It isn’t anything new. We need this evil cleansed from every corner of the Church. It’s not my intent to try to adjudicate such claims here (or in the comment box). Steve Skojec @SteveSkojec. Certainly, the Mass and the sacraments administered by the priests of the Society of St Pius X are valid. Much of the 1P5 audience, I suspect is quite wary of taking any of the proposed COVID vaccines. How many people who only went to Mass irregularly before will not go at all now that even that habitual practice has been broken? How does it help the victims? Steve Skojec asks some insightful and thought provoking questions. I want to make it clear that I've not. Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. For the past seven years, we’ve had a pope who has seemed hell-bent — literally — on undermining or even directly contradicting the truths of the faith. I’m grateful to the Society for putting the matter before us again in a clear and understandable way. They had discipline. We battle it out over pandemic-related statistics and medical studies. In the past six weeks, over 200,000 deaths around the world were attributed to a virus we still don’t know how to properly fight. Francis and his “reform” agenda were suddenly swept off center stage as an even bigger crisis loomed — one that hit home for Catholics in an even more direct way as churches around the world closed down, and worse, people in many places lost access to all the sacraments. SSPX priest celebrates extraordinary form Mass at St. Peter's in Rome ... Steve Skojec. 3 years ago The Huffington Riposte. Steve Skojec, over at OnePeterFive, upon reading these words, makes a very good observation: Mullarkey’s is only the latest thrust in a battle that has been going on for the better part of the Francis papacy. Much of the 1P5 audience, I suspect is quite wary of taking any of the proposed COVID vaccines. The pages of this website are full of documentation and analysis on these topics. In fact, if there are no other alternatives, participation in this vaccine or treatment could even be seen as necessary: …so that where there is no alternative to such vaccines, and where the health of children or of the community at large requires it, it is not only permissible to use such vaccines for which there is no alternative, but sometimes even obligatory. This mRNA is delivered to the body’s cells, where our own cells turn it into a tiny portion of one of the virus’s proteins, our immune cells attack it, and allow the body to learn to defend against it – providing immunity. the vaccines which do not yet have morally acceptable alternatives, creating pressure so that alternative vaccines are prepared, which are not connected with the abortion of a human foetus, and requesting rigorous legal control of the pharmaceutical industry producers. A number of you have expressed to me that sometimes it just makes you want to throw your hands up and walk away from it all. Other promising vaccine candidates, including those from Oxford have been derived using fetal cells. I want to let all the facts come out, & I've decried the overt bias of those reporting gleefully on this situation. If I see a story on CNN or the Washington Post about President Trump, I immediately look at whatever is written with an air of suspicion. He's abusive, irrational, narcissistic and histronic. Archbishop Viganò: An Open Letter Warning President Trump As The Election Approaches. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. Both came from Catholic homes. SSPX Statement on the Morality of Proposed COVID Vaccines. Steve Skojec Cracks! All of us are trying to figure out what to make of everything that’s happening and what we should do. Their bias against him isn’t even hidden. The cells used by most of the companies now trying to find a Covid-19 treatment, called the 293T line, were derived from the kidney tissue of a fetus aborted in the 1970s. As if that all weren’t exhausting enough, we came into this year on the tail end of a synod that featured idolatry, near-pantheistic environmentalism, and a serious debate over the prospect of doing away with clerical celibacy and adding women to Holy Orders. Not a few have wondered out loud if it may be a prelude to exactly that. In this video, I address the recent controversy surrounding Taylor Marshall's comments on the SSPX, Dave and Tim Gordon's reactions to it, and arguments that insued thereafter, including my entry into the fray and a back and forth I had with Steve Skojac of One Peter Five. If we’re left sorting through motives, it distracts us from the facts. The Society makes clear that synthetic vaccines developed without fetal cells should be seen as non-problematic; but that fetal cell derived vaccines can, under certain circumstances, be used, but not licitly manufactured: This seems to be a contradictory statement – however, the Church realizes that if there are no other treatments available for a widespread public health issue, other than those developed from aborted cells, the participation of the recipient in this sin is material, not formal. I think what the current fight over the SSPX actually reveals, in part, is the problematic nature of most Catholic commentators. That Novus Ordo Paradigm: Contribution to a Dispute between Steve Skojec and Louie Verrecchio [UPDATE 06-AUG-2019 00:33 UTC: Louie Verrecchio has posted a follow-up reacting to our article] A recent argument about sacramental validity between semi-trad bloggers Steve Skojec and Louie Verrecchio illustrates quite beautifully what the fundamental problem… But lacking their full context, it’s impossible to make an informed judgment. It feels as though they’re all being included in these smears. The Society of St Pius X is not another Church or Ecclesial Community in the sense that this Dicastery uses those terms. There are any number of pragmatic concerns, not least of which are the potential side effects of any vaccine that is rushed to market. I very likely met some of the victims and their abusers during my visits and never had any idea. Terminally-Ill Priest Warns: COVID Is Being Used by the Enemy to Drag Souls to Hell; We Must Fight! That’s exactly my point. I’m not sure where the logic goes from there, but perhaps it involves divine protection or the violation of free will. Third, because those faithful attached to the Society are going to struggle to believe even the most balanced reporting at this point. Readers will recall the February 2019 Joint Declaration that Jorge Bergoglio co-signed with the Muslim Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb that reads in part: Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. However, if the latter are exposed to considerable dangers to their health, vaccines with moral problems pertaining to them may also be used on a temporary basis. They wore cassocks. Tag Archives: Steve Skojec. We had a couple of brief interactions since the story broke, and I told him I’d pray for him and encouraged him to be as forthcoming as possible. But the infamous lines for confession at every traditional parish tell the rest of the story: we are not excluded from consequences of a fallen nature. SSPX: Cardinal Burke Distances Himself From Steve Bannon After Donald Trump’s former strategic advisor received and congratulated the author of the book In the Closet of the Vatican [Sodoma] —a polemic on the issue of homosexuality in the Vatican—Cardinal Raymond Burke is putting some distance between himself and Steve Bannon. In Spain, it’s now over 70. There are also ethical concerns, however, based on methods used to develop the vaccines. Steve Skojec became aware of Jassy’s allegations in January [SSPX sex scandal], and said and did nothing, nor did he tell others to pursue the story, as far as I know. So these people intentionally keep things in limbo and leave us to squabble over what only they can put right. It has all the intellectual weight of being composed by a bright high school student.”, “Wait until you see what else we have coming out soon. A few paragraphs in, the SSPX is described as “a controversial society of Catholic priests, proving itself no different from scores of other dioceses it looks down on — all while draping itself in the pomp of traditional Catholicism, covering over a network of lies, spanning continents[. In general, there is a growing feeling as though the world is drowning, and there aren’t many islands left sticking up above the surface. Yet she made reference to “SSPX-zealots” in social media posts — where she is known for her combative style — and accused people questioning the tabloid-style approach to the issue of being “pedo-enablers.”. Second, because there’s a difference between an accusation and evidence. Steve Skojec: "Once you see it, you can't unsee it" Picking up where he left off in his 2004 post in which he pled with readers to " Take the Red Pill ," Steve Skojec once again examines the relationship between appearance and reality in the Church in, " Out of the Rabbit Hole " ( 1P5 , May 6, 2016).

Please visit, SHOUT OUTS: A huge “shout out” to all 1,692 of you who wrote amazing. There’s too much fighting and tribalism. Recently, one could observe that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has been made from various sides a target of attacks in connection with cases of sexual abuse. From Amoris Laetitia to Abu Dhabi to the attempt to change the teaching on the death penalty (with all the attendant ramifications), the issues are numerous and very serious. What good does that do? The initial SSPX response included jabs of its own, including a charge of “yellow journalism,” a “tabloid,” and “not a serious journalistic enterprise.” But the SSPX also promised “full transparency” and “detailed responses to every allegation.” It’s begun providing those here but has a long way yet to go. But let’s also remember that none of this comes without a cost. How many parishes will shut down now, because they can no longer be sustained? Latin Mass Societies at Large Universities? Like any other group, both good and bad co-exist there. This is particularly true in the case of vaccination against German measles. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. I’m not excited about the revelation of any crimes or cover-up, because any time we encounter that, it’s an awful reality with a real toll on human lives and souls. There are good and holy people and priests within and outside of the society who have been and still stand ready to help and make things right. And then I stumbled upon a congregation full of vibrant young men appearing to live a kind of Catholicism I thought had gone extinct. Moreover, we find, in such a case, a proportional reason, in order to accept the use of these vaccines in the presence of the danger of favouring the spread of the pathological agent, due to the lack of vaccination of children. Allows La Salette To Be Mentioned In Post By Michael More “A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops gathered from several nations, will … Have we really considered how much we may have taken for granted? But I have a growing suspicion that God is using this — all of it — to purify us. But for those with a compelling reason to take the vaccine, or who must take one as a requirement of their employment, these ethical considerations will need to be taken into account. Here’s the thing: there is some truth to the idea that the small self-selected subset of Catholics who’ve made an effort to live a more challenging and orthodox version of their faith are probably less likely to have these problems than in places where Church teaching and discipline are casually disregarded. Their founder is often praised even by those who disagree with some of the choices he made — a far cry from a figure like Marcial Maciel. A blog about politics, Roman Catholicism, La Salette prophecy and the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor I have neither the training nor the temperament for investigative journalism. And the questions raised demand answers. BY STEVE SKOJEC ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 1P5 BLOG. Arguments will no doubt be made, on prudential basis, as to whether the reason for taking a vaccine is sufficiently proportionate, and much of that argumentation will be rooted in debates over the true severity and lethality of COVID-19, which is still very much in dispute. As regards the diseases against which there are no alternative vaccines which are available and ethically acceptable, it is right to abstain from using these vaccines if it can be done without causing children, and indirectly the population as a whole, to undergo significant risks to their health. The above quotes are taken from the longer piece developed by the Society of Saint Pius X on the Rubella vaccine – In addition, this question was well treated by the Pontifical Academy for Life, in a document approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and dated June 9, 2005. How many empty collection baskets, how many forgotten bishops’ appeals, how many Catholics so fed up with shepherds who have left them to fend for themselves that they’ll never donate again? There are precious few Catholic institutions left that don’t at least appear rotten, and the number is dwindling. But it is, in my view, imperative that investigative journalism of alleged sex abuse be a serious fact-finding mission, not the pursuit of gratuitous satisfaction of a personal vendetta. First, because I know that false accusations happen. Are the faithful banding together in this difficult time, or have we spent the past couple months tearing each other apart? The SSPX does not deny that there have been serious and tragic individual cases of abuse committed by a discrete number of clergy and employees. How does it get us closer to the truth? Steve Skojec is a fan of a drug addict White Nationalist Jordan Peterson. ... BEWARE of any Catholic whatever group who militantly expresses a venomous desire to destroy the SSPX. From this point of view, the use of vaccines whose production is connected with procured abortion constitutes at least a mediate remote passive material cooperation to the abortion, and an immediate passive material cooperation with regard to their marketing. For their sake, at the very least, these ethical/moral considerations are important. Franciscans!!! I don’t want my CM frustrations to make me unduly trust the SSPX’s side, but the SSPX certainly comes off as the more level-headed one.”. 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