“But if in the liturgy the communion of faith no longer appears, nor the universal unity of the Church and of history, nor the mystery of the living Christ, where is it that the Church still appears in her spiritual substance?”
The Fatima Priest is a revealing biography written by Francis Alban and Christopher Ferrara which would be of interest to anyone who seeks to know more about the life of Father Gruner but also anyone who has little knowledge of the Moscow-Vatican Agreement in 1962. From my reading I have gained the impression that this diabolical agreement cast a shadow over Vatican II and its liturgical consequences. Father Gruner was at the forefront of fighting for the Catholic faith despite those who sought to silence him. As we know traditionalists are persecuted by modernists as was Saint Padre Pio in the 1930s and The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate today.
“Yes, the Deposit of Faith would remain intact through it all, as Our Lord had promised; but only a very diligent student of Tradition would be able to find it in the midst of the reigning confusion. For the rest of the faithful there was only a datum of daily experience in the light of which it would be difficult to disprove, to the average Catholic in the pew, the thesis that the Catholic Church had changed in substantial matters. No less than Cardinal Ratzinger himself would be forced to admit years later in his memoirs that the loss of appearances would make it impossible for many to find the substance of the Faith.”
The Fatima Priest; page 170.
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