Friday, October 27, 2017

Our Only and Final Hope


We have from time to time referred our readers to the writings of Mr James Larson whose works are always interesting if not sometimes controversial in traditional Catholic circles.  Be that as it may it is always interesting to read him for his Thomist background puts him on solid Catholic footing.

In this long but fascinating piece by Mr Larson he lays down what is our only and final hope.  Few Catholics will disagree with him on this vital point.  And as he points out we are surely near the final stages of complete collapse in the Church, aided and abetted by recent Popes, particularly the madman who now rules the roost.

Mr Larson's article begins:

Our Hope: Fatima, and What Remains of True Catholic Intelligence
For he that doth truth, cometh to the light (John 3: 21)
 Introduction
Fatima is our only Hope. All that follows is a journey “to the Borders” to this conclusion.
In a 27 page letter, dated July 16th, 2017, 62 intellectuals sent a letter titled Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus  Propagatis (Filial Correction For the Propagation of  Heresies) to Pope Francis addressing “the propagation of heresies effected by the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and by other words, deeds and omissions of Your Holiness.” On September 24, the website Rorate Caeli published this document, accompanied by the following introductory Note:
There will be many Catholics, even traditionalists, whose first defeatist reaction will be to belittle this effort. But the wise, the learned in history, will understand that this is just the first part, the first piece of the puzzle, with next steps still to come in a long and extended process.
 This first step is an initiative of a theological nature that will likely lead, God willing, to an initiative of a canonical nature from those who have the mandate to act. And so it begins. [this statement rendered in bold emphasis was also the title of Rorate Caeli’s presentation of the Correctio….].
This statement is simply false. There is, in the first place, no “initiative of a canonical nature” by which the Pope can be disciplined or declared deposed. I recommend my articles A Tower of Babel: The Rush to Depose a Pope, and Cardinal Burke: The Center Will Not Hold, in reference to this subject (all articles referenced can be found in the menu of the left side of this page).
Secondly, the solution to the present crisis does not, I think, lie in an intellectual initiative. The minds of Catholic intellectuals have largely been eviscerated of the ability to penetrate to the intellectual roots of the present crisis. This is fully evident in the Correctio Filialis itself, which never penetrates to the root heresy present in Amoris Laetitia. I will have more to say about this later. First, in order to help “flesh-out” what will later be discussed, I offer the following:


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