Incidents At The Frontier

Make no mistake: he is invading Poland.

Every time some prelate does something scandalous, there is no shortage of supposed background scenarios. The FFI isn't being trampled on because they are orthodox, it's because there are “internal divisions” (no one knows exactly in which form) and there is an enquiry concerning “possible abuses” (no one knows which; must be terrible things, anyway…).

The same is happening now with the Fisher More College: there are other things in the background; the college is drifting on a conservative course; the priest wasn't authorised; the priest might have been SSPX, or perhaps not; crypto-lefebvrianism was ripe; perhaps Sedevacantism, too; one doesn't really know; I mean, what do we know…

Let us look at the facts instead. The facts are that Bishop Olson has not written to the College a letter of pastoral direction; warning them, say, from the new sin of “excessive doctrinal security”. No, he has written to them saying, in so many words, “I order you to stop the TLM, for the good of your own soul; but you can celebrate the NO instead, because there's no danger for your soul in that”. The letter was read to those affected, and then (oportet ut scandala eveniant) leaked. These are the facts.

There can always be “something else”. There is always “something else” happening in pretty much everything. But it is astonishing that wherever a prelate is to be justified, utterly irrelevant circumstances of facts become the reason why something wrong was made.

Facts are facts. Hitler invaded Poland because he wanted to invade Poland. “There were incidents at the frontier” is a perfectly irrelevant explanation for the invasion, whether the incidents were – hypothetically – there, or not.

Open your eyes. The facts are there, for everyone to see.

M

 

 

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Posted on March 5, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. If you read most Italian articles from traditionalist Catholic sites , all corresponds exactly to your description. The problem of problems IS the Latin Mass. The wet blanket IS Bishop Olson.No relationship whatsoever with the Bishop of Rome , or the Vatican II ,for that matter.
    The details ARE the most troublesome issues. One reader had the guts to comment : ‘ Denounce him to the Pope ! ‘…and all problems will be solved, presumably. Stunning…

  2. Reblogged this on James Prime and commented:
    With all the controversy, confusion and spiritual mayhem generated, yet no response from its author Bishop Olson; all he really has to do is successfully explain how a Traditional Latin Mass could imperil any soul.

  3. The scandal is that the “remedy” for whatever is “wrong” with these folks ALWAYS includes the suppression of the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form. That just needs to sink in to all the scurrying NeoCons who are so quick to shoot the messenger and defend the abuses of apostolic authority. Let..this..sink..in. The R*E*M*E*D*Y is the removal of the M*A*S*S. It’s almost as if the Holy Mass, to these disturbed minds of “heirs to the apostles” was a B*A*D T*H*I*N*G. There. If I spell it out and talk really, really slowly, can even a NeoCon understand?

  4. MORE
    ASH
    WEDNESDAYS

    In the graveyard
    Litter tosses
    Winds blow o’er
    Frozen mosses

    Hard cold ground
    Ashen gray
    Kneels a soul
    This March Wednesday

    Knelt before
    A tombstone, prays
    On the grave
    A rose she lays

    Her greatest gift
    A rose from God
    Marking prayers
    Upon this sod

    Graveyard keeper’s
    Shadowy cloud
    Picks up rose
    “It’s not allowed.”

    In the graveyard
    Winds blow dust
    From the keeper’s pocket
    Drops a piece of crust.

  5. OT: new Pope’s interview with the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera- just a little less anticatholic than Repubblica (I cannot post the link). In Italy it’s already all buzz and fuzz, and he says, no, he means…

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