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Sorrowful Heart of Mary Newsletter Issue 20 | Advent 2022
Advent 2022
Dear Confreres in the Church Militant,
It is normal for bullets to fly, bombs to drop and chaos to erupt at any time, in any given war. We are soldiers in the Great War between Christ the King and Satan; between His Holy Catholic Church of Tradition and Satan’s counterfeit Conciliar Church; between the Woman of Genesis with Her army and the serpent with his.
It is also a strategy of Satan to deceive by cunningly making evil seem good, ugliness seem like beauty, and darkness seem as illuminating as light. As Liberalism avalanches and morphs with each decade, it has to appear as close as possible to an “angel of light” to deceive. The enemy must make the decoy look as real as possible to the genuine article. Hence, Pope St. Pius X warned in his Encyclical, Pascendi, the enemies will keep the same name of all the sacraments (e.g. “Baptism”), but cleverly gut out their true meaning and replace them with new ones (e.g. from “washing away original sin and infusing sanctifying grace into the soul” to the Modernist version of “initiation into the Christian community”). They will dare to change the most sacred of all sacraments, the Holy Eucharist, from the traditional “Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine” to the Modernist version of “the symbol of unity and ‘luv’ in the Christian community.”
It stands to reason that Satan would invent a new Church which looks a lot like the real Catholic Church, and even has the same visible head, “one Pope over two Churches”, but one of these churches is counterfeit. That is the Conciliar Church, which Abp. Lefebvre was asked to obey and be faithful to, by Msgr. Benelli and Modernist Rome, on June 25, 1976, to which the Archbishop replied:
“What could be clearer? We must [according to Rome] henceforth obey and be faithful to the Conciliar Church, no longer to the Catholic Church. Right there is our whole problem: we are suspended by the Conciliar Church, the Conciliar Church, to which we have no wish to belong! That Conciliar Church is a schismatic Church because it breaks with the Catholic Church that has always been. It has its new dogmas, its new priesthood, its new institutions, its new worship… the Church that affirms such errors is at once schismatic and heretical. The Conciliar Church, is therefore, not Catholic.” (Abp. Lefebvre, Reflections on his suspension ‘a divinis’, July 29, 1976).
Never did Abp. Lefebvre want to break from the Catholic Church, nor be at odds with the Pope, but the dilemma he, and every Catholic faced, was that this new Conciliar Church was now like a monstrous cancer growing off the healthy body of the Catholic Church, that aggressively spreads, imposes itself and takes over! Modernist Rome is like a large parasite that lives on the body of Catholic Rome, which is similar in appearances but is rife with heresy and error.
Bishop Tissier, in an excellent article that appeared in 2013 (Le Sal de la Terre, no. 85) drew up this summary:
“…It is clear that the Conciliar Church is not only a sickness, nor a theory, but it is an association of high ranking Catholic churchmen inspired by liberal and modernist thinkers, who want, according to the goals of the one-worlders, to bring to fruition a new type of Church, with many Catholic priests and faithful won over by this ideal. It is not a pure association of victims. Formally considered, the Conciliar Church is a sect that occupies the Catholic Church. It has its organized instigators and actors, as had the Modernism condemned by St. Pius X.”
Pope St. Pius X exposed these parasites penetrating inside the Church, who were often
clergymen of the Masonic Lodges or at least imbued with their ideas. He writes in Pascendi:
“…Hence, the danger is present almost in the very veins and heart of the Church, whose injury is the more certain from the very fact that their knowledge of her is more intimate. Moreover, they lay the axe not to the branches and shoots, but to the very root, that is, to the Faith and its deepest fibers. And once having struck at this root of immortality, they proceed to diffuse poison through the whole tree. […] What efforts do they not make to win new recruits! They seize upon professorships in the seminaries and universities, and gradually make of them thrones of pestilence” (St. Pius X, September 8, 1907).
These “seized seminaries” don’t exclude the new Conciliar-SSPX! The dilemma of all Catholics today is still the same, and the answer laid out by Abp. Lefebvre is still the same: absolutely no compromise with the New Mass or Vatican II! This means no acceptance of the revolutionary Doctrinal Declaration of 2012 and all accompanying adjustments and jurisdictions made for the Conciliar-SSPX ever since, and no acceptance of trying to justify the New Mass by proclaiming that, somehow, it “nourishes your faith” or promoting its so-called miracles!
Once again, listen to the profound foresight and wisdom of Abp. Lefebvre:
“I hold that we are in the Church and that we are the true sons of the Church, and the others are not. They are not, because Liberalism is not a son of the Church. Liberalism is against the Church, Liberalism operates to destroy the Church, in that sense they cannot claim to be sons of the Church… Some are prepared to sacrifice the fight for the Faith by saying: ‘Let us first re-enter the Church! Let us first do everything to integrate into the official, public structures of the Church! Let us be silent about the dogmatic issues. Let us be silent about the malice of the [New] Mass. Let us keep quiet over the issues of Religious Liberty, Human Rights, Ecumenism. And, once we are inside the Church, we will be able to do this, we will be able to achieve that!’”
“That’s absolutely false! You don’t enter into a structure, under superiors, by claiming you will overthrow everything as soon as you are inside, whereas they have all the means to suppress us! They have all the authority.
“What matters to us first and foremost is to maintain the Catholic Faith. That’s what we are fighting for! So the canonical issue, this purely public and exterior issue in the Church, is secondary. What matters is to stay within the Church,… inside the Church. In other words, in the Catholic Faith of all time, in the true priesthood, in the true Mass, in the true sacraments, and the same catechism, with the same Bible. That’s what matters to us! That’s what the Church is. Public recognition is a secondary issue. Thus, we
should not seek what is secondary by losing what is primary, by losing what is the primary goal of our fight!” (Abp. Lefebvre, Spiritual Conference at Écône, December 21, 1984).
So, fight on for the Holy Catholic Faith! …Battle on for the reign of Christ the King! Under Our Lady’s mantle we must not fear the enemy but fight courageously and prudently, avoiding the Liberal “prudence” of compromise at any cost in order to be recognized or receive favors from those compromising with or promoting Vatican II or the New Mass!
In Christ the King,
Fr. David Hewko
“Let the storm rage and the sky darken — not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent.”
– Pope St. Pius X
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Declaration of Archbishop Lefebvre 

 Econe,  1974

We cleave, with all our heart and with all our soul, to Catholic Rome, the guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary for the maintenance of that Faith and to eternal Rome, mistress of wisdom and truth.

On the other hand we refuse and have always refused to follow the Rome of the neo-Protestant trend clearly manifested throughout Vatican Council II and, later, in all the reforms born of it.

All these reforms have contributed and are still contributing to the destruction of the Church, the ruin of the Priesthood, the abolishing of the Sacrifice of the Mass and of the Sacraments, the disappearance of the religious life, to naturalist and Teilhardian teaching in the universities, seminaries and catechetics, a teaching born of liberalism and Protestantism and often condemned by the solemn magisterium of the Church.

No authority, not even the highest in the hierarchy, can force us to abandon or diminish our Catholic Faith, clearly laid down and professed by the magisterium of the Church for nineteen hundred years. “But,” said St. Paul, “though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians I. 8).

Is not that what the Holy Father is telling us again today? And if there appears to be a certain contradiction between his words and his deeds as in the acts of the dicasteries, we abide by what has always been taught and turn a deaf ear to the Church’s destructive innovations.

It is not possible profoundly to modify the “lex orandi” without modifying the “lex credendi”. To the new Mass there corresponds a new catechism, a new priesthood, new seminaries, new universities, the charismatic and Pentecostal Church–all opposed to orthodoxy and to the age-old magisterium of the Church.

Born of liberalism and modernism, this Reform is poisoned through and through. It begins in heresy and ends in heresy even if not all its acts are formally heretical. Hence it is impossible for any informed and loyal Catholic to embrace this Reform or submit himself to it in any way whatsoever.

The only way of salvation for the faithful and the doctrine of the Church is a categorical refusal to accept the Reform.

It is for this cause that with no rebellion, no bitterness, no resentment, we carry on our work of training priests under the star of the timeless magisterium, convinced that we can render no greater service to the Holy Catholic Church, the Sovereign Pontiff and future generations.

It is for this cause that we hold firmly by all that has been believed and practiced in the Faith, in morals, in worship, in the teaching of the catechism, the molding of a priest and the institution of the Church, that eternal Church codified in her books before the modernist influence of the Council made itself felt, awaiting the time when the true light of Tradition shall scatter the darkness clouding the skies of eternal Rome.

In so doing, by the grace of God, the help of the Virgin Mary, of St. Joseph and St. Pius X, we are assured of remaining faithful to the Holy Roman and Catholic Church, to all the successors of Peter, and of remaining “fideles dispensatores mysteriorum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi in Spiritu Sancto.” Amen.


A Note from SSPX-MC:

Join us in the battle for the reign of Christ as King, the preservation and promulgation of the Holy Roman Catholic Faith through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Tridentine Latin Rite of all time, offered by holy priests sound in the true doctrine and firmly rejecting and refusing all modernism, as passed down to them through the great Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The Sorrowful Heart of Mary Apostolate, SSPX- MarianCorps is currently serving mission chapels throughout the United States but also including Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand (sadly, contingent to travel restrictions as of 2020). Please view our Mission Chapels page for details of these locations.  We are honored to house the sermons of Fr. David Hewko and Fr. Hugo Ruiz every week, many times daily, as soon as they are made available to us. Please pray these works reach souls through the hands of Our Blessed Mother for their salvation and for the honor and glory of God. Let us stay united in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, being found always close to Our Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the Cross, for it is here we will find the throne of Divine Mercy.

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