How Recognize-and-Resist Traditionalism
neutralizes the Catholic Faith
by Francis del Sarto
On May 18, 2018, during his Rome Life Forum keynote address at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome, “Cardinal” Raymond Burke declared: “We cannot fail to observe that the situation which Pope Pius XI described in 1925 has only grown worse in our time, and attempts ever more to infiltrate the life of the Church herself and to corrupt the Bride of Christ by an apostasy from the Apostolic Faith” (see video recording, 12:51ff.
Until the sudden death of “Fr.” Nicholas Gruner in 2015, the Fatima Center had a TV program called Your Questions Answered by Father Gruner. After his passing, a new, similar broadcast was begun, entitled Ask Father. It is hosted by Fr. Albert Kallio, O.P., who is a member of the Fatima Center‘s Advisory Council of Priests. His biographical blurb provided by the Center reads as follows:
Fr. Albert Kallio, O.P., is a professor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Silver City, New Mexico.
Anything but Sedevacantism!
Analysis of a curious Phenomenon
We have said a number of times on this blog that in the world of the semi-traditionalists, the blind are leading the blind. This is not just rhetoric, it simply describes reality. Whether it be people arguing that there is no point to having the correct diagnosis of a problem if one does not have the cure — as though a correct diagnosis were not at least the indispensable starting point for any remedial action; whether it be Christopher Ferrara promoting the idea of an “Anti-Catholic Pope”; whether it be one blogger’s argument that the Pope need not be submitted to “if he’s an idiot”; or whether it be “Bp.” Athanasius Schneider’s bizarre thesis that while being in union with the Pope one could nevertheless be in schism with Christ: No thesis is too absurd or anti-Catholic for adherents of the recognize-and-resist position not to entertain it as a possible explanation for the current state of the Church, as long as that thesis does not require them to hold the position that the Vatican II Church is not the true Catholic Church and its head is not a valid Catholic Pope (commonly known as “Sedevacantism”).
Remember when Francis omitted the part of St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun that talks about mortal sin? https://t.co/BjBqwZbrcX Catholicism really gets it the way when you’re trying to promote an environmentalist religion. #catholic #laudatosi #popefrancis
De Mattei: The 'Assisted Suicide' of the Church and Society - https://t.co/AjHiVAOqdg Nothing assists that suicide more than acknowledging Jorge Bergoglio as the Pope. Just saying. #catholic #popefrancis
“The archdiocese of Philadelphia is facing a public relations debacle after the former head of its sex abuse compensation fund was implicated in the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal” - https://t.co/s5hszlYvTc #catholic #epstein
@NovusOrdoWatch I thought it was great! Thanks so much for working so hard on them. It's often easier for me to listen to a podcast while doing dishes or cleaning than finding time to read the website. Thanks again for your hard work!!