Post by Deus Vult on Jan 16, 2018 16:37:37 GMT
sermon March 2017
The Crisis of today is Not a Crisis of Authority, it is a Crisis of Faith.
When Faith is fixed, authority is fixed and all the other virtues are fixed.
"Without Faith it is impossible to please God."
Division and war- It's what's going to happen from the beginning of time until the end of time.
We are guaranteed division and we are guaranteed war from the time that we are born an enemy of God, through the time that we are baptized and made His friend until the time we die and meet Him in judgement.
The fact is there is always division and we do have to choose sides.
There shall be division and we're going to have to decide until the very last moment.
So...."Who is on the Lord's side?"
Transcript of the above sermon begins at 10:39
For article on the Alta Vendita: link
What do we have here? We have a new teaching. Which in fact is not a new teaching, it's a teaching of the masons in the Alta Vendita written 200 yrs ago. At around 1820, plus or minus, the Alta Vendita was released by the Pope to the world what is going to be the plan of the masons and the satanists to conquer the Catholic Church. They said 2 essential things, many things, but 2 main things. We will destroy the Church and we will destroy the woman. Because it was the woman that crushed the head of the serpent. We will destroy the Catholic Church by destroying woman. We will bring her down to the degradation. We will take her out of the home, we will destroy her motherhood. Through destroying woman we destroy the Catholic Church. That's one of the things they said.
The other is we will destroy the Catholics because of authority. We will take authority and we will raise it up to the highest of all virtues. We will make it the most necessary and most wonderful of all things say the masons. And then we will use authority to destroy the Catholics. That's exactly what happened at Vatican II. It isn't just at Vat. II it's the common way that the devil destroys souls. Get the authority to drag them away from God. And then not only do they go away from God but they have an excuse. 'I had to commit sin. I had to not to go to Mass on Sunday. I had to get married ten times. I had to do whatever sin I wanted to, I had to stay in an immoral relationship. I had to be evil because the pope told me to do it.'
When the authority tells you to do evil it's not hard to obey. When the authority tells you to do good, for many people it stinks. But when the authority tells you to do evil, 'I'm just being obedient. I'm just a humble obedient guy. He told me to take the extra money out of the bank. Whatta my gonna do? So I have no choice, I'm just an obedient, humble guy.'
So the fact is authority is easily used to destroy souls because souls are more than ready to follow a wicked authority.
But our crisis is not a crisis of authority.
In the Eleison Comments of yesterday Bishop Williamson gives a doctrine which is essentially the doctrine of the modernists and the doctrine of the Alta Vendita. We're in a crisis of authority he says. Now these ideas when they go into your head they will will-out
I learned in the seminary. My rector was Bp. Williamson. He used to say many times - logic will out. In other words, if you are logically going in one direction you may not want to get to the destination. Your car is driving a hundred miles an hour towards a concrete wall. You like the hundred miles an hour, you like the power in the engine. You don't like the concrete wall. But it's kinda cool, we'll just keep going this way, we'll wait till we hit the brakes. And then you hit the concrete wall. You don't wanna die, but your head goes through it anyway. Because it doesn't matter that you don't want to die. It doesn't matter that you don't want to hit the concrete wall. It doesn't matter that only want to have a nice fast drive on a straight road.. that ends with a concrete wall. But if you are going into a concrete wall at a 100 miles an hour, you will have an unhappy experience whether you like it or not. Logic will out.
There are many, many, many times in which we like the major, we like the minor and we don't want the conclusion. This happens to many souls. They like the pleasure of sin. They like the approval of the world. They don't want to go to hell.
They like the taste of the alcohol. They like the drink, they like the party. They don't like the headache. They don't want the sickness. But logic will out whether you like it or want it or not. Some want it, and they are more evil those that don't. But the result is the same in both.
Hence we can see right now there's a double movement. Those that want to go to the false authority and those that don't want to go to the false authority. Those that want to go to the false authority say, you must go to the false authority because he's the authority. The Pope is the Pope, you have to be approved by him. Being in love with God, accepting the true Faith, these are nice things. But you must be approved by the pope, and if he doesn't approve of loving God, he doesn't approve of the faith, then you're gonna have to compromise a bit, because it's more important to be approved by pope than it is to love God. It's more important to be approved by pope than it is to believe in the faith. So take as much of the faith as you can and only give away what you have to in order to be approved by that authority.
Others say no, go all the way. Go all the way. Like those that follow Amoris Laetitia. 'I don't feel moral staying with my first wife. So, I have to leave. I don't feel moral leaving my 4th wife, so I have to stay. So teaches the sin of Amoris Laetitia among many other things.
We easily follow the wicked authority and what does he say in the Eleison Comments multiple times? Authority, Authority, Authority, Authority, Authority. And then, truth, truth, truth. Authority with capital letters, truth with small letters. (as regard to importance) Truth is mentioned, but what's the important thing?
So here we see: "Bishops there must be"... you know the poem he always puts in the Eleison Comments, this is March 11th, "Bishops there must be, where souls strive for Heaven. Try Vienna in Virginia, May eleven!" So that's going to be the day of the consecration the future bishop Gerardo Zendejas, who was once my superior once upon a time in Ridgefield Connecticut. He wasn't a bishop then. [reading from the EC] "Ever since the summer of 2012 when the Society of St Pius X decided officially to change course..."
This is an important error right here. "...and abandon the doctrine first stand taken 40 yrs. previously."
We're gonna abandon the doctrine first stand.. Later on at the very end, [Bsp. W. writes] we're gonna just jump to it.
reading from EC:
"If these successors seriously think that once they are “inside the official Church” they will be in a position to convert the neo-modernists, they are excessively naive. Already they are holding their fire on Vatican II. Just when do they imagine they will be able to open fire again?"
So our first point here, the Society used to have a doctrine first stand, now it's abandoning that stand. If the Society is making a mistake by going inside with Rome because it's excessively naive. Now we've mentioned this before. This is an error. Generals in a battlefield are often idiots. That's one of the conditions before you get promoted. It's not uncommon. And the general often makes naive commands, he makes stupid commands, he makes destructive commands. But as a soldier you obey. You obey any command of the general that is not evil in itself, that is not against the code of honor in the military code. If he tells you to charge with your water pistol against the enemy, you charge with a super-soaker and make sure it's loaded., and you charge. When you die and the other guy gets a fresh drink, that's too bad. But the fact is this is what happens in war. Now you can say it's stupid and I don't want to do that. But is it moral to do that? Yes it is.
Is it immoral to disobey the leader in that situation? Yes it is. You go and die. So what is he saying here? The Society had a doctrine first stand and the Society is not criticizing like it used to and the Society is naive. There's nothing wrong essentially with that. I don't have a right to disobey my superiors. I don't have a right to condemn Bishop Fellay or any other superior because he's naive. I don't have a right to condemn him because he's loosing his sense of priority. Your kids lose their sense of priority at birth and they might get it back by the time they're 50. But the fact is you can't condemn your kids because they don't have a sense of priority. You have to encourage them to have the right priorities. You condemn them when they commit crimes. You condemn them when they commit sins. But you can't condemn them because they don't have the right priorities. You can warn them but not condemn them.
So the first thing to note here is that the Society is going in the wrong direction. Which is a theme Bp. Williamson has said many times. In other words, it's not in the wrong direction. We learn in philosophy that potency is the capacity of perfection. If you have the capacity of perfection, you're not perfect. Capacity means that it's not there. If you have a glass is capable of being filled water, it means there's no water in it. If it's filled with water it's not capable of being filled any more. It is filled.
It's an easy, tricky way to use the word fill, throw in the word capable and people will become confused. It causes confusion.
The fact is Archbishop Lefebvre did not have a doctrine first stand as a principle. He simply stood for doctrine period. When Pope Paul VI went against doctrine he said NO to him. When Vat. II went against doctrine, he said no to Vat. II.
When the Novus Ordo Mass was discovered to be a Mass that expresses a new doctrine other than the doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ then he says no to that Mass. Why do we tell you don't go to the new mass? Because it expresses a new doctrine. Why do we say don't accept Vat. II? Because it's a false doctrine. It's not dangerous, it's not leading to trouble. It is trouble! It is poison! It is death. To say that it's dangerous is not to say the truth. It's one of the common tricks of the devil.
(he gives example) Cyanide is possibly harmful to your health. Try some and see. No, cyanide is death. Don't try it. If you take too many MacDonald's hamburgers it's bad for your health but that's okay. Go and do a drive thru, no big deal. Take an antidote, have a diet coke. But the fact is it's not good, it's not evil. It's dangerous. But cyanide is evil, not dangerous. Evil and dangerous are 2 different things. This is not good to speak this way.
So then the Bishop continues. "It has been interesting to watch Providence in action to ensure the Church’s defence. One might have expected a widespread uprising in defence of God’s Truth. Resistance from inside the Society? Existent, but at least up till now, largely silent." So there's resistance. What's the resistance? One of the ways in which you destroy someone is you take their terms. It's a communist tactic. Take the term, change it's meaning. Remember Catholic used to mean follower of Christ, believe in the 10 Commandments, believe in the pope, believe in all the teachings of the 12 articles of the Creed, go to the true Mass and live a Catholic life. Then Vat. II came and Catholics go to the new mass, don't believe in the 10 Commandments, don't believe in the 12 articles of the Creed, don't believe in the infallibility of the pope and don't believe the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God, etc, etc. So now we gotta say traditional Catholic. Then '88 comes along and traditional Catholic means anybody that goes to the Latin Mass. So traditional Catholic doesn't mean Catholic any more. So then we have to say, "a real true, traditional Catholic. Now we gotta have one of these logarithms that has 50 thousand words. A Catholic that believes.. and then you have to recite the entire Athanasian Creed, Catholic.
So what they do is take the word and change it's meaning. So when we used the word resistance for instance back in 2012, we are resisting what? Vat. II, heresies and errors of Vat. II, we are resisting that modernism inside of the Catholic Church, we are resisting that modernism inside of the Catholic tradition that is being followed and given in to by Bp. Fellay and by the priests of the Society's new official stance which is contrary to the true faith and contrary to the teaching of Archbishop Lefebvre our founder.
Now resistance means (according to B.W.'s EC) Well there's the resistance says Bp. Williamson, there's a resistance in the Society.
It' exists, these are those good priests in the Society who are resisting. You don't know their names, you don't know how they're resisting, you don't know what they're saying because they're silent. But the important thing is, they're resisting. So, what kind of a resistance is that? It doesn't exist. It's a hypothetical resistance it's not a real resistance, but they are the resistance.
Then there's the resistance outside. (EC in italics)"And from outside? Existent, but at least up till now, largely silent. And from outside? Existent, but only a scattering of layfolk and a handful of priests, riven by divisions for lack of (Fr. Pfeiffer: For lack of what?) a recognised authority. Catholics need authority."
What is the problem in Rome? It is not a problem of authority. Pope Francis has just as much authority as St. Peter did. He's got the same amount of authority as St. Pius X did. So if it was a problem of authority, and since they have equal authority there should be no problem! Francis has the same authority St. Pius X had. St. Pius X had the same authority that St. Peter had so there can't be a problem, they have the same amount of authority. The problem is not authority. The problem is faith. The problem is that they have changed the faith. The problem is Pope Francis is teaching differently that St. Peter taught. He's differently than St. Pius X taught.
He's teaching differently and therefore he's lost his power. He still is the Pope but he no longer is pushing his power. He is no longer pushing the faith. He no longer has power to confirm and strengthen the brethren.
When St. Leo the Great points out in his sermon yesterday, he said that St. Peter had to repent before he had power. Not powers of authority but power to push people to convert, to make people convert, the power to strengthen the brethren. The strengthening power even though the pope has authority, authority is a dime a dozen. You get a crown put it on your head, you're a king. You've got the same authority the other king has. But why isn't it that all kings are successful? Why is it that some kings are losers? And some kings were even called losers in the past. Why are there some kings losers, why are some kings failures, other kings successes? Because power is more than authority.
Crisis of authority is not a crisis. God always gives the same amount of authority in the world today than He has given since the beginning of time. It's the use of the authority that's the problem and the problem is that the faith has been lost.
How do we get it back? Bring back the faith. What does he [B.W.] say here? "but only a scattering of layfolk and a handful of priests, riven by divisions for lack of a recognised authority.
So Bp. Williamson says there's a lack of authority. What did people say (to B.W.) in 2012? Can you please us? Can you please take on the position of authority? Can you please lead us? He said, 'No there's no authority. I can't do it.' Now he says it's a problem of authority.
That's not the problem. It's a problem of faith.
"Catholics need authority." What is he doing? He's putting this idea into your head. So later on, (you will question) - You know what, I do need authority. In the resistance, in the Society, in tradition in the last 50 yrs. has been breaking apart.
In fact in the Catholic Church for the last 2000 yrs. there's been fights, there's been divisions. In fact the founder of our Church said, "Blessed is he that is not scandalized in Me." When that Founder was 40 days old he went into a certain temple that was built in Jerusalem by Eras, first built by Solomon and then rebuilt by Esdras, he (St. Simeon) said
"This Child shall be a scandal. He shall be for the rise and fall of many." This Child shall come some shall see Him and they shall fall. This Child shall come and some shall see Him and they shall rise. He shall be a scandal, and thy own soul a sword shall pierce. That's what Simeon said about Him when He was 40 days old.
When Christ comes into a room we can be certain that there will be division. Because there will be some that accept Him and there will be some that reject Him. There will be some that believe in Him and some that fight about Him. The last time that He went into the city of Jerusalem there was great turmoil. There was great disturbance. There was great worry and conflict. Is He gonna come, is He not gonna come. The Pharisees want to kill Him, some said He was the Son of God. Some said He was a true prophet it says in the Gospel but others said no, He was of the devil. And they fought and argued about Him. He was crucified, died and was buried. On the third say He arose from the dead. He founded His Holy Church and the division continued. They tried to put His followers to death and they did put His followers to death. Division and war is not a bad thing. It's what's going to have to happen from the beginning of time until the end of time. Division will come to an end in heaven. War will come to an end at death. We are guaranteed division and we are guaranteed war from the time that we are born an enemy of God, through the time that we're baptized and made His friend until the time we die and meet Him in judgement. There shall be division and we're going to have to decide until the very last moment. Satan shall come and say, come to the left side of Christ. The good Angel will be there and say, come to the right side or stay on the right side. We will have to decide and there will be a division and it shall be eternal. At the end of the world there is going to be a division. Christ is going to come and He's going to say, those that are cursed be on the left side. Those that are justified be on the right side. Depart from ye cursed into the everlasting fire, [or] come to Me beloved of My Father. The division of that division shall be eternal. Peace shall to be only to those on the right side.
So, it's a sign of the lack of the presence of truth when people speak of division, division, division. We should not tell you Vat. II causes division even though it does. We should not tell you that the modernists priests and bishops cause division, though we mention it as a secondary thing. It does. We should rather tell you they are against Christ! They are not teaching the truth! They are going in the way of the devil and we are going to stay on the side of Christ. One day Moses came down a mountain and he was in a very bad mood. He took the Ten Commandments and he broke them and what did he say? Who is on the Lord's side? Whoever's on the Lord side come over here. Who's not, stay over there and don't plan on eat'n dinner. Cause you're gonna be dead before dinner. And he killed them all.
The fact is we do have to choose sides and there must be divisions. Don't be disturbed by that. Blessed is he that is not scandalized in Me.
(EC) So there's weak priests in the Society still resisting but it's mostly silent. From the outside it's existent but only a scattering of layfolk and a handful of priests, riven by divisions for lack of a recognised authority. Catholics need authority.
Now why would you mention authority? There's actually a very good and profound reason it. I'm not an authority and you're not an authority. If the problem's authority and I'm not an authority and you're not an authority then the problem is not mine! And the problem is not yours! So we might as well have some beer!
That's one effect. The other is, the problem is not mine the problem is not yours but it's a problem and it's hopeless. So we might as well commit suicide.
One side is, there's no point, live for today, tomorrow you may die. The other is, there's no point so just die. Get it over with. Both sides are wrong.
The fact is the crisis of the Church today is a crisis of FAITH and if any one of us has the faith of Daniel, if any one of us has the faith of Abraham or the faith of St. Joseph, the faith of St. Pius X then the world can be transformed by that faith. Therefore we have obligations. The obligations are not only the obligations of the authority.
Many, many souls are saying I want to go to the Latin Mass. I want to stay with the truth. But there's a crisis of authority! The bishops tells me I can't do it and I have to obey the Bishop. The Pope tells me I have to take off my habit. This is what many nuns is happening to them right now. You gotta take off your habits. You've gotta give up your traditional rule, even though they still have the new mass, it's not good enough. You gotta take off your habits, get rid of your traditional rule otherwise you gotta go and live in the streets.
I met a priest of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, Fr. Hewko and I on a boat. Many Filipino priests of that order. We met him on a boat in the Philippines we met him on the boat. He was just staring at the skies. I said what are you doing? I don't know. The Pope condemned our order. The Pope made me homeless. I don't have a bishop.
You're a priest of God, you have the faith. These 1000 people on that boat need that faith! Those people on the shore we're landing at they need that faith! (response) 'I can't do anything cause I have to be obedient.'
Because he has a crisis of authority, therefore he's floating around doing nothing.
But if he realized we are not in a crisis of authority, we are in a crisis of faith then we can do something! Not only can we do something but we must.
So this is very serious what it's doing to the mind. We are in a problem of a crisis of authority? No!
(Fr. reading again EC) Catholics need authority and that need is so great that even while Truth is draining out of the man-centred Newchurch and the Rome-centred Newsociety, still souls cling to each... So he (B.W.) is touching on his doctrine that's there's still good people in the new mass, still good people in the Society, there's good people in the muslims, good people in the jews, there's good people everywhere. So there's just good people and so there's still something there. I mean it's concerning, going in the wrong direction but it's concerning, cause there's so great a need of authority.
And then he says about Archbishop Lefebvre: still souls cling to each because of the remains of Papal authority in the former, and of Catholic authority bequeathed to the latter by the Archbishop. This is false!
Archbishop Lefebvre did not bequeath a Catholic authority to the SSPX. The authority comes from our Holy Mother the Church. He was just a French Archbishop. He was a Bishop of the Church and a faithful bishop of the Church. But he did not bequeath to us authority! Our authority comes from Pope Francis. Our authority comes from the Church. It comes from Christ passing through the Church. It does not come from Archbishop Lefebvre. It does not come from Bishop Fellay. It doesn't come from Bishop Williamson! It comes from our Holy Mother the Church. We have the authority to obey God rather than men. As St. Peter said in Acts, chapter V when he was told, "you can't follow the true religion." Peter said, "We obey God rather than men."
So if man goes against God we say no to man. Our first obedience is to God. And that first obedience is to His Faith. That is our first obedience.
Here we have a problem. Archbishop Lefebvre did not bequeath authority. He [B.W.] will repeat it multiple times here. [EC] Given fallen human nature, Authority is the indispensable defender and guarantee of Truth. No it is not. If it's indispensable it means you can't have truth without it. We often have truth w/o authority. Simple example I mentioned in the sermon yesterday. Marriage. You're supposed to be married, it's one of the 7 sacraments, in front of a priest. He's the authority that witnesses to the marriage. But if there's a plane crash or if there's a boat crash and you end in a desert island and there's a boy on the island and a girl on the island and there's no other witnesses except for a couple of monkeys and it's just boy and girl, and there's no priest and no witnesses they can marry each other. They can get married. And when they get married, they're married. And when they get discovered 2 days later. I changed my mind. It's too late! You're married. They're married before God because even though you normally get married in front of a priest. If it's impossible, you can get married w/o the priest. That's the sacrament of marriage. The fact is with each of the sacraments the faith and grace are more important. The faith and grace are what it's all about. So that if the authority is indispensable then they couldn't be married. But of course they can be married and they're married before God and they can't get divorced and they can't get an annulment. The fact is they're married. So there are many times in which we have truth and the life of grace w/o authority. Without the living authority.
Later on in [EC] In today’s Newchurch, Authority is mixing Conciliar error with Catholic Truth in the engine o f the Church, which is like mixing water with gasoline (petrol) in the engine of a motor car – the car is crippled, the Church is crippled. And whereas Archbishop Lefebvre defied that crippling, not least of all but rather above all, by his consecrating of four bishops to maintain a Catholic authority that would protect God’s Truth, his successors at the head of what was once his Society are doing their utmost to submit his protection of Truth to the crippled and crippling Authority of Rome! So he says Archbishop Lefebvre by consecrating of 4 bishops to maintain what? Catholic Authority! Now when those 4 bishops were consecrated, one of which was Bp. Williamson, when those 4 bishops were consecrated they were not consecrated because of authority. The pope has authority! The Church has authority and the Church has plenty of authority to deal with bad authorities. We all know what to do. The Church tells us what to do. If any legitimate authority tells you to do something evil, you say no. God gives you the grace and right to say no. In fact you're obliged to. We know want to do in the case of bad authority. It's not complicated.
The crisis of authority is not the crisis.
The crisis is of faith and the faith for souls to be saved in the continuation of the Catholic faith we need the Catholic priesthood. Catholic priesthood not modernist priesthood. We need the Catholic sacraments, not modernists version of those sacraments.
We need the Catholic faith preached clearly and as our ancestors preached it for the last 2000 years. That's what's needed. And it's not found in any diocese and it's not found in any religious order, but it's needed everywhere on earth.
Therefore for the sake of the preservation of the Catholic priesthood, for the sake of the preservation of the Catholic faith Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated 4 bishops. One was English, one was Spanish, once was French and one was Swiss. They were not created as bishops for France bishops for England bishops for Switzerland. They were created as bishops for the Holy Roman Catholic Church. That's why they were created. Bishops for the Church. They were created as bishops for the Church.
And then he says they were local bishops. No, that's creating a parallel hierarchy. Not correct.
Notice also he didn't make one bishop for North America, one bishop for Europe. That's why for instance, every year in the ordinations one year de Galarreta would do the ordination in America. He didn't speak a word of English and they'd have a French or Spanish translator for the sermon. Then the next year the French Bishop Tissier does the ordinaition. The next year the Swiss Bishop does the ordination Bp. Fellay. The next year the English bishop, who lived at the seminary every day of the year, Bp. Williamson, the rector did the ordination. He was the rector. He did the ordination once in 4 yrs. And he would fly over to Econe and do the ordinations over there. They rotated the ordinations. Why? To make it very clear Bp. Williamson was not the bishop of America. Bishop Tissier was not the bishop of Europe. Bishop de Galarreta was not the bishop of the Spanish speaking world. They were bishops to provide priests to preserve the priesthood, to provide Confirmation to preserve the faith, to preach the faith in a crisis in our Holy Mother the Church. They do not supplant the local bishop of the diocese. They do not supplant the Pope. They do not supplant the Cardinals. We don't need a bishop for this country and a bishop for that one. The bishops are for all souls throughout the world. They are not localized because this gives the impression of jurisdiction which is only given by the Pope. He's the one that says this is your diocese and that's your diocese. We are for the salvation of souls which rises above borders of dioceses, as St. Athanasius told us 1600 years ago.
(reading from the EC) Meanwhile these disciples need a handful of bishops to ensure a minimal continuation in Truth of episcopal teaching and of the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Orders. In 1988 the Archbishop consecrated four of them for the same reason, two for Europe, (FALSE), and one each for North and South America, (FALSE). As of now the “Resistance” has two in Europe and one in South America. There remains a gap in North America. God willing, this coming May 11 Fr. Gerardo Zendejas will be consecrated bishop in the Traditional parish of Fr Ronald Ringrose in Vienna, Virginia , USA. Please pray for the blessing of Almighty God upon the ceremony – and for good weather! Kyrie eleison.
We're here to profess the truth publicly. Are they professing the truth publicly? No they're not. Let the truth be professed publicly! Our crisis is a crisis of faith.
What's happening? Bishops, bishops, bishops. Are they standing for the faith? We don't know because we don't hear what they say. But what little they do say is there's grace in the new mass, there's grace in the new church. That's not faith. That's not the truth.
If there is grace there then let the 5700 bishops, they're doing fine. We don't need 5 701! We don't need it. It's just another mouth to feed.
We need bishops with the faith. We need priests with the faith and this faith has to be publicly professed throughout the whole world. It has to be publicly professed.
What do they say? We don't want our sermons on the internet. We don't want them to be recorded. In fact sermons have been recorded before there were recording devices. St. Anthony's sermons are recorded and he lived 800 yrs. ago. The sermon of Our Lord Jesus Christ that He said on the Mount was recorded and that was 2000 yrs. ago. It has been the habit of priests of the faithful to write down the sermons of the priests down the last 2000 yrs. For what purpose? To preserve the Holy Roman Catholic faith. To see that it is handed down. The same faith that was given to us by Christ on Pentecost and on Ascension, that same faith must be handed down, whole and inviolate without alteration from one generation to the next. It is handed down by the priests. Handed down by the bishops especially the Bishop of Rome who is the head of the Holy Roman Church. And when the Bishop of Rome is not doing his duty there's a great harm to souls. When the other bishops don't do their duty there's a great harm to souls. But it's not a harm because of their authority, it's a harm because of their lack of faith.
So we want to solve the problem of the crisis of the Church by a true faith and preserving that faith.
We must have the faith, not authority. Faith. When faith is fixed, authority is fixed and all the other virtues are fixed.
As sacred scripture says, without Faith it is impossible to please God. And when the faith is perfect with charity, everything is fixed.
So let's get that faith deep in our hearts and maintain it. We'll close it at that.
God bless you all. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.