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Archbishop Viganò's Response to the Dubia of Traditionis Custodes: resistance and disobedience

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano | The Daily Knight


Vos estis qui justificatis vos coram hominibus: Deus autem novit corda vestra: quia quod hominibus altum est, abominatio est ante Deum. ~Lk. 16, 15

Reading the Responsa ad Dubia recently published by the Congregation for Divine Worship, one wonders to what lower levels could the Roman Curia have descended, by having to please Bergoglio with so much servility, in a cruel and ruthless war against the part more docile and faithful. of the Church . Never, in the last decades of extremely serious crisis in the Church, has the ecclesiastical authority been so determined and severe: it has not done so with the heretical theologians that infest the universities and pontifical seminaries; He did not do it with fornicating clergymen and prelates; He did not do so in exemplary punishment for the scandals of bishops and cardinals. But against the faithful, priests and religious who only ask to be able to celebrate the Tridentine Mass, there is no mercy, there is no mercy, no inclusivity. All brothers?

Never before under this "pontificate" has the abuse of power by the authorities been perceptible, not even when two thousand years of lex orandi were slain by Paul VI on the altar of Vatican II, imposing on the Church a rite as equivocal as this. That imposition, which was accompanied by the prohibition of celebrating in the ancient rite and the persecution of dissidents, had at least the alibi of the illusion that a change might have revived the fortunes of Catholicism in the face of an increasingly secularized world.


Today, after fifty years of great disasters and fourteen years of Summorum Pontificum, that labile justification not only ceases to be valid, but the evidence of the facts disavows it in its inconsistency. Everything that the Council brought has been detrimental, it has emptied churches, seminaries and convents, it has destroyed ecclesiastical and religious vocations, it has dried up all spiritual, cultural and civil impulse of Catholics, it has humiliated the Church of Christ, which made it pathetic in her clumsy attempt to please the world. And vice versa.

What lesson should have been drawn from this "experience of Tradition" invoked at that time also by Bishop Marcel Lefebvre?? The most obvious and at the same time simplest: what God has given the Church is destined for success, and what man adds to it collapses miserably. A soul not blinded by ideological fury would have admitted the mistake made, trying to repair the damage and rebuild what had meanwhile been destroyed, to restore what had been abandoned. But this requires humility, a supernatural gaze, and a trust in God's provident intervention. This also requires the awareness on the part of the Pastors that they are administrators of the Lord's goods, and not teachers: neither do they have the right to alienate their goods, nor to hide or substitute them with their own inventions; sine glossa, and with the constant thought of having to answer before God for each sheep and each lamb in his flock. The Apostle warns.

The Responsa in Dubia are consistent with the Traditionis custodes, and make clear the subversive character of this "pontificate", in which the supreme power of the Church is usurped to obtain an end diametrically opposed to that which Our Lord has established as the authority of the Sacred Pastor and his vicar on earth. An unruly and rebellious power who instituted and legitimized it, a power that believes itself fide solutus, so to speak, according to an inherently revolutionary and, therefore, heretical principle. Let us not forget: the Revolution claims for itself a power that is justified by the mere fact of being revolutionary, subversive, conspiratorial and antithetical to the legitimate power that it intends to overthrow; and that it barely reaches institutional roles, it is exercised with tyrannical authoritarianism, precisely because it is not ratified by either God or the people.

Let me draw a parallel between two seemingly disconnected situations. As in the presence of the pandemic, effective treatments are denied, with the imposition of a useless "vaccine", even harmful and even lethal; In this way, the faithful are guiltily denied the Holy Tridentine Mass, true medicine of the soul in a moment of grave moral pestilence, replacing it with the Novus Ordo. Doctors do not fulfill their duty, even in the presence of therapies, and impose an experimental serum on both the sick and the healthy, and insist on administering it despite the evidence of total ineffectiveness and adverse effects. In the same way, the priests, doctors of the soul, betray their mandate, even in the presence of an infallible drug proven for more than two thousand years, and they do everything possible to prevent those who have experienced its efficacy from using it to cure themselves of sin. In the first case, the body's immune defenses are weakened or canceled to create patients with chronic diseases at the mercy of pharmaceutical companies; in the second case the immune defenses of the soul are compromised by a worldly mentality and by the annulment of the supernatural and transcendent dimension, to leave the souls defenseless against the attacks of the devil. And this is valid as a response to those who want to face the religious crisis without considering the social and political crisis in parallel, because it is precisely this duplicity of attack that makes it so terrible and that reveals its only criminal mind.

I do not want to go into the merits of the delusions of the Responsa: it is enough to know the ratio legis to reject the Traditionis custodes as an ideological and tendentious document, drawn up by vindictive and intolerant people, full of ambitions and serious canonical errors. , with the intention of prohibiting a rite canonized for two thousand years of saints and popes and impose a spurious one, copied by the Lutherans and patched up by the modernists, which in fifty years has caused a great disaster to the ecclesial body and that, precisely because of its devastatingly effective, you must not know a derogation. There is not only guilt: there is also malice and the double betrayal of the divine Lawgiver and the faithful.

Bishops, priests, religious and laity are forced once again to choose a field: either with the Catholic Church and its two thousand-year-old and immutable doctrine, or with the Conciliar and Bergoglian Church, with its errors and its secularized rites. And this happens in a paradoxical situation in which the Catholic Church and its falsification coincide in the same Hierarchy, which the faithful feel they must obey as an expression of God's authority and at the same time they must disobey as traitors and rebels.

Of course, it is not easy to disobey the tyrant: his reactions are ruthless and cruel; But far worse persecutions were those that Catholics had to suffer throughout the centuries that were faced with Arianism, Iconoclasm, Lutheran heresy, Anglican Schism, Cromwell's Puritanism, the Masonic secularism of France and Mexico, the Soviet communism, Spain, Cambodia, China. .. How many bishops and priests martyred, imprisoned, exiled. How many religious massacred, how many churches desecrated, how many altars destroyed. And all this why?


Because the Holy Ministers did not want to renounce the most precious treasure that Our Lord has given us: the Holy Mass. The Mass that taught the Apostles to celebrate, which the Apostles transmitted to their Successors, To think that this Holy Mass, for which the missionaries sent to Protestant lands or the priests who were prisoners of the gulags risked their lives, is now prohibited by the Holy See is a cause of pain and scandal, as well as an offense to the martyrs who have Mass They have defended until their last breath. But these things can only be understood by those who believe, those who love, those who hope. Only those who live for God.

Those who limit themselves to expressing reservations or criticisms of the Traditionis custodes and the Responsa fall into the trap of the adversary, because they recognize the legitimacy of an illegitimate and invalid law, desired and promulgated to humiliate the Church and its faithful , despite the " traditionalists "who dare nothing less than to oppose heterodox doctrines condemned until Vatican II, which it endorsed and today become the key to the Bergoglian pontificate." Traditionis custodes and Responsa should simply be ignored and returned to the sender. They must be ignored because there is a clear desire to punish the Catholics who have remained faithful, to disperse them, to make them disappear.

I am dismayed by the servility of so many cardinals and bishops who, to please Bergoglio, trample on the rights of God and of the souls that have been entrusted to them and who take credit for expressing their aversion to the "pre-conciliar" liturgy, considering themselves worthy. of public praise and approval from the Vatican. The words of the Lord are addressed to them: "You believe yourselves righteous before men, but God knows your hearts: what is exalted among men is abominable before God" (Lk 16:15).

The coherent and courageous response to a tyrannical gesture by ecclesiastical authority must be resistance and disobedience to an inadmissible order. Resigning yourself to accept this umpteenth oppression means adding one more precedent to the long series of abuses tolerated so far, and with servile obedience taking responsibility for maintaining power as an end in itself.

It is necessary that the Bishops, Successors of the Apostles, exercise their own sacred authority, in obedience and fidelity to the Head of the Mystical Body, to put an end to this ecclesiastical blow that took place before our eyes. This is required by the honor of the Papacy, today exposed to the discredit and humiliation of those who occupy the Throne of Peter. The good of souls demands it, whose salvation is the supreme lex of the Church. The glory of God requires it, in respect of which no compromise is tolerable.

Polish Archbishop Jan Paweł Lenga said that it is time for a Catholic counterrevolution if we do not want the Church to sink under the heresies and vices of mercenaries and traitors. The promise of the Non prævalebunt does not exclude in the least, rather it asks and demands firm and courageous action not only on the part of bishops and priests, but also of the laity, who as never before are treated as subjects, despite the fatuous appeals to active participation in his role in the Church. Take note: clericalism has reached its peak under the "pontificate" of those who hypocritically do nothing but stigmatize it.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop December 27, 2021

Please note this is not an official English translation, but translated from Chiesa et Postconcilio and taken from this website: https://santaiglesiamilitantebis.blogspot.com) The bold highlights in the text above are also from the Santa Inglesia Militant website.

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