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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The "lone bishop".

When the purpose of Vatican II became clear and it's changes began to be implemented, there were a handful of Bishops that refused to go along with these changes.  Some claim that Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc was the "lone bishop" in the world who stood against Vatican II.  This is simply not true.

Here are the Bishops that I know of that stood firm against VII.

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, had already by 1970 established a seminary to train men to become Priests in the traditional rites of the Catholic Church.

Antonio de Castro Mayer, was Bishop of Campos Brazil, and never allowed the novus ordo Mass or any of the Vatican II changes to be implemented in his diocese.  On his death bed, the VII tried to get him to admit his errors, but he refused and held true to the end.

Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc, the archbishop of Vietnam, of whom all the known valid and legitimate Bishops who are not heretics derive their orders.

It should noted that the elderly Cardinals Bacci and Ottaviani wrote what is known as the Ottaviani Intervention in defense of the True Mass and exposed the errors of the New Mass.

There were also several priests around the world who refused to accept the VII changes, not the least of which was Fr. Michel-Louis Guerad des Lauriers, who was a personal advisor to Pope Pius XII on the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed mother and was Pope Pius XII personal confessor!  Fr. Guerad des Lauriers was later consecrated a Bishop by Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc.

There were of course many other priests, such as Fr. Altenbach, Fr. Hugh Wish, Fr. James Wathan, etc...

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