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.
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?”
We’re pleased to welcome Don Mauro Tranquillo to discuss one of the least well known, but arguably, most vital of the errors to come from the Second Vatican Council, Collegiality. Collegiality, as Father will discuss, is not just about democratizing the Church, but would completely upend the doctrine of the Church regarding Bishops, and by it, do great danger to both the Episcopacy and the Papacy.
Today we’re speaking with Fr. Jonathan Loop about Religious Liberty. This, like Ecumenism, is one of the major exports of the Second Vatican Council. By it, we’re led to believe that someone’s religion is their conscience, and no one else should tell them how to believe. But Father Loop will explain to us how, while this sounds very nice, is completely missing the mark on what Liberty is – and how the Church has changed from its previous practice, of Religious Toleration.
This week, we’re speaking with Fr. Patrick Summers, the District Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X in Asia about Ecumenism. Ecumenism, as we have seen in Episode 23, was one of the driving factors behind the Novus Ordo Mass – but today we’ll explore the other effects of Ecumenism on the Catholic Church, and how, instead of being the new way to evangelize, as was blindly promised, threatens to turn Catholicism into a schizophrenic religion.
A slightly different episode for you this week, as we’re not tackling a new topic, but getting some questions answered that some of our listeners and viewers asked about the recent set of episodes on the Novus Ordo Mass. Father Franks joined us to go a little deeper on questions of validity of the New Mass, why this rite is different than other rites the Church has had in the past, and bluntly, how does the Society of Saint Pius X have any authority in these matters?
On this episode, we’re talking with Fr. Paul Robinson, the Prior of Saint Isidores in Denver, Colorado, about the practical matters that Catholics should know about the Novus Ordo Mass. Over the last two episodes, we’ve looked at the inherent problems in this new formulation of the New Mass. Today, we’ll see what that means for us as Catholics. Do these problems mean that the New Mass is invalid? Or should we even be attending the New Mass, if we have the choice?
We’ll continue our discussion of the Novus Ordo Mass today with Fr. Paul-Isaac Franks, professor of Theology at Saint Marys College. Last time, we looked at the New Mass’s Ecumenical intent. Today, we’ll see how the New Mass is a direct expression of the New Theology that was condemned by Pope Pius XII. But this problematic theology came back in full force during the second Vatican council, and when the New Mass was developed, it drew on this new theology, putting aside much of the traditional theology contained in the Church’s Magisterium.
We’re starting our 4-episode look at the Novus Ordo Mass, which was introduced in 1969. We’ll be covering a different aspect during each of these episodes, today, looking at the New Mass, and how it was developed as an Ecumenical Rite. We know from previous episodes that the Church had pivoted in its relationship to other religions. But the New Mass is a striking example of this Ecumenist spirit – and Fr. Reuter will explain to us how nearly every change that was made was done to appease Non-Catholics.
With this episode, we’re starting our study of the period after the Second Vatican Council. Over the next twenty or so episodes, we’ll be diving into topics like the Novus Ordo Mass, Religious Liberty, Collegiality, the Hermeneutic of Continuity, Feenyism, Obedience and its Limits, Sedevacantism, Ecumenism, Infallibility, the new Canonizations, Supplied Jurisdiction, and much more. But today, we’ll start with the reforms that started to take place just after the Second Vatican Council. Father John-Mark McFarland will take us through the immediate aftermath of the council, and show us how the Council, and the “Spirit of Vatican II” meant an immediate overhaul, and deformation of everything in the Church.
- Notes from Episode 41: None
- Notes from Episode 40: The Dream of Dakar
- Notes from Episode 39: Novus Ordo Priests and Bishops
- Notes from Episode 38: No notes
- Notes from Episode 36-37: How can an Indefectible Church… ?
- Notes from Episode 35: Must all Catholics Accept Vatican II?
- Notes from Episode 34: Sedevacantism
• “Permanence of the Papacy”
- Notes from Episode 33: Obedience & its Limits
- Notes from Episodes 31-32: Feeneyism
- Notes from Episode 30: Hermeneutic of Continuity
- Transcript from Episode 29: Collegiality
- Notes from Episode 28: Religious Liberty
- Notes from Episode 27: Ecumenism: Evangelization or Schizophrenia?
- No Notes from Episode 26
- Notes from Episode 25: Should Catholics Attend the New Mass?
- Notes from Episode 24: New Mass, Proclaiming a New Theology
- Notes from Episode 23: An Ecumenical Rite
- Notes from Episode 22: Post-Conciliar Reforms
- Notes from Episode 19-21: The Course of the Council
- Notes from Episode 18: The Secret Work that would Take Over the Council
- Notes from Episode 17: How Vatican II Started Out – Pretty Great!
- Notes from Episode 16: The New Theology & “Seeking the Mystery of Christ”
- Notes from Episode 15: Change is Always Good – Existentialism
- Notes from Episode 14: Why Freedom & Equality Aren’t Catholic
- Notes from Episode 13: Modernist Popes in Their Own Words
- Notes from Episodes 11-12: Modernism
- Notes from Episode 10: Modernist Infiltration – The Beginnings
- No Notes from Episode 9
- Notes from Episodes 7 & 8: Americanism
- Notes from Episode 6: Liberal Catholics Don’t Exist
- Notes from Episode 5: What is Liberalism?
- Notes from Episode 4: Liberalism’s Errors
- Notes from Episode 3: Origins – Descartes and Kant
- Notes from Episode 2: Origins – Nominalism and Luther
- Notes from Episode 1: Is There a Crisis?