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  • R.M.

    I think you mean “Taoism”.

  • Daniel Burke

    Yes, thanks for the correction, R.M.

  • Lionel Andrades

    January 7, 2013
    Doctrinally the SSPX is in agreement with Vatican Council II without the false premise: if they don’t genuflect before the Chief Rabbi is another issue

    The Society of St.Pius X (SSPX) must continue to reject the Jewish Left version of Vatican Council II which uses the dead man walking premise.

    The ADL-approved Vatican Council II is modernist, irrational and non traditional.

    It’s built upon the straw man logic of implicit salvation being visible to us as ‘seeds of the word’, ‘invincible ignorance’, a good conscience’, ‘imperfect communion with the church’, ‘elements of sanctification’, ‘good and holy’ non Catholics who are saved etc.

    The leftist version of Vatican Council II assumes that these are personally known cases in the present times (2013).So for the left they become exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. They are for the Left, exceptions to the traditional teaching of the Church, on other religions.

    The SSPX today, like Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, correctly rejected this false, irrational and non traditional version of Vatican Council II.

    Without the false premise, on which the leftist version of the Council depends, Vatican Council II is doctrinally in agreement with the SSPX position on other religions. It is this rational version of Vatican Council II which the SSPX could accept.

    With the support of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, and the military and political support of Israel and its allies, leftist rabbis, ADL and leaders of Jewish organisations, who are opposed by conservative Jews, are threatening the Vatican and telling Catholics what they should believe and what they should reject.

    On March 10, 2009, concerning his remission of the excommunication of the four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X, Pope Benedict XVI said : “Until the doctrinal questions are clarified, the Society has no canonical status in the Church, and its ministers — even though they have been freed of the ecclesiastical penalty — do not legitimately exercise any ministry in the Church.”

    Judging from media reports, the pope is referring to the Jewish Left version of Vatican Council II which the SSPX must accept and which contains the false premise of being able to see the dead saved in invincible ignorance etc.

    Without the false premise which creates a new version of Vatican Council, the Council is traditional and in accord with the SSPX values on other religions, ecumenism and religious liberty.
    -Lionel Andrades

  • kevan scott

    I used to go to church every weekend. Tried my best to learn, etc. however something happened on the way to the crosss so to speak. I found that most of our so called religious leaders weren’t interested so much in saving souls as making money and preaching politics from the pulpit. was told that I somehow couldn’t be a christian if i were a democrat. i lost my sight and instead of comfort i was told that i just didn’t have enough faith to be healed. There are very good people in church’s all over america. I found though after much thought that these people aren’t being taught the love of jesus but rather subtly to hate those who aren’t like them. REAlized that the way of jesus is more about love and those deeds that follow from that. I find no comfort in going to church anymore. i feel much more comfortable with being around those who do the works of jesus rather than preaching it. some of those people call themselves atheist’s but i find that in their own way they follow the words and deeds of jesus much better than some of the more well known religious ‘leaders’. sad commentary on the church of today beautiful commentary on the true way of jesus, who taught us to love one another and that to love peace is to see god. What more needs to be said?

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  • David

    You obviously went to the wrong churches! Not all churches fit the description that you gave.

  • john pollard

    who is the tldr,the latin luppas

  • John McGrath

    Please accurately refer to the Society of St. Pius IX as a schismatic or break-away Catholic organization. I have no use for papal infallibility, but journalists should be accurate.

  • John McGrath

    Of course not all churches fit this description of moral corruption. But many, many do and in many places they predominate. And I for one am tired of hearing “Christians” use sarcasm, contempt and plain nastiness in “proving” their points.

  • John McGrath

    Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.

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