Ancient civilizations had tribal warfare. Bottom line, they couldn't get along. Why? Blame it on the Tower of Babel, blame it on Adam and Eve who caused us all to be born with Original Sin on our soul and a fallen human nature. Thanks a lot, first parents! But it does no good to complain or rebell. Look what rebellion did to Lucifer and Luther. No, it is time to unite or be divided further and in our diviseness, we will fall prey either to lukewarmness as the Lord warns of in the Book of the Apocalypse 3: 16 or to weakness. To continue on the path we have been traveling is suicide. We are playing right into the hands of the enemy whether they be the Modernists in Rome or the Muslim Maoist in the White House. Either way, their commander-in-chief is satan. We don't want any part of that army. So what are we to do to help marshal the forces of good?
Ah, this week offers an excellent blueprint beginning with the feast yesterday of the Holy Guardian Angels for we would long ago have stumbled permanently were it not for those heavenly beings God has assigned each and every one of us as spiritual mentors concerned for our welfare in both body and soul. Sad that so few still recite the Prayer to Our Guardian Angel that we were taught as children to say every night before we fell asleep. Remember kneeling at the side of the bed in saying your evening prayers and always ending with
Yes, the Guardian Angels hear these prayers and watch over us always and are the best shield against the snares and wiles of the devil. St. Peter affirms in his Epistle and reassures us of God's protection if we are loyal to Him. "Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you. Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you" (1 St. Peter 5: 6-10).
Be sober. The same advice comes from St. Paul in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5, "Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober."
I ask: Have we sobered up yet? Not if you scan the traditional horizon. Where we should be united against the Modernists and gain strength in numbers, we are so divided it is tragic. The headline above says it all: "Unite each and every Traditional Parish and Pray or Perish as Prey." It's as simple as that. But none of our bishops, true, validly consecrated bishops are sober enough to see that or do something about it. Many are drunk with their own libation of resentment towards their traditional peers in miters for reasons that are, yes, not only ridiculous but tragic for the welfare of perpetuating the holy Faith. John Pontrello from Tonawanda, New York near Buffalo penned a satire that we republish below so all can see the insanity of the reasoning of our shepherds, who circle the wagons to keep out fellow Catholics because they may belong to another tribe yet are sincere. But sincerity doesn't seem to count when it comes to one-upping one bishop or priest over another. Would Christ approve such behavior? We think not. We have His Own words in Sacred Scripture and in approved private revelation to Saint Bridget of Sweden if you have been following Book Three of the Revelations and Prophesies Imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden where He and His Blessed Mother express the divine Will to Their bride, and where we can clearly see it will not go well for proud bishops.
So what is a traditional Catholic to do? We have long urged the solution and that is for the bishops to come together in a synod. They have a responsibility before God to keep the Faith alive and proselytize the holy Faith. They must think big instead of thinking small, which they have been doing up to this point: small thinkers. And, sadly, there is not a bishop among them who can deny this. For if they were thinking big, thinking outside the box, thinking about how to convert more souls to the true Faith, they'd be successful for God would see to it. Yet so many of them are content with their own little kingdoms and do more to guard the gates of their fiefdoms than going into the highways and biways to find more souls. That doesn't foster the Faith, it curdles it.
Curdle as in sour. We can't for the life of us imagine one bishop will deny the Sacraments to someone in the state of Sanctifying Grace and totally loyal to all holy Mother Church has always taught just because they are under the auspices of another bishop. We can't for the life of us imagine one bishop would raid another bishop's flock and try to turn them against the previous bishop. We can't for the life of us imagine one bishop thinks he alone has jurisdiction while all the others are imposters. We can't for the life of us imagine one bishop preaching one thing and doing exactly the opposite. Do you think these actions don't cause scandal, Your Excellencies?
His Holiness Pope St. Pius X said it best on February 11, 1906 in his encyclical Vehementer Nos:
We are trying to be as charitable as possible towards our bishops, but we all have to agree they are trying everyone's patience. Read carefully what the Holy Father decreed we must be "firmly united." Agreed. Then he says something that every single bishop in the traditional movement needs to take to heart: "Remove, therefore, any causes of disunion that may exist among you." There, it is not us saying it or another writer or parishioner or priest or even another bishop, but a true Pope himself. In these times when we do not have a true Pope for authority and direction, we have the exact words of one of the holiest Popes to guide us. Should we then ignore St. Pius' words and buy into the excuses given by our current crop of bishops who feud so amongst themselves? Definitely not. In all respect, Your Excellencies, it is time to live up to your calling, put aside "any causes of disunion that may exist among you" and, to put it bluntly, get off the snide and come together for the sake of souls and the holy Faith.
Is that asking too much? Definitely not. Will we and other writers be castigated for reminding these consecrated men of their duty? Possibly. But not to remind them and press them would be much worse and we would have to answer to God that when we had the opportunity and passed it up, we also passed up God's will as reaffirmed by a holy Pope. So we ask, why, why on God's green earth have the bishops steadfastly refused to unite? That is the question that must be answered and, frankly, folks, they can't answer it because they remain in their stubborn vortex of denial, a state of malaise that does nothing to enhance conversions but only cause more confusion in souls of good will who don't know where to turn because of reputations damaged by these very bishops themselves, either directly or indirectly, either by their pronouncements or their silence. God cannot be happy with how they are ministering to their flocks and those potential flocks.
One thing our consecrated shepherds seem to forget is that, unlike the vast, vast majority of their conciliar confreres who wear the miter, they have the very same apostolic charge and charism as the original Twelve Apostles. They have a duty and responsibility to unite as St. Pius insists. So why haven't they? Please, don't give us the same tired worn excuse that "we can't do anything because we are in a time of Epikea" and so they don't do anything and, instead of going forward and capitalize on the many graces God will bestow, they stand still. If you're not going forward, you're going backward unless you're statues and if you're statues, Your Excellencies, you're of no use to your flocks except for a flock of pigeons to roost upon. You should not be statues because, one, stone has no feeling, and, two, you're not saints yet and not to be venerated. However you are to be models of exemplification for your flocks and those potential converts. How many can say they have been. Notice the silence.
Several of our traditional bishops have been against the concept of a conclave. Why? If they have the same apostolic charge and charism granted the Apostles through their valid consecrations, and if their counterparts in the conciliar church (that eclipse the true Church but to the world are the Church) do not possess the charge and charism by way of their invalid consecrations and acceptance of heresy, which would include practically the entire current College of 'Cardinals' (who cannot be Cardinals if they are not bishops), then would it not be vital for the true bishops to act in order to preserve the true Faith and perpetuate not only the Sacraments, but restore the Papacy for "where there is Peter, there is the Church." We know Ratzinger cannot be the Peter true Catholics can look to by the very words of previous reliable true Popes who have condemned his words and actions and rendered him an apostate by the standards of Christ and His Church. Ergo, what is the alternative.
Some of our true bishops, our generals in the this war against apostasy, have adopted the bunker mentality to draw back and worry only about their flocks with the attitude that the rest are already lost; others go the guerilla route in picking off souls they've targeted even including sniping those already solidly in the traditional ranks; others have a war plan but not enough troops to mount any kind of counter-offensive. In other words, the traditional troops are scattered and the generals can't get together. Consider our bishops as joint chiefs-of-staff for the various branches of the Church Militant. They see their ranks thinning, one of their long-time generals who heads a large platoon is about to pull a Benedict Arnold, going so far as to throw the most knowledgeable general of enemy tactics under the bus in marching to the foe's orders who, in turn marches to the Masons' and Zionists' orders. Meanwhile the other two generals of that branch of spiritual service remain basically silent while they all blot from their memories the General Patton of Tradition, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Patton wasn't perfect, but effective. So also Lefebvre.
The battles of the oldest of the current generals of Tradition may well have fought his last fight as cancer creeps in to eventually claim a noble general, one greatly respect and who is largely responsible for consulting with the younger generals who can never seem to be on the same page. Sadly, his days of influence have passed. There is presently no leader among the shepherds today. So do we continue in this organized chaos within the movement or do the laity and others help coax them to come together?
Pardon us if we believe that question is a no-brainer. Of course, they need to unite. But how? Ah, there is the rub. Only by each parish urging them to because their own egos stand in the way of them realizing the obvious. We remind again the words of St. Pius X: "everybody should be willing to sacrifice something of his own opinions." After all, that is the only dividing point among these true bishops throughout the world. They all celebrate the true Mass, they all distribute the true Sacraments, they all are opposed to Modernist Rome (well, almost all) and they all have dedicated priests they are responsible for. Why can't they come together, not just the bishops but their more valued priests as periti if you will, for the sake of souls in a synod of bishops.
Note, we're not calling for a conclave...YET. No, first they need to come together and "be willing to sacrifice something of his own opinions." Say for example the consensus is that the Bishops feel because Hanibal Bugnini so insidiously inserted changes during Pius XII's reign into the liturgy, that they should retain the Mass as it was said prior to that including the Holy Week Services as they were at the time of St. Pius X, then all Bishops should conform to that. If the consensus is that the Leonine Prayers are to be said after every Low Mass, then all Bishops should conform to that. If the consensus is that one minor and one major seminary would suffice to train priests and that in cooperation with all it could be staffed with the best theologians and professors in molding holy priests, then that should be the goal of every Bishop to contribute to such instead of each group maintaining their own seminaries and doing so on a shoestring with merely a handful in each. Remember what we said about strength in numbers. If the Una cum controversy is decided that the Bishops cannot be one with an apostate, then that needs to be accepted and adopted by all the Bishops. If it has been proven (and it has, thanks to Mario Derksen's masterful evidence at Thuc Bishops) that those who trace their consecrations to the succession of His Excellency Pierre Martin Ngo-dinh-Thuc are definitely valid bishops, then all must accept them as such. Likewise, investigations into consecrations of all the Bishops should be conducted so that all are above reproach. If one or more are found wanting in validity, weigh the pros and cons and seek out the merits of the man if he should be conditionally consecrated or needs more preparation, but there needs to be a consensus and a meeting of the minds and, we might add, hearts. Finally, each must realize that all have skeletons in their closet and they need to acknowledge such, and, like the healing of the Sacrament of Penance, then forgive and forget.
There are several sedevacantist bishops who believe 'we are in the End Times and there is no need to pursue the possibility of seeking a true Pope' or that 'it will take a miracle for the Church to be restored.' Well, yes, both are possible, but if we just sit back and assume those premonitions, ask yourself, is that what God wants His consecrated modern apostles to do? Just sit back and wait? We don't think so. All God ever asks is that we try, He'll do the rest. But if there is no effort, then how can there be any progress? Despite the growing signs of the times, what if it is only the end of an era as happens every 2000 years or so? What will we say, what will our bishops and priests say when they stand before the Eternal Judge at ours and their Particular Judgment and God asks, "What did you do to feed My sheep, to feed My lambs"? As we have said many times, to stand still is to go backwards, not forward. How can conversions increase when each bishop preaches isolationism?
Once most of these obstacles are overcome and trust begins to grow, then we won't have to talk of a conclave because the Bishops will know what to do since they will, for the first time, be the leaders we need and count on to guide the true Church Militant to victory by all working together as one efficient battalion in taking back what was stolen at Vatican II. Do you think God will turn His back on that effort? Not on your life. Rather, He will grant abundant graces and we can expect, because fervor will have returned not only to our shepherds but to the lambs they govern, another miracle victory that could even trump the Victory at Lepanto for God knows our hearts and He will grant His Mother whatever she requests. You know what Mary wants. Now we have to convince the Bishops of God's Ordaining Will so that they won't keep settling for God's Permitting Will. To do that takes every true Catholic to pray like their life depends on it, and work for it as if everything depends on their individual efforts.
How? Well, we don't have to tell you how in so far as prayer goes, for only by the prayers of the faithful has the true Church continued without being swallowed up more by the conciliar charlatans, who even today try their mightiest to usurp the truths, traditions and treasures of the remnant Church by hook or by crook. What is needed is the coordination and technology to bring our Bishops together where initially they should not have to leave their rectories, so to speak. Through the wonders of Cisco, Skype and other conference networks available today, they could convene via teleconferencing in getting to know one another and work out their differences. If they could circulate around the world commission drafts in preparation for Vatican II five decades ago, they have so much more available to do this in a short matter of time, as in seconds, minutes and hours at the most. All that is needed are the funds and expertise to help effect this landmark first assembly of true bishops since the last Synod of Bishops called by Pius XII.
Who will help? If you have connections in any kind of teleconferencing technology, will you come forward or remain in the background cowering and falling into the very malaise that prompts our Lord to vomit out of His mouth as recorded by Saint John the Evangelist in Apocalypse 3: 16. Please don't tell us that with the plethora of talent in our traditional parishes today, we do not have the means and acumen to make the Synod of Bishops a reality. We have seen in the world how Stupididty or Sabotage has rendered our world ripe for the antichrist. We have seen how insidiously Vatican II was formed and how many have been duped into not realizing they must make a choice: either Eternal Rome or Modernist Rome. Now, before it is too late, before God removes the opportunities, it is time to take the most important step to date in the traditional movement: Unite each and every Traditional Parish and Pray or Perish as Prey.
Due to the circumstances Catholics must face in today's world, many are struggling financially. This got me to thinking about how the Traditional Catholic Movement offers various opportunities for the entrepreneurial-minded Catholic. I asked myself why we should continue to worry about our next paycheck when we can earn a great living just preaching the Catholic faith and spreading it to others. I then realized that there is a tremendous opportunity for great pay, job security, and benefits in what I am about to propose to you. And the really great news is that today almost anyone can do it. In fact, many people are already doing this, and it really works!
My plan is to found a Catholic program that will essentially provide for the three basic human needs of its members: food, shelter, and clothing. Once we get rolling, I can assure each of you no more debt, no more anxiety about what we are to eat, nor how we can fund junior's tuition. If this is starting to sound interesting to you - listen up!
Friends, what I am proposing is the founding of my very own religious order! It's easy to get started and we don't have to worry about rules and regulations, because there are none! In fact, many other do-it-yourself organizations have done fantastic for themselves, acquiring many acres of land, properties, and large monetary inheritances from the elderly supporters of their groups who kick the bucket. And not only can we count on large inheritances from the expired, but we should also expect large donations from the living. For example, one group founded in the 1993 by two lay brothers in authentic looking costumes took in over $1.6 million from a generous contributor a few years back. That was a huge score for them, and it is only the tip of the iceberg to what is out there for us!
After several years of studying how these new religious orders do it, I find it too good an opportunity to let pass by, and so I decided it is time to get in on the action. I'm starting my own religious order right here in Buffalo. I'll be Superior General, and we'll be a remnant Church. I plan to start marketing this angle immediately. We can order our uniforms from a wide array of costume stores found almost anywhere in the country. A preliminary head count would help me order the right number of outfits.
Now the only requirement to enter my new religious order will be that all interested parties must donate all of their assets to the order upon entry, since I will require a vow of poverty. Of course your assets are very welcomed, and much needed, even if you can't actually join yourselves. Basically you are not as important as your money. But if you think you might be interested, but are worried about how we will provide for ourselves, I tell you not to worry because we can just sue people for what we lack. And there is security in this for us because once people join us, we will make it extremely difficult for anyone to think about ever leaving us. For example, if someone does try to leave us, in addition to forfeiting their assets, they can expect to get slapped with a lawsuit. That's right, I will sue them silly, and for their own good! They will also be publicly maligned, detracted, calumniated, insulted, embarrassed, and degraded on our Website, written publications, radio shows, and Sunday Sermons, but not in any way that is sinful. So this is actually a good thing because it will ensure that we retain people, and most importantly, their assets. Lastly, if someone does manage to leave the remnant church with the crazy idea to calumniate and detract us, we will see to it that they receive eternal damnation. For those of you experienced in how this works, you already know a little mind control goes a lonnnnnnnng way.
If you are wondering how we will make money, I have that covered. In addition to selling books and materials that I will personally revise, re-edit, misinterpret, spin, plagiarize, re-publish, re-print, and actually author myself, we will work the Mass angle, always a best seller. This is simple to do. All we need to do to get started making the big money is to get one of us ordained, which is really easy to do these days as there are now countless cults around the world who will ordain anyone who isn't straight. Once we have the Mass, supporters will arrive in no time. Woman enthusiasts will not be turned away either. We will also start an order for women, provided they divorce their husbands, disown their children, and bring their share of the divorce settlement.
And for those of you who are still skeptical, there are additional security measures we can take to make you feel more safe and secure about your future, and I don't mean with whips, chains, guns, poisons, and explosive devices, although we will certainly have a healthy supply of those items on hand also. What I mean is, let's say down the road regulations start to come back and we are put under pressure for not having authority, we need not worry because we can easily get it. This is another great perk of working the Traditionalist market. All we have to do is make one of our people bishop, and BINGO - we got all the authority we will ever need! If we need to go this route there is additional compensation involved for us because bishops attract a much wider and wealthier support group. People like to see the miter and they never ask questions about where it came from. Since I'm the founder, and the Superior General, I will also be bishop. It would be a most terrible thing to have competition within my own order; I might seriously have to liquidate such a miserable wretch. Incidentally our consecrated grounds will have its own private cemetery for just this type of occasion.
Lastly, since I will be bishop, it will not be difficult to make myself Sovereign Pontiff at any point in the future. If other popes continue showing up on the Traditionalist scene, threatening to cut in on our territory we might just have to make that move. But that would be down the road. For now, this should give you much assurance of the bright future you will have if you join my religious order.
So consider this email a formal invitation to leave the world behind and enter the only remnant church left on the planet. Depending on the response this email generates, I hope to begin taking applications right away. To begin the interview process, when you call, just have ready your credit card, financial information, sexual orientation, and a list of at least 5 other Catholics you'd like to see dead. And if you don't think this is really for you, but would still like to help us, you are encouraged to donate as much as is possible, even if it isn't lawfully yours. Remember, I'll take all that you can give, and in return I'll make you be all that you can be. Truly you will be greatly rewarded in time and eternity.