Post by Admin on Jul 10, 2020 16:10:38 GMT
A 'special' spot for Archbishop Viganò has been made here on The Catacombs. This has been done with caution but optimistic caution. The more one reads (and rereads) his words the more similar they appear to Archbishop Lefebvre and the old-SSPX bishops and priests. For example, Archbishop Viganò writes
... let us not forget that the law is at the service of the Truth, and not vice-versa. And the same holds for the Authority that is the minister of that law and custodian of that Truth. On the other hand, when Our Lord faced his Passion, the Synagogue had deserted its proper function as guide of the Chosen People in fidelity to the Covenant, just as part of the Hierarchy has done for sixty years.
The [Second Vatican] Council was used to legitimize the most aberrant doctrinal deviations, the most daring liturgical innovations, and the most unscrupulous abuses, all while Authority remained silent. This Council was so exalted that it was presented as the only legitimate reference for Catholics, clergy, and bishops, obscuring and connoting with a sense of contempt the doctrine that the Church had always authoritatively taught, and prohibiting the perennial liturgy that for millennia had nourished the faith of an uninterrupted line of faithful, martyrs, and saints. Among other things, this Council has proven to be the only one that has caused so many interpretative problems and so many contradictions with respect to the preceding Magisterium, while there is not one other council – from the Council of Jerusalem to Vatican I – that does not harmonize perfectly with the entire Magisterium or that needs so much interpretation.
And yet, our continued caution arises from not yet knowing where this road of condemning Vatican II and the 'parallel' Conciliar Church will lead Archbishop Viganò. It is certainly earned him the ire and persecution of that same Conciliar Church, again, similar to what Archbishop Lefebvre experienced and suffered. Still, we do not yet know: will he be another Bp. Lazo who left the Conciliar Church in 1995 and fully embraced Tradition or will he prove to be like the more Indult-esque minded Bishop Schneider who has clearly and happily(?) remained within the Conciliar environs?
Really, these questions were best summed up the Editor of the Recusant recently:
Let us hope and pray that Mgr. Vigano find the strength to act. He has shown that he can talk the talk, now let him walk the walk.
May Our Lady continue to guide his heart and mind, that he continue to preach the truth about Vatican II and its errors and ultimately to separate himself completely from that Conciliar Church, that Church of the Second Vatican Council, that has been so instrumental in the great loss of Faith we see everywhere around us.