Sunday, May 6, 2018

Latin Mass Society Press Release : The LMS denies the Faith on salvation, in principle and in doctrine, in practice and pastorally

Excommunication of SSPX faithful: LMS Press Release

In light of recent events in the Diocese of Buffalo, New York,
 I'm reposting this from November 2014








COMMENT: letters from the Bishop Semeraro of Albano
, Italy, and then from Bishop Sarlinga of Zárate-Campana 
in Argentina, have declared that the lay faithful who receive 
the sacraments from priests and bishops of the Society
 of St Pius X (SSPX) are automatically excommunicated,
 and would need to go through a process authorised by the
 bishop to be readmitted to communion with the Church
 (i.e., not simply confession).
Lionel: He means that the SSPX must
 affirm Vatican  Council II with the 
irrational premise ( which they are 
already doing) and accept the non
 traditional and heretical conclusion,
which is a rupture with Tradition( which
they are not doing) and this conclusion,
is normal and acceptable for the Vatican
and Bishop Semararo.
So the SSPX does not affirm Vatican
Council II without the irrational 
premise and traditional conclusion and
so our faulted. They also do not 
affirm Vatican Council II with the 
irrational premise, like the two 
pope, and so are considered 
doctrinally irregular.

 The Latin Mass Society holds no brief to defend the position 
of the SSPX, which is canonically irregular, but feels it necessary
 to point out that these letters are not just ill-considered but 
have potentially very serious pastoral consequences.
Lionel: The Latin Mass Society like Bishop
 Semararo also interprets Vatican Council
 II with the irrational premise and this 
is a rupture with the dogma extra 
ecclesiam nulla salus and the 
past exclusivist ecclesiology of the 
Church. This novelty is heretical even 
though it is magisterial and in line with 
the liberals. It is also a rupture with 
the ecclesiology of the Traditional
 Latin Mass of the Mass.It is 
schism with the past popes.

 They imply that anyone who has ever been to Mass said by a 
priest of the SSPX is not welcome in the churches of these
 dioceses. This conflicts not only with the ‘opening of hearts’
 requested by Pope Benedict XVI as a prelude to a healing of 
these divisions ‘in the heart of the Church’, but equally 
with the emphasis on mercy of Pope Francis.
Lionel: The SSPX cannot officially 
use the churches in Rome for Holy
 Mass since they do not inform
 the Vatican that Vatican Council
 II is acceptable without the false
 premise and they affirm it. It is 
not  a rupture with Tradition. They
would meet the canonical requirement
to accept Vatican Council II. 

Though it would not be the 
interpretation of the liberals. 
Since it would mean that the SSPX 
 affirm the strict interpretation 
of the dogma EENS. For them Fr.
 Leonard Feeney of Boston would
 be orthodox and the Letter of
 the Holy Office 1949.It  would be
 irrational to assume invisible 
cases of the baptism of 
desire etc are visible exceptions
to traditional EENS. 
Instead the SSPX website shows 
that they accept the Letter of the
Holy Office 1949 which is heretical
 since it changes the traditional 
interpretation of EENS.It is also a 
rejection of the old ecclesiology 
upon which depended the ecumenism 
of return etc.
So the onus still lies with the
 SSPX to correct its theological
 and doctrinal error, even if 
it is shared by the Vatican and
 Bishop Semararo.

CANON LAW BRIEFING: In light of canonical advice
 from our National Chaplain and Canonical Adviser, Mgr
Gordon Read, the Latin Mass Society would like to clarify
some canonical principles in relation to the recent statements
of Bishop Semeraro of Albano, Italy, and Bishop Sarlinga
of Zárate-Campana in Argentina, lest misunderstandings
spread to dioceses around the world.
Msgr.Gordon Read himself 
interprets and accepts Vatican
 Council II as a rupture with 
Tradition.  Since he uses an 
irrational premise to create
 a non traditional conclusion. 
This is a liberal reading of Vatican
 Council II with a false reasoning
 and it would be expected of
 him by the liberal bishops there.

1. Basing a canonical argument on the assumption that 
the Society of Pius X (SSPX) has no canonical status 
in the Church and that its priests are suspended following 
ordination without dimissorial letters, it does not follow 
that to seek the sacraments at their hands is an act of 
formal schism on the part of the lay faithful.
a. Such a conclusion conflicts with the lifting of the
excommunication of the bishops of the SSPX by
Pope Benedict XVI in 2009: it would be incongruous
for the legislator to lift the excommunication of the
bishops while imposing or maintaining it on the lay
faithful to whom they minister.
b. It also conflicts with the provision in canon law for
the effects of suspension or excommunication of a priest
 to be lifted when someone approaches the priest subject
to the penalty in order to receive a sacrament (canon 1335).
Lionel: From my perspective the
 SSPX is not affirming  Vatican 
Council II in harmony with
 the past exclusivist understanding
 of salvation since it infers that 
unknown cases of LG 8, LG 14, 
LG 16, UR 3, NA 2, GS 22 etc 
are known examples of salvation
 outside the Church, even when 
they cannot name any such 
known cases in the present 
times. So the fault does lie 
with the SSPX.
They could affirm Vatican Council
 II and EENS  with hypothetical
 cases  just being hypothetical
 and not objective examples of
 salvation outside the Church.

 Presently they have created a
 rupture with the past popes, a
 rupture between faith and reason 
and a rupture with logic. The 
onus to correct all this doctrinal 
confusion lies with the SSPX.


2. Excommunication by adherence to a schism can only
 be incurred where there is both a schismatic intention
and an external act (canon 1321).
a. It is clear therefore that excommunication is not incurred
 by those seeking the sacraments at the hands of priests
 of the SSPX without a schismatic intention.
Lionel: The SSPX bishops and 
priests like the lay faithful  
have interpreted the Nicene 
Creed, EENS, Vatican Council II 
and all the Catechisms with an
 irrational premise to create a
 non traditional and heretical 
conclusion supported by 
the liberals at the Vatican.
They have a rational and 
traditional alternative and they 
do not use it.
If this happened in the 16th 
century the SSPX bishops and priests
 would have  been excommunicated.
b. Were a member of the lay faithful to incur excommunication
by a schismatic intention, this would be a matter of the
 private forum (the confessional), and not the public forum.
Lionel: The SSPX's heretical
 interpretation of magisterial 
documents has been reported
 on line in numerous reports.
There is no denial.
c. Those under the age of sixteen cannot in any case incur
 a penalty (canon 1323.1); this would apply to those
 under this age who received baptism or confirmation.
Lionel: To interpret magisterial
 documents as a rupture with 
the past is a rejection of de 
fide teachings.This would
 be heretical. It would be
 a mortal sin of faith.


3. The attitude of the Holy See has always been
 that lay faithful who receive the sacraments
 from priests of the SSPX are not excommunicated.
 Examples are as follows.
a. In 1991 Bishop Joseph Ferrario of Honolulu
 declared six lay Catholics excommunicated on
grounds of schism for having procured the services
of an SSPX bishop to administer confirmation.
These appealed to the Holy See which, though
Cardinal Ratzinger as Prefect of the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith, declared the
decree invalid because their action, though
 considered blameworthy, did not constitute schism.
b. On 5th September 2005, the Holy See, through
 the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, affirmed
 that ‘the faithful who attend the Masses of the
 aforesaid Fraternity are not excommunicates,
and the priests who celebrate them are not,
either—the latter are, in fact, suspended.’
(Protcol n.55/2005, signed by the then Secretary
 of the PCED, Mgr Camille Perl)
c. On 27th September 2002, quoted and reaffirmed
 on 18th January 2003, the Holy See, through the
Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, stated that
‘In the strict sense you may fulfil your Sunday
obligation by attending a Mass celebrated by
 a priest of the Society of St. Pius X.’ (Letters
 signed by Mgr Camille Perl).
Lionel: Ecclesia Dei,CDF like 
the Latin Mass Society and 
Bishops and Cardinals in
 England interpret Magisterial
 documents, mixing up what
 is invisible as being visible, 
unknown as being known,
 hypothetical as being 
objectively visible in the 
present times.This is the 
liberality of Cardinal Joseph
 Ratzinger and Fr. Luiz Ladaria
 S.j in two theological papers
 of the International 
Theological Commission, 

The magisterium 
 is confused on this 
issue. They violate the Principle
 of Non Contradiction and create
 a rupture with the past popes 
on EENS.
I keep writing about this
 so that the error is corrected.

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, in a
letter to his diocese dated 14th October 2014, declared:
The Catholic faithful cannot participate at Mass, neither 
request and/or receive Sacraments from or in the 
Society. Acting otherwise would mean to break 
communion with the Catholic Church.
Lionel: He means it would 
a break in communion with
 the Catholic Church in which
 the present Magisterium 
expects all the faithful to
 use a false premise to interpret
 Vatican Council II as a rupture
 with Tradition and which it is 
definitely not.
Therefore, any Catholic faithful who requests and
 receives Sacraments in the Society of Saint Pius 
X, will place himself de facto in the condition 
of no longer being in communion with the Catholic
 Church. A readmission to the Catholic Church 
must be preceded by an adequate personal
 path of reconciliation, according to the ecclesiastical
 discipline established by the Bishop.
Bishop Semeraro is coincidentally the Secretary to
 the Council of Cardinals set up to advise the Pope.
 Albano is the location of the Italian headquarters
 of the SSPX.
Lionel: It is the responsibility 
of the SSPX to inform the 
Council of Cardinals that they 
endorse Vatican Council II in 
harmony with the dogma 
EENS according to the missionaries 
and Magisterium of the 16th century
and they expect Bishop Semararo 
to do the same. Otherwise they
would consider him automatically 

Bishop Óscar Sarlinga of Zárate-Campana in Argentina,
in a letter to his diocese dated 3rd November 2014, declared:
-It is not licit for the Catholic faithful to take part in the
 celebration of Mass in these conditions, neither to request
 nor to receive sacraments from the priests of the 
aforementioned "Society of Saint Pius X", including 
in private places turned into places of worship, without 
excluding, in case of obstinacy, also the ferendae 
sententiae penalties that may apply, according to the 
ecclesial spirit and that of protection of the faithful.
- In the case of the rupture of ecclesiastical communion
 by the above-mentioned founded motives, in order
 to be later readmitted to the Catholic Church, a
 personal path of reconciliation (and eventually 
of removal of the canonical censure) will be 
required, according to the discipline advised by
 the Holy See and the [diocese's] own, established
 by the diocesan bishop.
Lionel: The SSPX needs to 
inform this bishop that he
 is in schism with the past
 popes on the issue of extra
 ecclesiam nulla salus.How can 
invisible and unknown people 
be a rupture with the dogma EENS?
He has also heretically interpreted 
Vatican Council II with a false 
premise to create a rupture 
with the Syllabus of Errors and 
the past ecclesiology of the 
Church. Perhaps he does this
 due to ignorance. However 
if this continues even after he
 is informed then
 this would be deception,
ecclesiastical deception.
The Latin Mass Society, founded in 1965,
promotes and supports the celebration of the
Traditional Mass and sacraments (Extraordinary
Form, Vetus Ordo) within the official structures
of the Church and with the permission and
cooperation of the bishops and the Holy See.
Lionel: The 'official structures
 of the Church' only permit an
 irrational interpretation of 
Magisterial documents which 
create a rupture with the
 ecclesiology of the Traditional 
Latin Mass over the centuries.So 
the Latin Mass Society in England,
 has the cooperation of the 
British bishops and the Holy See.
To deny the Catholic faith on 
salvation is a mortal sin. 
Presently the Latin Mass Society
 denies the Faith on salvation, 
in principle, in doctrine 
and also in practise, 
pastorally at inter-faith 
meetings, RCIA, catechetics

Dr.Joseph Shaw recently 
criticized the Traditional Latin Mass 
( TLM)of Bishop Richard Williamson.
He could not see the beauty of 
the TLM offered by Bishop 
Williamson and his community.
The LMS members offer/attend 
the TLM with the same ecclesiology
 as Mass in English. Only this is
 permitted.The New Ecclesiology and New 
Theology at the TLM is the same as that of 
the Novus Ordo Mass.-Lionel Andrades


 MAY 6, 2018

German Court would find the Knights of
 Malta and the Catholic bishops of Germany
 untruthful and telling a lie

APRIL 30, 2018
Ask the courts which condemned Alfie Evans...

MAY 1, 2018

Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool has
 an anti-Catholic Alder Hey policy on 
ecumenism etc : they deceive with 
the approval of the CBCEW which
 is unethical and possibly illegal

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