Fr. Girouard Was Right- SSPX Rosary Crusade
On June 24th, I had commented on the Menzingen June 25-28 meeting of the Neo-SSPX Major Superiors. Among other things, I had said that Bishop Fellay was going to order some special prayers, maybe even a fifth Rosary Crusade, in order to prepare the faithful psychologically, so they would accept an eventual “normalization” as a result of these prayers (see part in red font in the forwarded June 24th email below).
Well, it is happening my dear friends! DICI has announced that Bishop Fellay, as of July 2nd, has been ordering a new Rosary Crusade, with a goal of 12 million rosaries. The official intentions are all good and beautiful and can be summarized thus: To obtain the fulfillment of the requests of Fatima, as well as a special protection for the SSPX. (See link: http://www.dici.org/en/news/bishop-fellay-announces-a-new-rosary-crusade/)
I have no problem with these official intentions, and I will certainly make them my own. And I encourage you to pray the Full Rosary everyday. (We will not have tallies. We will have God and the Blessed Mother as our witnesses).
No, the problem I have is not with the intentions nor with the prayers themselves. It is with what will happen AFTER the Crusade.
Indeed, my fear is that, as I said on June 24th, Bishop Fellay will come out with a beautiful parchment signed by the Pope. A parchment that will solemnly recognize the Society as being part of the Official “Catholic” (Modernist) Church. And Bishop Fellay would say: “In the Crusade, we have asked for the protection of the Society. Thanks to the 12 millions Rosaries, the BVM has obtained for us, from the Heart of Her Son, this special protection! Yes the Holy Father has signed this document where he recognizes us and promises to give us his personal protection, so that we will be able to continue “as we are”. This new gift from God and the BVM is truly a new means given us by Divine Providence to better continue our work for the extension of the Social Kingdom of Christ! It is also the reparation of a grave injustice! This is truly a sign that Rome has changed for the better! Our venerable founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, would have accepted this providential gift. Indeed, we can be sure that he has united his prayers to that of the BVM to obtain it from Our Lord, and that he is now rejoicing with her in Heaven! In thanksgiving for this wonderful gift of Providence, let us renew officially the consecration of the Society to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and let us have a Te Deum sung in all our chapels!”
My dear brethren, my fear is not irrational. It is based on Bishop Fellay’s reactions to the 2007 Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum”, and to the 2009 “lifting” of the so-called “excommunications”. Both of these Roman documents were presented by him as gifts from the BVM, following earlier Rosary Crusades.
Time will tell, of course. I am not a prophet.
Meanwhile, let us do the prayers, which are good, and let us beware of the possible misuse of the Crusade, which would be bad. In other words, let us have the rosary in one hand, but let us keep a good sword in the other!
Fr. Girouard (Resistance): Delusion of Re-Entering the Conciliar Church