"For amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one titltle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled... Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I iwll build my Chruch, and THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT."
--Our Lord JESUS CHRIST
"Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the TRADITIONS which you have learned."
(2 Thess, 2, 15.)
"If anyone says that the Mass ought to be celebrated in the VERNACULAR only, ... let him be anathema (cursed).
--ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF TRENT.
"The true friends of the people are not the revolutionaries or the innovators, but the TRADITIONALISTS."
--SAINT PIUS X-
"The use of the LATIN language is a clear and beautiful sign of unity, and an efficacious remedy against any corruptions of true doctrine ... He wanders from the right path who wishes to restore to the ALTAR the ancient form of a TABLE."
--POPE PIUS XII.
"LATIN is the immutable language of the Western Church."
POP JOHN XXIII.
"There must be no INNOVATIONS unless the good of the chruch genuinely and certainly requires them. (art. 23) ... The use of the LATIN language is to be preserved. (art. 36) ... Even in the Liturgy the Chruch has no wish to impose a RIGID UNIFORMITY. (art. 37) ... Provisions shall also be made .. for legitimate variations and adaptations to DIFFERENT GROUPS, (art. 38) ... Steps should be taken so that the fiathful may be able to say or sing together in LATIN those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them. (art. 54) ... GREGORIAN CHANT ... specially suited to the ROMAN LITURGY ... should be given first place in liturgical services, (art. 116) ...
-CONSITUTION ON THE SACRED LITURGY,
SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.
"Devotional practices and exercises in honor of the Blessed VIRGIN MARY should be treasured as recommended by the teaching authority of the Church through the course of centuries. And all earlier Chruch decress regarding the veneration of STATUES of Christ, the Blessed Virgin, and the Saints, must continue to be religiously observed.
-- CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH,
SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL.
"The laity should OPENLY REVEAL ... their needs and desires with that freedom and confidence which is fitting for children of God and brothers in Christ; ... and are premitted and sometimes even obliged to EXPRESS THEIR OPINION on those things which concern the good fo the Church."
--CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH,
SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL
"My blessings are good wishes to you, FATHER DE PAUW, and to the men and women for whom you speak."
--ALFREDO CARDINAL OTTAVIANI.
Letter of February 5, 1965.
"His Holiness Pope Paul VI gladly grants His APOSTOLIC BLESSING to Father Gommar A. De Pauw and to the members of the CATHOLIC TRADITIONALIST MOVEMENT."
--ARCHBISHOP DIEGO VENINI,
secret chaplain of His Holiness, Rescript of November 5, 1965.
"May Almighty God BLESS you and your CATHOLIC TRADITIONALIST MOVEMENT."
--POPE PAUL VI,
at personal audience of Father De Pauw, Rome, December 1, 1965.
"I intend to die a ROMAN CATHOLIC priest."
--Father Gommar De Pauw,
refusing his appointment as bishop, August 1, 1967.
"FATHER DE PAUW remains today what his crednetials signed in Rome last November 15 describe him to be: 'a priest commended for his moral conduct, his piety, and his zeal for religion, as well as othe rpriestly gifts.' .. I RECOMMEND THE CATHOLIC TRADITIONALIST MOVEMENT TO ALL CATHOLICS WILLING TO DEFEND OUR CHRUCH."
--BISHOP BLAISE S. KURZ, May 22, 1966.
"Warm congratulations for yor wise and zealous defnese of the Latin language and the Gregorian Chant!... Continue to protect, to defend and to promoted this most opportune cause!..."
-From a letter of CARDINAL BACCI to Father
Gommar A. De Pauw,
leader of the Catholic
Traditionalist Movement. -- March 14, 1968.
"The Supreme Pontiff, JOHN PAUL I, sends you his profoundest personal thanks for your loyalty and love, together with his apostolic blessing for you and all those in your care."
From the letter, in Latin, of the Vatican Secretary of State,
J. Cardinal Villot, to Father Gommar A. DePauw, September 6, 1978.
"The Holy Father JOHN PAUL II paternally imparts his Apostolic Blessing to Rev. Gommar A. De Pauw on his 50th anniversary of ordination, as a pledge of divine graces"
--April 12, 1992.