SSPX Begs Pope Francis Not To Allow Souls To Perish

Latin: FSSPX.  English: SSPX.  Italian: Grazie!

Latin: FSSPX.
English: SSPX.
Italian: GRAZIE!

From the very long – and very fitting – letter #80 of Bishop Fellay to Friends and Benefactors: (emphases mine)

We beg Heaven and the authorities of the Church, in particular the new Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, Vicar of Christ, Successor of Peter, not to allow souls to perish because they no longer learn sound doctrine, the revealed deposit of the faith, without which no one can be saved, no one can please God.

What good is it to devote oneself to serving people if one hides from them what is essential, the purpose and the meaning of their life, and the seriousness of sin that turns them away from it? Works of charity done for the poor, the needy, the infirm, and the sick have always been a true concern for the Church, and we must not excuse ourselves from it, but if it becomes merely man-centered philanthropy, then the Church is no longer carrying out her mission, she is no longer leading souls to God, which can really be done only by supernatural means: faith, hope, charity and grace. And therefore by denouncing anything that is opposed to them: errors against faith and morality. Because if people sin, for want of that denunciation, they are damned for eternity. The Church’s reason for being is to save them and to help them avoid the misfortune of their eternal perdition.

“Mundabor”, the teacher would have said at school, “what does the author want to say”?

I am not at school anymore, but I think I know what I would answer: the author wants to say that there has been enough talk of simplicity, black shoes, iron crosses, and Argentinian newsagents, whilst the real issues continue to be happily ignored.

One month on, the silence of the new Pope concerning the new, exploding phenomenon of pro-homosexual legislation is deafening; but Heavens, we know everything about how he doesn’t like Papal Apartments, red shoes, mozzettas, or Roman cobblers.

The SSPX has certainly been prudent for a while, waiting to see how they can picture this Pontiff before speaking publicly.

Their decision to move to an open appeal clearly means they consider his silence as scandalous. Please read Bishop Fellay’s words again. They are clear enough.

Pope Francis has not justified the worst fears (up to now, at least), and has moved rather well on a couple of occasions (the LCWR comes to mind; actually nothing else of consequence comes to mind… one good homily here, one good idea there, things like that); but he has also lived dramatic weeks for world Christianity whilst doing basically nothing, or whilst letting us know how sensitive he is to his newsagent down in Buenos Aires.

God knows how much the French Catholics would have appreciated strong words of the Pontiff concerning the abomination of sodomy; it would have given – and would still give – the movement great strenght for the years of fight in front of them.

Instead, we haven’t heard one word. Not one.

I am sick and tired already to try to see Francis through Benedict. I see that Benedict was indecisive enough, and Francis can talk rather refreshingly if he wants, but he avoids to do it when it means grating the masses whose approval he is so sedulously seeking. Whilst the French members of parliament send the country’s soul to hell, he entertains us with the evil of gossiping.

Mozzetta or no Mozzetta, this is not good enough; this is no longer carrying on the Church’s mission, and allowing souls to perish.

It is a paradox that we had a Pope who saw the necessity of war but didn’t have the nerve to lead us into it; and we now have a Pope who probably has the strenght of character to lead us into any war he chooses, but seems not to think the unprecedented disintegration of the Christian fabric of the West is worth a war in the first place. 

But hey, we know all about his cobbler.


Posted on April 19, 2013, in FSSPX and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. radjalemagnifique

    New Zealand too!

    Radio Vaticana reports that New Zealand has adopted the homosexual marriage.

    No comment from the Holy See, just plain information.

    Radja le Magnifique

    P. S. With my little brain of a cat, I can’t understand how this thing is spreading worldwide. Who benefits from it, the Devil for sure, but there must be people? Have you any explanation?

    • You are only a cat, so you cannot really understand…
      The devil profits when he snatches the souls, lots of them. The perverts profit now because they feel “all right”, though clearly deep inside they’ll always know they are depraved men and women. Most of them will die unrepentant, and pay a very high price.

      No comment from the Holy See, as you say. Though I suspect we will soon know whether the Pope wants his shoes with leather or rubber soles…


  2. Sad to say the SSPX statement chimes with me. I am still awaiting evidence that the Pope is head of the Catholic Church worldwide and not just a kindly, if eccentric parish priest, serving a small suburban parish, (which is becoming dangerously close to a caricature). So far, I feel no connection with him at all.
    I fear that his silence on the big issues could leave national hierarchies free to go their own way, according to their personal lights. Not only would it leave those senior clerics who are trying to defend Catholic teaching stranded in the face of head-on secular attack, but could generate a fairly rapid descent into pastoral anarchy.
    We are already seeing the shoots of it in Westminster.

    • “Personal lights” would here mean, I am afraid, total darkness…

      but you see, this is also the Pope who says the faith must be transmitted whole, & Co.

      From the open, blunt way he talks one would think he would start shooting on concrete issues very soon. Nothing of the sort up to now, unfortunately.


  3. I love this letter. God bless Bishop Fellay!!! And God bless you for posting this. 🙂 I hope our holy father takes it to heart. I wonder if the bishop of Columbus, OH will go to jail for upholding the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and firing a Catholic school PE teacher, who was discovered to be a lesbian. If he is actually punished by the state–and even with jail time–I wonder if our holy father will find it necessary to speak out then. The bishop acted, I hope, out of concern for the young students of the diocesan school. May he hold fast to the Cross and do God’s will no matter what the state may do to him, and may our holy father pay attention (to this and the many other hints that have been dropped since his election to the papacy). Is subtlety and diplomacy more admirable to him than simple moral courage?

    • Well, he is a Jesuit, isn’t he now?

      We will see how this evolves. I am sure many courageous priests in Europe and the UK will be ready to go to jail for Christ if the time comes.

      I doubt any of them will be Jesuits.


  4. Very timely letter from bishop Fellay. I believe that we are entering the last stage in the passion of the mystical body of Our Lord, with the nails being pierced into Our Blessed Lords hands’ and feet on the cross as we speak. When we have clergy in such high positions (archbishop Morini, cardinal Schoenborn etc) actively promoting sodomy or at least acquescing to the promotion of this vice you know that we are dealing with a large amount of apostate clergy, probably a third of all the total. This is inferred in scripture in chapter 12 of the book of the apocalypse from the woman (a symbol of the bride of Christ – the Holy Catholic church) with the crown of twelve stars (a symbol of the clergy), a third of which were cast down to earth from heaven (also a symbol of the church) by the dragon. God help us all in this time of apostasy and calamity. Let us remember the words of Our Lord, “in the world you will have tribulation, but have confidence! I have overcome of the world.” (John 16:33)
    Our Lady of the Pillar, intercede and pray for us poor sinners!!
    Viva Cristo Rey!!!!

    • Edward, ever heard of Our Lady of Quito? If you use the search function of this blog you’ll find my take on the matter.

      I am afraid things will become much worse before they get better. Marini intervening basically together with Schoenborn (where was the Pope? Watering the daisies?) is another sign of how bad the situation is…


  5. And now that Cardinal Kasper has commented about Vatican II’s horrendous document ambiguity scandal (see L’Osservatore Romano), there is at least partial acknowledgement from Rome that SSPX had it right all along. After 50 years of havoc, what Bishop Fellay’s strong letter says very loudly puts the Society in the true Catholic limelight. I’m very glad and thankful he wrote that letter.

    • I have read Kasper’s intervention, but I think he did it for the contrary reasons than those moving the SSPX. Actually, the biggest tragedy is that Kasper mentions it without showing he has the faintest idea of what indictment he has pronounced against the entire VII.
      Thank God for the SSPX.

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