What we have before us is a genuine Modernist!
Bishop Bernard Fellay warned on October 12, “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making it 10,000 times worse.”
He said this in an address at the Angelus Press Conference, the weekend of Oct 11-13 in Kansas City.
Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, gave an extensive lecture on Saturday afternoon that focused on the Third Secret of Fatima, and its apparent prediction of both a material chastisement and a great crisis in the Church.
This report will highlight some of the more dramatic aspects of the Bishop’s Saturday conference and his Sunday sermon.
Bishop Fellay quoted in detail Sister Lucy, those who have read the Third Secret, and those who have knowledge of the Secret. He noted Sister Lucia said that if we want to know the contents of the Third Secret, read chapters 8 through 13 of the Apocalpse.” (details of the Third Secret will be contained in the upcoming November edition of Catholic Family News)
Sister Lucia’s reference to Chapters 8 through 13 of the Apocalypse is particularly chilling, since the end of Chapter 13 speaks of the coming of Antichrist.
Bishop Fellay noted that Pope St. Pius X said at the beginning of his pontificate the ‘son of perdition’ may already be on the earth. He also noted the original prayer to Saint Michael of Pope Leo XIII mentions that Satan aims to establish his seat in Rome.
The bishop quoted Cardinal Luigi Ciapi, the Papal Theologian of all the Popes from Pius XII to John Paul II who said, “In the Third Secret we read among other things that the great apostasy in the Church begins at the top.”
He also spent a good bit of time on the famous and dramatic 1957 interview of Father Fuentes with Sister Lucia, in which she reiterated that “various nations will disappear from the face of the earth,” and that “the devil will do all in his power to overcome souls consecrated to God.”
Since the ministers of God are struck with this confusion and disorder, the faithful are left to fend for themselves for their own salvation. The help that should be provided by Churchmen is not there. This is “the greatest tragedy you can ever imagine for the Church.”
The times are very serious. We have to be serious about our salvation, “and to do this we are deprived of a very important element, which is the support of the [Church] authorities. What a tragedy.”
He spoke of Sister Lucia’s comforting words that God has given two last remedies for us: The Holy Rosary and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart.
Bishop Fellay alluded to the SSPX/Vatican drama of 2012: “When we see what is happening now [under Pope Francis] we thank God, we thank God, we have been preserved from any kind of Agreement from last year. And we may say that one of the fruits of the [Rosary] Crusade we did is that we have been preserved from such a misfortune. Thank God. It is not that we don’t want to be Catholics, of course we want to be Catholics and we are Catholics, and we have a right to be recognized as Catholics. But we are not going to jeopardize our treasures for that. Of course not.”
He continued, “To imagine that some people continue to pretend we are decided [still] to get an Agreement with Rome. Poor people. I really challenge them to prove they mean. They pretend that I think something else from what I do. They are not in my head.”
As for the discussions with Rome: “Any kind of direction for recognition ended when they gave me the document to sign on June 13, 2012. That very day I told them, ‘this document I cannot accept.’ I told them from the start in September the previous year that we cannot accept this ‘hermeneutic of continuity’ because it is not true, it is not real. It is against the reality. So we do not accept it. The Council is not in continuity with Tradition. It’s not. So when Pope Benedict requested that we accept that the Second Vatican Council is an integral part of Tradition, we say, ‘sorry, that’s not the reality, so we’re not going to sign it. We’re not going to recognize that’.”
“The same for the Mass. The want us to recognize not only that the [New] Mass is valid provided it is celebrated correctly, etc., but that it is licit. I told them: we don’t use that word. It’s a bit messy, our faithful have enough [confusion] regarding the validity, so we tell them, ‘The New Mass is bad, it is evil’ and they understand that. Period!’” Of course the Roman authorities “were not very happy with that.”
He continues, “It has never been our intention to pretend either that the Council would be considered as good, or the New Mass would be ‘legitimate’”.
“The [April 15, 2012] text we presented to Rome was a very, shall we say, delicate text that was supposed to be understood correctly; it was supposed to be read with a big principle which was leading the whole thing. This big principle was no novelty in the Church: ‘The Holy Ghost has not been promised to Saint Peter and his Successor in such a way that through a new revelation the Pope would teach something new, but under his help, the pope would the Pope would saintly conserve and faithfully transmit the deposit of the Faith.’ It belongs to the definition of infallibility [from Vatican I]. That was the principle, the base of the whole document, which excludes from the start any kind of novelty.
“And so take any kind of sentences from the text without this principle is just to take sentences that have never been our thinking and our life. These phrases in themselves are ambiguous, so to take away the ambiguity we wanted to put [in] this principle [from Vatican I]. Unfortunately, maybe that was too subtle and that’s why we withdrew that text, because it was not clear enough as it was written.
“So it is very clear our principle is always the same to stay faithful! We have received a treasure. This treasure does not ‘belong’ to us. We have received this treasure and we have to hand it to the next generation. And what is requested from us is faithfulness, fidelity. We do not have the right to jeopardize these treasures. These are the treasures we have in our hands and we are not going to jeopardize them. Read on
Below is a quote, from the source given, which caused me to examine my own position on these wonderful words of Bishop Fellay.
+Fellay's words seem authentic enough in this recent address. But the problem is that even if they are really, truly authentic, he has lost all credibility... and the rupture between him and +Williamson is set in stone. It is a great tragedy that this man should lead the SSPX... even in the best case scenario (Krah & Zionist ilk kicked out, Resistance welcomed back in, SSPX commits definitively and unequivocally to no deal until the people in the Vatican convert), he has caused irreparable harm to the society over which he was given charge. Not to mention at all the flocks for which the SSPX provides sacraments and guidance.
Pray God's will be done. Source
Yes, even if BF has sprouted the wings of an angel...he has lost all credibility.
If he has truly had a change (back) of heart to the spirit and reason-for-being established by Archbishop LeFebvre then all we can do is sincerely rejoice. I would love to believe it. It certainly can be a great grace he has received through the sacrifices of our beloved Bishop Williamson, the resistance priests and the many others who fought for the Church. I have no doubt that if he has received such a grace then it is only because of the enormous costs these wonderful priests have paid for him to receive it. Of course, signs of a true renewal in his heart would result in reconciling himself with Bishop Williamson et al. I would certainly need to see such true humility before I could believe him again. I fear it would take many lifetimes to undo all the damage.
Fact is though, I will never trust him again.
When, under his watch and policy-making, he has directed the young souls of the young priests to use the Sacraments as weapons against good Catholics there is a great deal of personal, as well as public reparation to be done! And the laity in general who attend SSPX Masses and received the Sacraments from its priests have been deliberately subjected to a psychological fear campaign. They have had no verbalised/written statements/documents telling them specifically to disobey Bishop Williamson et al regarding:
• (a), b),(c) because these are sins against the Church and a denial of their faith,
• that they will be refused the sacraments because these sins are public sins etc. etc. etc.
NO, any innocent Catholic who just wanted to hear what the 'expelled' priests were saying have been intimidated, lured into private conversations with the priest in charge then summarily told they must leave. Trusting the judgement of 'their' priest they were placed in the position of doubting their own state of grace.
Speaking for myself, and I would suspect - many others, our faith has been tested severely, albeit needlessly, because God gave us shepherds/priests to direct, guide, protect and feed us. Vat II sold out the Church. Sadly, and with great anguish, the SSPX has a chronic, incurable infection. All it can do, is try to heal itself and save the souls of the countless priests and laity that have put their faith in the care of its government.
My hope is that Bishop Fellay has truly repented of these actions for the sake of his own soul. I will continue to pray fervently that this is the grace he has received.