We’ve all heard the charges – you’re disobedient, schismatic, your priests don’t have canonical jurisdiction, their sacraments aren’t valid, etc, etc, ad nauseam. At a time when the Occupant of the Chair of Peter sees fit to issue an encylical on “climate change” while babies are being slaughtered both in and out of the womb and their fetal tissue being sold for profit with the complicity of so-called catholic politicians, we are told that we, traditionalists, are the ones that are out of step and the cause of disunity in the Church. We, who attempt to hold fast to traditions handed down by the apostles as commanded by St Paul in his second epistle to the Thessalonians, we’re the problem and if we’d only “get with the program (i.e., post Vatican II magisterium)” things would be fine.
The foregoing would be bad enough but even worse is the prospect that we may lose our souls in the confusion that reigns in the magisterium of the Church these days. I recall the words of Christ Himself who said: “And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28. And, I recall the words of Bishop Tissier de Mallerais who said, and I’m paraphrasing, there is such a thing as “spiritual death” which is, of course, death of the soul and the doctrine of “ecclesia supplet” or, the Church provides in a necessity, is designed to prevent such a calamity.
Now we have just heard of a situation wherein a penitent was told by a priest that he could not absolve him because he, the penitent, had not registered with a parish that had been setup by the local bishop in conjunction with the FSSP. Now, I will not explore the complexities of the issue involving the motives of the penitent and the jurisdiction of the priest at this time but I will say that this appears to be almost a “divide and conquer tactic” by the modernist establishment to “bring those recalitrant traditionalists in line.” We all know that the Church supplies faculties and jurisdiction to even a suspended priest in case of physical death but what about “spiritual death” or the loss of one’s soul? Is that not the overriding issue in this case? For what it’s worth, I believe it is.