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SSPX: Mary Mediatrix of All Graces

In this crisis, we need to adhere to the Dogmas and Doctrines of the Catholic Church, no matter who contradicts them - be they your parish priest, bishop, or even the Pope.

One of these doctrines is that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mediatrix of All Graces.  A thought that is repugnant to the protestants as well as foreign to some modern Catholics.

Yet, a doctrine of the Catholic Church it remains.


Courtesy of

The doctrine of Our Lady as the Mediatrix of all graces is a truth of faith pertaining to the universal ordinary magisterium (see link). It maintains that all the graces of conversion and sanctification, merited by Our Lord through His passion and death on the cross, have been deposited in Mary so that she may distribute them to all men of good will, «whenever she wishes, to whom she wishes, how she wishes and how much she wishes» (St  Bernard).
This mystery is not only one of her most beautiful privileges, but also a reality that profoundly affects t…

Sorry Indy, Catholics Know Where To Find The Ark of the Covenant


Sorry Indy, Catholics know where to find (roughly) the Ark of the Covenant ... and it isn't in someone's temple or even in

4 It was also contained in the same writing, how the prophet, being warned by God, commanded that the tabernacle and the ark should accompany him, till he came forth to the mountain where Moses went up, and saw the inheritance of God. 5 And when Jeremias came thither he found a hollow cave: and he carried in thither the tabernacle, and the ark, and the altar of incense, and so stopped the door. 6 Then some of them that followed him, came up to mark the place: but they could not find it.7And when Jeremias perceived it, he blamed them, saying: The place shall be unknown, till God gather together the congregation of the people, and receive them to mercy. Source: Machabees 2:2 And the "mountain where Moses went up, and saw the inheritance of God (Holy Land)?

Mount Nebo in Jordan.

But don't go l…

Unhinged Catholics ... are they on the right path? How would you know?


Based on Pope Francis' latest selections for Cardinals, the Church appears to be in deep winter.

Just to be clear, I don't mean a Florida winter, I mean a Canadian winter.  In the last 35+ years as a Trad, I've seen my fair share of Catholics suffering from, and dying of, mental and spiritual hypothermia.

When a Catholic pours themselves into the 'fight', neglects their spiritual life, doesn't deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith, then there is a good chance that they will become embittered, frustrated, and angry. With their narrowed perspectives they risk being blindsided and smacked in the head with a metaphorical 2x4.

Just look at the headlines on canon212 for some examples.

Here's some others:
"Diabolically Disoriented" Michael Matt Reveals His True Colors as a Pied Piper Leading "Traditionalists" (i.e., real Catholics) Back to the Conciliarist Counterfeit Church of Heretical Doctrine and Evil Practices. Archbishop …

Theological Flint: Amorth: Satan Can Take Away Pain


This post by Dr. Malloy reminded me of the 'healings' taking place in some circles of the Charismatic movement (now an active virus in the Catholic Church).

Amorth quotes the self-narrative of someone who was possessed, unwittingly. This person had many preternatural powers given to him by evil demons. He later discovered the origin of these remarkable powers. He repented, thanks be to Jesus Christ.
But let us look at one of his powers. He could, of course, know hidden truths. This is one major characteristic of the possessed. But he could also take away pain or diminish it. This is how deep the powers of angels run. They can block pain. Remarkable. Imagine consulting this possessed person for a healing. One would only be led away from the grace of God.
See Amorth, Exorcist, p. 40. Source: Theological Flint
For more posts on the Charismatics see this series.


Reblog: SSPX and the Resistance - A Comparison Of Ecclesiology Part 1 of 2

+ JMJ Shining the light of Church Teaching on the doctrinal positions of the SSPX and the Resistance.
Principles are guides used to aid in decision making.  It stands to reason that bad principles will lead to bad decisions.
The recent interactions between Rome and the SSPX has challenged a number of closely held cultural assumptions of people in both sides of the disagreement. This has resulted in cultural skirmishes in both Rome and the SSPX.

Since it is the smaller of the two, the skirmishes have been more evident within the SSPX.  The cultural fault-line that Bishop Fellay crossed appears to be linked to two points of Catholic Doctrine: Ecclesiology and Obedience.  The cultural difference of view points is strong enough that it has resulted in the expulsion of a number of members.  It should also be noted that some other priests expelled since the beginning of the latest interactions (starting in 2000) held the same view points and have joined with the latest departee…

Reblog What is the 'Resistance' hiding? Review of "How to see clearly through the current situation of Tradition?" Part 5

The final section of the conference addresses another core 'resistance' tenet:
Relations with Conciliar Rome: can a practical agreement be considered without a doctrinal agreement? In this section, the author pulls out all the stops and exposes further the differences between their thoughts at that of the SSPX.

Reblog What is the 'Resistance' hiding? Review of "How to see clearly through the current situation of Tradition?" Part 4


The next accusation that the author levels against the SSPX is:

Silence regarding the Roman scandals Again, in the midst of the discussions with Rome the Pope held Assisi III and Bishop Fellay authorized Fr. Regis de Cacqueray to publish an article concerning the scandal of the event ( courtesy of

The real issue is not that the SSPX doesn't warn of the various issues and scandals. Just that they don't respond in the way that the 'author' would like.