The Primacy of Tradition and Obedience to the Truth – YouTube

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The Primacy of Tradition and Obedience to the Truth

A fundamental principle of the traditionalist movement is that the liturgy of the Church — her body of immemorial, venerable, universal, approved and received rites — stands at the core of what it means to be Catholic, to believe as a Catholic, to live as a Catholic. In its refusal to follow Paul VI’s order to stop using the Roman Rite and to substitute for it his own modern rite, the traditionalist movement was characterized from the start by a primordial act of material disobedience for the sake of a higher obedience. This continues and ought to continue today.

The Primacy of Tradition and Obedience to the Truth – YouTube

Catholics, equipped with the double gift of reason and faith, are capable of recognizing a pope’s public and abject failure to uphold ‘received and approved rites’ (Trent); they are capable of seeing when he is assaulting souls and attempting to destroy the Church. Such efforts on his part deserve to be met with firm resistance. Kwasniewski argues in particular that Traditionis Custodes is absolutely null and utterly void from its first letter to its last punctuation mark, for it rests on impossibilities, incoherences, and contradictions. It attacks the Church’s self-identity in her godly and God-approved worship. It attacks her lex credendi. It attacks the common good of all the faithful—both those that make use of the Roman liturgy and those that make use of other Western rites and Eastern rites, whose position has been radically destabilized. It attacks in a bewildering variety of ways the rights of bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and laity. Now is the time for intelligent, principled, valiant, and uncompromising action. (The full text of this lecture may be found here: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/202…)

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