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The Wars of the Vendee  



Faith Imperiled by Reason: Benedict XVI’s Hermeneutics,”

  In the Summer of 2009, well before the doctrinal Change Of Direction imposed by Bishop Fellay on his Society of Saint Pius X, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais wrote an article for the French publication Le Sel de la Terre. It was before Bishop Tissier was cowed into submission. Have a read of this English translation. It is really quite good, and you'll soon see why Bishop Fellay has banned it anywhere his authority reaches.
Webmaster's Note: Wherever and whenever you see the word Hermeneutic, substitute the phrase “Process of Interpretation” and you'll soon find that this funny sounding word no longer baffles.





The Seven Ages Of The Church

  His Lordship, Bishop Richard Williamson, has given his lecture on "The Seven Ages Of The Church" a number of times; some of them more brief or more lengthy than others. We present here a collection of ten (10) audio recordings of His Excellency speaking (and teaching) on this most interesting topic. If one undestands the Church more completely, one can more readily think with the Church's mind. This collection is available in two archive formats, the first being Seven Ages Of The Church in WinRAR format, and second, Seven Ages Of The Church in WinZIP format. These archives also contain four (4) handout sheets to which His Excellency often refers and which are intended to assist the listener in following His Excellency's explanations.

Nota Bene: These archive files are each larger than 414 Megabytes in size. Depending on your internet connectivity, you may wish to click "Save Link As: (accepting the default file name, of course), and then go mow the lawn or something.



The General Principles Of Ceremonies

  All of the missions should strive to have their Altar Boys and Men properly trained to serve in the Sanctuary at Mass. We have prepared a booklet to assist in this endeavor. The “General Principles Of Ceremonies” provides sound information on how to hold your hands, how to make the Sign of the Cross, how to genuflect, how to hold and swing the thurible, and other necessaries that every Altar Boy should know.
  This PDF file is set up so that you can print the booklet properly. Simply print page 1, then on the reverse of the same sheet of paper, print page 2. Follow the same procedure for pages 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and so on until you are done. You should wind up with seven sheets of paper containing the 28 pages of the booklet (the last page, the “back cover” is intentially blank.) Fold them, place them in the proper order, and staple them together. (A long-reach stapler will do, a "saddle stapler" is best.)
Nota Bene: This booklet gives instructions for the “Pax” (the Kiss of Peace). All servers should be aware that the “Pax” is exchanged only at Solemn High Mass, and only among clerics. Altar servers who are laymen, even though by dispensation they may be clothed in clerical attire, do not exchange the “Pax” and they should not expect to exchange it.
  Click HERE to read and download.





Toward A More Complete Reference Library

  It has been said, and we are sure that it is true, that if you obey the 1917 Code of Canon Law you will never violate the 1983 Code. The opposite is not true, of course. The 1983 Code leaves almost all of the restrictions it imposes to the "Discretion Of The Ordinary," which means that the local bishops can virtually ignore it.

  But how do you know what the 1917 Code of Canon Law says? Well, with the wonders of technology to assist us, we have an almost complete library now. We have books of law and commentary on the law and its sources from the time before the 1917 Code was imposed, and we have several books explaining the 1917 code itself. Students of Canon Law, even those of amateur status, now have a place to turn! Click HERE to read and download. This is by no means a complete library, but it is undoubtedly more than most people have avalable at hand.





A Little Catechism On Sedevacantism

  In his sermon and brief confeerence in Veneta, Oregon on June 29th, Fr. David Hewko made mention of a document entitled "Litte Catechism On Sedevacantism." He mentioned that it is available "online," and so it is. This is translated from the original French that was published by the Dominicans of Avrille. Click HERE to read and download.





MORE FOR THE LIBRARY

  This webmaster, perhaps foolishly thinking that others will find useful the things that he finds useful, has decided to offer the Resistance web users another utility.
  VulSearch 4.2.5 is a handy-dandy little program for Windows systems that displays the “Clementine Vulgate” (the Latin Bible translated by St. Jerome and text-formatted by Pope Clement -- the only Latin Bible used by Holy Church for hundreds and hundreds of years) alongside the Douay-Rheims version of Holy Scripture. The Program will search for text in either Latin or English, and will display all texts, verse for verse, in parallel columns. The software is totally free for you to download and use, and the installation file offered here is virus free.
  Whether or not you would find such a program useful is up to y’all to decide. Your webmaster uses it frequently. The file is 36 Meg in size, so download times will be longer than for smaller files. Click HERE to download.





FOR THE LIBRARY

  This webmaster has spent much fruitless time lamenting the lack of certain things. They are, in the usual form at least, difficult to come by. But the “Information Age” has made possible an electronic solution. We present to the Fathful a couple of electronic copies of things which, in scholarly study, or just in general reading, may prove useful:
  1 - The 1913 Edition of “The Catholic Encyclopedia.” This set of 15 E-Books in PDF format are scanned from an original edition published in 1913, a year which would lead one to believe that the Modernism so rampant today would not be a problem. (Note: The ZIP file is large (61 Meg) and may take a while to download. Be advised!) Click HERE.
  2 - Many traditional Catholics find that the Gregorian Chant which the Church has used for centuries has a tendency to lift up their hearts to God, as liturgical music should. The book that they may see their Clerical servants using from time to time, the “Liber Usualis,” can be somewhat pricey, and the versions available for sale may come from less than optimal sources. We have an electronic version of the Liber, a scanned copy of an edition published in 1961 (meaning that it's page of the Canon Missae does not include Saint Joseph's name), It contains the proper Calendar and Ranking of Feasts, and, of course, the 1956 “Restored” order of Holy Week, with Chants in Latin but the rubrics in English. If your Schola Cantorum has a special celebration to support, the necessary pages can be printed and duplicated. Click HERE.
  3 - The “Missale Romanum” Is a book that some of the Faithful would sometimes wish to use for research, or maybe just look at. The PDF e-book we present here might help in that regard. This document, printed in Latin, of course, is fully 1962 compliant. We don't know if anyone would actually want a copy, but since we have it, we make it available. Click HERE.





FOR THE SACRISTY

  Some of the Resistance “Chapels” have no, or at best only a semi-permanent home. Your webmaster remembers the days when a garage or a barn that could be permanently converted to a Chapel was thought of as the very greatest of temporal blessings. If your Chapel is in a hotel meeting room, or someone’s basement or den, it is quite possible that your “Sacristy” is a kitchen counter or even a billiard table. In an effort to make these sacristies more fully furnished, we offer two documents:
  1 - An 8.5”x11” print, suitable for framing, that contains the prayers a Priest is to recite while vesting. Most priests have recited these prayers so many times that they have them committed to memory, but it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder, out of courtesy, to help in the case of the all-too-human brain freeze. Click HERE.
  2 - An 8.5”x11” print, also suitable for framing, of the prayers, in both Latin and English, the Altar Boy should recite while putting on the Cassock and Surplice. These are the same prayers that clerics recite while they don these garments. Click HERE.





ALTAR BOY TRAINING

Some of the "Chapels" may be light on boys or men who know how to serve Mass. In an effort to help with this problem wherever it may exist, the follwing items are offered.

1 - A CD image for an audio CD giving the Latin Responses that an Altar Boy should make. If a prospective Altar Boy (regardless of his age) needs to practice, he can play the CD and recite the responses ALOUD along with the Boy on the recording. If this is done three times a day, not necessarily all at once, it will be learned within two weeks. (It has to be practiced aloud for muscle memory to take hold. Just listening as it plays won't do the trick.) Download the CD image zip file HERE .

(The zipfile contains "AltarBoyResponses.bin" and "AltarBoyResponses.cue" which together can be used by your CD burning software to create a playable audio CD. This is a large file (196MB), so once you've begun the download, you can go wash the car or something.)

(BTW: Once the CD is burned, the recording, originally copied from a tape, speaks of “Sections.” Section One starts at the beginning of the recording, Section Two starts at Track 13, and Section Three starts in Track 20.)

2 - Also offered is a Latin Pronunciation Guide that can be printed out and made into a small booklet. It gives the Priest's prayers and the Altar Boy's responses in Latin as they appear in the Missale Romanum and each of the Altar Boy's responses is also displayed in a phonetic key to help boys know how to say the latin words properly. Click HERE for the ZIP file.




VESTMENTS

Since the Priests of the Resistance frequently travel with only a set of White vestments in their Mass kits, your Chapel might wish to purchase additional vestment sets to help maintain liturgical propriety. Some very nice, and relatively inexpensive sets are available from Catholic Liturgicals in India. Your webmaster can attest to their suitability! (each of the vestment sets pictured here have a retail price less than $150.00 US -- plus shipping and handling, of course) Check them out!


http://catholicliturgicals.com





ALTAR CARDS


A traditional Altar will always have a set of Altar Cards that serve to assist the celebrating Priest with the required texts when he is in a position where reading from the Missal would be less than optimal. The Altar Cards presented here fulfil this requirment and have the added benefit of being: 1 -- Large enough to read easily, 2 -- Inexpensive, and 3 -- Liturgically Correct. The Center Cards are meant to be printed on 11”x17” paper, and the left and right cards are sized 8.5”x11”. Your chapel can easily produce these and can be as extravagant as you wish in the frames you choose.

Cross-Hatch Borders

Left Card

Center Card

Right Card

Red “Cross” Borders

Left Card

Center Card

Right Card

“Illuminated” Borders

Left Card

Center Card

Right Card

“Persian” Borders

Left Card

Center Card

Right Card

Note: Please inquire of webmaster@resistere.org if you would be interested in custom colors, borders, or artwork to match your Chapel's decor. A small honorarium would be attached. We can also provide you with a source for inexpensive frames that would cost less than $40.00 (including S&H). ALSO: If you do not have a printer available to print on an 11”x17” sized sheet of paper, Office Max, Office Depot, Kinkos, and Staples are undoubtedly good alternatives.

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