To Boycott Year of Mercy is to Lose Sensus Ecclesiae?
Written by Michael Matt | Editor
In December of 2015, Father Celatus—a diocesan priest—penned an article for The Remnant in which he promised to boycott the Year of Mercy. At the time, Father wrote: “The Last Word is boycotting the Year of Mercy, much as we have boycotted the Luminous Mysteries and other V2 novelties. I urge all pastors and the faithful as well to be very wary of this Jubilee Year Trojan Horse.
“If Francis of Rome wants a Year of Mercy then he should act in obedience to the Blessed Mother and consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That single act would usher in an entire era of divine mercy and peace for the Church and world. But short of that long overdue act of consecration we should not expect mercy but rather an ever intensifying application of divine wrath upon the V2 church and world. Regrettably, there is little hope for divine clemency under the pontificate of Francis, who continually proves to be an unprecedented chastisement and scourge upon the Church and world.” READ FATHER’S ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Lately, traditional Catholics are being told that to boycott the Year of Mercy would indicate a schismatic mentality of sorts. Father Franz Schmidberger of the SSPX, for example, noted in a recent letter that “the criticism here and there against any participation in the Holy Year…[is] cause for concern…[that] indicates a creeping loss of the sensus Ecclesiae.”
We here at The Remnant have a confession to make: We’re less than inclined to play along with the bizarre agenda of the most dangerous pope in history, who is at this moment and according to many serious Catholics—including the top philosopher in Germany (highly regarded by Pope Benedict XVI)—threatening to divide the Church by causing an actual schism. Does this mean that we too have a “creeping loss of the sensus Ecclesiae?”
What do you think: Should we all be enthusiastically celebrating Pope Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy?