Monday, December 18, 2006

The Mouth of the Lion



But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching may be accomplished and that all the Gentiles may hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. The Lord hath delivered me from every evil work and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Timothy 4:17-18
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I've been reading this book by Dr. David Allen White, professor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and thinking about how essential a book it is. Every Traditionalist should read it. Particularly those who did not grow up with the Traditional Mass but have recognized its superiority and committed to its preservation. It teaches us the cost of Tradition paid by the brave Bishop, His Excellency Castro de Meyer and the priests of Campos, Brazil.

As the ill winds of modernism kicked up and the battlements of the Church militant began to be buffetted, Bishop Castro de Meyer knew that it was imperative to "innoculate his flock against error".

In a very simple method and without appeasement, ambiguity or affectation, the good Bishop published, exhorted and explained. His flock answered with obedience and courage.

Some quotes:


Now, beloved sons, what is denied today under a pretense of "new Theology" brings back into the Church the deleterious poison of modernism. According to these "new theologies", the dogmatic Truth is only a vacuum which is filled in differently in the successive epochs of History.

and


Guard yourselves dear brothers, against all novelties. Revealed Truth is always the same.


And in this holy Bishop's farewell letter to his flock dated June 1st, 1981,

As an antidote to this dangerous and subtle infiltration which would move us away from the road to salvation, we reaffirm continuosly our belief in the only Church of Jesus Christ, holy, catholic, apostolic - credo in unam sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam- outisde of which there is no salvation-extra quam nullus omnio salvatur (Latern Council IV).


A great Christmas gift, an inspiring read, an education and a gift to Traditionalists.

1 comment:

Thomas Shawn said...

I'll check it out.

I was thinking about Campos the other day. Their priests issued this great laundry list of why they cannot "do" the new mass.

Each reason could really be turned into a book.