CHRISTUS REX

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Christus Rex is an independent Traditional Catholic organization separate from Antonius Aquinas

 

Latin: The Language of the Church

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The Conciliar Church revolutionaries like their Protestant ancestors well understood that to accomplish their nefarious goals they had to replace Latin as the language of their new creed.  While the Second Vatican Anti-council stated that Latin should remain the language of the Church, exceptions were made beginning with the reading of the Epistle and Gospel in the vernacular.  The exception soon became the rule as the Novus Ordo worship service (Paul VI/Montini’s Mass) was soon to be heard in a variety of vulgar tongues.  Latin was ruthlessly expunged in the new heretical rites and with it the universality of the Catholic Church.

All of the saints, doctors, theologians, popes, clerics and even the laity knew that Latin was essential if the Faith was to be maintained and that if it was replaced, the Church would dissolve into factions and sects like those among the Protestants.  Cardinal Cajetan echoed this fundamental tenet in a letter to the arch heretic, Martin Luther:

You know, a time will come when a man will no longer be able to say, ‘I speak Latin

and am a Christian’ and go his way in peace.  There will come frontiers of all kinds –

between men – and there will be no end to them.

Most serious scholarship, even from a secular standpoint, confirms this idea.  The historian, Ken Pennington, in his superb essay, “A Short History of Canon Law from Apostolic Times to 1917,” illustrates the importance of Latin in the development of canon law.

[T]eachers in . . .  law schools throughout Europe not only used the same libri legales

[legal texts] in their classrooms; they also used the same language of instruction:

Latin.  This lingua franca guaranteed that the focus of the law was universal and not

particular.

Over the centuries, canon law became universal with scholars and Churchmen throughout Europe studying and writing commentaries on similar texts.  “Unlike today,” Pennington writes, “the schools and jurists who taught in them were not isolated geographically, linguistically, and jurisdictionally from each other.  Christendom had, for the most part, a “homogeneous curriculum” which “formed the foundation of every jurist’s training.”  He concludes: “The result . . . was the development of a common European jurisprudence that emerged during the thirteenth century.”

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Such synthesis would have been impossible without Latin.

Any serious religion has its own “sacred” language which expresses its doctrines, training of its hierarchy, and is used in its ceremonies.  After a half century, it is beyond clear that Novus Ordo Catholicism is not a serious religion nor was constructed to be one.

The revival of true Catholicism will not come about with a reform of the present system with its myriad of vulgar tongues, but must be based once again on the sacred language which conquered the known world both politically and spiritually.

posted by editors/7-9-18

 

St. Paul Versus “Pope Francis”

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June 30 is the traditional feast day of the commemoration of the Doctor to the Gentiles, the incomparable St. Paul whose intercession is sorely needed in this era of apostasy.  St. Paul’s sublime Epistles demonstrate again and again that the figure that now sits upon St. Peter’s Chair and the organization he heads is preaching a different faith than what the former Pharisee taught two millennium ago.

In his Epistle to the Romans, which one historian called a “theological masterpiece,” St. Paul forthrightly condemns sodomy:

Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, to uncleanness: to

dishonor their own bodies among themselves.  Romans 1:24

Unlike Bergoglio, who in his infamous quip said “who am I to judge,” gave the abominable practice tacit approval, St. Paul, however, pulls no punches:

And in like manner the men also, leaving the natural use of the woman, have

burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is

filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

Romans 1:27

Sodomy is ultimately the result of man’s rejection of God and the creation of secular societies.  The consequence of a Godless world leaves man to his own devices where he will invariably adopt vile practices:

And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge; God delivered them up to a

reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.  Being filled with all

iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention,

deceit, malignity, whispers.  Romans 1: 28-29

The Conciliar Church’s abandonment of the true Sacraments has meant the withdrawal of sanctifying Grace upon the Church and its members.  It is now like any other Protestant sect.

From the words, their meaning, and tone – do any of the above passages quoted sound like anything that has been said by Bergoglio or any of his Conciliar predecessors?   This is why it is a rarity that St. Paul is mentioned by Newpopes.  None of their “teachings” could ever be justified in the light of his life and words.

The next time Bergoglio gives an “interview” or utters some blasphemy, which routinely occurs, Catholics can turn to St. Paul where solace, guidance, and Christ’s doctrines are unambiguously taught.

posted by editors/6-29-18

St. Gregory and the Crusades

 

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The recent feast day (May 25) of St. Gregory VII – Hildebrand – shows again that while it was Pope Urban II who “officially” called for what would later become known as a “crusade,” the idea of it had stretched back in Christians’ consciousness for centuries.  Just prior to Urban II’s declaration at Clermont, his predecessor, St. Gregory, preached liberation of the Holy Land from Muslim control and had it not been for his continuous battle with the German Emperor Henry IV, St. Gregory may have carried his dream to a successful conclusion.*

The idea of an armed expedition to liberate the Holy Sepulchre and other Christian sites had not only been on the mind of the great pope, but it had been an aspiration of many Christians since the Muslim conquest in the seventh century.  Hildebrand’s saintly life doubtlessly inspired not only future popes, but Christian princes, knights, and the general populace.  Dom Prosper Gueranger in his magisterial Liturgical Year wrote:

And yet, Gregory was that Father of the Christian world who, from the very

commencement of his pontificate, was full of the thought of driving the Mahometans

out of Europe, and of delivering the Christians from the yoke of the Saracens.  It was

the inspiration taken up by his successors, and carried out under the name of the

Crusades.**

In a letter to the Faithful, St. Gregory pleaded with his flock to take up arms and relieve their fellow Christians from the “outrages” and “cruelties” that they had been subjected to:

If we love God, if we call ourselves Christians, we must grieve over such evils; but

we should do more than grieve over them.  Our Savior’s example and the duty of

fraternal charity impose upon us the obligation of giving our lives for the

deliverance of our fellow-Christians.  Know then, that trusting in the mercy of God

and in the might of arm, we are doing and preparing everything in our power in

order to give immediate help to the Christian Empire.***

The Vicar of Christ told the then Emperor Henry IV, that he himself would lead an assault which was assembling in response to his plea:

My admonition to the Christians of Italy and the countries beyond the Alps has been

favorably received.  At this moment, fifty thousand men are preparing; and, if they

can have me to head the expedition as leader and Pontiff, they are willing to march

to battle against the enemies of God, and, with the divine assistance, to go even to

our Lord’s Sepulchre.****

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The aged pontiff not only had liberation of the Holy Land in his mind, but sought the reunification of Eastern and Western Churches:

There is one thing which urges me to do this: it is the state of the Church of

Constantinople, which is separated from us in what regards the dogma of the Holy

Ghost, and which must be brought back to union with the Apostolic See.  Almost the

whole of Armenia has abandoned the Catholic faith.  In a word, the greater portion

of the Orientals require to know what is the faith of Peter, on the various questions

which are being mooted among them. . . .  We, then also feel urged, if Christ opens to

us a way, to undertake this expedition for the interests of the faith, and in order to

give aid to the Christians.*****

For the study of Christendom and the Crusades in particular, St. Gregory’s call and attempt at the liberation of the Holy Land is important.  That his pontificate was severely hindered by the nefarious activities of Henry IV evidenced the growing power of secular authority at the expense of the Church and the nobility.  It must be remembered that when Urban II called for a crusade, a decade after St. Gregory’s death, the response came from the great princes and dukes not the monarchs.

By far, the First Crusade was the most successful, while those that followed which were kingly led, accomplished little.  While amassing power at home, the monarchs failed in their Christian duty to the Church, popes, Christendom and, ultimately, to their Maker.

*Dom Prosper Guéranger, The Liturgical Year, Vol. VIII, Book 2, 560.

**Ibid.

***Ibid.

****Ibid., 561.

*****Ibid.

posted by editors/6-17-18