Quo Vadis Europe?

A conference speech given two years ago in Wroclaw, Poland, by a founding trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust.

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43 years ago today………

……. Archbishop Lefebvre’s famous 1974 Declaration:

We hold fast, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, Guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary to preserve this Faith, to Eternal Rome, Mistress of wisdom and truth.

We refuse, on the other hand, and have always refused to follow the Rome of neo-Modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies which were clearly evident in the Second Vatican Council and, after the Council, in all the reforms which issued from it.

All these reforms, indeed, have contributed and are still contributing to the destruction of the Church, to the ruin of the priesthood, to the abolition of the Sacrifice of the Mass and of the sacraments, to the disappearance of religious life, to a naturalist and Teilhardian teaching in universities, seminaries and catechectics; a teaching derived from Liberalism and Protestantism, many times condemned by the solemn Magisterium of the Church.

No authority, not even the highest in the hierarchy, can force us to abandon or diminish our Catholic Faith, so clearly expressed and professed by the Church’s Magisterium for nineteen centuries.

But though we,” says St. Paul, “or an angel from heaven preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema” (Gal. 1:8).

Is it not this that the Holy Father is repeating to us today?  And if we can discern a certain contradiction in his words and deeds, as well as in those of the dicasteries, well we choose what was always taught and we turn a deaf ear to the novelties destroying the Church.

It is impossible to modify profoundly the lex orandi without modifying the lex credendi. To the Novus Ordo Missae correspond a new catechism, a new priesthood, new seminaries, a charismatic Pentecostal Church—all things opposed to orthodoxy and the perennial teaching of the Church.

This Reformation, born of Liberalism and Modernism, is poisoned through and through; it derives from heresy and ends in heresy, even if all its acts are not formally heretical. It is therefore impossible for any conscientious and faithful Catholic to espouse this Reformation or to submit to it in any way whatsoever.

The only attitude of faithfulness to the Church and Catholic doctrine, in view of our salvation, is a categorical refusal to accept this Reformation.

That is why, without any spirit of rebellion, bitterness or resentment, we pursue our work of forming priests, with the timeless Magisterium as our guide. We are persuaded that we can render no greater service to the Holy Catholic Church, to the Sovereign Pontiff and to posterity.

That is why we hold fast to all that has been believed and practiced in the faith, morals, liturgy, teaching of the catechism, formation of the priest and institution of the Church, by the Church of all time; to all these things as codified in those books which saw day before the Modernist influence of the Council. This we shall do until such time that the true light of Tradition dissipates the darkness obscuring the sky of Eternal Rome.

By doing this, with the grace of God and the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and that of St. Joseph and St. Pius X, we are assured of remaining faithful to the Roman Catholic Church and to all the successors of Peter, and of being thefideles dispensatores mysteriorum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi in Spiritu Sancto. Amen.

November 21, 1974
Econe, Switzerland

A Million Russian Voices

A petition of more than one million signatories is being handed to President Putin today, calling for a complete and total ban on abortion in Russia. That’s the same as more than half-a-million people in Britain petitioning for a complete ban on abortion, and is the biggest petition to government in Russian history.

The signatures were collected by more than 5,000 activists from the Russian Pro-Life association ‘Za zhizn’ and others.

The Russian Pro-Life Association works hard every day to save unborn children: they advise pregnant women in difficulty, offer economic support and even provide homes for young mothers and destitute families. As well as providing direct support to help mothers keep their babies, they carry out constant cultural and informational activities including conferences, exhibitions, round-tables, and street leafleting.

Our Russian friends are asking for the prayers, moral support and publicity of the pro-life environment around the world on this auspicious day.

 

Profound Fatima Declaration

Four Catholic bishops offered a solemn consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and then issued a profound Declaration, on the Feast of Christ the King, during a pilgrimage to Fatima to honour the Centenary of the apparitions and warnings of the Holy Mother of God in Portugal from May to October 1917.

Declaration on occasion of the Centenary
of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal
In the year 2017, both Church and world are in the grip of a crisis without precedent in all human history, a crisis recognized by many people but properly understood by very few, because the Catholic Church is the light of the world and it has been in darkness ever since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

The crisis goes back at least 500 years when Martin Luther split Christendom with his false “Reformation,” making possible the organization 200 years later by Freemasonry of the false religion of Liberalism, which exploded in the French Revolution of 1789, designed by its Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, to pull down throne and altar, and by its “rights of man” to replace the rights of God. So successful were Protestantism and Liberalism in remoulding the minds of man that despite the admirable rearguard action of the Church through the XIX century, in 1917, another 200 years later, there exploded in Russia the Communist Revolution which strove to abolish God altogether, and all trace of Him on earth.

However, just months before this gigantic step was taken in Russia towards the godless New World Order, meant to take over the entire world for the selfsame enemies of God who had promoted Protestantism and fabricated Freemasonry, God took action. Through His Mother appearing here at Fatima to three peasant children, God promised to His one true Church, the Catholic Church, a remedy by which His churchmen at any time that they chose from then on, could roll back the worldwide apostasy and obtain a period of peace for all mankind before world’s end.

The double remedy presented by God’s Mother through Sister Lucy of Fatima in the 1920’s, was simple. All that the Catholic Pope had to do was to summon the bishops of the entire world to join him in consecrating Russia (not the world) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And all that the Catholic priests and laity had to do was on each first Saturday of the month to go to Confession, receive Communion, recite five of the fifteen Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, and meditate for 15 minutes on any of the fifteen Mysteries. Surely such actions are not too much to ask of Catholics, but ever since the 1920´s, the crisis of Church and world has grown only worse in the course of the century since Our Lady appeared to the children in Fatima.

Thus in the world, there broke out in 1939 the Second World War with its 66 million human casualties, and in the Church, far worse, there began in 1962 the Second Vatican Council with its thousands of millions of spiritual casualties, reaching from schizophrenic confusion to sheer loss of that Faith which alone can save souls for eternity. To oppose these disasters, in 1970 a true and great man of God, Archbishop Lefebvre, founded a classical Catholic Congregation to form true priests, but for several years now his own successors at the head of his Society of Saint Pius X have been making repeated attempts to submit all Society priests to the Concilarists’ control. What a sad example of the corruption of modern man by Liberalism.

No doubt many Catholic Cardinals, bishops, priests and laity, coming from all quarters of the Catholic Church, but confused by the delinquency of the Conciliar Church authorities, have some inkling that Our Lady of Fatima was right, that Archbishop Lefebvre was right, and that Vatican II was wrong, but millions of Catholics are too paralyzed by false obedience to feel able to take action. However, the four Catholic bishops undersigned, declare themselves willing to help any such Catholics as best they can to keep the Faith, in particular to encourage them to heed Our Lady of Fatima by practicing the devotion of the First Saturdays, and by striving for Russia’s Consecration to her Immaculate Heart. Thus alone can Church and world be turned off their present disastrous track. Thus alone can her Beloved and Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, be restored to His rightful place at the head of ALL NATIONS.

+ Jean-Michel Faure

+ Dom Tomas de Aquinas

+ Richard Williamson

+ Gerardo Zendejas

Fatima, Feast of the Universal Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 2017

Fallen for God and for Spain

“It happened, by an amazing chance, that a fellow-prisoner was a priest, to whom José Antonio was allowed access that he might be shriven. At dawn on the 20th of November, he bade farewell to his brother and was taken out into a courtyard to be shot. Prophetically anticipating the future plenitude of the movement he created, he stood to face the rifles with two Falangists on one side and two Requetés on the other. He gave a lusty cry of “Arriba España” and kissed the crucifix in humility. A moment later his body was dead.

That body now lies in a tomb before the High Altar of the Basilica of the Escorial, to which it was conveyed by thousands of Spaniards who carried the coffin on foot from Alicante.”

http://fundacionjoseantonio.es/doc/Antologia_en_ingles.pdf

National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Life on Friday

Hosted by The Good Counsel Network this can be done at home, at work, in church or wherever you are throughout the day.

“On Friday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia.

Fasting:
Fast from all food except bread and water for the day
Or
Fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV.
Fast from whatever you can, given your state of health etc, but make sure it is something that involves a sacrifice to yourself.

Prayer:
We are asking people to say a Rosary (or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already).
You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass (or an extra Mass) on the day, or going to Adoration. You can even pray before a closed tabernacle if Adoration is not available near you.”

Rosary for Life and Faith

Following the very successful public Rosary chain at more than 4,000 locations around the entire borders of Poland back in October, Irish Catholics are organising a rosary chain around the borders of Ireland for 26th November.

In Poland an estimated one million Catholics prayed for the salvation of Poland whilst commemorating the anniversaries of the appearances and warnings to mankind of Our Lady of Fatima, and of victory at the Battle of Lepanto in the 16th century (following which the Feast of the Holy Rosary was established).