Archbishop Lefebvre and St. Pius X, by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais

Archbishop Lefebvre and St. Pius X, by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais

The founder of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X surely had reasons for placing the work of safeguarding the Catholic priesthood under the patronage of Pope Pius X.

– What were they?
– What bonds could have existed between the French prelate born in 1905, and therefore just eight years old when Saint Pius X breathed his last breath on August 20, 1914, on the eve of the first World War that he dreaded and had predicted?

When he was asked about the patronage of Saint Pius X over his priestly brotherhood, Archbishop Lefebvre invariably answered: “It is not so much because St. Pius X condemned modernism and liberalism, than because he worked for the formation of priests, and especially their holiness of life; and because he promoted genuine ‘Catholic action,’ which is the work of laymen for the social reign of Christ the King.” In a word, it is the pontifical program proposed and achieved by Pius X, Omnia instaurare in Christo, which was the model for the actions of the Prelate of Ecône and which continues to be the program of his priests in their apostolate. Such is the heritage of St. Pius X. Continue reading

I Accuse The Council! by Archbishop Lefebvre

The triumph of ecumenical liberalism at the Council was the greatest victory for Communism. Christian civilization forthwith lost its self-confidence and thought it could adopt the principles of its enemies, viz. the rights of man, human dignity, and religious liberty. This adoption opened a one-sided dialogue and raised the banner of détente and of pacifism. Consequently, Communism has spread over the world without hindrance.

Vatican II, which should have been the anti-Communist Council as the Council of Trent was anti-Protestant, was taken over by the Liberals and became the instrument for the destruction of all the moral and spiritual barriers against Communism. When soldiers have lost the ideal for which they fight their weapons fall from their hands. Since there is no longer a Christian civilization to defend, the field is left open to the Satanic revolution. Continue reading

Archbishop Lefebvre on Remembering Our Baptism

The idea of the Church can scarcely be thought of without baptism coming immediately to mind. Baptism is a reality we ought to think about often. We were baptized, for the majority of us, as infants, newborns just a couple of days or a week or two old. We were not aware of what was happening; obviously, we did not realize what was going on. This is a serious matter. It was God’s will, that’s just the way things are, yet in all of that there is something we shouldn’t overlook: the forgetfulness of our baptism simply because we did not consciously participate in it.

Then we were prepared by our good parents, those who brought us up, and especially by the catechism, for our First Communion, for union with Our Lord. It was the greatest celebration of our childhood, the great event. Then came confirmation, and our solemn communion and profession of faith [customary in some Catholic countries]. And thus our soul grew in its attachment to our Lord, to the Church, and to the sacraments. Continue reading

The Mass of All Time by Archbishop Lefebvre

Everything that touches the sacrifice of the Mass touches each and every one of us profoundly and personally because Our Lord’s sacrifice is at the heart of the Church, our salvation, and our souls.

We must participate in this sacrifice for the salvation of our souls. To save our souls, we must receive the Blood of Jesus by Baptism and all the Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Nothing prepares us to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist so well as meditating upon the holy sacrifice of the Mass, because the sacrifice of the Mass is a source of suggestions, encouragements, and thoughts that create in us dispositions of charity towards God and our neighbor. Our Lord’s sacrifice was indeed the greatest act of charity ever performed in the history of the human race. “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (Jn. 15:13). Continue reading