Category: Resistance

Preparing the Terrain for “Bishop” Pfeiffer?

Preparing the Terrain for “Bishop” Pfeiffer?

“Two years ago you were a passionate churchman.  Now you are a passionate Lutheran.  We must just pray that when your head has stopped spinning, your face is to the front again!” -St. Thomas More to William Roper Let’s review the facts: In 2015, foreseeing the inevitable dead end of trying to run a seminary without…

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The Seven Deans: A Disappointing Strategy

The Seven Deans: A Disappointing Strategy

The Seven Deans: A Disappointing Strategy by Sean Johnson 6/22/17 With enough time spent in the Resistance, one gradually gets used to the ups and downs; the disappointments; causes for hope which rise up one day, and are snuffed the very next, and so on. It was only a couple days ago that Sodalitium Pianum…

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An Exhortation to the Internal Resistance in France: Now is the Time!

An Exhortation to the Internal Resistance in France: Now is the Time!

Last week, Sodalitium Pianum reported on the retaliatory transfer of Fr. de la Rocque (one of the seven deans of the French District who had signed a collaborative work condemning the SSPX’s acceptance of Rome’s “pastoral guidelines” which shall govern marriages in SSPX chapels, and subject the reception and administration of that sacrament to diocesan…

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Did Archbishop Lefebvre REALLY Believe the Council Was “Schismatic?”

Did Archbishop Lefebvre REALLY Believe the Council Was “Schismatic?”

Samuel continues to do the Church a very great service over at Tradidi.com by translating some of the forgotten gems of Archbishop Lefebvre.   The latest article comes from the defunct French blog Credidimus Caritate, quoting the Archbishop from a 1980 priest retreat in which he clarifies what he means when he refers to the Second Vatican Council,…

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No Spiritual Nourishment at the New Mass?

No Spiritual Nourishment at the New Mass?

(A prisoner of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp eats bread; you will understand the picture after you read the article)   Of all the offenses Bishop Williamson is alleged to have made at his 2015 Mahopac, New York conference, the suggestion that one could, in certain circumstances, still find “spiritual nourishment” at a Novus Ordo Mass…

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Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” (Part II)

Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” (Part II)

Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” (Part II):  Response to an Anonymous Defender of Fr. Laisney by Sean Johnson March/2015 A few days after my rebuttal to Fr. Laisney’s letter “Striking Contrast” appeared on my original blog platform (Athanasius Contra Mundum), my stalker of 2 years made his first appearance attempting to run anonymous damage control…

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Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” by Fr. Francois Laisney (SSPX)

Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” by Fr. Francois Laisney (SSPX)

Regarding the Letter “Striking Contrast” by Fr. Francois Laisney (SSPX): Part I [In response to the episcopal consecration of Bishop Jean Michel Faure] By  Sean Johnson  3-22-15  Introduction: Long-time American diplomat and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, was known to have said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” By this, he meant that…

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A Catechetical Refutation

A Catechetical Refutation

A Catechetical Refutation: (Regarding Certain Objections Made to Bishop Williamson’s Comments on the Novus Ordo) By Sean Johnson 5-2-16 (Feast of St. Athanasius) [Available for purchase in booklet form here: http://ca-rc.com/a-catechetical-refutation]   FOREWORD In reading theology, the mind must be capable of keeping up with the distinctions that are being made, or one will come to…

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SSPX/Ecclesia Dei Convergence: “Apostolicity”

SSPX/Ecclesia Dei Convergence: “Apostolicity”

SSPX/Ecclesia Dei Convergence By Sean Johnson August 24, 2014 When the 2007 reprint of Michael Davies’ classic became available from Angelus Press in 2007, it never occurred to me to question the purpose of the release. I presumed that Davies was augmenting his already solid work with additional argumentation and documentation. In fact, it was…

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Response to an SSPX Priest (Part I)

Response to an SSPX Priest (Part I)

Response to an SSPX Priest (Part I)  By Sean Johnson 10/31/15     Introduction: That which follows is a response to an SSPX priest regarding a recent conversation, in which were expressed some rather disturbing opinions.  Originally communicated in an email, it has been edited to preserve the priest’s anonymity, and slightly updated to allow…

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Response to an SSPX Priest (Part II: Damage Control)

Response to an SSPX Priest (Part II: Damage Control)

 By Sean Johnson [Originally published January/2016] INTRODUCTION Shortly after my article, “Response to an SSPX Priest,” appeared on Cathinfo, it elicited an anonymous response from one writing under the pseudonym “Henry4.”1 As was the case with the anonymous response to my rebuttal of Fr. François Laisney’s letter, “Striking Contrasts,” there is strong evidence to suggest…

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The SSPX and Doctrinal Pluralism

The SSPX and Doctrinal Pluralism

For the sake of brevity, I had originally intended to publish this article in a series of installments, the first of which appeared back on November 17, 2016.[i]  However, because of the passage of time, the interruption of the previous Sodalitium Pianum blog platform, and the widening scope of subject matter incorporated into the article…

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Open Letter to Fr. Christian Bouchacourt (SSPX French District Superior)

Open Letter to Fr. Christian Bouchacourt (SSPX French District Superior)

by Fr. Nicolas Pinaud, USML France 5/13/17 http://www.lasapiniere.info/archives/2742/pinaud-lettre-ouverte-a-bouchacourt Dear Father- Your reaction to the declaration of seven of your ten deans on Sunday, May 7, has incited me to write to you publicly because it reminds me of the facts and attitudes I had hoped to have definitively left behind since the masquerade of my…

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Samuel Loeman Creates New Blog: Tradidi

Samuel Loeman Creates New Blog: Tradidi

Tradidi.com “When in 2015 the first Archbishop Lefebvre Forum disappeared from the web without a trace, it left behind a hole in the online Trad world. Someone made a rather poor attempt to fill this vacuum, but very quickly his forum became a magnet for pseudo-sedes and gossiping women, who were being made most welcome…

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The SSPX Marriage Affair: What’s It All About? (Part I)

The SSPX Marriage Affair: What’s It All About? (Part I)

by “Benoit Parvulus” May 19, 2017 http://medias-catholique.info/fsspx-l-affaire-des-mariages-de-quoi-sagit-il/7805 [Google Translation] On the 7th of May, a divergence appeared among the clergy of the Tradition. This dissension is beyond the scope of the SSPX alone, since the three superiors of the three communities usually used the sacred bishops of Bishop Lefebvre. The divergence, undoubtedly deep and ancient,…

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