Friday, 31 December 2021

Cardinal Robert Sarah names from whence Bergoglio's inspiration came!

“Banning or suspending the Extraordinary Form can only be inspired by the devil. I am of the opinion of Benedict XVI. What was holy and sacred yesterday cannot be condemned to disappear today. What harm does the Traditional Mass cause? What harm? If they can learn to meet Christ in a Mass celebrated in silence, in respect for the sacred, they must not doubt it. Everybody wants to grow in God. Why stop him? It is not a riot. They do not deny in any way the Second Vatican Council, quite the contrary.” Robert Card. Sarah
 https://www.eugenedeleastar.com/the-bergoglio-suite



Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Blaise "Cardinal" Cupich engages in pagan worship!


With thanks to Father Z for finding this little gem.

Blaise SoupItch persecutes the Latin Mass and faithful but engages in pagan worship.

Can we all agree now the man is demonic and probably an admirer of Sodom and Gomorrah?


Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Chicago's Latin Mass Catholics under attack!

Christmas liturgical work is now passed. The home renovation continues, shortly the painters will arrive and embed themselves in the new Master Bedroom. Fox and I will be busy preparing our Christmas dinner with some family, notwithstanding Trudeau, Ford, Tan, Fauci and the rest of these demonics. 

Yet, the day cannot pass without sadness for the faithful in Chicago. You've probably already heard of the attack on the Mass by Cupich. The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius has saluted and obeyed. It is sin to obey an evil order. Cowards, all of them. We will see what happens elsewhere.

Statement Regarding the Policy of the Archdiocese of Chicago for Implementing Traditionis Custodes (cantius.org)

I've lost the web page for this fantastic artist. If you have, would you leave it for me in the combox?

Priceless!




Friday, 24 December 2021

A blessed Christmas to all of you.


Dear Readers,

My wife and I wish all of you, a Blessed and Merry Christmas. Thank you for your kindness to me. Thank you for responding to the call for the now late friend's family, it is nearly $24,000 and the overwhelming majority has come from you, dear reader, and more than that when one includes direct transfers and cheques outside of the online portal. I was just looking for an image to put with this post when a friend, the sister-in-law of the late friend sent this picture to my wife. The animals for the nativity were chipped and broken so they were not put out, only the Holy Family. The cat took the role. God is praised. 

It has been a tough year for all of us. Between the virus, the reaction to it by our episcopal hirelings and the evil, cruel and vindictive machinations by the Bishop of Rome, it is one annus horribilis. Yet, in all of it, God has been there. He has been there for me directly and my family. I have felt it, I have seen it. He has been there for you. 

Our Lord will get us through this. Our job is to remain faithful with Him and the Blessed Mother.

May you be blest and enjoy the recordings of this reader of this blog, Angela Malek of Deux is a classical vocal duo based out of San Antonio, Texas. This album has just been released on a limited basis by Centaur Records and may be purchased at deuxofficialwebsite.com. Next Christmas is the official release and digital copies will be available at that time. It is a delightful recording which I am happy to have as a gift from Angela. 

I will be off here for a few days unless there is some breaking news. Midnight Mass tonight to sing, tomorrow and Sunday. Monday will be a day of rest and the turkey dinner with guests, in spite of Commandant Ford and Dr. Kieran Mengele. Funny how most people we hang with are un-jabbed and we're all okay. Funny how we've had 30 different people inside our house for renovations since July and no issues. Hmmm... God is so very good.

Merry Christmas

About (deuxofficialwebsite.com)

Deux - Classical Vocal Duo - YouTube


Thursday, 23 December 2021

Quebec's hair-dyed Cardinal and Primate of Canada cancels all Christmas Masses!

For the first time since 1608, there will be no Holy Mass on Christmas in the Diocese of Quebec.

If this doesn't send this pompous, corpulent, episcopal hireling to a hellish judgement then perhaps it would be for a man, born in 1957, colouring his hair. 

Primate of Canada, he is.

What a stinking disgrace.

List of SSPX in Quebec is here:

List of SSPX Chapels - District of Canada

Archdiocese of Quebec City cancels all Christmas Masses in order to 'fight against' COVID-19 - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

Latin Mass at Midnight - SSPX at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration

The Society of St. Pius X has, for the last number of months, been able to use the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham, northwest of Toronto, for Mass. The Byzantine-Slovaks abandoned the building years ago over a dispute with the builder and landowner. Free is not good enough for some.

As the usual chapel is small and booked, I have been asked to advise that there will be room at Markham.

There will be carols at 11:30 and Sung Mass at Midnight.

Notwithstanding Rome, there are others at Midnight and Christmas Day, however, given government diktats, promotion of them is not possible due to the need to "book" a seat. 

May Our Lord free us from this tyranny.  Come, Lord Jesus. Come.

Schedule of Mass and Announcements for Toronto Area - District of Canada (sspx.ca)




Mass at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham
Address: 10350 Victoria Square Blvd, Markham, ON L6C 1H9
How to get there?
From downtown TOR, take DVP, then stay on 404. Exit Major Mackenzie Dr E, left on Woodbine Ave, right on Victoria Square Blvd. The cathedral will be on your left: you cannot miss it!
From 401 E or W or from 407, take 404 North...
Parking on the side of the road which leads to the church.
The Cathedral has public-accessible washrooms.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Bergoglio has attacked hundreds of thousands of faithful Catholics

Michael Matt as you've never heard him. Filled with holy anger and stating the truth.

Wake up, Catholics. Wake up! 

Bergoglio is perfectly possessed. An evil, wretched putrid, angry, rotten man. The worst pope in history. 

God save us.

The Remnant Newspaper - THE INTOLERANT POPE: Francis Cancels Faithful Catholics

Monday, 20 December 2021

Neil Oliver: Our new Christmas tradition? A great big dollop of fear fro...

Today, in Ontario, 73.5% of COVID "cases" were fully jabbed. Yesterday, 71%, last week 47% and before that consistently around 30%. By Christmas, I predict 90%. 

Will the jabbed wake up then to how they've been duped? 

If your jabbed, tell me. When will you wake up?


Our abusive father

My rant yesterday was emotional. How wicked is Bergoglio. I've written before that he is an abusive father, a mean, nasty vindictive man. He is evil in every way. How awful that he and his henchman, Archbishop CockRoche would do this one week before Christmas. Most of us have more important things to do including prayer and he has disturbed us greatly.

You may wish to read Eric Sammons column at Crisis Magazine

The Spiritual Abuse Continues (crisismagazine.com)

You may also wish to read Steve Skojec's personal and tragic commentary, it is long and gut-wrenchingly honest.

Papal Authority's Abuse and the Diminution of Faith (steveskojec.com)

Remember that the "gates of Hell will not prevail." This action of Bergoglio affirms that he will be dead soon, he is acting quickly now. He will be dead and rotting. This will be reversed. If not by the next pope, the by a future pope. Can you imagine how poisoned and wicked that mind and soul are to do this to the little people at this time? Good luck to this filthy pervert protecting monster on judgement day. 

This filthy rotten Argentinean boil on the seat of Peter will rot. All the embalming fluid in Rome won't preserve his corpse. 

Watch out Cardinals, you're about to get splattered.

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Bergoglio hates you.

This Ember Saturday in Advent began for me with a Sung Mass at 6:45 A.M. The Lessons, the Graduals and Canticle of the Three Children so sadly lost for over half a century for most Catholics. 

At the same time, the most wretched Bishop of Rome in history through a man whom Father Raymond Blake referred to as "pastorally insensitive" and "brutish, ignorant and despotic," the perfect companion for Jorge Bergoglio - an effeminate, stupid, sycophantic idiot named Roche has revealed even more of what we know about this rotten papacy. To do this, on this day, and Ember, a week before Christmas is straight out of the pit of Hell, where Bergoglio will soon be. It's the end of this rotten papacy, this horror of nearly nine years. May it end soon and may there be enough masks for the putrid, fetid stench that will emanate from that rotting corpse of Bergoglio and may it explode its filthy guts at his funeral on all those who took from him a red hat or voted for this filthy scoundrel as a sign of his eternal destiny, and theirs!

How does it feel knowing that your alleged pope hates you? 

If these filthy scum think we are going anywhere, I have a message for them; This is not 1965 and we are not our parents or grandparents. They have nothing but power. They have inspired no one. They are mostly faithless, Christ-hating perverts. Their future is Hell. It will be well-deserved

Bishops, defy them all. Fight for your flock. 

Fathers. You don't obey an unjust law, for it is no law at all.

For more erudite commentary than I am able to give today ...

New Liturgical Movement: The Last Stand of the Brezhnev Papacy

A Supreme Moment of Decision, Courtesy of “Divine Worship” - OnePeterFive

The Second Atomic Bomb Has Exploded: CDW Issues Directives Banning Traditional Confirmations and Ordinations, Decrees the End of Ecclesia Dei Communities - Catholic Family News

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Fundraiser for the family of friend in his final agony

1:14 P.M. Frank passed to the Lord earlier today. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Update 7:09 A.M. Friday, December 17.

Friends,

You have done it. The goal has been exceeded. In fact, there are contributions because of this post by e-transfer and cheques in snail-mail that is still to be totalled. Thank you so much for your kindness. Frank's funeral costs will now be covered. God bless him and his family at this saddest time for them.

In your charity at this most blessed season, how wonderful would it be to raise this even higher to aid Rose and the children in the coming weeks and months? May God bless you for your kindness and your generosity. 

David Domet

Update: 9:12 AM EST. December 15.

Dear Friends,

I have just received word that my friend Frank is declining quickly now. Your kindness and generosity to this family are greatly appreciated. If not yet, would you consider it so that we can reach the goal and, if possible, exceed it? The funds are to cover the costs of funeral and burial. It would be helpful if there was a little extra. 

God bless you. 

David Domet 


My dear Catholic Friends,

There are many blogs out there that ask for your money to keep them going. This one does not. I work. I loved the wit of Mundabor last week when he sent out an urgent plea for help - prayers! Yet, here I am today asking you for money, for a family in need.

A friend known to me is in his final agony. Suffering for a number of years from cancer, there is now, nothing further that can be done. He is not expected to see Christmas. God's will be done.

A member of his extended family has created a GoFundMe to assist the family at this difficult time. Frank Furlano is a good man. He is a friend, through family, and a colleague at my workplace. He is kind and jovial and has suffered much. He has a wife and three beautiful children and they are in need. 

Many of us are of the attitude of "not one penny" for the wretched churchmen around the world that have done the bidding of evil globalists and shut our churches and withheld the sacraments and shut down the Holy Mass. Not one penny! I ask you if you would consider your normal Sunday Mass donation to the family of Frank Furlano. I assure you, they will appreciate it and put it to good use in these last days.

Now, I know some of you do not wish to have anything to do with GoFundMe. If that is the case, you can write to me at voxcantoris@rogers.com and we can arrange an e-transfer which you can be assured will be sent to the family.

Please join in this Holy Season of Advent in this Corporal Work of Mercy. The family is under great distress.

God bless you and may St. Joseph watch over Frank and bring him a happy death in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Vox

Fundraiser by M G : Frank Furlano's GoFundMe

 

This GoFundMe account is being created on behalf of Frank's family to help support them during this very difficult time.

Frank Furlano is a 52-year-old father of three beautiful children. Eight years ago he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent extensive surgeries to try and overcome this devastating diagnosis. Frank is a fun and free-spirited person who loves spending time with his children, taking them on daily field trips and cooking fresh and delicious foods! Some of his fondest memories include curling up on the sofa watching a Disney movie with his family, spending the week at Niagara Falls with his wife and children and sharing special milestones like the First Holy Communion of his son. 

Frank's wife Rose has been by him during this difficult journey. He also has three beautiful children, Vanessa (age 12), Christopher (age 9) and little Cassandra (age 6). They adore their father and look up to him for everything! In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, Frank is also a caring brother, son, cousin, nephew and friend. His parents and siblings have been helping him alongside his wife during this difficult time, as he has chosen to spend his remaining days at home. 

Unfortunately, over the past year, Frank's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. Frank has undergone countless chemotherapy treatments that have left him physically and emotionally drained. He continues to fight; however, he has been given the terrible news that he will not survive this disease. Frank, Rose and specialized professionals have had to have the difficult conversation that he will not be part of the family on Earth much longer. His children have been told that their daddy will not be home for Christmas. 

In response to this news, the family is devastated. As they try and make ends meet on a daily basis, this GoFundMe initiative would be used to support the family in paying for the funeral expenses for Frank. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your love and compassion during this difficult time for this family.

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Why are Cardinal Collins and the Canadian bishops trying to guilt Canadian Catholics over residential schools?

For the second week, the Archdiocese of Toronto Facebook page has featured reflections on the Advent Readings by Regina Bishop Donald Bolen linking all of them with the residential school system that was developed in Canada between 1880 and the 1960s. 

Residential schools for native Canadians was an official Government of Canada policy. It was designed to "educate" the children by removing them from their families, often nomadic depending on where in Canada and which tribe. The education involved the repudiation of their native languages and cultures. Economic development demanded that the provinces and federal government control the land to be sold off to immigrant farmers and developed for resources. Our native Canadians were in the way. It was a different time. The matter of the involvement of the Catholic Church and mainline Protestant ones was dealt with more than a decade ago. It came to the fore recently due to unmarked and abandoned graves being discovered provoking outrage. It is a complex issue. However, the Catholic Church had no business taking children from their families to re-educate them in anything. The bishops and religious orders of the day did the government's bidding for money, just as they have over the last nearly two years with the closure of churches. In fact, in many dioceses, including Toronto, people still cannot receive Holy Communion on the tongue causing many to continue an abhorrent eucharistic fast.

Now, Collins and his ilk are trying to blame the laity and tell us what we must do. 

No, you deal with it. I had nothing to do with this nor did my family which began in Canada in 1886. My grandfather, a merchant in Fredericton, fed many of the Micmac. In Toronto, my paternal one gave food away during the Great Depression. 

The laity did not do this. The laity must without any money that these deceitful bishops try to coerce in an effort to assuage the political focus of the day. 

Not one penny!



Saturday, 4 December 2021

Neil Oliver: Governments amount to hundreds, we amount to millions - the...

Toronto area priest and proctologic aficionando Roy Roberts issues racist depiction of Our Lord Jesus Christ as a "terrorist."

Roy Roberts of St. Elizabeth Seton parish in Newmarket in the Archdiocese of Toronto issued a blasphemous statement about Our Lord Jesus Christ and at the same time, a stunning, obvious and clear racist statement equating all Middle Eastern men, including this writer, a descendant of four Lebanese grandparent immigrants, as all looking like "terrorists." As someone whose blood flows 100% from that beautiful land of St. Maroon, St. Charbel and my distant cousin Saint Rafqa I am offended and demand an apology!

Priest to apologize for 'racist' remark at Newmarket Catholic school - Newmarket News (newmarkettoday.ca)

Back on September 17, 2012, we wrote here at Vox Cantoris: Musings on Orifices about Roy's upcoming proctological exploration adventure which Roy published in the parish bulletin. Alas, he has since removed the bulletin but not the evidence of his words. They live forever.  

We get poked and prodded and pricked in places... We are checked over and under and even where the "sun don't shine". Speaking of where the sun don't shine, it is time for my second colonoscopy. It is about two years behind (no pun intended) schedule... all good things must come to an end - so to speak... it is the preparation that is the drudgery of it all. They try to disguise the prep with obscure sounding processes like the drink "evacuates" your insides for the camera. (When I dreamed of being in pictures, this isn't what I had in mind). No one warns you of the act of violence that this liquid perpetuates on you with sudden and prolonged fury... So then, it is time to stock up on nice, soft, Cottonelle, move the television so it is visible from the w.c., juice up the DS Nintendo, put a book or two within reach, and get ready for an evening of "evacuations"... Cheers, and bottoms up, so to speak.

Our old friend, The Heresy Hunter wrote on this and other actions on the takeover of the parish by Roy.

Cardinal Collins has made it a habit of cancelling a few priests known to this blogger. If he's looking to cancel any others, Roy should be at the top of this list.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

A demonic passage in the Gospel?

Only the mind of deranged and sick Jesuit could ever state such a thing. that the Holy Gospel could have any passage that is "demonic." I guess I'm just too stupid to understand the perverted thinking of Jesuitical bile. 

I thank God that I am a simpleton.

This, from a man who enthroned a demonic goddess in the Holy place - an abomination which set up the groaning on earth we are now experiencing.

Come, Lord Jesus. Save your people and confound those that hate you.

What is the future for the former "Ecclesia Dei" Institutes?

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski has an important article up on Rorate Caeli blog. It is important to read on the matter of the future status of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and other institutes under the former Ecclesia Dei Commission. We've all known that Bergoglio and his minions can not have, on the one hand, the obvious intent to wipe out the traditional liturgy and on the other, allow these Institutes to continue. The source indicates a transition.

The first reaction is to defy Rome and go the way of our friends in the Society of St. Pius X. Kwasinewski ends with the words of Our Blessed Lord to be "wise as serpents but guileless of doves" and that this, is the challenge and task. How to do this, I do not know but flipping the bird at this point will lose them parishes and the simple Catholic folk will suffer. This is similar to my point on the face mask where, as in Ontario, it is mandated in indoor spaces by the government and enforced by the bishops. The Mass is everything and must be accessed and preserved.

We are in such a dark time. The Church is in crisis and the world follows because the Church chose to follow the world rather than Christ. The look on the face of this picture of Bergoglio speaks volumns.

We must all survive until Francis is gone and a truly Holy Pope is elected. Don't bet it will be the next one. He could very well be worse than Bergoglio and smarter. Only God can save us and may the Holy Spirit enlighten the minds of the leaders of these communities to deal with Rome as "wise as serpents and as guileless as doves."

RORATE CÆLI: Ex-Ecclesia Dei Communities Facing a Decision (rorate-caeli.blogspot.com)



Saturday, 20 November 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found by a jury of his peers to be not guilty on all counts. The jury acted justly. They did not rush in their verdict, they clearly studied it and the evidence and spoke with clarity.

Justice has been done. I expect that he will sue the media and politicians for their outrageous defamation.

May God heal this man from the obvious pain he endures. May Kyle seek Him in all things.

THE NETHERLANDS CORONA PROTEST - ROTTERDAM 2G- Anti Lockdown Riots- What...

Every Dutchman needs to be out on the streets. Today!

End this tyranny. 

Nuremburg II. Now!

Friday, 19 November 2021

Austria's new "Anschluss" - Facism has returned


Dear friends of the St. Boniface Institute,

Austria is descending into a dictatorship.


Since Monday the 15th of November, unvaccinated people are officially second-class citizens in Austria, they are confined to their homes and are not allowed to visit their relatives, whereas the vaccinated continue with their lives. This has been implemented despite the fact that the vaccine does not contain the spread of the virus. This is done solely to create division and to paint the unvaccinated as the public enemy in order to distract from the government's complete failure in leadership.

But this wasn’t enough for them, today they announced that Austria will be the first western country to implement forced vaccinations for its citizens. In his announcement, the Austrian chancellor Alexander Schallenberg referred to the unvaccinated as “assassins to the health system” and declared that every Austrian will have to be vaccinated by February 2022.

We as Austrians know, that this is not the first time in our recent history that citizens have to present their health status on request (Gesundheitspass), a practice that was officially condemned and forbidden at the Nuremberg trials.

“The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have the legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior forms of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.”

When one reads the introduction to the code, it is extremely clear, how everything the Austrian government is implementing at the moment, is in direct contradiction to this.

The past months have already been a challenge for the unvaccinated, with the pressure to get the vaccine rising and rising, the 3G turning to 2,5G and 2G (referring to the conditions one has to fulfill to participate in normal life, “Geimpft, Genesen, Getested” -> vaccinated, recovered, tested).

Just as we have been repeatedly lied to over the past months, whether it was the Covid-death toll, the lockdowns, the masks and so much more, those, that cracked under the pressure and got the vaccine involuntarily will realize, how they have been betrayed, when one or two or three or four shots are not enough.

We have decided to actively fight against this morally depraved tyranny in any way possible. We will not give up, the more the government tries to back us into a corner, the more we will stand up for our rights and liberty! We are very aware, that we have to fight the fight here in Austria. If Austria falls and implements these rules, the insanity will spread and many more governments will follow suit.

We urge you to join the resistance by supporting the fight for freedom in your country and protest in solidarity in front of the Austrian embassies.

Thank you and God bless,

Alexander Tschugguel

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Bergoglio calls St. Paul a liar together with Our Lord Himself!

Our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ said, "Go into all nations preaching the good news and baptising in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." It is known as The Great Commission. "Dialogue" must be about preaching Christ and Salvation through the Church. This action and others by Bergoglio are humanistic and masonic.


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Morality of "vaccines" and ...

The most recent Letter to Friends of  Benefactors" of the Society of St. Pius X in Canada has a worthwhile section on a matter recently addressed on this blog. I urge you to visit the link and read it in its entirety. If only we heard such logic and clarity from our bishops.

I point to the matter of wearing a mask over one's nose or mouth in the church where, as in the case of the Province of Ontario, the government's medical authorities and Premier have commanded it and in our churches, our Catholic bishops have affirmed it and even police it. 

"If the unjust law goes against God's law, I may not obey it. But if it is not directly against God's law, I am not bound to obey it, but I must make a judgement. If submitting to the law would lead to a greater good, then I may submit to the unjust demand."

If one peruses my posts on this matter, this is the very logic that I used to describe the matter.

The mask is not against the Laws of God, it is not a matter of morality or conscience. While one can ignore the masking request in those things under their own control that is the person's right. In a church, public space and owned completely under corporation sole by the bishop, one may consider the matter unjust. Yet, submitting to the annoying and bothersome and perhaps, inane and insane request does fulfill a "greater good" to the "unjust demand." That is, the very survival of the parish no matter what form of the Mass is at stake.

The matter of the injection is something completely different. It can be good and charitable and necessary, notwithstanding the abortion question and the health effects we see. For example: in one case, a person takes the injection out of charity to one's elderly parents who have taken the injections and have a real fear of the disease. The charity is to take it so one can assist, visit or live with them and relieve them of the stress and concern. This is particularly charitable when the person would have not taken it if the circumstances were different. Another is a man that must provide for his family whose employer has used unjust threats and coercion. He must survive, he must support his family, he cannot allow them to suffer and cannot find a new appointment or receive government insurance due to the evil actions of his employer and the government. Both are cases known to me. Both are justified.

In my own case, I have not and will not take the injections. First, I believe I already had SARS-CoV-2 in that mysterious illness in December 2019 and, I have judged, based upon my research, that there is more risk from the injection rather than the virus, should I catch it or catch it again. The matter of abortion and the testing on fetal stem cells is a factor because so many of our medications have been done this way and we do not even know. For example, is my Wigwag prescription tested on some kind of fetal stem lines? It seems so. What is the difference? I need the Wigwag, it is not my fault how it was developed. I do not need any of these injections. This is how we must each interpret it for ourselves. Using Catholic teaching, our own well-formed conscience and logic.

We are in a time of tyrants. Where insanity, literally, has taken over the minds and spirits of our leaders. Where some, out of misplaced fear, have shut themselves up for 18 months in a prison of real or imaginary walls. 

We cannot change them. We must outlast them.

November 2021 - Letter to Friends and Benefactors: "Morality of vaccins" - District of Canada (sspx.ca)

What is the correct attitude towards abuse of power?

We should note first that the power of the state or of the Church is not the same as the power of that of parents. Parents have dominative power over their children. They can command their minor children to do anything except sin. The State and the Church authorities have legal power which is limited. Bob's dad can tell Bob at what time he has to go to bed, but the government can't tell Bob or Bob's dad at what time to go to bed. 

Saint Thomas Aquinas sums up the teaching of the Church on how we should treat an unjust law [1]. The laws of God can never be unjust (for He Himself is the rule) and so we are always bound to obey them. The laws of man however can be unjust either because (ed. they are) opposed to God’s Law or because (ed. they are) damaging to some human good. If an unjust law is opposed to God’s Law, it cannot be observed even if we had to pay with the price of our life. Saint Thomas More was ordered to recognise Henry VIII as head of the Church. This was a lie and therefore against God’s Law. He chose to be put to death rather than to lie. 

If however the law is not directly opposed to God’s Law, but simply very burdensome, or intended by the lawgiver for some ulterior motive, or quite simply, something that the lawgiver has no power to command, this law does not oblige in conscience. If the government required me to have my children take part in secularist propaganda classes and I refuse; although I am disobeying the law, it is not a sin. 

Note the difference: if the unjust law goes against God's law, I may not obey it. But if it is not directly against God's law, I am not bound to obey it, but I must make a judgement. If submitting to the law would lead to a greater good, then I may submit to the unjust demand. This is what our Blessed Lord meant when He said, “if a man were to take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.” (Mt. 5, 40) He gave us the example in this when he submitted to the unjust sentence of the high priests and of Pilate and gave Himself to die in order to save us from our sins.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Seriously, Jorge?

Good grief man, You are holding the very Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Is it really that hard for you? 


”We need to overcome our self-absorption, our interior rigidity, which is a temptation of today’s restorationists, who want an ordered, all rigid, Church. This is not the Holy Spirit. We need to overcome this.”

Let me tell you this. Bergoglio's actions and words are not of the Holy Spirit. What God did before does not change now. God does not change. God does not trick us or play us from one generation to another.

Hold fast.

Saturday, 13 November 2021

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Jamna, August 17, 2021

His Holiness Pope Francis
Domus Sanctae Marthae
The Holy See
Vatican City

For the attention of:

Rev. General Master of the Order, Gerard Francisco Timoner III OP
Rev. Provincial of the Polish Province, Paweł Kozacki OP
H.E. Bishop of the Tarnów Diocese, Andrzej Jeż
Rev. Superior of the House in Jamna, Andrzej Chlewicki OP

Brothers and Sisters in the Order

Rev. Superior of the Polish District of the Fraternity of St Pius X, Karl Stehlin FSSPX
Omnes quos res tangit

Most Holy Father,

I was born 57 years ago and joined the Dominican Order 35 years ago. I took my perpetual vows 29 years ago and have been a priest now for 28 years. I had only vague recollections from my early childhood of the Holy Mass in its form predating the reforms of 1970. Sixteen years after my ordination, two lay friends (unknown to each other) urged me to learn how to celebrate the Holy Mass in its traditional form. I listened to them.

It was a shock to me. I discovered that the Holy Mass in its classical form:

- directs the entire attention of both priest and faithful towards the Mystery,

- expresses, with great precision of words and gestures, the faith of the Church in what is happening here and now on the altar,

- reinforces, with a power equal to its precision, the faith of the celebrant and of the people,

- does not lead either priest or faithful towards an invention or creativity of their own during the liturgy,

- places them, quite on the contrary, on a path of silence and contemplation,

- offers by the number and nature of its gestures the possibility of incessant acts of piety and love towards God,

- unites the priest and faithful, placing them on the same side of the altar and turning them in the same direction: versus Crucem, versus Deum.

I said to myself: so this is what the Holy Mass is! And I, a priest of 16 years, did not know it! It was a powerful eureka, a discovery, after which my idea of the Mass could not remain the same.

From the beginning it had struck me that this rite is the opposite of the stereotype. Instead of formalism, free expression of the soul before God. Instead of frigidity, the fervour of divine cult. Instead of distance, closeness. Instead of strangeness, intimacy. Instead of rigidity, security. Instead of the passivity of the laity, their deep and living connection to the mystery (it was through the laity, after all, that I was led to the traditional Mass). Instead of a chasm between priest and the faithful, a close spiritual union between all those present, protected and expressed by the silence of the Canon. In making this discovery it became clear to me: this very form is our bridge to the generations who lived before us and passed on the faith. My joy in this ecclesial unity that transcends all time was enormous.

From the beginning, I experienced the powerful force of spiritual attraction of the Mass in its traditional form. It was not the signs in themselves which attracted me, but their significance, which the soul knows how to read. The very thought of the next celebration filled me with joy. I sought every opportunity to celebrate with eagerness and longing. Very soon a complete certainty matured within me, that, were I to celebrate Mass (as well as every Sacrament and ceremony) only in its traditional form till the end of my days, I would not miss the post-conciliar form in the least.

Had someone asked me to express with a single word my feelings about the traditional celebration in the context of the reformed rite, I would have replied “relief.” For it was indeed a relief, one of indescribable depth. It was like that of someone who, having walked all his life in shoes with a pebble in them that rubs and irritates his feet, but who has no other experience of walking, is offered, 16 years later, a pair of shoes with no pebble and the words: “Here,” “Put them on,” “try them!” Not only did I rediscover the Holy Mass, but also the astounding difference between the two forms: that which had been in use for centuries and the post-conciliar one. I had not known this difference because I had not known the earlier form. I cannot compare my encounter with the traditional liturgy to a meeting with someone who has adopted me and has become my adoptive parent. It was a meeting with a Mother who has always been my Mother, yet I had not known her.

I was accompanied in all this by the blessing of the Supreme Pontiffs. They had taught that the missal of 1962 “had never been legally abrogated and remained, therefore, in principle, always permitted,” adding that “what had been sacred for previous generations remained sacred and great also for us, and could not suddenly become completely forbidden nor even considered harmful. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed through the faith and prayer of the Church and to give them their proper place” (Benedict XVI, Letter to the Bishops, 2007). The faithful were also taught: “On account of its venerable and ancient use, the forma extraordinaria is to be maintained with the honour due to it”; it has been described as “a precious treasure to be preserved” (Instruction Universae Ecclesiae, 2011). These words followed earlier documents which made it possible for the faithful to use the traditional liturgy after the reforms of 1970, the first being Quattuor abhinc annos of 1984. The foundation and source for all these documents remain the Bull of Saint Pius V, Quo primum tempore (1570).

Holy Father, if, without forgetting the solemn document of Pope Pius V, we take into consideration the lapse of time covering the declarations of your immediate predecessors we have a duration of 37 years, from 1984 to 2021, during which the Church said to the faithful, concerning the traditional liturgy, and ever more strongly: “There is such a way. You may walk along with it.”

I, therefore, took the path offered to me by the Church.

Whoever takes this road—whoever wants this rite, which is the vessel of divine Presence and divine Oblation, to bear fruit within his own life—should open himself entirely so as to entrust himself and others to God, present and acting within us through the vessel of this holy rite. This I did, with complete confidence.

Then came the 16th of July 2021.

From your documents, Holy Father, I learnt that the path I had been walking on for 12 years had ceased to exist.

We have affirmations of two Popes. His Holiness Benedict XVI had said that the Roman Missal promulgated by Saint Pius V “must be considered the extraordinary expression of the lex orandi of the Catholic Church of the Roman Rite.” Yet His Holiness Pope Francis says that “the liturgical books promulgated by Popes St. Paul VI and St. John Paul II (...) are the only expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.” The affirmation of the successor thus denies that of his still-living predecessor.

Can a certain manner of celebrating Mass, confirmed by immemorial, centuries-old Tradition, recognized by every Pope, including yourself, Holy Father, until the 16th of July of 2021, and sanctified by its practice over so many centuries, suddenly cease to be the lex orandi of the Roman Rite? If this were the case, it would mean that such a characteristic is not intrinsic to the rite but is an external attribute, subject to the decisions of those who occupy places of high authority. In reality, the traditional liturgy expresses the lex orandi of the Roman Rite by its every gesture and every sentence and by the whole that they compose. It is guaranteed also to express this lex orandi, as the Church has always held, on account of its uninterrupted use, since time immemorial. We must conclude that the first papal affirmation [of Benedict] has solid foundations and is true and that the second [of Francis] is groundless and is false. But despite its being false, it is nevertheless given the power of law. This has consequences about which I will write below.

Concessions regarding the use of the Missal of 1962 now have a different character than earlier ones. It is no longer about responding to the love with which the faithful adhere to the traditional form, but about giving the faithful time—how much time, we are not told—to “return” to the reformed liturgy. The words of the Motu Proprio and your Letter to the Bishops make it entirely clear that the decision has been taken, and is already being implemented, to remove the traditional liturgy from the life of the Church and cast it into the abyss of oblivion: it may not be used in parish churches, new groups must not be formed, Rome must be consulted if new priests are to say it. The bishops are now indeed to be Traditionis Custodes, “custodians of Tradition,” yet not in the sense of guardians who protect it, but rather in the sense of custodians of a jail.

Allow me to express my conviction that this will not happen, and that the operation will fail. What are the grounds for this conviction? A careful analysis of both Letters of July 16th exposes four components: Hegelianism, nominalism, belief in the Pope’s omnipotence, and collective responsibility. Each one is an essential component of your message and none of them can be reconciled with the deposit of the Catholic faith. Since they cannot be reconciled with the faith, they will not be integrated into it either in theory or in practice. Let us examine each of them in turn.

1) Hegelianism. The term is a conventional one: it does not mean literally the system of the German philosopher Hegel, but something that derives from this system, namely the understanding of history as a good, rational, and inevitable process of continuous changes. This way of thinking has a long history, from Heraclitus and Plotinus, to Joachim of Fiore, down to Hegel, Marx, and their modern heirs. The characteristic of this approach is to divide history into phases, such that the beginning of each new phase is joined to the end of the preceding one. Attempts to “baptize” Hegelianism are nothing other than attempts to endow these supposed historical phases with the authority of the Holy Spirit. It is assumed that the Holy Spirit communicates to the next generation something that He has not spoken of to the preceding one, or even that He imparts something that contradicts what He has said before. In the latter case, we must accept one of three things: either in certain phases the Church failed to obey the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Spirit is subject to change, or He carries contradictions within Him.

Another consequence of this worldview is a change in how we understand the Church and Tradition. The Church is no longer seen as a community uniting the faithful by transcending time, as the Catholic faith holds, but as a set of groups belonging to the various phases. These groups no longer have a common language: our ancestors had no access to what the Holy Spirit says to us today. Tradition itself is no longer one message that is continuously studied; it consists rather in receiving, again and again, new things from the Holy Spirit. We then come to hear instead, as in Your Letter to the Bishops, Holy Father, of “the dynamic of Tradition,” often with an application to specific events. An example of this is when you write that this dynamic’s “last stage is the Second Vatican Council, during which Catholic bishops gathered in order to listen and discern the way shown to the Church by the Holy Spirit.” This line of reasoning implies that a new phase requires new liturgical forms because the former ones were suited to the previous stage, which is over. Since this sequence of stages is sanctioned by the Holy Spirit, through the Council, those who hold on to the old forms despite having access to new ones oppose the Holy Spirit.

Such views, however, are contrary to the faith. Holy Scripture, the norm of the Catholic faith, provides no grounds for such an understanding of history. Rather, it teaches us an altogether different understanding. King Josiah, having learned about the discovery of the old book of the Law, ordered that the celebration of Passover be conducted in accordance with it, despite an interruption of half a century (2 Kgs 22-23). In the same way, Ezra and Nehemiah on their return from the Babylonian captivity celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles with the entire people, strictly according to the ancient records of the Law, despite many decades have passed since the previous celebration (Neh 8). In each case, the old documents of the law were used to renew the divine worship after a period of turmoil. No one demanded a change in the ritual on the ground that new times had arrived.

2) Nominalism. While Hegelianism influences one’s understanding of history, nominalism affects one’s understanding of unity. Nominalism implies that introducing outward unity (by means of a top-down administrative decision) is equivalent to achieving real unity. This is because nominalism abolishes spiritual reality by seeking to grasp and regulate it with material measures. You write, Holy Father, that: “It is to defend the unity of the Body of Christ that I am forced to withdraw the faculty granted by my predecessors.” But to reach this goal, true unity, your predecessors made the opposite decision, and not without reason. When one understands that true unity includes something spiritual and internal, and thus differs from mere external unity, one no longer seeks it simply by the uniformity of external signs. We do not obtain true unity in this way, but rather, impoverishment, and the opposite of unity: division.

Unity does not result from the withdrawal of faculties, the revocation of consent, and the imposition of limitations. King Rehoboam of Judah, before deciding how to treat the Israelites, who wished him to improve their lot, consulted two groups of advisors. The older ones recommended leniency and a reduction of the people’s burdens: age, in Holy Scripture, often symbolizes maturity. The young, who were contemporaries of the king, recommended increasing their burdens and the use of harsh words: youth, in Scripture, often symbolizes immaturity. The king followed the advice of the young. This failed to bring unity between Judah and Israel. On the contrary, it started the division of the country into two kingdoms (1 Kgs 12). Our Lord healed this division through mildness, knowing that the lack of this virtue had caused the split.

Before Pentecost, the apostles assessed unity by external criteria. This approach was corrected by the Saviour Himself, who, in reply to the words of St. John: “Master, we saw a man driving out evil spirits in your name, and we did not let him do it, because he was not one of us,” answered “Let him do so, for he who is not against you is with you” (Lk 9,49-50, cf. Mt 9,38-41). Holy Father, you had many hundreds of thousands of the faithful who “were not against” you. And you have done so much to make things difficult for them! Would it not have been better to follow the words of the Saviour indicating a deeper, spiritual foundation of unity? Hegelianism and nominalism frequently become allies, since the materialistic understanding of history leads to the conviction that each stage must irrevocably end.

3) Belief in the Pope’s omnipotence. When Pope Benedict XVI granted greater freedom to the use of the classic form of liturgy, he referred to a centuries-old custom and uses. These provided a solid basis for his resolve. The decision of Your Holiness is based on no such foundations. On the contrary, it revokes something that has existed and endured for a very long time. You write, Holy Father, that you find support in the decisions of St. Pius V, but he applied criteria that are exactly the opposite of your own. According to him, what had existed and lasted for centuries would continue undisturbed; only what was newer was abrogated. The sole basis left for your decision is therefore the will of one person endowed with papal authority. Can this authority, though, however great it may be, prevent ancient liturgical customs from being an expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Church? Saint Thomas Aquinas asks himself whether God can cause something which once existed, never to have existed. The answer is no because contradiction is not part of God's omnipotence (Summa Theologiae, p. I, qu. 25, art. 4). In a similar way, papal authority cannot cause traditional rituals that have expressed the faith of the Church (lex credendi) for centuries, suddenly, one day, no longer to express the law of the prayer of the same Church (lex orandi). The Pope may make decisions, but not ones that violate a unity that extends to the past and to the future, far beyond the duration of his pontificate. The Pope is at the service of a unity greater than his own authority. For it is a God-given unity and not one of human origin. It is therefore unity that takes precedence over authority, and not authority over unity.

4) Collective responsibility. Indicating the motives of your decision, Holy Father, you make various and grave allegations against those who exercise the faculties recognized by Pope Benedict XVI. It is not specified, however, who perpetrates these abuses, or where, or in what number. There are only the words “often” and “many.” We do not even know whether it is a majority. Probably not. Yet not a majority, but all those who make use of the above-mentioned faculties have been affected by a draconian penal sanction. They have been deprived of their spiritual path, either immediately or at some unspecified future time. There are certainly people who misuse knives. Should the production and distribution of knives, therefore, be banned? Your decision, Holy Father, is far more grievous than would be the hypothetical absurdity of a universal prohibition against making knives.

Holy Father: why are you doing this? Why have you attacked the holy practice of the ancient form of celebrating the Most Holy Sacrifice of Our Lord? The abuses committed in other forms, widespread or universal though they are, lead to nothing beyond words, to declarations expressed in general terms. But how can one teach with authority that “the disappearance of a culture can be just as serious, or even more serious, than the disappearance of a species of plant or animal” (Laudato si 145), and then a few years later, with a single act, destine a great part of the Church’s own spiritual and cultural heritage to extinction? Why do the rules of “deep ecology” formulated by you fail to apply in this case? Why did you not instead ask whether the constantly growing number of the faithful assisting at the traditional liturgy could be a sign from the Holy Spirit? You did not follow the advice of Gamaliel (Acts 5). Instead, you struck them with a ban that had not even a vacatio legis.

The Lord God, the model for earthly rulers and, in the first place, for church authorities, does not use His power in this way. Holy Scripture speaks thus to God: “For thy power is the beginning of justice: and because thou art Lord to all, thou makest thyself gracious to all (…) But thou being master of power, judgest, and with great favour disposest of us: for thy power is at hand when thy wilt” (Wis 12, 16-18). Real power does not need to prove itself by harshness. And harshness is not an attribute of any authority which follows the divine model. Our Saviour Himself left us precise and reliable teaching on this (Mt 20, 24-28). Not only has the carpet been pulled, so to speak, from beneath the feet of people who were walking towards God; an attempt has been made to deprive them of the very ground they walk on. This attempt will not succeed. Nothing which is in conflict with Catholicism will be accepted in God’s Church.

Holy Father, it is impossible to experience the ground under one’s feet for 12 years and suddenly assert that it is no longer there. It is impossible to conclude that my own Mother, found after many long years, is not my Mother. Papal authority is immense. But even this authority cannot make my Mother cease to be my Mother! A single-life cannot bear two mutually exclusive ruptures, one of which opens a treasure, whilst the other claims that this treasure must be abandoned because its value has expired. If I were to accept these contradictions I should no longer be able to have any intellectual life, nor, therefore, any spiritual life either. From two contradictory statements, any affirmation, true or false, may be made to follow. This means the end of rational thinking, the end of any notion of reality, the end of effective communication of anything to anyone. But all these things are basic components of human life in general, and of Dominican life in particular.

I have no doubts about my vocation. I am firmly resolved to continue my life and service within the Order of St Dominic. But to do so I must be able to reason correctly and logically. After the 16th of July 2021, this is no longer possible for me within the existing structures. I see with complete clarity that the treasure of the holy rites of the Church, the ground under the feet of those who practice them, and the mother of their piety, continues to exist. It has become equally clear to me that I must bear witness to it.

I have been left no choice now but to turn to those who from the very beginning of the radical changes (changes, let it be noted, that go far beyond the will of the Second Vatican Council) have defended the Tradition of the Church, together with the Church’s respect for the requirements of reason, and who continue to pass on the unchangeable deposit of Catholic faith to the faithful: the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X. The SSPX has shown a readiness to accept me, whilst fully respecting my Dominican identity. It is providing me not only with a life of service to God and the Church, a service not impeded by contradictions, but also with an opportunity to oppose those contradictions which are an enemy to Truth, and which have attacked the Church so vigorously.

There is a state of controversy between the SSPX and the official structures of the Church. It is an internal dispute within the Church, and it concerns matters of great importance. The documents and the decisions of the 16th of July have caused my position on this subject to converge with that of the SSPX. As in the case of any important dispute, this one too must be resolved. I am determined to devote my efforts towards this end. I intend this letter to be part of this effort. The means used can only be humble respect for Truth, and gentleness, both springing from a supernatural source. Thus we can hope for the solution of the controversy and the rebuilding of a unity that will embrace not only those living now but also all generations, both past and future.

I thank you for the attention you have granted to my words and beg, Most Holy Father, for your apostolic blessing.

With filial devotion in Christ,

Fr. Wojciech Gołaski, O.P.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Rome, literally, attacks the Holy Mass and the FSSP while you attack Vox Cantoris

Just a few days after the Cardinal of  Westminster and his buddy at the liturgical congregation in Rome, a know-nothing named Roche distort and literally lie about the ancient liturgy, the Vicar of Rome has declared an outright war, banning the sacraments beyond Mass, sacramentals and the Easter Vigil at the FSSP and the whole Triduum elsewhere. This action by the Vicar of Rome is not exclusive. This writer knows of specific cases close to home with similar decrees. 



Concurrently, Cupich in Chicago has taken on the Mass himself no doubt threatening the very existence of the ICRSS and the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. 


Yet, while this evil is going on and this writer has warned about the intransigence of some the so-called faithful Catholic trads have used other blogs to deride this writer. One out there by some guy named Fred which I viewed once and will not again is one. The other is of my good friend Barona at Toronto Catholic Witness who send me these:



Barona won't be publishing these, he sent them to me to do so. You have proven me correct.

You fail to understand ecclesiology. You fail to understand corporation sole and basic property rights. You fail to understand legitimate authority whether you happen to like it or not. You continue at TCW and some guy named Fred and probably others by now to point to this writer while the collapse is all around you. You are no doubt, all Americans, all influenced by evangelical protestant heresy and do not think as Catholics, do not discern as Catholics using the whole body of Catholic teaching and thought of two millennia. 

Let me give some basic facts about the law in Ontario. The Chief Medical Officer of Health has been given extraordinary powers due to a declared pandemic. Many of these powers have existed in the revised Health Protection Act for more than a century, since the Spanish Flu. This masking in public places including churches is a mandate under the Act. The bishops have instructed all to follow the civil law and have made their own commands to ensure it. You may not like it but that is the way it is in Ontario. You may wish to debate the justification of the law, the pandemic itself, that is a different debate.

Let us look at what the Catechism has to say:

Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility: A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence. 

Authority is exercised legitimately only when it seeks the common good of the group concerned and if it employs morally licit means to attain it. If rulers were to enact unjust laws or take measures contrary to the moral order, such arrangements would not be binding in conscience. In such a case, authority breaks down completely and results in shameful abuse. —Catechism of the Catholic Church , nos. 1902-1903 

The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29): When citizens are under the oppression of a public authority which oversteps its competence, they should still not refuse to give or to do what is objectively demanded of them by the common good; but it is legitimate for them to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens against the abuse of this authority within the limits of the natural law and the law of the gospel. —CCC, n. 2242

I suggest that "despotic" acting governments are of grave concern but this is debate on how far some have gone. The "common good" is a debatable point - I have taken Cardinal Collins to task for using this to the promotion of injection, not a mask. A mask in a pandemic is not unreasonable. The obligation of conscience not to follow involves the fundamental right of the person not to receive an unwanted medical intervention, not use fabric to prevent the transmission of a virus - whether or you think it works is not the point.

More importantly, the Mass is worth crawling on broken glass to get to. A mask is a minor inconvenience. People have died for the Mass. You choose to stamp your feet like a spoilt child.

To suggest that it is worth shutting down the Mass rather than wearing a mask proves that you are a faithless and hopeless cretin. To use this logical and moderate series of posts on this matter over a very real situation when the Devil is prowling for destruction as evidenced above proves you are in his control. Sadly, you're proving Bergoglio's very argument in Tradtionis Custodes about those people. You have fulfilled the evil monsters Alinskyite actions and played right into his hands and those of Cupich, Roche and others.

You have proved me absolutely right. 

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Be like Daniel

A most salient and relevant recollection by Barona of the Prophet Daniel.

 
TORONTO CATHOLIC WITNESS: Catholics under persecution: Will we restore in Christ or reset in Satan?

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

The Mass or the mask?

Well, well, well, have I created a little dust storm.

Perusing over the inbox notice of today's posts at Canon212, I find that someone with a blog that I've never heard has judged me and found me wanting. 

If you come into my house and I ask you to take off your shoes, will you do it? If a bishop owns a church, which he does, and he says to come into my church you need to follow my direction (based upon legal public health directives which you have the right to disagree with, as do I in most cases) to wear a mask due to a pandemic. You do it. You do it because he is the property owner under Corporation Sole.

If you take the position that you will not attend any Mass where you are "forced to wear a mask" and you don't attend anywhere else because of these same requirements, then you are in an objective state of mortal sin because you willfully missed Mass out of your own accord.

At more than one combox, you have determined it more necessary to mock me than to address the issue. As for debate and that I can't stand it? The answer is, you can't debate the actual problem and how to deal with it. There isn't a layman, cleric or otherwise in all of Canada who has held the feet of our episcopal hirelings to the fire as this writer, and yet, you mock me? You wish to make me the issue? You're so blind and prideful you can't even address the issue. 

Three Latin Masses in Canada shut down over this issue, by pastors with or without the direct order of the bishop!

You would rather defy diocesan authorities, including the bishop, and lose the Latin Mass. For example, here in Toronto amongst other places, these same diocesan officials have decreed no Holy Communion on the tongue. There are Catholics who have not received the Holy Eucharist in all this time because they stand on a point of principle, yet they still go to Mass. You, in your arrogance and pride, wherever you are that you are not in this situation, would now deny them the Holy Mass. You sit there in your mommy's basement in your dirty underwear in front of your computer without a regard for these folks in the peripheries.

You're a fool and a disgrace.

Do my self-righteous American friends not get this? Hey, some advice, worry about your own collapsing country since you have little concrete to add to the issues in some of our dioceses. Have any of you read this blog for the last eighteen months and the No Mass For You posts on Cardinal Collins. 

Nothing, nothing is more important than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You do what you can do get there. Even it means crawling on broken glass or wearing a mask over your nose and mouth. How can you even think otherwise.

Monday, 8 November 2021

How will you bear losing your Latin Mass community because of your pride over wearing a mask?

Seeing how you have now determined to go to other blogs to comment about this writer and the reality you still refuse to address, validates my decision to shut down all comments, I had considered restoring them though without the anonymous trolls. I've now decided that it's just not worth it.

A mask is a minor inconvenience in order to preserve the good. You don't deserve the good.

In the early days of SARS-CoV-2 in March 2020, gosh, it seems so long ago, I wrote on this blog about the wearing of a mask in church. It was prompted by a specific community that refused to do it even though the pastors in whose churches the Latin Mass community was guest literally begged them to comply. Those two communities were eventually barred from the use of two churches. I spoke with the leadership there as did the President of Una Voce Canada and we both stated the same thing. You will lose the Mass, this is neither the line in the sand nor the sword to fall on. They did not listen.

Right now in the Province of Ontario, the Chief Medical Officer of Health has ordered the wearing of a mask in indoor spaces and municipalities are enforcing it through by-laws (to my American readers, and ordinance.)

This post is not about whether or not masks work to limit the spread of any virus, are good or bad for you or whether this is all a communist plot to turn us into compliant sheep. My own opinion is that they stop droplets which can contain a virus and in some conditions would be a benefit, for a few minutes, maybe an hour (as surgeons wear for many) not a big deal and it can be anything from a communist globalist plot to an irrational fear of death to a legitimate act in a pandemic. Therefore, any comments about the pros and cons of masks or outrage at this writer will not be published. So, I am telling you write now, save your time and move along!


In Canada, and I believe the United States and much of the west, the dioceses exist under the term "corporation sole." The corporation is vested in the actual person of the bishop. The bishop owns the church, the rectory and everything in it from the organ in the loft to the refrigerator in the rectory kitchen, it is his. One may not like it but the owner of the property has the legal right to tell you how to behave on his or her property. If the bishop tells you to come into church you must have on a shirt and shoes, you would not argue. A mask, under the current government diktats for good or ill, is no different. 

It is not a matter of conscience. It is not compelled speech. It does not indicate agreement. It simply follows an order by the State and the owner of the property, (the bishop). While one may disagree, it is within the realm of "legitimate authority." St. Thomas More would have put on a mask to save the Mass and save his life. He would not have, out of sinful pride, jeopardized the survival of a community. He would have acted in charity to the needs of others and offered up the inconvenience of the hour in a mask to preserve something greater. He would "have given the Devil his due" to uphold the rule of law and preserve that which needs preserving.

Even the Society of St. Pius X priests whom I know have made it very clear. You wear a mask in the church so as not to provoke the State to shut them down! If it is good enough for them, in order to preserve their mission, it is good enough for you!

Do not! I repeat, do not give the Devil anything else. Do not put, out of your own pride, the existence of your Latin Mass community at risk of being killed of, particularly in this time of Traditionis Custodes. In fact, if you follow your pride and refuse to put on a mask because you think you are so much holier than those of us who do put it on, you are participating in an evil that will hurt everyone because you will have given the Devil and his minions the sword with which to cut off the heads of your neighbours. In your pride you are committing an uncharitable act against your neighbour because of the suffering that they will endure if the Devil and his minions have their way. Don't do it!

Friend, grow-up, man-up, woman-up, Catholic-up. It is not about you! 

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