The Melkites...no altar girls, no changing words in the Divine and Holy Liturgy to please feminists. It is such a wonderful spiritual experience to escape from the politics and polemics of the Latin Rite....
Thus on October 31, 2016—the beginning of the anniversary year—Pope Francis participated in an ecumenical prayer service in Sweden with representatives of the Lutheran World Federation.
On that occasion, he said: “As Catholics and Lutherans, we have undertaken a common journey of reconciliation. Now, in the context of the commemoration of the Reformation of 1517, we have a new opportunity to accept a common path, one that has taken shape over the past fifty years in the ecumenical dialogue between the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church.
“Nor can we be resigned to the division and distance that our separation has created between us. We have the opportunity to mend a critical moment of our history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often prevented us from understanding one another.”
ABS can not understand how such practicalIndifferentism can be reconciled with The Great Commission.
Jesus Christ also had multiple natural commonalities between Him and the Messias-Deniers - the Jews who did not accept Him as their Saviour - but He was concerned with their Salvation and did not waste time making speeches about what they had in common. What separated Him from those who did not accept Him was of crucial importance - it had eternal consequences for their immortal souls: Luke 19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither, and kill them before me. Read the Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide on this verse which is so shocking to the modernist revolutionaries who are in control of the Shadow Church; O, and you will never hear this in the Lil' Licit Liturgy: Ver. 27.—But those mine enemies (the Jews, His citizens, who would not have Him to reign over them) bring them hither—to my Tribunal, in the valley of Jehosaphat and Jerusalem—and kill them before Me.” In the Greek, “Kill them before my face.” Our Lord alludes to those victorious kings who slew and destroyed their conquered rebels. By this destruction Christ signifies the extreme judgment of the Jews and His other enemies, and their own condemnation to eternal death in Gehenna, and that a living and vital death, where they will be perpetually tormented by death-dealing flames, and yet will never die. Our Lord alludes to Titus, who slaughtered the conquered Jews. He describes precisely to the letter the condemnation of the Jews, and the Gehenna which He has appointed for them when He shall return from heaven to judge and condemn them and the reprobate. It can not be denied that recent Popes have embraced a praxis which communicates to non-Catholics that they do not think a Non-Catholic is in danger of losing his immortal soul and so they speak about what we have in common with those who deny significant parts of the Faith once delivered. Look, ABS has the same percentage of water in his lungs as does a pear but it would be insane to advise ABS that it would really make no difference if two pears are transplanted into his chest to replace his two diseased lungs rather than actual lungs because the percentage of water in lungs and pears is essentially equal. Now, it takes a stark example of stupidity of something similar to Indifferentism to make one take notice today because we Catholics have become so inured to the spiritual danger of Ecumenism - The Universal Solvent of Tradition. Quoted below is an excellent example of the dangers of political conservatism penned by a 19th Century Calvinist Cassandra, but ABS thinks it is fit also for those who are Conservative Catholics. Read it and substitute Conservative Catholic for the conservatism being refereed to...
“It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights, will certainly prevail from the history of its only opponent, Northern conservatism. This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity, and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it he salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious, for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always—when about to enter a protest—very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent rôle of resistance. The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy from having nothing to whip. No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.”
ABS is sorry to have to break this news to Tradistan (tm Rad Trad) but it has recently come to his attention that Pope Saint Pius X must be considered a fake Pope because he changed what sedes claim could not be changed.
Of course, what Pope Saint Pius X changed was every bit as irreformable, per the sedes, as Quo Primum - and it even had the exact same wording in the final paragraph warning the promulgation of Quod a vobis was a decision to remain "forever..."
Quod a vobis (Breviary) had the exact same wording as in its crucial part as did Quo Primum - not surprising as both were promulgated by Pope Saint Pius V, who was just employing the then papal rhetorical boilerplate - but Pope Saint Pius X DID change Qoud a vobis, so he is a heretic and, thus, was never a legitimate Pope, or something...
Pages 53-59 Poor Pope Saint Pius X, he seemed like such a nice Saintly Pope, still sedes rule... ABS could have presented this in a more pacific way but what fun is that? He assumes sedes know he loves them and desires they return to the fulness of faith and catholic form but he also understands the time of trial they are undergoing and the sort of obstacles placed in their path towards reconciliation and it is fun to have those obstacles blowed-up. So, why does he have to be so provocative about them? Essentially, it is because ABS is, at heart, a jerk.