Saturday, December 1, 2012
TRADITIONALISTS SHOOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT AND BECOME HERETICS
Is Pope Benedict preparing the Church for his encyclical on Faith that will be given to the Church during this "Year of Faith." Of course I'm not the "Mentalist" or clairvoyant, but am I?
One of the most important speeches our Holy Father gave occurred in on December 22, 2005, shortly after his election. He gave the Curia and the Catholic world a road map of his papacy that will lead, in my most humble opinion, to the declaration of anathemas of various heresies that have developed since the Second Vatican Council, all revolving around just who has the right to interpret this Council. Guess what folks, it is the Pope and the bishops in union with him, but more importantly, it is the Supreme Pontiff! Traditionalists, as odd as this sounds, don't seem to get it. It is not odd though, for Progressives not to get it! You can read the Holy Father's Speech HERE!
Again, this is my most humble opinion, the Holy Father will simply say what his new Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as made explicit, Archbishop Gerhard Müller, that "Traditionalist and progressive camps that see the Second Vatican Council as a “rupture” both espouse a “heretical interpretation” of the Council and its aims."
Traditionalists don't like the new Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at least, extreme traditionalists who now could be classified as heretics! Even on my blog, there are comments made against His Excellency, Archbishop Gerhard Müller, he himself appointed by our Holy Father to be the Holy Father's mouth piece. In fact Archbishop Muller seems to be acting as the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger did when he headed the very same office. This is exciting news!
At any rate, this really does illustrate how Traditionalists in the extreme become like leftist progressives, but with one difference. The extreme traditionalists think themselves above the Magisterium of the Church and the direction of the Holy See and the traditionalists see themselves as a parallel Church preserving tradition.
But in fact, they dispise the Holy See and the Holy Father like the leftist progressives do, but in a different way, but the mentality is the same.
Father Z has some interesting insights on this and I have a few quotes, but you can read it at his blog, HERE.
Father Z's money quotes:
“You can go into the ditch on either side of the road, left or right. Either way, you are still in a ditch.”
This has been my concern about some members and followers of the SSPX. Can they wind up stuck in the ditch, but on the opposite side of the road from where the LCWR and NCR and Tablistas are mired? I think that is possible, yes.
I don’t think it is all that easy to get yourself into the ditch, since Holy Church is pretty flexible when it comes to some things. Not so much in others, of course. And it is easier by far to go off the road to the left. The shoulder tilts over there and the Enemy of the Soul, it seems to me, is generally ignored on that side, to the peril of all who stray thither.
[I can see now what some on the left are going to do with this. They will say that Muller says that if you don't agree with the Pope on Vatican II, then you are a heretic. They won't make any distinctions about the actual texts in question. Thinking they have scored a point against traddies, they will lose sight of the fact that they themselves are pretty far from the Pope's view of Vatican II. Moreover, the Holy Father's interpretation of Vatican II texts isn't right merely because it is the interpretation of the Holy Father. That helps, of course, when it comes to revealed truth. But there are sound ways to interpret the Church's documents and bad ways. This Pope is right because he grasps the correct way of interpretation apart from the fact that he is also given the graces of the Petrine Office.]
[Sadly, heresy and other problems creep in through stressing points that are true. In a sense, we have to get on with things, a liberals want. But in truth that is because Vatican II, over now for close to 50 years, wasn't nearly as important in the list of Councils as they think it was. On the other side, since the Vatican II wasn't nearly as important as many think, those on the traditionalist side must absorb it, stop insisting that it either isn't a Council or that it must be interpreted in the most negative light possible, and move along with the rest.]