Griff Ruby offers up a short query that is food for thought for those who don't realize what has happened over the past forty-plus years. What if churchmen decided to labor against a Divinely established Catholic teaching, such as that of the Holy Trinity, not by openly and explicity denying it (which would be outright heresy), but rather by simply laying down "mere" disciplinary decisions against it? Griff lays out the scenario in his brief essay to complete the month of the Most Sacred Heart, What if?
Griff Ruby begins a comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. They say sticks and stones can break bones, but names will never hurt, however words can hurt souls when they are deceived and it has been done for ages by those who are hellbent on cramming square pegs into round holes. It is how the Arian heresy gained such prominence; how Luther altered Christian belief to apostasize from the true Church and take billions since with him; how one side has forced their ideology on others by twisting words and meaning to indicate something totally different than the authority conveying said words intended. This intentional twisting is done all the time and it is wrong. With that in mind, this first installment in this series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" revs up with some obvious dishonesty in Sacred Scripture that has resulted in a chaotic array of over 34,000 sects that have apostasized from Christ's True Church. Griff deciphers the differences and how one can tell so clearly what is true and what is slanted to deceive as he points out in installment one, Word Twisting to Change the Meaning
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series in which he must do what St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the word and what holy Mother Church teaches in accordance with the Apostle's words in Galatians 1: 8-10. In an effort not to mix metaphors, but to mine for the gems the Church has always held sacrosanct as divine truth, we hold a Ruby up to a Dimond to show the obvious imperfections in the latter's seemingly brilliant refractions of promoting Feeneyism. However, when looking closer one can see the gaps in the quartz that make its claim to being reliable totally bogus and extremely harmful to the investment of souls. The Extra Ecclesiae Nulla Salus dogmatic argument stands true as always, but the denial of Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire holds no light in the spectrum of the Communion of Saints and, does, in fact, dull the senses and leads to grave error and a serious detriment to unity within the Traditional Catholic movement. To understand how an omission can easily be a commission of error, see Part Two Ellipses can Eclipse Ecclesial Intent
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" for he realizes the responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-10. There is but One God, One Church, One Baptism but within One God is Three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; and within One Church the church Militant, Church Suffering and Church Triumphant; and, keeping in mind God's Communion of Saints there is within One Baptism the Baptism of Water alone for the Church Militant on earth, but there is also the Baptism of Blood and/or the Baptism of Desire for those who would, through their death, become members of the Church Suffering or Church Triumphant, Purgatory and Heaven respectively. The "Three in One" application preserves and strengthens the First Dogma of the Church that there is no salvation outside the Church (Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus) because those receiving BOB or BOD would be in the Church, not outside. This is something that such luminaries as Peter Abélard, Fr. Leonard Feeney, S.J. and radical Peter Dimond did not or do not honestly admit. Maybe that's why the idiom applies so aptly to such 'intellectuals' as these: A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are. In other words, as has been proven by their condemnation by holy Mother the Church: a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! Griff explains in Part Three Three who dare challenge Church Teaching
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" with his fourth installment that is most necessary for Catholics to understand one's responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-11. The tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his supposedly "air-tight" arguments in his Treatise have more holes than Swiss cheese. Once readers discover his dishonesty of omitting key components that actually quite often refute his forced and faulty conclusions, they should smell what's really intended. And once readers clearly understand his deliberate deception of placing misdirected emphasis on the words of Fathers, Doctors, Saints and Popes of the Church in his Treatise to forge a different conclusion, then readers should begin to understand only too well where that putrid stench originated. Griff fumigates more of the mephetic MHFM's misrepresentations in Part Four The Treatise is in Contempt of Context
Griff Ruby continues his comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" with his fifth installment that is most necessary for Catholics to understand one's responsibility to educate, inform and rebuke as St. Paul entreats in 2 Timothy 4: 2-5 and to be faithful to the Word and what holy Mother Church teaches and to be on guard for what the Apostle warns in Galatians 1: 8-11. The tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his supposedly "air-tight" arguments in his Treatise The erosion of truth from the tomes of quotes by Peter Dimond in his weighty wordage (as in poundage, not clarity and truth) leads one to assume the agenda Dimond and Feeneyites are trying to ramrod down people's throats could be correct except for one very important canard that Griff exposes: that those being quoted, for the most part, never had the same intention Dimond's using is his miasma of misdirection. But, as Griff points out, Dimond's rationale whenever his "smoking gun" backfires is to blame God! Griff provides the empty casing shells left by the Treatise to prove not only how far off target the Feeneyites are, but that Dimond's been shooting blanks. Griff provides the proof in Part Five What About the What-Abouts?
Griff Ruby completes the first round with his sixth installment of a mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this heresy's defender, most notably one Peter Dimond whose moral compass has taken him dangerously off course. Some might think he's lost his marbles by playing loose and fast with the doctrinal game. However, Catholic truth is always rock solid as marble and the true Church never lags whether the match involves the aggies and steelies of the great Fathers and Doctors that plunked Arianism and Pelagianism, or the Rosary-beaded puries and onyx orbs that targeted Albigensianism, or knuckling down with the flints and alabaster milkies of Trent to strike out of the circle the ducks of Protestantism, Calvinism and every other ism that was introduced in the teen centuries, or the cats-eyes and micas that shoot at the overwhelming heresies so prevalent today in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, including one not affiliated with such, but nevertheless still an obstacle in the direct line: pitching against the fudging Feeneyites. Griff provides clear evidence that the author of the Treatise has been shooting in the dark, taking great liberties in his personal "interpretations" of papal decrees and statements of Saints, Doctors, and sincere Catholic luminaries of the Church. The end result is deliberate deception and proof he's refused to knuckle down to the truth of BOB/BOD. Griff provides the clear evidence in Part Six, It's All or Nothing!
Griff Ruby resumes his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this heresy's defender, most notably one Peter Dimond, half of the combination known as the Dimond brothers. This week Griff pits them against seven Doctors of the Church. No contest. And yet one would ask, how dare two self-taught pipsqueaks from podunk think they know more than St. Thomas Aquinas by not only doubting, but misinterpreting his masterful Summa Theologica. Not to mention their audacity of calling other holy Doctors of the Church wrong while asserting they themselves - the almighty Dimond brothers - the only ones who are right. Of course, the latter consider themselves self-appointed gods who relish sitting in judgment of one and all whether that be many revered, and proven holy Doctors of the Church or present Traditional Catholic authorities as well as writers of good will who dare challenge their audacity. It's always been a practice that if you might disagree with your doctor, it wouldn't hurt to go to another for a second opinion, or even, rarely, a third. But by the time seven Doctors have all told you the same thing it's time to listen to your Doctor and humbly swallow that bitter pill of truth and accept that your Doctor knows more than you do. In his seventh installment, Griff provides what the Doctors have prescribed and The Evidence is Overwhelming
Griff Ruby continues his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this of one of this heresy's greatest defenders, one Peter Dimond, half of the combination known as the Dimond brothers. There are a plethora of excuses Peter Dimond desperately drums up in his Treatise and elsewhere to deflect the obvious in his stubborn pridefulness to cling to the dangling thread of denying Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood. Does he not realize that once it completely unravels he'll be completely separated from the vine? Completely "outside the Church" via heresy in the same manner the man he defends was excommunicated by a true pope. The only thing allowing Dimond to spew his rubbish today is that there has been an absence of any papal intervention in doctrinal affairs. Regardless, holy Mother Church has wisely prepared for just this and states such in her legitimate Councils, papal decrees and Canon Law: Latae sententiae. In other words by one's persistent deeds or words or actions that contradict Catholic truth, one has separated oneself from the Church. There is no necessity for a pope to decree such, for it still stands in the eyes of God. But to Dimond it's all in the predestined cards and therefore it has to be God's fault that His Church accepts BOB and BOD. Griff points out this gaffe in his eighth installment, When all else fails, blame God!
Griff Ruby continues his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of this of one of this heresy's greatest defenders, one Peter Dimond, half of the combination known as the Dimond brothers. We've all seen the hilarious exercise of bobbing for apples, ironically in water. However, what Griff has decided to do is not funny, but very necessary in order to refute the heresy of Feeneyism that Baptism by water is the only way to salvation. Thus he goes bobbing for verified examples of Baptism of Blood by first splashing around the depths of the Treatise to uncover the disguised examples that the Dimonds have omitted or fabricated what might have occurred without their ever being there. Then Griff gets to the core by producing the shining precedent the Church has sunk her teeth into from earliest times in providing example after example of canonized saints who never had the chance to be baptized by water, yet they are official saints in Heaven. If the good fruit of what the Church says doesn't sink the Feeneyite heresy, then we can only hope the latter will dry up, so dehydrated by the arid audacity of stubborness and pride to dare deny Catholic truth. Griff lays out the irrefutable evidence for Baptism of Blood in his ninth installment, Bobbing for BOB
Griff Ruby resumes his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" in exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of those who have deceived. Throughout the history of the Church no true Authority of the Church has ever ruled against what is called the "Baptism of Desire." While it is true those souls dying without the salvific waters of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism would not be members of the Church Militant, they would be members of the Church Suffering, and a few, such as St. Dismas, members of the Church Triumphant. Thus, in this month of the Holy Souls it is necessary to refute those who harm souls by denying what the Fathers, Doctors, Saints and Popes have accepted and never condemned: BOD. In truly studying the quotes attributed to reliable sources such as Saint Ambrose, for example, one can see unreliable sources not only taking these quotes out of context, but applying an entirely different meaning and presuming they themselves know more than God Himself. It's not only the height of scholastic dishonesty, but sheer stupidity, not to mention very dangerous to their own soul and those whom they mislead. Griff presents the first part of his treatise on BOD with, Fathers Know Best what Desires God Desires
Griff Ruby continues with the second part of his tenth installment. This series was launched in order to help souls. Thus this second part of the Baptism of Desire is published today, All Souls' Day for there are no doubt countless souls in Purgatory needing our prayers; many of those souls there through the baptism of Desire. While the Dimond Treatise has been well refuted in every aspect throughout this series, another Feeneyite deserves to be grilled on his scholastic dishonesty in deliberately leaving out the context of quotes that sway the reader to think a Father or sage Saint didn't know what he was talking about. Below you can see this in black and white, especially in respect to the respected Doctor of Grace Saint Augustine, and how the desire to defend Feenyeism prompts desperate heretics to not only stretch the truth about Baptism of Desire, but deliberately deceive by omitting the true intention of this holy Doctor of the Church and other Church authorities who have been quoted. In this age of instant gratification, we must remember that holy Mother Church has always deliberated slowly but surely. There are no such things as shortcuts, something evident by providing all the evidence to prove the scholastic dishonesty of Feeneyites. Desire to Know the Full Truth about Baptism of Desire
Griff Ruby resumes his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" as he now focuses on the messenger. Much has been said about the message of Feeneyism and now Griff sets his sights on the messenger who started this heretical mess, one Fr. Leonard Feeney and how he veered from the path that was formerly so promising. That is what happens when cults are formed and given more importance than the Faith itself. One definition of a cult is "zealous devotion to a person, ideal or thing" and that would definitely apply to those who have so stubbornly clung to the heresy of Feeneyism even in the face of what holy Mother Church has decreed. Normally, to prove a case against such a cult those outside the cult would be called upon to provide evidence or bring testimony to refute the defense of said cult, but in this case the evidence from members of the cult themselves easily indicts all those involved within the cult of Feeneyism. The question is are they, and their iconic leader of recent memory, really that stupid or that proud and devious? Griff shows, sadly, that it is the latter as he documents in the first part of installment eleven Conspiracy of a Cult
Griff Ruby presents the second part of his eleventh installment of his mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty." After exposing the cult, Griff now poses the question: What part of "Rome has spoken, the case is closed" didn't Fr. Feeney and his stubborn followers get? The Holy Office gave him every opportunity to state his case, but he cowardly refused, bunkering down with his cult followers at St. Benedict Center, fighting his battles through his tabloid. While he might have won some battles from the rooftops it all proved futile for he lost a war, one he started and was never necessary. Rather than honorable surrender, he went shamefully to the gallows outside the Church. A sad, tragic commentary on a man who ruined his life and the lives of many who even today continue to stubbornly cling to heresy. All Feeney had to do in order to become the good general, the noble soldier of Christ was to submit to the proper and highest authority in Rome when Rome was still the true Authority. Feeney had every opportunity and he shunned Christ and His Church out of pride. Griff chronicles the events and correspondence leading up to Fr. Feeney's excommunication as he documents in the second part of installment eleven The Church vs. Feeneyism
Griff Ruby's mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" has been dedicated to exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of those who have deceived. He has done so for the sake of those who have been deceived. After eleven installments, Griff begins his final three-part installment in refuting Peter Dimond's Treatise which steadfastly defends and promotes Feeneyism. In the first part of his twelfth installment he calls credible Church Theologians to the bench to testify to the overwhelming support for Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire. The virtually unanimous consensus of at least twenty-five respected Church theologians sampled over the ages has been consistently in agreement for BOB and BOD and scarcely an opinion breathed, let alone even one identified convincing argument, or any consensus, against Baptism of Blood and/or Baptism of Desire. Thus Griff presents the first of a three part closing argument against the Treatise with Theologians Against Feeneyism and the Treatise
Griff Ruby's mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" has been dedicated to exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of those who have deceived. He has done so for the sake of those who have been deceived. Griff continues his final three-part installment in refuting Peter Dimond's Treatise which steadfastly defends and promotes Feeneyism. In the second part of his twelfth installment the Catechetical tenets are introduced as evidence against the fallacy that Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire are heresy. Rather the Catechisms overwhelmingly support BOB and BOD and leave no room for rebuttal for Roma locuta est whether it is The Catechism of Trent, the Catechism of St. Pius X or the Baltimore Catechism to name a few. Thus Griff presents the second of a three part closing argument against the Treatise with The Catechism Against Feeneyism and the Treatise
Griff Ruby's mega-part comprehensive series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" has been dedicated to exposing not only the heresy of Feeneyism, but also the intended deliberate dishonest deception of those who have deceived. He has done so for the sake of those who have been deceived. Griff completes his final three-part installment in refuting Peter Dimond's Treatise which steadfastly defends and promotes Feeneyism. . We have now arrived at the closing arguments which clearly, using 112 failsafe evidential examples and proving 30 misquotes by Dimond in his Treatise and others, that these are the final nails in the coffin of Feeneyism. Good Riddance forever more as we let it die in hopes souls do not die believing the lies perpetrated by those exhibiting such blatant scholastic dishonesty. Thus Griff presents the final convincing and irrefutable proof with his Closing Arguments Against Feeneyism and the Treatise
Griff Ruby completes his three part interlude with how Conciliar ambiguity lended itself to the confusion of the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and, in essence, unwittingly ran interference for Feeneyism, though the latter followers would never admit as much. Griff shows how the notorious Theologian Karl Rahner, considered one of the chief architects of Vatican II, coined the term "Anonymous Christian" and therein the seeds for lumen gentium were planted, which Griff thoroughly covered in Down the Yellow Brick Road to Apostasy: The Lumen Gentium Syndrome. By making relative the true purpose and mandate of the Living Magisterium of the Church by ambiguous terms, Rahner and his cohorts could effectively undermine that perennial, infallible body and pull off the most bloody bloodless coup of all time: The Second Vatican Council and the hijacking of holy Mother Church. But interestingly, even in the midst of all the chaos and confusion created by this, there still has not been one bishop, legitimate traditional bishop or illegitmate conciliar bishop, who has ever subscribed to the cockeyed belief that Feeneyism promotes. Griff provides the proof of this in his third part Dead or Alive, Anonymous Apostates Are Known to God
Griff resumes the second half of his book, if you will, on totally debunking Feeneyism and taking on others who have used the art of scholastic dishonesty to further their own agenda and mislead readers, leading them away from the true Faith by fostering error and even heresy. In his thirteenth installment, he returns to the source of Feeneyism, the Boston Jesuit Fr. Leonard Feeney who established a cult by denying Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire, effectively establishing a Jansenistic position in taking Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus to the extreme and sitting in judgment where even saints, Popes and Doctors of the Church never ventured. His hypothesis are not only warped, but wrapped in dishonesty as Griff details in exposing this proud priest who sought to deceive through the art of scholastic dishonesty, particularly in his book which Griff breaks down, Bread of Life. What Feeney has provided is rather molded wheat that cannot be digestible to Catholics for it can be toxic to the soul as he identifies in his thirteenth installment Begin at the Beginning
Griff dares to broach a subject long brooded over, but too long put on the shelf. While the title of his article might stir controversy of a topic that has been broached by several in the past, only to die for reasons such as lack of follow-up to clique control to uncredible sources to "we can't do that", many will agree the time has come. Fifty years have come and gone and where are we? Much further away from all the possibilities that would have afforded a normal, by-the-book papal conclave. Why? Because the current College of Cardinals long ago became apostates; because rogue "popes" are appointing themselves and further dividing the Traditional movement; because any credibility the Siri Theorists might have had, wanes with each year with no proof ever offered of a true successor to Siri, if indeed, he was truly elected in the Sistine; and because current eligible, valid, worthy successors of the Apostles are afraid to move forward with the only logical step man can take in order to assist God in manifesting the miracle we are all waiting for: the Restoration of holy Mother Church with a true Pope and the official universal condemnation of all that has gone down over the past five decades. We need God to guide us, but He needs man to do His work. It's time to seriously discuss what must be done. Griff lays out the steps in Let's Hold a Conclave
Griff Ruby sets aside his polemics on scholastic dishonesty and his series on sedevacantism to ask readers to use August to focus on improving their meditation. With the overload of information inundating us these days from every medium that most portends doom and gloom, a retreat into a contemplative zone can do wonders for one's soul and psyche. During these dog days of summer, why not try relaxing our minds by turning inward through meditation to converse with truly man's best friend ever: God. He asks us to meditate not in the sense of eastern mysticism, but in the manner the Church asks us to pray, through contemplative communication with Him by blotting out worldly things. We, who are finite, talk to Him so much, and yet we don't seem to take the time to hear what the Infinite has to say to us. How can we steer souls, beginning with our own, if we don't listen to the Instructor, the Supreme Admiral to guide us over the rough and turbulent sea of life? Open your ears and heart, and the mind will focus on things not of this earth, but of what God wants. Try it, you'll like. So will the Triune God Who so wants you to shut up and listen. Isn't it time we all start really using that God-given mass of potential between our ears? It's the way saints are made. Griff lays out the simple formula in his article On Meditation
Griff Ruby continues his second round of Feeney refutations by taking apart one of the St. Benedict's Center's very first attempts at defining their position publicly. Though the denials of Baptism of Blood and Desire were only hinted at, the kind of pessimistic thinking upon which those denials were based is fully evidenced. The Reply to a Liberal piece introduction includes the entirety of the very first response the Church ever made to the contentions of the St. Benedict's Center and Fr. Feeney, namely that by Fr. Philip Donnelly, S.J. Mercilessly was Fr. Donnelly attacked, though in fact he said nothing wrong. So at the very least, Fr. Donnelly must be vindicated, in all justice. He was the "first responder," like the first paramedic to arrive on an accident scene, and such an ugly attack was all the thanks he recieved. In this first of three parts, Griff exposes the ignorance and ugly debating tactics of those who hold mere ignorance itself to be sufficient cause for damnation, as he addresses the Introduction, Part 1, and the first several paragraphs of Part 2 of Reply to a Liberal, for this first of a three part response with the beginning of his fourteenth installment of his article Nascent Feeney
Griff continues his second round of Feeney refutations with this second part of taking apart one of the St. Benedict's Center's very first attempts at defining their position publicly, a piece titled Reply to a Liberal. For some reason, one significant focus of the Reply to a Liberal piece is not actually Fr. Donnelly himself but another writer by the name of Fr. Jean-Vincent Bainvel, a Jesuit who had written a book titled "Is There Salvation Outside the Catholic Church?" But then Griff takes on an ambiguity that necessarily resides at the center of the controversy. Which is it? Does God condemn the non-culpable or is every non-Catholic under any circumstance personally culpable for their failure to become Catholic? The answer seems to depend upon who one is talking to and when. By trying to claim neither they have instead insinuated both, for at least one of those claims would necessarily be true if the St. Benedict's Center position were the correct one. And what about invincible ignorance? Can it excuse all things, or only some? And what things did the Pope mean when he said that "to probe deeper is criminal"? In this second of three parts, Griff exposes the bigotry of those who hold all non-Catholics personally guilty of heresy, schism, or apostasy, as he addresses the remainder of Part 2 of his article Nascent Feeney
Griff completes his analysis of Reply to a Liberal, taking on its Part 3 and Conclusion. It is in this third part of the Reply to a Liberal piece that baptism itself is directly addressed. And though BOB is grudgingly tolerated (only in the rarest of cases), BOD gets reduced to something short of what is needed for salvation in this first distinction between being justified and being saved if one dies in that condition. Instead of imitating Christ Who seeks to save all by whatever means the Son of God may choose (even if we mortals cannot guess them as we are so wont to do), the Reply to a Liberal piece instead seeks to find and multiply all the possible reasons for a person to be damned. Get the idea that perhaps they don't want too much company in Heaven? Even the innocent can be damned, by their reasoning! And what of those who preferred to be martyred instead of compromising so as to be spared and then offered an opportunity for water Baptism? It claims they were damned! At the very least, that would be news to St. Augustine, who knew some of these martyrs personally. Griff explains in his final part of his three-part installment of his article Nascent Feeney
Griff Ruby files his second installment - in one of several series he is currently running - in which he addresses the fact that one of the problems of establishing unity within the sedevacantist movement and making a difference with strength in number for the sake of saving souls is the division of Absolute Sedevacantists and Cassiciacum Sedevacantists; the latter consisting of those who believe in the Formaliter/Materialiter status of the man who sits on the Throne of Peter. Griff dissects the arguments raised by the Society in which they have inadvertently opened their own Pandora's Box considering their giving credence to the very real possibility that both sede camps have points that not only outweigh the compromising position of the SSPX, but also prove the Society is headed down the wrong road...one leading to the conciliar cul-de-sac that provides no way out. Such a stance has led to the inevitable trap they currently find themselves in where we see mass defections as Fellay's farrago has fed mass confusion within its own ranks. Every step he takes is like quicksand, sinking him and the Society deeper. The only escape to firm footing is to embrace sedevacantism. Evidently the SSPX will have to learn the hard way before waking up to that fact. And the position of Sede Vacante itself will need to be more embraceable by being more consistent and complete within itself as Griff explains in And Now, the Other Kind of Sedevacantist .
In light of the passage of the so-called "hate crimes" bill by those intent on foisting unnatural laws on the lawful, Griff Ruby pulls no punches in addressing a sensitive subject that has spiraled out of control because of the proliferation of sin, unjustly justified by liberalism and a government out of control. Decent citizens, true Catholics, are shocked at how far society has sunk in its immoral miasma just in the last few decades where today evil is considered acceptable and proper while virtue is considered a vice that must be indoctrinated to modern times. Yes, thanks to liberalism, modernism, and satan-bar-the-door, it's become a topsy turvy world and another sign that we are in those times foretold in Sacred Scripture. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the liberality of sexuality where God's natural and supernatural laws have been shunned for the beastiality of pure lust in every form and fashion. Little do these epicurean enemies of Christ consider St. Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 and thus society today sinks deeper into the swamp of serious sin, assuredly heading for the abyss known as hell. What then are we to do? Follow them? Hardly. Rather, return to the prudence and continency of our forefathers who held proud the faith, living it fully in obedience to holy Mother Church as the Authority Christ appointed, and setting an example for this generation that we stand firm to tradition and will gladly show the side of decency in all things whether seen or unseen. And in these times when everything is seen, not only do people need to cover their bodies, preserving them untouched, but we must all have custody of the eyes and heart. Our faith compells us so as Griff explains in The Roots of Liberalism.
Griff Ruby reminds all that one week from today on October 26 a contingent from the SSPX will engage in theological discussions with Modernist Rome in a secluded room within the building known as the Palace of the Holy Office in the southeast area of Vatican City behind the south Colonnade of St. Peter's Square. Like any high-stakes poker game, it will be highly secretive with few knowing what cards the players are holding. But if Bishop Fellay plays his cards right from the onset on the Lumen Gentium issue, what he could accomplish would be the biggest boom for tradition since...well, Pope Pius XII. Griff offers eight key points that can most definitely call Ratzinger's bluff and trump whatever deck the Modernists might try to shuffle. If Fellay is sincere and not just opting for a red hat, it could be 'Jackpot!' for Tradition. It's a gamble most everyone is praying will turn into a sure thing for those intent on preserving the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church and wiping out 45 years of devastation in proving one cannot "subsist in" any kind of endeavor - be it a card game or theological discussion or the Church herself - if one is not a legitimate player as Griff identifies in his eight points in A Brief for the First Discussion
Griff Ruby points out that everyone should be concerned that it is the SSPX supposedly representing Traditional Catholics in 'theological discussions' that begin today in Modernist Rome. By and large, the SSPX consider any argument for Sede Vacante to be a false solution, yet neither in the book nor anywhere else, have they ever come up with a solution, going all the way back to Archbishop Lefebvre who vacillated greatly on this very issue. Yet, today, with Bishop Fellay more and more clamming up when it comes to speaking out for the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church, a solution is necessary for the sake of souls everywhere. Meanwhile the conciliar leaders from the top on down are taking souls further and further from the Roman Catholic Faith and closer to a syncretic New World Order while we all dicker over terms like Formal and Material. We can be formal or informal in taking the matter in hand and providing and proving the material available that makes it material, but if those who should see such are unwilling to understand or research further and connect all the dots, how then can sedevacantists make the point? It is a conundrum that Griff says needs to be addressed as he notes in his third installment Is it Too Complicated?.
Griff Ruby continues his series on critiquing the SSPX-published Sedevacantism - A False Solution To a Real Problem where he illustrates how the authors of the book attempt to calumniate those who hold that during a time when the Chair is vacant, true bishops not only compose the Teaching Church but also have full Power of Jurisdiction. After stumbling through this, the SSPX authors then turn around and reinforce the very arguments that prove Sedevacantists are right. Duh! Since the Society has been well known to waffle in never settling on a set theological position, thus causing constant confusion among the faithful, should we be surprised at the contradictions that exist in their feeble attempt to berate the position of those who hold Sede Vacante? With those who continue to straddle the fence, it's a "now you see it, now you don't" scenario where the rabbit the SSPX authors are trying to pull out of their hat actually becomes the Mad Hatter in a scenario right out of Alice in Wonderland with the tales they stretch to try to make their points; points that get swallowed up like the oysters by the walrus. Perhaps if the SSPX authors could extricate themselves from this tenebrious labyrinth of convoluted fantasy and see things in the light of day and tradition, they'd see without a shadow of doubt, the undeniable deviation of the faith by the conciliar church collective and that the only true Teaching Church in action today with the full Power of Jurisdiction are those true successors of the Apostles who have not compromised one iota with the Modernists as Griff reaffirms in his fourth installment The Case of the Disappearing Disappearance.
Griff Ruby begins a new series on the Bible of the First Century Church. Many fail to realize the situation in the Early Church for they did not have the "New Testament" as we know it today at their beck and call. Rather, they were living it and immediately after Christ ascended into Heaven not a word had been 'published.' What was playing out in those days was awareness of the fulfillment of the "Law and the Prophets" of the Old Testament. The transition would come gradually and there was much parsing out to do in discerning what was truly inspired by the Holy Ghost and what was interesting and applicable, but not divine revelation, and what was quite possibly rubbish from which much of it was damaging, even heretical. Carefully, those ordained by Heaven to participate in establishing what the Spirit directed, would separate the wheat from the chaff and in due time, taking the scrolls written down in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, it would all be amassed into one language: the mother tongue of the Church by one equally inspired: St. Jerome. That would not happen until early in the fifth century when the first bible was compiled: The Latin Vulgate. Griff explains in his first installment Transition from the Old to Ascertaining the New.
Griff Ruby continues with his second part on the Bible of the First Century Church in explaining that the more the teachings of Christ were promulgated, the more opposition began to build for many were protecting their territory, fearing a depletion in their own ranks and regarding these Christians as "opponents" to the old ways. Interesting in contrasting these early reformers with the reformers of later centuries. The difference is that those in the early Church were guided by men inspired by God, in total harmony with tradition whereas those in the later times - such as the Arian heresy, then the Protestant Reformation, and subsequent new sects such as Mormonism, etc. - were inspired by their own pride to think they had a better idea than God. As the days, months and years waned in that first Century, Christians began to realize the old tier system of the Torah must be abandoned in favor of the New Covenant that promised eternal life if they followed the teachings of the Savior. By doing so they were in total harmony with Tradition as Griff explains in his second installment From Tier to Eternity.
Griff Ruby provides his third part on the Bible of the First Century Church. It is interesting that many assimilate Carthage with Hannibal and his siege on Rome, but Carthage should go down in history as the turning point in establishing the course of today's Bible for it was at the Council of Carthage in 397 that the Church Fathers determined what should stay in and what should be expunged from all the writings accumulated over the first few centuries, most from the First Century Church. Thus St. Jerome was assigned to finish the task with the Latin Vulgate with the full approval and Authority of the Successor of St. Peter in harmony with the perennial, infallible Magisterium of the Church. It would remain solid until the Protestant Revolution when the apostates sought to revert back to early times and thus, rather than seeing that the early Church had it right, countered with the Jewish tiers which even then still included prayers for the dead which those who, in the early 16th Century thought they had a better idea than God, could not abide by. Machabees had to go as well as other books that proved the fact that they had left the Church established by Christ. Christians? Hardly. It would take the Council of Trent to clarify that and to re-establish once and for all the contents of Divine Revelation. It took Hannibal two decades to invade Rome in the Punic Wars two centuries before Christ. It would take only 50 years in our times for the conciliar usurpers to undermine all holy Mother Church had built up over two millennia in trying to overthrow Eternal Rome. We can take consolation that in the end, Hannibal was not successful and the conciliar usurpers will fail as well as Griff points out in Rock Solidly Set in Stone.
Griff Ruby resumes the new year with his fifth installment on refuting the SSPX-published book, Sedevacantism - A False Solution To a Real Problem. Anti-sedevacantists are quick to say, "no one can judge the Pope." But who says sedevacantists are judging the Vicar of Christ? Not us. No, we must judge men who preach a different gospel than what which we have received as St. Paul tells us to to consider them anathema in Galatians 1: 8-9. Everyone judges via the fine-tuning of that barometer which is our inner compass telling us right from wrong. Yet, when many see a contradiction, too many stick their heads in the sand or give the lame excuse, "It's too high for my pay grade." Well, it's time to start earning your pay by paying attention to what is truly Catholic and what is not; what the Apostles' Creed means and why each person must adhere to those beliefs; what constitutes a loyal Catholic and what does not; and the fact that because one holds the position that the Chair is empty (sede vacante), it does not preclude one from being a good Catholic, even a holy one. In fact, if one truly knows their faith, they'd realize something has been terribly wrong for quite some time - as in 50 years - and would want to find out who, what, when, where, how and why! They would realize God's way is not a democracy. Mob rule doesn't rule. And it would be wise to remember St. Augustine's words, which basically state that right is right, even if no one is following the right way; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is following that path. That would apply so well to the mentality of the world today that no matter if the world does not know the "pope" is a heretic, God does. The SSPX should know better than to foist their false solutions on the gullible. Therein is the problem for the answer lies in honest solutions through true syllogisms of faith, not suppositions as Griff points out in The Screed of a Creed?.
Resuming this series after a four months-to-the-day hiatus, we can see that for the Feeneyites it is all or nothing and because of their narrow, stubborn stance they are left with nothing. Griff unravels the arguments of such Feeney 'luminaries' as Catherine Goddard Clarke and Thomas Mary Sennot again with precision as he exposes the scholastic dishonesty exhibited by those so desperate to defend Feeneyism to the point of downright deception. At St. Benedict Center it continues to be a blind alley with the blind leading the blind. While many are out of sight, they're also out of their mind to dismiss the Council of Trent's ruling and the Pope's decree of excommunication. They pick and choose what they want, then stretch the truth to try to justify their actions. Time and time again, the followers of Fr. Feeney claim validity to their unique teaching on the basis of the claim that they reconciled to the Church. Griff Ruby gently but firmly dismantles that claim by showing the acceptance of certain groups of Feeney followers to have been purely a "Pastoral" move and quite clearly with no acceptance of their doctrine. They might fool a few, but in the end they can't fool God as Griff proves in his 15th instalment They Fought the Bad Fight.
Griff continues his series on refuting the SSPX book with his sixth installment in which he pulls back the curtain to expose the "theater of the absurd" in describing what the Society writer/s have come up with in misinterpreting a man made a cardinal of the Church by His Holiness St. Pius X, and who participated in the conclaves of Benedict XV and Pope Pius XI. They base their entire argument on what they assume Louis Cardinal Billot intended, misquoting him in respect to the legitimacy of a heretic being a pope if, in fact, the whole world accepted him as such. In actuality, Billot was the one Pius X asked to draft his landmark encyclical against Modernism Pascendi Domenici Gregis. This makes the drama even more bizarre, leaving everyone in a lethargic limbo, waiting for Billot, if you will. Griff shows how the anti-sedevacantists twist themselves into a prevaricating pretzel when trying to reach a point that simply does not connect. Once again, he exposes the glaring weaknesses in their tangled arguments that tie them up in knots, by producing the syllogisms that have withstood the test of time by His Holiness Pope Paul IV and St. Robert Bellarmine. The only problem left is encouraging sedevacantists to work together for saving souls, since few others seem dedicated to that goal, obstructed by in-fighting, petty bickering and differences that divide, rather than unite. Griff covers the points in Misinterpreting Billot.
Griff continues his series on refuting the SSPX book with his seventh installment Griff exposes the hypocritical hypothesis posed by the SSPX writers. In fact this could easily have been placed in Griff's other series "The Art of Scholastic Dishonesty" because the twisting of Pope Paul IV's infallible bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio denies the real purpose of the decree and why it still stands as one of the strongest arguments for proving that heretics cannot possibly be true Popes, even if mistakenly recognized as pope by the whole Church. Yet, it is the Society of St. Pius X itself that has stumbled all over itself in staving off the inevitable syllogism of sedevacantism because they are afraid to go where Paul IV and the holy Cardinal St. Robert Bellarmine and the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church dared to venture in voiding the possibility that a heretic could be a pope. Yes, the SSPX has been there almost from the beginning, but has interrupted Tradition's learning curve, thus blocking traditional unity and progress in Grace and understanding. Griff rounds it out in part seven, Learning Curve, Interrupted.
Griff Ruby provides food for thought in his two part treatise on how we need to map out the necessary direction for faithful Catholics. With all the factions facing off with no fruits of victory, there is a simple reason why? Most are lost. Scattered all over the disoriented diagram. Either they have lost their way in the Faith or they have lost their bearings as to their own grandiose egos that they alone personally are the Church or they have lost sight of which way the fence tips. What all parties need is a steady Catholic Compass in order to chart a GPS system that will guide each and every Catholic on the right path and, with God's grace, lead us finally, in His time, to a union of the traditional Bishops to take the action Christ and His faithful ones expect and take charge of their rightful duty to regain control of themselves as the Church for the sake of souls. It's all laid out on a simple Theological Map, that, if followed, will lead to clearing up the confusion and end the apostasy once and for all. Amen. Griff lays out the itinerary in part one, A Theological Map: Trouble Navigating When the Road is Not Clearly Delineated.
While Ratzinger et alii tread the turbulent waves, splashing about with every excuse in the book to duck their deserved millstones Griff Ruby encourages all to bury the hatchets, put down the gloves, pick up the Rosaries, and pray that the true Successors of the Apostles will have the heroic virtue and courage of those who preceeded them down through the centuries in perpetuating the Faith and multiplying holy Mother Church's ranks through the consecration of more traditional bishops and a meeting of the minds in arriving at the conclusion they are our only hope in the face of the hopeless apostasy that has poisoned the Vatican nation and left us with no other alternative but the clear cut choice to move forward for the Divine Nation in returning a true Vicar of Christ to Rome. What is the difference between the role of Cardinals as the Church intended and our traditional Bishops? The Answer: Nothing! And there should be nothing to stop them from coming together to act as an august body of true Authority in restoring the Catholic Church. Quite possibly that's the miracle we've been awaiting: For all the traditional Bishops to come together for the sake of souls. Griff maps out the course in part two, A Theological Map: Applying the Cardinal Compass for a Clearer and Sure Path .
In Griff Ruby's eighth installment in refuting the anti-sedevacantist SSPX book, he endeavors to undo the negative. Why? Because the checks and balances of our Faith are like a battery which works in tandem with the ions of a negative charge to act as an electron donor to freely distribute its charges to the receptive positive ions to create a perfect balance in order to function fully. Nothing can run effectively on two negative charges though the SSPX authors seem to think it can be done by their own engine of "resisting and recognize", but, as is proven below, that is impossible and will always sputter and die, just as will the contraption known as the counterfeit church of conciliarism. The only way of undoing the double-negative is to replace the batteries, if you will, by discarding all elements of the newfangled Rube Goldberg invention created via Vatican II, which has complicated and confused with its miasma of modernist mazes that all wind up in dead-ends, and, in its place, reassert the simple original model which was never broke because it was perfect from the outset as promised by the One Who installed Her upon the Rock and guaranteed that His Church will go on, and on, and on "until the consummation of the world." Isn't it time to replace the batteries? That's Griff's recommendation in his eighth installment Undoing the Double-Negative .
Griff Ruby returns after a few months hiatus with installment nine of his series refuting a SSPX anti-sedevacantist book. For several decades now, traditional priests and bishops, who have reached the inevitable conclusion that the Chair of Peter has been vacant, have had to be on the defense against attacks from all corners. Isn't it about time they went on the offense for the sake of souls? In effect, the traditional bishops, who have remained loyal to the infrangible teachings of the Church and have not given one iota of concessions to the conciliar church, have themselves to blame for allowing the chair to remain empty as long as it has. That might seem like a rash statement, but when you consider that they are legally auxiliary bishops of the Eternal Diocese of Rome you realize they therefore have every right to call for a conclave of those eligible to elect a true Pope. While they may reply that they are waiting for a miracle from Heaven to restore the Primacy of Peter, perhaps they do not realize that God just might want them to help effect that by doing what they, who have not apostasized nor subscribed to the false religion of Novus Ordoism, are rightfully expected to do as true Successors of the Apostles: Perpetuate the Faith and restore Catholic Order to the disorder created by the Robber Barons of Vatican II by electing a true Pope to teach, govern and sanctify Catholics for the salvation of all. That is Griff's summation in Authority by Default? .
Griff Ruby files his tenth installment on his series refuting a SSPX anti-sedevacantist book. Sedevacantists are often misspoken of as being disobedient by those who don't understand. But to the true bishops of Holy Mother Church we are most obedient, even when it is not convenient. The SSPX book discusses the opinions of certain sedevacantists regarding the Mass said una cum Benedict XVI. In obedience to our Bishop, our lips are sealed on this. However, what is to be made of the fact that, in the course of that discussion, it is brought out that we sedevacantists are obliged to claim that the Church only gradually has began to come to ascertain Her Sede Vacante status? Are we sedevacantists to be accused of being modernists for claiming that the Church has been obliged to go through something of a "learning curve" in order to understand the true nature of Her present circumstance? It is also ironic in this month we honor the centennial of St. Pius X's Oath Against Modernism that this oath would be mocked by those who cannot bear to admit that what we have done and must claim is not the least bit Modernist, no matter how much they might, through sloppy thinking, manage to make it seem so. Griff provides the reasoning for this and other matters Worthy of Consideration .
Griff Ruby returns for the Fall with his eleventh installment on his series refuting a SSPX anti-sedevacantist book. The church of Vatican II is in total meltdown. Why? Connect the dots. Many don't want to. Instead they fall back on excuses, "he said it was okay" as they continue in their comfort zones. Meanwhile the anger and fallout mount in the face of the worst scandal in history with the corruption and perversion of the wolves in sheep's clothing continuing unabated. The longer the Great Apostasy continues, the theological opinion sede vacante gains more credence even to those who consider sedevacantists "bleeps." As time stretches on more and more must face the facts for with each passing day the Siri theory and Cassiciacum thesis lose any steam they might once have had. The only one with any momentum is the little known Lumen Gentium thesis that makes all the sense in the world. We know from history why it's so simple. Simon says think of Henry VIII. Griff explains in Spontaneous Sedevacantism? .
Despite the SSPX writers' disdain for the position of Sede Vacante, Griff Ruby points out that they realize the possibility of this situation when one reads between the lines for even when they try to dismiss His Excellency Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục, the one link to valid consecrations in perpetuating Apostolic Succession during the Great Apostasy, as a man who waffled and was not always in his right mind, they must tread carefully for the same can be said of their own founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. In fact, the latter must take a back seat to the valiant Archbishop Thục who was the first to test the waters, so to speak, not out of defiance but rather as a necessity to preserve the holy Faith. While many are more than eager to point out the faux pas of his Palmar de Troya consecrations, they fail to mention his retraction of that and sincere apology and the steps he took to assure that would never happen again. After all, he was not infallible. Yet the fruits of his work live on in the true bishops he did consecrate whose successors are carrying on the work of true shepherds in preserving the True Faith today. The feeble efforts by the SSPX writers not only fall flat, but reinforce the fact that the real hero of the Traditional movement is not Lefebvre, but this exiled Vietnamese prelate who was not afraid to make a stand when he discovered the truth; something the SSPX have not yet done as Griff illustrates in his twelfth installment, Man of Providence.
In his thirteenth installment, Griff Ruby asks whether it is not interesting that the SSPX, now in a virtual civil war turmoil and an organization that has become stagnant as time goes on, has chosen to attack the entity which has reached the syllogism that the only answer for the current severe crisis has to be Sede Vacante? Is it not also interesting that while the attacked party has proven increasingly fruitful in growing in grace and numbers and in providing a blueprint as to why the world is in the state it is in, the attacker has grown more sterile as it reels in all other artillery formerly aimed at the Modernists. It is a diversion that doesn't pass muster and, if you read between the lines of the Society's ill-gotten logic you will see that it is only logical that eventually the majority of the SSPX faithful will see the writing on the wall and realize the sterility of an order that has refused to adapt to its own growth and reverted to intimidation and insinuations to keep their flock from fleeing. Once the flock sees the truth of the Sede Vacante position borne out by facts and decrees of the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church in the face of the absolute apostasy in the conciliar church that Fellay continues to cozy up to, they will bolt. In fact, history may well show that the SSPX's greatest fruit was that it served as a bridge to sedevacantism for so many as Griff illustrates in his thirteenth installment, Fecundity and Sterility.
Griff Ruby ascertains that after all the supposed arguments against sedevacantism by the authors of the SSPX book, it all revolves back to the fact that it is not the Sede Vacante position that is the problem, but rather that the Society does not have now nor have they in the past answers to the real problem because they refuse to consider the only solution to the problem of The Great Apostasy which is: Since the Mystical Bride cannot err and the conciliar church has done nothing but err, how then could the heretics who have greatly deviated from Catholic truth ever be considered 'Successors of Peter'? What the book actually reveals is that the SSPX really has no clue and has been content to go along in order to get along as was evident during the days of Archbishop Lefebvre and continues to be so apparent today with Bishop Fellay's present dealings. The problem is that the SSPX's solution is to protect their own interests at the expense of souls by attacking the growing number of traditional Catholics who have connected the dots and been given the grace to see the veracity of sedevacantism. It is the only explanation that passes muster and it can be traced back to Ratzinger's own involvment in Lumen Gentium, the breaking off point in the same manner as Henry VIII separated from Eternal Rome. By refusing to acknowledge this the SSPX remains stuck on a bridge that would lead souls to the truth, but with every passing generation that bridge is losing its Divine purpose as those who would cross it into Life will have done so, while the Society remains stagnant because they cannot pinpoint the right direction while sedevacantists speak out with no fear of man, but out of love for God and the integrity of His Church. That is how souls are saved, not in clandestine meetings or by browbeating others to march to your tune. Griff illustrates this in his final installment on this series, In Conclusion - A Real Solution To a False Problem.
Lent is not only for prayer, penance, almsgiving and self-mortification, but also to share our holy Faith in all its fullness with others. Yes, call it proselytization or evangelization if you will, that's what the Apostles, Fathers, Saints, Doctors and true Popes always called it because Christ said just that in the Gospel of St. Mark and St. Matthew to go into the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. After completing his thorough 14-part series, Griff Ruby took some well-deserved time off, but fear not, for he returns to reinforce that the tenets on which Jesus built His one, true and only Church upon the Rock of Peter and the very truths handed down through the evangelic traditions are found in every Catechism, a compilation of the truths and traditions we must follow and passed down and approved by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. If we are to proselytze the holy Faith especially to those who have been dumbed down by VaticanTwo-speak, they need to understand the uncompromising truths of the Catechism that all were taught before the Apostasy, words which leave no room for innovation, novelty or placating man, but rather fulfilling God's holy Will. If we cling to Catholic truth, we might wake up a few asleep in their Novus Ordo community comfort zones. Converting Catholics to true Catholicism. If we can do that, we can say we really accomplished something during Lent as Griff conveys what we should look for and accept no substitues by Just Following The Catechism.
Where the leadership of the true Church is NOT. It cannot lie with the Vatican II 'popes' for their trajectory of logic and faith is totally skewered and Griff Ruby explains why in his seven minute introductory lecture on YouTube. We're pleased to share with you this Introductory part of Griff's excellent series on YouTube in which he discusses sedevacantism, or as he calles it, the Sede Vacante finding, in his usual and courteous manner, respectful to all, by which he drives his points home with gentle yet irrefutable force. Sedevacantism must never degenerate into any mere "-ism" if the finding is to gain any real stature with Catholics at large. The Sede Vacante finding is indisputably true, and yet, outside the context of information that Griff promises to bring forth in succeeding video installments, makes absolutely no sense. Is that finding merely some "wild point"? You can see and hear the series that he has begun which you'll find by clicking here for Part One - Questions that arise.
In Griff Ruby's YouTube Series on "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he presents the second in his lectures how through the manipulation and innovation of "subsistet in" (thank you, Fr. Josef Ratzinger), they changed not only the boundaries but created a whole new organization and broke from the true vine, becoming just another broken branch left to wither and die no matter how long it will take the world to realize it is a bad tree destined for the fire. They can call themselves 'Catholic' but in 1964, by the official decree of Lumen Gentium those who did not reject this direction but went along with the overlap could not really call themselves Catholic any longer for they were not, any more than those who went along with Henry VIII call themselves Catholic. Griff explains in a seven minute video Part Two - Parallel Universe of a new church.
In Griff Ruby's YouTube Series on "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he presents the third in his lectures on how one Giovanni Montini, posing as Paul VI, set himself - and all who would follow him - outside the Church where he had jurisdiciton over those who followed him, but not over true Catholics or holy Mother Church for in signing off on Lumen Gentium he became persona non grata in Heaven and earth by abdicating any claim he had to the throne of Peter. He only compounded his sin by leading countless souls out of the true Church and into a man-made church, all those souls his responsibility before God. Even though the world may well have regarded him, and those who have followed him, as pope of the Catholic Church, God does not and cannot for as we say in the daily Act of Faith, "we believe these and all the truths which the holy Catholic Church teaches because Thou has revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived." Griff explains in Part Three - The doppelganger church.
In Griff Ruby's YouTube Series on "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he presents the fourth in his lectures on the new office, the new religion in which all who followed one Giovanni Montini, posing as Paul VI, are popes of an entirely different religion. So if you want to call them "popes", go ahead, but know they are not Catholic Popes. That is because, even though they have hijacked the name "Catholic" and the trappings that go with it, they have NO jurisdiction under God as Sovereign Pontiffs of the Church founded by Jesus Christ. Since they do not have universal jurisdiction they do not have the protection of the Holy Ghost. That explains all the heresy and apostasy as they continue through the years to introduce new innovations in trying to stay in tune with what the world wants, not God. It is the obvious, logical answer to how God would allow Josef Ratzinger's "beatification" of Karol Wojtyla. A true pope would have been stopped by the Sanctifier, but since the conciliar antichrists are not true popes, let alone Catholic, they can do whatever they please and they do, acting like teenagers pushing the envelope. Eventually it will catch up with them. We can only hope and pray for that day. As we can see in Griff's fourth talk the conciliar church is a Paper Papecy [sic].
In Griff Ruby's fifth seven-minute lecture on his YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he emphasizes the fact that despite all the underlying problems in the Church, there are still those out there who cling to their Catholic Faith in every way they possibly can through the catechism, prayer life and the true Sacraments by truly valid priests. No they may not know all the nuances on why the conciliar popes cannot possibly be true Popes, or why those men who might be considered by the world as 'popes' had excommunicated themselves long ago through heresy and apostasy - not in anyone judging them - for the caveat is always brought up by non-sedevacantist enthusiasts that "a pope can be judged by no one" and indeed that is true. However, what those pundits fail to acknowledge is that these men of the Vatican II lineage are not popes and therefore must be judged and have been, not by Catholics today, but rather by the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, per St. Paul's words in Galatians 1: 8-10, "let them be anathema." That, for the uninformed means condemned. But it is the uninformed who Griff addresses today, sharing his own experiences that should encourage all to be patient with our fellow Catholics and work to understand and unite all who remain true to the Truths and Traditions of holy Mother Church and put aside the petty differences that divide. He explains in Part Five: Living the Catholic Sense (sensus Catholicus).
In his sixth vignette, this one eight minutes or so, Griff Ruby focuses on his YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", the issue of identity and treats the serious result of the current Vatican's dis-identity with the true Catholic Church. Regarding Pharisees and even merely bad popes one must do as they say, even if one dare not do as they do as St. Peter tells us in Sunday's Epistle 1 Peter 2: 11-19 to "be ye subject therefore to every human creature for God's sake: whether it be to the king as excelling, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers and for the praise of the good: for so is the will of God, that by doing well you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men." But in the case with the Modernist Vatican leadership one dare not even do as they say for what they say leads us away from the Faith and, ergo, away from God. Griff offers the anology of the Ford Motor Company which is is merely a company, an organization. So also the Modernist Churh of Vatican II is merely an organization, not the one and only Church Christ instituted upon the Rock of Peter because of Lumen Gentium as he has explained previously. Therefore said false church has as much authority as the Ford Motor Company, GM, Toyota, you name it. It is false worship and against the First Commandment. We must realize we are truly living in a time when even the elect, as Jesus says in St. Matthew, will be deceived. It is, as Griff explains in Part Six: Pretenders do deceive.
In Griff Ruby's seventh eight-minute vignette of a sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he illustrates how the doppeleganger church of Vatican II is not the Catholic Church but rather an organization that wandered off from Catholic teaching and many, because they had been weaned on obedience, followed until they could see something was seriously wrong. Such men as the late Fr. Gomar DePauw saw this immediately and determined to keep Catholicism alive becoming the father of the Traditional movement. Others came later, but in every case at some point they realized what they had been following was different from what they had learned. Something was seriously wrong and did what they could to return to the true Church, searching it out wherever it was and they were. That is one reason there are so many different communities and opinions within the movement, but still One in worship, Holy in resolve, Universal in the Faith, and Apostolic is keeping the Faith alive. He also assuages those who kept their faith by stop going to the conciliar services, many stayed home, others continued to attend out of obedience but realized at a point in their life that they could no longer belong to something that went against all they had learned. He summarizes that the Church still exists very visibly, albeit in the catacombs, with those who have followed the solid Catechism of Trent, the Mass of All Time, and kept the Faith, who stay with what they knew as Griff explains in Part Seven: Remaining true to the tried and true.
In Griff Ruby's eighth seven to eight-minute vignette out of a sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he explains how many sadly drifted away from the Church to follow the fallen Vatican organization into its heresies. This is not something new but occurred out of an unfortunate mental habit demonstrated before in history when British royalty usurped the Pope's authority and created the schismatic Anglican communion. Nearly all of the general run of people went along with the false new church becaues it had all the same parish churches and cathedrals and priests and bishops. All the characteristics but not the sacramental charisms. So perhaps some so misled may well still be "Catholic-at-heart" (God must judge) but they, like the Novus Ordo followers today, are outside the visible unity of the Church. In part eight, Griff asks us to examine where each of us stand. Are we surrendering to the majority and falling in with our white flags flying, or are we digging in for Christ and His true Church and, like those in the past who would not compromise with impostors and apostates, Surviving in the trenches.
On this first day of the month of the Sacred Heart, Rogation Wednesday, Vigil of the Ascension and feast of the holy virgin St. Angela Merici, we bring you Griff Ruby's ninth seven and a half minute vignette out of his sixteen-part YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective". Griff points out the importance of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which is and always will be the Immemorial Apostolic Mass of All Times and said completely in Latin. It is not the Motu or Indult or any hybrid concocted by the 'contuity of diversity' jargon coming out of modernist Rome; it is not the ordinary or extraordinary form, but rather the ONLY form set in stone for all time by the infallible, dogmatic decrees of the Council of Trent and codified by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V in Quo Primum. The Traditional Latin Mass is the life and heartbeat of the Church. This Mass and this Mass alone is the sign of unity among real Catholics, the way that all real Catholics identify themselves. Griff understands that not all have such a treasure near them and he encourages those who don't to try to make it as often as possible, even if it is once a month and that those who truly want to identify themselves as real Catholics will stay away from the Protestantized services - even if they use the moniker of 'mass' but are fully in tune with the heretical Vatican II. Only those who exclusively attend the true Latin Mass or those Eastern Rites which were in union with Rome prior to Vatican II and refused to go along with the changes, can be considered real Catholics because the Novus Ordo changed the law of belief. Thus, the new law of belief is different from true Catholic belief. By attending the Novus Ordo, one is demonstrating that one is outside the true Church in the same manner Catholics went along with Henry VIII in the sixteenth century. There is only One True Mass.
With the devotions in preparation of Pentecost we delayed our regular features and so, after a two week hiatus, we resume Griff Ruby's excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" with his tenth segment, this one nearly nine minutes in which he points out that Traditional Catholics in the Vatican organization are actually living in a kind of dhimmitude, a concession if you will, which is the best analogy akin to living under Sharia law in an Islamic country where Christians would be tolerated to practice their Faith as long as they don't bother anyone or proseltyze - though that would be the antithesis of what Christ asks. In the same vein today we see where Catholics are tolerated in isolated corners of an organization which is now fundamentally non-Catholic. The Vatican leader, not being pope but only some lesser prelate - which points to the present occupier as not even being a bishop - can be judged by a superior, or even possibly a group of episcopal peers in the Church, and it would have canonical force, but as that has not as yet happened the obligation to avoid his obedience is not binding, other than on the level of our own individual judgment. However, if he is not a valid pope then he would not come under the protection of the standard defense of non-sedevacantists that a Pope cannot be judged. True, but a false pope? Ah, that's a different story and for that there is No Dhimmitude in the Divine Law.
This week we present Griff Ruby's eleventh installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" in which he speaks about various independent and SSPX parishes that still recognize Ratzinger as the pope but refuse to go along with anything he says. So what is their situation. Good question which Griff attempts to answer in his piece about the precedent set over Bishop Nestorius. Griff points out why non-sedevacantist Masses and sacraments are nevertheless acceptible for Catholics as long as the priest is a true priest. But how do you know? Ah that is the rub, for unless the priest was ordained before 1968 or was ordained by a valid traditional bishop who practiced exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass, they would not be a true priest and therefore their mass whether it was a Motu or even a Traditional Latin Mass would be invalid -- totally invalid. Truly the people need to be aware. That is why the sedevacantist Masses and sacraments are more prudential and the more correct course as he points out in Caveat Populus.
In Griff Ruby's twelfth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he returns to the language of that devious document of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium, and points out that who ever agreed to what it said automatically became charter members of the newchurch - a "doppelganger church" as Griff calls it and which we know it as the counterfeit church of conciliarism begun at Vatican II and from that point on no longer a member of the true Catholic Church. Thus, whatever they did from then on became invalid and illicit. And when paul iv dared to alter the Sacrament of Holy Orders in 1968 the die was cast. Yes, it is dye, but we purposely put "die" for that is what souls do who attend the novus ordo and partake of the 'sacraments' of the false church. How can they live again? Ah, that is what Griff finishes with for only those traditional bishops who have remained faithful to the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church can provide the true Sacraments instituted by Christ and not altered by man. Griff explains in Part Twelve by showing how Lumen Gentium was the point where a new branch sprouted with the doppelganger church and served to identify how so many souls were ripe to be Ripped from the True Vine.
In Griff Ruby's thirteenth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he continues his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. Yet, that document has come back to bite the barbarians at the gate for Lumen Gentium's language magnifies the fact that, in actuallity, it justified by its own abandonment of the Church founded by Christ, credence to the very jurisdiction to traditional clerics as they are the only possible recipients of the jurisdiction that Lumen Gentium cast to the wind. Thus, recognizing there was no longer one legitimate authority (a true Pope) to rule, it necessitated emergency action or, as the Church calls it Epikeia. Because a few Bishops realized the grave error of Lumen Gentium and the course of Vatican II they had the heroic courage to stand up to the doppelganger church - the counterfeit church of conciliarism and realized, that in order to perpetuate the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church they needed to consecrate new bishops to carry out the truths and traditions in order to keep the Faith alive in the face of the Great Apostasy. A Few Good Men.
In Griff Ruby's fourteenth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective", he continues his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. Traditional clerics and bishops not assigned to geographic territories but rather like religious order abbots with authority all over the world but no exclusive claim to any territory, have the jurisdiction to administer the Sacraments. All diocesan boundaries were dissolved by Lumen Gentium. Our traditional bishops and clergy alone have all of the valid orders, Catholic doctrinal orthodoxy, and the Apostolic mission to convert the world to Christ. If you argued that they, in collectively working together, do not have valid hierarchical authority over the Church, then you would have to come to the conclusion that such authority does not exist and cannot exist ever again. This would, of course, contradict our Lord's words that He will always be with His Church. Once again the Modernists are impaled on their own petard as territorial structure is made wide open for Traditional Bishops and Priests to go Wherever souls seek the true Sacraments.
On the feast of a traditional saint whom the counterfeit church of conciliarism tried to decertify, we bring you Griff Ruby's fifteenth installment of his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective". He continues his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. He points out that Traditional Bishops have an Apostolic mission from the lawful Catholic bishops even without a papal mandate. When dioceses combine, all lawful clerics of each automatically become lawful clerics of the new combined diocese. As Lumen Gentium dissolved all diocesan boundaries worldwide, there is remaining only a single, worldwide diocese, namely the Eternal diocese of Rome. The true canonical status of the Traditional bishops is that they are therefore assistant bishops to the Diocese of Rome. Lumen Gentium also, without realizing it, made the true Traditional Bishops of the Church a virtual "College", i.e. a legitimate "College of Cardinals" even if they do not receive the red hat, which would be impossible without a true Pope to authorize such. It was the false pope who mandated that they would remain such until Lumen Gentium itself is someday repealed and a true Pope again sits on the Seat of Peter. True Authority in a Global Diocese.
On the feast of a martyred pope we bring you the final installment of Griff Ruby's sixteen installment on his excellent YouTube Series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective". The Traditional Bishops are the dry martyrs on the front line who have the power and authority to elect a valid Pope. Griff illustrates this in completing his dissection of the damage Lumen Gentium did in abdicating jurisdiction of every ecclesiastical authority who followed the new establishment formed at Vatican II and this included every priest, bishop and, yes, pope. He points out that the true Traditional Bishops of the Church have all the necessary authority to perform all that is needed to restore the papacy, and can and should do so, and, if they do, be confident that God shall shower the Church with miracles once that happens. Yes, that means holding a Conclave and electing a valid successor to the last true Pope - Pius XII of happy memory. Yes, it has been 53 years of an interminable interregnum, but as he reminds us from his example in part one, all the excess boosters and now non-effective pieces have fallen away and only the payload, the shuttle remains on the true course. That is the tracking line the true Bishops should follow for they have all the authority of Peter and have the full blessing of the Holy Ghost, Who withdrew His protection when the conciliar church broke away at Vatican Two. The exact point: Lumen Gentium. Once restored, do you think God wouldn't bestow wondrous miracles as a sign that it is the True Church? Oh, ye of little faith. Of course, He would and the conversions are unimaginable if one tries to understand the mind of God. He explains in installment sixteen: God will do the rest!.
Yes, Griff Ruby is back! Incredibly busy over the summer, we and our readers will be ecstatic that Griff is writing again and on a most important subject: Salvation. Do we save ourselves? As any Christian should know, the answer to that is no, God saves us. We cannot save ourselves. But we do have a role, however small and unimportant next to the role of God, in our own salvation, else preaching would be to no value. Some Protestants would deny us any role whatsoever in our own salvation, while most others at least realize that at least some choice for God is necessary on our part. Salvation is a gift and a grace from God. God does what He has done; we cannot change that. But we can change our response so as to be made partakers of this incredible gift. What must we do? Is it merely Faith or is work required, or is it something else? One thing is for certain: Even if a mere interior choice alone could bring us that salvation under certain circumstances, the fact remains that the more preparation we can make for Heaven now, the less we shall be obliged to do later. Griff explains with the first category of Charitable Good Deeds in Part One of his series on Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith?
Griff Ruby continues to write, and on a most important subject: Salvation. Do we save ourselves? As any Christian should know, the answer to that is no, God saves us. We cannot save ourselves. But we do have a role, however small and unimportant next to the role of God, in our own salvation, else preaching would be to no value. Some Protestants would deny us any role whatsoever in our own salvation, while most others at least realize that at least some choice for God is necessary on our part. Salvation is a gift and a grace from God. God does what He has done; we cannot change that. But we can change our response so as to be made partakers of this incredible gift. What must we do? Is it merely Faith or is work required, or is it something else? One thing is for certain: Even if a mere interior choice alone could bring us that salvation under certain circumstances, the fact remains that the more preparation we can make for Heaven now, the less we shall be obliged to do later. Griff continues his explanation with the second through fourth categories of the Essential "Inner Choice" for God, Reception of the Sacraments, and Avoidance of Sin in Part Two of his series on Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith?
Griff Ruby returns for the new year by finishing up what he began last fall but we were unable to bring you because of our computer problems. Better late than never and this third part is packed with valuable virtues that will help everyone. Living our Faith is what every real Christian work is all about. We are not climbing some ladder to Heaven on our own strength or will, but accepting the hand upwards that only God can extend to us. We must receive that hand, and having received it, clasp it firmly as God works with us to draw us upwards out of being mired in our sins. We shall stand alone at our Particular Judgment and how we lived on this earth will determine the nature of where we end up. The will of God in our lives is our sanctification, by which alone we are befitted for Heaven. Is there any other way? Sanctification really is but character development to befit one for Heaven. But it also brings about Heaven here on earth, as we pray, "Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven," as we bring about the Kingdom of God in our lives and among those with whom we come in contact in our lives. The life in God not only prepares us for heaven but orders and provides direction and guidance for our lives here and now, with the Divine compass ever to point the way with all stability and reliability. Griff explains in Part Three of Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith?
Griff Ruby returns with a series titled "Vatican on the Brain" where he points out that with every passing year, it becomes more evident that the only true bishops left are those within the traditional ranks, and yet there remain the doubters who in their perplexity actually muck up the wheels of progress and prevent so many from realizing that for the Church to grow within the catacombs and expand universally as the only true Church founded by Christ, we need to acknowledge the authority and jurisdiction they rightfully have and put the gears in motion to save souls. Who knows how many people, even those who care enough to dig into the truths regarding the state of the Roman Catholic Church today as to discover the Sede Vacante finding, yet continue to find today's circumstance impossible to comprehend, owing to hidden and mistaken assumptions lying at the very basis of all of their perceptions. It is these very assumptions that must be identified, articulated, and refuted in order to dislodge the scales that even now have covered the eyes of so many real troopers for the Kingdom of God. That goes for the very shepherds in question as well because too often many of them jam up the works themselves in trying to strip the gears of their peer prelates because too many have Vatican on the Brain. Griff explains in Part One The Nonsense of Those Who Refuse the Church's Authority
Griff Ruby continues his series titled "Vatican on the Brain" where he explains that the "resist and recognize" camp is quick to lean on the Guérard des Lauriers theory of Materialiter/Formaliter in desperately trying to rationalize that the "pope" is still the top dog on the shelf, but they fail to realize that ever since Lumen Gentium those previously on said shelf created a new shelf apart and away from the permanent shelf fixed firmly to the wall that has always served as the structure of the true Catholic Church. This new shelf, built to move at will with the times, may replicate in form the sturdy shelf, but never in function chiefly because it can't. Being like a separate shelf mounted on a separate wall makes the office of the Vatican leadership so fundamentally different as an office from that of the Papacy that this the true reason the recent and current Vatican leadership have not been popes: Their holding of a different and incompatible office, namely that over a separate and parallel (or perhaps "skewed" might be more accurate) organizational hierarchy that is by its own self-definition not that of the actual and authentic Roman Catholic Church. Oh yes, they are on a "top shelf" of sorts, but that shelf they occupy is not the top shelf, nor any other shelf, of the Roman Catholic Church. That shelf is no more Catholic nor has no more authority than a can of soup on the shelf of your local supermarket as Griff reminds in Part Two Shelving the Guérardian Theory
On this Rogation Monday the intent is to pray for the harvest and appease the wrath of God which has to be boiling. What better way than entreating our bishops to take back what is rightfully theirs? Griff Ruby returns with the first part of a series on "Accepting Responsibility" because over the past fifty plus years it has seemed like the Church is a rubber room where we continue to bang up against padded walls with no progress. It's time to take it to a higher level and, in the nefarious chess game the Novus Ordo Vatican II church of conciliarism has been playing, the key is the true bishops, few though they may be, who alone have authority. Symbolized by the white bishop on the chess board, if they trust in God they can make the right moves to trump any move by the black-hearted apostates who seek to sweep the board clean of Traditional Catholics. It's time to bounce out of the constraints of the rubber room and take action. While we can be but spectators in the final moves, we can act as loyal pawns and knights to help move the bishop/s into position to take back the authority they rightly possess by the power conferred upon them through their unbroken succession. It's hightime to checkmate the imposters. Humanly, only the bishops can do that. Griff lays out the obvious in part one, Is the Church Really a Rubber Room?
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff files a new series as he delves further, this time addressing the direction true Catholics must take for the sake of their souls in remaining true to holy Mother Church and the infallible perennial Magisterium of the Church. Thus he presents his series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists". In his first nine minute and fifteen second vignette, he introduces the standard Theological handbook that defines Catholic Theology, despite the fact that the author Monsignor G. Van Noort of the work "Dogmatic Theology" is not infallible. However, since one can count on one hand the number of true Catholic theologians alive today and because, outside of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica, this is the best source to rely on in this time of The Great Apostasy. Griff touches on the term "body" of bishops which Van Noort refers to as a "college", but since such a moniker pertains to a specific group, Griff suggests "body" of bishops so as not to confuse as he begins to turn on the light against the scandalous and scurilous accusations against the true consecrated shepherds in proving their authenticity and authority to guide and guard souls. While you'll be able to see more vignettes by staying at the YouTube page, we're presenting one each day to emphasize each episode in this series as Griff commences with Part One: Shining a light on the Darkness
Following his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff introduces a new series in alerting Catholics of the true course of sedevacantism for it is not opinion that motivates those who assert that the Vatican II "popes" are not valid popes for they have abdicated their authority through heresy and apostasy. No, it is the Church Herself through her divine Vicar Christ who has affirmed that these Modernists who have usurped the throne of Peter over the past fifty years have no authority over the Church instituted by Jesus nor over those who profess the true Faith. Griff delineates between those whom Christ delivered from the Bosom of Abraham following His Crucifixion and those who oppose Catholicism, an antipathy that evolved over the centuries and spiked in the sixteenth century creating a visible division ever since. Griff lays out the process that will be taken in defining what the Church is and showing the difference between the narrow path of the Catholic Church and the broad swath of "Christian" churches with Part Two: The Church Militant Defined
Following his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series in alerting Catholics of the true course of sedevacantism for it is not opinion that motivates those who assert that the Vatican II "popes" are not valid popes for they have abdicated their authority through heresy and apostasy. No, it is the Church Herself through her divine Vicar Christ who has affirmed that these Modernists who have usurped the throne of Peter over the past fifty years have no authority over the Church instituted by Jesus nor over those who profess the true Faith. Griff quotes theologian Monsignor Van Noort on opinions of opponents derived from fallible and prejudicial Protestant teaching and the many false theories evolving over the centuries that greatly exaggerate and misrepresent, and yes, even deny Christ's true intent of what He meant when He instituted His one visible Church on earth for all time. It plays right into the Modernists' mindset. Griff relates these in Part Three: Denizens of Denial
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" for it is holy Mother Church Herself, infitesimal though she may be in this time of the Great Apostasy, who has been given authority. An authority of which the divine Vicar Christ has affirmed that these Modernists, who have usurped the throne of Peter over the past fifty years, have no authority over the Church instituted by Jesus nor over those who profess the true Faith. Griff utilizes the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - "Christ's Church" on Christ founding a Church, which is the true Authority and that true Catholics comprise that true society - a permanent assembly - which has the authority via the unified bonds handed down by the Eternal Shepherd for His flock to practice the same faith, the same doctrines and traditions as set in stone by Christ and His Church with the same rights provided to each person of the faith. We must have fortitude to follow through on this for this is a dogma of the faith, and, as dogma, authority exists among the faithful ones as Griff emphasizes in Part Four: Direct from the Divine
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on Christ firmly establishing a visible Church with full authority to those He "conferred upon the apostolic college and upon Peter their sacred ruling power. The Church is clearly a society and no society has been properly constituted until its authority has been established." Griff points out that this is evidence that our Traditional Bishops have that due and proper full authority granted by Christ and thus, he shows in Part Five that truly is a case of Authority Established
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on the demarcation of when the Old Law ended and was superseded by the New Law. Christ and His Apostles practiced Judaism until His death and upon His Resurrection the New Law began and was in full effect with a visible Church with all its powers in effect on Pentecost. The Church was a visible authority with a visible head. Today it remains that same visible society even if there is not a visible head for visible does not mean it is obvious to all the senses. Though we cannot see a true pope today, that does not mean one does not exist for Peter and his successors continue to rule through the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church. Griff explains in Part Six: The Old Law Prefigured the New
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on asserting the visible nature of the Church as Griff points out though Christ used many metaphors in referring to His Church it is the same and continues from Christ with the same hierarchy, flawed though some of our traditional bishops might be today, they are still legitimate and due indeed have the authority handed down by Christ to preserve and perpetuate the holy Faith and they are protected by the Holy Ghost for He is the soul of the Church and wherever you would go in the world the doctrines, teachings, sacraments and Holy Mass are the same for He is with true Catholics and their shepherds. Whereas in the false church of Vatican Ii - the conciliar church - though there is a body of a church structure clearly visible, there is no soul because the Sanctifier has withdrawn His protection. Griff points out various objections in proving in Part Seven: Soul of the Church
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on asserting the visible nature of the Church as Griff relates the purpose of the Church as Jesus intended, documented throughout the Scriptures, to instruct all creatures to practice the Faith through living the Faith, that through and in, throughout all ages, there is a constant, continual application of salvation for that is the goal of establish the faith on earth: to be with Him in Heaven. Such paradise can only be accomplished through living the true Faith with the specific purpose of attaining holiness. The traditional pastors fulfill Christ's charge in that very purpose and it contrasts greatly with the the conciliar or Novus Ordo church which places little if any emphasis on sanctity or even salvation of souls for they have abandoned proselytizing and converting souls in favor of political correctness and being accepted by the world. We know where that leads as Griff indicates in Part Eight: To Teach and Sanctify
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - The Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor G. Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on asserting that His Church will remain indestructible and incorrupt until the end of the world. The fact that the conciliar newChurch of Vatican II has become corrupt in so many ways proves it is not Catholic, and like the parable of the vine, will be cut off and cast into the fire because it falsely calls itself "Catholic." Conversely, the true Church, no matter how small it might be relegated to, still possesses the Holy Ghost and those bishops, who carry on the mission to teach, sanctify and rule, do possess the authority and those who follow may even be only a few. Yet those traditional Catholics remain the only ones practicing Catholic tradition and have the assurance from divine revelation that the true Church will never be corrupted. This established doctrine also proves the traditional bishops are true shepherds and that the Eucharist will always be available in perpetuity, which clearly deflates the Home Aloners' theories and leaves them stranded until they admit they need the holy Sacraments from valid traditional priests and bishops. Griff lays it out in Part Nine: Perpetuity of the Church
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor G. Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on defining the what a hierarchy is in and how it has been so misconstrued and taken out of context where, in truth, it is a sacred society because it signifies sacred rule. Of course, we know the counterfeit church posing as the Catholic Church today has no further link to that hierarchy which, for reasons already covered, leaves the true authority in the hands of traditional bishops and priests alone for they can be the only ones considered to be hierarchy in this time of the Great Apostasy. Griff shows in Part Ten the objections and misconceptions Modernists raise amidst all the verbal hash they cook up in their efforts to convince others that the Church should be a society that continues to evolve in tune with modern times and that heresy clashes with the Church's unchanging dogmas, the Church's very nature, and social structure of The Church as a Hierarchy
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff continues his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor G. Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on the authority of the hierarchy and how that very authority, from Christ Himself, is possessed by the traditional clergy - both bishops and priests - and they have been given the three-fold power to teach, sanctify, and rule. Griff brings up the Jansenist heresy as discussed by Msgr. Van Noort in this part of the text and points out that any priest and bishop who does not recognize his own full jurisdiction to carry on the work of the Apostles or refuses to recognize the same in his fellow traditional priests or bishops is falling into this one particular aspect of the Jansenist heresy. It is high time they realize that either the traditional bishops - today's only possible College of Bishops - have said authority as members of the hierarchy or it was never true to begin with when Christ established His Church. It is vital that the clergy be recognized by their flocks and other bishops and even more important, that their fellow bishops acknowledge and recognize each other. Griff details in Part Eleven: Accepting the Authority of True Bishops and Priests
After his successful sixteen-part YouTube series "Sedevacantism - A Catholic Perspective" last year, Griff completes this section of his a new series "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" in which he quotes from the authority of theologian Monsignor G. Van Noort from the work "Dogmatic Theology" - volume 2, "Christ's Church" on the charge given in holy Scripture and by Christ Himself that our traditional bishops as the college of bishops or body of bishops have not only the judicial and legislative authority, but also the mandate to unite with the other true bishops for no bishop can operate independently. The Church has so declared and there should be no more doubt as to what each traditional bishop must do as Griff documents in Part Twelve: Mandate for True Bishops to Work Together
Traditional Catholics are a hunted lot. Bounties are placed with the intent to capture and reprogram souls so these upstart true Catholics will fall in line with the Modernist mentality. Of course, when any Traditional Catholic balks at such heretical nonsense, it sends the conciliar mob into a frenzy, a maddening one at that. So they try the same technique they employed in eclipsing the true Church at Vatican II: Infiltrate, sow division and doubt by casting aspersions against this traditional priest or that true bishop or even devout laity because they know the Traditional Bishops have the true authority handed down by Christ to teach, sanctify and rule. But they can't allow true Catholics to know that, so they employ their Saul Alinsky type tactics of isolating, ridiculing and persecuting in order to intimidate true Catholics into subjection or staying put in their own catacombs. Don't you dare try to unite the movement. Don't you dare acknowledge other priests or bishops or there will be hell to pay. Anything to fan the flames of discord because their master is a long-time expert with infernos and he'll encourage home-aloners to stay home, a few traditional prelates to refuse sacraments to some, and keep resist, yet recognize ones on the fence. Oh, the devil is clever and his disciples grow ever more arrogant, but when the true whistleblowers expose the man-made straw castles in Rome and every diocese, well it's katy-bar-the-door and all hell breaks loose. Their desperate mission: Destroy Traditional Catholicism at any cost. Griff explains in part two of his series "Accepting Responsibility" with Breaking the Illusion of Lawlessness
Through the use of numerous 7 to 9 minute vignettes, Griff Ruby continues his on-going YouTube presentation that he has titled "Ecclesiology for Sedevacantists" based upon standard Roman Catholic Theology, particularly that which pertains to the establishment and authority of Christ's Own Church, as documented in the standard Theological handbook, Dogmatic Theology, Volume 2, Christ's Church, by Monsignor G. Van Noort. All editions of this masterful work were issued prior to Vatican II. Below you will find the next seven completed sessions in which he points out that today's traditional Catholic Bishops indeed have jurisdiction and the duty to form a College of Bishops for the good of souls in order to expand on their God-given duty to teach, rule and sanctify in perpetuating the one, true Faith in the face of the Great Apostasy wrought by Vatican II.
Griff Ruby files part three of his series on "Accepting Responsibility" as he points out how the Novus Ordo apparatus continues to sputter and choke on its own heresies for if it is not of God it will surely fall. We must remember that laws are lawful laws only if they are in tune with the will of God as far as moral and right. While the United States also must face the music with its unlawful laws that offend God, it does not have to be that way for traditional Catholics for they know they have the true Faith. They know from Catholic truth that what they follow is God's holy Will and thus, they must be obedient to all laws that reflect that. They also know they can never be obedient to a law that violates Catholic truth in faith and morals, and for the most part, they must recognize the authority of the true bishops and true priests who maintain the Catholic Faith without any compromise to the heresies and errors of Vatican 2. Therefore, we have a duty to obey those who we place ourselves under for the welfare of our soul and cannot parish-hop or bishop-hop at our own whim. We are our brother's keeper and no one is more responsible than those whom we place our responsibility in; thus we must recognize their authority to govern as he focuses on Being Our Brother's Keeper
Griff Ruby files his fourth installment of his series "Accepting Responsibility" in asking when will the Mystical Body of Christ stand up like a man. It is high time our true Shepherds gather together and grab the nets to work in unison for reuniting the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Through the past four plus decades the fishing prospects have not been good. Why do you think that is? Because while fish swim in schools, those who aim to land a considerable catch through conversion are not going to school on what Christ taught His Apostles. Instead each traditional Bishop drops his line in one area and expects to catch a few, but has no intention to call on his peers to work together as one to gather a large haul for Heaven. Either they are jealous of their fellow Bishops or fear they'll be isolated and ridiculed and so they do little if anything to foster the Faith outside of their own concentric pool. What do they fear? The conciliar newchurch? Please, they're not even Catholic? Do they fear reprisal from the community where they reside? If so, then they shouldn't be Fishers of Men. What they really fear is that they would go off the deep end because they are of a mindset that they don't have the authority to come together and reinstate a true Pope. Ah, but if all arguments to that obstacle are refuted, then what is their excuse? They have none! Therefore, it's time, Your Excellencies, to pull together in fulfilling your duty to cast forth thy nets. Griff lays it out in To Be Trusted, True Fishers of Men Must Trust
Griff Ruby files his fifth installment of his on-going series "Accepting Responsibility" in his valiant efforts to unlock the solution to resolving the Sede Vacante state in the Church. And what might that solution be? Simple, begin walking rightly in the authority imparted by our Lord Jesus Christ. That can only be done by the truly traditional Bishops and Priests as have publicly proven their hierarchical status in the Roman Catholic Church through the grace-giving works that they do. Our Lord was no less the long-prophesized Messiah, despite His continued refusal to declare it publicly or accept the role of king. Likewise, our traditional clerics are no less the fully regular and apostolic Catholic hierarchy, despite their reticence on this topic. "See the works that I do; what do they say of me?" The works they do say it all, though the direct lawful basis also exists for all that they do and must yet do, even to include calling a Conclave to elect a successor to the last truly Catholic Pope - His Holiness Pope Pius XII. While the latter's encyclical Mystici Corporis has been posited to deny the clerics' right to do this, you will see below the surface what it really pertains to and why it does not apply to the traditional Bishops and Priests today for there is not a cardinal within their ranks. But just as a clock needs the right gears and connections to work effectively as one effective timepiece, so also our clergy need to calibrate their consciences and commit to coming together for the good of souls everywhere before it's too late. It is important in this polemic in persuading our prelates of their need to heed its significance for if they do not, the faith will slow down because of the rust that ruins the rubrics and a failure to rein in resisters rebelling against commons sense and the sensus Catholicus. This then is a layman's sincere effort to motivate our traditional Bishops to begin setting things in gear as Griff pulls the right levers with The Key to Restoring the Keys of the Kingdom
For this season of Lent, Griff Ruby shares his own experiences in assembling all the pieces of a puzzle. He illustrates how one can get frazzled, confused and ready to chuck the whole thing out of frustration when one can't figure out how it all comes together as one smooth piece. He points this out in the situation in the Church today. How could such a sublime, sacred, and dogmatic panorama turn so ugly and blasphemous in so short a time? Who sliced and diced it to pieces where it is no longer recognizable? While many have tried to force pieces together, it can be like trying to force a square peg into a round hole. They must fit seamlessly. Griff Ruby shares how, through the grace of God, he was able to see the whole picture by starting in the corners and edges and working in until finally, by deduction, he realized the ostentious ocean liner he had booked was really a sinking ship and that the true Barque of Peter could only be seen by putting all the pieces together, including the final piece of the puzzle that so few seem to see even though it's as obvious as the nose on one's face. Griff explains in How I came to KNOW - An Autobiographical Interlude
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. But these so-called 'experts' on the blog don't really know their Faith and Griff Ruby is determined to set them straight, not only because that is what Jesus asks us to do in St. Matthew 18: 15-17, but also because he has personally been attacked. Thus, reluctantly, he accepts the challenge for this cancer of cluelessness by those trying to compromise with conciliar concepts has gone on long enough. Thus, we present part one of a series in which he responds in proving what the Church decrees: Sede vacante! Why? Because Vatican II mandated it, and God in His Providence permitted this harsh Judgment! Live with that fact and seek to embrace the Remnant Church, or rue the day you learned of these things and did nothing when you stand before the Merciful and All-Just Judge and try to explain your rejection of this opportunity to recognize His Church and be blessed. Griff sets the record straight with the first part of a multi-part series One Cannot Subsist On Error
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. But these so-called 'experts' on the blog don't really know their Faith and Griff Ruby is determined to set them straight, not only because that is what Jesus asks us to do in St. Matthew 18: 15-17, but also because he has personally been attacked. Too many seem to gage that the hierarchs, who signed the heretical Vatican II documents, such as Lumen Gentium, automatically became heretics at that time, are missing the point. It takes more than the mere signing of any document or group of documents, the contents of which have been misrepresented to them, to make heretics of the signers. But subsequent actions, particularly where the heretical implications of the document come into play, cannot be so excused, as neither can a fundamental and total neglect of the duties of the office that Holy Mother Church once gave them so long before. Griff Ruby is determined to point out the fundamental error of these blogalogians and set them straight with the second part of a multi-part series Pinning down the "Perpe-traitors"
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. Griff Ruby provides part three in which he points out that that just as Henry VIII created a new ecclesial economy, commonly known today as the Anglican Church, or Œconomia nova in 1534, so also in 1964 the Robber Barons at Vatican Two repeated this grave, grave error with promulgating the astonishing juridical disorder mandated in Lumen Gentium and thus created from the material of the Church's own Œconomia a false new Œconomia with a "church" of their own, with all the trappings of Catholicism but without the key ingredient - the Holy Ghost. The parallels of the church of England with the Conciliar church spawned at Vatican II are so similar and the result remains the same: Absolutely null and entirely void as Pope Leo XIII affirmed when push came to shove. The "perpe-traitors" within the false church have been shoving a lot lately in trying to cover up the corrupt correlation and push the truth out of the way, but the evidence is irrefutable and cannot subsist on its own merit. No matter what arguments of justification and jurisdiction its defenders try to conjure up, it's futile. Griff pinpoints the Descent into Heresy
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. Griff Ruby presents part four of his series and points out that many do not realize how important it is for the salvation of one's soul to understand what being Catholic truly means. It is not just doing as one is told without realizing that what one may be instructed to do is wrong. That is how dictators and despots rise to power, that is how heresies spread, that is how the Great Apostasy implanted itself in the fabric of the Church and society in our times. It wasn't as important to souls as it should be and many sloughed it off as, "oh, well" when the pull of the world, the flesh and the devil occupied their every waking moment instead of God and things of Heaven. That and the fact that Catholics simply took for granted they knew their faith. Let's be honest. If we did, would Vatican Two really have seen the light of day? Back then we could blame it on the Bishops and periti but 50 years later those who still cling to the conciliar clutches have no excuses. Griff explains in part four Your Duty to Know
Griff Ruby presents part five of his series and points out that the title of this installment is very easy to answer, and yet it seems to be the biggest hurdle for both sedevacantists and non-sedevacantists to arrive at in a meeting of the minds to where cohesive arguments can be submitted without emotional outbursts or condemnations. After all the sedevacantist position is a theological opinion. Yes, an "opinion" which carries no doctrinal weight, yet explains the only alternative as to why the doctrines have been altered; something no true Catholic pope or any Catholic could ever dare do. You see, dogmas and doctrines are not open to discussion like theological opinions are. No, the former are set in stone and handed down through Divine Revelation and Tradition. What many sedevacantists fail to do is convey convincing arguments that prove the Church is very much alive today, and we're not talking about the CONciLIAR church formed at Vatican Two, but rather the true Church with true, valid, and authorized priests to teach, lead, and sanctify souls through confecting all sacraments including the holy Sacrament of the Altar. It's not a matter of numbers, but provenance. If only more had the grace to connect the dots, the numbers would take care of themselves because more would come to the realization of WHERE the Church truly exists and flee the false church. Griff explains in part five Where IS the Church?
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. In his sixth installment, Griff Ruby brings up the fact that if Paul VI was ever an authentic pope then his last "official act" in that role was the signing off of Lumen Gentium, for by that act he formally abdicated from the Catholic Papal role. Furthermore, through that heresy-inducing document, he invited the rest of the hierarchy to follow him into apostasy with the formation of his man-made Œconomia nova as something distinct from that divine institution prior to Vatican II that has always been the Mystical Body of Christ and the real Roman Catholic Church, but now only within mere portions of which portions of the Body of Christ could "subsist." Yet, also within this same resignation document, he delegated to every prelate an implied papal consent for all instances of episcopal consecration, thus crushing any argument in these times as to denying the legitimacy of the validity and right of jurisdiction to the traditional bishops, who alone legally carry on the mission of the Church as The True Visible Hierarchy of the Church
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. In establishing just where the true Church exists in these times and by whose authority, Griff Ruby points out that one only needs to go through the process of deduction to realize there is only one answer and that is those who have upheld the faith and continue to administer the true sacraments. Ergo, in narrowing down the choices there is only one that qualifies as the teaching Church (Ecclesia docens) and that would be the Traditional Bishops and Priests who carry out the mission Christ gave to His Apostles. If those who still question this syllogism are intellectually honest then let them identify by name anyone with a superior claim on our conscience and obedience, or else let them admit they cannot refute or deny this. If, however, they are afraid to admit the truth because it would somehow greatly impugn either their own agenda or comfort zone, then what more could be said? There will always be those who deny the elephant in the room, so to speak, but will cry the loudest when being stomped on by the apostate mastedons. Don't say you were not warned. The only question remaining is why the Traditional Bishops and Priests have not taken the bull elephant by the horns since they are the only ones qualified to corral the beast once and for all by coming together to build up Christ's Church. That is the crux of Griff's seventh installment The "Traditional Movement" is the Church
There always seems to be a blogalogian these days who thinks he knows better than the infallible, perennial Magisterium of the Church and, whether willfully or stupidly out of pride, seems intent on undermining that which alone offers hope for bringing the true Church out of Her 55-year eclipse and for perpetuating the true Faith. Griff Ruby completes this eight part series in which he points out that throughout the history of the Church there have been heresies and schisms, and yet, when doom and gloomers predicted the end of the Church as they knew it, indubitably She recovered and went on to even greater glory. Today also, when we are in the midst of such a great apostasy as to raise legitimate questions as to whether this might indeed be that final one of Biblical prophecy, there are those within the camps of non-sedevacantists and home-aloners who are the clarions of claptrap crying out that there are either no true bishops and priests left or that we have to be tolerant of the CONciLIAR clergy in the sense of "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." True, there is a small segment of naive ones who may not know, but their teachers knew and if the pupils truly took their faith seriously, they would research to truly know their Faith. Few do. What all of these who warn that the sky is falling or that they must be tolerant or that they must retreat to their homes fail to remember or realize are Christ's words in St. Matthew 28: 20. And never forget, that He started His Church with only eleven men. Surely there are eleven true Bishops who have the power and authority to replicate what they did. Why? Because the same Holy Ghost is still with them! "I am with you all days"
Griff Ruby extends this series because it's necessary to ask the questions that are so obvious and yet so few are willing to ask them because they are blind to the obvious. It's kind of like the elephant in the room, but most don't see it or want to see it for fear they'll have to face the truth. There are the innocent who just overlook something because their mind is on other matters or a routine has been altered or they've been taught or indoctrinated in such a way as to miss the obvious. But the obvious is something we can no longer ignore and that is that the Church is either in the time foretold in Sacred Scripture, the time of the "abomination of desolation", the time of the Great Apostasy, or else something so very much like it as to serve as a significant precedent for when the real thing arrives. To deny that is to deny the obvious. For too long now the blind have led the blind on the conciliar cliff to the edge of the abyss. Only the true priests and bishops can save them. It's time to take off the blinders and see, really see that they alone have the authority and jurisdiction necessary for the salvation of souls. A Cognitive Failure of Blindness
Griff Ruby takes a break from his STRAIGHT STUFF series to share something he wrote in the past for The Four Marks on what many may not have ever considered, even Webster's Dictionary, but they should. Griff advances that the word 'pope' is not just a noun but also a verb for that is the action he describes in non-Catholics 'crossing the Tiber' in converting to Catholicism. While the apostates occupy the Vatican today, Rome will always remain the symbolic seat of the Church, the only one founded by Christ and those Protestants, who are wooed over to the Novus Ordo sect within the constrained confines of the conciliar church, will soon learn that there really is nothing different from what they left. Whereas, if they take the time to study the Fathers of the Church and truly learn the beauty of the Catholic Faith and all the infrangible truths She has always embraced, they will learn where the true Church resides and pope themselves into that Church. Griff explains in "Poping" in a Popeless Era
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the March 2011 issue of The Four Marks.
Griff Ruby responds to Bishop Williamson's surprising announcement, which we carried last week in our "Miters that Matter" feature, that His Excellency is available only for tending to souls wherever they call on him, but will not pursue organizing a group to magnify the missionary work of bringing the true Faith to more souls because he supposedly thinks he does not have the authority to do so. Griff respectfully challenges him that he indeed does have the authority and to not use it is akin to cowering from his calling. There is no retiring from the duties of a Roman Catholic Bishop, apart from when our Lord calls him (hopefully) to eternal glory. And there is no extra authority he need go out somewhere and obtain, as if he did not already possess within himself the plenitude of what authority all real Catholic bishops equally hold today. He will not be spared being held responsible by God for his duty towards the sheep of God's own sheepfold. And in accepting his miter and crozier, he has relinquished any right to bury his ten talents in the ground, as if he could really have any valid reason to be afraid that God will not prosper the work he puts his hand to, providing only that he avoid lame excuses and indeed put his hand to the grandest task at hand. Griff pulls no punches in explaining why His Excellency cannot ignore those who want nothing to do with Bishop Fellay's groups because of the latter's intentions to coddle to conciliar interests. This is to be where the final determination will be made as to whether he will be a miter that matters greatly or a miter that mutters uselessly. It matters not what the conciliar clerics say for they have no authority and His Excellency must realize that. He cannot fall back on that excuse while so many are bailing on Fellay who wants his own bail-out from the Modernists to legitimize the Society. What the British prelate must realize is that he and all the Traditional Bishops have all the authority but their credibility suffers from either doing nothing or straddling the fence for so many years that often times they don't know which moves to make in order to checkmate the true enemies of the Faith as Griff points out in Authority Misdirected and Mislead
Griff Ruby shares a simple fact that should simply move you to simply say: He's right. It's that simple! Here we are, the few, who have a demographic out there of prospects for conversion, and few there are who are up to the task to reach out to these souls who, it has been proven, will respond if prodded right. The sad part is that we have so few venues to guide them to unless they're willing to make great sacrifices - like driving 200 miles to assist at the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, or risk losing friends and influence, because as complicated as it seems it really comes down to our salvation. It's that simple! Jesus has assured us that if we love others more than Him, we are not worthy of Him. He also said in Sunday's Gospel for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost that not all those who say "Lord, Lord" will enter into His kingdom. That should wake up the masses to realize where they need to be - to see the Light, if you will. It's up to those who have this gift - the Traditional Catholics - to turn up the lights so all can see, truly see where they must be for the sake of their eternal soul! If they don't, then turn out the lights. It's over for them! Griff explains in A Simple Faith
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the October 2009 issue of The Four Marks.
Following up NovusOrdoWatch.org's latest volley to the "Resist-and-Recognize" gang who ignore the elephant in the room and the bizarre and dangerous actions of one Mr. Bergoglio the unFrancis, we bring you a column Griff Ruby wrote for The Four Marks two years ago as he points out there is no sensible solution to their stance other than to admit the sedevacantists are right. Of course, pride and fear hold them back from connecting the dots and admitting the obvious in the face of all the atrocities committed against God's divine Laws and the truths and traditions of holy Mother Church. Griff shows here why it is not possible that the current popes could ever be legitimate and to continue to recognize them while still resisting not only aberrant commands, judgments, and examples, but even erroneous doctrines, is to exhibit a non-Catholic mentality. It is time to either break with the false church of Vatican 2 or to embrace the Great Apostasy and make friends of Mammon now. There can be no other way. Fence sitting is henceforth forbidden because horns can be dangerous to the welfare of souls. Escaping the Trilemma
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the September 2010 issue of The Four Marks.
In an article published in The Four Marks in 2012, Griff Ruby answered a frank question first asked by author Frank Sheed. Perhaps you might have thought it was about Frank aka Jorge Bergoglio? The above headline reminds us of words of the saint we celebrate tomorrow St. Mary Magdalen, when at the tomb in the Gospel of St. John 20: 13, she basically asked where they had taken Him. As the Magdalen gloriously discovered when she turned around, Christ was there in her midst. He is also still very much here today, but His Church remains hidden, in an eclipse, if you will, while a Judas, or should we say the satanic church of the Apocalypse mimics Him. Jesus has not withdrawn the protection of His Spirit from His Own Church, now eclipsed, but the protection of His Spirit is obviously not given to Jorge's "church" for that is not His Church. That should be all the more evident ever since Frank Sheed asked that question back in the late 60's. Griff breaks it down, even equating it to the film Changeling where the son was never found, but we know the Son is not lost, those who remain with Modernist Rome are the ones lost as Griff points out in No, Frank, It's Not the Same Church
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the April 2012 issue of The Four Marks.
In an article published in The Four Marks in 2012, Griff Ruby addressed the mystery of the Catholic Hierarchy. Actually, as Griff shows, it really is no mystery when you break it down and weigh the arguments. There is only one Catholic hierarchy and it does not reside in Rome today, nor has it for the past 50 plus years. That would mean sedevacantists have been right all along in rejecting and not recognizing not only the Vatican 2 'popes', but also those 'cardinals', 'bishops', and 'priests' who give their allegiance to Modernist Rome. Griff points out that anti-sede arguments don't add up to a hill of beans when compared with the non-Catholic stance of those in visible power today which over 90% of today's Catholics-in-name follow. St. Augustine said that "Right is right even if no one is doing it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it". Percentage-wise there are very few sedevacantists, but they're right and they have the Church Herself to back their claim, whereas those in the CONciLIAR church are as wrong as they can be and if they don't know that now, they will eventually. Isn't it better to know now? The Mystery of the Hierarchy
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the September 2012 issue of The Four Marks.
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