broadcast emails to our Pastors flock giving lessons counter to the dogma of Indefectibility and Father Ringrose’s admonition that R & R must be rejected, because it is – at the very least – an implicit denial of Christ's own promise that it is impossible for the church to teach an essential doctrine different from the doctrine taught by Christ and his Church. An example – Bishop Williamson stated in his Eleison Comment #560 that the Universal Ordinary Magisterium [UOM] of today [i.e. the Novus Ordo Popes & Bishops] has contradicted the UOM of the 261 pre Vatican 2 Popes. We LOVE Bishop Williamson and pray that he recognizes that that statement destroys the very notion of Indefectibility.
A fuller definition of Indefectibility is provided for your convenience:
“In saying that the Church is INDEFECTIBLE we assert both her IMPERISHABLENESS, that is, her constant duration to the end of the world, and the ESSENTIAL IMMUTABILITY of her teaching, her constitution and her liturgy...” Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma – by Dr Ludwig Ott Page 296. [My emphasis]
Breaking News: John Salza has left the SSPX and has returned to the Novus Ordo church. Our source, who has worked with him on True and False Pope , says that he came to this decision "after studying sedevacantism."
Before I comment on the text of this book that was published 5 years ago and, yet, has been so well hidden from public view, I would like to just make some general comments concerning my impressions of the text. In this regard, I find myself extremely troubled and saddened. These two men, who I have spent decades admiring for one aspect or another of their work, have proven, in this exchange of letters, to be both imprudent and compromised in the extreme. From the text, made up of Dr. Wolfgang Smith's letters to Fr. Malachi Martin and the, subsequent responses from Fr. Martin, we are burdened by a terrible thought. That two famous and notable men, so highly prized for their achievements, intellectual acumen, and great personalities, have wandered into the intellectual territory of the enemy. This is a hard saying, but it is clearly true. In this text, and other publications and works that we have mentioned on this blog, Dr. Wolfgang Smith has fully embraced the esotericism of the