Post by Admin on Oct 3, 2019 18:39:05 GMT
Some of you may recall the hotly debated issue raised within Resistance circles a few years ago when Bp. Williamson spoke many times about the genuineness of Novus Ordo Eucharistic 'miracles'.
One example of this may be found in a December 2017 Eleison Comments (#543), where Bp. Williamson had this to say as his rationale and defense that these miracles were genuine:
The great objection remains: how can Almighty God work miracles in the framework of the NOM, clearly designed by its makers to poison gradually the faith of Catholics and so destroy the Catholic Church?
The answer must be that God is not primarily authentifying the NOM, but He is maintaining its possible validity in order not to abandon a mass of Catholic sheep who are still attending it in relative ignorance and innocence of the poison, and therefore by the miracle He is primarily warning both sheep and shepherds to remember that He is Present beneath the appearances of bread and wine.
These and Bp. Williamson's other words in defense of the New Mass and also his defenses of these 'miracles' have been widely understood to give approval to the Novus Ordo Mass in general, that it can "nourish one's faith." Bp. Williamson himself as well as his supporters and apologists seem to suffer from long-term memory loss.
Bp. Williamson, as did all of the SSPX for many years (particularly under Archbishop Lefebvre's guidance), used to preach that the New Mass was intrinsically evil, that it was to be categorically avoided, the same way one avoids the potentially valid but certainly illicit Mass of the Orthodox, or even worse, a Satanic Black Mass.
If we consider Bp. Williamson's words - that these Eucharistic 'miracles' are allowed by God to promote a remembrance of the Real Presence - then we must apply this logic to those same Orthodox and/or Satanic Masses, should we not? What a dangerous game is being played here!
Let us recall how Holy Scripture forewarns us about false prophets and false miracles that God allows but only as test:
If there rise in the midst of thee a prophet or one that saith he hath dreamed a dream, and he foretell a sign and a wonder, And that come to pass which he spoke, and he say to thee: Let us go and follow strange gods, which thou knowest not, and let us serve them: Thou shalt not hear the words of that prophet or dreamer: for the Lord your God trieth you, that it may appear whether you love him with all your heart, and with all your soul, or not. Follow the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and hear his voice: him you shall serve, and to him you shall cleave. [Deuteronomy 13:1-4]
Could these words not be applied to the Novus Ordo Eucharistic 'miracles'? Is it not likely that God is allowing these 'miracles' not to validate the New Mass as Bp. Williamson would have us believe, but to 'trieth' our faith.
Does not our faith tell us, our sensus fidei, that anything that was spawned to accommodate the false religion of Protestantism, to cultivate a Cult of Man (as Pope Paul VI said), that these cannot be of God, though He may allow such miracles as a test of our fidelity, 'whether we love Him with all our hearts and with all our souls, or not!'
Dear friends, nothing good comes from Vatican II. Nothing. Let us recall that these words of the great Archbishop Lefebvre [and Pope St. Pius X], who have been so soon forgotten and now seem to be reserved simply as mascots by both the Conciliar SSPX and the Fake Resistance:
It is because the novelties which have invaded the Church since the Council diminish the adoration and the honor due to Our Lord, and implicitly throw doubt upon His divinity, that we refuse them. These novelties [such as the New Mass] do not come from the Holy Ghost, nor from His Church, but from those who are imbued with the spirit of Modernism, and with all the errors which convey this spirit, condemned with so much courage and energy by St. Pius X. This holy Pope said to the bishops of France with regard to the Sillon movement: “The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but the men of tradition.” (Letter to Friends and Benefactors, April 1980)
What strong words, dear friends! The New Mass is a novelty. It does not come from the Holy Ghost! It is a novelty that comes from Modernism, strongly and emphatically condemned by good Popes. Does this not make us shudder for those prelates and priests who make allowances for and promote such condemned novelties?
Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us!