Thursday, February 28, 2008

An Introduction: Michael Davies

Michael Davies (March 13, 1936 - Sept. 25, 2004) was an English Author, teacher, and international lecturer, authoring seventeen books concerning the liturgy, most notable are his triple-volumed sets "The Liturgical Revolution": Cranmer's Godly Order; Pope John's Council; and Pope Paul's New Mass, and "Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre", and his short work "Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II—The Destruction of Catholic Faith Through Changes in Catholic Worship". Born in 1936 and raised in Somerset England, he served in the regular Light Infantry (1954-1960) in the Malayan emergency, Suez Crisis, and the EOKA campaign in Cyprus. A convert to Catholicism in 1956, he taught for three decades in Catholic schools[1] before retiring in 1992. In addition to his published books, he was the author dozens of pamphlets and articles relating to the Catholic Faith and liturgy, and served as president of the International Una Voce Federation for the preservation of the Latin Mass (1995-2003), traveling to Rome & abroad holding discussions with members of the Roman Curia, including the then Josef Cardinal Ratzinger[2]. He died suddenly of a heart attack on September 25, 2004.

Holding his first teaching position at St. Ignatius Loyola Prep. School, Buckhurst Hill (1964 – 1967), and then in St. Mary’s Primary School, Beckenham, Kent (1967-1994) until retiring.
On October 24, 1998, Cardinal Ratzinger held an audience with about 3,000 indult Catholics from various areas of the globe; Michael Davies represented the English-speaking world.

Friday, February 15, 2008

An Introduction: Fr. Joaquín Sáenz y Arriaga (1899-1976)

Fr. Joaquín Sáenz y Arriaga, S.J. (Oct. 12, 1899 - April 28, 1976) was a Mexican Doctor of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law, international author and lecturer, authoring about five dozen books concerning the errors of modernist theology and philosophy which were rampant in the Church of his day, including "The new Montinian Church", "Sede Vacante: Paul VI is not a legitimate Pope", "For Christ and Against Christ," "Apostolate," "The New Mass Is Not the One Catholic Mass" and "Vacant See.". He was ordained to the priesthood a Jesuit, an order which he had joined in 1916 in Barcelona, Spain, and which he would leave 36 years later, on April 30, 1930, celebrating his first mass on May 2nd.

When the changes of Vatican II were administered, he led a resistance to them and promoted what became known as "sedevacantism", that the Roman Catholic Church had been modernized with modernist errors and had been infiltrated by its enemies, that the claimants to the papacy post Pius XII were invalid claimants due to their modernist conduct. As a result of this, in 1972, he was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic bishops' conference of Mexico. Fr. Sáenz died on April 28, 1976, after which his work was continued by Frs. Adolfo Zamora and Moisés Carmona in Mexico and Frs. Francis E. Fenton and Fr. Burton Fraser, S.J. in the United States.


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