Translation:2014-02-15Fr.Bruno"Why I signedLetterToFaithful" Posted Mar 8, 2014 17:14:35 GMT 10
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Why I signed our "address to the faithful"
by Father Bruno
Translation from French
Some accuse us of being restless, excessive, to be driven by impatience or a bitter zeal. I can truly say that I wrote the following "no bitterness, no resentment" (Lefebvre, Declaration of 21 November 1974) vis-à-vis anyone lines.
Bédoin entered in 1980, ordained priest by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1986, I left Barroux in 2002. I then held various departments in the district of France of the Brotherhood. To date (19 January 2014), I am stationed at Priory Gavrus near Caen.
In recent years, I have observed with growing concern the signs that show a change of mindset in the Tradition. I am open to repeatedly District Superior of France, the Abbe de Cacqueray. I also wrote, in April 2012, Bishop Fellay himself (letter remained unanswered).
Many colleagues and faithful certainly already know my position. But for months appeared to me more clearly the need to express publicly, officially, my categorical refusal shift the General House seeks to impose.
I can no longer in good conscience rob me of that duty.
The priest must love the truth more than anything.
The priest must bear witness to the truth at any cost.
The priest must denounce the same mistake when it comes to the top, regardless of the consequences it may suffer.
He must firstly because he is the representative and the Minister of Our Lord, who proclaimed during his Passion: "If I was born, so I came into this world, to testify to the truth . "
He also must because it is the service of souls: our dear faithful have a right to the truth, and they expect their pastors a clear position, therefore public.
This is the meaning of our "address to the faithful," the drafting of which I had the grace to participate. It is not a declaration of failure, but rather the public witness of our unwavering commitment to the principles that have guided the Archbishop in the fight of faith.
Our text is deliberately short, and some of the faithful are hardly aware of the events of the past two years in Tradition, some guidance can help to grasp the scope of the "address".
I - The first two paragraphs, and the fifth ("No authority ..."), are borrowed, except for one detail, the Declaration of Loyalty (published several times, including August 15, 2013), taking and adapting the Declaration Archbishop Lefebvre on 21 November 1974, which is the charter of the Catholic resistance to the conciliar religion.
II - The fourth paragraph mentions three elements: a doctrinal statement, excluding members of the Fraternity, the conviction of a book.
- "Doctrinal Statement of 15 April 2012" the text presented in Rome by Bishop Fellay is outrageous and unacceptable. To take just one example, he recognized the legitimacy of the promulgation of the new church. Moreover, when a year later the document was published in Cor unum, Bishop Fellay claimed to have done "as Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988." There there objectively a grave offense to the memory of Bishop: it never has recognized the legitimacy of the promulgation of the "Mass bastard" as he called it in a memorable sermon of 1976.
- "The exclusion of a bishop and many priests" should be adding other sanctions, particularly the conviction of Abbe Pinaud. The sentence is null and void does not detract from its truly odious character.
<P>This second point is closely related to the first: it is very significant that the text strikes a Father Pinaud suspense acknowledge our colleague have said that the Declaration of 15 April was "a danger to the faith," which is perfectly correct.</P>
- "The condemnation of Archbishop Lefebvre book, Our relations with Rome" : It is based on a study of 16 pages, unsigned, but the Abbe Thouvenot states that it "substantially corroborates the judgment" Bishop Fellay. This "review" includes passages outrageous. Note that this is probably the most serious: The author of this note which substantially corroborates the judgment of Bishop Fellay criticizes Abbe Woodpecker "to focus on specific aspects" (p. 7). And the example he gives is that soon ... Christ the King. Particular aspect? It is instead the idea of Archbishop Lefebvre! "We must always be concerned about [the reign of Our Lord]" (Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King, 1978). "We have to be, I would say, almost obsessed with this need, by the need to meditate on this mystery of our Lord and spread his reign. We have no other purpose other reason to be priests to reign our Lord Jesus Christ "(conference Écône, June 3, 1980) ... This is very general thoughts, some would say. But when it comes specifically relations with Rome, it is very precisely that "Father Woodpecker argues that 'it is this loyalty [Christ the King] that plays all the drama between Rome and Écône' "(p. 7). Discerned from the words of my lord: "The real fundamental opposition is the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ Oportet illum regnare, he must reign, St. Paul tells us, Our Lord. come to rule. They say no, we say yes, with all the popes "(conference Sierre, November 27, 1988). When in 1976 the nuncio claims that the social reign of Our Lord is no longer possible, and that the Pope would write more encyclical Quas primas today (Pius XI), the prelate was indignant: "We are no longer the same religion! [...] If there is something we have been looking for all our lives, it is the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ "(conference Écône, August 20, 1976). And in 1987, at a conference for priests, he brings his reply to Cardinal Ratzinger: "Our apostolate is the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ. That's what we are. And you do the opposite "(Écône, 4 September 1987).
III - In the sixth paragraph, we place our journey of faith under the protection of "Our Lady Guardian of the Faith." This is the title of the Virgin Bourguillon sanctuary near Freiburg, where Bishop led his first seminarians to devote his nascent work at Our Lady Guardian of the Faith.
Over forty years later, when a terrible crisis shakes the Tradition, we must do everything to save the legacy of Archbishop Lefebvre: Brotherhood, as an institution, may disappear or at least lose its identity (ie which is, alas happening), but the legacy of Monsignor: his mind, his principles, his fight in the service of Christ the King and Holy Church, this heritage can not, must not disappear . With the grace of God and the help of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we will maintain.
"The first evidence of loyalty and love that the priest has to give God and men, wrote Father Calmel is to keep intact the infinitely precious deposit that was entrusted to him when the bishop laid his hands. "
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