DOM Thomas Aquinas OSB: IN DEFENSE OF MONS. WILLIAMSON
. Bishop Williamson wrote in his Commentary Eleison 438: "S i the evidence for the Eucharistic miracles that occurred in the Novus Ordo Church is as serious as it seems, it follows that Catholics should form their minds to the mind of God and not vice versa. "
Many attacked Mons. Williamson because of these comments on the possible Eucharistic miracle happened in Buenos Aires. Among the arguments used retain the following:
1 Outside the Church there can be no miracles. The reconciled Church is not the Catholic Church. Then, there was no miracle in Buenos Aires.
2- No one acts without an end. A miracle in the New Mass could have no other purpose than to induce the faithful to attend the New Mass. Then, there was no miracle in Buenos Aires.
3- The miracle is God's signature. God can not confirm heretical. The New Mass favors heresy. Then, there was no miracle in Buenos Aires.
Let's look at each of these arguments.
1- The first oversimplifies the issue and simplifying it confuses two issues. One is whether it may or may not miracles outside the Church. The other is whether the conciliar Church is completely alien to the Catholic Church or not. The first question should be answered, with St. Thomas, yes. There can be miracles "outside the Church" under certain conditions. See Articles of Prof. Carlos Nougue in this regard [see links at the end. NP]. What God does is to confirm the error or defect with a miracle, but he can confirm a truth or a virtue of a miracle, and this even among the heathen. If some good was done among the heathen, these goods were made ??by inspiration or action of God (cf. De Potentia, issue VI, Article V, ad 5um). In the same article, Thomas says it is possible that God made ??a miracle to attest to the chastity of a pagan virgin. You can also mention the miracle of Balaam's mule spoke clearly, as we read in the Scriptures. Balaam was a pagan magician. The mule spoke because God wanted to warn him not to advance its attempt to curse the Jews (Num. Xxii).
To the second question should be answered in the conciliar church authorities constitute a modernist sect, which, occupying key positions in the Church, held captive. You can not say absolutely not reconcile the church is the Catholic Church, or it is not. For the modernist doctrine and intend to destroy the Catholic Church she is obviously not; but the fact of possessing a jurisdiction that belongs to the Catholic Church, she has some Catholic in his possession. If the current Pope became, a Catholic he would have a power that now acts as a modernist mode.
This seems to have been the position Mons. Lefebvre always had.
2- No one acts without an end. But what purpose would be God doing a miracle in the New Mass?
Mons. Faure has already answered this question. If Our Lord is present in the consecrated life in a New Mass, with the aggravating circumstance that the host has been desecrated, host does not seem absurd that God performs a miracle to indicate the seriousness of this desecration. But some will say, Mons. Williamson also cited an alleged miracle occurred in Poland. The same reasoning is imposed. Where there is real presence there can be no miracles truthfully. But would not that approve the New Mass? No, and not approve the paganism to demonstrate, through a miracle, the innocence of a pagan virgin.
3- The miracle is a sign of God and God can not confirm heretical. But this miracle, if there was a miracle, not a confirmation of the new rite of the Mass, but of the real presence. The sacrament received in the conciliar church may be true and the accompanying doctrine may be false. But these are two different things. One does not negate the other. Check one even with a miracle, is not confirm that; and prove the innocence of a pagan virgin is not approved paganism.
The arguments do not seem conclusive. Anyway, they can not be used to discredit Bishop Williamson, which remains a bishop who opposes the suicidal policy of acuerdistas and consecrated Bishop Faure, ordained priests for the Resistance, confirmed countless faithful..; thus giving all hoping to continue the good fight of Mons. Lefebvre, who is none other than the good fight of the Holy Church, one, catholic, apostolic and Roman, and as St. Pius X said, persecuted.
Br. Thomas Aquinas OSB
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