Sunday, August 6, 2017

The great Qualifying Adjectives War

The great Qualifying Adjectives War has recently intensified, ratched-up, and reached the deadly naming-names stage.

Faithful Catholics are now being branded as Collaborationists*; that is, those who have usurped The Divinely-Constitued authority bestowed by Jesus Christ on His Catholic Church, the soi disant traditionalists, have identified those who maintain the Bonds of Unity in Worship, Doctrine, and Authority - the sine qua non of Catholicism - as Collaborationists, the official enemy of the Traditionalists who consider our Full Communion with the One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church as akin to sleeping with the enemy.


As Cornelia Ferreira pointed out in her most recent post:
…a synthesis between many traditionalists and conservatives [is] taking place in front of our eyes. A new entity has arisen:  Conservative-Traditionalism.

Prominent traditionalists who have recently been collaborating with conservatives for the sake of a “common good” (the Consecration of Russia, in this case) have effectively opened the windows to errors and heretical ideas.



AD BEATISSIMI APOSTOLORUM 
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE BENEDICT XV
APPEALING FOR PEACE 
TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN THE PATRIARCHS, 
PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS,
AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES 
IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE.

Nov. 1, 1914

23. As regards matters in which without harm to faith or discipline - in the absence of any authoritative intervention of the Apostolic See - there is room for divergent opinions, it is clearly the right of everyone to express and defend his own opinion. But in such discussions no expressions should be used which might constitute serious breaches of charity; let each one freely defend his own opinion, but let it be done with due moderation, so that no one should consider himself entitled to affix on those who merely do not agree with his ideas the stigma of disloyalty to faith or to discipline.


24. It is, moreover, Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as "profane novelties of words," out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: "This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved" (Athanas. Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim "Christian is my name and Catholic my surname," only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself.

ABS is a Christian Catholic because he follows Jesus Christ in the Universal Church He established.

Guess that makes ABS a Collaborationist :)

If this was not such an museum quality example of demonic confusion on the part of the self-righteous, self-promoting authority on what does or does not constitute Tradition, then it would be uproariously funny because insane.

Ok, it IS funny in a self-parodying way as the praxis of far too many soi distant traditionalists shows them to be part of the same partisan party as the one Martin Luther created - daily assailing and attacking Pope and Council.

* A collaborationist person or group works with an enemy  who has taken control of their country.

O, and so we see the putative truth about whose Church it is and who has the Divinely Constituted authority.

Will there come a time when the soi disant trads ask themselves this question as they continue their madness?





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