Sorrowful Heart of Mary


Dedicated to the Great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy

Issue 22 | Lent 2023
Sorrowful Heart of Mary SSPX-MC
Lent 2023
To The Last-Standing-Flank of the Holy Church Militant,
This quote is from Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s last testament to his priests, Spiritual Journey, p. 13, Angelus Press [English Edition], 1991:
“Vatican II’s desire to integrate into the Church, non-Catholics ‘such as they are’, is a scandalous and adulterous desire. The Secretariat for the Unity of Christians by favoring the granting of mutual concessions – dialogue – leads to the destruction of the Catholic Faith, the destruction of the Catholic Priesthood, and the elimination of the power of Peter and the bishops. The missionary spirit of the apostles, the martyrs and the saints is eliminated! For as long as this Secretariat keeps the false Ecumenism as its orientation and Roman ecclesiastical authorities approve it, we can affirm that they remain in open, official rupture with all the past of the Church and with its official Magisterium. It is, therefore, a strict duty for every priest wanting to remain Catholic to separate himself from this Conciliar Church for as long as it does not rediscover the Tradition of the Church and of the Catholic Faith!”
What here goes for priests, goes also for bishops and the faithful. As one believes (doctrine), so one acts (morals). Doctrine influences morals. Morals follow doctrine. For example, Billy won’t tell lies (morals) because he believes (doctrine) in the Ten Commandments of God.
But if the doctrine is false, the morals will necessarily be twisted. Luther rejected Holy Orders and celibate clergy, so he broke his vows as a priest and married an ex-nun who broke her vows to God.
So the doctrinal heresies and errors of Vatican Council II necessarily lead to bad morals! Abp. Lefebvre understood this well, which is why he fought like a tiger to defend the true doctrine, because he saw the moral consequences that would follow on the errors of, e.g. Religious Liberty, which are: contraception, abortion, pornography, legalized drugs, euthanasia, rotten public schools, etc., etc.
How farsighted he was, when we now see the horrors coming out of Modernist Rome! Recently, the Associated Press Agency commented: “(Francis) called on Catholic bishops … to welcome LGBTQ people into the Church. Bishops need to undergo a process of change to recognize the dignity of everyone.” That’s the new trend! The whole world has seen the images of Pope Francis in Rome openly receiving homosexual couples with embraces and smiles, encouraging them in their vice. Indeed, a scandal to the whole world! He has, like all his predecessors following the “spirit of Vatican II,” failed to punish, defrock and remove clergy found guilty of these crimes.
Can this really be happening? Modernist Rome is now plunging further and further into the pit of another Sodom and Gomorrah and Pope Francis is requiring the bishops to conform to his degenerate direction. This is a crime against God and His Commandments and any honest Catholic out there, must also separate himself from this Church of Apostasy. Rather than showing these poor souls the evil of their ways and seeking their conversion, which is the way of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conciliar Rome now approves their wicked ways and supports the LGBTQ people on their road to Hell. It is indeed, what Our Lady of LaSalette warned about a “clergy polluted with impurity.”
On the other hand, how often Sacred Scripture warns against these vices of unrepentant sinners, who publicly flaunt and boast proudly of their debauchery! Here’s the mind of God:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination … Every soul that shall commit any of these abominations, shall perish from the midst of his people” (Leviticus 18:22,29).
“If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them” (Lev. 20:13).
“And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous … And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And He destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth” (Genesis 18:20; 19:24, 25).
“For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools … wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves … Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator (the New Mass!),  who is blessed forever. Amen … For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men, working that which is filthy … God delivered them up to a reprobate sense…” (Romans 1:22-28).
“Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind (i.e., LGBTQ and the like), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God! (I Corinthians 6:9,10).
In the light of this, it is no surprise that the Popes of Vatican II: who received the mark of the goddess Shiva (John Paul II); gathered all religions at Assisi to get “together to pray” and face Mecca in a Mosque while praying with Muslims (Benedict XVI); who received the Devil “Pachamama” into St. Peter’s and planted a tree in its honor (Francis) are being blinded and plagued with vices of Sodom & Gomorrah! It is a clear punishment for their “Vatican II religion” and the Man-centered New Mass! It contaminates the entire Conciliar Church!
Pope Francis demands that the bishops, in the name of “dignity”, approve all sexual perversions, including “Q” – perversions related to sadomasochism, necrophilia or sexual homicidal manias. If the Conciliar bishops don’t fall in line and approve LGBTQ perversions, then they will be removed from office. So, he calls for their “conversion” which is, in fact, the last step of apostasy, the thirtieth piece of silver in the betrayal of Christ the King, the New Age anti-Church. It is the logical conclusion of Vatican II, the New Mass and the New Code of Canon Law! Yes, bad morals do flow from bad doctrine!
This is why Abp. Lefebvre treated the Second Vatican Council as St. Polycarpe (who personally knew St. John the Evangelist) treated Marcion the heretic, who denied the Human Nature in Christ. Once, when they encountered each other in the streets of Rome around 150 A.D., Marcion asked whether he recognized him, St. Polycarpe replied: “Yes, I recognize the one who is the firstborn of Satan.” Truly, all Catholics faithful to Tradition can admit the same thing regarding the Revolutionary Council and New Mass! Hence, the Archbishop’s well-known phrase: “I accuse the Council!”
It was the great Apostle of Charity, St. John, who warned early Catholics against the false charity of welcoming unrepentant LGBTQ people into the Church: “Receive them not into your home (church), nor say to him, God speed you. For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works!” [In other words, “whoever welcomes them has a share in their wicked activities!”].
When Abp. Lefebvre said we must separate ourselves from this Conciliar Church, he was chiefly standing against the new doctrines of Religious Liberty, Ecumenism, Collegiality, the New Code, the New Mass & sacraments. Consequently, those hellish doctrines have spawned their infernal “morals”, namely, every immorality!
The answer then, as always, is to restore Catholic Tradition with no compromise, obey the Immaculate Heart of Mary and fight for Her triumph! The Divine Heart of Jesus wants His victory to come through Her’s! Come, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, come reign over us with thy Divine Son! At last, “…Only She can help you! (Fatima).
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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