Sacerdotal San Pio X
Distrito America del Sur
+Martinez [Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina]
the invitation of Dom Tomas de Aquino, prior of the Monastery of the
Holy Cross of Nova Friburgo [located in the state of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil – Ed.], Bishop Williamson came to confer the sacrament of
confirmation and give some lectures.
would like to clarify that this trip was organized completely independent of
the SSPX. Indeed, according to the directives left by our founder
Archbishop Lefebvre, only the Superior General, Bishop Fellay in this
case, issues mandates to the auxiliary bishops to undertake a pastoral
visit. This procedure has not been respected, which is a serious act
against the virtue of obedience, but also an attack upon the most
elementary demands of courtesy. In addition, the District Superior's
agreement was not requested as required by the statutes of our
Society. The harmonious collaboration that existed between the SSPX
and the Monastery of the Holy Cross has been broken by this act of
great gravity, so the organizers must take responsibility before God.
Indeed, many faithful were deceived and attended the announced
ceremonies and conferences believing that they had been organized by
reading the article of Fr. Tomas de Aquino, "Honor and Glory to
Bishop Williamson", I firmly denounce the indirect accusations
which were made suggesting
that the SSPX would agree with Modernism and cease fighting in defense
of Catholic Tradition.
insinuations are gratuitous, false, hurtful and injurious to our
Superior General and to the members of the SSPX. I cannot withstand
them and remain
silent. If Bishop Fellay rejected the outstretched hand of Rome on
June 13, it was for doctrinal reasons. And it is because we reject the
Modernist-influenced Vatican II which is the main cause of the ruin of
the Church today and we want to continue saying this, it is also
because we reject the Novus Ordo Missae that departs from Catholic doctrine both "entirely
and specifically", that no practical agreement has been
signed with Rome. This was the position of Archbishop Lefebvre
yesterday and this is the position of Bishop Fellay today. The General
Chapter last July confirmed this [position – Ed.]. Any other
assertion is nothing more than a manipulation or lie. Any prophecy of
a future practical agreement reveals an unhealthy imagination.
early December, Bishop de Galarreta will come to visit and confer the
sacrament of Confirmation in Brazil and other countries in our
district as our Superior General planned for many months.
invite the faithful of Catholic Tradition in Brazil not to pay
attention to rumors, to continue to support their priests with their
sacrifices, prayers, and generosity, and to beg God to send numerous
and ardent vocations to defend and extend the reign of Christ the King
under the noble banner of Catholic Tradition and the protection of the
Most Blessed Virgin Mary. God bless you!