What an excellent, excellent newsletter!
Deo gratias for good and faithful Catholics.
“New revelations regarding faith or morals ... have always been abhorred and challenged in the Church ... Hence, the Sovereign Pontiffs, the Councils, and the Fathers have been most careful to reject all novelties or new doctrines on matters of faith which differed from those already received.” St. Alphonsis de Liguori
To the members of Our Lady of the Southern Cross,
Congratulations for riding the storm so well and staying united!
This newsletter/bulletin is very nicely presented, especially when you offer the solutions!
It's an incentive for all resistance groups.
May our dear Lord continue to bless you.
So, what is the solution? On Ignatian retreat we learn that when the devil tempts us to do something, the best way to react is to do the opposite. Let's apply this to our problem:
1. Tell our bishops: If you want our support, you must obey the church’s teaching governing the duty of a bishop (seen here).
2. Tell our priests: if YOU want to lead US, first go to YOUR bishop and get him to lead YOU as a Catholic bishop with the mind of the Church: with its authority and leadership. Then come back to us. If YOU want US to be one, go and show us how YOU are one with YOUR fellow priests in the mind of the Church. If you have done this with the right intention of the Church, and the bishop does not listen, nor do the other priests listen, we accept you in your fidelity to the church. While fighting together, supplicating God and his mercy, we continue until God sees fit to restore his Church.
3. Tell our faithful: Instead of looking after your own little interests, let us have the mind of the Church to do whatever we can in the apostolate to help others. Forget about our own little 'likes', and start looking for 'others' needs. This is how the early Christians hung together in times of trouble.
This is what was said about those who remained in the Novus Ordo and is the same for those now in the neo-SSPX:
“It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem.”--G. K. Chesterton