Monday, November 3, 2014
A False And Lying Devotion
"Well, there you go again." This memorable phrase was used by the late former President Ronald Reagan when he was the Republican presidential candidate against then-President Jimmy Carter during their famous debate in 1980. The upshot was that Carter had purposely and repeatedly distorted Reagan's record for his own political gain. Reagan's catchphrase turned it back on Carter by calling everyone's attention to the deceit. Reagan, as those of us old enough to remember will recall, trounced Carter in a landslide.
Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), and currently of the Society of St. Pius X of the Strict Observance (SSPX-SO), consistently and repeatedly distorts Church teaching to uphold a false papacy and a false sect in the name of Catholicism. The two latest issues of his e-mail letter entitled "Eleison Comments" show the extreme to which he is willing to go in ignoring the theological facts.
Bp. Williamson is now telling a multi-part "inside story" wherein the Blessed Virgin Mary is allegedly sending Heavenly messages to SSPX General Superior Bernard Fellay, that the SSPX then proceeds to ignore. Don't believe anyone who never cites Church teaching and substitutes private revelations, none of which any Traditionalist Catholic is bound to believe.
For the record, I believe that Our Lady of Fatima is a true apparition, but I refuse to jeopardize my soul by getting caught up in all the various interpretations of what She said or didn't say, and the ever present wild-eyed conspiracy theories advanced to "prove" the "correct message." One need only look at the Vatican II sect "priest," Nicholas Gruner who makes his living by telling us the sky will fall unless the "pope" consecrates Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as directed by Our Lady of Fatima. He has been derided as the "CEO of the Fatima Industry" and in June of this year, came to NYC to promote the entirely discredited "apparitions" of "Our Lady of the Roses" in Bayside, Queens.
For those of you not acquainted with the alleged Bayside messages, one Veronica Leuken, now deceased, claimed to have visions of the Blessed Virgin beginning in 1970. Leuken was "told by Mary" many wacky things, such as Paul VI was a saint, but he had been drugged and tied up in a closet at the Vatican by agents of Satan and then was replaced with an evil double who had undergone plastic surgery to look like him. Did Leuken offer any proof for this fantastical story? Why, YES! If you look closely at pictures of Paul VI right after his election in 1963, and then compare it to pictures a couple of years later, you'll notice that his evil double had crooked ears as the result of an imperfect plastic surgery! That makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
So now we have Bp. Williamson informing us that in 2006, the idea for a "Rosary Crusade" for the Consecration of Russia was given to Bp. Fellay by a messenger from the Blessed Virgin Mary, but whoever this mysterious seer was, he was "too shy" to tell him it was a directive from the Blessed Mother! As Bp. Williamson never cites to any sources, it's hard to figure out exactly what it is he's trying to say, and equally hard to tell if this is some strange metaphor, or if he's really lost his mind.
Nevertheless, Bp. Fellay then used the Crusade for the "liberation of the Tridentine Mass" which was "accomplished" by Ratzinger's Motu Proprio in 2007. Then, finding out that Our Lady was behind the request, instead of using a second Crusade for the Consecration, Fellay used it to try and reconcile with "Concilliar Rome." Our Lady used Bp. Fellay because the SSPX was the "last bastion" of Catholicism. Got all that?
So Bp. Williamson, who recognizes Francis as pope, nevertheless talks about Rome as apostate. The city and religion are apostate, but their leader is "Catholic" and his "bishops" have Ordinary Jurisdiction? The SSPX is on the outs with the Vatican II sect, having (by their own admission) no Ordinary Jurisdiction, yet they are the "last bastion" of Catholicism? Over the man they consider the "pope"? The answer to all the world's woes is not the return of Faith, Morals and Sacraments which have been replaced by the Modernists with heresy, evil, and empty rituals---it's the Consecration of Russia which will miraculously procure everything we need for the Church to be great again.
The Rosary Crusade of the SSPX was meant to be used for obtaining this panacea, and we know this because an unknown man had apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary who gave him the information, so we better believe it!
Pope St. Pius X once warned that there would come a time near the end when there would be "a false and lying devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary" that would lead many astray. The Rosary has a crucifix on it to remind us that it (like all devotions) derives its efficacy from the Sacrifice of the Cross. That Sacrifice is renewed in an unbloody manner each time a True Priest offers the True Mass. Anyone who uses the Rosary to uphold the Modernist destruction of the Faith and the Holy Sacrifice, is perpetrating a false and lying devotion to Mary, who abhors such insults and attacks on Her Divine Son and His One True Church.
Please don't waste your time, effort, or money in trying to understand or support apparitions, whether real or imagined. Learn the True Faith by good spiritual books, and by reading the Catechism of The Council of Trent as well as the writings of the pre-Vatican II theologians. If you want to have a true Rosary Crusade, offer it for the vanquishing of heresy and the return, in all it's glory, of the True Faith. And if you're feeling extra charitable, maybe offer a second one for the extirpation of stupidity, and the return of Bp. Williamson to sanity.