More about the continuing “flap” at Fisher-More College

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Do you see the problem?

…this is really about the old Mass and the life that flows from it. The diocese took no interest in the College until the Fort Worth Star Telegram feature ran and made it clear that the institution’s liturgical life is centered around the old Mass. The old Mass has been the primary topic of its conversation with the diocese since then. Whatever the other problems at the College, and whatever falsehoods and exaggerations they’re hearing from Dr. Marshall, the actions of Msgr. Berg and Bishop Olson (and presumably others above them in the hierarchy) leave no doubt that they are trying to crush the old Mass, and disperse a group of people who are living the traditional faith.

If the Bishop was just concerned about the speakers, he could have set parameters for future speakers. If the Bishop was seriously concerned about the stability of the College, he would have ordered removal of the Blessed Sacrament and complete closure of the chapel, and forbidden the College from calling itself “Catholic.” He didn’t. What he did was attack the Mass and those of his flock attached to it. In doing so he showed himself to be both a fool and a tyrant. He’s acting illegally and unjustly, and he and everyone who is whispering in his ears or carrying out his instructions in order to deprive the College of this matter are doing the Devil’s work.

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Editor’s note: Pope Francis and his merry band of ecclesial carpetbaggers are once agfain trying to “mop up” – claiming final victory after the Vatican II revolution and then running off with the “spoils” – much as the post-Civil War carpetbaggers did down south, in the good old United States. No matter how any legal challenge turns out, Fisher-More College has probably already been “killed”. In that event, the Modernists will win another one. There is indeed nothing new, under the sun!

What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us. There is no remembrance of former things: nor indeed of those things which hereafter are to come, shall there be any remembrance with them that shall be in the latter end. (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11)

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Seen on the web: How to resolve the Fisher-More College affair and “fix” the entire Church.

  1. SaintNicholasPunchedAHeretic March 4, 2014 2:55 pm

    First the rage at the diabolic actions of this Bishop. Then the calls for calm and reflection. Then the gossip and the fallacious logic of ad hominem attacks on the principal of the college in question as somehow excusing the demonstrably wrong actions of this Bishop ( see Rorate for details). And this after the FFI. And who next?
    Seriously folks. We have a demonstrable heretic of a Pope and not a single Cardinal or Bishop on the planet with the balls to call him out on his daily offences against the faith. We have the vast majority of so-called Catholics who go to no form of Mass at all – Ordinary, Extraordinary or otherwise. And the ones that do go the vast majority on a daily basis I live lives in total disregard of Church teachings. And yet, the Traditionalists tie themselves in knots agonising over questions of whether this group offers licit and valid sacraments, or illicit but valid sacraments or proper jurisdiction to do this but not that- arguments which would fly over the heads of the notionally Catholic but functionally heretical ‘Catholic’ population at large.

    Hit the heretics where it hurts. Withdraw financial support. Step back a bit. Take a deep breath. Recognise the direction things are going. Clamber aboard the lifeboats of the SSPX and pray that the storm eventually passes.

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Pope: “What was sacred for prior generations remains sacred and great for us as well, and cannot suddenly be prohibited altogether or even judged harmful.”

Editor’s note: People say the Vatican moves slowly, but this one took over 45 years!

Read more about Universae Ecclesiae the pope’s decree making (at last) the traditional Mass available to every member of the Church who requests it (at least, in theory.)

Traditional-Mass Training Moves Ahead

Traditional-Mass Training Moves Ahead

Cardinal George Calls It a 1st Step to Providing Extraordinary Form

CHICAGO, MAY 30, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Providing the faithful with opportunities to worship according to the John XXIII missal begins with the training and formation of priests and seminarians, says Cardinal Francis George.

Cardinal George, the archbishop of Chicago, said this about a five-day Traditional Latin Mass Training Workshop for priests and seminarians hosted last week by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Hailing from all over the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Italy, and the Philippines, the participating priests and seminarians stayed at the campus of Mundelein Seminary to attend a hands-on workshop on the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass of the Roman rite held at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House … more.

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Link to the Traditional-Mass Workshop Site