April 7, 2014, Update

April 7, 2014, Monday in Passion Week:

Given the very late-night/early morning posting yesterday of Jorge Mario Beroglio: A Prophet In His Own Mind, which commented on “interview” the Argentine Apostate had with Belgian students and yet another effort on his part to compare himself to the Old Testament Prophets who were persecuted because they, according to him, did not keep the “Holy Spirit in a cage,” it is not possible to have the next original article ready for publication today. Please check back tomorrow.

I do, however, want to alert readers of this site to a superb find on the part of the Novus Ordo Watch Wire that prove the so-called “resist while recognize” position to be completely untenable according to the teaching of the Catholic Church. Novus Ordo Watch Wire was able to have translated from Latin into English two letters written by Pope Leo XIII, one in 1885 and the other in 1888, that specifically and categorically condemn Catholics, most especially journalists, who seek to set themselves up as judges of bishops and the Roman Pontiff himself.

In other words, one must obey “Pope Francis” if he is a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. His beliefs, words and actions, consonant as they are with the “teaching” of his false religious sect, prove himself outside the pale of the Catholic Church and thus a false claimant to the Throne of Saint Peter. Those who accept him as a true and legitimate Sovereign Pontiff, however, must reckon with how their public criticism of his and his “bishops” has been condemned entirely by Pope Leo XIII in EPISTOLA TUA, June 17, 1885, and EST SANE MOLESTUM,  December 17, 1898.

Please see the posting at Nouvs Ordo Watch Wire: Pope Leo XIII Quashes Popular “Resist-And-Recognize Position.

Those in the “resist while recognize” camp will do one of several things once they become aware of the publication of Pope Leo XIII’s two letters, each of which was published in the the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.

Many will choose to ignore the discovery and publication of these letters as to acknowledge their existence would give credence the Novus Ordo Watch Wire website and the treasure trove of posts and links provided thereon. It is far easier, it appears, to make up straw men to knock down than it is to actually answer reasoned arguments that are presented to explain that the Catholic Church, she who is the spotless, virginal Mystical Spouse of her Divine Founder, Mystical Bridegroom and Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, can never give us error or teach in an ambiguous manner or even contradict her defined teaching from time immemorial. The very people who chose, as a matter of “strategy,” to ignore Joseph Ratinger/Benedict XVI’s multiple offenses against the Holy Faith, including esteeming the symbols of false religions with his own hands and entering into and calling places of false worship as “sacred,” have proven themselves very adept at ignoring all actual arguments made against their position, condemned as it is by Pope Pius VI in Auctorem Fidei, August 28, 1794, and by Pope Leo XIII in Epistola Tua, June 17, 1885, and Est Sane Molestum, December 17, 1888. (For a review of Ratzinger/Benedict’s offenses, please see Mister Asteroid Is Looking Pretty Good Right About Now.)

Some will claim that the letters, although published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis and thus part of the official teaching of the Catholic Church, are not, in their twisted view, covered by the infallibiity of the ordinary universal magisterium.

Yet others will attempt to deconstruct the plain meaning of Pope Leo XIII’s letters that condemn their position by claiming that they are not doing what Pope Leo XIII condemned.

Those whose religion is “Archbishopolotry” might try to assert that the letters mean nothing because the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, never referred to them, closing the matter to all further discussion.

No matter what approach is taken by the “resist while recognize” camp to ignore, disparage or deconstruct Epistola Tua and Este Sane Molestum, the fact remains that their inherent truth does not depend upon human acceptance of them.

While it is one thing to admit that one has taken an erroneous position, something that I, among many others, have had to do, it is quite another to persist in error once it is pointed out as such on no less an authority than  that of a true Successor of Saint Peter.

Truth is the only thing that can matter to us, not human respect. Indeed, those who continue to reduce the office of the papacy to little more than that of the president of a nation, whose policies may be criticized openly, are actually doing as much, if not more, damage to the true Catholic teaching as has been done by the conciliar “popes,” including Jorge Mario Beroglio himself. This is not a matter of “diabolical disorientation.” Those who fall from the Faith in one thing fall from It in Its entirely, and to assert otherwise is to make a mockery of the entirety of Catholic teaching as summarized so well by Pope Leo XIII in Paragraph Nine of Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.

As was noted on this site exactly two months ago now, No Catholic Can Resist a True Pope. To recognize this does not mean that one will find anything approaching perfection amongst the clergy who understand that a heretic cannot be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter and that the counterfeit church of conciiarism is not the Catholic Church. We lack the Principle of Unity represented by having a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, and thus it is that there will be confusion and disagreement.

God will restore a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter in his own good time. As has been noted so many times on this site, those who look for a “solution” or an “end game” are not thinking clearly. Indeed, those in the condemned “resist while recognize” camp cannot point to a single “cardinal” in the conciliar church who holds to everything as taught by the Catholic Church from time immemorial. They have no “solution” or “end game,” making it quite disingenuous to base an opposition to sedevacantism on the grounds that it “leads nowhere.” This is irrationality that avoids any dispassionate review of substantive principles of the sort examined and explained in Bishop Sanborn’s response to Bp. Williamson on Sedevacantism.

There are worse things that one can do than to admit he has been wrong. Among these things are being wrong in the objective order of things and refusing to admit it even to himself, no less publicly.

Let us continue to pray for each other in this time of apostasy as we seek to make reparation for our own many sins as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Seeing and accepting the truth of the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal does not make us one whit better than those who have as of yet persist in the erroneous, condemned “resist while recognize” position. Much more importantly, seeing and accepting the truth of the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal is no guarantor of the salvation of our immortal souls, which is why we need to have recourse to Our Lady at all times, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, to plead for her assistance now, and at the hour of our death.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

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About Thomas Droleskey

Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey is a Catholic writer and speaker . He is the publisher-editor of Christ or Chaos.com, a site that has featured over 900 articles since the beginning of 2006, many dealing with his embrace of sedevacantism. Hundreds of his articles appeared in The Wanderer, the oldest weekly national Catholic newspaper, between 1992 and 2000. He was a contributor to The Latin Mass: A Journal of Catholic Culture between 2001 and 2003. Droleskey's articles have appeared in the American Life League's Celebrate Life magazine. He also contributed articles to The Remnant and for Catholic Family News. His articles also appeared for two years in The Four Marks. Dr. Droleskey was an adjunct professor of political science at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University between January of 1991 and July of 2003, reprising his association there for a winter intersession course, which was taught between December 28, 2006, and January 11, 2007. He had taught political science around the nation since January of 1974, receiving numerous awards for excellence in teaching. Many of his students have converted to the Catholic Faith. Formerly a pro-life activist, Droleskey was the candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York on the Right to Life Party line in 1986. He was the party's candidate for Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay in 1997, and he challenged then Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato for the party's senatorial nomination in 1998, receiving over 37% of the primary vote. Droleskey has campaigned for pro-life candidates around the country. He is now retired from all involvement in partisan politics, concentrating instead on the promotion of the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen. Dr. Droleskey has lectured extensively around the nation for the past twenty years, driving nearly 1,000,000 miles in the last twenty-five years of his lecturing around the nation. His thirty-six hour lecture program, Living in the Shadow of the Cross, has been given in twenty different venues across the United States. Another lecture program, "To be Catholic from the Womb to the Tomb," was given in eleven different places across the nation. His work is dedicated to the restoration of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and of the Social Reign of Christ the King. Droleskey is devoted to the establishment of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ and the Queenship of Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. His first book, Christ in the Voting Booth, was published by Hope of Saint Monica, Inc., 1998. His second book, There Is No Cure for this Condition, was published by Chartres Communications in 2001. G.I.R.M. Warfare (The Traditional Latin Mass versus the General Instruction to the Roman Missal) was published in 2004; Restoring Christ as the King of All Nations, Droleskey's compendium of fifty-three articles about the immutable doctrine of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ, was published in June of 2005. Three e-books, There Is No Shortcut to Cure This Condition, Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics and Contributed to the Rise of Conciliarism and Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team, have been published in the past four years. The latter book, for which this particular Word Press site was created initially in 2012, is also available in a paperback format. Droleskey served for some years on the Board of Advisers of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Private and Independent Catholic Schools and on the board of 100% Pro-Life Pac. He is listed in the 2001-2002 edition of the Marquis Who's Who in America. Droleskey, who was born on November 24, 1951, is married to the former Sharon Collins. Their first child, Lucy Mary Norma, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 27, 2002. A native of Long Island, Droleskey and his family now live in the United States of America.