SSPX – the Dangers of a Cult Mentality

The International Seminary of Saint Pius X in Écône

Previously we looked at clear, plain statements from three popes (and others) that confirmed that the relationship between the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) and the Catholic Church is not one of “full communion”. Now we’ll look at how they are a good example of a group with a cult mentality.

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Is the SSPX in schism from the Catholic Church?

Archbishop Lefebvre in 1981 - suspended even from hearing confessions barring an emergency

“For the pastoral benefit of these faithful, and trusting in the good will of their priests to strive with God’s help for the recovery of full communion in the Catholic Church, I have personally decided to extend this faculty beyond the Jubilee Year …”

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Collective guilt

Werewolf

God does not attribute the sin itself to the descendants of the sinner, but the effect of the sin does transmit to them in some way. A child that is sexually abused is left with permanent psychological scarring, and that may affect their children in various ways, the worst being that the abused grows up to become an abuser themselves.

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Update on SSPX sect’s evasion of lockdown

Stay at home, Pray at home

At the 7 June sung Mass, the entire SSPX congregation was singing, in contravention of the law. The neighbours could hear it clearly. On Tuesday 9 June, the police met with the cleric and informed him that group singing was prohibited. He claimed that he did not know this. In light of his knowledge of the regulations, I do not believe the cleric.

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We have a Telegram channel

Telegram logo

For those who use Telegram, I have a new channel going for Catholic Discussion of Adventism. It will share new blog posts, and occasional relevant links and memes and other things I think to post.

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Denial of Communion on the Tongue Causing More Trauma Than COVID-19

Angry ant

Around the world, True Catholics (TM) are dying in droves from CITHaD-20, a new disease caused by harsh episcopal punishment inflicted by bishops who work for a “supranational body” known as the Catholic Church. Sufferers have called this an illegal interdict-like (but-not-an-interdict) punishment that hasn’t been handed down from local bishops since the apparitions in Fatima in 1917-18.

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Communion: Tongue vs Hand in the COVID era

Communion on the tongue

In the COVID era, some Catholics have been debating the communion in the hand vs on the tongue issue. Bishops have often instructed that communion be in the hand only.

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Catholic Stupidity in Coronavirus Season

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Life is normal for me, except for the quiet roads and longer and more tiring working hours in a COVID lab. But for most people, this must feel post-apocalyptic. They’re grasping for some level of control over their lives, and, sometimes, YouTube and conspiracy theories provide an outlet. However dangerous that may be. Now a bunch of Catholic bishops have signed a declaration that the whole lockdown thing is a plot by shady businesses and tyrannical governments to institute a one world government that answers to nobody. Just because they’re being told they can’t go to church and make people sick.

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The SSPX – when a church goes COVID cult

SSPX chapel quarantine notice, 25 March 2020

As a clinical virologist involved in the fight against SARS coronavirus 2 in South Africa, I advised 2 Catholic groups in Cape Town on how to manage groups of people (at Mass and otherwise) during the local epidemic. The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town shut down 12 days before the country shut down, and went online with video streams of congregationless Masses. Some in the SSPX congregation then advertised their chapel as the only Catholic church that was open, then crammed “very close to 100 people” into a chapel that seats 70-80 at most, and then made plans to continue underground Mass throughout lockdown, thereby recklessly disregarding the safety of the community.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 012 – 14 March 2020

Donkey, Boston Public Library

Key words: Charles Pope, Kool-Aid, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Mass, Shut down, MyCatholicDoctor, Computational biology

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Go ye therefore, and infect all nations

Snake handling

“Be ready to abandon this mortal life and take along with you the people committed to your care. Go forward among the faithful and cause them to be plague-stricken, as a reward, even if there is only one soul available to be sent to Christ.” – nobody sane

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 011 – 9 March 2020 – Coronavirus edition

Coronaviruses - electron microscopy

Key words: Coronavirus, Cryptic transmission, Seattle, Revelation, Crackpot, Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts, Herbert Armstrong, COVID-19, South Africa, Zweli Mkhize, Vatican, Italy, Communion in the hand, Communion on the tongue, Extraordinary Form, Violet Harris

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Adventist pastor signs ecumenical charter with Catholics

Rabid dog

Recently there was an ecumenical meeting in Italy. Catholics attended and signed. An Adventist pastor attended and signed. The end is nigh!

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 010 – 4 March 2020

Fake church sign with the only real biblical evidence Adventists have.

Key words: William Shea, Spectrum, Patterson v Walgreens, SCOTUS, Coronavirus, Pope Francis, Kinship International, King Francis, Franz Duke of Bavaria, Ordination of women, One World Government, Catholic monarchy, Northern Italy, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Sunday law, Fake meat

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Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish

Fish stuffed with Thai herbs

Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish … at least as far as classifying fish as non-meat goes, as we do in Lent.

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Does the coronavirus mean we might soon have a world-ruling Catholic monarchy?

Princess Sophie, the Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein

Certainly an interesting idea, which Adventists could start to worry about. They may not die from the coronavirus, but what about a worldwide Sunday law implemented by a Catholic ruler of the world?

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Jesus entered the most holy place in 1844?

Ellen White

When Jesus failed to return in person in October 1844 (aka the Great Disappointment), after several failed calculation attempts by proto-Adventists, some of William Miller’s followers decided that 1844 just had another meaning. What really happened, they claimed, is that Jesus entered the Holy of Holies in order to finish the atonement for our sins.

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Subtle Arianism in the Seventh-day Adventist “Clear Word Bible”

Ellen White icon

Some of the Seventh-day Adventist founding fathers were Arians. Arians deny that Jesus Christ is God the Son, one being with the Father (consubstantial), equal to the Father (co-equal), and as eternal as the Father (co-eternal). The founding mother of Adventism wrote many Arian-like statements, such as “The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one.”

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If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope …

Pope Pius V

If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope … Cardinal Burke takes which one of the following names as the new pope …

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 009 – 28 Feb 2020

St John Maron

Key words: Perception creep, Judgement creep, Concept creep, Ridigity, China, Religious persecution, James Martin, Archbishop Wester, Bishop Biegler, Darrell Patterson, Walgreens, Patterson v Walgreens, Married priests, Eastern Catholics, Bishop Gallaro, Religious liberty, Vatican II

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