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Popes, Rites & Transgender Ban

Paul VI vs. Pius XII


Re: Was My First Communion Valid?

A Pope can 'clarify' what a former Pontiff has written, but to disobey a former Vicar's Apostolic Constitution seems 'suspect'.

Pope Pius XII wrote Sacramentum Ordinis in 1947 declaring that any substantial alteration in the rite would render the sacrament invalid.

Paul VI did not care; just like the Mass, he wasted no time and went to work on almost all the sacraments to bring them into line with Modernist thinking.

He produced his own Apostolic Constitution Pontificalis Romani' and basically said, this is the way we will 'ordain' in the future.

When you lay the two written forms out before you, it 'seems' that both the matter and form have been changed in Paul VI's document and that there is at least doubt as to whether the ordinand has been given the power to effect Transubstantiation.

Doubt is cause for invalidity...

Why has this subject not been openly discussed?

God Bless your work,



TIA responds:


We maintain that a Pope can undo any decision of another Pope as long as it is not against the Faith, as in the case of liturgy and the rites of the Sacraments.

The evidence in this regard is that St. Pius V forbade under penalty of the most rigorous anathema that anyone change the Divine Office and the Breviary in his Bull Quod a nobis. Nonetheless, St. Pius X disregarded all those threats and changed both the Breviary and the Divine Office.

He was not anathematized nor cursed by the wrath of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, as promised in the Bull of St. Pius V.

The conclusion seems quite clear: St. Pius X did not comply with the rules of St. Pius V because the rules that a Pope issues requires the obedience of everyone in the Catholic Church, except another Pope. So long as the Faith is not involved, a Pope is not subordinate to another Pope in matters of liturgy and rites. All Popes have the same authority. What this means is that one can undo what the other one did.

We dealt more at length with this topic here.

So, the question of saying that Paul VI could not change the rules Pius XII established is transferred to another topic: Was Paul VI a valid Pope or not? If he was, he had the right to change the rites; if he was not, he did not have this right.

We believe that Paul VI - as well as the other conciliar Popes - are valid Popes, even if they had the worst spirit possible when they made those changes and defended heresies such as the heresy of universal salvation.

Therefore, we believe Paul VI had the right to change the rites of the Sacraments and consequently, they are valid Sacraments.


     TIA correspondence desk


Kudos to the Transgender Ban


Just a quick note to congratulate President Trump for his ban against transgenders in the military.

Please, read the news report below.


Military Thanks Trump for Transgender Ban: ‘Courageous Decision’

Penny Starr

3 Aug 2017 - Seventeen “flag-rank” officers who wrote to former President Obama expressing their concerns on his decision to allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military have now sent a letter of thanks to President Donald Trump for his decision to reverse the policy.

“We write today to express our gratitude to you for making the extremely courageous decision to reverse President Obama’s transgender social experiment,” the letter, sent last week, said.

“There may be an enormous amount of vitriol directed at you for making this policy correction, but please know that overturning this policy may have done more in the long-term to save the culture and war-fighting capacity of the U.S. military than perhaps any other military policy you will adopt as president,” the letter said.

“It’s just not compatible with the mission of the military,” Paul E. Vallely, one of the 17 military members who signed the letter, told Breitbart News. Vallely said this kind of “social engineering” conflicts with the military’s need to be “ready to go to battle to protect America.”

The letter cited an estimate by the Family Research Council — which spearheaded the letter effort — that said that, aside from the affect on military readiness, the transgender inclusion policy would cost between $1.9 and $3.7 billion in special compensation for services such as gender-transition surgery and other treatments.

Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.), who is also executive vice president at FRC, posted on his Facebook page a lengthy expression of support for Trump’s decision that says, in part:

“To say that I am pleased to see #President Trump put a stop to this #transgender madness in the #military would be an understatement,” Boykin wrote. “It is another indicator to me that our new #President is truly focused on #military readiness.

“The transgender policy as designed contributed nothing to that readiness,” Boykin said.

“In closing Mr. President, we note that your bold decision is supported by the American people who have a great reverence for the military,” the letter concluded. “A Rasmussen survey released in June found that ‘just 23% of likely U.S. voters think the U.S. military’s decision to allow openly transgender people to serve is good for the military.’”

“Once again, thank you for your focus on preserving the military effectiveness, morale, and social cohesion of the United States Armed Forces,” the letter concluded. One of Trump’s tweets announcing the transgender policy on July 26 got 142,000 likes.

…victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017

“Victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you.”

In addition to the letter, FRC launched a petition campaign and the American Family Association also sought petition signatures in support of Trump’s policy. The petitions combined have collected more than 60,000 signatures.

Original here.


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Posted August 8, 2017

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