August 9, 2006
vol 17, no. 209

    The fourth person to be honored this year, in deference both to rank and age and still among the living - as we have completed the posthumous awards of the Crimson Cross and now award the Tower of Trent Cross of Truth - is Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, the sixty-one year-old prelate of the Society of Saint Pius X. His vote tally is largely the result of the publicity that coincided with his landmark interview given to Stephen Heiner of in mid April in which His Excellency sounded the knell that the Society will not go quietly to the slaughterhouse of the conciliar guillotine as it did in Campos on January 18, 2002.

    That surrender in Brazil had to weigh heavily on the heart of Bishop Tissier de Mallerais considering it was he who consecrated, along with Bishop Richard Williamson and Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta as co-consecrators, Bishop Licinio Rangel on July 28, 1991. Bishop Rangel was the successor of Bishop Antonio Castro de Mayer who had died on April 25, 1991 exactly one month after the death of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre The Campos sellout of the Society of Saint John Marie Vianney by a very ill and dying Bishop Rangel was just what the conciliar doctor ordered. Already in June the Modernist Vatican had appointed their man as coadjutor bishop of Campos Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan who had been ordained a traditional priest by Bishop Castro de Mayer on December 8, 1974 and since has shown himself favorable to Novus Ordoism as part of the compromise many had feared.

    Thus it is bittersweet that we honor Bishop Tissier de Mallerais on the feast of the Cure d'Ars for the Society of St. John Marie Vianney was dear to the bishop's heart. He had been greatly impressed by Bishop Castro de Mayer who was a close confidant of Archbishop Lefebvre and the only Bishop to make his stand with Lefebvre in 1988. It was Tissier de Mallerais' close association with the founder of the Society which made him the logical choice by Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, to permit Bishop Tissier de Mallerais to pen the magnficient book released in 2004 The Biography of Marcel Lefebvre. It was a work Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais had worked many years on, taking copious notes and speaking of copious notes, we had done the same on composing a fitting tribute to the Bishop but on Monday, July 31 the data base we had stored this and much other information in - including our e-mail program - crashed and we are left to pick up the pieces. Thus, this tribute will be considerably shorter since there is very little biographical information on His Excellency. We had centered this tribute on various talks he had given during his episcopacy to this point. Thus, with the little we have left, we nevertheless will venture forward with a tribute to him. Critics have offered many plaudits for Bishop Tissier de Mallerais' masterful biography: "magisterial," "well-researched, serious, and honest," "reveals unsuspected facets. A very complete work," "a rich important contribution to contemporary religious history," "a literary event," and "a landmark." It was the influential French Traditional Catholic publisher Jean Madiran who wrote, "...the fruit of several years of considerable labor. The book is rich in documentation, often unpublished, and in many theological observations." Bishop Tissier de Mallerais brought the Archbishop to life so that his legacy will live on for generations to come.

    He was born in Sallanche, Haute-Savoie in Eastern France in the Mont Blanc chain of the French Alps not far from Bern in Switzerland just as the Second World War was coming to a close. Growing up in the post-war days in the fresh mountain air, he attended Mass regularly at his village church and matriculated on to the university where he obtained a Master's Degree in Biology. As the revolutionary sixties were winding down, he saw things going to pot within the Church with the mandated changes wrought from Paul VI's infamous Novus Ordo Missae on April 3, 1969 that would soon ransack almost everything that was Catholic and which he would later state: "You cannot read Vatican II as a Catholic work." This change and subterfuge was first noticed in Europe where his search for what he had grown up with was being eliminated. Through the grace of God he became acquainted with Archbishop Lefebvre in Fribourg, Switzerland at the age of 24. The Archbishop, encouraged by Fr. Pierre-Marie Philippe O.P. and the Abbot of Hauterive, where Saint Gertrude the Great died, had opened a small Seminary in Fribourg, Switzerland and on June 6, 1969, the local ordinary Bishop Adam Charriere gave his permission and support. One month later the Archbishop rented twelve rooms at the Don Bosco House and the seminary began with Bernard Tissier de Mallerais among the first class. The old farm of the canons of St. Bernard in Econe was bought by a group of Swiss laymen to prevent the profanation of the house and its venerable chapel of Our Lady of the Prairies. In September 1970 the first year started at Econe with the approval of Bishop Charriere, and in the beginning of November Bishop Charriere canonically erected the "Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X" and approved its Constitutions with Bernard Tissier de Mallerais present to witness this as a seminarian.

    Modernist Rome had issued the Apostolic Constitution "Missale Romanum" on April 3, 1969, presenting the New Mass. But this had been in contradiction to the Episcopal Synod of 1967 which firmly had rejected its twin sister, the "Missa Normativa" but Cardinal Lercaro and Monsignor Annibale Bugnini convinced Paul VI, without much trouble, to sign the approval for the "Novus Ordo Missae" which pleased so many of the Protestant observers. We can see in retrospect why. Archbishop Lefebvre saw where article VII of the "Institutio Generalis" gave a heretical definition of this new liturgy of the Mass and the liberal mafia changed the definition... leaving intact the poisonous words defined! The Archbishop gathered together a group of twelve theologians, amongst them the noted Dominican theologian and personal confessor of Pope Pius XII himself - Father Michel Louis Gerard des Lauriers, who would be consecrated a Bishop twelve years later at the age of 83 by Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo dinh Thuc, and Father Saenz Y Arriaga, who co-wrote under the Archbishop's direction the famous "Critical Examination of the N.O.M" - better known under a different title. With Father des Lauriers' expertise, the Archbishop obtained a preface by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, and Mrs. Campo while Princess Pallavicini coaxed the signature of Cardinal Antonio Bacci. The two cardinals presented the document to Paul VI in what is today the famous Ottaviani Intervention

    The only response from Rome was for Paul VI to demand the resignation of the 71 year-old Father des Lauriers from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome along with the same fate for several other conservative - read Traditional - professors. Montini was squarely against Tradition and there was no other response from Rome directly to the Intervention. Thus, the Archbishop announced to Bernard Tissier de Mallerais and his fellow seminarians on June 10, 1971, the reasons why the Archbishop refused to accept this new liturgy. Some months before, on February 18, Cardinal John Joseph Wright, Prefect of the Congregation of the Clergy issued the "Decretum laudis" highly praising the Society, its Constitutions, and its work in different dioceses. But, as the seminarian Tissier de Mallerais could attest, the conspiracy of the envious French Bishops was growing fast. In 1972, the Episcopal Conference in Lourdes called Econe a "savage Seminary," when they knew very well that it was not under their jurisdiction. Society's Seminaries were opened at Armada (USA, 1973) and Albano (Rome, 1974). In 1974 Econe had more than one hundred students. Traditional priests after the Council? That should be stopped at any price!

    Seeing the necessity to make a public statement in order to clarify the situation of the Society and fend off the attacks by the French Bishops, Archbishop Lefebvre published on December 21, 1974 in the French magazine Itineraires his declaration in which he proclaimed his adhesion to Eternal Rome and his refusal of the Modernist and Protestant Rome of Vatican II. "The only attitude of fidelity to the Church and to the Catholic doctrine is the categorical refusal of accepting the reformation." Nothing could be clearer.

    Rome answered with an invitation to dialogue. Typical. Liberal dialogue; which means in one unique direction, usually the wrong one. Against the provision of the Canon Law, the Society was invalidly suppressed on May 6, 1975. French Cardinal Jean-Marie Villot, the Secretary of State, Camerlengo and a sympathizer to the envious French Episcopal Conference, forced Cardinal Dino Staffa, Prefect of the Apostolic Signature to refuse the canonical recourse to the Supreme Apostolic Signature--"because of the Tribunal being incompetent." Indeed! Talk about subversion. The Secretary of State then had the gall to write to all the Bishops of the world asking them to refuse incardination to the members of the Society. Paul VI denounced during the Consistory of May 1976 the Archbishop as "disobedient to the renewed liturgy." Villot is the same man who was intricately involved in the mysterious death of John Paul I! Let's call it what it really was: Murder! And, yes, Cardinal Villot was very much an accomplice. It was that kind of dangerous, deceitful and deconstructive mafia Archbishop Lefebvre was dealing with.

    Around the same time that everything was hitting the fan, the Archbishop ordained several priests, one of which was Father Bernard Tissier de Mallerais. He was the first to be ordained among the four bishops whom Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated in 1988. Father Tissier de Mallerais was immediately appointed a professor at the Seminary in Econe. A year later, the Archbishop of Florence Giovanni Benelli, a year before he would receive the red biretta, asked the Archbishop to celebrate at least once according to the new missal, promising a quick arrangement. Archbishop Lefebvre wisely refused, of course, and on July 23, 1976 a "suspensio a divinis" forbade him to celebrate the new mass, as the Archbishop said with humor. Yet it was painful to those in the seminary including Father Tissier de Mallerais the way the media treated the issue. The Archbishop and his followers were already being slandered: "excommunicated", "arch-excommunicated", "break-away", "schismatic" and so on. We can see from the disaster of Campos that had the Archbishop consented to Modernist Rome back in 1976 there would be no Society left, probably no Traditional Latin Mass save for independent chapels and those of the accepted Thuc line including Bishop Gerard des Lauriers and Bishop Moises Carmona.

    Nevertheless, Archbishop Lefebvre consented to meet with Paul VI in Castelgandolfo on September 11, 1976. It was truly the first 9-11. He was shocked to hear Montini accuse him that he had mandated to his seminarians that they take an oath against the Pope. This was the so-called "accurate" information which Cardinal Villot presented and, as we all know now, Villot was a real snake in the grass. Two years later Karol Wojtyla received the Archbishop in Rome on November 16, 1978. After a long conversation Wojtyla seemed willing enough to make the liturgy a matter of option, when the Croatian Secretary of State Cardinal Franjo Seper clouded the optimism when he exclaimed: "Holy Father, they are making of the Old Mass a banner!" To the Archbishop's chagrin that remark made a considerable and negative impression on Wojtyla. Ironic that it occurred on the feast of Saint Gertrude the Great who had prophesied of these very times and a most grave crisis in the Church.

    In 1979 Father Tissier de Mallerais was appointed Rector of the Seminary where he remained until 1983. In 1982 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Archbishop sought his help, but left very disappointed because Ratzinger's lukewarm response was to accept the new mass and Vatican II reforms and just publicly admit the Society accepts it but doesn't like it as much as the old. Talk about bull. The fox had been placed in direct line of the henhouse with no one to guard it any longer. The Archbishop would have nothing to do with the New Order and he told his young priests, and Secretary General as well as the priests-to-be in the seminary, "Now we believe that the reform is evil, poisoned by ecumenism, and we refuse to accept it and we are obliged to advise all the faithful against it. God only knows how long the reformers will close their eyes to the destruction of the faith, of the morals, of institutions."

    The Archbishop made an even stronger statement, documented by Father Moderator this past February 23, in which Archbishop Lefebvre called a spade a spade in 1987 on the conciliar church and the conciliar popes:

    "I have summed it up to Cardinal Ratzinger in certain words, of course, because it is difficult to sum up this whole situation; but I said to him: 'Eminence, see, even if you grant us a bishop, even if you grant us a certain self-government in relation to the bishops, even if you grant us all the liturgy of 1962, if you grant us to continue the seminaries and Society, as we do it now, we cannot collaborate; it is impossible, impossible, because we work in two diametrically opposed directions: you, you work for the de-Christianization of society, of the human person, and of the Church, and we, we work for its Christianization. They cannot be in agreement.' Rome has lost the Faith, my dear friends. Rome is in apostasy. It is not just words, it is not just words in the air that I say to you. It is the truth. Rome is in apostasy. One cannot have confidence any more in this world. He has left the Church, they have left the Church, they are leaving the Church. It is sure, sure, sure."

 &bnsp;  Those are mighty strong words that still hold today, if not moreso, and Bishop Tissier de Mallerais gave a discourse at Versailles on May 19, 1995 that rebuked the "neo-modernists" of Modern Rome in defending the Tradition of Eternal Rome. He stated that "Catholic doctrine says that defined truths are irrevocable" and yet modernist Rome had tweaked almost every doctrine to "update" and bring it into compliance with today's standards. That is not Catholicism, never was, never can be. He wrote on the Fruits of Sterility and of Death, the following that bears understanding today in light of the rumors of a "reconciliation" now that Bishop Fellay has been re-elected for an unprecedented second term - leaving him as Superior General for 24 years. Here is what Bishop Tissier de Mallerais said:

    The faithful transmission of Tradition is the necessary condition of its spiritual fecundity, just as sterility, when such is the case, is an infallible sign of infidelity in the transmission of the deposit . It is an illustration of Our Lord's words on the false prophets. "By their fruits you will know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit" (Mt. 7: 17-18).

    Thanks be to God, there is good fruit amongst us. Therefore the tree is good and the Tradition authentic. It is fruitful in zeal for one's own conversion by the Spiritual Exercises; for the conversion of one's neighbor by the work of the apostolate. It bears the fruit of families with numerous, where the flame of the Faith is passed on to a whole new generation. It is fruitful in priestly and religious vocations, etc.

    On the contrary, we verify that wherever Tradition has been adulterated, there we find the fruits of sterility and of death. In general, the so-called conciliar Church is languishing and dying of sterility.

    Let us remember this lesson. Tradition is alive as long as the Deposit of the Faith is accurately transmitted. On the contrary, it dies of sterility where the transmission has been interrupted. Neo-modernism has killed Tradition because it has not transmitted it. It has falsified it; it has adulterated it, disarming it when faced with error in order to join it to the error. Archbishop Lefebvre had the great grace of simply passing on that which he had received, as was engraved on his tombstone at Econe, according to the words of St. Paul (1 Cor. 11: 23): Tradidi quod et accepi...I have transmitted that which myself have received. But to transmit it faithfully, what a struggle he had to carry on! What intrepid resistance to all the pressures exerted on him to make him adopt the New Mass! - to prevent him from continuing the seminary and his work in 1975-76! What a heroic struggle in 1988 to resist the enticement of a booby-trapped consecration and to proceed with "Operation Survival of Tradition;" even against the wishes of the pope!

    This is the fighting Tradition which assures, by its struggle, the necessary conditions of its integral transmission and of the vitality. It is especially the Holy Mass of all times, which needs neither permission nor indult to remain in force and to make the Christian life fruitful. It is the Mass which constitutes "tradition at its highest degrees of power and solemnity," as our teacher Dom Guillon loved to say, following the lead of Dom Gueranger. By its permanence and its fruits in the midst of the "antiliturgical heresy." It is the traditional Roman Mass which sums up and focuses the essential struggle and the combative vitality of the authentic tradition of the Church. Pray then to God that He gives us the grace of fidelity to this Mass, and this Mass will assure us of receiving the genuine Tradition and of transmitting it faithfully to a whole new generation.

    For a year Father Tissier de Mallerais served as Chaplain at the Novitiate of the Sisters of the Society of St. Pius X. In 1984 he was elected to the post of Secretary General of the Society which he held until 1996.

    The Archbishop and the Society members realized the battle would get much tougher when Rome covered up the cover-up with a revised Code of Canon Law that tried to legitimize the illegitimate. Yet it was the Society and its priests who were called illegitimate, as the final nail delivered in 1988 had been rusting in its mark on the wormwood of lies for over 20 years. In 1987 Father Franz Schmidberger, then Superior General of the Society, presented to Wojtyla a petition signed by over 123,000 Traditional Catholics and the SSPX held out hope that at last John Paul II would respond favorably. It was all part of the lie, part of the deceitful shell game which has lasted up to the present day with Ratzinger running Helmsdeep today, the same who helped sabotage the Society in 1982 and 24 years later continues the same tactics: Come into my parlor said the spider to the fly.

    Perhaps that fear is what prompted the impromptu remarks by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais in the aforementioned interview, which we will examine briefly in a short while. Meanwhile, the Archbishop, realizing this was indeed a time of unprecedented Epikeia, and realizing Rome was lying, to assure succession, he went ahead with the Episcopal Consecrations on June 29, 1988. During the priestly ordinations at Econe, June 29, 1987, Archbishop Lefebvre announced his decision of consecrating bishops for the Society, and the Modernist Vatican immediately dispatched Cardinal Edouard Gagnon from the Curia to visit the Society houses, priests and faithful. Gagnon had recently declared in true two-faced fashion that he never had any true hope of "reconciliation," despite his written and spoken praises of the Society's work. Ironically, on the feast of Pope Saint Pius V who had infallibly decreed in Quo Primum that the Immemorial Canonized Latin Mass (the Tridentine Rite) be said "in perpetutity" and no one, not even a future pope, could reverse this decree, an obscure Protocol was signed on May 5, 1988, but the day after, the Archbishop discovered that there were no securities that his conditions would be promptly fulfilled, and, thus he decided to consecrate the four auxiliary bishops against the explicit liberal will of the Pope. It was a "survival operation" of Tradition, absolutely justified by the unjust persecution and the time of Epikeia. The prudence and wisdom of this measure was obvious after the death of the Archbishop. This action made of him, Bishop Castro Mayer, and the four young prelates, the first "excommunicated" of the post-conciliar era. The reasons for which the Church rewarded him greatly until the death of Pope Pius XII were now the cause of his condemnation by the new conciliar church.

    In 1989, while Bishop Tissier de Mallerais was still Secretary General, Archbishop Lefebvre celebrated his sixtieth year anniversary of his ordination before 23,000 faithful and his four new bishops; and in April 1990, the Society celebrated the 20 years of the SSPX. In July the League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism sued the Archbishop in a perfidious process, the last one of a long list started by some renegades. The last thorn of his earthly crown! It was, as Bishop Tissier de Mallerais realized, a fulfillment of all Our Lord had foretold including His words in St. John 15: 20, "If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also." As we can clearly see, they (Modernist Rome) have not kept His word and thus must persecute the Society and its bishops. The Archbishop died on March 25, 1991 after a year of retirement in which he spent time writing his "Spiritual Itinerary," as well as preaching retreats and praying in the peace of his beloved Seminary of Econe.

    With the Archbishop gone and continuous slander heaped upon him by those out to mar his name and heroic work, Bishop Fellay appointed the one man who had known the Archbishop the best and the longest to write his memoirs. Retiring from his position as Secretary General, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais compiled all he could to produce the magnificent definitive biography on the great accomplishments of His Excellency in 2004. During this time he also wrote various works including, Supplied Jurisdiction and Traditional Priests in which he justified the point of Ecclesia supplet in a time of Epikeia. He also wrote in The Angelus Magazine in the August 2003 issue the true definition of Catholic Action in conjunction with St. Pius X's words "To Restore All Things in Christ" and this is why he continues to forge ahead in providing the proper relationship of clergy and laity in it as he explained in that article in confirming that laid out by His Holiness in his encyclical II Fermo Proposito from June 11, 1905. Catholic Action can only work successfully if all are rowing in the same direction for the same port. Unfortunately this is not possible with the conciliar oarsmen.

    What is interesting to note that was not addressed in the recent Heiner interview was what Bishop Tissier de Mallerais said in an earlier interview with Fideliter and posted on His Lordship Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais in which, when asked of the Archbishop's view of the conciliar popes:

    "He said more than once about these popes - about Paul VI from 1976, and about John Paul II, after the prayer meeting of religious at Assisi in 1986 - that he did not exclude the possibility that these popes were not popes, that one day the Church will have to examine their situation, that a future pope and his cardinals might have to pronounce the finding that these men had not been popes."

    While Archbishop Lefebvre did not flatout say he was sedevacantist, this proves the Archbishop was at least favorable to the idea of sedevacantism for it is an accepted state in the Church. Considering, as Bishop Tissier de Mallerais said,

    "He had an exceptional understanding of the crisis of the papacy. Do not forget that this man who had been Apostolic Delegate in Africa for ten years, friend and confidant of Pope Pius XII, faithful disciple of Popes Pius IX, Leo XIII, St. Pius X, and Pius XI, who had a perfect knowledge of the eternal Catholic Rome, was able to penetrate deeper than anyone the mystery of iniquity that had been unfolding at Rome since Vatican II: the mystery of the occupation of the See of Peter by a foreign, antichrist ideology, with its practical negation of the royalty, and hence the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Do not forget, after all, that this is what the doctrine of religious liberty constitutes; that the Assisi reunion of 1986 was, as Bishop de Castro Mayer stated so magnificently in 1988, 'the recognition of the divinity of paganism', that ecumenism is nothing else than the quest for a universality greater than the Catholic Church. All these acts constitute as many execrable blasphemies, which Archbishop Lefebvre, because of his lively faith and his constant union with our Lord Jesus Christ, perceived as being addressed directly against our Lord."

    You can see he spoke just as forcibly in that interview as he did in his most recent. And speaking of his most recent one, while there are some that said he went too far, there are many more who say he didn't go far enough. He didn't carry the syllogism through to its conclusion. One such proclaimer of the latter is Father Anthony Cekada whom we will pay tribute to next week in completing the 2006 Tower of Trent Tributes for this year's Hall of Honor. In the interview, which would have been a non-event had not Bishop Tissier de Mallerais interrupted Heiner and continued it by saying, "You have not addressed the essential things - I appreciate your questions but you did not touch anything essential in your questions." It was then that he dropped his bombshell: "Well, for instance, that this pope has professed heresies in the past! He has professed heresies! I do not know whether he still does." When questioned on the very last point, the Bishop replied "No, but he has never retracted his errors." He then explained, "It was when he was a priest. When he was a theologian, he professed heresies, he published a book full of heresies. He has a book called Introduction to Christianity, it was in 1968. It is a book full of heresies. He went on to cite the negation of the Dogma of the Redemption and claimed, "No, it goes much further than Luther. Luther admits the sacrifice...the satisfaction of Christ. It is worse than Luther, much worse." In subsequent questions the Bishop revealed that there are many other heresies and pinpointed a few, but his statement "much worse than Luther" should have been enough to wake up every Catholic. Why he didn't go further and state the obvious that if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck is part and parcel of the Society mindset which does not want to make waves, and yet, if Bishop Fellay would go forward with a "reconciliation" - let us call it what it is "a concession" to Modernist Rome, we doubt very much if Bishop Tissier de Mallerais and Bishop Williamson would follow, and quite possibly Bishop Galaretta as well. In fact, some have speculated that no more than one third of the Society would go along with Bishop Fellay if he made such a disastrous move.

   Unfortunately, what Bishop Tissier de Mallerais omitted in his accusation is the very fact that the Church through the infallible pronouncements of Popes and Councils have already declared Ratzinger long before he became "pope" and all others who have veered from the true faith and clung stubbornly to the pagan-masonic-protestant New Order man-made rite as "heretics" and "anathema sit." Apply the following infallible pronouncements to John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI: The Second Council of Constantinople decreed in Canon 11 in 553 on the heretics Arius, Eunomius, Macedonius, Apollinarius Nestorius, Eutyches and Origen and all their works: "If anyone does not anathematize heretics who have been condemned by the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church...let such a one be anathema." Considering Bishop Tissier de Mallerais' own assessment that Ratzinger is far worse than even the arch-heretic Martin Luther in his heresies and now as Benedict he has failed to anathematize anyone, he has been condemned as a heretic by the infallible Dogmatic Council of Constantinople in 553. Also consider The Third Lateran Council stated in effect in Chapter 27, "As St. Leo says, though the discipline of the church should be satisfied with the judgment of the priest and should not cause the shedding of blood, yet it is helped by the laws of catholic princes so that people often seek a salutary remedy when they fear that a corporal punishment will overtake them. For this reason, since in Gascony and the regions of Albi and Toulouse and in other places the loathsome heresy of those whom some call the Cathars, others the Patarenes, others the Publicani, and others by different names, has grown so strong that they no longer practise their wickedness in secret, as others do, but proclaim their error publicly and draw the simple and weak to join them, we declare that they and their defenders and those who receive them are under anathema, and we forbid under pain of anathema that anyone should keep or support them in their houses or lands or should trade with them. If anyone dies in this sin, then neither under cover of our privileges granted to anyone, nor for any other reason, is mass to be offered for them or are they to receive burial among Christians." Considering that the heresies of ecumenism, humanism, religious liberty and universal salvation as well as a pagan-masonic-protestant New Order man-made rite - the very abomination of desolation" (cf. St. Matthew 24: 15) are proclaimed in public and draw the simple and weak to join them, intimidated by the conciliarists, the Dogmatic Council of the Lateran decreed infallibly in 1179 that those mentioned were condemned, how much more those who know better and are deliberately forging the path of apostasy today? If we are to believe what has been handed down from Saint Peter through His Holiness Pope Pius XII...oh, and we didn't even mention the two declaratory Dogmatic Councils of TRENT which is the benchmark for everything Catholic and the FIRST VATICAN COUNCIL both of which rebuke what was passed at Vatican Two. If we are to believe the infallible Dogmatic Decrees of these Councils as well, then we must realize the Novus Ordo hierarchy of the conciliar church have long ago excommunicated themselves from the true holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. They are not Catholic and have no authority whatsoever. It is time to stop pussyfooting around and playing the politically correct game. It is time to realize that the only authentic true bishops not excommunicated before God and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church are the four consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre and those validly consecrated by Archbishop Thuc. That's it, folks. The rest are imposters - such as those consecrated or ordained after 1968 - and those consecrated or ordained before 1968 who have turned their collective backs on Tradition and embraced Modernism. The times are very, very fragile and we need to treat our few true bishops with the utmost respect and pray for them constantly for satan is furious at the few. True to our Lord's words, "Many are called, few chosen" (St. Matthew 22: 14).

    With the above in mind, let us hope and pray that the Society recognizes Modernist Rome for the anathematized monster they are as Bishop Tissier de Mallerais has cited and stay clear, totally clear of the robber barons and focus on passing on the Truths and Traditions to a whole new generation. Bishop Tissier de Mallerais' intention is to do as Archbishop Lefebvre instructed, to provide the Immemorial Canonized Mass of Tradition, the indefectible Sacraments, and the infrangible doctrines of the Church in a clear, concise manner as it was taught before the disastrous Vatican II. For that, we honor Bishop Tissier de Mallerais' perseverance and dedication to standing firm to the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. Thus we proudly present the Cross of Truth in his honor and enshrine him in the Tower of Trent Hall of Honor and proclaim today, the Feast of the holy Confessor Priest Saint John Marie Vianney, and throughout the upcoming week through the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais Week throughout all of Christendom.

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