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New and Old Mass Compared
The Controversy over the publication of the New Mass
Open Letter to Confused Catholics
Who was Archbishop Lefebvre?
Was the Traditional Latin Mass ever legally suppressed?
Traditional Catholic Prayers
The Rosary in English and Latin
The Holy Infant of Prague
A Guided Tour of the Traditional Latin Mass
Profession Of Catholic Faith For Converts
Words of encouragement from St. Athanasius
True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
SSPX Mass times and venues in the U.K.
Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre
Stations of the Cross
Reclaim your heritage
The Catechism of the Council of Trent
The Baltimore Catechism
Catechism of St Pius X
A Tribute to Archbishop Lefebvre
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Latin and English
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
How to contact a priest of the Society
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The definitive biography of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Church Conservation News
The Catholic Worker Movement: A Critical Analysis
Why Christian women should not wear trousers
Is Distributism Catholic?
Vaticangate: Justice denied to Archbishop Lefebvre
The New Laity and the Anti-clerical Factor
Excommunications withdrawn by the Vatican
Garcia Moreno Catholic Statesman and Martyr
Bishop Fellay on the Beatification of Pope John Paul II
A Fake War against Materialism
Traditional Catholic Hymns in Latin with English Translation
St Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on St Matthew's Gospel
Analysis of the Open Letter to Bishop Fellay
QUOTES SHOWING THE AUTHORITY OF TRADITION
|“The best advice that I can give you is this. Church traditions – especially when they do not run counter to the Faith – are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down.”
St Jerome, Letters, 71, 6. (4th Century)
|“It is absurd and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed, which we have received from the fathers of old.”
St Thomas Aquinas
|“Furthermore, by these presents and by virtue of Our Apostolic authority We give and grant in perpetuity that for the singing or reading of Mass in any church whatsoever this Missal may be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgement or censure, and may be freely and lawfully used.”
Pope St Pius V, Quo Primum, 1570
|"The truth cannot be hidden, our flag must be flown. It is only through loyalty and openness that we can do a little good, attacked as we are by our enemies, but also respectd by them, such that little by little, gaining their admiration we secure also their return to good".
Pope Saint Pius X (1903 - 1914)
canonised by Pope Pius XII
(October 22nd 1912)
|"Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See-----they destroy instead of strengthening its foundations."-----Melchior Cano, Theologian from the Council of Trent
|Pope Saint Pius X wrote in his Encyclical Against Modernism:
"But for Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of Nicea, where it condemns those 'who dare, after the impious fashion of heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties of some kind . . . or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church'. . . . Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX, ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following declaration: 'I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the Church'.
Pope St Pius X (Pascendi)
|"If anyone rejects any written or unwritten tradition of the Church, let him be anathema."
Second Council of Nicea
|"They knew only too well the intimate bond which unites faith with worship, 'the law of belief with the law of prayer,' and so, under the pretext of restoring it to its primitive form, they corrupted the order of the liturgy in many respects to adapt it to the errors of the Innovators."
Pope Leo XIII, Apostolicae Curae, 13 Sept. 1896
|"Teach nothing new, but implant in the hearts of everyone those things which the fathers of venerable memory taught with a uniform preaching ... Whence, we preach nothing except what we have received from our forefathers. In all things, therefore, both in the rule of faith in the observance of discipline, let the pattern of antiquity be observed." --Pope St. Leo the Great, Father and Doctor of the Church
|"'One faith,' St. Paul writes (Eph. 4:5). Hold most firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church ... We must hold this for certain, namely: that the faith of the people at the present day is one with the faith of the people in past centuries. Were this not true, then we would be in a different church than they were in and, literally, the Church would not be One." --St. Thomas Aquinas
|"I accept with sincere belief the doctrine of faith as handed down to us from the Apostles by the orthodox Fathers, always in the same sense and with the same interpretation." --Pope St. Pius X
|"The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but men of tradition." --Pope St. Pius X
|"The Church of Christ, zealous and cautious guardian of the dogmas deposited with it, never changes any phrase of them. It does not diminish them or add to them; it neither trims what seems necessary now grafts things superfluous . . . but it devotes all its diligence to one aim: To treat tradition faithfully and wisely; to consolidate and to strengthen what already was clear; and to guard what already was confirmed and defined." --St. Vincent de Lerins: Commonitoria (5th Century
|"The true Church is also to be known from Her origin, which She derives under the law of grace from the Apostles; for Her doctrines are neither novel nor of recent origin, but were delivered of old by the Apostles and disseminated throughout the world." --Catechism of the Council of Trent (16th Century)
|"For the Holy Ghost was not promised to the successors of Peter, that by His revelation they might make known new doctrine, but that by His assistance they might inviolably keep and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith delivered through the Ages." --First Vatican Council (1869-1870)
|"I vow ... to change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof I have found before me guarded by my God-pleasing predecessors, to encroach, to alter, or to permit any innovation therein." --Coronation Oath of the Pope
|"Therefore, heresy is from the Greek word meaning 'choice' . . . . But we are not permitted to believe whatever we choose, nor to choose whatever someone else has believed. We have the Apostles of God as authorities, who did not . . . choose what they would believe but faithfully transmitted the teachings of Christ. So, even if an angel from heaven should preach otherwise, he shall be called anathema. --St. Isidore, extraordinary Doctor of the Church and last of the great Latin Fathers: Etymologies (7th Century)
|"The day the Church abandons Her universal tongue will be the day before She returns to the Catacombs." --Pope Pius XII (a few days before his death)
|"You are fortunate, you have remained in the Church through your faith. You held fast to the foundations of the faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. . . .In the present crisis, it is they who have broken away from it." --St. Athanasius, champion of Christ's Divinity, Doctor of Orthodoxy, Doctor of the Church, died 373 A. D.
|"No one, my beloved brethren, will ever prevail against your Faith. And we are confident that God will one day return our Churches to us." --St. Athanasius
|"What then shall the Catholic do if some portion of the Church detaches itself from communion of the universal Faith? What other choice can he make -- and if some new contagion attempts to poison, no longer a small part of the Church, but the whole Church at once, then his great concern will be to attach himself to antiquity (Tradition) which can no longer be led astray by any lying novelty." --St. Vincent de Lerins
|"Is it permitted for Catholics to be present at, or to take part in, conventions, gatherings, meetings, or societies of non-Catholics which aim to associate together under a single agreement everyone who, in any way, lays claim to the name of Christian? In the negative! ... It is clear, therefore, why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics. There is one way in which the unity of Christians may be fostered, and that is by furthering the return to the one true Church of Christ for those who are separated from Her." --Pope Pius XI
|A day will come when the civilised world will deny its God, when the
Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God, that His Son is merely a symbol, a philosophy held by so many others, and in the churches Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Magdalen weeping before the empty tomb, "Where have they taken Him?" --
Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, later Pope Pius XII (1939-1958), apud Msgr. Roche and P. Saint Germain, Pie XII devant l'histoire, pp. 52-53
|«... “Divine Providence often permits even good men to be chased out of the Christian communion through the unruly activities of carnal men. If they bear this undeserved affront with great patience for the peace of the Church, if they do not foment any new heresy or schism, they teach the world with what true attachment and with what sincere love God must be served. Their desire is to re-enter the Church when the trouble has passed. If they are forbidden to do so, if the storm lasts, or if their return were to arouse a similar or even more violent storm, they continue to wish well even to those through whose machinations and intrigues they have been chased out. Without ever forming separate conventicles, they defend to the death and they confirm with their testimony the faith they know to be preached by the Catholic Church. Then the Father crowns them in secret, He who sees them in secret. Such men are rare, yet examples are not wanting: and they are even more numerous than might be thought.» (Saint Augustine, Liber de vera religione, 11)
|"Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith."
–St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597)
|WE ARE WHAT YOU ONCE WERE.
WE BELIEVE WHAT YOU ONCE BELIEVED
WE WORSHIP AS YOU ONCE WORSHIPED
IF YOU WERE RIGHT THEN WE ARE RIGHT NOW
IF WE ARE WRONG NOW YOU WERE WRONG THEN.
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