Catholic Candle note: The article below was written by a man who has always been Traditional Catholic and who has been continually fighting liberalism since before Vatican II.
Author’s note: As you read this article (below), think “Anti-Catholic protestant church” when “conciliar church” is mentioned.
The Big Lie is that there is no conciliar church and there is only the Catholic Church. Rome, which has lost the Faith as Our Blessed Mother predicted at Fatima, embodies and promotes the (false) conciliar church, which is Catholic in name only. There definitely is a (false)conciliar church, and here is what Archbishop Lefebvre had to say about it, and how we should stay away from it:
Which Church are we talking about? Are we talking about the Catholic Church, or another church, a counter church, a counterfeit of the Church? Now, I think sincerely, that we are talking about a counterfeit version of the Church, and not the Catholic Church. It does not teach any longer the Catholic faith. It teaches something else, it leads the Church to something else other than the Catholic Church. It is no longer the Catholic Church. They are sitting in the chairs of their predecessors ... but they are not continuing in the line of their predecessors.
Spiritual conference, Écône, 21st of June 1978, quoted in Sel de la Terre #50, p. 244.
In 2006, Bishop Fellay himself declared that, without unity of faith, recognition is suicide: “As long as Vatican II and the New Mass remain the norm, an agreement with Rome is suicide.”
But over the past few years the N-SSPX had to contradict what Bishop Fellay said earlier—and what Archbishop Lefebvre and the former SSPX taught (viz., that the conciliar church is not the Catholic Church). The N-SSPX had to change course with a Big Lie in order to avoid defections if they made a deal with this (false) conciliar church.
They began The Big Lie by claiming that they were only dealing with and negotiating with “the Catholic Church.” They knew they couldn’t “sell” the truth to their members, viz., they were really negotiating with modernist Rome (the false conciliar church.) Without this lie, many of their priests would leave the N-SSPX.
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 (the new concept of priesthood; doubtfully valid ordinations);
- false laws (e.g., the bad 1983 code of canon law);
- false catechisms (e.g., the conciliar church catechism, called the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”);
- false bibles (e.g., replacing the Douay Rheims Bible);
- the new, politically-correct “decalogue” (i.e., the new “Ten Commandments”) promoted by Pope John Paul II;
- the new, politically-correct “beatitudes” promoted by Pope Francis;
- the new rosary (the so-called “luminous mysteries”);
- new (supposed) “saints” and new canonization process (e.g., so-called “Saint” John Paul II);
- the new (supposed) “sacraments” with conciliar names and formulae;
- the new (supposed) “miracles” and “apparitions”; and
- the hierarchy, who serve in the “Catholic Church’s” hierarchy and also in the conciliar church’s hierarchy.
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.
Let’s look at what the priests and followers of the N-SSPX are in for, when the personal prelature goes into effect. (A personal prelature is a new conciliar canonical structure invented and codified under the new 1983 Code of Canon Law of the conciliar church.)
In Canon 297, which says not only must a group, an apostolate, e.g., the N-SSPX, obtain permission from diocesan bishops (i.e., conciliar church) to work in their territory, but also to open a new chapel. It also states that any chapel or school that was not three years old would have to close.
The above facts are known by some followers and most priests in the N-SSPX, and they do nothing to fight against them. I predict they will do nothing when the deal is made and they are under the control of modernist Rome (the conciliar church).
To promote acceptance of their conciliar church and the errors of Vatican II, Rome falsely declared sainthood for the modernists Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, and now also Paul VI, by which Rome strongly indicates that these high profile “saints” couldn’t be wrong and Vatican II must be good. (Pope John XXIII’s “feast day” is October 11, the day on which he opened the Second Vatican Council.)
Well, they certainly are wrong, and they are corrupting souls and causing a crisis in the human element of the Catholic Church.
We all have to help by exposing and fighting against THE BIG LIE, as outlined in this article, by following Christ, Who states, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:16).