Official Statement of the Knights Republic on the Subjugation of the TLM & Summorum Pontificum
Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the wicked spirits, who roam though the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Modernism, "the synthesis of all heresies" (Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis), ought to be combatted with and defeated by the Tridentine Mass, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass. Our Order, the Sacred Military Order of Knights of the Republic and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus, practices exclusivity to the Tridentine Mass as a temporal and supernatural medium to offer the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Sanctifying Graces that flow from the Most Holy Eucharist, for the destruction of modernism. (Constitutional Charter and Code, I-II). In opposition with Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which declared; "It is therefore permitted to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal, which was promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as a extraordinary form of the Church's Liturgy. [...] For such a celebration with either Missal, the priest needs no permission from the Apostolic See or from his own Ordinary." Pope Francis, on Friday, July 16th, issued a requirement for bishops to approve the celebration of the Tridentine Mass in their dioceses or archdioceses. Furthermore, bishops are obligated to ascertain traditional Catholic groups' and parishes', who petition to have the Latin Mass, opinions of and loyalty to the Second Vatican Council. Such groups and parishes that are granted permission are no longer permitted to celebrate the Tridentine Mass at their chapel, and local bishops will determine an alternate location for their Masses, external to consecrated grounds. In a greater attempt to drown and hide the Tridentine Mass, bishops are unauthorized to approve the formation of new Latin Mass organizations in their diocese; and newly ordained priests, with interest in the celebrating the Tridentine Mass, must receive direct approval from the Vatican. Such reckless attempts to 'cancel' ancient Catholic culture and liturgy (as the Holy Mass of the Ages, the Mass of Pope St. Gregory the Great, Pope St. Pius V, Pope St. Pius X, and countless other saints from St. John Mary Vianney to St. Padre Pio) is in common with Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution and Mao's Cultural Revolution. Instead of mass murder, the Spirit of Vatican II has committed genocide on billions of souls, robbing them of proper Catholic formation, a supernatural and reverent life grounded in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and sanctifying grace from the unblemished and frequent administration of the Sacraments. Many souls have been led to eternal damnation by modernist clergy; for St. John Chrysostom said that the road to hell is paved by the bones of bad bishops. Modernist clergy, who are filled with naturalists and materialists, have grown overly concerned with the emptying of their pews and the rapid growth experienced by parishes that celebrate the Tridentine Mass. In a recent publication by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, His excellency wrote, "there is no doubt that the liberalization of the Tridentine Mass has done much good, nourishing the spirituality of millions of people and bringing many souls closer to the Faith who, in the sterility of the reformed rite [Novus Ordo], have not found any incentive either for conversion or even less for spiritual growth." Many parishes, in the past two to four years, have enjoyed exponential growth by turning to reverent and authentic Catholicism. Chapels are filled wall to wall with new families, cry-rooms are packed with toddlers and babies, schools are being established, new churches being renovated and built, and hundreds of humble young men are discerning a life of service and sacrifice in the priesthood. The Tridentine Mass is, as it always has, working for the salvation of souls. Pope Francis, in a letter to bishops, claimed that Summorum Pontificum was "exploited to widen the gaps [in the Church], reinforce the divergences, and encourage disagreements that injure the Church, block her path, and expose her to the peril of division." His Holiness expressed that he was "saddened" that the Latin Mass "is often characterized by a rejection not only of the liturgical reform, but of the Vatican Council II itself, claiming, with unfounded and unsustained assertations, that it betrayed the Tradition and the 'true Church.' In retrospect, His Holiness and the bishops of the Church should be "saddened" by the Eucharistic abuses committed universally with communion in the hand, the lack of reverence during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the decrease of supernatural faith and belief in the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, the near non-existence of priestly and religious vocations, the deterioration of the family and Catholic educational formation for children, the lack of adherence and practice of Catholic moral and social teachings, and the increasing corruption of modern socialist and homosexual clergy in the Church. When the bishops of the USCCB argue between the 'Murder of the Unborn' and "Immigration and Climate Change," as to which issue is more important to address, the proclaimed "sadness" of modernist bishops is diluted to minimal value. To be clear, both Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul XI decreed that the Second Vatican Council, including the Council documents, was pastoral, not dogmatic, in nature, which "allowed modernist Council Fathers to apply theology to the 'needs of the modern world.' (Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Open Letter to Confused Catholics, 106.) Archbishop Vigano continues: "in this case [the Council not being dogmatic and Ex cathedra], the excuses given to legitimize liturgical reform, ecumenism, and the parliamentarization of the authority of the Sacred Pastors were not found on good faith but on deceit and lies, in such a way so as to make us believe that we were renouncing things that were unquestionably good - the Apostolic Mass, the uniqueness of the Church as the means to salvation, the immutability of the Magisterium and the Authority of the Hierarchy - for the sake of a 'higher good.'" "The true intent of the Council manifested itself in all its disruptive subversive value: churches were emptied, seminaries deserted, convents abandoned, authority discredited and perverted into tyranny for the sake of the wicked Pastors or rendered ineffective for the good ones," the good Archbishop asserts. In fact, the objected of the Council was to, in accordance with the insistence of Pope John XXIII, promote pastoral renewal, Christian unity (ecumenism with non-Catholic and non-Christian sects), and "the principle of aggiornamento (that the Church should develop and charge with society and history)." (the Pontiff in Winter, John Cornwell, 40.) Such modernist error and sympathy enabled bad actors and naturalists to high-jack the Council documents. Karl Rahner (SJ) heretically inserted in the Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, Lumen gentium, that the Mystical Body of Christ "subsists in the Catholic Church," but people of good "conscience" and "good will" who remain outside of the faith could be included in the Mystical Body. (Lumen gentium, 8.) Cardinal Bea (SJ), the chief proponent of ecumenism at the Council, assisted with the ideas of Dignitatis humanae, the Council's Declaration on Religious Freedom, that violated moral theology, permitted the heretical belief in and worship of other deities other than the Triune God of the Holy Trinity, and the promotion of Freedom of Religion that was condemned along with freemasonry by Popes Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius X, and Pius XI. The heresy of ecumenism, continued by the work of Cardinal Bea, was further extended to pagans, such as Hindus and Buddhists, who "contemplate the divine mystery" and Muslims who "adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who spoke to men; they take pains to submit whole heartedly to His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God." (Second Vatican Council, Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate, 1-3.) Such heretical ecumenism would later lead to Holy Mother Church being lowered in concert with pagans and heretics in Assisi, the unthinkable act of a Pope kissing the Koran, the signing of the Dubai documents, and the worship of a pagan idol in Rome, on two separate occasions. Perhaps the most concerning malicious attack on Catholicism, one that both permits the refutation of the Council and the Novus Ordo Missae, is the desire to strip the liturgy of all Catholic identity that are hinderances to ecumenism with protestants. It was the intention of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, secretary of the Council for the Implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy, and other modernists to fulfill the reforms of the arch heretic Martin Luther in transforming the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass into the protestant Lord's Supper. Consequently, "the rite of the Mass is to be revised in such a way that the intrinsic nature and purpose of its several parts...may be more clearly manifested, and that devout and active participation by the faithful may be more easily achieved...for this purpose the rites are to be simplified, due care being taken to preserve their substance; elements which, with the passage of time, came to be duplicated, or were added with little advantage, are now to be discarded." (Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum concilium, 50.) Unfortunately, "due care being taken to preserve their substance" was not taken and the liturgy was gutted with the same iconoclasm that destroyed our beautiful High Altars and Churches. Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, the chief architect of Pope Paul VI's Novus Ordo Missae and who was later appointed the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, was discovered to be an active freemason in 1975 and was exiled to Iran as a pro-nuncio. (The Brocken Cross: The Hidden Hand in the Vatican, Piers Compton, 61.) In 1976, Annibale Bugnini's name appeared in a published Italian Masonic Registry, along with his freemasonic codename, "Buan." (Infiltration, Dr. Taylor Marshall, 90.) The Novus Ordo Missae, which millions of Catholics blindly attend on a weekly basis, is a freemasonic product no more and no less than the Mormon Church, which was founded by the freemason Joseph Smith. The 'Ordinary Form' of the Holy Mass, while the Consecration of the Holy Eucharist is valid (if the prayers are recited correctly, which some modernist priests criminally do not), the reformed liturgy, lack of reverence, and man-centered celebration surrounding our Blessed Lord on the altar is a perversion at the least. Much of the subtleties of the reformed liturgy were copied from Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer. The Novus Ordo Missae and the heretical ecumenism of the Council are not Catholic. Archbishop Vigano clearly states, that these modernists " who do not come from God are intolerant of everything that even remotely recalls an era in which the Catholic Church was governed by Catholic pastors and not by unfaithful pastors who abuse their authority; an era in which the Faith was preached in its integrity to the nations and not adulterated in order to please the world; an era in which those who hungered and thirsted for Truth were nourished and refreshed by a liturgy that was earthly in form but divine in substance. And if all that until yesterday was holy and good is now condemned and made an object of scorn, then allowing any trace of it to remain is inadmissible and constitutes an intolerable affront. Because the Tridentine Mass touches chords of the soul that the Montinian (Pope Paul VI) rite does not even begin to approach." While many millennials run toward marxism and socialism, both products of freemasonry and liberalism, others are being drawn to the Tridentine Mass and authentic Catholicism. In a world of chaos and disorder, many millennials are seeking truth and order. The Divine Truth and sublime splendor of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ignites the soul's yearning for Faith, grounding one foot in the temporal world, reinforced with morals and virtue (order), and the other foot in the supernatural, orienting the intellect to the Divine and aiding the spirit with the cognitive realization of being numbered among two thousand years of the Faithful in the Church Triumphant, Church Suffering, and Church Militant. Such intellectual orientation and latria, the sacrificial worship of Jesus Christ, invites the believer to order all aspects of life in accordance with the Divine Will. With such infused virtue, through the Sanctifying Graces of the Most Holy Eucharist at the Most Holy Sacrifice at the Altar, the Holy Ghost implants the wisdom to see the workers and gifts of God. It becomes abundantly clear that the Tridentine Mass, and the Catholic life that it orders one to fulfill, is the conception of Christ's most glorious and victorious Sacrifice on the Cross, which has been continued, in space and time, across every altar for the preservation of the Faith and the spiritual feeding of the Faithful. This same story and unification with the Divine Will has been shared by the saints through the ages. On the contrary, the Novus Order Missae is the conception that Satan conceived when "the devil took Him [Christ] up into a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, and said to Him: All these will I give thee, if falling down Thou wilt adore me." (Matthew 4:8). Satan showed Jesus Christ the freemasonic heresy of ecumenism that he planned to deceive the Mystical Body of Christ (His Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church) "falling down" and to "adore" him, in an effort to produce a worldwide religion of the brotherhood of man, "all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them." "Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan! for it is written: The Lord Thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left Him. And behold the Angels came, and ministered to Him." (Matthew 4:9-11). Following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, all Catholics ought to resist the heresy of ecumenism that modernism placed in the Second Vatican Council with the diabolical aim to reduce the Catholicity of the Church and her Sacred Liturgy, divide the Mystical Body of Christ, pacify the Church Militant, replace supernaturalism with naturalism, attack the Sacraments, and diminish the Divine Authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, including the intercession of His Blessed Mother, and His Angels and His Saints. The Princes of the Church, properly colored red for the sacrifices and martyrdoms they are called to make, ought to demand that His Holiness retract such laws against the Tridentine Mass and embrace the Sacred Liturgy. Good bishops ought to protect the Tridentine Mass in their diocese, help it flourish, and prevent the Holy Mass from being stripped from parishes to offsite locations. Holy priests ought to sacrifice themselves, as Christ did on the Cross, for the eternal salvation of souls, continuing to celebrate the Tridentine Mass, even without permission from the local ordinary. The laity has the obligation and duty to see such actions through, giving our Holy priests and bishops the reinforced temporal and spiritual support to fight the Smoke of Satan and the ecumenical and naturalist Spirit of Vatican II. What can you do to defeat modernism? Pray the Holy Rosary daily with the special intention to defeat modernism, 'the synthesis of all heresies.' The Holy Rosary is our spiritual weapon to cast Satan from that mountaintop. Pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede on the behalf of all priests and parishes in their battle for the Tridentine Mass, strengthen traditional priestly societies and fraternities, and increase priestly and religious vocations. Organize processions, host rallies to pray the Holy Rosary, spread the truths of the infiltration of the Church by bad actors, strengthen your parish, convert protestants who are spiritually lost, bring people from the Novus Ordo to the Latin Mass, grow your family and surround your children with Catholic formation, defeat modernism in your home, and fight the holy war against the forces of darkness. Through the laity, as the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen predicted, modernism will be driven from the Church and Christendom restored to her glory. Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: "O Sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence, and contempt, behold us prostrate before Tine altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject. Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation no only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law. We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holy days, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected; for the profanation by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded. Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood! We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thine eternal Father on the cross which Thou dost continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee. O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen." (Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962). In Christ Crucified and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus.