I have had a revelation. Not the supernatural type where one has a vision, but a natural but shocking realisation about an evil in the world. I finally understand how the sort of moral theology some on the “traditionalist” end of Catholicism espouse matches up with their behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. And thus I also finally understand why such ideas allow the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) to be the way they are.
Mar 06 2021
Feb 28 2021
I think the Valli article is a gross misrepresentation of Pope Francis, to the point of either deliberate ignorance or blatant dishonesty. It’s one more step down the slippery slope to nothing. Pope Francis recently commented on those who turned away from the Church after disagreeing with an ecumenical council. My favourites – “Pope” Michael was elected pope by his parents and neighbours. “Pope” Gregory XVII reduced the Mass to 5 minutes (offertory, consecration, communion) so they say Mass 12x/hour until they’re tired. God granted a special dispensation to one of the conclavist “popes” to have multiple wives.
Feb 27 2021
“Rome without a pope. Bergoglio is there, but not Peter.” That was the title of an article on the SSPX News website on 26 February 2021. “You are not authorized to access this page.” UPDATE 28 Feb: The article is now publicly accessible. Most likely accidentally published and then withdrawn until now. The page is …
Feb 20 2021
A few important COVID-related topics have arisen lately, and I want to add some links here to intelligent commentary on them.
Vaccines and “remote cooperation with evil”
Religious and spiritual blackmail / manipulation
99% survival and vaccines being 90% effective
Feb 20 2021
You get religious groups who think the most important thing God wants us to do is to study to find the correct calendar (God’s True Calendar) and then observe it meticulously.
Calendar cults. That’s what they are.
Somehow I ended up in a Facebook group with some of these people. I decided to play a prank. I’d pretend to love the calendar, and I’d go just a little bit further than they usually did in praising it. This is what happened.
Jan 22 2021
Several things worry me. Zuhlsdorf lies, about important things, not just little things. When a person with such an aura of self-importance, especially a cleric, lies … something is wrong. When a priest starts lying in order to make himself look important … beware of him. Run. It applies to the SSPX, and it applies to Zuhlsdorf. And when such a priest owns a gun …
Jan 17 2021
Key words: Acolytes, Burke, COVID vaccine, Cults, Ellen White, EWTN, Face diapers, Fr Zuhlsdorf, Labor, Labour, Lectors, Masks, Pope Francis, Pope Leo XIII, Rerum novarum, Spiritus Domini, Traditionalism, Unions, Vigano, Women
Jan 02 2021
Apparently nobody important has fallen for the funeral ploy, and instead there will be house Masses and very surreptitious chapel Masses, with the usual “park a distance away, creep in slowly one at a time, leave in the same cautious way” warning.
Sounds like a spy novel, and no doubt that’s part of the excitement for them. They get to live out their persecution complex, express their bizarre ideas about COVID, sing (very important to them), they feel like martyrs, and this gives them their adrenaline rush.
Jan 02 2021
Key words: Abraham, Ben Carson, Christmas, COVID restrictions, Inadmissible, Kosher, Mark of the beast, Milk and meat together, Name of the Lord, New Testament priesthood, Novena, Religious freedom, Three angels
Dec 27 2020
Some people claim that 25 December is really the birthday of Tammuz, Nimrod, Tammuz son of Nimrod, or various other people. From this they conclude that Christmas is really a celebration of Tammuz or Nimrod or someone other than Jesus.
Dec 26 2020
Key words: Abby Johnson, Adventist mobile gaming app, Cooperation with evil, COVID vaccine, Dave Nix, Dominik Duka, Edmontosaurus thanatocoenosis, HEK-293 cells, Holy Vaccine, Joseph Strickland, Luis Tagle
Dec 19 2020
Key words: Abortion money, Antivaxxer, Apartheid, Bishop Stika, Communion in the hand, Communion on the tongue, COVID-19, Darth Vader, Edward Allred, Ku Klux Klan, Loma Linda, Martyrs, Nativity scene, Parler, Race, Religious persecution, Segregation, SSPX, Strickland, Zuhlsdorf
Dec 12 2020
Key words: Allison Willows, Becciu, Biden, Brandon Bernard, Burke, Canon 915, COVID terrorists, Digital evangelism, Fr Zuhlsdorf, Moist plinth, Naima Cochrane, Religious freedom
Nov 29 2020
The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has made a change to the conclusion of the collects in the English Mass, following advice from Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship.
Nov 28 2020
Key words: Ben Carson, Church Militant, COVID vaccines, Dick Williamson, Fiona O’Leary, Florian Abrahamowicz, Holy Hotspot, Paul Touvier, Ramon Angles, Sabbath, Sexual abuse, SSPX, SSPX Resistance, Superstition, Theosis, Vaccines
Nov 01 2020
Key words: Conspiracy theories, COVID-19, Masks, Mass Rocks, SSPX, Sunday law, Working class
Oct 24 2020
Fr Thomas Reese criticises Pope Francis for not wearing a mask, and even goes as far as saying Pope Francis should go to confession over this. He gives 6 points explaining why Pope Francis should wear a mask. The Society of St Pius X (SSPX), a group of mostly health people, are behaving like idiots around the world by shunning mask use and other means of preventing spread of SARS-CoV-2. They can very easily and soundly be condemned as fools. I’m not so sure about Pope Francis.
Oct 18 2020
The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) was founded on 7 November 1970, with the official document’s signatures predated to 1 November. It was established as a “pia unio”, a “pious union”, aka an association of the faithful, for a provisional/probationary period of 6 years.
On 6 May 1975, 4 years and 5 months later, that status was withdrawn. In the eyes of the Church, the SSPX no longer had any canonical status.