I've already read it twice.

I'd like to make my way through the SSPX video series, I'm a few episodes in already.

I'll also start on the Encyclopedia article on Honorius. I've forgotten the details on him. Great comparison.

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Wonderfully, eloquently, and clearly true!

(And thank you for adding the link to the SSPX videos, I had completely forgotten they were there.)

I'm really grateful for your post this week, because out of the blue, three people (non-Catholics) that I have known for years have suddenly been showing interest in Traditional Catholicism.

I can answer their questions to a point, but where today's situation in the world and the Church are concerned, those videos and this entire article are going to help tremendously.

I don't know if I'm looking at possible conversions here or not, but I damn-well don't want to mess it up if that's what it is for any or all of them.

The timing of this article's arrival is so ... perfect, for lack of a better word. I don't believe in coincidences, but this sure is a meaningful synchronicity, if anything. What are the odds you would post exactly what I needed right when I needed it most?

Thank you, thank you and thank you again!

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Hey, I just said pretty much the same thing on my own blog right at the end of the year! http://v-forvictory.blogspot.com/2021/12/random-observations-at-years-end.html I am glad to be confirmed in my thoughts about this extremely difficult pontificate that evidently seeks to excommunicate the whole Church throughout history.

This is a time of clarity in the Church and outside the Church, and there will be more to come. The moral panic of 2020 showed us exactly where we stand in relation to our secular rulers. It showed us who we are, and how ready we are to surrender our freedom and condemn anyone who won't conform. It also showed us the utter bankruptcy of the Vatican II experiment, which left us with priests and bishops who were prepared to lock the churches in our faces and deprived us of the Sacraments in a time of crisis. Next up, we are going to see the moment of truth for the Ecclesia Dei societies. Archbishop Lefebvre is vindicated more and more every day, and I am sorry I ever thought of him as a schismatic. So far it looks like the only thing he was wrong about was in thinking it would only take five or six years for the Church to come to her senses.

Speaking of which, the SSPX Crisis in the Church series is as excellent as it is comprehensive.

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Well done Hilary. Yes, we can thank Bergoglio for 'outing' Vatican II for some conservative Catholics. My guess is most of them will go along to get along with the continued Protestantization of the Church. Hopefully SSPX will continue as a safe haven and that Archbishop Vigano will continue to provide us clear direction, especially if/when Catholics may be required to sign an oath of allegiance to the Pope and Vatican II. I think we are headed for some sort of underground Catholic Church not dissimilar to the sedevancantists. Overall, conservative Catholics are having their apocalyptic moment. Let us all ask Our Lady to help us. She told us what would happen to the Church. For those with eyes to see it is here.

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Well said, Miss White. I agree. Would it be permitted for me to post this somewhere, giving credit (as is due), along with a link to it here at substack? I'd love to bring this to the attention of my fellows at Fisheaters, but only with your permission.

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First of all, my condolences for what you're having to endure with this totalitarian C-19 nightmare. I imagine it's just a matter of time before the masses have been conditioned to welcome the same here on American soil.

I was born into the Catholic church, about a year after the New Mass went into effect. I've been in and out of the church my entire life and have always struggled with faith, and I think the poor catechesis that was so rampant when I was receiving my first sacraments in the '70s had a great deal to do with that. I never had a firm foundation to set my feet down upon. Our churches were so focused on hiding away their Mary statues and discouraging rosary use -- i.e., doing all they could to suppress anything that made the Catholic church Catholic, in the name of ecumenism -- that they never showed me how our church was different from any other one on the menu, or why I should even stay. So I didn't.

Over the past five years or so, I've been floating between Catholicism and Orthodoxy. I started attending an FSSP church for Advent, and then the latest round of edicts came down from Rome only a week or two later. All the problems the church faces, and Bergoglio obsesses over the less than 1% of Catholics who, in this case, are assuredly more Catholic than the pope. Which, of course, is why he's scapegoating them. The authoritarian impulse that lives within people like Bergoglio demands it.

I don't see the FSSP surviving this, and I imagine the SSPX will be declared in schism. For now I've returned to an Eastern Catholic parish that I joined a few years ago. It's a long drive to get there, but for now it seems like a safe haven. But Orthodoxy still beckons. I know the East has its own problems, but never in a million years would an Orthodox patriarch ever dream of attacking his own church's sacred liturgy.

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Hi Hilary, I don't follow anyone, but I just found you, and became a fan, and a follower. I just found this post 3/8/23. My jaw is dropping. Thank you for frankly describing the sickening reality of the situation we live in where the true teachings of the Church are being eroded from within.

BTW, Who did that great cartoon?

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Our SSPX pastor gave a sermon on obedience today. He is a 27 year old Englishman ordained last year at Econe. He explained true and false obedience and why Archbishop Lefebvre could never obey a Pope’s order that went against divine law. What a gift he is to our Chapel in Indiana!

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