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Irish Episcopal Watch

 

SSPX/ Resistance  Watch

 

Aspirations

to be said throughout the day

Jesus! (300 days indulgence)

 

Hail, O Holy Cross, our only hope. (500 days indulgence)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I offer you my heart and my soul. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul with you in peace. (300 days altogether, 100 day each; Pius VII, 1807)

 

Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus, in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of Holy Church. (100 days; Pius VII, 1817)

 

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. (300 days when said with contrition and devotion; Pius IX, 1852)

 

May the most just, most high, most adorable Will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever. (100 days once a day; Pope Pius VII, 1815)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. (300 days)

 

My God and my All.

 

Heart of Jesus, all for Thee.

 

Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God.

 

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee. (300 days)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph: Remember, most pure husband of Mary ever-Virgin, my loving protector Joseph, that never hath it been heard that any one invoked thy protection or asked aid of thee who has not been consoled. In this confidence, I come before thee, I fervently recommend myself to thee. Despise not my prayer, reputed father of the Saviour of men, but do thou in thy pity receive it. (300 days)

SSPX/ Resistance Watch

Here we will post some objections to the position of the Society of Society Pius X and the "Resistance", which is called "Recognise and Resist" - namely, the false opinion that one can recognise the Pope as being head of the Mystical Body of Christ and at the same time resist him in matters of faith, teaching and morals.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX. Believes he can recognise Francis as pope and yet resist him.Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX. Believes he can recognise Francis as pope and yet resist him.


 Refutation of the SSPX's "Little Catechism on Sedevacantism": The SSPX and Resistance position on the heretical pope still being a pope isn't supported by any pre-Vatican II teaching.  Fr. Boulet, a Dominican from Avrille, France, manipulates the teachings of renowned theologians to suit his Recognise-and-Resist argument and give it the appearance of having its roots in orthodox theology. Once exposed, these manipulations only serve to highlight the fraudulent position of the SSPX. Click the link below to read the full article:

The Deception in the SSPX’s Anti-Sedevacantism Catechism

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Loopholes in SSPX Logic

...pick your favourite!

  • The SSPX/ Resistance cannot hold the Ecclesiology that the Church has always taught because of the specific mixture of the (“traditional”) Catholicism with the belief that the modernist/heretic/apostate is a true pope.”What the Church has always taught" would mean that one is under “full and supreme power of jurisdiction” of the man who is the Roman Pontiff. “Remember also that the government and administration of the whole Church rests with the Roman Pontiff to whom (...) the full power of nourishing, ruling and governing the universal Church was given by Christ the Lord.” (Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos)
  • In reality, the SSPX/ Resistance is ignoring all of the powers of the Roman Pontiff. If it were possible for divine jurisdiction and heresy to coexist in the same office,  one would be able to accept both mentioned values of the "pope": heresy and jurisdiction. SSPX/ Resistance priests don’t place themselves under his jurisdiction – it might be only because they know that jurisdiction flows from the Faith, not from heresy. The practical position of someone who professes that there isn’t any necessary disagreement between jurisdiction and heresy could be a bishop, maybe, or a priest who preached against the heresies of his pope – but remained under the pope’s jurisdiction, a priest who worked in a N.O. diocese and parish. The SSPX/Resistance recognise neither the authority of the “Pope”, nor his jurisdiction. What is the pope for them? Do they hold a probable opinion, as Archbishop Lefebvre once said:”I do not say that the pope is not the pope, but I do not say either that one cannot say that the pope is not the pope.” (Taken from Opinionism by Father Cekada in www.mostholytrinityseminary.org/articles.) I can add that now, with Jorge Bergoglio, the SSPX/Resistanace are able to say that he is a true pope, but he is not in a position to even authoritatively preach about the existence of God (“I do not believe in a Catholic God” – Francis). 
  • For the Resistance, it seems that the N.O. ecumenical church is not the Catholic Church either, because they do not want to “talk” to it, they do not want to be “in agreement” with it, thus contradicting their position of anti-sedevacantism.

    To “recognise a pope” and to resist him and all the hierarchy, which is in union with him, on the ground of his magisterium – pertaining to ecclesiology, canonisations, validation of an Old Covenant, his Law and Catechism – seems to be very grave, since it is a state of permanent contradiction;  because to the true Pope you owe subordination. We again read in Unam Sanctam:

    “Therefore whoever resists this power thus ordained by God, resists the ordinance of God. [Rom 13:2]”

    However if his authority is not from God, but has been stolen and is working against Christ, every Catholic who knows his Faith, should call it false.

    Those who act their state of mind in doubt, suspicion, or uncertain opinion are guilty of sin and they are imprudent and lovers of danger; guilty of the species and gravity of sin.” (Moral Theology, op. cit., Vol. I, 663)

    We can say that such a state of mind causes blindness of reason – a kind of spiritual sickness; these kinds of people are not able to speak: “yeas, yes, no, no,” but say “We cannot be sure.”

  • One wonders then what kind of ecclesiology does the SSPX/ Resistance/Novus Ordo have/ believe/ propose. But what we have heard from Fr. Pfeiffer and Fr. Hewko is that all the N.O. magisterium is heretical, not a word of it is acceptable, all of it should be burned (that is right) and only the pope is a true pope (even though he is a heretic). One is supposed to admit that one has a very high false mountain before one’s eyes, but the very top of it isn’t false, only the truth. Bishop Williamson isn’t in full agreement with Frs. Pfeiffer and Hewko. He teaches that the N.O. does not have to be abandoned “if it nourishes someone’s faith.” There are general rules, golden rules, rules of rules and the rules of nourishment, so I could rather say that this is no teaching at all. 

     

    Interview with Bishop Williamson: It's okay to go to the Novus Ordo as long as it "nourishes your faith":

  • Do the SSPX/ Resistance believe in the Church without any authority and jurisdiction and infallibility, but with the true Pope? This contradicts the teaching of the First Vatican Council in full – “But since in this very age when the salutary effectiveness of the apostolic office is most especially needed, not a few are to found who disparage its authority, we judge it absolutely necessary to affirm solemnly the prerogative which the only-begotten Son of God was pleased to attach to the supreme pastoral office.”
  • An additional aspect of the “Resistance” (also the SSPX most of the time) is the belief that the existing conciliar hierarchy is the true Catholic hierarchy – and at the same time – that there is “inherent doubt” about the new consecrations and ordinations (it must make the hierarchy invalid). They state that “Pope” Francis is a layman and he is not “truly Catholic”; I suppose this just means that he isn’t a Catholic. These statements are on the website: www.truetrad.com (Posts: Is Francis I a valid pope?; Pope France I is no conservative!) [Note: truetrad.com is no longer an operating site; the link given is from a website archive] “Thus, Pope Francis is the legitimate pope with full jurisdiction, even though his ordination to the priesthood, and consecration as a bishop, are inherently doubtful.” “How pleasant it would have been for all of us to have discovered on Wednesday March 13th 2013 that a truly Catholic pope has been elected!” And there are given links to longer articles – Doubtfulness of New Catholic Ordination Rite, A Reason to Conditionally Ordain All Priests Who Have Been Ordained Using the Modern Ordination Riteprobably by Bishop Tissier. Anyway, the “Resistance” priests invoke these invalid bishops as true Bishops during the Mass Canon. Do they believe in the Church, whose almost entire hierarchy consists of laymen and non-Catholics?