Today, May 2, 2013, Feast of St. Athanasius, the Traditionalist Catholic world lost one of its giants, Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor. Mr. Omlor died just about six weeks short of what would have been his 82nd birthday. It's fitting that he would pass on the feast of St. Athanasius, who also stood up against heresy in the hierarchy. As one Traditionalist priest wrote:
His March 1968 work Questioning the Validity of Masses Using the New, All-English Canon alerted countless Catholics throughout the English-speaking world to the dangers of the liturgical changes, even before the appearance of the Novus Ordo Missae in 1969. The book rightly became a "traditionalist classic."Mr. Omlor campaigned tirelessly against the counterfeit translation of "pro multis" as "for all" in the consecration formula for the wine, prompting a controversy that even Bugnini himself had to come to terms with or lose all credibility.
Forty years later, however, the Modernist fraud was implicitly acknowledged when the heretics at the Vatican itself decreed that "pro multis" must henceforth be translated as "for many." Thus, even by what he rightly called The Robber Church ( a title of a subsequent book), was Patrick Henry Omlor vindicated at last.
His bio was written thus:
Patrick was born on the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua on June 13, 1931 during the 9th year of the pontificate of Pope Pius XI.It was also the time of the Great Depression. Yet, despite the hardships, his father Joseph Peter Omlor and mother Helen Anastasia Kochan Omlor made sure young Patrick had a solid Catholic education, sending him to St. Mary's Parish School and then, with World War II underway, enrolling him at Price Memorial College which had a high school run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools (F.S.C.), not to be confused with the Christian Brothers who have fallen into ill-repute by embracing the novelties and liberties of Vatican II. In 1944, in the middle of his Freshman Year he was accepted to the Preparatory Novitiate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Glencoe, Missouri.
After completing his high school and other preparations, he entered the F.S.C.'s Scholasticate at St. Mary's College in Winona in 1949. There he acquired his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics where he graduated summa cum laude. And speaking of "summa" it was there on the bluffs above the Mississippi that he reached for higher heights by delving into the Angelic Doctor's Summa Theologica and how to apply it in all aspects of life. This would prove invaluable in later years when sorting out all the ambiguities pronounced at Vatican II and after. In 1953 God called him to another vocation. Having grown in grace and benefiting greatly from his sound spiritual formation, he realized, just as this editor did after 7 years of priestly formation with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, that God had another mission for Patrick at the age of 22. He left Winona grateful for all the Brothers of the Christian Schools had imparted and with their blessings. Equipped with the foundations of the Faith, he decided to teach mathematics.
From 1953 to 1964 he taught at numerous Catholic institutions of learning from California to Louisiana. From the plains of Amarillo to the lakes of Minnesota his journey now took him to the Bayou, California and to the Franciscan Sisters' College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque where he imparted the science of mathematics to young minds for the purpose of disciplining their minds and exacting proper order. With the changes and abdication of responsibility following Vatican II, the Franciscan Sister's College became the secular University of Albuquerque, but while Patrick was a professor there it was totally Catholic. New Mexico is known as the land of enchantment and Patrick was enchanted with a young lady by the name of Mary Victoria Adelo; so much so that he asked for her hand in marriage in 1956 in Albuquerque.
In order to support a family and to advance his career the Omlors moved to Menlo Park where Patrick was awarded the prestigious position of staff mathematician at the Stanford Research Institute in Northern California. There life was good and the family increased, but as the 60's emerged there was trouble on the horizon. At first Patrick wasn't exactly sure why things were changing, but in reverting back to applying St. Thomas' logic, he began studying the documents of Vatican II which, back then, were not as readily available as many might think. Remember, the bishops were slow to circulate the documents and many of them had no clue and rubberstamped whatever came down the pike.
That is one reason the reforms took such deadly root at the local church level. "The Pope said it" or the "Bishop wants it" and that was it. Catholics didn't question their shepherds. Yet the big problem that took a while for Patrick to discover, was that they were no longer shepherds but caretakers. They were merely the hirelings Our Lord spoke of in Sacred Scripture who will flee the flocks, leaving them vulnerable to prey at the first sign of danger. The Pastores Boni were no longer there. The mentality of the sixties also produced the "if it feels good, do it" attitude that permeated the Church. But Patrick realized that feelings have nothing to do with faith. The faith has absolutes and those absolutes were being relaxed, compromised and even abandoned. Something was seriously wrong!
Consider here that the solid Catholic education Patrick received was basically the same as that administered to the priests, bishops, and cardinals in the sixties. Yet en masse the great majority of consecrated ones worldwide went along, enabling and empowering the very interlopers who had infiltrated Holy Mother Church over the decades. One reason was that misunderstood "obedience factor" - which is basically "blind obedience" - that made it all the easier to foist a new religion on the people in the guise of "updated Catholicism." While those who should have known better did nothing, Patrick heard the call to alert others as to the subterfuge and wreckovation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar. In 1967 he began writing articles, questioning some of the changes. He went into high gear as the seventies set in and the "abomination of desolation" foretold by Christ in Matthew 24: 15 became evident with the Novus Ordo Missae by Paul VI.
What few realized but Patrick researched and discovered is that the so-called "New Mass" was a concoction of a Protestant rite totally devoid of Catholic origins and had been drawn up by a known 33rd degree Mason in Annibale Bugnini - a true cancer within the curia - and a Marxist Jesuit Father Joseph Gelineau and six Protestant advisors. Patrick realized the truths of St. Paul's words in Galatians 1: 7-12 and set out to valiantly defend the truth and to expose this new "gospel" - even though preached by the 'angels from heaven' posing in the Vatican - as anathema sit! In late 1973 he resigned his position at Stanford and, like another well-known family - the Hutton Gibson clan which, of course, included his famous son Mel who had all relocated to Australia a few years prior - Patrick and Mary moved their large family of three sons and seven daughters to Perth in Western Australia.
There he felt as if he had arrived in Paradise, with the balmy subtropical climes of this Ocean port city which is renowned to this day as having the best weather in the world. There also he could continue to practice the Faith he was weaned on and insure that his children would have the same foundation in a world that had abandoned the true Faith for a false faith, a destructive faith that had duped so many. Storm warnings were everywhere and yet few saw what Patrick so clearly perceived.
While he continued to work as Total Consultant and Operations Research Practitioner at the Western Australia Division of the Pittsburgh-based Aluminum Company - a position he retained until his retirement in 1993 - he realized why God had guided him towards the religious life in his younger years. He had a vocation to inform others of the dangers to the Holy Faith. He embraced this mission with fervor, editing the newsletter Interdum and contributing to other newsletters such as the Society of Traditional Roman Catholics and Father Kevin Vaillancourt's The Catholic Voice.
While another Patrick Henry may not have been committed to the Catholic cause, this Patrick Henry Omlor would say regarding the True Faith in resisting the oppression of the conciliar church, "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick has fought for "the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother Church" and would willingly give his life for his Lord and Savior and the salvation of souls which has turned into his life's work.
From the sparce necessities of the depression to the opulence of these modern times, Patrick has remained steady and focused on the true goal: eternal life for himself, his family and so many souls trapped in the labryinth of lies and deception that have clouded hearts and minds over the past 40 years. In describing the feats of Patrick Omlor, we would also echo what the 1776 statesman Henry said, "We are not weak if we make proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power...the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone, it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." Patrick Henry Omlor has been just that vigilant, active and brave for he has used his God-given talents and the weapons of Faith placed in his power. "
A well written tribute to one of the original sedevacantists! He realized that the True Church can not give that which is evil, for She is Indefectible. But the New "Mass", and "sacraments" are evil, and based on Modernist heretical teachings. Therefore, the Church did not give and teach such things. Despite their occupation of the Vatican and local dioceses, the pope and bishops, through the profession of heresy, lost their offices by Divine Law. The last pope was Pope Pius XII who died in 1958. If only more had the logical insight and bravery of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.