The accusation: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!
That’s true. Jesus doesn’t let go. No one can rip me from His hands.
And with Him holding also my heart with His in His hands I have no strength to let go.
The repeated accusation: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!
Yep. Lol. Ever ancient, ever new, Jesus’ Sacrifice not merely reflects the Lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, presently, but IS the Lex orandi, always, past, present, future. I love that when Jesus was lifted up on the Cross He drew to Himself all of us right across time and space, across Calvary, through all the hell that was broken out on Calvary. It’s quite the ride, that, from death to life, from hatred to love, from hell to heaven.
Meanwhile, no pope can legitimately say that the Last Supper united with Calvary at Holy Mass (say, in the Ancient Rite) is not anymore the Lex orandi, and therefore must be thrown out of any parochial church as that which is unworthy, just a load of shit hurtful to all.
Should, say, Pope Francis do that in Traditionis Custodes I wouldn’t pay that “document” one bit of attention. Oh, wait, I forgot, he already did that. So, whatever. Even if the Pope declared himself to be the One God, the only God, and that no other gods will be before him (except the bloodthirsty demon idol Pachamama), even then, especially then would I ignore him. I would pray for his conversion, but I would ignore his wild execrations.
And anyway, Pope Francis is so ideologically rigid in his cruel accusations: THEY ARE AS RIGID AS THE CROSS! RIGID! THEY ARE RIGID!
Pope Francis, with supreme bridge burning, claims that all those who offer or attend the Traditional Latin Mass are lost to ideology. It used to be that the word “ideology” was used quite exclusively for Marxism, Atheistic Communism, you know, the hammer and sickle mockery of God stuff, whereby people were tortured and killed by the hundreds of millions, Stalin, Mao et alii. But, I mean, like, see the picture above. Ideology is from the Father of Lies, Satan.
Ideology is that which is disconnected from reality, being merely one’s own singular idea that is projected onto everything and everyone regardless of inconsistencies and contradictions, egoism and arrogance, violence and the cancellation of life. Marx imposed his analysis of dialectical materialism so as to impose hatred of God, hatred of neighbor, hatred of self, killing everyone and destroying everything, inconsistent and contradictory to the One True God of Life, forbidding worship of God, forbidding conscience and individual rights. There is no softer version of ideology; it’s just a matter of how much violence you want to use to smash others down who do not share your ideology. It only gets more violent, ever darker, with no hope whatsoever.
Francis is saying that all those who offer or attend the TLM are now ideologues who must be stopped, and stopped now. Everything that was the pastoral intention of Pope Benedict XVI (which he misinterprets) has been (already past tense) transformed into ideology, no exceptions, all are ideologues, all men, women, youngsters, children, infants, sucklings at the breast, and they, as a group, must be stopped! After a “survey”, Francis said:
“The concern that appeared the most was that something that was done to help pastorally those who have lived a previous experience [but not only! Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI 7 July 2007] was being transformed into ideology. That is, from a pastoral thing to ideology.”
“Was being transformed” = fait accompli. It’s all ideology, and all are ideologues.
INTERVIEWER: “I don’t know if Pope Francis is a man who likes to bang his fist on the table. Would it be possible that the last blow on the table has been the pontifical document limiting the celebration of the ‘Tridentine Masses’? And I also ask you to explain to my audience what the ‘Tridentine Mass’ is, what is it about the Tridentine Mass that is not mandatory.”
POPE FRANCIS: “I’m not one to bang on the table, I don’t get it. I’m rather shy. The history of Traditionis custodes is long. When first St. John Paul II—and later Benedict, more clearly with Summorum Pontificum—, gave this possibility of celebrating with the Missal of John XXIII (prior to that of Paul VI, which is post-conciliar) for those who did not feel good with the current liturgy, who had a certain nostalgia… [That’s not Benedict’s motivation] it seemed to me one of the most beautiful and human pastoral things of Benedict XVI, who is a man of exquisite humanity. And so it began. That was the reason. After three years he said that an evaluation had to be made. An evaluation was made, and it seemed that everything was going well. And it was fine. Ten years passed from that evaluation to the present (that is, thirteen years since the promulgation [of Summorum Pontificum]) and last year we saw with those responsible for Worship and for the Doctrine of the Faith that it was appropriate to make another evaluation of all the bishops of the world. And it was done. It lasted the whole year. Then the subject was studied and based on that, the concern that appeared the most was that something that was done to help pastorally those who have lived a previous experience was being transformed into ideology. That is, from a pastoral thing to ideology. So, we had to react [a dialectical usage there] with clear norms [clear=brutal, as in throwing Jesus out of His own church, off His own altar, part of his protocol]. Clear norms that put a limit to those who had not lived that experience [No. This kicked everyone in the face with extreme prejudice]. Because it seemed to be fashionable in some places that young priests would say, “Oh, no, I want…” [judging that this desire cannot be about Jesus, that these young priests cannot have pure motives, but only evil motives] and maybe they don’t know Latin they don’t know what it means [but it’s more likely they know Latin better than he does, and that’s his real fear]. And on the other hand, to support and consolidate Summorum Pontificum. [obliterating it, literally erasing it] I did more or less the outline, I had it studied and I worked, and I worked a lot, with traditionalist people of good sense. And the result was that pastoral care that must be taken, with some good limits. For example, that the proclamation of the Word be in a language that everyone understands; otherwise it would be like laughing at the Word of God [which just demonstrates how little he knows]. Little things. But yes, the limit is very clear. After this motu proprio, a priest who wants to celebrate that is not in the same condition as before—that it was for nostalgia, for desire, &c.— and so he has to ask permission from Rome. A kind of permission for bi-ritualism, which is given only by Rome. [Like] a priest who celebrates in the Eastern Rite and the Latin Rite, he is bi-ritual but with the permission of Rome. That is to say, until today, the previous ones continue but a little bit organized. Moreover, asking that there be a priest who is in charge not only of the liturgy but also of the spiritual life of that community. If you read the letter well and read the Decree well, you will see that it is simply a constructive reordering, with pastoral care and avoiding an excess by those who are not…” [[ You can read the rest at LifeSite]]
In Article 1 of Traditionis custodes Francis vaunts himself as the great ideologue, destroying the Lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, the Sacrifice of Jesus at the Last Supper united with Calvary regardless of the rite, saying that that Sacrifice of the Mass at the Traditional Mass is no longer valid, and therefore is no longer valid as a source for the Lex credendi, the Law of believing. We believe that which we are presented in the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus. But if Pope Francis says this is not valid for one rite, then it is invalid for all rites. Therefore, he can come up with whatever “faith” he wants to invent by way of a dialoguing Church, which he is now founding with the Synod on Synods. Let’s see… who’s the ideologue?
For myself, the TLM has bolstered my priesthood. The TLM has pointed me very directly to Jesus and His Sacrifice, in Mass, outside of Mass. For me, this has everything to do with Jesus. For Pope Francis, it has nothing to do with Jesus.
Traditionis custodes – Art. 1. “The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”
Shocking? Get used to it. As the Synod on Synods moves forward, we see that the one established foundation of truth for dialogue is that everyone is infallible. We’re just to make it all up as we go along. A future post on that soon.
Everything Pope Francis has done through the years is consistent with dialectical materialism, which has only brought about the unity of the lowest common denominator: six feet below ground for the martyrs, hell for the sycophants after they are also buried. Memento mori.
Do I criticize publicly something that Pope Francis said or did publicly that needs criticizing for the sake of the salvation of souls? Yes. Cura animarum… Remember that, my friends?
This is what we are to do for each other as believers. Remember how Saint Paul rightly smacked down Peter when Peter what being a totally politically-correct sycophant of the idiocy du jour? Thank God. If Saint Paul didn’t do that, we wouldn’t have either Saint Paul or Saint Peter. If we don’t help each other out also in this fashion, we will go to hell for such a great lack of charity. I don’t want to go to hell. So, here we are. It ain’t my fault. I’m not the cause of division. Publicly pronounce sheer idiocy and I’ll be happy to provide a correction of that inanity. Every time. Not my fault.
If anyone wants to berate Jesus for being God, for being absolute, unmanipulatable Living Truth in all Charity, if anyone wants to tell Jesus that those wounds He still bears on his Risen Body are a joke, you tell him that. No, really! You go before Him at your judgment and tell Him that. No, better! Tell our dear Blessed Virgin Mother, the Immaculate Conception, now also in heaven soul and body, that her dear Son’s Sacrifice doesn’t count anymore. Be sure to tell her that not only was Jesus a damn fool for not being a man of consensus, but that she’s a damn fool too. I’ll be happy to watch what happens to you next. What a bunch of hypocrites.
I do not criticize Pope Francis’ person, as if I were somehow better than him. No. I’m the worst if I’m without the grace of our Lord. I’m just a jackass, but even a jackass gets to do what the dear Lord wants him to do.
Sorry, but I have to repeat this for the millionth time:
I pray for Pope Francis.
I mention his name in the Roman Canon.
I add him to the prayers of the faithful.
I actually offer Holy Mass for him. Let me repeat that: frequently, when there is a day with no Mass intention (and there are a lot of free days in this smallest of all parishes in North America), I will make Pope Francis the intention for that Mass, and I will publicly announce this, time and again, and again, and again. My question is, is there any priest or bishop in the world who prays more, offers Mass or has Mass offered more for Pope Francis than I do? Really, I doubt that. So, I will bring up that hypocrisy to anyone’s face that iterates that I’m somehow against the person of Pope Francis. I’m no schismatic. I want to be a faithful son of the Church. I’m just trying to do the best I can.
In this case, what I’m saying is that Traditionis custodes is an evil law, but an evil law is no law at all. Therefore, there is absolutely no question about obeying or not obeying Traditionis custodes, for it is simply nothing. It is to be ignored, you know, even as we pray for Pope Francis, even offering for him, as I have done, the Traditional Latin Mass in the main parish church at the main parish Mass, you know, even after 16 July 2021.
Traditionis custodes: “Art. 1. The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique [=only, l’unico] expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”
Let’s demonstrate the heresy in article one of Traditionis custodes:
(1) Francis pits the two rites (Traditional Latin Mass and the New Order of Mass) against each other, delegitimizing the TLM as not being at all an expression of the lex orandi, the Law of Praying merely because of having different rubrics. In other words, Francis equates rubrics and the Law of Praying. Wrong! That’s a hellish insult of Christ Jesus.
(2) All rites of Holy Mass throughout the Church throughout history constitute the Law of Praying each of them and together, for the Law of Praying is that, in the Holy Mass, Christ Jesus is offering Himself to the Father with us at the Last Supper united with Calvary, all this regardless of the rite, regardless of the century, regardless of the place, regardless of the culture, regardless of the people assisting at that particular Holy Mass in that particular rite. The Law of Praying is univocal, one expression of the Law of Praying, the one Sacrifice of Jesus, the Divine Son of the Living God, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, who redeems us, and please God saves us in this Law of Praying.
(3) The mention in article one above of lex orandi is inescapably a reference to an ancient formula variously reported from a disciple of Saint Augustine, Prosper of Aquitaine. The most common received maxim, continuously cited by all, entirely correct right through the centuries, is Lex orandi lex credendi. “The law of praying is the law of believing.” In other words, the One Sacrifice of Jesus in every rite of Mass is that by which, in which we believe all of divinely provided faith.
(4) To reduce this Most Holy Sacrifice of Jesus to mere rubrics and then delegitimizing one set of rubrics, one rite of Mass which has been offered from time immemorial until this very day, is to attack Jesus personally, to attack His Sacrifice, to attack that which we believe in divinely provided faith about that one Sacrifice of any and all rites regardless of any rubrics. To equate rubrics and faith is an attack on the faith, delegitimizing all faith from time immemorial until this very day. The only true faith is to be found in the rubrics of the New Order of Mass with the New Order of Faith insisted upon by self-absorbed and self-congratulatory Promethean Francis.
(5) Oh, and don’t think this is about also disabusing the New Rite of Mass of abuses. There can be no abuses in the mind of Francis, for he committed the worst abuse of all, spoken of by Daniel, by Jesus and in the Apocalypse, setting up, establishing, enthroning that Abomination of Desolation, that demon idol Pachamama on the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice, the Papal Altar in Saint Peter’s Basilica, where by divine mandate it must not be.
(6) Daniel also mentions that there will be ending of the Daily Sacrifice at this time. What Francis has done is equating rubrics and faith for one rite while entirely ignoring the Holy Sacrifice of Christ Jesus is not only to say that one rite of Mass, the TLM, is illegitimate and an incorrect source of believing, but he has simultaneously said the Sacrifice of the Mass in all rites – that pesky of law of praying – is incorrect and must be discarded, including the Sacrifice of the Mass in the New Rite of Mass. Get that? In the eyes of Francis, the Daily Sacrifice has ended, the Faith has ended. He can make it up as he goes along.
(7) In the Synod on Synods, now already in motion with consultation, it is first of all said right up front that the faith doesn’t matter in the least, for it is all relative to whatever consultation comes up with, it being that the entire population is infallible. More on that latter. But what it means is that if dialogue results in Pachamama being a nice thing, then idol worship and blasphemy and sacrilege will be the “faith.” If same-sex marriage is dialogued out to be a nice thing, then that will be the “faith.” Etc. And of course, all of those things and more will have special liturgies in the New Order of Mass. There are already Pachamama liturgies.
(8) Therefore we already have a total lie in the very title of the document. For Pope Francis, the bishops are destroyers of Tradition, of the faith, which is why he says that they are custodians of Tradition. This is also a heresy. Trent, in defining this, spoke of Tradition as that which is handed on almost as if by hand, quasi per manus, having it that this is actually done by the Holy Spirit. But the Holy Spirit is blasphemed as the Spirit of ___________ (fill in the blank).
(9) In those same years as Augustine and Prosper of Aquitaine, it is Saint Vincent of Lérins who had his own correct maxim cited and held by all, always and everywhere: “Moreover, in the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken, that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all.” Let’s see: “Quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est”:
That would be the faith, the law of believing, the lex credendi, which shines forth from the law of praying, the Sacrifice of Jesus offered in whatever rite with whatever rubrics, as offered by all peoples of all ages and everywhere.
What Francis has wrought in Traditionis custodes is heresy, blasphemy, and is not a law of any kind, and therefore is not to be obeyed, disobeyed, nothing, for it is simply nothing.
ALSO, don’t think I’m angry with Pope Francis, or bitter, or some stupid thing like that. I think that what he does is terribly wrong, but I publicly pray for him, I publicly not only mention him in the Roman Canon, but frequently offer Holy Mass for him, though somewhat ironically, of course, offering the Traditional Latin Mass in the parochial church as the main parish Mass on Sunday. And that intention is pronounced in the hearing of all the people.
I want to be a good son of the Church. I want to go to heaven. One of the things I do toward that end is to go to confession. I try to go weekly. When I get the chance, I go more than that.
I apologize for any typos and such in this screed. I typed as fast as I could possibly go early this morning. I’m too worn out to go back over it. I’m just a weak and fallen human being. I’m no better than Francis on my own. We all need to look to the grace of Jesus, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. We all need to help each other get to heaven. I want to see Pope Francis in heaven. That’s the only way I’ll ever get to heaven. No one is out of reach of the Sacrifice of the Mass. But Jesus does want us to assent, to believe in the Holy Sacrifice. Jesus wants that His law of praying is our law of believing. I’m with Jesus. I am Francis’ good servant, but God’s first. Amen.