TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLICS
POST VATICAN II
Roman Catholics who don't agree with the innovations of Vatican II and
generally disagree with ecumenism. They prefer the 16th century Tridentine
Mass in Latin. One group even branded Paul VI as "anti-christ" because he
had committed the "abomination of desolations" by allowing Mass in the
common tongue (Church of St. Joseph, 7/30/72).
The leader of the most influential traditionalist group, the Society of
Pius X, is Marcel Lefebvre, an Archbishop who has openly defied the Pope by
conducting the Old Mass. The Pope suspended him, but he continued
celebrating the Tridentine Mass to thousands and ordaining priests. In
November, 1978, Pope John Paul II had a meeting with Lefebvre, but the
outcome was not publicized.
On May 16, 1983, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was quoted by THE CATHOLIC
VOICE that he expected a Vatican decree that would come closer to accepting
his position regarding the liturgy.
In July 1987, Lefebvre met with Cardinal Ratzinger, but the results were
From VERBUM, (publication of Society of Pius X), Fall 1989 re new
seminarians, "Giving Their All To Gain Heaven."
From VERBUM, Winter 1989/90 re disobedience to the pope, "Look upon a
picture of the crucifixion. If St. John, Our Blessed Mother, and the other
holy women at the foot of the cross had followed the first Pope on that
Good Friday, the only mortal in attendance would have been the soldier with
THE CHICAGO TIMES reported (10/15/84) that Pope John Paul II had decided to
allow Roman Catholics to resume celebrating Mass using 16th century Latin
liturgy, but only in a strictly controlled number of cases.
THE TRADITIONAL MOVEMENT AND ECUMENISM
by Bill Jackson
Since the Traditionalist movement is very much against the ecumenical
movement, and the ecumenical movement must end Satan's super-Church which
will use Romanism as its structure, how can the Traditionalists fit into
any ecumenical scheme? At first glance, it seems that this movement must
pale into insignificance and eventually evaporate if ecumenical plans are
to be completed.
This, however, may not be the case. There is no doubt about it, the
Traditionalists are the real Roman Catholics. How can the Roman Catholic
structure become truly ecumenical if it is really Traditionmal Romanism
that is true Romanism?
Archbishop Lefebvre has no intention of forming a group of maverick
priests that will do sniper duty at the fringes of Romanism forever. The
whole desire of the Traditionalist leaders is to keep intact a band of true
Traditional Catholic priests who will be the core of the papacy that
Traditionalists are looking for, a true Roman Catholic papacy with a strong
Traditionalist pope. Prophetically, it is impossible to determine when this
might happen. It may be that pope John Paul II, a relative conservative to
his three previous counterparts but a liberal when compared with his
successor, will wring all the juice out of the ecumenical movement and get
as many groups to jump on the band wagon. He may die just before December
25, 2000, and the new pope will give the 2000th birthday present to Christ
of much of the world.
This world will include many who came in under the ecumenism of John
Paul II, most of whom will probably stay even after a true Roman pope
appears on the scene. Global disaster, possibly caused as a result of the
Rapture, may contribute to this. In any case, all the anathemas of Trent
will be reinforced, and the Papacy will head a world crusade to complete
the super-Church. This will be by force and with great persecution. The
Inquisition will bring forth all weapons to make the world Catholic.
Satan will view this as a "millennium", and plans to keep it going for
1000 years. If we are here, true Christians will know it as a time of
unparalleled tribulation. Whether or not the true Church will be on earth
at this time is up to God to figure out. It may be Satanic tribulation
which is a harbinger of the Great Tribulation. But any thought along this
line demands careful study of the Traditionalist movement, for even though
they are out of the mainstream today, they will probably become the core of
the Romanism that brings about the one world church.
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