Today is the very ancient Feast of the Chair of St. Peter – a particular joy and consolation given recent events and the current vacancy of the Chair since Pope Benedict’s death 383 days ago.
I was especially struck by the Gradual of the Mass, which, it certainly seems to me, crushes to a fine powder the Freemasonic argument, so enthusiastically and intransigently embraced by the Trad Inc. “FWANCI$$ i$ D€FINIT€£Y Pop€” sect, that the Papacy is a barely-relevant essentially meaningless figurehead position that has been, over the past 150 years, inflated into an idolatrous scandal that must be redefined unto annihilation in order to “save the Faith.”
Look at this Gradual, and then remember that this is one of the most ancient Feasts in the Missal:
Ps 106:32; 106:31
And let them exalt him in the church of the people: and praise him in the chair of the ancients. Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men. Allelúja, allelúja
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Alleluia.
Holy Mother Church has applied Psalm 106: 31-32 to Peter and his See as the Vicar of Christ on Earth IN THE HOLY MASS since the earliest days, and thus Trad Inc. parti$an$ would have the world believe that Holy Mother Church has been ALL WRONG to the point of violating the First Commandment since… basically the beginning, and THEY just figured this all out a few years ago, coincident with their embrace of an obvious Antipope. Funny that.
The hubris. The pride. The shameless, unmitigated, dripping, sulfuric, diabolical PRIDE…
Sts. Peter, Paul and Prisca, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on the soul of Pope Benedict Ratzinger, on the Petrine See vacant these 383 days, and on your Holy Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation.