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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Open Letter to Pope Francis
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Holy Father,

We at A Catholic Life assert the same philosophy we have embodied since our founding, only a few months after the election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

While I accept the authority of the Holy Father and all bishops in union with him, I will not allow the Holy Catholic Church to be torn apart and assaulted by the forces of Modernism, Syncretism, Heresy, and the gross immorality of some of its clergy in the name of the "Spirit of Vatican II". I will not allow our Catholic youth to be robbed of their faith or have their innocence destroyed in the name of "tolerance", "ecumenism", "diversity" or any other politically correct ideology of the day. I am here to promote true Catholicism as taught by those orthodox, faithful members of the clergy. I am here to be a light shining in the darkness of sin that is destroying the Internet through such means as pornography and atheism. In my endeavor to spread piety and holiness, I shall remain completely obedient to the Holy Church, the Holy Father, and my immediate superiors. Never shall I encourage dissent or heresy.

I object to individuals or groups of individuals being given access to Catholic schools, churches, conferences and Church property to promote any belief, teaching, or idea contrary to Catholic teaching as defined by two thousand years of Tradition and Church teaching. I expect every Catholic priest to follow the disciplines of the Catholic Church as he solemnly vowed to do. I expect every bishop to do all he can to safeguard the souls of our children by exercising his authority to ensure proper teaching within Catholic schools and parish religion programs. And I insist that Catholic colleges and universities either teach the True Faith or cease calling themselves Catholic. I assert that homosexual men and pedophiles are not to be admitted to the seminary and that women and married men should never become priests. I object to the use of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion since it has always been taught that only the hands of the ordained minister should touch the Eucharist. I assert that it is a sin to attend Protestant services or worship services of other religions. And I desire for all priests to be taught Latin in the seminary and Gregorian Chant to return in all our churches.

I object to any priest treating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as his personal possession by adding, changing, or removing any part of the Mass on his own authority. Furthermore, I assert that the right of every Catholic priest to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass must be recognized, and I consider it a grave scandal that such a right is not recognized while at the same time countless liturgical and theological novelties are promoted by many in the hierarchy.

We beg your swift action to reform this growing cancer in the Church so that the Faith may be saved and our Lord will triumph.  To Him be the glory through the Immaculate Heart of our Most Blessed Mother.

In Christ,

A Catholic Life

11 comments:

del_button March 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Alan Aversa said...

The the priest he chose (Fr. Dotro) for the job of celebrating the TLM in Buenos Aires didn't follow the rubrics, used the wrong liturgical calendar, etc., and eventually Mass attendance dropped from ~100 to 3, especially since other more qualified priests were available, shows he cares very little about the TLM. Perhaps his pontifical office will sanctify him and deepen his faith; faith affords knowledge of truth much easier and more quickly than other, natural means.

del_button March 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Anonymous said...

Lord hear our prayers +

del_button March 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Priscilla said...

AMEN!✚✠
We shall pray and watch and pray....may he be the Papa our Holy Mother Church so desperately needs! ENOUGH with the modernism!!!!!!!!!

del_button March 14, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Anonymous said...

From what I have read this new pope may not be what we hoped to be,but all things work according to His plan.Matthew your blog has been instrumental to my re-conversion,thank you and God bless

del_button March 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM
Matthew said...

Deo Gratias!

del_button March 15, 2013 at 9:08 PM
LIFE AT EYE LEVEL said...

let him do what he needs to do. allow him to be Christ-like. Everything else is secondary.

del_button March 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Barbara Schoeneberger said...

Be at peace. Summorum Pontificum won't be reversed. And this Pope is a governor who holds to Catholic truths. We have some positive surprises in store.

del_button March 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM
Joann Nelander said...

“Benedict XVI taught with stark clarity for eight years, Papa Franceso, Il Poverello, is about to translate into prophetic thunder” Thomas J. Neal, Ph.D.

I am grateful for the choice the cardinals have made, and, ultlimately, for the pope God has given us; for all things are under the control of God. At first blush, it is obvious that Pope Francis, is more than we deserve, and worthy of our prayerful support. I stand with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in pledging him my obedience and depending on the grace of God to live in that beatitude.

del_button March 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Colleen said...

Amen, Joann! I agree.

del_button March 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Colleen said...

I love what Life at Eye Level said too - let him be Christlike. All else is secondary. Beautiful.

del_button March 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Richard Maffeo said...

I have to wonder why this writer seems near vitriolic in his (or her) comments. I also wonder why he feels he has the right to set himself up as a judge who can make such demands of our Holy Father, as the letter states. While I certainly DO understand any angst about how some in the Church have permitted wickedness to invade and take root in the Church, this letter can appear simply as an angry outburst without redeeming qualities of humility and love. Why don't we wait and see what our Holy Father does before we start demanding how he should lead?

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