Skip to comments.Pius X Society Response to Benedict XVI
Posted on 03/14/2009 5:18:48 AM PDT by NYer
MENZINGEN, Switzerland, MARCH 13, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the communiqué released Thursday by the superior-general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, which responds to the March 10 letter sent by the Pope on the situation regarding the society.
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Pope Benedict XVI addressed a letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church, dated March 10, 2009, in which he made them aware of the intentions which guided him in this important step which is the Decree of Jan. 21, 2009.
After "an avalanche of protests was unleashed" recently, we greatly thank the Holy Father for having placed the debate at the level on which it should take place, that of the faith. We fully share his utmost concern for preaching to "our age, when in vast areas of the world the faith is in danger of dying out like a flame which no longer has fuel."
The Church lives, in fact, through a major crisis which cannot be solved other than by an integral return to the purity of the faith. With St. Athanasius, we profess that "Whoever wants to be saved should above all cling to the Catholic faith: Whoever does not guard it whole and inviolable will doubtless perish eternally." (Quicumque Creed)
Far from wanting to stop Tradition in 1962, we wish to consider the Second Vatican Council and the post-Conciliar magisterium in the light of this Tradition which St. Vincent of Lérins defined as that "which has been believed everywhere, always, by all" (Commonitorium), without rupture and in a perfectly homogeneous development. It is thus that we will be able to contribute efficaciously to the evangelization asked for by the Savior (cf. Matthew, 28,19-20).
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X assures Benedict XVI of its will to address the doctrinal discussions considered "necessary" by the Decree of Jan. 21, with the desire of serving the revealed Truth which is the first charity to be shown towards all men, Christian or not. It assures him of its prayers so that his faith may not fail and that he may confirm all his brethren (cf. Luke 22 32).
We place these doctrinal discussions under the protection of Our Lady of Trust, with the assurance that she will obtain for us the grace of faithfully delivering that which we received, "tradidi quod et accepi" (I Cor. 15,3).
Menzingen, March 12, 2009
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I fully believe that God is uniting His Church in preparation for what is to come. It is an exciting time and we all need to be growing much closer to the Lord and frequenting the sacraments as much as possible, particularly Confession.
We must pray that our Savior will grant to our holy Father the Pope and the bishops of the Church the grace to abolish the protestanized New Mass. The exclusive use of the Traditional Latin Mass has been a most important article of our Faith while the practices associated with the novus ordo mass is the road to Hell.
The new Mass cannot have come from God, whereas the True Mass came directly from God. The only safe course to follow is to attend only the Traditional Latin Mass.
Yes. I’ve been thinking of this for a long time, i.e., the Islamic invasion but never thought it would involve our own governing bodies. We’ve got a huge battle in front of us. I echo those who said to pray.
I wish we still had the prayer to St. Michael at our Mass.
“I wish we still had the prayer to St. Michael at our Mass.”
You can ask your pastor and/or priests to include it. If they are not agreeable, you can do it and share it with others. I know people who, at their own expense, have copied and printed such things and passed them out as gifts. ;-)
Sounds pretty good to me. Am I missing something?