This is old news from last summer, Traditionis custodes and the Responsa. It’s just that, I think before Holy Week this year, the French Bishops went out of their way to bait Francis into speaking about this again, and, of course, he did. What it probably means is that some bishop in France wants to suspend a priest or a group of priests who made it clear that they would not concelebrate at the Chrism Mass this past Holy Week. Pray for your priests. Hail Mary… Forcing concelebration is against Canon Law. They are all working ultra vires, beyond their capacities, abusing office.
Of course, all of this seems to have the purpose of making people cynical. I mean, was Pope Francis causing the abomination of desolation to be established upon the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice during Holy Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Papal Altar October 27, 2019 providing us with an example of good liturgy?
For his homily on Epiphany, Pope Francis spewed words of disdain for those who believe and worship as the Church has always believed and worshipped, and reductively characterized the magi as those we should imitate in their vacuous desire (in Francis’ mind) for all that is new New NEW NEW! NEW!!! (here). I was going to fisk that out, but it’s all too depressing.
Instead, I’d like to share with you what happened to me, yesterday, January 7, the day after Epiphany. This event took place as I read the Gospel “toward the North”, as they say. The Mass prayers and readings were those of Epiphany. The Gospel was that of the magi falling down in adoration of the Christ Child, offering their gifts.
Firstly, note that whenever I begin Holy Mass, I don’t know what I’m going to preach about. I like to be available to the Holy Spirit even though Pope Francis declares that this would have to be impossible for me, offering the Ancient Rite as I do. Perhaps my lack of preparation is presumption, laziness, careless neglect, even sinful. Certainly my parishioners tell me frequently enough that I’m never at a loss for words, never an unspoken thought kind of thing. But throughout the day before Mass I am in a state of begging the Holy Spirit to instruct me as I preach. I know that I myself have nothing to say, no matter how much I might prepare. I am nothing. I must, as it were, give the mic to the Holy Spirit. I hope that is not blasphemy. Obviously, I am inept at everything I do. But I hope that sometimes something for some souls will help point them to virtue and truth. So…
Whilst reading the Gospel… it’s like my heart – suddenly, with the words about the magi falling down in adoration – it’s like my heart was actually ripped from my chest and it was everything I could do not to fall to my knees. But then, right then, right there, there was a rubric written out right in the very text of the Gospel that the priest reading the Gospel is to fall to his knees in adoration with the magi!
I did so, so happy to have some seconds to recover after my heart was ripped out of my chest. Rising again, I didn’t want to make a spectacle of myself. I forced myself to continue reading. My voice faltered. I got choked up, I teared up. I was, despite the words of Pope Francis against priests who offer the Ancient Rite of Holy Mass… I was “surprised by the Holy Spirit.” And now I knew what I was going to preach about, namely, what happened to the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh brought by the magi.
I wasn’t there with the magi. I don’t know what happened to their gifts. I’m just telling you my ♬ experience ♬ my feelings ♬
When I say that it was like my heart was ripped out of me, what I’m trying to say is that my veiled eyes were less veiled, my heart was made less dull. I was convicted, as it’s said, by the Holy Spirit. I knew myself to be so unworthy to be in the presence of these great men and the total solidarity they had with the Holy Family. But I wasn’t concentrating on myself. It was all about their urgency to adore the Christ Child and then the dire straits they were in to provide those gifts to be used for the members of the Body of Christ, the boys who would be slaughtered in place of Jesus.
Here’s the deal. I think these wise men were Jews descended from Jews who stayed behind in Babylon after the Cyrus sent the Jews back to Jerusalem. I think these wise men knew all the prophesies about the Messiah, the Suffering Servant, the Lamb of God who will save His people and the whole world from sin, the Redeemer, the Savior, the Son of God.
Their gifts mirrored everything in the Jewish Scriptures, that the Divine Christ was to be Priest, Prophet and King. You can categorize all the Scriptures into those three categories. Gold is for the only King who would always be eager to provide for His subjects, Frankincense is for the Priest who would Himself be the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, myrrh is for a Prophet who would be killed for speaking Truth and should therefore have his body packed with myrrh for burial. But wait. No. He might die, but He was to rise from the dead. So… wait… what?
They already knew the Child King was to be born in Bethlehem, but purposely went out of their way to shake up filthy, wretched, demonic, murderous King Herod, and all the rest of Jerusalem with him. These wise men already knew that they themselves should be killed by Herod for speaking of this new King. They already knew that Herod would want to kill the Child King, a rival King incomparably greater than him. But they knew Herod could never do such a thing. They fully believed it would have to be the babe Himself who would later lay down His life for His people, for the whole world. They were just provoking Herod and all the people on purpose, so that the event wouldn’t go by unnoticed even from the beginning. I love that.
And the gifts? They brought them knowing what would have to happen regardless of whether they provoked Herod and all Jerusalem with him. No matter what, it would soon be known that the Messiah was now born as the one and only King of the Jews. Herod would still try to kill Jesus, the Savior. Herod would still try to kill all the infant boys two years old or under. They knew that before they even started their journey.
Their gifts were brought, it seems to me, for the Holy Family to give to the families of those whose boys would die for Jesus. Those boys wouldn’t grow up to provide for their families, for their then elderly parents, but those families would now have gold to provide for themselves as they became older. The families of the boys being slaughtered by Herod would, unlike Jesus in future times, need the myrrh for packing around the corpses of those infant boys for their burial. The families of the boys, shaken by these events, would offer that frankincense in honor of Jesus who had been among them, in honor of the prayers of the lives of the infants slaughtered for Jesus. Joseph received a dream from an angel about the impending slaughter: “Take the child and His mother and flee to Egypt! Do it! Do it now!” What are they going to do with gold too heavy, frankincense too abundant, myrrh for a day so long in the future when it would not be used by Mary anyway (for she knew her Son would rise from the dead and she would not be at the tomb with Mary of Magdala early Sunday morning). The Holy Family didn’t have caravans of camels, but only a donkey for Mary and her newborn.
But Francis decries such an experience as impossible to the priest who offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, of Jesus, in the Ancient Rite. We priests must be rejecting the surprises of the Holy Spirit. We cannot be convicted by the Holy Spirit.
Pope Francis, you are wrong. Why limit the Holy Spirit? Be surprised that the Holy Spirit can also enliven the heart and soul of a wretch like me even whilst offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Ancient Rite. I am a sinner, a terrible sinner. But the Holy Spirit is more powerful than I am. I hope, Pope Francis, that you do not doubt that the Holy Spirit can work even with me, wretch that I am.
Be joyful, Pope Francis.
I can’t help myself. It’s just my ♬ feelings ♬ again. But this comes to mind about the rhetoric of Francis when he prejudicially lumps together all those who offer and assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Ancient Rite:
Miss McCarthy replied that Lillian Hellman was “a bad writer, overrated, a dishonest writer.” When Mr. Cavett asked what was “dishonest” about Miss Hellman, Miss McCarthy answered, “Everything.” Miss McCarthy continued, “I once said in an interview that every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'”
Does that sound like I’m criticizing Pope Francis? Yes, I suppose it does. Does he deserve it for the good of his own soul? Yes, I suppose he does. You know, Galatians 2:11 and all that. Be of good heart.
Thanks go to the many who collaborated to bring this extremely helpful if utterly sardonic extended bit of humor to light. Even the length is cynically sarcastic, mimicking the useless verbosity of the Bergoglio-esque modus operandi. One is overwhelmed, suffocated, convinced by the massive weight of the horror, the truth, setting one free, ever so humorous, but ever so sad. But I love it. Totally.
Ultimately, is this useful? Should this actually be used against the insistence of some (arch)episcopal sycophant of Francis? I mean, it would be difficult for, say, a Cardinal Cupich to deny the truths of this humor. But do we set up a precedent? Are we to be “disobedient” with sarcasm?
I mean, I don’t know, let’s figure this out. What is the law when the mens legislatoris (the mind, the intention, of the legislator) is so extremely, excruciatingly clear regardless of what some “It’s-only-the-text-of-the-actual-precept-canon-lawyer” has to say?
I would challenge any (arch)bishop and/or Canon lawyer to read that piece linked above. It’s humorous, but there is a deadly, deadly, deadly serious side to it. The accuracy and completeness and nuance of the citations are stunning, overwhelming. This is academia at it’s best, interpretation of the law at its best. This goes right to the heart of the Church, the Sacred Heart of the Church. This is about the salvation of souls. Sometimes humor speaks more loudly than direct commentary. But this is all direct commentary simultaneously. Yikes! Congratulations to this author, to the translator, to the publisher. Awesome. Great work.
The author, by the way, has been out in the peripheries more than Bergoglio could ever dream of being out in any peripheries. This guy absolutely cares for the sheep and lambs of the Lord’s Little Flock in every way. He gets it. The “authenticity” of this guy makes him someone to be reckoned with. He’s a giant of a Catholic among Catholics. And he has all the degrees in the world. All the street-cred of a true believer.
And after wading though this, I’m quite convinced that this sarcasm is also intended by Francis and +Roche. In other words, for Francis and +Roche, this is what is actually happening:
“If you conservative idiots are so stupid as to take Traditionis custodes and the Responses to the Dubia by the CDW seriously, then you’re not even worth taking seriously. Go ahead and hyper-obey, all angry and cynical, which is where we want you to be. But if all y’all are smart enough to catch on to our “no-law-is-a-good-law” way of going about things, then, by all means, we got you where we want you. Go ahead and do whatever you want with the TLM. Celebrate it all the time. We don’t care. That’s not the point. What we want is for you to ignore all law, to ignore the Church, to get into the habit of ignoring any Pope who comes along in the future. We are baiting you, and you have taken the bait. Hahahahaha!”
But what Francis and +Roche don’t understand is that true believers have the wisdom to see through the demonic cynicism. We will remain believers. We will continue to follow all just laws, all just precepts. We will continue to follow Jesus. We won’t be doing any demon idol worship. And Jesus has the last laugh as we use Francis and +Roche against themselves and still remain with Jesus. :-)
So, just to be clear: There is no TLM or any Sacrament or Sacramental of the Ancient Rite which is either invalid or illicit. We know the mens legislatoris, diabolically cynical as it might be. It’s all gaslighting. To them, it’s humorous. But I’ll remain deadly serious about the salvation of souls with Jesus, who was absolutely deadly serious.
Can you imagine saying Holy Mass on the front lines for the guys and putting the demon-idol Pachamama in front of them? I can’t. I won’t. The demonic hierarchy can go to their own place. I will not follow. I will remain with Jesus, by His grace, in His joy.
“May God console you! …What saddens you …is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises – but you have the apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in this struggle-the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?
“True, the premises are good when the apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way …You are the ones who are happy: you who remain within the church by your faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis.
“No one, ever, will prevail against your faith, beloved brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day.
“Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray.
“Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ.”
“St. Athanasius lived in the 4th century and was the bishop of Alexandria in Egypt for 46 years. Banned from his diocese at least five times, he spent a total of 17 years in exile. The famous convert to the Church, Cardinal John Henry Newman, described him as a “principal instrument after the Apostles by which the sacred truths of Christianity have been conveyed and secured to the world.” Often referred to as the Champion of Orthodoxy, St. Athanasius was undoubtedly one of the most courageous defenders of the Faith in the entire history of the Church. If anyone can be singled out as a saint for our times, surely it is St. Athanasius. The [above] letter of his could, almost word for word, have been written yesterday. [Even today.]
Comment of Arise!:
In the day of Saint Athanasius, the vast majority of bishops, so wimpy, didn’t believe in the divinity of Christ Jesus. And they wanted to kill Athanasius, chasing him into the desert on multiple occasions. If Christ is divine, then they have to keep the commandments. They didn’t want that.
I ask how it could possibly be that the bishops of today believe in the divinity of Jesus, for they, almost to a man, deny the least of the brethren, that what we do or don’t do to the least of the brethren we do or don’t do to Christ Jesus Himself. Abortion is great as long as we get “vaccines” for our selfish selves!
“Throw Jesus off His Altar, our of His Church. Install the demon-idol Pachamama, Abomination of Desolation, to whom to the least of the brethren are sacrificed! Don’t respect Jesus in the Sacrifice of the Mass that has been offered since the time of the Apostles! Do get the abortion-tainted “vaccine”!
Canon 1373 – A person who publicly incites among subjects animosities or hatred against the Apostolic See or an ordinary because of some act of power or ecclesiastical ministry or provokes subjects to disobey them is to be punished by an interdict or other just penalties.
Some notes on terminology:
“animosities” – This generally refers to riling people’s emotions to such a point that their emotions rule their reasoning capacities. We would normally call this inciting prejudice. However, this wouldn’t be an evil if it were to be directed at someone who, until he absolutely repented, couldn’t be trusted for anything whatsoever, such as Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Mao. So, the question is as to whether there is that which, in the law itself, helps us to distinguish what kind of animosity it is with which we’re dealing.
“hatred” – “In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau” (Romans 9:13). God hates the sin and the sinner in such manner that He provides all that is needed for the sinner to repent and stop the sin, stop being a sinner, now being loved. Hatred can be a tool of love. So, the question is as to whether there is that which, in the law itself, helps us to distinguish what kind of hatred it is with which we’re dealing.
Distinguishing factors in the law:
Whenever we find a subordinating conjunction, we must needs pay attention, as it promises to make the necessary distinction for us. We find the legally significant word – “because” – in this law. Thus: “BECAUSE of some act of power or ecclesiastical ministry or provokes subjects to disobey them.”
The punishment to be imposed irregardless of the simple fact of inciting animosities or hatred or to also to provoke disobedience in those who are subject to such acts of power or ecclesiastical ministry is, however, subject to the veracity of “some act of power or ecclesiastical ministry” actually being legitimate, that is, lawful, and does not issue from someone acting ultra vires, that is, beyond their powers, beyond their lawful capacities. Did Pope or Prefect or some subsequent bishop anywhere in the world act ultra vires, beyond their powers?
Once it is decided by an ecclesiastical court that no one was acting ultra vires and that the alleged perpetrator is actually guilty of a crime before God and man, then “an interdict or other just penalties” are to be imposed.
As even Wikipedia points out, “an interdict today has the effect of forbidding the person concerned to celebrate or receive any of the sacraments, including the Eucharist, or to celebrate the sacramentals.” That can be tantamount to condemning someone to hell. And I have always said that a “just penalty” would include whatever comes to the imagination of the powers that be, including burning at the stake.
Mind you, for many decades untold numbers of priests have NOT been put under interdict – as that might involve discovery on both sides as appeals are made – but rather priests have simply been marginalized with no due process and with no court at all. And anyway, how do you make an appeal when everyone on up the ladder have already been acting ultra vires on the very point under contention?
So, priests simply trying to do the right thing have been taken out of assignments, their living quarters taken away, having their pay cut, then their insurance cut, and then a request for the priest’s dismissal from the clerical state is made to the Holy See because the cleric is a “liability.” That’s granted, though usually with a fake ultimatum: Either you will spend the rest of your life in a “treatment center” for nothing that needs treatment (fidelity to Christ and the legitimate authority of the Church) or you will be dismissed from the clerical state. Just like that.
Oh, and that picture at the top? That’s the chopping block and axe used for the decapitation of Saint Thomas More in the most civilized of societies, of course. “Most civilized” always refers to the most blood-thirsty.
Anyway, back to any priest thinking about disobedience to Traditionis custodes and to the “legislation” of the answers to the CDW Dubia. I always go back to Aquinas on the law: If a law is unjust, is evil, it is therefore not a law, and is not to be obeyed or disobeyed, but ignored, for it is nothing. Of course, no sycophantic powers that be are going to listen to Aquinas, or Natural Law, or Divine Law, or Canon Law. No, they’re just going to make you feel their power, like Judas demonstrated his “power” over Jesus.
We can pray that bishops invoke Canon 87 in favor of the salvation of souls. One would think that this is what it’s all about, right?
Do I think that Pope Francis and the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW) are acting ultra vires with Traditionis custodes and the Dubia responses? Yes. I’ve written on this quite extensively. I think these documents of Traditionis custodes and the Dubia reponses are an insult to Christ Jesus and His Sacrifice of the Mass and that, in this case, the underlying evil is such that it colors any obedience to the unjust law, such that one is complicit in the underlying evil.
By the by, there are other things
I’m not going to give absolution to someone who has no repentance, having them receive Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin. That’s called sollicitation to sin, an automatic excommunication for a priest hearing confessions. I’m not going to do it. Any demand that I do such a horrible thing is illegitimate, acting ultra vires. I’m just going to ignore that.
I’m not going to participate in the Synod on Synodality. I’ll have nothing to do with New Ways Ministries other than to tell them that they must repent. That’s it. They know the doctrine and morality of the Church. They know the Sacred Scriptures. The Holy See gives them a stage to promote their horror. To demand that I participate in this is acting ultra vires. I’m just going to ignore that. — et cetera, almost ad infinitum…
As Thomas More said at the end of the trial by which he was unjustly condemned, it wasn’t because of his not taking any oath that he condemned, but rather, and simply, it was because of the marriage. And in this case, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we are dealing with the marriage of Christ and His Immaculate Bride, the Church, with the consecrations being His wedding vows. But the response I’ve heard right through the decades is that we are NOT to use our reason and our faith, but we are instead to have Jesus’ Truth filtered for us by brave theologians. Pfft.
This isn’t rocket science. Insulting Jesus is bad and evil and I’m not going there. No discussion.
What I have done here is to invoke the legitimacy of Galatians 2:11:
“When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.”
Invoking Galatians 2:11 is a supreme act of charity and justice and mercy. Am I to be condemned for that? Jesus will also have something to say about any powers that be acting ultra vires.
I don’t care about unjust penalties in this life, whatever the cost. I want to go to heaven.
You have heard that it was said that one cannot at all disobey a precept in it’s praxis if what is to be done is at least amoral, not relevant to morality, even though the mere reasons given for that precept by the legislator are in and of themselves heretical, blasphemous, demonic even.
Let’s take an example, the demand of offering the Ancient Rite of the Holy Mass in some sewer because the precept has it that the Ancient Rite of Holy Mass has NOTHING to do with the life of the parish and therefore it can not be offered in any parish church. Offering the Holy Mass correctly and with reverence, albeit in a weird place, like the bunk of a barracks in Auschwitz, is certainly at least amoral, though in the circumstances I would say it is most laudable, heroic. But not to offer the best to our Lord on His Altar in His Church when you otherwise could is a grave sin of omission of reverence due to our Lord and to His Holy Sacrifice.
And I cannot be silent about the statement publicized throughout the world that the Holy Sacrifice has NOTHING to do with the life of the parish, and that’s why it’s thrown out, why Jesus is thrown out. That statement, that heresy, that blasphemy, that diabolical interference, is evil, and is part and parcel with the pragmatic aspect of the precept. The two are intertwined. One cannot follow the precept and not fall into heresy, blasphemy and diabolical horror.
Non serviam. Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir.
I know, I know. I’m being ironic, sarcastic. But it’s well deserved. It falls on them.
You have heard that it was said that a “Freudian slip” appears in the closing sentence of the recent incredibly cruel and petty truly hateful dubious Dubia published the other day. However, that would be out of character for such profoundly cultured giants in the history of entitled will-to-power. I think this is simply more mocking of Christ’s Little Flock:
“From the offices of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 4 December 2021, on the 58th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution on the Scared Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium. — ✠ Arthur Roche – Prefect
Bunch of self-absorbed Promethean Pelagian trolls, are they not? The thing is, the CDW otherwise consistently insists on mocking that Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, shrieking that any citation of it (retain Latin, retain chant, retain ad orientem…) is anachronistic, invalid, as it is only the weirdnesses subsequent to the Council until today (Clowns, Pachamama usurpation of Jesus’ Altar, no blessings in the Book of Blessings, etc.) that can legitimately be desired by the faithful. Yes, little Arthur says: “The very Liturgy is scared of us! We’re in power! Feel our power!”
Meanwhile, the Lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, which is precisely the very Sacrifice of Jesus at the Last Supper united with Calvary – My Body betrayed for you in Sacrifice, my Blood poured out for you in Sacrifice – is defined in that manner, note well, by the accompanying letter to Traditionis custodes, with its citation of Pope Benedict to that effect. That Lex orandi is rejected for the Ancient Rite, and therefore for all rites, including the Novus Ordo. That the Ancient Rite is not any kind of expression at all of the Latin Rite is as much to say that the Ancient Rite is not at all any kind of expression of the Sacrifice of Jesus at the Last Supper united with Calvary. That’s rank heresy, blasphemy.
+Roche is saying that it is Jesus Himself who should be scared, since it is God Himself, the Word Incarnate, laying down His life for us, the Innocent for the guilty, who is being rejected, forbidden, marginalized beyond any peripheries, all by way of the power of +Roach and Pope Francis. Well, Jesus is not scared. He stays on the Cross:
I’ll tell you who should be scared. It should be +Roche and Pope Francis who should be scared to go before the judgment and meet up with the Immaculate Conception holding Jesus. This will be the judgment, will it not? Looking into her eyes?
Meanwhile, Jesus and His Sacrifice are never not-up-to-date, never out-of-date, are never needing to get-with-the-times. Jesus said that when He is lifted up on the Cross, He will draw all to Himself of all times and places, men of every nation, tribe, people, race, language, whatever. Jesus melts the clocks. He draws all into that one hour of our redemption, please God also of our salvation. With Jesus, ever Ancient, ever New, we are always up-to-date, in the time and place where Divine Providence has placed us, that is, always next to dearest Immaculate Mary always next to Jesus under the Cross.
To sum up: In the same way that that Jesus’ Sacrifice, which happened so long ago, is dismissed as irrelevant to the life of the parish, as they say, this is the same way that original sin is dismissed as having any relevance to us today, and is the same way that the importance of the purposed murder of babies ripped from the womb to get their living organs for research, development and testing of “vaccines” for the bottom line of Big Pharma is irrelevant to any moral decision making. Making original sin and redemption and any sin irrelevant because time has gone by is demonic.
Dearest Jesus, thank you for making time as your creation which you hold in your hands. Thank you for bringing us together across time. Thank you for drawing us to yourself, melting those clocks. Thank you for making the likes of +Roche and Pope Francis scared of you, so that they might have the opportunity to be converted to you by your grace. Let them put their fingers into the nail-prints, let them put their hands into your side, your Heart. Let them discover that you are not irrelevant in your Sacrifice, dear Jesus. Let them say, “My Lord and my God,” and believe it by way of your timeless grace. And thank you, Jesus, for making us fearless, you who have insisted so many times: “Do not fear!” “Be not afraid!” And I’m not afraid, we’re not afraid, dear Jesus, thanks to you. Your Little Flock takes consolation that you will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen.
Above, at Holy Redeemer very early Sunday mornings.
Below, just a bit later, at Prince of Peace:
For those readers who are “stunned” at my appraisal of the CDW’s efforts, and there are some ecclesiastics who are, as they say, “stunned”, I say this: the dubia answers state that Jesus’ Holy Sacrifice has NOTHING to do with the life of the parish. And that, my friends, is not just evil, but demonic. Objectively, it’s blasphemy, objectively, a mortal sin of scandal over against the Lord’s Little Flock.
Imagine, at the last judgment, with Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, with His wounds still in His hands and feet and side, His Heart, in front of you, and you screaming that Jesus is irrelevant, that only you are important, even as you run into hell: feel the POWER!
Here’s the deal, in this tiniest of all parishes in North America, we who are nothing, all agree with this:
Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium, et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum. Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri: per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: Et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis: sub Pontio Pilato passus, et sepultus est. Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas. Et ascendit in caelum: sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, judicare vivos et mortuos: cuius regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum, et vivificantem: qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur, et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per Prophetas. Et unam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum. Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.
And… and… we’re belligerent about it, entrenched, rigid. [gasp!]
“The Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes in art. 3 § 2 requests that the Bishop, in dioceses where up to now there has been the presence of one or more groups celebrating according to the Missal prior to the reform of 1970, ‘designate one or more locations where the faithful adherents of these groups may gather for the Eucharistic celebration (not however in the parochial churches and without the erection of new personal parishes)’. The exclusion of the parish church is intended to affirm that the celebration of the Eucharist according to the previous rite, being a concession limited to these groups, is not part of the ordinary life of the parish community.” (CDW Dubia answer)
So, Jesus’ Sacrifice means nothing whatsoever to the life of the parish. Nothing. God-Incarnate laying down His life for us, the Innocent for the guilty, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, to bring us to life by grace in this world, grace which will turn into glory forever in eternal life… that means NOTHING to the life of the parish? Really?
You lost me there Pope Francis, and whatever henchmen at the CDW. You lost me there.
I stand with Jesus. Not with you, you creepy dark souls. You reject Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. You lead us to hell, you liars, dead men running to eternal death. I’m not with you. I remain with Jesus. He is my life. He is the life of my parish. Do whatever the hell you want to take out your little vengeance on me now, you idiots. Don’t you realize you only bring me, us, to greater faith? Jesus wins. Jesus always wins.
Right this second I’m going to up the parish church to offer the TLM that you hate so much.
“But Father George! Father George! They’re just talking about progressivist ideological symbolism as the life of the community, not about Jesus! Be nice, Father George!”
Sure, what they’ve done is reduce Jesus to ideological symbolism to be manipulated for raw power, just another unit to be disregarded in Hegelian dialectic of Rahnerian pantheism. That’s it. I want nothing to do with their Dubia and their penalties, their blah-blah-blah so very hateful of God, neighbor and themselves (objectively speaking, of course). Too creepy. Too dark.
The henchmen of Pope Francis, all really very nice people, incredibly nice – so nice that it’s overwhelming: nice nice nice nice nice!!! – these henchmen claim that they own The Bridge, Christ Jesus, The Bridge between heaven and earth, and claim that they own The Pontifex, Christ Jesus, The Bridge Builder, who rightly called Himself The Way, and even claim that the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Last Supper united with Calvary, is not an expression whatsoever of the Roman Rite [absolutely a statement of its invalidity in their eyes]… these henchmen of Pope Francis feel entitled with all their claims to drive all over the Way they claim they own, feel entitled not to pay attention to anyone on The Bridge, feel entitled to smash into anyone in their way, feel entitled to FEEL THE POWER, these henchmen of Pope Francis, I say, are, instead, similar to the gnat-like idiot-car in the video above coming up against a real vehicle, you know, the TLM. Guess who wins in the end? See the video above. Rather humorous, really.
Anyway, here’s the deal: I’m a priest and I’m actually extremely busy doing priest-stuff, providing people the sacraments and the benefit of the sacramentals. I had an exhaustive day yesterday (18 December, 2021) sprinting about in multiple counties, getting groceries for the elderly, multiple sessions of Confessions, Holy Mass, lots of sacramental work altogether. I dropped after getting home from the church late at night…
So, I’m so very sorry. I apologize. I didn’t get a chance to begin to start to study any official statements from the CDW or any chance after that would-be study to begin to start to consider any official statements from the CDW. But I did play some YouTube commentaries about the CDW aggression over the blue-tooth speakers of Sassy the Subaru while I raced about all over WNC. My listening was often cut because of being out of WiFi range in the back ridges of these Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountains. So, what the CDW did, whatever that is, is all a rumor to me right now.
If there is any truth to the commentary, what the CDW has done is to make for a head-on collision with the letter I received from my bishop just yesterday. He sent it before the CDW statement was unleashed to the world over the internet. My bishop’s letter was annulled by the CDW even before he sent it. Obviously, the bishops were not consulted by the CDW.
If there is any truth to the commentary, I have plenty of questions, particularly about the CDW annulling the universal law of the Church (Canon Law), stomping on the rights of priests regarding the Holy Sacrifice, that is, without this smackdown being approved in forma specifica by the Holy Father. I have heard of plenty of cases over many decades in the past where this lack of specific approval to individual points annulled the legal force of whatever idiotic decree, especially draconian life-long penalties. I’m no Canon lawyer, but something seems rotten somewhere. We need some honest Canon lawyer. And I don’t just mean a traddy. Too many “traditionalists” are mere panderers. We’ve seen that recently. Way too many. They go on something like this: “Yes, well, it’s not approved quite exactly correctly but we don’t want to talk about that because we want to be nice and maybe they’ll be nice to us in return so I won’t really give you honest legal commentary but hide the truth from ye all, you know, to be nice.” I don’t want that. This is too important. Just the facts. True men of Tradition are NOT afraid to speak the facts. True men of Tradition don’t play politics with the Sacrifice of the Mass. I think Taylor Marshall’s term for this is fake-traddies playing “patty-cake” with the enemies of the Church. Brutal, but true.
Also, if the commentary has any truth to it, what was done seems maliciously set on purposely causing a situation that can be called “odious.” That’s a technical term, actually. If some bit of disciplinary legislation even from the supreme legislator (the Pope) is odious to the faithful (and I will ask the faithful over the next couple of weeks), then the bishop has full rights to exercise Canon 87 in favor of the salvation of souls. But the bishops have to be up to the task for the sake of the salvation of souls. That’s what the Church is supposed to be all about, right? The. Salvation. Of. Souls. In the video above, what this would mean is that our friend in the truck would just push the idiot-car right off The Bridge altogether and keep moving. Canon 87. But, of course, it is already threatened that there will another idiot-car, and another, annoying, but perhaps effective when there are dozens of idiot-cars, thousands, millions… But…
But… No. That’s when the truck revs up a bit. I’m sure you understand the analogy. Christ Jesus and His Sacrifice will not be killed off a second time. Jesus, once risen from the dead, will never die again.
I think I have too much fun. It’s just that I already know that Christ Jesus, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception, Divine Son of our dearest, dearest Mother, has conquered. And He will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire, judge those who are occupied with the cura animarum, who are tasked with the salvation of souls, who are tasked with not insulting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Today, I will have no time to read anything from the CDW. I’m literally sprinting from now until nightfall with actual priestly things to do: Adoration, Confessions, Masses, Communion Calls, Last Rites, over multiple counties, in multiple churches, in people’s homes, in nursing homes…
Also, I refuse to have my joy in Christ Jesus dragged down by anyone, much less anyone who is set on insulting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, who is set on insulting Christ’s own priests. Is that what they are doing? Eventually in these next weeks I’ll be able to read what the CDW has written, I guess, somewhere on the internet.
But lemme tell you: Christ Jesus, the High Priest, takes note when His Sacrifice is smacked down, and when His own priests are smacked down by those who should know better. Sure, His priests might be thrown into dumpsters all around the world, but then they get to go to heaven. Jesus always wins. Again, I refuse to have my joy in Christ Jesus dragged down by anyone.
BTW: It seems to me that when it comes to Holy Mass, anything that is done is done within an ecumenical Council, not by way of rumors on the internet. When does all this take effect? Now? When the Acts of the Apostolic See are published? The CDW has already amended the 16 July 2021 motu proprio of Pope Francis. Who’s the legislator? What is this legislation? What?
Meanwhile, I’ll be doing my best to run away from the fake-liturgical-police:
The one thing the haters don’t have at all is humor. They are joyless, odious. That cannot be the case with those who remain with the Sacrifice of Jesus. No. Let us retain our joy in the Holy Spirit. Jesus has conquered. Let’s stand with Him in His trials. Let’s hear with great joy from the Eternal Judge: “Enter into the joy…”
“RORATE has learned, and can confirm, that the instruction of the Congregation for Divine Worship (Prefect: Archbishop Arthur Roche) on the application of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes is to be published next week. (Unless some extraordinary measure prevents the publication of the already approved text.) The instruction will try (among other things) to impose over the global Church, by violent and illegitimate will of the legislator, the blueprint established for the Diocese of Rome by its Cardinal Vicar months ago regarding all Sacraments other than the Holy Eucharist. “
That’s a kick in the face to the Church of all ages from “the vision of Pope Francis” and his tyrannical “synodal church”, whatever that is. I’ve heard people right around the world citing “the vision of Pope Francis” really a lot, people who should know better, who themselves despised at one time a similar phrase – “the spirit of Vatican II” – since it was a tool to manipulate people, bully people into going against Christ Jesus and His Church. When parts of that get-together were found to be too orthodox, that phrase was quickly changed to… “The spirit of Vatican II and whatever we want to emphasize in what happened after Vatican II.” Talk about overly comprehensive and ambiguous and bullying unto tyrannical persecution. Why cannot what happened after Vatican II include Ecclesia Dei and Summorum Pontificum? Pfft.
Sacred Revelation has it that we are to be one with the Body of Christ, Jesus the Head, we the members, right now and into heaven, not mere dialectic units always smashing down the Body of Christ and never quite being resolved into the unity of the One Body of Christ, ever ancient, ever new. Jesus wants us to be one with Him instead of forever being in an ongoing dialectic that ignores Christ Jesus, His doctrine, His morality, His Revelation, His Commandments. There is no revelation “from below”, from our fallen human nature in whatever stupid dialectic. There is only Revelation from above. We’ve forgotten the Prologue of Saint John’s Gospel. I wonder why that is. “The Light shone in the darkness, but…”
The martyrs of the past rejected this tyranny when it came from outside the Church, specifically from Diocletian, the most bloodthirsty and vicious of the demon-possessed Roman Emperors. Diocletian’s objective in torture, imprisonment and murder was to stop the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Even Wikipedia has this great comment to make:
“Non possumus” is a Latin, Catholic, religious phrase that translates as “we cannot”. It originated with the martyrdom of the Martyrs of Abitinae [in Africa], who were murdered in AD 304 when Roman Emperor Diocletian prohibited Christians under penalty of death to possess the Sacred Scriptures, convene on Sunday to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, and erect premises for their assemblies. The phrase was not intended to express incapacity but, on the contrary, absolute moral determination to obey the Catholic Faith. The full sentence of the phrase is “sine dominico non possumus” (“we cannot [live] without Sunday”). It expresses the necessity of Sunday and the Holy Eucharist for Christianity. (W)
We immediately recall, of course, Padre Pio’s version of this call to die in witness of the Lord Jesus:
“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” (Padre Pio)
Yet, people are citing the tyrannical, myopic “vision of Pope Francis” as a great example of dialogue and pastoral sensitivity. Since when is constantly jerking people around all of a sudden “listening” and the full expression of desiring the salvation of souls? Is Canon 87 not a part of the Code of Canon Law?
Can. 87 §1. A diocesan bishop, whenever he judges that it contributes to their spiritual good, is able to dispense the faithful from universal and particular disciplinary laws issued for his territory or his subjects by the supreme authority of the Church.
Since when is it considered the sine qua non of pro bono ecclesiae to destroy souls by not working for that which contributes to their spiritual good?
I don’t “out” my readers, but this is a special case. And anyway, I’ve hidden the name, right? He switched on a VPN (or is that the Archdiocese) before visiting, but he couldn’t but be noticed because of the subscription info. Let’s just say he’s very high up in the chancery, particularly amongst the Canon Lawyers of the Archdiocese. Whatever about the IP, he wants me to know who he is and what he does. Well, now I know. Chapeau to him. Perhaps he likes my blog. These were the top posts when he visited:
Let’s see… Oh! I get it. It’s the second one in the list above, along with the fourth. The second, based on the fourth, is about the canonical duty to carry out prescriptions of law and regards a hot-button issue in the Archdiocese of Chicago and around the world, the restriction and demise of the TLM. Cardinal Blase is set on a course to shut down the Ancient Rite.
As I say, perhaps this particular upper-echelon Canon Lawyer agrees with my reasoning. Great. Whatever the case, he certainly does want me to know that the Archdiocese is taking a look. Forewarned is also forearmed, and that’s a favor, right?
As with any enfant terrible, I’m terribly honored. Surely I’m amongst the grumpy old guys:
Canonical advice is always welcome. I won’t let any comment through moderation should any Canon Lawyer request such.
Just a bit of lane splitting is going on here. But that would never happen with Canon Law would it?
Hours after this was published yesterday – “I’m stunned you say *Traditionis* custodes is evil” – a long conversation with a superb Canon Lawyer ensued about there being no doubt about what the law intends to be done practically, which is quite a separate issue, he said – merely playing the devil’s advocate here (which is very helpful) – it’s a separate issue from anything that might be theologically evil in the law. Thus, his argument ensued: regardless of any theological evil in the law, the clear practical demand put upon you to offer Holy Mass is not in itself evil, even if the rite is limited to the Novus Ordo.
My response, in summary, was this: “I can’t stand [it]. I think every word [he] writes is false, including ‘and’ and ‘but.'” What is paraphrased here was met with a poker face. So I added that for me to act upon a practical law based upon theological evil is to give that theological evil my fiat, something more than any “silence gives consent.” A slight nod indulging my disability of scrupulosity in this matter was performed, encouraging me to continue.
If I were to accept offering Holy Mass only according to the Novus Ordo because of my being forced to bow down to Traditionis custodes in its practical application — and even prescinding while doing this from any criticism of theological error regarding the Ancient Rite (that it is invalid in se – in itself – as a rite of Holy Mass) — I would be accepting the Novus Ordo in it’s celebration as that which is also invalid as a rite of Holy Mass. If you invalidate the consecrations of the Ancient Rite wrought by a validly ordained priest, you invalidate the consecrations of the Novus Ordo as well. Any dissing of the Sacrifice of the Mass which is itself brought about by the consecrations, by the Lex orandi, the Law of Praying, in one rite also disses that Sacrifice, that Lex orandi, those consecrations, in all rites. See the reasoning in “I’m stunned you say *Traditionis* custodes is evil”.
I don’t want to have anything to do with Traditionis custodes. There is no amount of lane-splitting that is going to convince me that it is somehow good to follow this law in any way. It is an insult to Jesus, to His Sacrifice, to the members of the Body of Christ since the time of the Last Supper until today. I just can’t go there. Ain’t gonna happen.
So, my rejection of Traditionis custodes has stunned some nice people (far away from my parish, mind you). The way I see it, Traditionis custodes is an evil law, and therefore, as Saint Thomas Aquinas says, is no law at all, and is not to be obeyed or disobeyed, just ignored, for it is nothing.
“But Father George! Father George! I’m stunned! How can you say anything from the Great Pope Francis is evil?! He’s the Pope, and you’re not! Pope Francis is infallible in everything he says and does and thinks and emotes about! How dare you!? How dare you!?” How dare you!? I’m stunned!”
Well, there are any number of reasons why Traditionis custodes is evil. I will give just two examples here, as they suffice to demonstrate the evil nature of that “document,” papal as it may be, even if that is stunning for the less clever amongst us.
1. THE “THROW-JESUS-OUT” EVIL
“Art. 3. § 2. […] the faithful adherents of these groups may gather for the eucharistic celebration (not however in the parochial churches and without the erection of new personal parishes).”
While Jesus is happy to be with His Little Flock for the Sacrifice of the Mass in times of persecution at a “Mass Rock” or at a “Priest Hole” (a secret chapel a Catholic family might construct in their home), or in a bunk in Dachau or Auschwitz, it is inappropriate for any bishop even of Rome to throw Jesus off His own altar and out of His own church just to be politically correct.
In the case of my parish, we would have to move to the filthy slimy community center of the town. Vomit, vomit. I can’t do it. I can’t throw Jesus out just because I’m offering the Ancient Rite of Mass. It’s not right. It’s evil. Ain’t gonna happen, except in the case of a persecution under Cromwell, or Stalin, or Hitler, or Mao.
There are some in the world at large who have gone against Pope Francis in both the letter and spirit of the motu proprio, and have declared such law to be null and void in their (arch)dioceses or their territorial entities. Interesting. Stunning even. They have a “reason.” I wonder if anyone else can have a reason to cast aside Traditionis custodes entirely. Let’s move on:
2. THE “ANCIENT-RITE-IS-NOT-MASS-AT-ALL” EVIL
LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO THE BISHOPS OF THE WHOLE WORLD, THAT ACCOMPANIES THE APOSTOLIC LETTER MOTU PROPRIO DATA “TRADITIONIS CUSTODES” Official translation Rome, 16 July 2021
[[[ At the end of paragraph six and the beginning of seven, we see that the lex orandi, the law of prayer, is common to whatever rites of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, such as the “ordinary” and “extraordinary” forms of the Roman Rite (as Benedict XVI called them), for, he insisted the Sacrifice of the Sacrifice of the Mass is the lex orandi.]]]
“Benedict XVI declared “the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V and newly edited by Blessed John XXIII, as a extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi”, granting a “more ample possibility for the use of the 1962 Missal”. 
“In making their decision they were confident that such a provision would not place in doubt one of the key measures of Vatican Council II or minimize in this way its authority: the Motu proprio recognized that, in its own right, “the Missal promulgated by Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the lex orandi of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite”.  The recognition of the Missal promulgated by St. Pius V “as an extraordinary expression of the same lex orandi” did not in any way underrate the liturgical reform, but was decreed with the desire to acknowledge the “insistent prayers of these faithful,” allowing them “to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass according to the editio typica of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as the extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church”. ”
 Benedict XVI, Letter to the Bishops on the occasion of the publication of the Apostolic Letter “Motu proprio data” Summorum Pontificum on the use of the Roman Liturgy prior to the reform of 1970, 7 july 2007: AAS 99 (2007) 797.
 Benedict XVI, Apostolic Letter given Motu proprio “ Summorum Pontificum”, 7 july 2007: AAS 99 (2007) 779.
 Benedict XVI, Apostolic Letter given Motu proprio “ Summorum Pontificum”, 7 july 2007: AAS 99 (2007) 779.
APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED “MOTU PROPRIO” BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS «TRADITIONIS CUSTODES»
[[[But then, in Art. 1 of Traditionis custodes itself, we read that the Ancient Rite is not part of the lex orandi, has no claim to validly present the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and therefore is no Mass at all.]]]
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.
[[[My comment: If the consecrations are not now valid for the Ancient Rite, bringing about the Holy Sacrifice, then they never were valid, nor are any consecrations valid for any rite of Holy Mass, whether Novus Ordo or any other Latin or Eastern Rite liturgies. None. This is evil. Therefore it is not a law. Stunning, isn’t it? It’s not rocket science. But still, some nice people insist that they are stunned:]]]
It’s like the papabile guy, the The String Puller For All®, telling me that Jesus being crucified was a kind of failure on His part. That’s what Judas thought, right?
That video made me sick to my stomach, literally. Uggh. One might have noticed “something” was happening in 2019 when, on 15 April, an *accidental fire* destroyed “Our Lady”, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Six months later, in October of the same year, 2019, a number of significant attacks that are ramping up their devastation of the faith were set in motion. It’s all quite Apocalyptic. But before we start, let’s take note of some Sacred Scripture.
Note that references to times and seasons or years have particular vocabulary inscaped with the meaning of appointed times and seasons. In Greek, you might recall that chronos refers to mere chronological time and that kairos refers to a more theological, appointed time, such as the high feast days, or a jubilee year. But they can overlap, and they do so here. One kairos, two more of the same and another half of a kairos is, here, three and half chronological years. Numbers of days are mentioned in case anyone would otherwise be tempted not to come to a conclusion also about chronological time. Let’s take a look. Don’t just breeze over it. Be there with Daniel as he watches, then with Jesus as He instructs, then again with John as he watches. Let awe and holy fear take over your soul:
Daniel 7 — 9 While I was watching, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient One sat on his throne. His robe was as white as snow, and the hair on his head was as pure as wool. His throne was ablaze with fiery flames, and its heels were a burning fire. 10 A stream of fire surged forth and flowed out from his presence. Thousands upon thousands served him, and myriads upon myriads stood before him. The court was in session, and the books lay open. 11 Then I continued to watch because of the arrogant words that the horn was speaking. And as I watched the beast was put to death. Its body was destroyed and thrown into the fire to be consumed. 12 As for the other beasts, they lost their dominion, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 As the night visions continued, I beheld approaching on the clouds of heaven one like a son of man. He came before the Ancient One and was presented to him. 14 Dominion and glory and kingship were conferred upon him so that all peoples and nations of every language would become his servants. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will never pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. 15 I, Daniel, experienced great anguish of spirit, and the visions that flashed through my mind truly terrified me. 16 Therefore, I approached one of those who were standing there and asked him what all this truly signified. He in turn revealed to me what all these things meant, 17 “These four great beasts represent four kingdoms that will arise from the earth. 18 But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive kingly power and possess it forever and ever.” 19 Then I expressed my desire to know about the fourth beast, since it was different from all the rest, and terrifying to behold with its iron teeth and bronze claws, and trampling underfoot and devouring its victims. 20 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head, and why the other horn sprouted, before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and an arrogant mouth, and whose appearance was more imposing than that of the others. 21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy ones and prevailing over them, 22 until the Ancient One came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy ones of the Most High, and the time came when the holy ones gained possession of the kingdom. 23 This is the explanation he offered: “As for the fourth beast, it signifies a fourth kingdom on earth that will differ from all other kingdoms. It shall devour the earth, trample it underfoot, and crush it to pieces. 24 As for the ten horns, from this kingdom ten kings shall rise, and another shall arise after them. This last king will be different from the earlier ones, and he will overcome three kings. 25 He will insult the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High in his stubborn determination to change the sacred seasons and the law. They shall be given into his power for a time, two times, and half a time. 26 Finally the court will sit in judgment, and his power will be taken away, with his sovereignty completely destroyed forever. 27 Then kingship and dominion and the splendor of all the kingdoms under the heavens will be given to the holy people of the Most High, whose kingdom will be everlasting, and all dominions will serve and obey him.” 28 Here the account ends. I, Daniel, was greatly disturbed by my thoughts, and I turned pale, but I kept these things to myself.
Daniel 12 — 1 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” 5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” 7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” 8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. 11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. 13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
Matthew 24 — 1 As Jesus left the temple and was walking away, his disciples came up to him to call his attention to the buildings of the temple. 2 He thereupon said to them, “Do you see all these? Amen, I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another; every one will be thrown down.” 3 As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached and spoke to him when they were alone. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered them, “Take care that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Do not be alarmed, for those things are bound to happen, but the end is still to come. 7 For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are only the beginning of the labor pains. 9 “Then you will be handed over to be tortured and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10 At that time, many will fall away from the faith; they will betray and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will appear and lead many astray, 12 and with the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But whoever endures to the end will be saved. 14 And the good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the entire world as a testimony offered to all the nations. And then the end will come. 15 “Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation, about which the prophet Daniel spoke, standing in the Holy Place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, 17 the one who is standing on the roof must not come down to collect what is in his house, 18 and someone who is in the field must not turn back to retrieve his coat. 19 “Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that you will not have to take flight in the winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For at that time there will be great suffering that has not been equaled since the beginning of the world until now, and will never again be duplicated. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened. 23 “Therefore, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There he is,’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform great signs and wonders that are impressive enough to deceive even the elect, if that were possible. 25 “Remember, I have forewarned you about this. 26 So if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out there. If they say, ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For just as lightning comes from the east and is visible even in the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. 29 “Immediately after the distress of those days, ‘the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give forth its light; the stars will fall from the sky and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.’ 30 “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send forth his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 32 “Learn this lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs become tender and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. 33 In the same way, when you see all these things take place, know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 36 “As for the exact day and hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 In the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. 39 They knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and swept them all away. “That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and the other will be left. 42 Therefore, keep watch, for you do not know the day when your Lord is coming. 43 “But keep this in mind: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore, you must also be prepared, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. 45 “Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give its members their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant if his master finds him doing so when he returns home. 47 Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property. 48 “But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is detained,’ 49 and he proceeds to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will return on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. 51 He will punish him and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Also see Mark 13 & Luke 21]
Apocalypse 12 — 1 A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. 6 The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God, that there she might be taken care of for twelve hundred and sixty days. 7 Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, 8 but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time.” 13 When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year. 15 The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. 17 Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus. 18 It took its position on the sand of the sea.
The duration of the persecution:
a time, two times, and half a time [three and half years = 42 months = days = 1260 days]. Daniel speaks of the power of the last king, when there will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. Jesus puts it this way: For at that time there will be great suffering that has not been equaled since the beginning of the world until now, and will never again be duplicated.
1,290 days [three and half years + 30 days] Daniel speaks of 30 extra days for the time allotted to the horror of the ending of the Daily Sacrifice and the setting up of the abomination of desolation. Jesus decrees that these extra days are cut short: And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened. So, were back to 1,260 days.
1,335 days [three and half years + 30 days + 45 days = 44.5 months]. So, with Jesus, let’s knock off 30 days to 1,260 days, but then add 45 days = 1,305 days = 43.5 months.
The signs the persecution has come about:
When the power of the holy people has been finally broken [surely verified by the following two signs]
From the time that the Daily Sacrifice is abolished
and the abomination that causes desolation is set up
Other signs of the persecution mentioned by Jesus:
“For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Do not be alarmed, for those things are bound to happen, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are only the beginning of the labor pains. “Then you will be handed over to be tortured and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. At that time, many will fall away from the faith; they will betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will appear and lead many astray, and with the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.
So, let’s take a date such as 27 October 2019. We’ll say why in a bit:
27 October 2019 + 1260 days [42 months] = Easter Sunday 9 April 2023
27 October 2019 + 1260 days + 45 days = 1,305 days [43.5 months] = 7th week of Easter: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
As a side note, it’s quite impressive that if the days had not been shortened by Jesus, we would start with 27 October 2019 + 1,290 days + 45 days = 1,335 days = 44.5 months: The Vigil of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Friday, 23 June 2023.
So, what’s up with 27 October 2019 that makes it so important so as to be a baseline date for this?
Russia, having spread her communist errors to China in previous decades [remember Fatima and all Pope’s refusing to consecrate specifically Russia specifically with all the bishops in a specific ceremony with the effect that Russia would spread her errors throughout the world?]… Russia saw the fruit of their labor with the Chinese Communist Party weaponizing a virus, releasing it upon the world at the 7th CISM World Games, a kind of military olympics organized by the Conseil International du Sport Militaire, which took place in October of 2019 in Wuhan, China. Here’s the account. The release would have had to have happened just a few days before the ending of the games so that sicknesses and death wouldn’t happen in China but would be brought elsewhere by the militaries of the world. Quite brilliant in a very evil sort of way, really. October 27, 2019: perfect.
At the same time, the Amazon Synod was taking place in throughout October of 2019 at the Vatican. Pope Francis, having worshipped a demon idol, caused that Abomination of Desolation to be established in the Holy of Holies where it must not be, that is, on the Papal Altar of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice. That happened at the closing Mass of the Amazon Synod, that is, on October 27, 2019.
The demon idol, Pachamama, Demon Consort of the Sun God of Mexico, Central and South America since time immemorial, with untold millions and millions of human beings having their hearts ripped out in sacrifice to her, this Pachamama was effectively put on par with Jesus, both being, then, mere symbols of whatever irrelevant cultures that come and go like the wind. This structures a dialectic by which the daily Sacrifice, the Sacrifice of the Mass, is brought to an end. It is a declaration that the Sacrifice of Jesus, the Lex orandi, the Law of Prayer, is invalid, and also therefore invalid as a source of the Lex credendi, the Law of Believing. Thus, Traditionis Custodes was put into motion. This can be demonstrated with many statements of Pope Francis through the years about cultures and symbols: only the New Order of Mass can be a valid vehicle to bring various symbols and cultures to the fore, such as the hellish demon Pachamama on the altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice.
Of course, Covid-19 was used as an excuse to close churches throughout the world even while liquor stores stayed open. This closing of churches is not over yet. Even while the Ancient Rite, the Traditional Latin Mass is attacked by Pope Francis most of the Novus Ordo crowd are simply happy to close down their churches and even mock the faithful while disrespecting Jesus. But, again, more on this later. There’s much more to say about how the closure of churches is probable. The conditions of Daniel and Jesus are being fulfilled with the Abomination of Desolation and the ending of the Daily Sacrifice [of the Mass].
Time line of the Synod on Synodality:
2021 Saturday October 2 to 2022 April – Beginning of the second anniversary of the Synod on the Amazon: Diocesan consultation with the baptized “infallible in believing”, with all syntheses from bishops conferences, etc.
However, that closing date of 2022 April has been extended until August 15, 2022. After all, the drafting of the Instrumentum laboris, the Working Document, is already written, right?
2022 April August to 2022 September – drafting of the Instrumentum laboris, the Working Document.
2022 September to 2023 March – Continental consultation: group of Bishops Conferences and the General Secretariat.
2023 April to May (before June) – drafting of second Instrumentum laboris, which is then sent out.
2023 October – celebration of the Synod on Synodality.
However, if we apply the shortening of the time mentioned by Jesus also to this Synod, the consultation and continental consultation and the drafting of the second Instrumentum laboris (surely already written) will be prompt and will simply be voted on forthwith, that is, by beginning of Holy Week at the start of April 2023. It would just be a matter of faxing back and forth prearranged approval and the sending of an already arranged invitation for the bishops to show up in Saint Peter’s Square for Easter Sunday 2023.
In my little narrative in my own very little and very dark mind and beady black heart, the celebration of the Synod will start on Easter Sunday, 9 April 2023 with an attempted infallible, ex-cathedra pronouncement on a “Different Church”, a “Synodal Church”, always dialectical as time goes on in different circumstances with different cultures, but with everyone always infallible, with doctrine and morality changing according to the times, all of this a direct rejection of the founding of the Church personally by Jesus with the very person of Peter (meaning Peter, in his person, is the one who is expendable before the Truth.) What is desired with a “Different Church” is a total rejection of Jesus’ Church. That Peter is infallible and that everyone is infallible are so different as make them categorically “other”.
But Jesus is Himself the Church. He is the Head of the Body, we are the members of that Body. We go to the Father through, with and in Jesus by the Lex orandi, the Law of Praying, the Sacrifice of Jesus, that is the source of the Lex credendi, the Law of Believing. Pope Francis has already rejected the validity of Jesus’ Sacrifice in the Ancient Rite of Mass, and therefore has also rejected Jesus’ Sacrifice as the source of our believing. I don’t want Francis’ fake church. I want Jesus as my Church. Nothing more. Nothing less. No one more. No one less. Jesus is ever ancient, ever new, the Divine Son of the Living God. He is Truth. His Truth, spoken by the Father, cannot be manipulated, changed, redirected. No. Jesus is Jesus and it is Jesus I want.
In my own dark humor, Pope Francis will attempt to pronounce on an “Everyone-is-Infallible-Church” for all the world to see, on the loggia of Saint Peter’s Basilica, on April 9, Easter Sunday, 2023, with George Soros paid-for crowds packing Saint Peter’s Square all the way down to the Tiber River. All media broadcasters will be there. The entire world will be watching the end of the Catholic Church with glee. But then…
In my bad and evil imagination, just as Pope Francis opens his mouth for the pronouncement that everyone is infallible, a lightning bolt will smash the loggia asunder killing Pope Francis and all cardinals who are present. This will be the end of the persecution.
Remember, the worst persecution is not bloodshed, as I imagine most every single person killed with a bloodletting persecution in all those horrific genocides will go to heaven.
But the worst persecution is bad priests, bad bishops, who lead people to hell. That’s by far the worst persecution. That’s the end of the 1,260 days of the worst persecution the world will ever know. But that same day, in disappointment with the failure of Pope Francis, China will release the kill-virus piggybacking off the present “vaccine”, killing off untold numbers right around the world for the next 45 days, giving us just a handful of days to prepare for the celebration of Pentecost 2023. As Daniel says, blessed is the one who waits for and endures to the end of those following 45 days.
But I have to write more about why I think that the phrase in the preparatory document of the Synod on Synodality referring to all the baptized as infallible in credendo “infallible in believing” is so very heretical in its purposed “context”. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, “keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus” and go to Confession while you can. If you can, do something:
Please share this post. I’d like some criticism so that I can sharpen the arguments a bit more. After all, I let my imagination get ahead of me plenty of times. But then again, there is this:
The other week I had a many hours conversation with a priest friend on the famous “Day Off”. These are often over the top, intense exchanges on all things spiritual, philosophical, theological, liturgical, political, ecclesial, the usual solving all the problems of the Church and the world all at once.
This time around it was all about what is commonly held to be the so called abrogation of the TLM, the Traditional Latin Mass, as well as the so called promulgation of the Novus Ordo, the New Ordo of Mass. After all, the full implementation of Traditionis custodes is afoot, though this action of suppression is more likely to be that which is expected to be delivered with a jackboot in some (arch)dioceses.
“Read it aloud,” my priest friend suggested. Every few sentences I would stop and make an exasperated comment about ambiguity, lack of logic, and complain about the strong emphasis on the mere feelings of Paul VI which he categorized as “desire” (see “placet” in the Latin). In fact, the entire document is not about abrogation of the TLM, but the mere desire of Paul VI that the Novus Ordo Missae be received. He said nothing whatsoever about any promulgation. It’s a statement of feelings. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Of particular mention is the last paragraph before the dating and signing. Stare at the logic. It’s not what you might expect:
“The effective date for what we have prescribed in this Constitution shall be the First Sunday of Advent of this year, 30 November. We decree that these laws and prescriptions be firm and effective now and in the future, notwithstanding[“non obstantibus”], to the extent necessary, the apostolic constitutions and ordinances issued by our predecessors and other prescriptions, even those deserving particular mention and amendment.”
But what is it that he has prescribed? It’s found in the immediately preceding paragraph about Paul VI’s desires of expectations:
“After what we have presented concerning the new Roman Missal, we wish [that’s a simple desire, not legislation: “placet”] in conclusion to insist on one point in particular and to make it have its effect. When he promulgated the “editio princeps” of the Roman Missal, our predecessor St. Pius V offered it to the people of Christ as the instrument of liturgical unity and the expression of a pure and reverent worship in the Church. Even though, in virtue of the decree of the Second Vatican Council, we have accepted into the new Roman Missal lawful variations and adaptations, our own expectation in no way differs from that of our predecessor. [Paul VI’s wish, desire, expectation…] It is that the faithful will receive [part of any promulgation is any reception, which is up in the air as of his writing and still today] the new Missal as a help toward witnessing and strengthening their unity with one another; that through the new Missal one and the same prayer in a great diversity of languages will ascend, more fragrant than any incense, to our heavenly Father, through our High Priest, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit.”
I’m sure there are apoplectic knee-jerk reactions to that (“But we know what he means!”). So, let’s take a closer look at that very official closing paragraph:
“The effective date for what we have prescribed in this Constitution [his sharing of a wish] shall be the First Sunday of Advent of this year , 30 November. We decree that these laws and prescriptions [actually, just his sharing of a wish] be firm and effective now [how rigid, especially about what he feels about wishes!] and in the future, notwithstanding, to the extent necessary, the apostolic constitutions and ordinances issued by our predecessors and other prescriptions, even those deserving particular mention and amendment [note the logic of that usage of “notwithstanding”, “non obstantibus” (see the parsing below)].”
Here’s the deal: This is simply a statement that Paul VI wishes, desires, expects, has feelings about… everyone everywhere and all the time knows of his wishes (his laws and prescriptions merely having their final referents in his wishes), so that while those mere wishes are known, all the apostolic constitutions and ordinances issued by his predecessors and other prescriptions, even those deserving particular mention and amendment, all retain their force. Just because something is not held to stand in the way doesn’t mean that it is abrogated. Yep. Stunning, isn’t it? And just because Paul VI has a desire doesn’t mean anything is promulgated. Yep. Stunning, isn’t it?
Anachronistic to all this is “Feelings” which debuted four years later, but perhaps might have been inspired by Paul VI’s feelings.
Traditionis custodes, Art. 1, has it that the Ancient Rite is not now and therefore never was an expression of the Lex orandi, the Law of praying, which is the Sacrifice of Jesus. And that means there is no Lex orandi for any rite, ever, including the New Rite, the Novus Ordo. This is evil. An evil law is no law at all. Therefore, I don’t obey or disobey this motu proprio, for it is nothing. It is to be ignored. My offer is this: nothing.
Traditionis custodes, Art. 3. § 2, violently throws Jesus and His Holy Sacrifice right off His own altar, right out of His own church. That’s evil. An evil law is no law at all. Therefore, I don’t obey or disobey this motu proprio, for it is nothing. It is to be ignored. My offer is this: nothing.
I should hope that no priest be subjected to a choice between insulting Jesus and remaining in active ministry for Jesus. Should a priest choose to insult Jesus in order to remain in active ministry for Jesus, it means that such a priest has chosen to be a mercenary who is in ministry for himself and not at all for Jesus. Even if he remains in ministry he has taken himself out of true ministry into a kind of anti-ministry.
I mean this “My offer is this: nothing” is a great meme, right? Just fill in the blank regarding Pachamama demon idol worship, or the blessing of same sex civil unions, or the encouragement of adultery and pro-abort politicians by way of dissing of the Most Blessed Sacrament given to those who don’t give a damn.
My offer to you Pope Francis is this: nothing, or, I take that back, I’ll give you absolution if you’re repentant. But then, that’s not my offer, that’s the offer of Jesus: God or nothing.
To those who say I criticize Pope Francis and therefore am to be put down, thrown out like trash, I say this: I’m no Saint Paul when I also reprimand Peter – who, the Holy Spirit says, stood condemned (Galatians 2:11) – but I must strive to follow the example of Saint Paul in reprimanding Peter. If not, I will be stand condemned.
“But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! You have no standing! You’re just a priest! Shut your face, Father George!”
So, here’s why I have standing:
I’m the one who is charged with shepherding this portion of the Lord’s Little Flock in my parish: it is I who am mandated to speak the truth with charity, to sanctify with charity, to govern with charity.
I’m the one who is responsible for bringing people into humble, joyful reverence before Jesus instead of bringing people to blaspheme Him, ignore His commandments.
I’m the one who will stand before Jesus in judgment for my soul in regard to protecting Jesus’ Little Flock. He sees all, all the time, and is eager and ready to ask me about every aspect of my ministry at the judgement, which can happen any time, any time, right now… He knows… I want to be ready in all hope that I have done His will for His Little Flock.
And then the stupid answer follows:
“But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! We here in the Holy See have ways, Father George! We can force you! You should be afraid! Really scared!”
Pfft. Whatever. I answer to Jesus. I’m peaceful and joyful with Jesus. The Holy See doesn’t scare me one bit. I’m not one to be shaken down. I’m one happy priest. So, it just doesn’t work. Not that I’m virtuous. I’m a bit autistic and easily entrench. I’m rigid! I’m a bit of a mafioso that way. Don’t scandalize and mislead the Lord’s Little Flock! I so easily become indignant when Jesus and His dear Mother are insulted. However much grace is at work with all that there’s also quite a bit of my fallen human nature being put to work. I’m a bit of a mafioso that way. So, I’m not just indignant when my family, the Holy Family is insulted, I’m really indignant. No compromise. Ever. Ain’t gonna happen. I say that with joy.
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!
Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus promulgated 1 November 1900, contains the teaching of Pope Leo XIII:
“The world has heard enough of the so-called ‘rights of man.’ Let it hear something of the rights of God.”
Quite exactly one century later, when a cauldron of Marxist priests hotly desiring to kill oppressors boiled over and execrated their demands for the secular rights of man in the face of Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, he responded, here in the paraphrase of French newspapers:
“Les droits de l’homme, c’est de la merde! Let’s respect the rights of God.”
Then, just thirty days later, Saint Pope John Paul II made him a Cardinal. Lol. I love that. The rights of man, to be legitimate, must be consonant with the rights of God, of the Creator, over us mere creatures.
In these days there are ecclesiastics who are upholding the rights of man and are making sport of Catholic priests who respect the rights of God in order to assist man in his vocation to go to heaven. The bad and evil ecclesiastics are cutting the throats of those priests who don’t want abortion-tainted “vaccines” and are forbidding them from providing the sacraments. The bad and evil ecclesiastics attack those priests don’t want to insult the Sacrifice of the Mass, who don’t want say that the Jesus’ Sacrifice is not reflective of any lex orandi, law of praying.
I also repeat with Leo XIII (in paraphrase):
“Les droits de l’homme, c’est de la merde! Let’s respect the rights of God.”