Thursday, 22 July 2021

How can a true Shepherd of Christ protect his flock from an evil and megalomaniacal Pope!

Toronto's Thomas Cardinal Collins - Mass in the Presence of a Greater Prelate 
Vigil of Pentecost, 2014 at St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish

Much is being written around the world about the heinous action of Bergoglio with his motu proprio designed to destroy the Holy Mass according to its ancient use. Make no mistake that this is his goal. Can we take to heart that numerous bishops have invoked Canon 87 §1.? 

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. He is not able to dispense, however, from procedural or penal laws nor from those whose dispensation is specially reserved to the Apostolic See or some other authority.

This is what Bishop Paprocki did and surprisingly, Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville. There have been others. The fundamental problem is that this may not mean what, on first reading, we think it means. First, the Pope is the supreme lawgiver and is not bound by Canon Law. Second, "particular disciplinary laws" would be akin to fasting. So, how does a bishop overrule a pope? Father John Zuhlsdorf believes the Canon applies

No doubt that some bishops are overjoyed to use this opportunity to destroy the Mass of the Ages and have, most would seem to me to be at least neutral. I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority are saying to themselves, "do I really need this right now?" In some cases, they may not be favourable of the traditional rite but if they have one or two churches in the diocese with it, then it is in their minds "managed" and "contained." That's okay, the future is on our side.

Yet, as Sebastian Morello from The European Conservative notes, there is a goal that the faithful be "scattered and purged." Our job is to not let that happen. It is an excellent read.

Now, presumably, if Pope Francis can reject the claims of his predecessor by the click of his fingers, his successor will be free to do the same to him. Catholic faithful attached to the traditional liturgy may derive comfort from this, as there remains the possibility that the whole thing could be reversed by a future edict. Do not be consoled, for here lies the path to ever-intensifying ecclesiastical tyranny. For example, the reason why revolutionary governments become so draconian when they attain power by the overthrowing of government, immediately requiring a secret police and increasingly severe punishments, is because the revolutionary government has, in acquiring government, legitimised revolution against government. So too, in the game of predecessor repudiations, evermore draconian measures are needed to prevent any reversal by a future edict. In the case of the new Motu Proprio, the measures are so harsh that it is clearly hoped that by the time any future pope is inclined to reverse them, the faithful attached to the traditional liturgy will have been scattered and purged.

Reflections on Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio "Traditionis Custodes" - The European Conservative

It goes without saying once again that the actions of Jorge Bergoglio in this matter are heinous, mean-spirited, cruel, vindictive and lack care and charity for the faithful. That does not come from the Holy Spirit. There can be no doubt that this is an act of evil by a man so utterly devoid of true charity and compassion that he can only be described as a sociopath. 


Phineas said...

I think Francis "jumped the shark" with this motu propio. It reveals like no other action he's taken just how anti-Catholic he really is. Even left-leaning bishops like Stika notice it.

Ana Milan said...

When Francis is at last declared an Apostate, Idolater, Heretic etc. all his papal exhortations, motu propios, hate of Catholicism, TLM, good priests, will be swept away. This is Satan's last stand & while seemingly he has stacked the deck of electing Cardinals for years to come that too will be for nought when Francis is denounced as a usurper & hoax, backed up by the St. Gallen Group (Mafia) who visibly used coercion in order to solicit the 'false' resignation of PBXVI. I am convinced that PBXVI is being kept alive by Heaven for the special purpose of preserving the Papacy which, if it had been validly transferred to Francis would mean the Gates of Hell had prevailed. While we are all staring at them in these dire end times, we can be assured that God is with us & His Will be done. Our Lady also gave us the assurance that the Pope will consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart & of its Triumph at the end.

Anonymous said...

Has Cardinal Collins announced yet what will be the situation for TLMs in Toronto?

Vox Cantoris said...

There has been no, or do I expect a Forman announcement. What I can tell you is that in his fatherly kindness (let’s praise where we can) he has told those priests, there are no changes here.

Sometimes under the radar is best.

Evangeline said...

Yes he has revealed himself, even to those who would defend him to the last. Even the apologists who try to help him out by saying his concerns are valid are insulting Catholics with that nonsense. What concerns. Even for Catholics who don't appreciate VII, what threat are they. They aren't talking about it, because frankly, they don't CARE about it. It has zero impact on most Catholic's lives. Tyrants always find some sniggling point and use it as an excuse for their tyranny. They have to find insignificant nothing points because there's no there, there. They have nothing, but they need SOMETHING.
Francis hates the Holy Mass. He's refused to kneel before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament since he stepped out on the loggia. His facial expression when he lifts the host could be put on a bottle of bug spray. Within days he was laying prone on the floor of some church to show his "humility", but he has none. He's a megalomaniac, which Argentina knew. His Big Humility Show, which many believed, has been proven by this over the top, hateful act of absolutely no charity or hint of human kindness toward Catholics to be the most blatant example of what he is and who he works for. Even those who excused his refusal to kneel but kneel for Communists to kiss their feet, who refused to acknowledge his breaking the First Commandment of God by venerating a demon fertility goddess, or that infernal black bowl put up on the holy altar of God, have to acknowledge that this poorly written, embarrassingly vindictive, and vile screed has shown the world exactly what kind of man sits on the Chair of Peter. "Guardian of Tradition", as he bans the Holy Mass. And tells Catholics "in due time" they will come to the Novus Ordo. Shut up, he explains. He despises faithful Catholics. He despises the Traditional Latin Mass because it is the proper worship of God as God intended. This galls him.
The world is going to hell because the church abandoned the faith and went to hell. Nothing is going to go right until that gets the divine correction it needs to set it right.