Journey of a Catholic Who is Not Confused

April 14, 2017
Source: fsspx.news

Georges never was a confused Catholic. Today he is certain of one thing: despite all the criticisms, he was right to follow Abp. Lefebvre, who handed on what he himself had received.

In late August of 1976, Georges attended the Mass in Lille, France, that announced to the whole world Abp. Lefebvre’s battle for Tradition. His pastor had threatened him: “You are following a rebel bishop who celebrates a forbidden Mass.”
In 1988, he went to the episcopal consecrations in Ecône, and his pastor, whose Mass he had stopped attending, warned him: “You are all schismatics, you and your bishops.” When he celebrated his wedding in Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet in Paris, his pastor assured him that he was not married. He usually went to confession to a priest at that church, and his pastor told him that he would do just as well to go see a female social worker, because that priest could not absolve sins any more than she could.

In 2007, Georges learned that the Tridentine Mass had never been abolished and that for thirty years he had not been attending a forbidden Mass.
In 2009, despite the thundering accusations of his pastor, the bishop who had confirmed his children was not excommunicated.
As of 2015, the priest who hears his confession does so validly, something that Georges never doubted but that ought to reassure his pastor—maybe so much that he himself might come to Saint-Nicolas for confession.... This month he learned that the priest who married him validly is not obliged to marry him again, which certainly will enable his pastor to congratulate him, a few decades late...

Georges never was a confused Catholic. Today he is certain of one thing: despite all the criticisms, he was right to follow Abp. Lefebvre, who handed on what he himself had received.

Father Alain Lorans