“Do You Think I Would Ever Ask Anyone for Permission to Celebrate The Mass of My Ordination?”
He told Present.fr (January 19) that the same causes produce the same effects and that “a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” For Laguérie, TC shows that Francis “is no longer working ‘on the peripheries’ but on another galaxy.”
Laguérie's “absolute rejection” of the Novus Ordo is not affective but theological, he says because the NO is “concocted,” “a Promethean ambition,” “a romantic-libertarian chimera,” “a populism of bad taste,” and “unworthy” of Christ’s Church.
In the TC crisis, those who survive by ecclesiastical diplomacy will drown, “Only those who are passionate about the truth will remain.” Laguérie promises to die as a soldier, not as a pensioner.
He knows that TC will have no effect, because the battle for the Mass “was irreversibly won by Archbishop Lefebvre in the 1980s.” TC comes too late, “We have won the battle.”
Laguérie doesn’t know any priest who will switch to the NO “which has ruined the Church in the West, America and Africa.”
“With 43 years of priesthood, do you think I would ever ask anyone for permission to celebrate the Mass of my ordination?”