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Friday, April 28, 2017

Archbishop Lefebvre Interview in 1975 On The Apostasy In The Church

Archbishop Lefebvre Interview in 1975 On The Apostasy In The Church
This has been LOOSELY translated from the original spanish

Where do we go? What will be the term of all the current changes? It is not so much a question of wars, of atomic or ecological catastrophes, but especially of the revolution outside and within the Church, of the apostasy, in short, that gains entire peoples, once Catholics, and even the Hierarchy of the Church to its top.

Rome seems submerged in a complete blindness, the Roma of always is reduced to the silence, paralyzed by the other Rome, the liberal Rome that occupies it. The sources of divine grace and faith are exhausted, and the veins of the Church channel the deadly poison of naturalism all over her body.
 


It is impossible to understand this deep crisis without taking into account the central fact of this century: the Second Vatican Council. I think that my feeling in relation to him is well known so that I can say, without bluntness, the substance of my thinking: without rejecting the whole of that council (meaning all the texts, he taught to reject the Council as a whole due to heresies), I think it is the greatest disaster of this century and of all the centuries since The foundation of the Church. In this, I do no more than judge him by his fruits, using the criterion that Our Lord has given us (Mat 7:16).

When Card. Ratzinger who shows some good fruits of the Council, does not know what to answer (1) ; And when he asked Card. Garrone how a "good" council had been able to produce such bad fruits, he replied: "It is not the Council, they are the mass media! (2)". [Nothing new under the sun: thirty years later, the liberals and modernists who occupy Rome maintain exactly the same false speech, as it happens with the "great friend" of the SSPX, Mgr Pozzo, who a few days ago said : "The Pope Benedict XVI spoke of a "true council" and a "virtual council", the latter being the fruit of the power of the mass media, the modernist current in theology, in other words, the "conciliar ideology" that has been superimposed To the true "mens" of the council's parents. " ] Here, a little reflection can help common sense: if the post-conciliar epoch is dominated by revolution in the Church, is it not simply because the Council itself gave it entrance? "The Council is 1789 in the Church," Card. Suenens. "The problem of the Council was to assimilate the values ​​of two centuries of liberal culture," said Card. Ratzinger. And he explains: Pius IX with the Syllabus, had definitively rejected the world arising from the Revolution, condemning this proposal: "The Roman Pontiff can and must reconcile and accommodate himself with progress, with liberalism and with modern civilization" (No. 80).

The Council, openly says Joseph Ratzinger, has been a "Contra Syllabus" in effecting this reconciliation of the Church with liberalism, particularly through the Gaudium et Spes, the longest conciliar document. This leaves the impression that the Popes of the nineteenth century could not discern in the Revolution of 1789 the part of Christian truth assimilated by the Church. Such a statement is absolutely dramatic, especially in the mouths of representatives of the Magisterium of the Church! In fact and essentially what was the Revolution of 1789? It was the naturalism and subjectivism of Protestantism, translated into legal norms and taxes to a still Catholic society. Hence the proclamation of the rights of man without God; Hence the exaltation of the subjectivity of each, at the expense of objective truth; Hence, to put all religious beliefs before the law on the same level; From there, in short, the organization of society without God and without Our Lord Jesus Christ. A single word designates this monstrous theory: liberalism. Unfortunately there we truly touch the "mystery of iniquity" (2 Thessalonians 2: 7).

After the Vatican II Revolution, the devil raised in the Church men full of the spirit of pride and novelty, presenting themselves as inspired reformers who, in the hope of reconciling the Church with liberalism, tried to make an adulterous union between the Church and the principles of the Revolution . Now how can we reconcile Our Lord Jesus Christ with a swarm of errors that are so diametrically opposed to His grace, His truth, His divinity, and His universal royalty? We Do not; The Popes were not mistaken when, supported by tradition and assisted by the Holy Spirit, they condemned with great supreme authority and with great continuity the great liberal Catholic betrayal. So how did the liberal sect impose its views on an ecumenical council? How has the unnatural union between the Church and the Revolution been able to give birth to the monster whose ramblings now fill even their most fervent followers with terror?

It is these questions that I try to answer in these talks about liberalism, showing that once it penetrated into the Church, the poison of liberalism leads to apostasy by logical consequence.

From Liberalism to Apostasy; Such is the theme of these chapters. Certainly, living in a time of apostasy has nothing pleasant in it! Let us think, however, that all times and all centuries belong to Our Lord Jesus Christ: "Ipsius sunt tempora et saecula", makes us say the Easter liturgy. This century of apostasy, undoubtedly different from the centuries of faith, belongs to Jesus Christ. On the one hand, the apostasy of the majority reveals the heroic fidelity of the small number; So it was in the days of the prophet Elijah in Israel, when only seven thousand men preserved by God refused to bend their knees to Baal (III Kings 19:18). Let us not therefore bend our knee before the idol of the "cult of man ," "established in the sanctuary and dwelling as if he were God" (2 Thessalonians 2: 4). Let us remain Catholics, worshipers of the one True God, our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Father and the Holy Spirit!

On the other hand, as the history of the Church testifies, every age of crisis prepares an age of faith and, in fidelity to tradition, a true renewal. To all of you, it is your duty to contribute, dear readers, humbly receiving what the Church has transmitted to us until the eve of Vatican II, through the mouths of the Popes, and which I transmit to you. It is this constant teaching of the Church that I have received unreservedly, the one I communicate to you without reserve "quam sine fictione dedici, sine invidia communico" (Wisdom 7:13).
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(1) Joseph Card. Ratzinger, Report on the Faith, Popular BAC, Madrid, 1985, pp. 45-48.

(2) Interview of January 13, 1975.
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