Perhaps in this centenary year of Our Lady’s apparitions and the miracle of the sun at Fatima, we shall begin to witness the vindication of saintly Archbishop Lefebvre, founder of the Priestly Fraternity of St Pius X (SSPX), protector of Catholic Tradition, Catholic piety and devotions, and most of all, faithful guardian of the holy ‘Mass of the Ages’, a.k.a. the Tridentine Mass. According to Michael Matt of The Remnant in the video below, Lefebvre’s “clueless critics could not be bothered to seriously consider what motivated this man to stand against the revolution in the Church” during the Second Vatican Council! Lefebvre, himself one of the Council Fathers, who stood alone against the infiltration of modernist errors at Vatican II and the whirlwind of destruction in the immediate aftermath, never “left the Church”, as his critics claimed; he stood WITH THE CHURCH and against those who would destroy her. Truly this humble and courageous Archbishop, (as Catholic author Michael Davies and many other prominent Catholics have reaffirmed) is the St Athanasius of our own time.
In the words of Archbishop Lefebvre: “We must maintain the Tradion of the Chuch with confidence in God, confidence in Blessed Virgin Mary, our beloved mother, Mother of God, and we must be sure that one day…. Rome will return to Tradition.”