Monday, July 16, 2007

A Special Dossier on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

Here's the link to a special dossier from DICI on the Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum. It makes excellent reading materiel. Headline: The Obedience of Archbishop Lefebvre. :)

Now that the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum has acknowledged that the Missal of Saint Pius V was never abrogated, it is only right and just to recall to mind what Archbishop Lefebvre used to say, he whose fidelity to the Mass of all times was dismissed as disobedience.

“This Mass is not forbidden and cannot be forbidden. (…) If a priest were censured or even excommunicated on this ground (i.e. for saying the Mass of St. Pius V, Ed.), the sentence would be absolutely invalid. (…) We can celebrate it and the faithful can attend it with complete peace of mind, knowing furthermore it is the best way of maintaining their faith.” (Open Letter to Confused Catholics, ch. 20)

“I would say that we have to choose between an appearance of obedience – for the Holy Father cannot ask us to abandon our faith – and the preservation of our faith. Well, we choose not to abandon our faith.” (Ibid., ch. 18)

“We do not want to break away from the Church; on the contrary, we want the Church to continue. A Church which breaks away from her past is no longer the Catholic Church. (…) We are certain that the truth will come back. It cannot be otherwise. The Good God does not abandon His Church.” (Homily, Geneva, May 15, 1978)

Fr. Alain Lorans


Also, check this out too, it's an interview with H.E. Bishop Bernard Fellay: Brian Mershon Interviews Bishop Fellay on Summorum Pontificum

I got the link to the Remnant from Joyce of the Catholic Upstart. Thanks!

Jesus, Mary, I love Thee; Save Souls!

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