Loyal Opposition is defined in Merriam-Webster as “a minority party especially in a legislative body whose opposition to the party in power is constructive, responsible, and bounded by loyalty to fundamental interests and principles.” Of course, this definition refers to politics but IMO it could also apply to the situation facing Traditional Roman Catholics in the Church today.

But the question really is: Where is the loyal opposition in the Church today? So many of our church leaders seem bound not to Tradition and the perennial magisterium (that which was the rule before Vatican II) but to the modernistic principles that evolved from Vatican II. It seems that here and there we have prelates that seem bound by Tradition but are afraid to speak out clearly on the issues because of loyalty to the person in the Chair of Peter. Even more important, these prelates are afraid of implementing the pre-Vatican II traditions because of the fact that they may be classified as “outside the Church” or even subject to “excommunication” or “not in full communion.”

The purpose of this post is to encourage our bishops and cardinals to throw off the yokes of Modernism and return to the pre-Vatican II rules in liturgy, practice and belief, knowing full well that if they do so, they will be chastised and persecuted by the Modernists in power. But, remember what Our Lord said: “John 15:20 Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also”… and “Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: [12] Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven.”

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