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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SSPX Superior in France on possibility of new ex-communications

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The German text has been taken from a French text which appeared in the SSPX journal Fideliter, of which this is an English translation.

Before anything, Father de Cacqueray clarified in a press release today the context in which the piece was written.

The agency Apic used my editorial in Fideliter No. 208 in contrast to the interview of July 16 given by our Superior General .  (The SSPX Superior in France torpedoes all reconciliation with Rome)

Yet it is there more than a month since this text was written, three weeks since it was received by our subscribers and, from the date of 9 July, when it was published on the site Tradinews .

This text had no other purpose than to follow up the meeting of 13 June of Bishop Fellay with Cardinal Levada . During this interview, in fact, our Superior General had expressed to the former prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith our inability to submit new doctrinal requirements that he demanded. Therefore, one might ask whether  given this refusal, we would attract further sanctions. This is the specific context in which this editorial was written.

The interpretation by the news agency is therefore false. The final statement of our chapter, to be published soon, will give the doctrinal conclusions which were those of all the delegates,even if it displeases all the opinion formers.

Father Regis de Cacqueray , District Superior of the SSPX in France


The Fideliter editorial

The Rome of Benedict XVI loves us so much that if we reject their proposal, they threaten us with excommunication. It's a bit like a man who would be in love with a young woman, who would hesitate to marry him. He would say, putting a gun to her head: "Marry me within a month, or I'll kill you" What a beautiful love!

In this article Fr. de Cacqueray shows us who might be excommunicated . . . and the pride we must take in being excommunicated by these people without faith.

What will be the credibility of a verdict that conciliar Rome will perhaps soon give concerning the Society? Will they declare it to be schismatic or excommunicated again, or will they exonerate it from these epitaphs? Be that as it may, we do not need to attach an excessive importance to what ever conclusion may be brought. . . as the years go by in the life of the Society, sometimes there are threats and punishments imposed by the Vatican, sometimes there are great compliments and different promises, succeeded by outstretched hands. The most serious of the penalties of the Church were given to sanction the pertinacity of the Society to refuse the errors of the Council, the New Mass, the new Code of Canon Law, and the new religion. As for the promises that were made, their sole consideration always appeared to be to stop the criticism and silence the opposition to the same subjects.

Who deserves to be excommunicated?

One should understand, therefore, that this interminable retraction [palinody] ends by leaving us unmoved and discredits in our eyes those who so easily ply the carrot and stick ... To be excommunicated, and then "de-excommunicated," to be in danger yet again of being excommunicated--one ends up not being impressed much by all these twists and flip-flops. We have so many reasons to consider these unjust sentences null and void! They are discredited in our eyes. First, we are reminded of 1988! The distinguished service rendered by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to the Holy Church by providing her with four excellent Catholic Bishops, through whom the transmission of the Catholic priesthood was fortified was rewarded by excommunication. On this occasion, we noted how, by a mystery of iniquity, the best servants of the Church were mistreated. We do not feel bitter, but we can deduce from all this that the penalty of excommunication no longer makes us tremble.

In this year of the sixth centenary of the birth of St. Joan of Arc, we remember, moreover, that in the history of the Church, there are numerous saints who were mistreated by Church tribunals. Is this also not the history of the Incarnate Word Himself? We are not blind. How is it, even today, that priests, bishops, cardinals—in large numbers—can teach real heresies, advocating a morality that is no longer Catholic, without ever being worried? Who would deserve to be excommunicated? Those trying to convey what the Church has always taught or those who pervert the deposit of revelation?

As for the Pope himself, he must bear in mind that we would have several well-founded reasons to doubt the merits of possible sanctions that he would take concerning us. Certainly, he has adopted a more measured and wise way of applying the Council than his predecessor, but he has nevertheless resolutely followed in his footsteps: interfaith gatherings, visiting mosques and synagogues, active participation in a Lutheran liturgical ceremony in Rome, praise given to Martin Luther, repetition of the scandal of Assisi, beatification of John Paul II, vespers celebrated in the presence of pseudo-Archbishop of Canterbury ...

Condemned for fidelity to the eternal Church!

If he has decided that our bishops or ourselves must be “re-excommunicated,” then we should ask ourselves: “But, ‘re-excommunicated’ by which Church?” By the Catholic Church or by that conciliar church which is a cancer? But this is clear: it is only the conciliar church who would perform this “re-excommunication” : “Cardinal Ratzinger is against infallibility; the Pope is against infallibility due to his philosophical training. Let this be clearly understood: we are not against the Pope as the representative of all the values, which are immutable, of the Apostolic See, the See of Peter. But [we are] against the Pope who is a Modernist, who does not believe in his infallibility, who practices ecumenism. Obviously, we are against the Conciliar Church which is schismatic in practice, even if they do not accept it. In practice, it is in essence an excommunicated church, because it is a modernist church. It is they who excommunicate us, while we want to remain Catholic.” (Lefebvre, Fideliter n.70 p.

That is why excommunication or a declaration of schism which would come from the conciliar church, a sect that has penetrated into the heart of the human part of the Holy Church, should not disturb us. We should rejoice if we were to be condemned for the crime of fidelity to the eternal Church!

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