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And now, they put them under the authority of the Conciliar Church. So we are really stupefied to think that, despite the things they surely see, and despite what they surely know, no.. they stay! They don’t make this decision to move on or to found another monastery [Society], or to demand the resignation of Dom Gérard [bishop Fellay] so he can be replaced, no, nothing.. they just obey.

Archbishop Lefebvre, 8 November 1988

They still think that as far as Rome is concerned, this is the recognition of Tradition. But it is the contrary that has just happened. A part of Tradition, a traditional movement, has accepted, albeit it with some reservations, the post-conciliar reality.

Bp. Fellay, 2002, The Campos Situation

And we must not waver for one moment either in not being with those who are in the process of betraying us…They are shaking hands with the Church’s destroyers. They are shaking hands with people holding modernist and liberal ideas condemned by the Church. So they are doing the devil’s work.

Archbishop Lefebvre, 6 December 1990

But as long as one is dealing with people who have made this agreement with the Devil, with liberal ideas, we cannot have any confidence. They will string us along little by little; they will try to catch us in their traps, as long as they have not let go of these false ideas. So, from my point of view, it is not a question of doing whatever one can. Those who would have a tendency to want to accept that will end up being recycled.

Archbishop Lefebvre, 13 December 1984

Archbishop Lefebvre, who had objectively set out the advantages and disadvantages of the agreement, indicated finally which way the balance was now tilting. The principle invoked is enlightening: “The official link with modernist Rome is nothing against the preservation of the Faith.”

Bp. Tissier De Mallerais, The Biography, Marcel Lefebvre, page 559

Emminence, even if you give us everything – a bishop, some autonomy from the bishops, the 1962 liturgy, allow us to continue our seminaries – we cannot work together because we are going in different directions. You are working to dechristianize society and the Church, and we are working to Christianize them.

Bp. Tissier De Mallerais, The Biography, Marcel Lefebvre, page 548

In many traditionalists you will notice the state of a weakened mind, inclined to “just let it go”, a submissiveness, which leads to procrastination, to retreat, to tacit concessions and unfortunately to the final passive and implicit yield..

Fr. Curzio Nitoglia, An Unnoticed Theological Shift

These people are haunted by an official, legal status. So we tell them : “No, it is not us who are in schism. They are in schism. It is those who change something in the Church, who move away from Tradition, or from the doctrine of the Church, who are in schism. But not those who continue with Tradition.”

Archbishop Lefebvre, Doctrinal Problems

The consecrations have been the occasion to count the true traditionalists, refusing conciliar Rome. Unity has been built on this very point and division has been caused by the rallying to modernist Rome.

Archbishop Lefebvre, Ecône, 22 April, 1989

Whatever the canonical privileges they may give you, their acceptance means for them communion with the Holy See, with the pope and with the Council, and therefore an implicit acceptance of all the modernism that we fought against in the footsteps of St. Pius X and all pre-Council Popes.

Archbishop Lefebvre, Ecône, January 10, 1989

Aiming for an agreement with the pope is an illusion. The pope may grant us in disciplinary and liturgical matters everything we want, but on the condition of acquiescing to his modernist ideas on religious liberty and ecumenism, ie [to the compromise of] our Catholic faith.

Archbishop Lefebvre, Ecône, December 29, 1986