It's high time the anti-Thuc agitators get off the low road they've taken driving their dishonest slur campaign caravan against a valid and good Archbishop and his successors. Are you listening, SSPX, SSPV and Home-Aloners? |
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has posted Father Martin Stepanich's definitive proof that the Thuc-line Consecrations ARE valid and no one should ever again dare to suggest otherwise for to do so would be to call into question the Sacrament of Holy Orders itself and the valid consecration of Bishops in the sacred rite (Sacramentum Ordinis) prior to the invalid changes in the new rite of the conciliar church. But this issue deals with His Excellency Pierre Martin Ngo-dinh-Thuc who was consecrated a bishop during the pontificate of Pope Pius XI and who balked against the Novus Ordo and all it represented following Vatican II. For more on Archbishop Thuc we recommend our Tribute to him two years ago when he was inducted posthumously into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor. It is most appropriate that this article, which first appeared in Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt's periodical The Answers five years ago, is being republished by Tom which coincides with honoring the five honorees to be enshrined into the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor this year and Father Martin is the "elder statesman" on a list which includes four Thuc-line Bishops who are most deserving of the honor. Please read Father's article to understand the dishonest campaign that has been waged against a dedicated Archbishop and those he consecrated.
Thuc Issue No Longer Controversial
For a long time many have suspected the author of the Treatise has lost his marbles. It's a fact he's left some out of the bag, which proves he's not playing fair.
Griff Ruby completes the first round with his sixth installment of a mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this heresy's defender, most notably one Peter Dimond whose moral compass has taken him dangerously off course. Some might think he's lost his marbles by playing loose and fast with the doctrinal game. However, Catholic truth is always rock solid as marble and the true Church never lags whether the match involves the aggies and steelies of the great Fathers and Doctors that plunked Arianism and Pelagianism, or the Rosary-beaded puries and onyx orbs that targeted Albigensianism, or knuckling down with the flints and alabaster milkies of Trent to strike out of the circle the ducks of Protestantism, Calvinism and every other ism that was introduced in the teen centuries, or the cats-eyes and micas that shoot at the overwhelming heresies so prevalent today in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, including one not affiliated with such, but nevertheless still an obstacle in the direct line: pitching against the fudging Feeneyites. Griff provides clear evidence that the author of the Treatise has been shooting in the dark, taking great liberties in his personal "interpretations" of papal decrees and statements of Saints, Doctors, and sincere Catholic luminaries of the Church. The end result is deliberate deception and proof he's refused to knuckle down to the truth of BOB/BOD. Griff provides the clear evidence in Part Six, It's All or Nothing!
To Consider that a member of the Jewish Sanhedrin could be a saint might, on the surface, sound more like more of Ratzinger's heretical ecumenism, but in fact, there are three generations of loyal High Priests who were working in concert with the Lord, and the last in that lineage could very well be a saint.
With this being the 2000 year anniversary of the Apostle Saint Paul's birth in Tarsus, Scott Montgomery presents a fascinating, factual account of the early life of the Apostle of the Gentiles and how God all along had prepared him through Jewish Law with a very special teacher of the lineage of the good Rabbis before Christ's public life in order for St. Paul to carry out the mission he would eventually accomplish after his "awakening" on the road to Damascus. While it is true that the Apostle of the Gentiles was graced by visions of Christ Himself and was greatly inspired by the Holy Ghost, Paul's own knowledge and human inspiration came from the one God had prepared for him for his special mission under the master Rabban Gamaliel, son of Simeon and grandson of the faithful Hillel. Many times we lump the Pharisees into one loathsome list, but there were exceptions which are shown here in the lineage of Hillel. Scott shares this, as well as a short tie-in with the finding of the Relics of St. Stephen in addition to an excellent extract, giving credence to St. Paul being the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, by Fr. Fernand Prat, S.J. whom Pope Saint Pius X had personally appointed as one of the forty consultors to the Pontifical Biblical Commission in 1903. Scott shares his scholastic essay, Saint of the Sanhedrin
Can those anti-sedevacantist agitators actually hear themselves when they begin squawking away that such an interminable interregnum without a true Pope would be impossible? Have they actually listened and watched the quacks that are running things in Rome? If not they're duck soup!
John Gregory, who humbly admits Griff's series has convinced him of several things, weighs in with something that is so obvious. He can see now how the snakeoil salesmen, aka the Dimond Brothers, have been selling the faithful swampland in hell with their Feeney heresy while condemning everyone who does not agree with their fallacy. John sees the irony in the SSPX argument against Feeneyism, but leaves one going "duh!" when they don't connect the dots. John illustrates how the idiom of what's good for the goose is good for the gander applies quite aptly to those who will argue against Feeneyism with great logic, but will turn into flapping, stumbling imbeciles when trying to defend anti-sedevacantism. Is there an ulterior motive why they refuse to fly closer to the truth before diving to conclusions? The more dishonest they are with others, the more likely it is that their opinions will eventually get shot down. The question is: What are they trying to protect? Certainly not the obvious truth. John gets at the truth with his article The Truth and Nothing But the Truth!
We all know what the Lord says about the "lukewarm" in chapter three, verse sixteen in the Book of Apocalypse. The Cure of Ars doesn't turns up the heat of what we need to do to avoid that category.
In honor of the holy patron of priests, Saint Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney, the beloved Cure of Ars in France, we present a sermon in which this humble holy priest holds nothing back in exacting a thorough examination of our souls, consciences and habits. By and large Traditional Catholics live their daily lives free of mortal sin, but how many of us seriously take the Cure of Ars' words seriously enough to move out of whatever comfort zone we are in at the present and strive to love God more, to be more aware of His role for each of us, and to manifest our choice of God over the world? That is a question St. Jean Marie Vianney asks. How will we answer? His words are as applicable today, even moreso, than in his time as parish vicar in the post French Revolution days of the first half of the 19th century. It is time today to go back to square one and truly take in the words and heart of this saintly pastor who warned against this because of one problem, the lukewarmness of Catholics who dropped their guard to how powerful satan is and the holy Pere Vianney tells it like it is with his sermon
"On the Lukewarmness of Souls"
When you Clare enough to do your very best for God |
We bring you two redacted pieces from Gabriel Garnica during this hiatus. For August 12 we see how Saint Clare could influence modern man and woman. What the holy Clare did to preserve her town and the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar from being profaned might be considered heroic by feminists today because Clare was a woman. What modern women and those politically correct pundits forget is that Clare did it not to assert her feminineness but because of it. Her heart was torn at the prospects of what could occur if the infidels conquered Assisi. Thus, with a hurting, but hopeful heart she took measures to preserve the most precious Entity in her life - Jesus Christ, truly present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament and placing all her trust in Him to preserve them from captivity. She knew God would not fail a trusting and pure heart. If only today's woman would follow her example and realize the role God intended for her in spiritually partnering with Him to populate Heaven. Were they to do so, they'd be amazed how the men and all mankind would change for the better. Gabriel gives us a hint of this in his column Why Saint Clare Matters So Much Today
Don't be afraid to stick your neck out. So you may get it cut off, but, if you're still sound of mind you'll realize it beats the alternative of giving in to satan. What's better: keeping your head in hell, or letting go and trust God to help you save your soul?|
On the feast when we commemorate Saint John the Baptist's Beheading in late August, Gabriel Garnica provides a feature to contemplate on: as much as John didn't want to lose his head, he cherished his soul more. Over the centuries one of the most barbaric forms of execution has always been chopping off one's head. It's called many things, decapitation or, as the venerable Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger calls it "decollation", which comes from the Latin word collatus which means neck and from which we derive the English word "collar." Decollate means down from the neck as in the guillotine has spoken. Heads on platters and poles are nothing new. From the earliest biblical times such savagery was employed and to the sadistic Salome and her mother, it was the ultimate perversity to request John the Baptist's head on a plate. John could easily have begged off, issued an apology that he didn't really mean to remand Herod and Herodias for their illicit marriage, and, after all, can't we just get along. That's what the leaders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism would do today for they have lost their minds and their faith. Those who are truly dedicated to Christ will not fret about losing their heads, but fear losing their souls and thus will seek to be holy. Few were as dedicated, humble, holy and uncompromising as the man who prepared the path of the Lord. Do we have that commitment to our Catholicism? Are we willing to decrease so God can increase or will we squirm away from the chopping block when push comes to shove? Gabriel lays out the scenario in What Could Be Worse Than Losing One's Head? Compromising with the World.
Leave it to the venerable Abbe Dom Gueranger to place the Dormition of the Blessed Mother in such a beautiful light.
"What in this dawn before which the brightest constellations pale? Laurence, who has been shining in the August heavens as an incomparable star, is well nigh eclipsed and becomes but the humble satellite of the Queen of Saints, whose triumph is preparing beyond the clouds. Mary stayed on earth after her Son's Ascension, in order to give birth to His Church; but she could not remain for ever in exile. Yet she was not to take her flight to Heaven until this new fruit of her maternity had acquired the growth and strength which it belongs to a mother to give. How sweet to the Church was this dependence! - a privilege given to her members by our Lord in imitation of Himself. As we saw at Christmas-tme, the God-Man carried first in the arms of His Mother, gathering His strength and nourishing His life at her virginal breast; so the mystical body of the Man-God, the Holy Church, received, in its first years, the same care from Mary as the divine Child our Emmanuel. As Joseph heretofore at Nazareth, Peter was now ruling the house of God; but our Lady was none the less to the assembly of the faithful the source of life in the spiritual order, as she had been to Jesus in His Humanity. On the day of Pentecost the Holy Ghost and every one of His gifts rested first upon her in all fulness; every grace bestowed on the privileged dwellers in the cenacle was given more eminently and more abundantly to her. The sacred stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful, because first of all the Most High has sanctified His Own tabernacle, made her the the well of living waters, which run with a strong stream from Libanus...The Spouse, the Church on earth, the Church in Heaven, all were waiting for her, who had tended the vine and strengthened its roots, to utter a word such as that which had heretofore brought down the Spouse to earth. But today Heaven, not earth, was to be the gainer. 'Flee away, O my Beloved' It was the voice of Mary about to follow the fragrant footsteps of the Lord her Son up to the eternal mountains whither her own perfumes had preceded her."
Dom Prosper Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, The Vigil of the Assumption, pages 347-8, 350-51
58th Anniversary His Holiness Pope Pius XII's Encyclical Humani Generis issued on August 12, 1950 warning Catholics of the false opinions and errors threatening to undermine the holy Faith. We can see how those in charge today totally ignored his sage words and furiously forged ahead with their agendas so that when His Holiness passed on, all hell would break loose.
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The Last Infallible Proclamation from the Seat of Peter was the Declaration by Pope Pius XII of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into Heaven. Since that time nothing has been spoken ex cathedra.
John Gregory has provided inspiring, thought-provoking meditations for the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Our Lady's Holy Rosary first bestowed to Saint Dominic early in the thirteenth century. Since then her holy psalter has served as the most powerful weapon outside the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we could wield against the world, the flesh, and the devil. For the Fourth Glorious Mystery reflection John focuses on His Holiness Pope Pius XII's decree in proclaiming the Dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950 with his encyclical Munificentissimus Deus. John takes this papal decree and divides it with the first part applying to the Fourth Mystery of the Rosary on the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. The belief of this dogmatic fact was long held by the Magisterium of the Church from the very time of the Blessed Mother being lifted up into Heaven, yet never fully proclaimed as a definitive Dogma until His Holiness Pius XII, in complete harmony with all the authentic bishops of the Church, decreed it. This inspiring papal decree is the compendium of an ideal meditation on the Fourth Glorious Mystery. In honor of this month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, he shares his reflection on
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
Fr. Ratzinger, meet St. Hyacinth|
We bring you Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey's essay comparing the migthy martyr Saint Hyacinth with the give-em-anything-but-the-Faith Ratzinger. Tom presents a fascinating account of this extraordinary saint and compares his zeal, faith and determination to please God and trust totally in God to the humanistic, Hegellian attitude we are confronted with by heretic Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, posing as Benedict XVI as if he is a pope, let alone a Catholic. Tom shows how the holy Dominican St. Hyacinth and the Modernist Ratzigner are polar opposites in God's eyes and the ways of the Church He established upon the Rock of Peter for all time. Tom illustrates the stark contrasts and wonders how long it will take Catholics to realize the difference and why we must reject BeneRatz and all he stands for just as we must reject the counterfeit church of conciliarism as the antithesis of holy Mother Church. Hyacinth gave every second of his life to proselytize and destroy pagan idols whereas Ratzinger goes out of his way to declare he won't, but rather accommodate the unbelievers in their false religions, even praise them at the expense of souls. All to please man, not God. Tom explains in his column for the Double Feast of St. Hyacinth, Compare and Contrast
To look to a leader, look to how, what, when, where, who and why he was taught and you'll know his heart. Only if it is in harmony with the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts should he be followed and imitated. |
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey presents a redux of his article on the holy Monarch of France dedicated to the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. That king is none other than Saint Louis IX who was groomed in every way a Catholic citizen first, and then a ruler. Tom illustrates various contradictions proffered by civilization today and the current head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism as "how not to" go about seeking peace and tranquility on this earth. It cannot be accomplished without total adherence to God's Laws and subjection to Christ's Church, His spotless Bride under His rule in all things. Only then can one expect God to be favorable to our prayers. Tom shows how modern man and today's rulers at every level are the antithesis of all that the good and holy St. Louis represented and practiced at all times. It all began with his formation in his early years at the knee of his mother; the same advice he passed on to his son Phillip. Tom shares his thoughts in his column honoring St. Louis on his August 25th feast, From His Mother's Knee
In these times when Modernism has metastasized souls, we need to go back to the basics laid out by Pope St. Pius X and urge the "resist-yet-recognize" folks to compare and then decide with Pius and all the true Popes as well as the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church: Modernism is heresy; Ratzinger, and those before him-Wojtyla, Luciani, Montini and Roncalli - all Modernists. Ergo, they are all heretics and could not be true popes! Period!
On Wednesday, September 3 we celebrate the Feast of the holy Pontiff Pope Saint Pius X who was such a crusader against Modernism, the "synthesis of all heresies." Last year we commemorated the centennial anniversary of two of his landmark papal decrees warning the faithful of the dangers of this insidious heresy. Lamentabili Sane on July 3 and on September 8 his landmark encyclical Pascendi Dominic Gregis against Modernism, that would be reinforced three years later on September 1, 1910 with the mandatory Oath Against Modernism which the conciliar Modernists, beginning with Giovanni Montini, did away with, thus exposing himself and all others who complied as enemies of God for their rejection of Catholic truth and tradition. In recalling St. Pius X's life and studying his encyclicals and papal decrees, it is as if he had seen ahead of time what would occur in his beloved Church and so tried to warn the faithful and the hierarchy. In honor of the legacy of this saintly Pontiff, we present a detailed biography of the man the kind of shepherd so sorely missing today; We can only hope and pray that someday, in God's time, He will lift up a true shepherd devoted to upholding the Apostolic Traditions as St. Pius X was and who did all in his power to safeguard the Sacred Deposit of the Faith For more about this cardinal from northern Italy, see The Story of St. Pius X
God raised up a prophetic pontiff in the holy Giuseppe Sarto as St. Pius X. If only we had listened and obeyed.
Tom Droleskey highlights the essence of this saintly Successor of Peter, writing "The humble farm boy from Riese, who served in the cattle trading center of Tombolo and used his gentle demeanor to extract from the men in that rough and tumble community a promise to refrain from cursing and using God's name in vain in exchange for his running a night school to teach them how to read and write, noted in his first encyclical letter, E Supremi, October 4, 1903, that he wanted to use gentleness in dealing with the problems of the day. Faced with the obstinate boldness of the Modernists, however, Pope Saint Pius X, the pope of early First Communion and frequent Communions thereafter, the pope who loved children and wanted to see them instructed by means of the Catechism whose production he supervised, yes, this gentle pastor of souls, had to resort to the full force of the papacy to assess and to denounce the errors of Modernists and Modernism." Tom explains in his magnificent summa he has redacted over the last few years, Modernism's Eternal Foe, Our Eternal Friend
After listening to Father Anthony Cekada's poignant sermon earlier this summer Trads, Why Can't We All Just Get Along? we could just throw up our hands and say 'what's the use, we'll never unite' or we can initiate a major effort to expose and debunk those issues that prevent a unification, such as Feeneyism. With the SSPX in the throes of a chaotic confusion as the Novus Ordo presbyters infiltrate the Society to try to coerce parishioners to go along with the Modernist program and try to force an ultimatum that is, in truth, a ticket for apostasy, it is time to take off the gloves and disprove once and for all such aberrations as Baptism by water only as Father Leonard Feeney erroneously and deliberately taught in defiance of His Holiness Pope Pius XII and the Ordinary, infallible and perennial Magisterium of the Church. Griff Ruby has long been wanting to clarify that Feeneyism is heresy and expose those who are not only trying to justify Feeneyism, but condemn those who do not. Thus Griff began a comprehensive series in which the first round focused mainly on the scholastic dishonesty of one Peter Dimond of Most Holy Family 'Monastery' in Fillmore, New York. Griff totally exposes the deliberate deception in his series titled, "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" for that's exactly what Feeneyism and those who stubbornly identify themselves as Feeneyites have been: Dishonest. In addition, the esteemed traditional Franciscan theologian Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D. revealed, in his words below, the shameful sieve that is Feeneyism. Therefore, in order to begin to effect unity within the Traditional movement we need to address the issues that divide Traditional Catholics and, through loyal adherence to what the true Successors of the Apostles have counseled, arrive at a resolution of agreement with what God wills for His faithful remnant and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. And so, to weed out heresy from within some traditional camps, we have provided proof that the First Dogma of the Church Extra Ecclesiae Nulla Salus holds true for...
When words are omitted or added they can alter the entire message. This has been a favorite trick of satan for eons, especially with the diverse and intentional interpretations forged by multi-thousands of Protestant sects.
Griff Ruby begins a comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. They say sticks and stones can break bones, but names will never hurt, however words can hurt souls when they are deceived and it has been done for ages by those who are hellbent on cramming square pegs into round holes. It is how the Arian heresy gained such prominence; how Luther altered Christian belief to apostasize from the true Church and take billions since with him; how one side has forced their ideology on others by twisting words and meaning to indicate something totally different than the authority conveying said words intended. This intentional twisting is done all the time and it is wrong. With that in mind, this first installment in this series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" revs up with some obvious dishonesty in Sacred Scripture that has resulted in a chaotic array of over 34,000 sects that have apostasized from Christ's True Church. Griff deciphers the differences and how one can tell so clearly what is true and what is slanted to deceive as he points out in installment one, Word Twisting to Change the Meaning
In defending the treasure of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith, one must glean the gems that are presented to verify the authenticity and veracity of what they reflect in the prisms of polemics.
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. In an effort not to mix metaphors, but to mine for the gems the Church has always held sacrosanct as divine truth, we hold a Ruby up to a Dimond to show the obvious imperfections in the latter's seemingly brilliant refractions of promoting Feeneyism. However, when looking closer one can see the gaps in the quartz that make its claim to being reliable totally bogus and extremely harmful to the investment of souls. The Extra Ecclesiae Nulla Salus dogmatic argument stands true as always, but the denial of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire holds no light in the spectrum of the Communion of Saints and, does, in fact, dull the senses and leads to grave error and a serious detriment to unity within the Traditional Catholic movement. To understand how an omission can easily be a commission of error, see Part Two Ellipses can Eclipse Ecclesial Intent
When speaking in terms of "One", we have to keep in mind those Catholic truths that certain Entities are "Three in One" such as the Holy Trinity, the Communion of Saints and Baptism.
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" for he realizes the responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-10. There is but One God, One Church, One Baptism but within One God is Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; and within One Church the church Militant, Church Suffering and Church Triumphant; and, keeping in mind God's Communion of Saints there is within One Baptism the Baptism of Water alone for the Church Militant on earth, but there is also the Baptism of Blood and/or the Baptism of Desire for those who would, through their death, become members of the Church Suffering or Church Triumphant, Purgatory and Heaven respectively. The "Three in One" application preserves and strengthens the First Dogma of the Church that there is no salvation outside the Church (Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus) because those receiving BOB or BOD would be in the Church, not outside. This is something that such luminaries as Peter Abélard, Fr. Leonard Feeney, S.J. and radical Peter Dimond did not or do not honestly admit. Maybe that's why the idiom applies so aptly to such 'intellectuals' as these: A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are. In other words, as has been proven by their condemnation by holy Mother the Church: a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! Griff explains in Part Three Three who dare challenge Church Teaching
The depositions of quotes in Dimond's Treatise reek of being taken out of context, thus twisting the meaning for the Prosecution against Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire, but Griff stands in for the Defense, keeping everything in context in proving that the Means will justify his arguments.
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" with his fourth installment that is most necessary for Catholics to understand one's responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-11. The tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his supposedly "air-tight" arguments in his Treatise have more holes than Swiss cheese. Once readers discover his dishonesty of omitting key components that actually quite often refute his forced and faulty conclusions, they should smell what's really intended. And once readers clearly understand his deliberate deception of placing misdirected emphasis on the words of Fathers, Doctors, Saints and Popes of the Church in his Treatise to forge a different conclusion, then readers should begin to understand only too well where that putrid stench originated. Griff fumigates more of the mephetic MHFM's misrepresentations in Part Four The Treatise is in Contempt of Context
Taking quotes out of context is a favorite tactic of those who master in misdirection and misrepresent themselves to others as to their knowledge of theology and Catholic doctrine. If it's a case of "invincible ignorance" than they're dumber than we've given them credit for. Of course, considering the plethora of doctrinal documentation available, we know such is impossible today. Therefore, it has to be deliberate deception for they do know better and that makes it all the more tragic for theirs and their followers' salvation.
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" with his fifth installment that is most necessary for Catholics to understand one's responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-11. The tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his supposedly "air-tight" arguments in his Treatise The erosion of truth from the tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his weighty wordage (as in poundage, not clarity and truth) leads one to assume the agenda Dimond and Feeneyites are trying to ramrod down people's throats could be correct except for one very important canard that Griff exposes: that those being quoted, for the most part, never had the same intention Dimond's using is his miasma of misdirection. But, as Griff points out, Dimond's rationale whenever his "smoking gun" backfires is to blame God! Griff provides the empty casing shells left by the Treatise to prove not only how far off target the Feeneyites are, but that Dimond's been shooting blanks. Griff provides the proof in Part Five What About the What-Abouts?
The Fallibility of Father Feeney and his 'Feeneyites' is in full view how they failed to hold fast to tradition and Catholic truth in interpreting for themselves what they think and not what holy Mother Church has consistently upheld on Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire.
On this first day of July we bring you a letter written by Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., the esteemed elder statesman and theologian of the true Church and dauntless pioneer for Catholic truth. First run in the Four Marks it is now available at christorchaos.com for all to read. In it Fr. Martin takes no prisoners and well he shouldn't for there is no one living today who defended the Church teaching against Feeney and his cockeyed and dangerous conclusions than this noble traditional Franciscan. In order to educate all, including the misguided band of stubborn followers, he has released this powerful letter, concluding that "The Church’s teaching on Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood, as already repeatedly made clear in this letter, is the teaching of the Ordinary Magisterium of the Church, of which it is true to say according to Pope Pius XII, 'He who hears you, hears me.' If that is not good enough for the difficult Feeneyites, and if some of them insist that there must be a special solemn declaration on Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood by the Supreme Authority of the Church, that could very easily come when we once again have a true Catholic pope on the Chair of Peter. And you can be sure that the Feeneyites will not be comfortable in hearing an anathema pronounced against them." For the full letter, see
The "UnBaptized Saints" Deception
The truth never changes. What a giant of Tradition penned over thirty years ago is even more pertinent today.
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has been given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish the excellent series of articles that The Remnant so enthusiastically ran back in the seventies. Nothing has changed since then except for the fact that Fr. Martin is persona non grata to those who are presently floundering on the fence, flailing away in trying to justify a false pope and his Motu hoax. Nothing has also changed with those Feeneyites who tried to shout Fr. Martin down thirty years ago. They're still trying to villify a good man, this now 90 plus-year old giant of Tradition who was not "senile" or "out of touch" then nor is he now in continuing to exhibit the wisdom of saints, something so lacking in this era when Modernism stifles the quest for holiness. Most importantly, nothing has changed and never will on the solid Catholic truth he professes in this series to remind all that the First Dogma of the Church will always stand: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, but his opponents need to fully understand that the Church is composed of the Church Militant, Church Suffering, and Church Triumphant. Tom provides Father's brief, but comprehensive essays on his site with part one and two of seven parts from this outstanding Franciscan priest with Outside The Church There Is No Salvation
In discrediting Feeneyism who better to have as a prime witness against this heresy than the Prince of Theologians, the Angelic Doctor himself?
We continue to bring you this series Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has been given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish. It is part of an excellent series of articles that The Remnant so enthusiastically ran back in the seventies. As noted, nothing has changed since then except for the fact that Fr. Martin is persona non grata to those who are presently floundering on the fence, flailing away in trying to justify a false pope and his Motu hoax. Nothing has also changed with those Feeneyites who tried to shout Fr. Martin down thirty years ago. They're still trying to villify this now 90 plus-year old giant of Tradition who was not "senile" or "out of touch" then nor is he now in continuing to exhibit the wisdom of saints, something so lacking in this era when Modernism stifles the quest for holiness. If Father Martin was wrong, then so also were numerous true Popes, saints and Doctors of the Church, most notably St. Thomas Aquinas. Of course, that is preposterous as Father proves in his brief, but comprehensive essays, continuting with part three and four of seven parts from this outstanding Franciscan priest with Outside The Church There Is No Salvation, Part three and four
The trap is so easy to fall into by allowing nuances of error until pretty soon it has become all-out heresy. Such is the case with Feeneyites in their stubbornness to acknowledge what Catholic doctrine teaches. Unfortunately too many have been duped into believing the spin the "doctors" of deception have foisted on the faithful.
We continue to bring you this series Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has been given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish. It is part of an excellent series of articles that The Remnant so enthusiastically ran back in the seventies on the authentic Catholic teaching on the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus. Those possessed of the false interpretation of the doctrine that outside the Church there is no Salvation made the same arguments then, with the same demonic fury and pride, that are being made today by their successors. So, as you can see, little has changed with the persistent stubborn pride of Feeneyites who continue to deceive. What is sad however is that Fr. Martin, a pioneer and giant of the Traditional Catholic movement, is today persona non grata to those who are presently floundering on the fence, flailing away in trying to justify a false pope and his Motu hoax. It is time they quit schmoozing heretics and join us in denouncing heresies for they are not just nuances of error, but, as this outstanding Franciscan priest states in all charity, outright heresy. He explains in exposing their misdirection with Outside The Church There Is No Salvation, Part five and six
Long have Feeneyites strained themselves by trying to lean on papal decrees as pitiful "proof" that they have not been in heresy all this time. But when push comes to shove all should realize their "doctrine of deception" has been so taken out of context that it has left the faithful with a mephetic stench for the past 60 years that needs to be cleaned up and sanitized for the sake of souls.
Thanks to Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, who was given permission from Father Martin Stepanich, OFM S.T.D. to republish his excellent series of articles from the The Remnant back in the seventies, we've been able to bring you Father's no-nonsense authentic Catholic teaching on the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, which totally debunked Feeneyism then and does so again. This is only too evident as we link his final installment of this series in which Fr. Martin nails the heretic to the door, even though said heretic or heretics are so ashamed of their untenable position that they tried to remain anonymous. However Fr. Martin could easily see through the facade that the one trying to rebut Father's airtight arguments was the very one who had tried to elude Pope Pius XII in the fifties: none other than Fr. Leonard Feeney himself. As an added bonus to this final installment Tom adds an epilogue reinforcing the importance of the dangers of playing God in sitting in judgment of souls. Despite the fact that Fr. Martin and Tom are both both person non grata with The Remnant crowd, we pray that, through publication of all we have published on these pages of The Daily Catholic, both those stubbornly and pridefully clinging to the heresy of Feeneyism and those who still blindly acknowledge that a blatant manifest and material heretic could possibly be a true pope, will come to their sensus Catholicus and make no concessions whatsoever to the Robber Barons, the VulgArians of the counterfeit church of conciliarism beginning with Roncalli through Ratzinger and all their appointments per Pope Paul IV's truly ex cathedra (ergo: infallible when dealing with Faith and Morals) Papal Bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio. Thus we proudly present the final part of Fr. Martin Stepanich's Outside The Church There Is No Salvation, Part seven
Catholics need to understand the serious consequences of the heresy of Feeneyism for it was no mere slap on the wrist His Holiness Pope Pius XII administered on February 13, 1953, but the dreaded decree of excommunication when it still carried weight.
In our Contra haereses Feeneyism, we want to provide more background on the Jesuit priest Father Leonard Feeney and the cult of Saint Benedict Center in the Boston Archdiocese. Therefore to assuage the controversy over the whole Feeneyism issue, we turn to what holy Mother Church decreed when the Holy See was still Catholic and under the protection of God's graces by republishing the severe warnings and final decree of excommunication. Keep in mind Fr. Feeney had four years to respond and did not provide sufficient proof to stave off certain excommunication. Thus, we republish the Official Decrees confirming that Rome has spoken, the subject is finished. Herein is proof of the licit and valid Excommunication of Fr. Leonard Feeney, S.J. for his stubborn persistence to the heresy of Baptism by water only which you will find in our Reality Check feature,Roma locuta est, Causa finita est
Had Feeney only relented and repented, he might very well have been remembered for the great things he did rather than the cultish company he kept in Bean town
We all know that were Pope Pius XII physically on the throne in 1965 or today, he would have excommunicated practically the entire hierarchy who advanced the heresies of Vatican II, so much so that the least offender against the Church who was excommunicated by His Holiness would be the Jesuit Fr. Leonard Feeney. Be that as it may, the fact of the matter is well illustrated by Pope Leo XIII in the oft-quoted article 9 from his encyclical Satis Cognitum, "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition." So also with Fr. Feeney. He did many, many good things, upheld 98% of Catholic truth and spoke out courageously and with flair when others shied away. He wrote many excellent books, such as "Fish on Friday". For those attributes of course he is to be commended. Sadly, however, by his stubborn refusal to obey a true Pope in spreading the heresy that there could be no Baptism of Blood or Desire, he injected that "drop of poison" and infected the rest of what he stood for. Who was Fr. Feeney? In the interest of balance and to provide one of the more comprehensive accounts of the man and his cult, we point you to the three part biography by Third Order M.I.C.M. John Neumann. Keep in mind that his title is an oxymoron for St. Athanasius never stood against Church teaching. Fr. Feeney, by evidence of his excommunication by a true Pope, did. You can read about Feeney and his cult at Father Leonard Feeney
Though the SSPX and other Recognize-Yet-Resist groups differ on various theological opinions with those who do not recognize Ratzinger as Catholic and will make no concessions whatsoever to the counterfeit church of conciliarism, they are of one mind when it comes to opposing the heresy of Feeneyism
Some think that there are only a few Traditional Catholics such as Griff Ruby and Fr. Martin Stepanich who have decided to go after Feeneyism, and that it is only "those crazy sedevacantists." Au contraire, mes amis. It is a fact that every major visible Traditional Bishop stands staunchly against the errors of Feeneyism. This would include the four Society of St. Piux X Bishops as well as Bishops Dolan, Giles, McKenna, Pivarunas, Sanborn and Vezelis in the U.S. not to even mention those overseas and in Mexico or deceased esteemed diseased prelates such as Archbishop Lefebvre and Archbishop Thuc, Bishops des Lauriers, Carmona, Zamora, Martinez, and Musey. To bring this point home we point you to three articles today; two from ten years ago that appeared in the SSPX official publication The Angeles which states the Society's position with Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer's initial volley in 1998 titled, Three Baptisms and Fr. Francois Laisney's follow-up piece, The Three Errors of the Feeneyites . Three years later Fr. Peter Scott, then District Superior of the SSPX in the United States followed up with
Follow-up on Feeneyism
The Principal Points of the Principles holy Mother Church requires All to follow, and which must be applied to the Issue of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire, Prove the Fallacies of Feeneyism
Continuing our surge of wiping out the insurgent heresy of Feeneyism, we launch today an old reliable that always hits its target with devastating and definite detonation. That would be the irrefutable artilllery, so fully packed and loaded with infrangible Catholic truth as compiled by one of the masters of Church Militant warfare, Father Anthony Cekada. Indeed, he was one of the first to counter the nasty guerilla tactics of those floundering in Feeneyism in the cult camp Feeney had festered while alive. In publishing on these pages last week the official excommunication decree of Feeney from the Holy Office under Pope Pius XII, we included the link where Fr. Cekada proves without a shadow of a doubt that the bell, book and candle was authentic. Since His Holiness never rescinded it, a good man-gone wrong died canonically (1917 Pio-Benedictine Codex Iuris) outside the Church he had so stubbornly and narrowly, and defiantly defended as needing Baptism of water to be saved with no exception. Let us pray that God made an exception and that Feeney's pride and stubbornness did not exclude him from passage to either the Church Suffering or the Church Triumphant. Today we provide an article Fr. Cekada wrote eight years ago this week detailing the Principles the Church requires us to follow in resolving the issue of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire. He lays it out succinctly in Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles