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viernes, 14 de diciembre de 2018

Old Rite Priest Claims that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Was Sedevacantist


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The Catholic Register, owned by the Archdiocese of Toronto, published on November 30 an article about the Old Rite Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. The piece carries the contradictory heading: "Traditional Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter stresses unity with Pope Francis".

The article quotes the Fraternity's Superior General, Father Andrzej Komorowski, saying that “There is no possibility to get to Heaven without being united to the Pope”. There is very little likelihood that Pope Francis would agree with this statement.

The article goes on quoting from a lecture Father Joseph Bisig, the Fraternity’s first superior general who was removed by the Vatican in 2000, gave in Ottawa on November 24. Bisig stressed that "we believe in the visibility of authority" and “we are not Protestants”. A hypothetical question: What would happen if an authority, blindly followed by those who do not want to be Protestants, leads them into Protestantism?

Bisig even claimed that Archbishop Lefebvre entertained sedevacantism saying that Paul VI was not the real pope, and thus the Chair of Peter was vacant. According to Bisig, Lefebvre kept this opinion largely out of the public realm – quote – "because most priests in the SSPX would have been scandalized."

Bisig left the SSPX in 1988 when Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated four bishops against the will of John Paul II. Quote, “We did not want to leave the SSPX,” Bisig said. “We were forced to do so. Our superior became schismatic. We felt like orphans abandoned by our father.” However, Bisig himself was ordained a priest by Archbishop Lefebvre against the will of John Paul II in a time when Lefebvre was already suspended. The question is whether this, according to Bisig’s interpretation, was also a schismatic act.

Now, Bisig says about himself that "I pray very much for my old, good friends (in the SSPX) to join the Church” and to “come in without any conditions,” but to “accept the authority of the living magisterium.” "Living magisterium" is a term used by modernists in order to pretend that the magisterium may invent new doctrines or contradict old ones.