Go to Guerard

A case about validity of Orders came up, so We consulted the internet and looked up an article by Anthony Cekada, who was ordained by Lefebvre and then left with the nine.  Cekada wrote, The Validity of the Thuc Consecrations.  In it he reports: “When Father Sanborn broached the topic of who could ordain priests for us, Bp. Mayer said: “Go to Gu�rard!””  Sanborn was also interviewed on this subject and says the same thing.  He mentioned that John Parrott went with him.  We knew Parrott, first meeting him in Oklahoma City and later entering Econe with him in 1977.  Of the five Americans who went to Econe, he lasted longest, being ordained as a Subdeacon before his expulsion.  Sanborn sent five of us to Econe Sanborn sent, because as he said to Mom and I over the phone: “You are most likely to persevere to ordination.”  Four were dismissed, including Parrott and one decided he did not have a vocation.

When I ran across the interview, I wondered why Parrott did not take Bishop de Castro Meyer’s advice himself?  Then I ran across a video by William Jenkins. In this he mentions that he has talked with the man, who accompanied Sanborn, and de Castro Meyer did not say: “Go to Guerard.”  This makes more sense to me, knowing John Parrott.

As for the Thuc consecrations there is no question about their validity.  I have talked with someone, who met Thuc, but never said anything about Thuc’s mental state that would indicate he had lost his faculties.  Therefore the presumption of the law is in favor of validity.

Saint Pius X Catechism on Tradition

I wish I would have thought of this before I published my latest book, because this defines tradition and therefore a Traditionalist.

34 Q. What is meant by Tradition?

A. Tradition is the non-written word of God, which has been transmitted by word of mouth by Jesus Christ and by the apostles, and which has come down to us through the centuries by the means of the Church, without being altered.

35 Q. Where are the teachings of Tradition kept?

A. The teachings of Tradition are kept chiefly in the Councils’ decrees, the writings of the Holy Fathers, the Acts of the Holy See and the words and practices of the sacred Liturgy.

The Road to Heaven

Many years ago, when I was running the Vatican in Exile, I noticed that the most important section, that on becoming a saint, was rarely visited.  In response I compiled the Road to Heaven.  If you visit the website now, you will find that our primary focus is becoming a saint.  The reason is simple, only spiritual people will understand these things as Saint Paul says: “But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.”  [1 Corinthians 2:14]  And so the main focus is helping people to become spiritual, so that you can understand what is truly going on.