- the true Catholic Church; and
- a false, revolutionary conciliar church.
Our salvation depends upon belonging to the first, and staying out of the second:
- We must belong to the true Catholic Church, because there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. No matter how the Catholic Church’s hierarchy betrays and fights the truth, a faithful Catholic should not fear excommunication because a bad pope is unable to exclude a faithful Catholic from the Catholic Church.
- We must shun the false, revolutionary conciliar church, because it leads souls to hell.
This conciliar church is not merely a liberal way of thinking. It is a human organization (which deceptively uses the name “Catholic”) and has its own:
- false doctrines (e.g., the teachings of Vatican II);
- false and sacrilegious worship (e.g., the new mass);
- places for sacrileges (viz., the conciliar churches stolen from the Catholic Church);
- false priesthood (new concept of priesthood; doubtfully valid ordinations);
- false laws (e.g., the 1983 code of canon law);
- false catechisms (e.g., the conciliar Catechism of the Catholic Church);
- false bibles (e.g., replacing the Douay Rheims Bible);
- new, politically-correct “decalogue” (i.e., new “10 Commandments”);
- new, politically-correct “beatitudes”;
- new rosary (the so-called “luminous mysteries”);
- new (supposed) “saints” and new canonization process (e.g., so-called “Saint” John Paul II);
- new (supposed) “sacraments” with conciliar names and formulae;
- new (supposed) “miracles” and “apparitions”; and
- hierarchy, some of whom also serve in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy (although not all conciliar leaders are in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy; nor is Pope Francis necessarily the conciliar church’s head).
This conciliar church is a different (and false) religion. It uses the power structures of the Catholic Church for its own ends, punishing (including excommunicating) those who resist this false conciliar church. Again, the conciliar church is a human organization, not just a mindset.
The “old” SSPX knew and taught these truths concerning the conciliar church.
Because this conciliar church is a new religion, we must entirely shun it, because Catholics must avoid false religions.
Some conciliar leaders are not in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. A faithful Catholic must avoid them and never follow them.
Other leaders (e.g., Pope Francis) are both conciliar church leaders and in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. Though they more often act as conciliar church leaders, Catholics must obey them when they command something Catholic because Catholics must obey all good or neutral commands of their lawful superiors.
Summary of the above section
We always belong to the Catholic Church by living faithful Catholic lives. Bad superiors are unable to exclude us from the Catholic Church for being faithful Catholics.
The false, conciliar church is a human organization and a new religion sharing some members with the Catholic Church. (Of course, it is an objective mortal sin to belong to the conciliar church.)
Pope Pius XI Condemns Joining—and Even Being Willing to Join—a Religious Association which includes Members of a False Religion
In Mortalium Animos, Pope Pius XI condemned joining, and even being willing to join, a religious association with those who do not have our Traditional Catholic Faith. He declared:
Since charity is based on a complete and sincere faith, the disciples of Christ must be united principally by the bond of one faith. Who then can conceive a Christian Federation, the members of which retain each his own opinions and private judgment, even in matters which concern the object of faith, even though they be repugnant to the opinions of the rest? And in what manner, We ask, can men who follow contrary opinions, belong to one and the same Federation of the faithful?
Mortalium Animos, Pope Pius XI, §9.
Pope Pius XI’s words condemn those groups recognized by the conciliar church, because they have joined a religious association (federation) with modernist Rome. This is one aspect of the manifold wickedness of the indult groups (e.g., Society of St. Peter). To join the false conciliar church is evil like joining the false Lutheran church.
Moreover, Pope Pius XI condemns even the idea of joining with (i.e., being “recognized” by) the modernists of the conciliar church. He rhetorically asks what faithful Catholic can even conceive of this idea? This is exactly the “new” SSPX’s evil desire. The N-SSPX both conceives and desires recognition from the conciliar church.
Seeking “recognition” from the modernists can never make one more Catholic, because anyone faithfully professing and practicing the Catholic faith already belongs to the true Catholic Church. He cannot be made “more Catholic” by being recognized by the modernists of the conciliar church. Similarly, if the conciliar church ostracizes a faithful Catholic because of his fidelity, this does him no harm.
Although conciliar revolutionaries cannot make a Catholic more part of the true Catholic Church, they can make him a member of the false conciliar church. A faithful Catholic must boldly reject even the idea of this “recognition”! He must reject all possibility of joining the conciliar church. As Pope Pius XI teaches, a Catholic betrays Christ by even desiring to join a religious federation with persons who don’t profess the Catholic Faith. Pope Pius XI explains that no faithful Catholic would even conceive of this betrayal!
Recognition (i.e., joining the conciliar church) is evil, just like joining with the Lutherans! The “new” SSPX seeks this evil. Concerning recognition by modernist Rome, Bishop Fellay explained:
We have a sine qua non condition: if this condition is not met, then we will not move. And this condition is for us to be able to remain as we are.
Unlike Bishop Fellay, a faithful Catholic would no more consider joining with the (false) conciliar church than he would consider joining with the (false) Lutheran church which agreed to his condition to be left “as he is”!
For a faithful Catholic, the issue is not whether modernist Rome will grant the “right condition” for recognition. It is evil, regardless of conditions, to join (or desire to join) a religious federation with modernist Rome, which does not profess the Catholic Faith.
Faithful Catholics must reject even the idea of recognition by modernist Rome.
Following Pope Pius XI, faithful Catholics may not even consider joining the conciliar church. The N-SSPX and its followers betray Christ by even considering union.
The “old” SSPX knew and taught that priests already betray Christ by even considering possible recognition by the conciliar church. Faithful priests have a duty to plainly reject this possibility ahead of time. Here is how all SSPX major superiors stated this truth in 1988:
The Catholic faithful have a strict right to know that the priests to whom they have recourse are not in communion with a counterfeit Church which is evolutionary, pentecostalist, syncretist. ... [W]e ask for nothing better than to be declared outside of this impious communion of the ungodly.
The “new” SSPX leaves open the possibility of accepting full recognition by the conciliar church and has already accepted (unnecessary) confession and marriage indults from it. The N-SSPX not only betrays Christ but violates the “strict right ... [of] the Catholic Faithful ... to know that the priests to whom they have recourse are not in communion with a counterfeit Church”—to use the words of the (old) SSPX.
Beginning in 1988, having just survived the trap of the conciliar church proposing to recognize him, Archbishop Lefebvre refused to even discuss making a practical deal with Rome until Rome converted. He declared that:
[I]f I live a little while, supposing that Rome calls for a renewed dialogue, then, I will put conditions. I shall not accept being in the position where I was put during the dialogue. No more.
I will place the discussion at the doctrinal level: “Do you agree with the great encyclicals of all the popes who preceded you? Do you agree with Quanta Cura of Pius IX, Immortale Dei and Libertas of Leo XIII, Pascendi Gregis of Pius X, Quas Primas of Pius XI, Humani Generis of Pius XII? Are you in full communion with these Popes and their teachings? Do you still accept the entire Anti-Modernist Oath? Are you in favor of the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ? If you do not accept the doctrine of your predecessors, it is useless to talk!
The “new” SSPX slowly poisons its priests and faithful into gradually accepting union with the modernists of the conciliar church. However, the N-SSPX betrays Christ and the faithful by even considering this possibility.
Let us pray for these priests, who betray Christ and their followers. Let us pray also for their naïve, trusting followers they lead astray.