The blog One Peter Five reported on an interesting interaction with the Catholic Archdiocese that is in charge of all Catholic military chaplains that serve with US military. I found the article on their blog post fascinating, yet I think that One Peter Five used some “inside baseball” responses that may have not clearly shown how far the Novus Ordo Church is willing to go to destroy the Catholic Church rather than allow the faithful to be reunited with tradition and traditional Catholic priests in any form. I believe if we more clearly explain this amazing letter from SGT MAJ John Proctor to the Most Reverend Timothy Brogilo leader of all Catholic priests serving the US military perhaps people would be clearer how much the Novus Ordo Church hates its own faithful who prefer traditional orthodox Catholicism.
Archbishop Broglio letter to SGT MAJ John Proctor
You can read One Peter Five’s blog post, Military Archdiocese: Better to Have No Priests than Traditional Ones but essentially the Archdiocese for the Military Services which is the organization that manages all Catholic military chaplains across all branches of the US military. The Military Archdiocese has said they very short on Catholic priests. Sergeant Major Johnny Proctor, US Army, III Armored Corps Chaplain Sergeant Major reached out to Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services and suggested he reach out to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) or the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) for priests to serve in the US military.
The reason is that SGT MAJ John Proctor noted that all three traditional Catholic groups have many vocations, with many younger priests and may be willing to send priests to serve the military with the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Obviously to keep up in the Armed Forces younger, healthier priests are preferred. The response from Archbishop Broglio response demonstrates that the Catholic Church would rather let the Catholics die with no sacraments than let traditional Catholicism serve.
“What would the message to them if I were to endorse a priest unwilling or forbidden to celebrate the ordinary form of the Mass?… Finally, I have a fundamental concern that there is some belief on the part of some individuals both in these societies and those who participate in extraordinary form liturgies, that there is something deficient in the ordinary form of the Mass.”
For those unaware, this statement highlights something I have said on this blog several times. All the traditional priest orders, SSPX, FSSP, and ICKSP, are “single rite” brotherhoods. They only offer the traditional Latin rite. That is their “purpose for existing.” Elements of the Vatican have attacked them repeatedly for example with protocol 1411, but they remain single rite societies.
Home sweet home
I believe there are errors in both groups of the traditional priest here. The first error which I have corrected every time it has come up is the misconception among the SSPX faithful that the FSSP and ICKSP priest “must say the Novus Ordo or New Mass once per year.” That is false. The FSSP priests bravely actually refuse to say the Novus Ordo mass, as this letter from the Archbishop references. I assume the ICKSP priests are similar. Continue reading »