Post by Admin on Jun 26, 2020 12:49:54 GMT
Letter of support from Bishop Thomas Aquinas to Archbishop Viganó
It is from Brazil that I am writing to congratulate you on your writing of June 9. Your lucidity and courage have edified and comforted us a lot.
I was ordained by H.E. Mgr. Marcel Lefebvre in 1980 and consecrated bishop by H.E. Bishop Richard Williamson in 2016. I live in Brazil, at the Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross (Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, in Portuguese) of which I am the superior. Here we have always followed the directions of Mgr. Lefebvre, who has always fought both modernism and sedevacantism.
We appreciated your clarity in denouncing the "Parallel Church" that a cardinal named "Conciliar Church". Although this reality is very difficult to define, we are faced with two distinct realities, with distinct ends, distinct doctrines, distinct morals, distinct liturgies, etc., despite the fact that only one Pope is at the head of the two churches, which protects one (the modernist) and persecutes the other (the catholic).
In a conference, Mgr. Lefebvre said, setting out the questions he would do if he were invited to Rome:
"Which Church are you? What Church are we dealing with - I would like to know - if I am dealing with the Catholic Church, or if I am dealing with another Church, a Counter-Church, a counterfeit of the Church? … Now, I sincerely believe that we are dealing with a forgery of the Church and not with the Catholic Church. Why? Because they no longer teach the Catholic faith. They no longer defend the Catholic faith. Not only do they no longer teach the Catholic faith and no longer defend the Catholic faith, but they teach something else, they lead the Church into something other than the Catholic Church. It is no longer the Catholic Church. They sit on the seat of their predecessors, all these cardinals who are in the congregations and all these secretaries who are in these congregations or at the secretary of state; they sit well where their predecessors were, but they do not continue their predecessors. They no longer have the same faith, the same doctrine, or the same morals as their predecessors. So it's no longer possible. And mainly, their big mistake is ecumenism. They teach an ecumenism that is contrary to the Catholic faith. They teach an ecumenism that is contrary to the Catholic faith. They teach an ecumenism that is contrary to the Catholic faith" (Conference to seminarians, June 8, 1978).
Bishop de Castro Mayer was no less explicit:
This quote from Bishop de Castro Mayer has been translated from Portuguese.
"We would say that the best way to abandon the Church of Christ, the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church, is to accept without reservation what was taught and proposed by Vatican Council II. It is the Anti-Church. "(Heri and Hodie Journal nº33 - September 1986).
Before closing, I assure you again of my support, my prayers and the prayers of all the monks of our monastery as well as those of the faithful who are with us and of Brazilian seminarians of Tradition.
Wishing you the courage that only God can give, I assure you, Excellency, of my entire devotion.
In the Sacred Heart and in the Immaculate Heart,
+ Tomás de Aquino, OSB