+St. Marcellinus, Bishop+
Having explained at length what we most likely are facing in what appears to be the last days of mankind, it is important to put all of this in perspective and remember that we are not to grieve over our fate or mourn for what we have lost. Rather we are to rejoice in the accomplishment of God’s holy will, and the role that we have been assigned to play in this most important epoch in history. Christ has risen, alleluia, and so must we too rise from the deep contemplation of His Passion to share in the joys of His Resurrection. He tells us: “Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come, and to stand before the Son of man” (Matt. 24:36). “But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand” (Matt. 24:28).
What is more important than our redemption and preparation for it? And how can we prepare without being joyful, that if we bear all with patience and love, we may gain our final reward? The oppression so many experience today is not a sadness without reason — it is the consequences of so much evil going on about us wherever we turn. Jesus wept over Jerusalem, because so many would reject Him; he was rarely seen to smile; His expression and demeanor was always serious. Fr. Tonne reports, in his little work, Personality Plus that while we have no actual picture of Our Lord:
“We do have a word picture of the Master, said to have been penned on the spot where Jesus began His ministry, by one Publius Lentulus, governor of Judea. It was addressed to the Roman Senate in line with the governor’s duty of reporting to the Emperor any noteworthy event during his office.” This Roman official reported as follows: “There appeared in these days a man of great virtue, named Jesus Christ, who is yet among us; of the Gentiles accepted as a prophet of truth: but His disciples call him the son of God. He raiseth the dead and cureth all manner of disease. A man of stature somewhat tall and comely, with a very reverend countenance, such as the beholder must both love and fear.
“His hair the color of a chestnut full ripe, plain to the ears, whence, downward, it is more oriental, curling and waving about his shoulders. In the midst of his forehead is a partition of his hair; forehead plain and very delicate; his face without spot or wrinkle, beautiful with a lovely red; his nose and mouth well-formed; his beard thick, color like his hair, not over-long; his look innocent, and mature; his eyes gray, quick and clear. In reproving he is terrible; in admonishing, courteous and fair-spoken; pleasant in conversation, mixed with gravity. It cannot be remembered that any have seen him laugh, but many have seen him weep; in proportion of body most excellent; his hands and arms most delectable to behold; in speaking, very temperate, modest, and wise; a man of singular beauty, surpassing the children of men.”
And so we know now why we have all the beautiful paintings of Our Lord, rendered just as He is pictured here. Yet Jesus smiled when he held the children in His arms. He could not have been but comforted by the dear little lamb He cradles in all the portrayals we have of Him as the Good Shepherd. It is the innocent He rejoices in and cherishes. And we too must rejoice insofar as we can in all that is good and innocent, all that is given to us by the munificence of God. We must be so grateful today, and thank God frequently, for the gifts of nature that surround us — the spiritual joys we find in our daily reading, the laughter and genuineness of little children, the caresses and companionship of loved ones, the silence of a great forest, the stark beauty of the mountainous desert, the pastoral scenes of green hills and flowering fields, the wonders of a starry sky, the magnificence and power of a summer thunderstorm, the rustle of autumn leaves, the delights of an early morning snowfall glittering in the winter sun.
As St. Therese of Liseux, promoter of spiritual childhood, Rosebud of Heaven, wrote in her own innocence and sanctity:
Everything is a grace. Everything is the direct effect of our Father’s love;
difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul’s miseries;
her burdens, her needs – everything. Because through them she learns humility,
realizes her weakness. Everything is a grace because everything is God’s gift.
Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events,
to the heart that loves, all is well.
So, then, even through our tears we must smile and thank God for living in these times, for being able to help Him shoulder His cross and for being allowed to witness the culmination of all He came to earth to accomplish. We must learn to love, not as the world loves, but as Christ loved us. And that love was personified by His Passion, which all of us are reliving today. The world shudders at pain and suffering, avoids it at all costs, medicates excessively to avoid it. Too many of those who are depressed by what we must endure today to fill up what is wanting to Christ’s Passion seek to nullify the effects of that suffering with anti-depressants or illegal drugs, to avoid facing the pain of the living Hell on earth man has created for Himself without God. For some such medication is necessary to prevent a worse outcome — clinical depression, possibly suicide — but for others it is simply a way of avoiding the reality of our situation, a reality Christ chose as His own to redeem sinful men that they might reign with Him in Heaven.
If we are to truly imitate Christ, foolishness, frivolity, unseemly gaiety, constant joking, frequent indulgence in earthly amusements cannot be the road we travel. This Thomas a’ Kempis emphasizes over and over again in his Imitiation.The enjoyment of simple pleasures, cheerfulness overall, contentment, resignation to God’s holy will, perseverance in prayer, delight in holy things — this is our happiness. As Henry Cardinal Manning wrote: “I should be sorry to write a line in a tone to discourage even one simple faithful soul, but I would do even this for a moment if in so doing I could purify our confidence of the low human unreasoning unilluminated and the boastful and defiant tone too commonly heard. This seems to me to be not of faith or of the spirit of God. We know by the light of faith that all things are working out the greater glory of Jesus and of His Church…
“There is in store for the Church of God’s resurrection and then ascension a royalty and a dominion, a recompense of glory for all it has endured. Like Jesus it needs must suffer on the way to its crown yet crowned it shall be with Him eternally. Let no one then be scandalized if the prophecy speaks of sufferings to come. We are fond of imagining triumphs and glories for the Church on earth — that the gospels be preached to all nations and the world to be converted and all enemies subdued and I know not what until some ears are impatient of hearing that there is in store for the Church a time of terrible trial. And so we do as the Jews of old who looked for a conqueror, a king and for prosperity; and when their Messiah came in humility and in passion they did not know Him. So I’m afraid many among us intoxicate their minds with the visions of success and victory and cannot endure the thought that there is a time of persecution yet to come for the Church of God.” And we are living it.
So here we should realize that there must be some restraint in both our sufferings and in our joys. Christ patiently, resolutely and lovingly embraced His Passion and death on the Cross, and so we must embrace ours. We have no intention here of encouraging anyone to go about with a dark and gloomy visage, anticipating woes they may never be asked to endure or discomfiting their friends and relatives with a worried and downcast countenance. We must be as upbeat as we are able, given our specific temperament.
But just as Christ did not beam down with happiness from the Cross, neither are we expected to radiate at all times a joy that is fleeting at best. Faith and patience Christ expected us to possess. Joy in anticipating an end to our earthly probation, whether through a natural death or the consummation, in anticipating the Beatific Vision, is a joy that must shine from within. Being perpetually jovial and oblivious to the evil around us rather than of a somber and prayerful demeanor in the face of the earth’s self-immolation is insanity. This is the attitude that prevailed in Noah’s time, when men carried on as usual despite warnings of the impending flood, as though all was right in the eyes of God. Love of God is our joy; its absence, our torment, and this must be reflected in our behavior.
None of us know how long this period of time will last, nor do we know what God will ask of us in order to keep our faith. In some countries it may be far worse than in others. It is far more likely that natural disasters, famine and plagues will cause mass casualties than invasion or war. Wars and rumors of wars are often used as political goads to push everything further to the left and justify policies and legislation that otherwise would never see the light of day. We must never lose faith and patience, for this is what will win us our souls in these times — the faith and patience of the saints, as we find in the Apocalypse. We read of this also in Ecclesiasticus 2:3-4; 15-16; 20-21:
“Wait on God with patience; join thyself to God and endure that thy life may be increased in the latter end. Take all that shall be brought upon thee and in thy sorrow endure, and in thy humiliation keep patience… Woe to them that are faint-hearted, that have lost patience and that have forsaken the right ways and have gone aside into crooked ways. They that fear the Lord will prepare their hearts and in His sight will sanctify their souls. They that fear the Lord keep His commandments and will have patience even until His visitation.”
And in Romans 15: 4-5: “For what things soever were written were written for our learning, that through patience and the comfort of the scriptures we might have hope. Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one mind, one towards one another according to Jesus Christ.” And again in 2 Cor. 6:4: “But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience and tribulations, in necessities, in distresses.” And finally in Luke 21:19: “In your patience you shall possess your souls.” It is only by this patient waiting on God, in never losing faith, in never reverting to our former crooked ways that we will persevere until the very end.
Mr. Javier Morell-Ibarra’s Catholic Survival Guide, Pt. 7
(Continuing to expose the fables of the Traditionalists)
- Satanic fable that there can be “bishops” and “clerics” without a Pope.
The answer is very simple: for there to be Catholic Bishops there must be a Pope, since without a Pope there cannot even be clergy (!), as tonsure is a legal act that marks the admission to the clerical state, without citing the current discipline that invalidates all current intruders in Vacantis Apostolicae Sedis, the 1917 Code of Canon Law, canon 953, and the Acta Apostolicae Sedis 43 (1951) April 9 pp. 217-218, which renders all false pastors excommunicated.
The harsh reality is that there are many blind people who are only following simple laymen disguised with fake mitres and cassocks purchased online. If you happen to be one of them, we beg you, one more time, to have mercy on your own soul and recant the heresies of Gallicanism and Febronianism as soon as possible.
- Fable that the visible and hierarchical Church can never die, which in reality is a diabolical subterfuge used by “Traditionalist” imposters to justify their false ordinations and continue with their sacrilege.
These false prophets are the main adversaries and detractors of the Parousia of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as they refuse to accept that they were deceived by Lefebvre and Thuc when they resorted to them in search of the Orders. This just as they refuse to believe that the hierarchical and juridical Church ceased to exist after the death of Pope Pius XII, and above all, after the massive apostasy of all the Bishops on December 8, 1965, on the occasion of the closure of the heretical Vatican 2 fake council. So instead they have decided to carry on advancing towards the precipice in a suicidal manner, dragging with them a large number of naive souls, whom they teach the same error with obstinacy.
Thus, these hapless characters imitate those lukewarm followers of Our Lord in the famous passage from the Gospel of Saint John 12:32-36, who were under the pernicious influence of the Scribes and the Pharisees, hence they were scandalized when Our Lord told them that the Son of God must die and be raised from the earth to attract everything to Him, replying proudly that they knew from the Scriptures that the Messiah would not die. So they abandoned Him and returned to the false christs of the Scribes and Pharisees who told them what they wanted to hear instead.
Well, exactly the same thing happens to the unfortunate supporters of the “Traditionalist” false prophets today, that is, the Lefebvrist and Thucist fake clergy. This since they flatly refuse to accept there is NOT A SINGLE valid and licit Catholic priest left in the world who can offer the Holy Sacrifice of the altar, because this was meant to happen so that the Word of God could be fulfilled and the Son of God could come to judge everyone in His glorious Second Coming. They do this by showing with their sacrilegious, reckless acts that they disregard the infallible Magisterium of the Vicar of Christ because they love the ephemeral false glory of men more than the eternal glory of God.
- Fable spread by the lay intruder Mark A. Pivarunas that there may be consecrated persons without the permission of the Pope during an interregnum.
This hypocrite individual supports his fable by saying that there were 21 consecrated persons without the permission of the Pope during the interregnum between 1268-1271, which is absolutely false, as Konrad Eubel and Pius Bonifacius Gams tell us in their respective works “Hierarchia catholica medii aevisive Summorum pontificum sive” and “Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae.”
There we can verify that there was only one consecrated, adding the following two consecrations by the book Ecclesiastical History of Spain: Volume IV of the year 1873, by the Encyclopedia Gallia christiana, by the book Life of Félix Amat, Archbishop of Palmyra of the year 1838; as well as the book Viage Literario A Las Iglesias De España, Volume 19; and if a minimum of follow-up and study is done, it is verified that all of them had permission from the Pope. We could even quote “Licet ecclesiarum” by Pope Clement IV. Therefore, sustaining such impiety is manifestly heretical and perverse, since holding this fable is typical of the false prophets who try to get rid of the fundamental figure of the Pope, by daring to usurp his powers and prerogatives divinely conferred by Christ Our Lord.
- Extremely perverse fable of resorting to “epikeia” as a false solution and “miraculous” excuse to skip over and disregard what has been established by the Vicars of Christ in their Magisterium and in the Holy Canons. First of all, we will explain what epikeia is, so that our kind readers can understand the twisted logic of this fable of the Anomos so widely used by today’s false prophets.
According to the Salmanticense Moral Compendium, epikeia is a modification of the law, or the exception of a particular case; it has also been defined as justice tempered with the sweetness of mercy. Based on this definition, Traditionalist intruders have concocted a very harmful fable directly threatening the Primacy of Saint Peter, which those charlatans dare to question and deny when they blasphemously defend that anyone during a vacancy of the Holy See may be elected, confirmed and consecrated as Catholic Bishop. This regardless of what Pope Pius XII decreed and confirmed in V.A.S., and that in Sede Vacante, through the use of the “epikeia“, or rather with nom serviam, even priests may marry (!?), because it is an ecclesiastical law.
They may also ordain other priests (!?), according to the logics of the Anomos, since we have precedents, (such as Boniface IX in the Bull Sacrae Religionisof 1-II-1400 that granted the Abbot of Saint Osita, in England, the possibility of ordaining deacons and priests, major orders, later renewed by Martin V in the Bull Gerentes ad vos of 6-XI-1427): and Innocent VIII in the Bull Exposcit tuae devotionis of 9-IV-1489, granted the general of the Cistercians the ability to ordain subdeacons and deacons.
It is obvious that, for these proud televangelists of the Anomos, everything, even Dogmas (!!), is open to change, as modernists and schismatics have always said and done, and since there is no Pope because the See has been vacant since October 9, 1958, everyone may be able to skip papal constitutions and all discipline by means of epikeia. We find ourselves in the most absolute and wildest non serviam, where we can make a Copernican turn in the Divine Constitution of the Church, and turn Divine laws into ecclesiastical ones by sleight of hand, such as those that include the forms of organization of the Mystical Body of Christ, as are also the laws that regulate the constitution of the Church and those that define the powers of the Pope and the Bishops, and thus usurp the powers and jurisdiction of the Pope in life.
As if such satanic audacity could even be possible, in a sophistic boast that any intruder can change the laws that they decide to call ecclesiastical! As if such laws did not demand obligatory submission to all validly baptized individuals, as stated in the Council of Trent and the Code of Canon Law, which is where they come from, as well as other disciplinary documents that this schismatic mob want to skip! As if they could, and that anyone could vary them at their spurious whim. As a matter of fact, they are trying to make us believe that just because we may skip the law of fast during Lent if we are convalescing due to illness thanks to epikeia, we could also reach the conclusion that anyone can repeal the laws imposed by the Popes and even convert Divine laws into human ones, which constitutes horrendous blasphemy and impiety. Therefore, it is not surprising to see many of these false christs posing as wandering “clerics” who actually believe possessing such an impious power that would enable them to roam freely without being subject to their “Bishop”, and so many other irregularities, which are upheld by those who claim to defend “Tradition” with the most infamous treason.
Given these soul thieves believe that “epikeia” is the magic word that would whitewash their sacrilege and desecration, they should learn the following:
“Let us assume that an elected Bishop, presented by His Majesty, after receiving the presentation certificates, went to the Church, to be presented distantly, as all those in Peru are, and in great need for the governing Bishop, and that said Bishop who is distant, and with the need to consecrate it, and take possession of his Bishopric, and that His Holiness, in the interim, having made the consistories that are made for the confirmation of the Bishop, found, that he did not he had to confirm him, and so did not confirm him; I wonder what would it be then? would epikeia prevail? or the express will of the Pontiff?
Because if epikeia prevailed, we should say that there may be episcopal jurisdiction in the Church of God, which does not emanate from the Supreme Head, against his express will. But if the express will of His Holiness prevailed (as it is certain that it would prevail), it would be evident that the express will of His Holiness had to have been kept, by fiat, and his confirmation, and that the reason of epikeia could not be obtained by usury in said case.” (Francisco de Contreras, Information that those elected to bishops cannot be consecrated or take possession of their bishoprics without first receiving the apostolic letters from His Holiness the Pope, 1647, nº 3).
“Human invalidating laws sometimes stop binding; but epikeia cannot be applied to human invalidating laws.” (The History, Nature, and Use of Epikeia in Moral Theology, by Riley, Lawrence J. (Lawrence Joseph), Bp., 1914, page 460, point 12. IMPRIMATUR: Richardus Jacobus Cushing. D.D., May 7, 1948.)
We now quote the 1917 Code of Catholic Canon Law:
Canon 11: Only those laws by which, in express or equivalent terms, an act is declared void or a person is declared incapacitated will be considered invalid or disqualifying.
POPE PIUS XII, 1945, Vacantis Apostolicae Sedis, paragraphs 1 to 3, chapter 1:
“The laws given by the Roman Pontiffs cannot be corrected or changed by the meeting of the cardinals of the Roman Church [the See] being vacant; nor can anything be removed or added, NOR CAN ANY DISPENSATION BE MADE REGARDING THE LAWS THEMSELVES OR SOME PART OF THEM. This is very evident in the Pontifical Constitutions [on]… the election of the Roman Pontiff. BUT IF ANYTHING CONTRARY TO THIS PRECEPT IS PRODUCED OR INTENDED BY CHANCE, WE DECLARE IT BY OUR SUPREME AUTHORITY VOID.”
1917 CODE OF CANON LAW:
Canon 2370: “A bishop who consecrates another bishop, and the assisting bishops, or the priests assisting bishops, the consecrator and the newly consecrated bishop, who have made the consecration without an apostolic mandate in violation of Canon 953, are all automatically suspended (and excommunicated) until the Apostolic See has relieved them of their sentence.”
Canon 2372: “A suspension ‘a divinis’ reserved for the Apostolic See thus strikes those who presume to receive the orders of an excommunicated, suspended or prohibited minister after a declaratory or condemnatory sentence, or of a notorious apostate, heretic or schismatic. Those who have been ordered in good faith by one of them are deprived of the exercise of the order thus received, until they are exempt from this prescription.”
Canon 188.4: “All offices will be vacant ipso facto by tacit resignation: If a cleric has publicly departed from the Catholic faith.”
Canon 2316: “Anyone who, spontaneously and consciously, helps in any way to spread heresy, or communicates “in divinis” with heretics, is considered a suspect of heresy, contrary to what is prescribed in canon 1258.”
Rev. Riley, Lawrence J., The history, nature, and use of epikeia in moral theology. IMPRIMATUR: Richardus Jacobus Cushing. D.D., May 7, 1948.
“…it can be concluded that in regards to matters that touch the essence of the Sacraments, the use of epikeia is always excluded.”
“As regards the essence of these Sacraments, what has been previously explained about all the Sacraments is applicable to them, that is, that epikeia is never licit.”
“At most, epikeia may excuse the individual from the precept, but it can never confer the ability to act. Epikeia cannot grant him the power that he now does not possess, nor can it restore the power that the law has withdrawn from him. For such granting or restoration of power requires a positive act.”
- Everyone agrees that the sacraments of the new law, as sensible signs that produce invisible grace, must both signify the grace they produce and produce the grace they signify. Now, the effects that must be produced and, therefore, also signified by the Holy Ordination to the diaconate, to the priesthood and to the episcopate, namely, power and grace, in all the rites of the different times and places of the universal Church, are sufficiently signified by the imposition of hands and the words that determine it.
SACRAMENTUM ORDINIS, The episcopate is a sacrament.
Pope PIUS XII, 1947
“Consideration of the above truths leads to the conclusion that the manifest and unequivocal intention of Jesus Christ, the Divine Founder of the Church, was to establish it forever as a hierarchical-monarchical society. Nowhere in the revelation is there evidence of the intention to allow exceptions or changes to this constitution in future history, through the use of epikeia or on any other basis Men are physically free, of course, to found other churches, differing in constitution and nature from the one established by Christ. But such churches are not of Christ, and their very existence is opposed to the will of the Son of God. For, by virtue of the positively expressed will of its divine founder, the Church in its essence is to remain unchanged until the end of times.” (The history, nature and use of epikeia in moral theology, by Riley, Lawrence J. (Lawrence Joseph), Bp, 1948, page 330)
And assuming a certainly impossible assumption that we could bypass an invalidating law, by means of epikeia, thus bypassing the Supreme Authority of a Pope, which cannot be done, the question is the following: Where are those Bishops consecrated before October 9, 1958 with jurisdiction, mission, apostolicity, Catholicity that only a true Pope can give them, which is of Divine Right, and who did not apostatize in 1965?… Of course, in the multiple sects founded by the Montinian archbishop of Bulla Regia, that is to say, in the multiple sects of the Thucist schism, no way, they are not there. Nor are those Bishops found in the schism generated by the Montinian Archbishop of Sinnada de Phrygia, i.e., in the SSPX or Lefebvrist sect.
All the intruders coming out of the most pestilent bowels of the great Babylon in the 1970s and the 1980s will tell us that, in order to save ourselves, we must disobey the Papacy, its Magisterium and Canon Law, which is terrible blasphemy, pretending to make us believe that, by means of a Copernican twist of the “Salus populi suprema lex est”, disobeying the Pope will save us. But that is only typical of ministers of the Antichrist, so we must obey the Pope at all times, because he will never take us out of the Ark of Salvation. We must flee from the false shepherds who claim to give bread, but can only give wormwood, that is, bitterness and spiritual death. We remind those schismatic rebels of the serious warning by Boniface VIII: “We declare, say, define and pronounce that submitting to the Roman Pontiff is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature.” (Bull Unam Sanctam)
It is more than evident that the “Traditionalist” intruders seek to drag as many unsuspecting people as possible into the multiple schisms they have set up based on hoaxes, sophistry, double language and manifest disobedience to Saint Peter and his Successors. Hence, the faithful should keep their eyes wide open and not be deceived by these lepers of schism and heresy, because as Saint Jerome teaches us: “Whoever does not sow with Peter, scatters his seed in the wind.”
“May God give you the necessary grace to defend the rights of the Sovereign Pontiff and of the Holy See; because without the Pope there is no Church, and there is no Catholic Society without the Holy See.“ – Pope Pius IX, Address to Religious Superiors, June, 1872.