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Third Sunday After Easter Latin Mass Readings

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Vic Biorseth, Sunday, May 03, 2020

Today is the Third Sunday After Easter in the year of our Lord 2020.

From today's Collect:

Almighty God, Who showest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness, grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same.

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MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic
TTRSCBTF20 Them There Real Smart Catholic Bishop Type Fellers
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PEJTML22 Palestinian Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
PSYOP23 "Psychological Operation" Mind Trick
CDC24 Covid Developmentally Challenged

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Date:  Sun May 03 2020
From:  Vic Biorseth

Due to the Commie-Virus phony emergency illegal shut-down of Churches and of all Christian public worship, we prayed the Mass today on-line at the 8:30 AM broadcast from Christ the King Church in Sarasota Florida. The homily was so good we thought it might be good to reproduce it here. The homilist was (we think) Fr. Stephen Dupre, FSSP, the Pastor. 

The Homily (copied from the Bulletin) follows. 

The Papacy (part II)

Last Sunday, we saw two significant events relating to the life of St. Peter. First, at Caesarea Philippi, shortly before His Passion, Jesus renamed Simon, “Peter,” which means “rock,” and promised to build His Church on this foundation: “I say to thee, thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build My Church. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed in heaven.” (Mt 16:18-19; memorize it!) Second, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the Risen Lord tells Peter: “Feed my lambs.” “Feed my lambs.” “Feed my sheep.” (Jn 21:15- 17). In this way, before ascending into heaven, Jesus places the entire flock under the authority of Peter, & his successors, where “there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” (Jn 10:16)

Let us see again: “the gates of hell shall not prevail” & “the keys to of the kingdom of heaven.”

The gates of hell shall not prevail” signifies the Church is indefectible. In his Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon SJ neatly sums Pastor Aeternus, the First Dogmatic Constitution of the Church of Christ (Pope Pius IX, July 18, 1870 at Vatican Council I): “The Church's indefectibility, therefore, means that she now is and will always remain the institution of salvation in her teaching, her constitution, and her liturgy. It does not exclude modifications that do not affect her substance, nor does it exclude the decay of individual local churches or even whole dioceses.”

As God became Incarnate to save souls, so the Church must be visible to save souls; nor can the Church perish or be changed, in her 3 essential offices: teaching, governing & sanctifying.

Till the end of time, the Church will visibly: 1) teach, without error, faith, morals & disciplines necessary for salvation; 2) govern by deacons, priests & bishops, one of whom, the pope, will have supreme authority; 3) distribute supernatural grace, especially through her Sacraments.

The keys to the kingdom of heaven” refer to authority in the Church held, in a supreme way, by Peter and his successors; nor is “whatsoever” in binding or loosing taken absolutely, which would be both ridiculous & unbiblical.

Recall, in another place, our Lord says, “Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My Name, that I will do.” Now, to ask in this Name, is to ask for things of salvation. Just so, the “whatsoever” authority given to Peter is for the Church, not to change her, but to govern her; “the keys” are not meant for any door or any purpose. Imagine otherwise. Say a pope invoked the authority of “the keys” to decree that “monkeys fly” or “in 1492 Christopher Columbus did not sail the ocean blue.” Nothing would change. In the same way, should a pope decree marshmallows as new matter for Mass or milk for baptism, no Sacrament would happen.

The power of the keys have no power over nature, human history, or realities divinely ordained. Again, the pope cannot change the Commandments, the Creed, or the Sacraments.

Examples: To those advocating a women’s priesthood, recognizing the limits of his authority, pope St. John Paul II replied: “The Church has no authority to do this.” Again, at a Catechism Class where Sr. Holy Water, (an alias), kept telling the children that, one day, women would be priests, a man, at wits end, stood up & said: “Sister, ordaining a woman is like ordaining a fence post (he was a rancher), you can ordain & ordain & it just won’t take.” He was right; the Church has no authority to change the matter of any Sacrament.

In succinct fashion, The Haydock Bible Commentary says the authority “to bind” refer to: 1. refusing to absolve; 2. enjoining penance for sins forgiven; 3. excommunication, suspension or interdict; 4. making rules & laws for governing the Church; 5. determining what is of the faith by judgments & definitions of the Church. The authority “to loose” refers to: remitting the punishment owed to forgiven sins by way of indulgences.

What about “bad popes”? The Church has had bad popes as shepherds; but these show the Church is indefectible. How? While these lived immoral lives and/or held false opinions, they never changed Church belief or practice in things necessary for salvation. Again, bad popes prove that the Church is divinely protected; if not, she surely would have died long ago. More, if the Church were always ruled by holy, learned & talented men, the world would more credit her successes to human ability than divine aid. In fine, the Church’s durability is proved by her 2000 years of existence; but her indefectibility is more evident by her bad popes.

We end with four excerpted Canons from Pastor Aeternus:

If anyone says that the blessed Apostle Peter was not established by the Lord Christ as the chief of all the apostles, and the visible head of the whole militant Church…, let him be anathema.” (DZ 1823)

If anyone says that it is not from the institution of Christ the Lord Himself, or by divine right that the blessed Peter has perpetual successors in the primacy over the universal Church…, let him be anathema.” (DZ 1825)

If anyone thus speaks, that the Roman Pontiff has… not the full and supreme power of jurisdiction over the universal Church, not only in things which would pertain to faith and morals, but also in those which pertain to the discipline and government of the Church spread over the whole world;... and over the pastors and the faithful altogether and individually: let him be anathema.” (DZ 1831)

If anyone presumes to contradict this definition of Ours, which may God forbid: let him be anathema.” (DZ 1840)



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