Just wanted to thank Mr. Taylor on his very excellent editorial in the November 2019 Recusant. The portion on Fr. Pfeiffer was succinct, to the point and charitable. Thank you again. I am so glad The Recusant continues.
Hi Greg, it’s Luke here. Since your recent Recusant Newsletter, I have renewed concern not only for yourself but also for the OLMC seminarians, the laity who currently attend Fr Pfeiffer’s missions, and those also who are likely to be drawn to these missions. I sincerely want to reach out to everyone involved, and so whilst my post is somewhat in response to your recent publication, the main thrust of it is to help all those unsuspecting faithful out there to see Fr Pfeiffer for what he is in an effort to help them save their souls.
It isn’t how much or how little you wrote in regard to Fr. Pfeiffer that matters but it's what you wrote which is cause for alarm. It misleads the faithful, giving them a false impression of Fr. Pfeiffer. I can only assume that this is why Beth reacted as she did and wrote in saying that she almost gets the impression that you are promoting Fr Pfeiffer. I got the same impression. I have received emails from others who also feel the same way as Beth does.
Although you acknowledged Fr Pfeiffer had made mistakes, you still promoted him as a great priest who has done so much good when in reality his own self-destructiveness has brought about his own demise and caused endless harm and shame to the True Resistance movement. If the OLMC seminarians and laity who currently attend Fr Pfeiffer’s missions read this latest Recusant Newsletter No. 49, they could easily come to the conclusion they are still in the right camp. Fr Pfeiffer’s change in direction clearly puts him outside the True Resistance and he truly needs our prayers. In the same vein Bishop Williamson had potential to do great work until his real motives became apparent and put him outside the True Resistance.
What you wrote about Fr. Pfeiffer does affect me also as it has brought back all the memories of the damage and double standards that was done by Fr. Pfeiffer and associates. It is a painful can of worms that has been re-opened and needs to be dealt with. I don’t ever want to go back down that path again, and nor do I wish to see other souls heading that way.
It’s important to note that Fr Pfeiffer has been spiralling downwards for several years and not just since this most recent Moran debacle. Just ask Fr. Voigt as the injustices done to him happened years ago. Like Fr. Voigt, how many priests have been driven away from us due to Fr Pfeiffer’s ruthlessness? How many priests wouldn’t consider joining us due to Fr Pfeiffer’s cruel and irrational behaviour?
The truer version of why Bishop Williamson won’t visit OLMC is because he told Fr Pfeiffer that he would come if Fr Pfeiffer got rid of Pablo and stayed at OLMC to be a proper rector. The other version of why Bishop Williamson won’t come to OLMC isn’t the true reason although it seems to suit the situation. How can these seminarians be formed to be priests under the instructions of Pablo who has a dislike for Catholic Tradition and sets a bad example in many ways.
It’s just that websites and other sources camouflaged, hid and justified the ongoing corruption of Fr Pfeiffer, Pablo and OLMC. In the past 469 fitter did promote the true message but like any offshoot group evil was (and still is) being used under the guise of good to attract many poor unsuspecting souls. Again this can be likened to Bishop Williamson smoke and mirrors.
It is thanks to Our Lady’s and St Joseph’s intercession that the more recent Moran catastrophe has made it clear for all to see Fr. Pfeiffer (and OLMC) for what he really is as he continues on his downwards spiral, going from bad to worse. Prior to these latest Moran incidents different missions, communities and individuals were experiencing the unfair wrath of Fr. Pfeiffer as he was pushing hard with his agenda and ideas of grandeur to become the emperor of the Resistance world. However, it is very worrisome and very sad indeed to see that he is still being promoted as being the backbone of the resistance movement (as was stated in the latest Recusant Newsletter No. 49).
Previously the rest of us would have believed this type of information that was being fed to us, but not anymore. We now know better. The Recusant website and newsletter is supposed to be one of the voices of the True Resistance. The True Resistance has been and is still recovering from the massive caustic experience at the hands of Fr. Pfeiffer, something which cannot be dismissed lightly.
If the Recusant is driven to condemn Bishop Williamson’s and the fake resistance errors, and also the SSPX & Novus Ordo errors (and all rightly so), then the equivalent action must also be taken with Fr. Pfeiffer and OLMC as they have ALL departed from the message of Archbishop Lefebvre.
The fact that, Fr. Poisson looks after Fr. Pfeiffer's missions clearly shows us that Fr. Pfeiffer encourages the Novus Ordo mentality into his missions. Even the Fake Resistance haven't taken that step yet.
Things need to be balanced and reflect the truth. It worries me because this latest edition of The Recusant is a continuance of the same type of thing that has previously happened in past Recusant Newsletters, where a selective blind eye has been turned towards Fr Pfeiffer and the scandalous events which were simultaneously going on at OLMC.
Take for example: 1.The character of Pablo and how the seminary was being run. When I joined the Resistance in 2014, I was very ignorant and one of my main sources of information was the Recusant Newsletter. I had never met Pablo and am never likely to as I live on another continent so when I read in The Recusant that Pablo was a good man albeit a rough diamond (or similar) and he was not a troublemaker and nothing like he was being depicted by his enemies. At the time this made sense to me... (sorry I can’t remember the exact words). Now when I look back through the past Recusant Newsletters with more of an understanding of the true situation at OLMC it is clear that much of what was written about this subject was false propaganda which was portraying Fr Pfeiffer and Pablo as being good upstanding people who were running a top seminary, and that OLMC was being attacked by the devil and readers were not to believe any of those crazy stories. But the reality is very different and there have been scandals after scandals associated with Fr Pfeiffer, Pablo & OLMC over many years that are backed up with evidence (and not gossip) Eg Frs. Tetherow, Roberts & Cordaro, Mr. Paul Hernandez/Pablo & Mrs. Blaszak and more.
2. The Recusant was contemptuous on Father Abraham to the point of detraction. Good publications do not run on double standards, and the faithful need to hear truth in order to save their souls.
br] In Australia, all of our communities have been through a massive and destructive experience as Fr Pfeiffer went about to crush those who were in the way of him taking over the Australian Resistance.
In 2015 we formed what is named today the Australian True Resistance. This came about when we separated ourselves from the Fake Resistance. When we separated from the Fake Resistance, we had no prospects of any priest to come and give us the sacraments. So OLSC, Melbourne, approached Father Pfeiffer because it seemed at the time that we were on the same page. Father Pfeiffer responded to this request.
It wasn't long before he had caused a large split throughout our Australian communities. Before the divisions came, we had raised AU$125,000 because Father Pfeiffer told us that he needed to purchase a particular house for OLMC due to an increase in the number of seminarians. So, the Australian communities dug deep to raise as much money as possible. Now, we realise this house was never intended for seminarians as Mrs. Blaszak and her children have lived in this house before and after the house was purchased. All those who donated funds to Father Pfeiffer were conned by him. To top this off this house is a place of scandal. In Australia, albeit it shakily, we are getting on our feet again, some better than others, and some poor souls have even returned to the SSPX as a result of the tumult.
In the Recusant Newsletters Greg, you have claimed to have so much in common with Fr. Pfeiffer, whereas in reality much of the relevant content seems to have been the voice of Father Pfeiffer. The Recusant Newsletters have created an illusion that OLMC was a truly holy place when in reality the quicker OLMC is closed down the better for the sake of the seminarians who will need rehabilitation to recover from the years of abuse and brainwashing by Father Pfeiffer and Pablo. They will need deprograming as OLMC has gradually become a sect.
Father Pfeiffer has caused more harm and destruction to the resistance than any other priest, yet you are saying there's been no priest in the resistance like him. Why are you saying these things? Are you looking at him through rose tinted glasses?
Greg, I hope and pray you will get over Father Pfeifer. You are correct, there's been no priest in the resistance like him, but my reasons for saying this are obviously different from yours. I am sure Father Voigt, who spent time at the seminary, would agree. This good priest gave much of himself to help support OLMC, and was then given a cruel rejection. Check out his account of how long the scandals have been going on at OLMC. ]We need to raise the bar with honesty and integrity if we are to inform and protect the faithful who have survived the Fr. Pfeiffer onslaught and also to attract others to the true faith.
May the Mother of God and St Joseph protect us in these dark days as we battle on.
Goodness me. I think you need to take a step back and have a good long think about things. Firstly, I don't think it's right to dwell on $125,000. It's only money, Luke. Plenty of other people have donated a lot to OLMC over the years, not just you. Just like plenty of people donated a lot to the SSPX. When you give something in charity, it can't be given with strings attached, you have to let it go. Anyway, what else were you about to do with it? We're only on this earth for the blink of an eye and you can't take it with you.
As for the rest of what you wrote -
If you want to think that I'm secretly, sneakily whitewashing Fr. Pfeiffer and at the same time unjustly blackening the good name of poor innocent Fr. Voigt, Fr. Abraham, Bishop Williamson and whoever else, good priests who never did anything wrong, then fine. You believe that if you want to. I hope enough people will have enough good sense to see that for what it is. What I'm trying to do is a service to God and to the Church, including to you. I'm not here to make myself popular, or for my own kudos or reputation. Think what you like about me. I have been deliberately feeding you false propaganda, have I..? Fine, that's your concern, you can think that if you wish. But think again when it comes to those other three characters just mentioned, because you couldn't be further from the truth. You seem to dwell on Fr. Voigt quite a bit. Do we really need to talk about the true character of this priest? I'd rather not, I'd far rather let sleeping dogs lie. I hope that's not necessary. Maybe it would be better discussed in private.
When you come to your senses, we can talk again. In the meantime, I forgive the very serious calumnies you have just thrown at me.
Beth (and anyone else),
I am genuinely astonished to read all of this.
I asked Fr. Hewko over the summer how best to deal with this. To be frank, I would far rather not have had to say anything about Fr. Pfeiffer because it is so painful to be so betrayed and let down by someone in whom one had reposed so much trust and to whom one had given so much energy, time and effort. Fr. Hewko told me to mention it briefly, to say that we're no longer with him, and then to move on. Not to dwell on it. Not to go into all the sordid details. That is what I did. Or tried to do.
If you wish to apply what I always say, that actions speak louder than words, then you might wish to consider that I have given no support at all to Fr. Pfeiffer for almost a year, whereas I have been supporting Fr. Hewko unceasingly since the start of this year, including during the very difficult time when he was about to leave OLMC. I don't make a big song and dance out of it, and am astonished that I would even need to point that fact out, but there it is. Beyond that, if you want to think otherwise, then I say again to you what I say to Luke. If you or anyone else wishes to publicly accuse me of deceit and dishonesty, then please be my guest. My concern is not and never was my own name or reputation. My concern over this particular issue was that everyone was going to lose perspective and get carried away. That is what I see happening here a bit already. Watch out: no good will come of it. The closer an evil is to us, the more importance we tend to give it: human nature is always to react to the latest evil as though it were the worst. Human nature is also to react against it by allowing oneself to be driven in the opposite direction. That is why I am not entirely surprised to see Luke extolling "good" Fr. Voigt, poor Fr. Abraham whom I have (so he says) treated with contempt "to the point of detraction" ...and even poor Bishop Williamson (!!) who now it seems is somehow also an innocently maligned party and was only driven away by wicked, cruel, evil Fr. Pfeiffer (have I got that right?).
This is why I think Fr. Hewko's advice was so wise. What Fr. Pfeiffer has been (and still is, by all accounts) doing is bad and it will harm souls. But in the big picture, is it as bad as what Bishop Wililamson has been and is doing? I regard the latter as a long-term plant who has been working for the enemy all along, I suppose I might be mistaken there, but there's a certain amount of evidence to support that. But can the same truly be said about Fr. Pfeiffer? Or is it a case of "Fr. PFeiffer hurt me" - which I appreciate, but is there not a danger in us all getting carried away? If I were to respond to Luke's post in kind, I would feel obliged to tout my "anti- Fr. Pfeiffer" credentials. And then before long it becomes a whinge fest. "I've suffered more from him." "No I have." "He did worse things to me than he did to you..." and so on. Is that really what we want? There are plenty of things I could say - believe me, I'm fairly confident that I could win any "I've-got-more-things-to-hold-against-Fr. Pfeiffer-than-you" pissing contest, hands down. But is that really what we want to do? I just don't think it's right to do this in full public view. That is why I haven't mentioned all the bad things I have had to experience personally, and also why I wrote that Fr. Pfeiffer did a lot of good. Because, even though we're no longer with him and no longer support him (which I thought was fairly clear..?!), we still need to try to be charitable and give credit where it is due. And it is true. He did do a lot of good, once. None of us over here would be in the Resistance today if it were not for Fr. Pfeiffer. I'm not dwelling on it, but I think it's owed at least a mention, in justice, not least because as far as I can tell, nobody over here will be seeing him or anyone connected to him ever again.
The other thing I was hoping, is that people generally would keep a cool head and manage to keep things in perspective. For example - saying that all Novus Ordo ordinations are to be taken as valid and never to be questioned in the slightest, is clearly a novelty and a departure from Archbishop Lefebvre. That is beyond serious dispute, and it is bad enough already. But is it an insidious, well laid trap, designed purposefully to lead as many souls as possible astray, or is it a priest who is clearly letting circumstances dictate his doctrine and hasn't the humility to admit that he was wrong? Which is worse? And likewise, while Fr. Pfeiffer's new position regarding Novus Ordo ordinations clearly touches on doctrine, is it an actual doctrinal error, is it directly a departure from the actual doctrine handed down by Archbishop Lefebvre per se, or is it rather a departure from the practice and advice of the Archbishop in a prudential matter ? - Just watch, someone will now accuse me of defending Fr. Pfeiffer yet again, for even pointing this out! - All I am saying here is that you are not comparing like with like. Fr. Pfeiffer says that Novus Ordo ordinations are all valid. Bishop Williamson says (among many other things) that every Novus Ordo Mass gives grace to anyone or everyone, including you and I. Are those two things equivalent? I don't think they are. Plus there's the fact that Bishop Williamson's teaching is done in a cold and calculating way, with no obvious motive other than perversity, whereas Fr. Pfeiffer is clearly trying to dig himself out of a hole; plus the fact that Bishop Williamson's errors have a much wider reach and harm a far larger number of souls. I could go on. Let me say once again, what Fr. Pfeiffer is teaching is wrong and will harm souls; I am not wanting to defend Fr. Pfeiffer, my concern is that we don't get carried away and lose our perspective. Look at what Luke has just written if you think I am being paranoid.
I could go on, but I suspect that you either see what I'm saying or you don't. You can all tell each other about how much "emotional trauma" you've been through, and maybe you'll feel better for it afterwards. But do any of you think you have been through more emotional trauma than Fr. Hewko? Is there anyone here who has more of a right to complain than him? Look at how he has conducted himself throughout this whole thing. Enough. In the meantime, let me say once again, you are quite welcome to think of me what you will, to join with Luke in publicly denouncing me as a no good rat all along, that I have done nothing but deliberately lie and deceive and feed you poison, that I knew what a wicked, evil man Fr. Pfeiffer was but "camouflaged and hid" it, etc. etc. Please, be my guest. That concerns me far less than the absolute and utter rot I have read here today about Fr. Abraham and Bishop Williamson and Fr. Voigt. That, I find truly terrifying.
The Catacombs is going to let Fr. Hewko's words sent today be the last on this subject here:
To The Few Faithful Who Love Mother Church and Are Still Willing To Fight For Her,
...Keep fighting! We can never forget we are in Operation Survival. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre dubbed the battle of this era exactly what it is; "Operation Survival!"
When the structures are tumbling down, the winds of error blowing at hurricane speed, Hell unleashed to wreak havoc everywhere, our Pope, Bishops, and even those consecrated by Abp. Lefebvre, along with so many clergy, and laymen stepping into all sorts of mines and traps, we can conclude; this is exactly where the Good God wants us now!
We are forced to turn to Heaven and cry out with the Psalmist: "Usquequo, Domine, usquequo? ...Ut quid, Deus, repulisti in finem: iratus est furor tuus super oves pascuae tuae?" (Psalm LXXIII:1). We are forced to turn with all our hearts to the Great Woman of the Apocalypse, the Virgin Mother Mary, who becomes the shelter and refuge of the scatttered after the dragon's tail has swept most of the stars from the heavens, that is, most of the clergy into Modernism and Hell.
This is when we must respond to Our Lady of LaSalette's call to rise up for Her honor, weapons of the Rosary in hand, defend the Faith and Mass of All Time and keep forging forward under Her mantle until the sunny skies of the Reign of Christ the King are proclaimed once again, and Rome professes the Catholic Faith of Tradition! We know this will only be done when Our Lady of Fatima is obeyed. Until then, we must brace ourselves to deal with the diabolical disorientation the ancient serpent is forcefully trying to weave everywhere. Let us fight the Good Fight of the Faith, not growing weary, but renew our strength like the eagle's, on the Rock which is Christ, and drink the honey of contemplation from this Rock, in humble prayer, penance and supplication.
Let the dramas and tragedy of OLMC be left to forgiveness, prayers and,....to the past. We could all share our wounds and scars, but that's for veterans who are finished fighting! We aren't done yet! Our Lord wants more from us, to rise above the mundane in the burning fire of His charity, eyes toward Heaven, hearts fixed on the Fatherland Above, and ever ready for more attacks of the enemy! If we stay close to Our Lady, with humble prayer and hold the line of Abp. Lefebvre, we will survive and happily pass on the Faith and It's Treasures to the next age!
Let us show we are the children of the Light by fighting for the Light, Our Lord Jesus Christ! Let us implement His harsh command, " Love one another as I have loved you,...even to the death of the Cross!" Let's stand like boulders next to that tender Tower, Our Lady, at the foot of the Cross, enduring the slanders and mockeries of His enemies, as long as we stay faithful! The Captain of the Church Militant wants us to set up His banner amidst the canon fire and whistling bullets, as His Mother did in Mexico in 1531 A.D., right smack in the middle of the human sacrifices and blood offerings to satan! The Conqueress conquered indeed!... an appetizer for what's coming.
So yes, let the good publications like the Recusant continue supporting the banner of Our King, let The Catacombs and SSPXMARIANCORPS and all web sites-in-arms, proclaim the Truth fearlessly! Let it be proclaimed in charity, but boldly. We know there are difficult theological positions and conclusions to draw and settle, but like Archbishop Lefebvre, we need to have the humility to realize this evil of our age is truly a "mystery of iniquity" and that only the good Pope of the future will have the grace to settle and decide some impossible situations! We trust in Our Lord's words "...The gates of Hell will not prevail!" Also in Our Lady's words "...But in the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph!"
Let us few, happy few, indeed, rally around the banner of Christ the King that Abp. Lefebvre died while fighting [for], raising it higher and higher, despite enemy fire! Let us hold his clear, tried and proven position and do as the Archbishop himself did, when many left him for sedevacantism or to get recognition from Modernist Rome, or slip on Liberal compromises that, sadly, OLMC has taken on the question of the New Sacraments or worse, doubtful bishops, peacefully say "Good Bye", wish them well, and forge ahead! That is what we must do.
Endure patiently, "the sufferings of this time are nothing compared to the Glory to come!"...Not to sound "over poetic", but the message is clear, continue Operation Survival!!