Alas! How many Catholics have already lost the Faith. Nevertheless, souls everywhere are regaining their balance, deepening their Catholic Faith, regrouping around the priests who are, in ever greater numbers, coming back to Catholic Tradition.
The Society's expansion requires a greater organisation. The work of the Society must be a work of faith and trust in Providence. The Society working amidst the shambles must continue its work of restoration especially in Mexico and elsewhere. The Seminary at Ridgefield is being enlarged and the Seminary at Ecône will need to be divided as it is too small.
This nineteenth semi-annual letter coincides with the tenth anniversary of the official approval given to our Society by His Excellency Mgr. Charriere, Bishop of Fribourg, on November 1st, 1970. Let us thank God Who everywhere blesses the efforts of those who persevere in the Faith and in Tradition.
We rejoice that many Sisters are taking the habit and making their professions. They are living examples of the vitality of Tradition. We too must live in a spirit of faith, hope and charity. True progress in the Church cannot occur at the expense of Tradition. Let us continue to fight the good fight of faith.
In this letter there is a transcript of the letter which Archbishop Lefebvre sent to the Pope on Christmas Eve in which he clearly explains the Society's position and in which he asks that the Society be autonomous and allowed to foster Tradition. This would benefit the Church in general and in particular. The Society's expansion continues.
Notable events in the Church. More priests for the SSPX. Faithful are asking for the Traditional Mass and sacraments everywhere. Many vocations coming from everywhere also. The German speaking seminary moved to Zaitzkofen. Two new centers in Europe: Madrid and Brussels. In the US, the SSPX has acquired the center of St. Mary's, Kansas, site for future college.
Let us remember that Providence has allowed this crisis for our sanctification. The Church is undergoing its Passion. The liberal's marriage between truth and error that has resulted in the New Mass and the dissolution of once Catholic nations, is similar to a cancer that is destroying the body of the Church. The Society continues its work and prays that families sanctify themselves which would create a better future for the Church.
God has revealed Himself to us in the person of Christ Jesus. Revelation is what God has transmitted to the Church and can be summarized as the doctrine of the Cross. Faith and the Cross go together. The Conciliar Church negates the Cross and falls prey to all her enemies. Thanks to your generosity the Society continues to expand in Quebec and Geneva.
The work of the Society continues and the Society also continues its expansion. This is thanks to a firm trust in God based on Faith. Rome has lost this Faith and that is why it persecutes the Society who preserves and perseveres in it.
Machinations of Cardinal Villot stopping the appeal of Archbishop Lefebvre. The principles of Liberalism and its consequenties in practical church life. Condemnations of Liberalism by the popes and its influence on the teachings of Vatican II. Collegiality, reformed liturgy, religious liberty and ecumenism are the fruits of Liberalism.