Q. What’s wrong with the world?
A. “What is wrong is that we do not ask what is right.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1910.
Q. Can epikeia confer the power to act?
A. No. Father Riley informs us on page 387. “At most, epikeia can excuse the individual from the precept, but it can never confer the capacity to act. Epikeia cannot bestow upon him the power which he does not now possess, nor can epikeia restore the power which the law has withdrawn. For such bestowal or restoration of power a positive act is required.”
Q. What does it mean that the Church’s sold purpose is the salvation of souls?
A. Pope Pius IX, in Luctuosis exagitati, on March 12, 1877, wrote: the Church’s purpose is the “salvation of souls, which is the supreme law for us, and which were called into open risk.” The problem with Traditionalists slinging this phrase “salvation of souls” around is that they have not proven a true danger to eternal salvation exists. Why should doubtfully valid but illicit consecrated bishops expect that Catholics will give the a pass to do whatever they want because of something all of already know, that the Church’s purpose is the salvation of souls They cannot even proven that their “clerical” ministrations do not actually harm the faith, since the faithful who receive their illicit Sacraments receive no graces from these Sacraments. If there is nothing we can be sure of, it is that if one receives Communion after failing to receive true absolution from one who possesses no jurisdiction, he commits sacrilege. We also know it is better to submit to death, as Pope Gregory taught, than to receive the sacraments from the hands of heretics.
A. St. Robert Bellarmine cites the unanimous teaching of the Fathers in his work “de Romano Pontifice,” where he states: “Heretics [and below we will see that these “clerics’ are both heretics and schismatics] who return to the Church must be received as laymen, even though they have been formerly priests or bishops in the Church. St. Optatus (lib. 1 cont. Parmen.).”
Q. What is the surest test of a man’s love of God?
A. “A man’s love of the Church is the surest test of his love of God.” The Most Precious Blood by Fr. Frederic Faber.
Q. What did Pope Pius XII say about the future need to stay at home for true Catholics?
A. “We think it is Our duty to repeat this public declaration now and to request you to preserve the unity of faith among your faithful by every possible means…You should remind them to beware of these treacherous enemies of the flock of Christ and their poisoned foods. They should TOTALLY SHUN their religious celebrations, their buildings, and their chairs of pestilence, which they have with impunity established to transmit the sacred teachings. THEY SHOULD SHUN THEIR WRITINGS AND ALL CONTACT WITH THEM. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE DEALINGS OR MEETINGS WITH USURPING PRIESTS AND APOSTATES FROM THE FAITH WHO DARE TO EXERCISE THE DUTIES OF AN ECCLESIASTICAL MINISTER WITHOUT POSSESSING A LEGITIMATE MISSION OR ANY JURISDICTION. THEY SHOULD AVOID THEM AS STRANGERS AND THIEVES WHO COME ONLY TO STEAL, SLAY AND DESTROY…For the Church’s children should consider the proper action to preserve the most precious treasure of FAITH…without which it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God, as well as action calculated to achieve the goal of faith, that is the salvation of their souls, by FOLLOWING THE STRAIGHT ROAD OF JUSTICE,” (Pope Pius IX, Encyclical, Graves Ac Diuturnae, March 23, 1875, no. 4;
Q. Isn’t it a Church Commandment one must receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season?
A. The Catholic Encyclopedia explains that reception of the Eucharist is not by necessity of means (“an imperative must”)…the Catholic Church denies the Eucharist is necessary as a means to salvation…(it) is a precept; when the precept cannot be fulfilled, …[it] simply ceases,” (ex: sickness excuses from attendance at Holy Mass).
Cardinal Manning (one of the instrumental theologians at Vatican I and favorite of Pope Pius IX): “The Holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist and the prophecies of Daniel — all of them unanimously — say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of Antichrist, the Holy Sacrifice of the altar will cease.”— The Present Crisis of the Holy See The devil has succeed, by means of heretics, abolished the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel, ‘And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice.”
Q. What are faithful Catholics bound to believe?
A. We find in the Vatican Council documents: “…the faithful… are bound by the duty of hierarchical subordination and true obedience, not only in those things which pertain to faith and morals, BUT ALSO THOSE WHICH PERTAIN TO THE DISCIPLINE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH, so that the Church of Christ, protected not only by the Roman Pontiff, but by the unity of communion as well as the profession of the same faith, is one flock under one highest shepherd. THIS IS THE DOCTRINE OF CATHOLIC TRUTH FROM WHICH NO ONE CAN DEVIATE AND KEEP HIS FAITH AND SALVATION.” (DZ 1827).
Q. Why do Traditionalists who are ignorant of the obedience owed to ALL the laws of the Church under pain of exclusion from Her pale.
A. “Having endowed us with intelligence, foresight and liberty, (God) wills that we should make use of them … To abandon ourselves to God without on our side doing what we can, is cowardice and insolence. There was nothing of this bad tendency about the piety of David … in the conduct of David we have abandonment in the Christian sense of the word and according to Apostolic teaching Whilst he awaited submissively whatever God should ordain regarding his kingdom and person, during Absolom’s revolt, without losing a moment he issued the necessary orders to his troops, his counsellors and principle confidants, to secure his retreat and re-establish his authority … One can see that (such behaviour) rests on two fundamental principles: the conviction that God has care of us and the conviction that we must none the less exercise our energies and vigilance, otherwise WE SHOULD BE TEMPTING GOD.” (“Rev. Bossuet , “Holy Abandonment,” pages 36 and 37, (1627–1704), French cleric, St. Vincent de Paul served as his mentor, completed his doctorate and was ordained in 1652, he became a canon in the diocese of Metz)
Q. Why must we not take as our guide our own spirit?
A. “That war and death of all kinds are from God is clearly enough. But the conclusion drawn from this that we must not resist an enemy, and must not grapple with disease, is bad. The sick man does not know how long God wills that he should be afflicted.” Therefore he may “… strive against it and use any lawful remedy for recovering his health … God often willed that the Children of Israel should be attacked … but as long as it did not appear that He willed they should be overcome, so long did they resist an enemy … It would have been otherwise if God had warned them, as He did by the prophet Jeremias, that they should surrender themselves as servants to King Nebuchodnasor.” (pages 12-13). Those who insist on disregarding God’s will would do well to heed the words of St. Dorothy: ‘When you see a solitary who has abandoned his state and fallen into serious disorders, understand that this misfortune is the result of his insistence on following his own will. For nothing can be so perilous and pernicious as to take as our guide our own spirit, directing our steps by our own lights.’” (“Holy Abandonment,” page 19, Father Jeremias Drexelius, S.J., was born in 1581 at Augsburg, Germany. Initially brought up as a Lutheran, he converted to the Catholic faith in his youth and later became a Jesuit.)
Q. Do we atone for our sins and cleanse our soul by obedience or by receiving the sacraments?
A. By obedience. “Now to conform our wills to that of God is assuredly to cease to do evil, and to learn to do good. Is not this the meaning of that oft repeated text: ‘FOR OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICES’ (1 Kings XV, 22; Osee VI, 6; Matt IX, 3 also XII, 7) In the New Law, Our Lord declares from the very moment of His entry into the world that it is with obedience that He will replace the sacrifices of the Ancient Law: ‘Holocausts for sin did not please Thee. Then I said: Behold I come … that I should do Thy will, O God.’ (Hebrews X, 6-7; Phil 11, 8; Phil, IV, 3). And in truth, it is by obedience unto the immolation of self that He has redeemed us: ‘He was made obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.’ (John 4, 34) In the same way, it is through obedience and through the acceptance of God-ordained trials in union with Christ that we shall atone for our sins and cleanse our soul.” (“The Spiritual Life,” Rev. Aldolphe Tanquerey, pages 240-241).
Q. Does session 4 of the First Vatican Council teach there will be priests until the end of time? “So then, just as he sent apostles, whom he chose out of the world, even as he had been sent by the Father, in like manner it was his will that in his church there should be shepherds and teachers until the end of time.” SESSION 4 : 18 July 1870, First dogmatic constitution on the church of Christ
A. No. “It was his will that in his church there should be shepherds and teachers until the end of time.” But, it was also his will that “that none should perish, but that all should return to penance.” (2 Pet.3:9). Does this mean there will be priests until to the end, and that none shall perish? Of course not. Not one credible interpretation of that passage in the session concludes there will be a pope, bishops and priests until the end of time.
Man ignores and frustrates God’s will on a daily basis. Why would it not be possible that even though Christ “willed” or “wished” that the “that in his church there should be shepherds and teachers until the end of time” hat evil men might not deliberately frustrate His will or wish? God gave man free will, and He will not withdraw it. St. Thomas Aquinas: “The divine will imposes necessity on some things willed but not on all.” (Summa, Q. 19, article 8)
In 1965 all the bishops at Vatican II betrayed the Church, which even the most Traditionalist false clergymen today admit. Jesus wished for His Church to remain unchanged until the end of time. Her laws were to be obeyed in the end as they were in the beginning, especially those governing papal elections, consecrations of bishops and what can be done during an interregnum. Against His will, but true to prophesy, this is not what the teachers and shepherds of the Church of the Church have done. Now the Church is punished because the majority of Her members, high and low, became so perverted. It has sunk so deep that it appears to be extinguished. Only the small remnant who hold fast to the traditions, and avoid all the false masses make up the Church in these latter days.
Q. Who is your authority on earth?
A. Pius XII informed us that any time when there may be no hierarchy, the the true Catholic laity “must, with God’s grace, assume all [the hierarchy’s] responsibilities.” (The Mission of Catholic Women, Sept. 29, 1957, The Pope Speaks, Vol. IV. This address was entered into the Acta Apostolica Sedis (AAS) on Nov. 22, 1957, 49:906-922)
Q. Do laypeople have the responsibility to preach the Gospel to the world?A. Yes. “Christ, before ascending into Heaven, entrusted to His Apostles and through them to His whole Church, the task of preaching the Gospel to the world in His name. Every Christian must therefore realize that part of this responsibility rests on his shoulders…”(The Mission of Catholic Women, Sept. 29, 1957, The Pope Speaks, Vol. IV. This address was entered into the Acta Apostolica Sedis (AAS) on Nov. 22, 1957, 49:906-922)
Q. Can laypeople be justified in protecting the faith without ‘mission’ from the hierarchy?
A. “The initiative of the lay apostolate is perfectly justified even without a prior explicit ‘mission’ from the hierarchy…Personal initiative plays a great part in protecting the faith and Catholic life, especially in countries where contacts with the hierarchy are difficult or practically impossible.” (The Mission of Catholic Women, Sept. 29, 1957, The Pope Speaks, Vol. IV. This address was entered into the Acta Apostolica Sedis (AAS) on Nov. 22, 1957, 49:906-922).
A. Are laypeople bound to profess their faith openly?
Q. Yes. 1917 Code of Canon Law: “1325§1. Obligation to Profess the Faith – The faithful are bound to profess their faith openly whenever under the circumstances silence, evasion, or their manner of acting would otherwise implicitly amount to a denial of the faith, or would involve contempt of religion, an offense to God, or scandal to the neighbor.”
Q. How are the groups in the Thuc Club connected? (i.e. St. Gertrudes, Most Holy Trinity Seminary & CMRI)
A. Bishop Moises Carmona was “consecrated” in 1981 by Thuc without a papal mandate. Carmona consecrated the CMRI Bp. Pivarunas asked Fr. Dolan to receive episcopal consecration. http://www.sgg.org/general-info/clergy/. Bishop Dolan serves as Pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Church (SSG). Robert McKenna was “consecrated” without a papal mandate in 1986 by Michel Guerard des Lauriers, another one of the men “consecrated” by Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục without papal mandate.
“Bishop” Sanborn is one of nine “priests” who broke ties with Lefebvre and the SSPX, along with Anthony Cekada and Daniel Dolan, all men of the same club. Robert McKenna “consecrated” Sanborn as a bishop in 2002. He is the Rector of Most Holy Trinity Seminary. Sanborn has “consecrated” men with Dan Dolan assisting as a “co-consecrator.” The Mass Centers website below generally belongs to one of the groups in the Society above. “Father” Charles McGuire is on the list, for example, and works for St. Gertrude the Great. http://www.traditionalmass.org/locations/
Q. Does the cessation of the Holy Mass mean there are no more priests?
A. Yes, For priests are required to offer it. They cannot refuse to so but under pain of mortal sin. Priests obligation to administer sacraments arises from “the divine law that commands shepherds to feed their sheep and indeed procure their spiritual good and their salvation” (Hervé, Manuale Theologiae Dogmaticae 4:491). St. Alphonsus explains, “out of the very nature of the priestly office itself, to which Christ’s institution has connected this duty, and that a priest is bound to fulfill it when the need of the people demands it” (Aetnys-Damen 2:26n. “…ex proprio Sacerdotis officio… quod Sacerdos exercere tenetur…” Original emphasis). They must do so, even at the risk of their own lives: “When priests who have the cura animarum are lacking, other priests are bound out of charity to administer the sacraments… in serious need for a community, [such priests] are bound to administer the sacraments, even at the risk of their lives, as long as there is reasonable hope of assisting and there is no one else who will help.” This obligation binds under pain of mortal sin. (Merkelbach 3:87. My emphasis.)
Q. Isn’t form, matter and intent all valid and licit for every Consecration and Ordination for the largest Sede groups (SGG, CMRI, MHTS, SSPV).
A. IMBC is sedeprivationist; the others in the invalid Thuc lineage. Also, a MINISTER is required–but theirs are usurping priests & apostates from the faith who don’t possess a legitimate mission or any jurisdiction. They are strangers and thieves who come only to steal & destroy.
Q. What does canon 209 say?
A. Canon 209 reads: “In common error or in positive or probable doubt about either law or fact, the Church supplies jurisdiction: for both the external and internal forum.”
Q. What does canon 209 mean by “…the Church supplies jurisdiction”?
A. By “church” canon 209 means “the Pontiff.” Rev. Miaskiewicz, in his work on jurisdiction tells us that the “When the Church, or more specifically the Roman Pontiff, is said to supply jurisdiction in any case whatsoever…it is readily understood that [he] acts in virtue of the plenitude of the jurisdictional power Christ entrusted to his person,” (Ibid., p. 194).
Q. Doesn’t Canon 209, Supplied Jurisdiction, allow clergy to distribute Sacraments and provide for future Sacraments (Consecrations and Ordinations) but not to legislate, govern or elect a Pope?
A. This assumes these men are actually true priests; but they were not validly ordained according to the teaching of the church. Their Trad “masses” may look beautiful, but they aren’t the real thing. Besides, the supplying principle in Can. 209, “the Church,” is defined as the Pope & without a pope no jurisdiction is supplied. “The Church supplies only in common error about the existence or the valid possession of a certain office or jurisdiction.” Rev. Miaskiewicz
Q. Does the church supply if the law is clear?
A. No. Rev. Miaskiewicz expresses the limits the application of Can. 209 in this regard: “The Church does not supply in common error about a clear and certain law. By way of illustration one may note the fact that the law clearly demands that a priest be duly authorized to hear confessions. Since this law is so clear, one could not term any common error concerning its existence as probable. Therefore the Church in all probability does not supply in cases of such common error. The Church supplies only in common error of fact, that is, in common error about the existence or the valid possession of a certain office or jurisdiction,” (“Supplied Jurisdiction According to Canon 209”)
Q. Precisely what jurisdiction belongs to the pope?
A. Only the pope can lift certain censures and dispense from certain impediments. Only the pope can grant the papal mandate necessary for episcopal consecration. So if a man is consecrated during an interregnum without this mandate, Pope Pius XII declares this act null and void. Therefore none of these Traditionalists ever became bishops. Some will argue Thuc had special missionary faculties, but even if he had been granted this, Thuc incurred infamy of law afterward which invalidated all his actions and jurisdiction. In his “The Holy See at Work,” canon lawyer Rev. Edward Heston, commenting on Pope Pius XII’s 1945 election constitution, Vacantis Apostolica Sedis notes that during an interregnum, special faculties granted to the Sacred Rota during the Pope’s lifetime are suspended: “Nor may they use during the interregnum any special faculties conferred on them by the deceased Pontiff.” So this may well be a moot point.