“Going up into one of the ships that was Simon’s, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting, he taught the multitude” (LK. 5: 37)
It was neither by accident that Our Lord chose this boat of Simon Peter – from which to deliver his doctrine, nor by chance that this fact is recorded in the gospel. It is a fore shadow of the supreme power conferred on St. Peter; and to show the world – that it is from the bark of Peter and from it alone that Jesus Christ addresses his infallible teachings to the multitudes of men.
Infallibility is the effect of divine assistance promised by Our Lord to Peter and his successors – to be preserved from errors concerning faith and morals – when teaching as pastors of the universal Church.
Infallibility does not mean that the Pope is impeccable. Although most of the Popes have been entirely worthy of this high office, there have been a few who were not so worthy.
The conditions for infallibility:
1 That the Pope must speak in his official capacity – (Ex Cathedra).
2 He must speak about things pertaining to faith and morals – (Dogmatic Teaching).
3 he must intend his teaching for the entire Church – (Universal Magisterium).
The Definition of Infallibility: was proclaimed in the first Vatican Council on July 18, 1870 by Pope Pius IX.
This teaching of infallibility finds its proof in the words of Our Lord: “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.” (Mt. 16: 18) On this assurance of the divine power the Roman See has never once erred, whereas every other Patriarchal sect has at one time or another fallen onto error.
Jesus Christ has promised to be with his Church all days (Mt. 28: 20), but if the head of the Church could err, that promise would mean nothing.
Therefore, this doctrine teaches us two things:
1 That we should love and obey the Holy Father as the successor of peter and as the vicar of Christ on earth.
2 That we should pray for him in his difficulties and assist him in his wants.
The protestants do not accept him as vicar of Christ. The Sedevacantists do not pray for him. But let us become neither protestants nor Sedevacantists in this critical situation of the Catholic Church.
Let us be guided by the light of Our lady’s Immaculate Heart and prepare ourselves to undergo the persecution of being loyal to the vicar of Christ and at the same time Practicing the Perfect Catholic Faith of Our Fathers.
Practicing the Perfect Traditional Catholic Faith
1) To adore, love and serve God in the most dignified way possible in this life on earth. The primary reason we were created was to adore, love and serve God, in this life and in the life to come in heaven. This is what gives meaning to this life and our eternal life.
2) To defend and preserve the Catholic faith in its Ancient Liturgy and Teachings. Lex Orandi (How we pray) protects Lex credendi (What we believe), that leads to Lex Vivendi (How we live our lives). And this is why we are giving our lives to defend and preserve the faith of our Fathers.
3) To obtain a personal union with God through the practice of this ancient Catholic faith. In living an orthodox life and praying in a manner that pleases God, graces are given to us to obtain our final goal, a loving union with God in this life and in the one to come.
4) To grow in holiness in our ordinary daily lives. No matter what we may believe and know about our Catholic faith, what is of paramount importance, is that it will effect in our daily life union with God.
5) To obtaining the graces necessary to fight the devil and our daily temptations. We live in a constant spiritual battle for our own souls, and those around us, against the forces of evil. God has given us the graces necessary through the traditional Latin Mass, Rites and prayers to avail ourselves with great power against the devil and his minions. The devil hates Latin and all that is Sacred.
6) To defend Catholic Dogma against heresies and false worship. From the beginning of Christianity there has always been errors introduced into the Church. St. Paul writes about the false apostles and those who are against truth in his epistles. And this has been part of the Church’s struggle down to today. We need to realize that heresy will have to be fought up to the last second before Jesus’ return in Glory.
7) To obtain the graces given by God that we need for the salvation of our souls. At every Holy Mass, every Holy Communion, every confession, every time we go to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we receive divine graces. Every time we read the Bible, pray the Holy Rosary, we receive more graces (supernatural help from God) to not fall in sin and loose our souls forever in hell.
8) To avoid separation from God, which means eternal damnation and all of its horror. The greatest horror is to be eternally separated from our loving union with God. In living the traditional Catholic life there are many devotions – devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, devotion of reparation to the sacred heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – to help us find the spiritual ladders to climb out of the well of sin.
9) To help as many persons a possible to be saved through Jesus’ redeeming sacrifice. We love God, and we love our neighbor. Out of love, we want to share the tools that God has given to His Church, for salvation of souls. So, by preserving and sharing traditional faith, we love our neighbors as ourselves and help them get to heaven.
10) To make it easy to be holy through the natural grandeur and beauty of the Latin Mass, Basilicas and churches, High altars, Sacred music and arts. The Holy Latin Mass is the “Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven”. When the solemn High Mass is offered, in its beauty, it speaks beyond what human words can express. People from all over the world are awe struck at the grandeur and beauty of the Catholic churches and art. Millions of people wait hours in line just to be able to visit the traditional Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome. Divine liturgy, art and music speak on their own.