Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Just when I thought things in the conciliar church couldn't get any worse, I hear that they have now appointed a female Cardinal. Apparently Cardinal Sarah will have the same voting rights as the male cardinals. Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not in any way misogynist, nor do I have any personal animosity against young Sarah. It's just not traditional, it's just political correctness gone mad in my view.
Friday, 10 April 2015
As Superior Major General of the Society of Such Pious Gents, I am used to hearing vicious and malicious attacks on our Society. Generally speaking, I tend to ignore these kind of vicious comments. However, I must respond to some rather unpleasant sniping I received recently. This nastiness stems from my condemnation of the illicit consecration of Fr Jean-Michel Jarre by Bishop William Richardson. I pointed out that Pope Pius XII taught that the consecration of a bishop in defiance of the express orders of the Pope was absolutely forbidden under any circumstances and that he had described such consecrations as "gravely illicit i.e. criminal and sacrilegious". These naysayers have written to me pointing out that I was myself consecrated against the express orders of the Pope. The difference between the consecration carried out by Bishop Richardson and my own consecration is simple. My own consecration was carried out because there existed a "state of necessity" whereas no such necessity existed in the case of the consecration carried out by Bishop Richardson. It is perfectly legitimate to consecrate a bishop in defiance of the orders of the Pope if there is a 'necessity', as any good canon lawyer will tell you. (Apart from Ed Peters, that is)
Sunday, 22 March 2015
With great affliction the Society of Such Pious Gents has learned of the unlawful episcopal consecration conferred on Father Jean-Michel Jarre by Bishop William Richardson. In itself, this act was one of disobedience to the Roman Pontiff in a very grave matter and of supreme importance for the unity of the church, such as is the ordination of bishops whereby the apostolic succession is sacramentally perpetuated. Hence such disobedience - which implies in practice the rejection of the Roman primacy - constitutes a schismatic act. The root of this schismatic act can be discerned in an incomplete and contradictory notion of Tradition. Bishop Richardson claims this illicit consecration is justified in order to preserve 'Tradition'. But how can an act that is gravely against Catholic teaching be justified on the grounds that its purpose is to defend Tradition? Dear faithful, the teaching of the Church on this matter is crystal clear. In his encyclical Ad Apostolorum Principis, Pope Pius XII clearly taught that it was NEVER legitimate to consecrate a bishop in defiance of the express will of the Pope. Such consecrations may be valid but were 'gravely illicit i.e. criminal and sacrilegious'. Allow me to quote from Pope Leo XIII who wrote in his encyclical Satis Cognitum: ...it must be clearly understood that Bishops are deprived of the right and power of ruling, if they deliberately secede from Peter and his successors; because, by this secession, they are separated from the foundation on which the whole edifice must rest. They are therefore outside the edifice itself; and for this very reason they are separated from the fold, whose leader is the Chief Pastor; they are exiled from the Kingdom, the keys of which were given by Christ to Peter alone. Nobody can doubt that Bishop Richardson's actions are completely in opposition to the divine constitution of the Church and the Society of Such Pious Gents condemns these consecrations unconditionally.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
In a recent interview, Pope Francis stated that it was not necessary for Catholics to breed like rabbits. What absolute heresy! As St Pius taught in his famous encyclical Ut sint tanquam cuniculi, the primary reason that God made rabbits was as an example to mankind. It is in humility that we thank God for sending the Society of Such Pious Gents to maintain the traditional teaching of the Church. At a time of spiritual darkness, it is important that we stand firm to Tradition. Oh, and eat lots of carrots! That's all folks! Bertrand "Bugs Bunny" Fellow