Catholic Candle note: The article below examines a modernist heresy. Heresy is an error about the Faith (in contrast to errors on some other subject, such as geometry). Here is how St. Thomas Aquinas explains this truth:
We are speaking of heresy now as denoting a corruption of the Christian Faith. Now it does not imply a corruption of the Christian faith, if a man has a false opinion in matters that are not of faith, for instance, in questions of geometry and so forth, which cannot belong to the faith by any means; but only when a person has a false opinion about things belonging to the faith.
Now a thing may be of the faith in two ways, as stated above, in one way, directly and principally, e.g. the articles of faith; in another way, indirectly and secondarily, e.g. those matters, the denial of which leads to the corruption of some article of faith; and there may be heresy in either way, even as there can be faith.
Summa, IIa IIae, Q.11, a.2, respondeo (emphasis added).
The Catholic religion is the only true religion. All other religions and all heresies, regardless of how they may conflict with one another, are the devils’ tools to lead people away from the Catholic truth.
For example, the devil uses modernists (such as Henri de Lubac) to promote the heresy of universal salvation (i.e., “everybody goes to heaven”) by teaching that God gives grace to everyone.
The devil and the conciliar church also promote the heresy of universal salvation by denying original sin and its effects.
Experience and common sense show us that man, because he has a fallen nature, is naturally inclined more to evil rather than to good. Though baptism remits original sin from one’s soul, it does not wipe away original sin’s effects: ignorance, malice, weakness and concupiscence.
St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church, teaches that infants are born with this concupiscence (and this wound is not taken away with baptism). Here are his words:
Concupiscence, therefore, as the law of sin which remains in the members of this body of death, is born with infants.
Wise parents know that only a sound Catholic upbringing can correct their children’s natural selfishness and make them good, generous, and loving.
Strangely, the “new” SSPX says that children are “naturally” good and loving. Here are its words:
Doing good and loving are acts that come naturally to children.
Original sin twists children from their earliest years. Children who act virtuously do so because of good upbringing.
Further, children learn to do good to obtain the praise they want for themselves, from their parents. Good parents use praise and other rewards, as part of training their children to be generous and good. Nonetheless, children, with their fallen nature, “naturally” are selfish and need to be taught generosity.
Let us not be fooled by the “new” SSPX! Raising children well is hard work because children have a fallen nature (like us) and they are naturally inclined to selfishness and sin.
By failing to appreciate how the wounds of original sin affect children, the N-SSPX shows itself unfit to run schools and direct the souls of parents and children.