Traditionalism versus Conservatism

The above is an excerpt from the article linked below.  It brings to mind many of those who adhere to the “impeded see” thesis that Benedict XVI masterfully executed a deliberate invalid renunciation to confound the enemies of the Church.  These people (e.g., Dr. Andrea Cionci) can be labelled as “conservatives”.  They do not go to the root of the problem that brought us to the point of the Bergoglian antipapacy, that is, the Second Vatican Council, of which the likes of Joseph Ratzinger and Karol Wojtyla had a huge play in promoting and defending throughout their lives as clerics.  These people may criticize to some extent the Second Vatican Council, but ultimately they adhere to it as a continuation of the Catholic Church.  They don’t see, as did Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, that the Second Vatican Council was the doctrinal foundation of a new church, the conciliar church.  In the meantime, they attack Archbishop Lefebvre and the bishops he consecrated as schismatic.  They also attack Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano by saying that he is on the road to schism because he had himself conditionally consecrated by one of these bishops.  One day they will realize that their focus was on the branches of the tree and not the root, and they will be ashamed for attacking the servants of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Mother and Queen.

Traditionalism Versus Conservatism

Fr. Paul Kramer on the Jeff Rense Show – February 16, 2024

Archbishop Lefebvre and the Vatican – Excerpt from “The Ratzinger Report”

“… defend the true tradition of the Church today means to defend the Council. It is also our fault if we have at times provided a pretext (to the ‘right’ and ‘left’ alike) to view Vatican II as a ‘break’ and an abandonment of the tradition. There is, instead, a continuity that allows neither a return to the past nor a flight forward, neither anachronistic longings nor unjustified impatience. We must remain faithful to the today of the Church, not the yesterday or tomorrow. And this today of the Church is the documents of Vatican II, without reservations that amputate them and without arbitrariness that distorts them.”

(The Ratzinger Report)


My friends, Cardinal Ratzinger was a man of the Second Vatican Council. As Pope Benedict XVI, he also defended the Council. He went to his death without condemning it for what it was, the doctrinal foundation of a new church, the conciliar church. Very sad. Deo gratias for Archbishop Lefebvre who stood up to him during the days he was cardinal.