Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Francscan Friars ask to be dispensed of their vows: Franciscans Sisters of the Immaculate being suppressed -Roberto de Mattei

Franciscans of the Immaculate ( Roberto de Mattei ) The last doubt, for those who still had them , have definitely been removed. There  exists a definite plan for the systematic destruction of the Franciscans of the Immaculate , the two religious institutes founded by Father Stefano Maria Manelli , now swept away by the storm .Monday, May 19, 2014 , Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life , announced to the Mother General of the Franciscans of the Immaculate , the appointment, with immediate effect , of a " visitor " to the Institute , with powers of full  control, equivalent to those of a " Commissioner " . In the general house of Frattocchie, Sr. Fernanda Barbiero, of the Sisters of St. Dorothy Maestre  took office , ipso facto...
The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate are a religious order of pontifical right, which is distinguished by the young average age , the number of vocations and especially  the rigor with which they live their charism , according to the approved Rule of St. Francis of Assisi . One section  of them carries an intense apostolic mission  in Africa, Brazil and the Philippines, while another  has embraced the contemplative life , in a spirit of deep austerity and prayer. The Sisters , inspired by the example of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe , run publishing houses , radio and popular  mainstream journals , such as " Il Settimanale di Padre Pio". This apostolate of conquest , combined with a love of tradition , is certainly one of the cause of hatred that is directed to them and the Franciscan Friars.On 11 July 2013, Cardinal Braz de Aviz has entrusted the government of the Franciscans of the Immaculate , an " apostolic commissioner ," which in less than a year has managed to disrupt the order , forcing the best Friars to ask for permission to be dispensed of their vows, to live their vocation in another way  and to leave  an Institute now reduced to a field of ruins.
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The case of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate is now more serious  than the  Institute for the Friars . The pretext for the "visit " and then creating a commissioner for the Friars was the presence of a small and aggressive group of " dissidents" , encouraged and nurtured from the outside. No dissent has manifested itself , however, between the sisters , who live in a spirit of unity and brotherly love . The Franciscans of the Immaculate,Sisters and Friars are being suppressed especially for their approach to Tradition ,which is  in conflict with the practice of most of the Institutes of Consecrated Life...

Faced with the collapse of the post - theological and pastoral council , they have expressed an attachment to the orthodoxy of the Church , which contrasts with the doctrinal and liturgical creativity  prevalent today . The Congregation for Religious sees this sentire cum ecclesia "traditional"  incompatibile with  sentire cum ecclesia ...The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life committed a blatant abuse of power when they prevented  the Franciscans of the Immaculate offering Mass according to the ancient Roman Rite . The Friars also committed a clear error when they agreed to give up the celebration of the traditional Mass . They justified their waiver on the basis of two reasons: obedience and bi- ritualism . But the underlying problem is not the mono-or bi- ritualism .The fact is that the traditional Mass was never abrogated and can not be, and that all priests retain the right to celebrate it. The cornerstone of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI(July 7, 2007) states every priest has the right "to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the...Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and which was never abrogated , as an extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church . " It is a universal law of the Church , which confirms the Bull Quo Primum of St. Pius V (1570 ) . No priest has ever been punished , or could be, because he celebrates the traditional Mass . It can never be imposed on the faithful, nuns or lay people who are not to waive the right to a Rite canonized by the use of almost two millennia of Church history.

Obedience is a virtue, perhaps the highest . But the problem that arises in the Church today is who and what we should obey.
When obedience to human authorities , instead of perfecting the spiritual life, prejudice , jeopardizing their salvation, must be vigorously rejected, because we must obey God rather than men (Acts 5 : 29).Perhaps Cardinal Braz de Aviz wants to push the nuns to move en masse to the Society of St. Pius X , in order to prove that there is no space... possible between the traditionalist " schismatics " and the Church " conciliar " . He seems to forget , however, two things : first, that many bishops and even entire conferences of bishops are now separated from the Church's faith in a much greater extent than separated from the Society of St. Pius X by the ecclesiastical authorities ; secondly that canon law allows the Friars and Sisters to be freed from their vows to regroup in the form of a private association of the faithful , living their vocation outside of any arbitrary taxation (tax 298-311 ) .Can the Congregation of the Religious Sisters refuse  400 sisters if they ask to be dispensed with their vows? It would be a brutal violation of the freedom of conscience of which today there is so much talk and so much nonsense . The traditional doctrine of the Church considers inviolable, freedom of conscience in the internal forum , because no one can be forced in his choices , but denies that freedom in the public sphere , or the external forum , because only the truth , and not the error has no rights. The fanatics of Vatican II theorize religious freedom in the external forum , recognizing the rights of all religions and sects, but deny it in the internal forum , processing the intentions and invading the realm of individual conscience.But is it  possible to impose by force, on  the Friars and Sisters , to remain within a religious institute,  which you do not recognize because its identity has been destroyed  ? The principle that animarum salus suprema lex , is the basis not only of canon law , but of the spiritual life of every baptized person , which  must be an indispensable rule of  action for the salvation of the soul.If, in this perspective, some , following a right conscience , wanted to resist unjust orders what do you expect ? A hug dialoguing, mercy or a harsh stick policy ? Expulsion, censure, suspension a divinis  , excommunications and interdicts, are now reserved only for  those who retain the orthodox faith ?One last question is unanswered for the moment.Is not the stick of Cardinal Braz de Aviz is in open contradiction with the policy of mercy of Pope Francis...? (Roberto de Mattei ) (emphasis added) Translated by L.A.

Salus animarum suprema lex?

Salus animarum suprema lex?

Francescane dell'Immacolata(di Roberto de Mattei) Gli ultimi dubbi, per chi ancora ne avesse, sono definitivamente caduti. Esiste un piano per la sistematica distruzione dei Francescani e delle Francescane dell’Immacolata, i due istituti religiosi fondati da padre Stefano Maria Manelli, oggi travolti dalla bufera.
Lunedì 19 maggio 2014, il cardinale João Braz de Aviz, prefetto della Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata, ha annunciato alla Madre generale delle Francescane dell’Immacolata, la nomina, con effetto immediato, di una “visitatrice” per l’Istituto, con poteri di ferreo controllo che di fatto equivalgono a quelli di una “commissaria”. Nella casa generalizia delle Frattocchie si è insediata, ipso facto, suor Fernanda Barbiero, dell’Istituto Suore Maestre S. Dorotea, una religiosa “adulta” e aggiornata, di tendenza moderatamente femminista, fautrice, con qualche anno di ritardo, dell’“umanesimo integrale” maritainiano.
Le Suore Francescane dell’Immacolata sono un ordine religioso di diritto pontificio, che si distingue per la giovane età media, per il numero delle vocazioni e soprattutto per il rigore con cui vivono il loro carisma, secondo la Regola bollata di san Francesco d’Assisi. Una parte di esse esercita un intenso apostolato missionario dall’Africa, al Brasile, alle Filippine, mentre un’altra parte ha abbracciato la vita contemplativa, in spirito di profonda austerità e preghiera. Le Suore, ispirandosi al modello di san Massimiliano Maria Kolbe, gestiscono case editrici, radio, riviste di grande diffusione popolare, come “Il Settimanale di Padre Pio”. Questo apostolato di conquista, unito all’amore per la Tradizione, è certamente una delle cause dell’odio che si è addensato su di loro e sui confratelli Francescani.
L’11 luglio 2013, il cardinale Braz de Aviz ha affidato il governo dei Francescani dell’Immacolata, ad un “commissario apostolico”, che in meno di un anno è riuscito a disgregare l’ordine, costringendo i migliori Frati a chiedere le dispense dai loro voti, per uscire da un Istituto ormai ridotto a un campo di rovine e poter vivere in altro modo la propria vocazione.
Il caso delle Francescane che ora si apre è ancora più grave di quello dell’Istituto maschile. Il pretesto per la “visita” e poi per il commissariamento dei Frati fu la presenza di un piccolo e aggressivo gruppo di “dissidenti”, incoraggiato e alimentato dall’esterno. Nessuna dissidenza si è manifestata invece tra le Suore, che vivono in spirito di unione e carità fraterna. Francescane e Francescani dell’Immacolata, devono essere soppressi soprattutto per il loro avvicinamento alla Tradizione, in conflitto con la prassi della maggior parte degli Istituti di Vita consacrata. Diciamo avvicinamento perché le due congregazioni francescane sono nate e si situano al di fuori del mondo “tradizionalista”.
Di fronte allo sfascio teologico e pastorale del post-concilio, esse hanno manifestato un attaccamento all’ortodossia della Chiesa che contrasta con la creatività dottrinale e liturgica oggi imperante. La congregazione per i religiosi considera questo sentire cum ecclesia “tradizionale” incompatibile con il sentire cum ecclesia “vaticansecondista”.
La Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata commise un palese abuso di potere quando pretese di interdire ai Francescani dell’Immacolata la celebrazione della Messa secondo il Rito romano antico. E i Frati commisero un altrettanto evidente errore quando accettarono di rinunciare alla celebrazione della Messa tradizionale. Essi giustificarono la loro rinuncia sulla base di due motivi: l’obbedienza e il bi-ritualismo. Ma il problema di fondo non è il mono o il bi-ritualismo.
Il fatto è che la Messa tradizionale non è mai stata abrogata e non può esserlo e che tutti i sacerdoti conservano il diritto a celebrarla. Il cardine del Motu proprio di Benedetto XVI Summorum Pontificum del 7 luglio 2007 sta in quella riga che concede ad ogni sacerdote il diritto di «celebrare il Sacrificio della Messa secondo l’edizione tipica del Messale Romano promulgato dal B. Giovanni XXIII nel 1962 e mai abrogato, come forma straordinaria della Liturgia della Chiesa». Si tratta di una legge universale della Chiesa che conferma la Bolla Quo primum di san Pio V (1570). Mai nessun sacerdote è stato punito, o potrebbe esserlo per aver celebrato la Messa tradizionale. Mai potrà essere imposto a dei fedeli, laici o suore che siano, di rinunciare al bene di un Rito canonizzato dall’uso di quasi due millenni di storia della Chiesa.
L’obbedienza è una virtù, forse la più alta. Ma il problema che oggi si pone nella Chiesa è a chi e a che cosa si debba obbedire. Quando l’obbedienza alle autorità umane, invece di perfezionare la vita spirituale, la pregiudica, mettendo a repentaglio la propria salvezza, deve essere vigorosamente rifiutata, perché bisogna obbedire a Dio prima che agli uomini (Atti, 5, 29).
Forse il cardinale Braz de Aviz vuole spingere le suore a passare in massa alla Fraternità San Pio X, per poter dimostrare che non c’è spazio possibile tra i tradizionalisti “scismatici” e la Chiesa “conciliare”. Egli sembra dimenticare però due cose: in primo luogo che molti vescovi e addirittura intere conferenze episcopali si trovano oggi separati dalla fede della Chiesa in misura molto maggiore di quanto non sia separata la Fraternità San Pio X dalle autorità ecclesiastiche; in secondo luogo che il diritto canonico permette alle Suore e ai Frati di essere sciolti dai loro voti per riorganizzarsi nella forma di un’associazione privata di fedeli, vivendo la propria vocazione al di fuori di ogni arbitraria imposizione  (canoni 298-311).
La congregazione dei Religiosi rifiuterebbe a 400 suore le dispense dei voti che dovessero chiedere? Sarebbe una brutale violazione di quella libertà di coscienza di cui oggi tanto si parla, e così spesso a sproposito. La dottrina tradizionale della Chiesa considera inviolabile la libertà di coscienza in foro interno, perché nessuno può essere forzato nelle sue scelte, ma nega tale libertà nell’ambito pubblico, o foro esterno, perché solo la verità, e non l’errore ha diritti. I fanatici del Vaticano II teorizzano la libertà religiosa in foro esterno, riconoscendo i diritti di tutti i culti e le sette, ma la negano in foro interno, processando le intenzioni e invadendo l’ambito della coscienza individuale.
Ma è possibile imporre con la forza, a Frati e Suore, di restare all’interno di un istituto religioso in cui non si riconoscono, perché ne è stata distrutta l’identità? Il principio secondo cui salus animarum suprema lex, è il fondamento non solo del diritto canonico, ma della vita spirituale di ogni battezzato, che deve avere come regola irrinunciabile del proprio agire la salvezza della propria anima.
Se, in questa prospettiva, qualcuno, seguendo la retta coscienza, volesse resistere agli ordini ingiusti che cosa lo aspetterebbe? Un abbraccio dialogante e misericordioso o la dura politica del bastone? Espulsioni, censure, sospensioni a divinis, scomuniche e interdetti sono ormai riservate solo a chi si mantiene nella fede ortodossa?
Un’ultima domanda è per il momento senza risposta. Il bastone del cardinale Braz de Aviz è in aperta contraddizione con la politica di misericordia di papa Francesco o ne costituisce una singolare espressione? (Roberto de Mattei)



There is still no comment from the Society of St.Pius X (SSPX) regarding the blog posts which point out that Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior General of the SSPX has made a factual mistake in his last Letter to Friends and Benefactors.
The SSPX is not denying that their Superior General has made an objective error which leads to an irrational theology and new doctrine in the interpretation of Vatican Council II.
Neither do they admit that without this irrational inference used in the interpretation of the documents of  Vatican Council II, the Council would be traditional and in harmony with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
There is so much of confusion among SSPX priests on this issue so it is understandable that no one wants to defend Bishop Bernard Fellay.
The SSPX General Chapter Statement 2012 affirmed extra ecclesiam nulla salus and said there were no exceptions.While on the SSPX website Fr.Francois Laisney assumes that being saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire are known exceptions to the traditional interpretation of the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Church. The SSPX is also selling a book  authored by Fr.Laisney, with this factual error, repeated by Bishop Bernard Fellay.
-Lionel Andrades


Whoever is saved by God is linked to the Church but do all need to be Catholic to be saved in 2014 ? Yes!

This Pontifical document promotes a theology of religions by not affirming that non Catholics need to convert for salvation. Their religions are not paths to salvation.( CDF, Notification on Fr.Jacques Dupuis S.J . 2001)
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“Whoever is saved by God is without doubt linked to, and in relationship with, the church' of course, but the controversial issue for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, which they have neglected again, is, 'do all people need to be Catholic to be saved in 2014'? 
According to Vatican Council II the answer is a clear, YES.
All need 'faith and baptism' (Ad Gentes 7). Extra ecclesiam nulla salus.( Council of Florence 1441, Catechism of the  Pope Pius X ,Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 846, AG 7)etc.
 “Whoever is saved by God is without doubt linked to, and in relationship with, the church, although at times not in an outwardly apparent manner,” says the document  “Dialogue in Truth and Charity: Pastoral Orientations for Interreligious Dialogue” published on May 19,2014 by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,Vatican.
'although at times not in an outwardly apparent manner', why does this have to be mentioned by  Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran, the Prefect of this Pontifical Council ? We do not know of any such case in 2014. As a possibility known only to God a person could be saved outside the Church but we do not know of any such case.De facto there is no known case. So this hypothetical case is not an exception to extra ecclesiam nulla salus or to Ad Gentes 7.Cardinal Tauran does not know of any one in 2014  saved outside the visible boundaries of the Church or who is going to be saved as such and so does not need to convert into the Catholic Church with 'faith and baptism'.
' and because the Holy Spirit is at work in the world and in the hearts of men and women, even beyond her (the church’s) visible boundaries' the document mentions.Dominus Iesus says that other religions have deficiences, errors and superstition. This cannot be the work of the Holy Spirit. Even when the Holy Spirit is present among non Catholics they need to convert into the Catholic Church for salvation (Dominus Iesus 20, AG 7, CCC 846 etc).The document does not affirm  this traditional teaching, on salvation and other religions, which is  affirmed by Vatican  Council II.
From what is said and omitted it is clear that Cardinal Tauran is interpreting all magisterial documents with the inference of being able to see the dead-saved who are exceptions to the traditional teaching on salvation.Without the inference, the dead man walking and visible premise, the ecclesiology of Vatican Council II would be traditional.
This Pontifical document promotes a theology of religions by not affirming that non Catholics need to convert for salvation. Their religions are not paths to salvation.( CDF,Notification on Fr.Jacques Dupuis S.J 2001).

The document approves praying together with others in certain circumstances.This will be the exception to the rule. This  will be the green light  needed by liberals for joint prayers.It will be another important  milestone in the Vatican's support for the one world religion lobby.
-Lionel Andrades


Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,Vatican rejects Vatican Council II (Ad Gentes 7) : all need faith and baptism for salvation

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,Vatican rejects Vatican Council II (Ad Gentes 7) : all need faith and baptism for salvation

Pope Francis poses with Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during meeting Vatican (CNS)
Catholics believe that Jesus and his church are necessary for salvation, the document says, although exactly how that occurs in all situations may not be immediately apparent. “Whoever is saved by God is without doubt linked to, and in relationship with, the church, although at times not in an outwardly apparent manner,” it says.

“Dialogue in Truth and Charity: Pastoral Orientations for Interreligious Dialogue” was published on May 19,2014 by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,Vatican.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue,Vatican  has once again rejected Ad Gentes 7 which says all need faith and baptism for salvation. According to Vatican Council II (AG 7) Hindus, Buddhists, Jews,Muslims and others do not have 'faith and baptism' and so are oriented to Hell unless they convert into the Church.

When the Pontifical Council states 'Catholics believe that Jesus and his church are necessary for salvation,' they mean all do not need to convert into the Catholic Church.Siince there could be non Catholics saved in invincible ignorance or the baptism of desire etc. These hypothetical cases known only to God,  for the Pontifical Council would be explicit, visible exceptions to the traditional teaching on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church. The Pontifical Council infers, as  is common among Catholics, that being saved with ' a ray of the Truth'( Nostra Aetate 2) is an exception to all needing to convert into Catholic Church for salvation. So it does not state that all need to convert into the Catholic Church to avoid Hell.
The document states ' although exactly how that occurs in all situations may not be immediately apparent' this is a denial of Ad Gentes 7 . We know that in all situations, in which we meet a non Catholic, he or she needs 'faith and baptism' to go to Heaven and avoid Hell.It is apparent to us that we cannot meet a non Catholic who does not need faith and baptism for salvation.

The Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran.


Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity claims Pope Pius XII condemned the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus :suggests those in invincible ignorance are explicitly known to us and so contradicts the dogma

Vatican website for clergy promotes 'theology of religions', Kung and Knitter : claims Fr.Leonard Feeney was excommunicated for the same interpretation of the dogma as the popes and saints