We won’t become angry with you, debate you, coddle you or criticize you. We won’t respond, react or even flinch. We won’t attempt to talk you into something, or talk you out of anything.
You see, any of the above would a tacit indication that your opinions, musings and philosophies etc. are important to Angelqueen.org, the SSPX and/or Holy Mother Church at large.
God knows – as does anyone who’s been here more than a day – we’ve done our share of rebelling on AQ. We’ve also had a disproportionate say in extremely crucial events affecting our Church and our fellow man. Our opinions, musings and philosophies have been heeded by authors, priests, bishops, politicians, journalists, district superiors, webmasters and undetermined VIPs at the very seat of the faith in Rome. To whatever degree possible, we’ve played our part (however large or small) in history, and if God wills it, and only if He wills it, we’ll do more of the same in the future.
There is a time for everything. We’ve had our time to rebel and speak out. Now, at least for the time being, we will SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET. If I can do it, anyone can. If there’s any part of “sit down and be quiet” that is unclear, you’re welcome to attach great importance to yourself and stand up and be counted – at which point you will become nothing. At least on AQ.
On the old platform, the mods would “ban” users. On this platform, it’s far less dramatic, or at least seems so. We simply choose “no role for this site” from a drop down box. After which you will – without any drama or fanfare whatsoever – become nothing.
On that note, the wiser amongst you can expand a similar nothingness out to the real world. This great “split” that certain minorities fantasize about will become nothing – or nearly nothing. “Nothing to speak of” I suppose is the term. No schools, no seminaries, no chapels, no convents, no real estate, no meaningful financing and no substantial priesthood.
There will be no massive throngs of passionate faithful gathering for ordinations to a soundtrack of Vivaldi’s joyous horn concertos – as was the case when Archbishop Lefebvre made his bold and historic step into what I and many others believe will be his sainthood.
The battlefield is far different than it was in the 1970s.
The Mass is not diminishing it is expanding. Tradition is not being pushed out the door; it’s kicking in the door. The SSPX is not being abused, ridiculed and cast out, as was the case when angelqueen.org began. The society is being honored and welcomed by church authorities and the lay faithful alike. The heretical baby-boomers aren’t occupying every facet of Holy Church, they are, praise God, dying away.
The Mass has been freed, the excomms have been lifted, the theological talks have been undertaken (they will continue in many ways) and the Holy Father is about to give to the SSPX more freedom and authority than the Archbishop himself ever wished for.
Given all of this, God gave you free will. You are free to choose rebellion over service. You can malinger at the very time Holy Church needs you most. You can remain in your foxhole or, FINALLY, emerge from it and engage as true Church Militant. Cede ground or take it. Allow fear and distrust to rule your mind or let hope and faith fill your heart. You can come home, or remain in the wilderness.
Bishops, priests and faithful, you’ve fought the good fight; as good a fight as nearly anyone at any time in history. You can claim your prize now, and quite possibly in the next life, or you can choose nothing, now and quite possibly in the next life.
Pull out all the stops. Revert to your catechism, scripture, wisdom, prayer, Solomon’s Proverbs whatever it takes. Please choose wisely. You’re needed now more than ever.