Franks reviews the year long project that was the Crisis in the Church Series, and looks ahead at the next series that is under development.Read More
Crisis in the Church Series
e would be no one better to give the final word in this series than the Superior General of the SSPX, Don Davide Pagliarani. He graciously agreed to take some time from his duties to give us his thoughts on what the traditional restoration of the Church might look like after this major upheaval, and finally, what the answer – what is the solution to the Crisis in the Church.Read More
Today we’ll ask, “Father, what can I do about the Crisis in the Church?” Is there anything I can do about the Crisis? Do I just hunker down in my home and say the rosary? Do I move my family to a traditional Catholic compound and ignore everything that’s happening? Or should I take a more active role, speaking out, and fighting for the rights of the Church? We invited Fr. David Sherry, the Canadian District Superior for the SSPX to join us and give us what we all need right now – some simple, practical advice for what a lay person should be doing right now.Read More
Whether you have seen every episode of this series so far, or have just seen a couple, or maybe none – this is likely the most important episode we’ve done so far. In the next hour and twenty minutes, Father Wiseman will break down the entire Crisis into 4 simple questions. If you answer yes to the first, we’ll move on to the second question, and so on. By the end, if you’ve said yes to all of them, well, congratulations – you hold the same positions that the Society of Saint Pius X does. Think of this as a choose your own adventure book, except it’s about your Faith, and the stakes are infinite.Read More
“Is it ok for me to attend a Mass of the Society of Saint Pius X?” There are many “experts” who claim one – or several – of the following:
1. You can’t fulfill your Sunday obligation at an SSPX chapel.
2 – You could fulfill your obligation, but it would be sinful to go.
3 – it’s not a sin to attend, but be careful, it promotes a schismatic mentality. So in the conclusion of the Crisis in the Church Series’ study of the SSPX itself, we’ll answer those questions, and let you know why it’s actually…. Good to attend.
This flows directly from the last episode on obedience, and its limits – but takes it to next step entirely. There are several different categories or theories within the sedevacantist structure. We’ll discuss a couple of the most widespread ideas, but broadly, they all share a single disturbing commonality – that those who hold these ideas will necessarily open the door to the wholesale destruction of the hierarchal Catholic Church.Read More
This episode is the linchpin of the Crisis Series – pulling in all the concepts we’ve already learned, and setting the stage for the rest of the episodes. In short, are there limits to obeying a higher authority? Are traditional Catholics just being disobedient and spiteful? What can we learn from this episode about Traditiones Custodes?Read More
We’ll finish where we left off last episode, when we discussed the errors of Father Leonard Feeney, and today we’ll look at the doctrine of “No Salvation Outside the Church.” What does this mean? In order to attain heaven, is it a strict necessity to be baptized with water, and be a practicing Catholic? Are there three baptisms, or just one? What does the Ordinary Magisterium of the Church say on these matters? What about St. Thomas Aquinas, and what about Archbishop Lefebvre – if anyone in the twentieth century was fighting against the impulses of ecumenism that was sweeping the Church, and this doctrine, it would be him – so did he agree with Fr. Feeney?Read More
Today we’ll start the first of two episodes with Fr. Paul Robinson about the doctrine “Outside the Church there is No Salvation.” And today, we’ll be speaking about Fr. Leonard Feeney, and the organizations that he was a part of: the Saint Benedict Center, and the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart. Why discuss this doctrine, and this movement, commonly known as “Feeneyism” during this point in the Crisis in the Church Series? Because this movement, which started before the 2nd Vatican Council, contains stark warnings about the current traditional movement in the 21st century.Read More
Today’s episode takes us into the disconnect between two periods of the Catholic Church: the time before 1965, and the Post-Conciliar – or after Vatican II – Catholic Church. Everyone in the Catholic Church, from Archbishop Lefebvre to Pope Francis, agrees that something changed between these two periods. But there are vast differences between the two in how to explain the transition. Father Steven Reuter will join us to explain a theory that gained a lot of traction under Pope Benedict – the Hermeneutic of Continuity. In short, the central question is, “can both periods of the Catholic Church live in agreement?”Read More