Bishop Fellay's March 2013 Letter
|A good restatment of Archbishop Lefebvre's various warnings against Vatican II and the post-Conciliar orientation. Covers ecumenism, religious liberty, collegiality, the 1974 Declaration, etc. - jv|
|Doubts about the necessity of the Church and the sacraments lead to the disappearance of priestly vocations.|
|Doubts about the necessity and the nature of the ‘conversion’ of every soul lead to the disappearance of religious vocations, the ruin of traditional spirituality in the novitiates, and the futility of the missions.|
|Doubts about the legitimacy of authority and the duty of obedience provoked by the exaltation of human dignity, the autonomy of conscience, and of freedom shake all societies starting with the Church, religious societies, the dioceses, civil society, and the family.|Doubts about the necessity of grace in order to be saved provoke the undervaluing of baptism and its postponement, and the abandonment of the sacrament of penance. Moreover, this especially involves an attitude of priests and not of the faithful. The same goes for the Real Presence: it is the priests who act as if they no longer believed by hiding the Sacred Host, by suppressing all marks of respect towards the Blessed Sacrament and all the ceremonies in Its honor. Doubts about the necessity of the Church as the unique source of salvation and about the Catholic Church as the only true religion originating in the Declarations on Ecumenism and Religious Liberty, destroy the authority of the Church’s Magisterium. Indeed, Rome is no longer the unique and necessary “ Magistra Veritatis” [“Mistress of Truth”].
In 1983, recalling the meaning of the fight for Tradition,
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