Rorate Caeli has been posting about an impending prohibition on traditional sacramental forms outside of the Mass itself, modeled on the crackdown in the Diocese of Rome (imagine typing that!). Of course they may be proven right or wrong. But we all have the feeling of impending doom.
Assuming they’re right, what follows?
I have written before about the solution to the problem involving a correct assessment of just who the pope is. And isn’t. An antipope has no power, let alone, authority , to abrogate the Mass or sacraments. The sooner we get our heads around the canonical situation the sooner the end of this horrid and tyrannical regime will be.
But even if I, the local crackpot, am wrong about the papal identity question, this fact remains: NO POPE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ABROGATE THE MASS AND SACRAMENTS.
The only way to deal with this cabal is to say that we will not abandon Our Lord and His Holy Sacrifice. Pronounce away— I’m going to Mass, as long as a priest is faithful enough to celebrate it.
I can only speak for myself and my household. But dear faithful, do not surrender to this evil! Dear priests and prelates, do not surrender to this evil!
Celebrate Mass! Celebrate the sacraments! Sacrifice as we all will sacrifice!
A purported excommunication by an antipope for refusing to betray Christ and His Holy Church is a badge of honor. Recognize this, and fight!
The path of patience, prayer and prudence is correct. I fault no faithful Catholic for having tried any strategy in good faith to avoid unnecessary confrontation or provocation in a time of uncertainty. I really don’t, even though a chorus of keyboard commentators scoffed. St. Thomas More followed this path. Rightly so. No presumption. No vainglory. Use that brain God gave us! But, in the end, there will come a time when one must STAND or CAPITULATE. That time is approaching.
Our Lord was abandoned by nearly everyone during His Passion, including for a time Peter, the first Vicar. Why should we expect better treatment?
Dear Catholics, cardinal, bishop, priest, religious, and lay, Our Lord is asking us now: Quo Vadis? What do you say? Will you stand or capitulate?
Our Lady of Fatima, come swiftly to our aid!