Friends and Benefactors:
has allowed this painful crisis in the Church for our sanctification
and in order to give more brightness to the pure gold of its doctrine
and its means of redemption. This passion of the Church is a great
mystery, for it reaches chiefly its hierarchy, its scholars, who
seem to no longer know who they are and the reasons of their being
the father of lies, as Our Lord Jesus calls him, has the extraordinary
talent of finding out some words, to which he assigns a new meaning
so that from their ambiguity, he achieves acceptance of the destructive
falsehood which overthrows the best established societies. He found
it in this “ecumenism” of the Council which has created an ecumenical
liturgy, an ecumenical Bible, and ecumenical catechism, uniting
truth and falsehood - marrying the true and the false.
most disastrous result of this marriage is the Catholic-Protestant
Mass, the poisoned source afterwards yielding countless ravages:
relinquishment of the Church, of the true Faith, sacrileges, tearing
of the unity of the Church, proliferation of diverse sorts of creeds
unworthy of the Church.
there exists a consequence of which one does not often enough ponder
on. It is the destruction of the Catholic nations which no longer
find in the Holy Mass, the source of political unity based on the
unity of the Catholic Faith. Therefore, the Catholic nation hereafter
must, in like manner, convert itself to an ecumenical state -
pluralistic, very soon finding itself securalized and neutral, if
ecumencial Mass leads logically to apostasy. One cannot serve two
masters, one cannot nourish oneself indifferently from truth or
falsehood. It is falsehood that flatters our evil inclinations which
will prevail over truth which is more austere and more demanding.
must, at all costs, remain bound to truth without mingling. Pope
Pius IX vigorously denounced these liberal Catholics who believe
they can unite falsehood and truth, good and evil, in order to
please their contemporary fellowmen.
this poisoned ecumenism reaches us through the hierarchy or not,
the channel is not important - it is the poison that one
must refuse to swallow. It is a matter of strict obedience to our
Lord Jesus Christ, to the Church of all times, to all the successors
of Peter. We will, therefore, keep the Catholic liturgy, the Catholic
Bible and catechism.
it is for this reason that we must have Catholic priests and Catholic
seminarians, Catholic monks nuns, active and contemplative. The
Catholic Church will not perish!
one, at his time in the Church, must endeavor to remain Catholic
and to maintain the Catholic Church. It is upon this resolution
and its realization that we will be judged by Our Divine Lord.
friends and benefactors, we owe to your prayers and to your generosity,
that we have been able to achieve the Priestly Society of Saint
Pius X with its 40 priests (soon to be 56), its three seminaries
including 150 seminarians, its brothers, its nuns and its oblates.
are about to acquire the buildings required for our American and
German seminaries. We hope to establish a college-seminary
in Germany and one in France, a home for spiritual exercises in
Northern Italy, the beginning of a great seminary in Argentina as
well as a priory in Madrid.
the numerous vocations for the Carmel oblige us to provide help
to the Carmel Foundation and soon to the Cistercian Monastery. Contemplative
homes are necessary for the holiness of the Church. They will remain
so inasmuch as they preserve their holy traditions.
can address your correspondence to these foundations: for the Carmelites,
to the Maison St. Pie X de Suresnes, and for the Cistercians, to
Notre Dame du Pointet. The complete addresses are indicated below.
Through this listing, you can realize our needs. We pray, during
this month of March, our great patron St. Joseph that he create
new benefactors, and we thank him for his paternal concern toward
us. We have no debts and we do not capitalize. What is given to
us serves without delay to the edification of the Church and to
its real renovation.
wish for our homes to be centers of fervor, of piety, of fraternal
welcome, chiefly for the priests who wish to share the spiritual
life and the apostolate of our priests. We also gladly welcome vocations
of brothers who are auxilaries of our priests and lay associates
who unite their prayers and works to the members of the Society.
Like future priests, they may contact superiors of districts and
priories who will introduce them to the houses of formation.
this world, which ignores its Savior and Master Jesus Christ, it
is more than ever necessary that generous souls make themselves
His heralds through speech, example and practice. Each destroyed
altar, each closing parish or chapel, means a victory for the devil
and results in lost souls. Let your prayers and sacrifices intervene
with Our Lord Jesus through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin.
Let them not cease but increase the preaching of Jesus Christ Crucified.
God bless you.
The Feast of Saint Joseph, 1978
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