ABOUT ORDO SANCTI BENEDICTI.

ORDO SANCTI BENEDICTI.

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This website that you have entered will go in to great detail behind the Benedictine Celestine of the Renewal that is a Traditional Catholic Benedictine Church which means they use the Latin Mass. 

Catholic (from Ancient Greek: καθολικός katholikos "Universal"). It was first used to describe the church in the early 2nd century. The first known use of the phrase "the catholic church" (he katholike ekklesia) occurred in the letter from Saint Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans, written about 110 AD. In the Catechetical Discourses of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (circa 350), the name "Catholic Church" was used to distinguish it from other groups that also call themselves the church. Since the East–West Schism of 1054, the Eastern Church has taken the adjective "Orthodox" as its distinctive epithet (however, its official name continues to be the "Orthodox Catholic Church") and the Western Church in communion with the Holy See has similarly taken "Catholic", keeping that description also after the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, when those who ceased to be in communion became known as "Protestants"

Legitimacy from Tradition

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Now we have another legitimacy which is coming from the internal sensibility for this rite.  You know that worship and worshipping in every region is attached closely to tradition.  No worship is easily changed in any religion.  All are attached closely to tradition.  This is true in a special manner also for our Rite, our Roman Latin Rite. Its changing after the Council was said to be a question of natural development; but, for every Rite, thinking should be only organical, adopted slowly in order to give no impression of changing, of cutting tradition.  Unfortunately many people had this impression after the so- called "reform" established by the Commission, which was instituted by Pope Paul VI after the Council.  Many things were changed which really cut the hearts of many of the Faithful - I would say sometimes the best of the Faithful.  This is also a reason to continue the tradition in the external forms of the Rite we professed before.  This is the proof of the old saying "Lex orandi - Lex credendi".  Unfortunately too many things have confused the common faithful in our Church.  This is one of the reasons why they no longer have the security of an unchanging rite.  "Lex orandi - Lex credendi."  If the Law of worshipping is changed so profoundly, our faith has lost the help we had in our worship.

No Polemics & The Catholic Church a Communio

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Now the next idea I want to express is that we have to avoid, always in  our life and in our discussions, in our general behaviour in our  association, every kind of polemics, because there is always a danger  of hurting others.  If there are polemics, they will say "Ah, you are a  sect with no more reasoning".  So we have to profess our attachment to  the Old Rite calmly, reasoning with them but without polemics.
We have to explain also to ourselves the reasons for following the Old Latin Rite and we have many reasons for it.  The first I have mentioned  already; it is the absolute tradition of Liturgy in every religion to  have  no change with the past because we have to preserve that rite as the  expression of our Faith.  You know that the Oriental Church saved the  common truth, that is the Catholic Truth, by preserving the rite.  They  preserved all the Sacraments because they were attached so strongly to  the rite which they would never changed.  The other heretics -  Protestants and so on - have changed the Faith because they have  changed the Rite.

The Vatican Council says explicitly that we have "a communio" in the Catholic Church, the Pope with the Bishops and with the priests in all parts of the world.  We are particular churches but we are all in one Catholic Church.  If we have the same faith, even with the different rites, but not in all our fundamental teaching, then we have not the complete Communion.  For example, the Oriental Church is a Church not in complete communion because there is not preserved the dogma and truth in the Primacy of the Pope.  They have not the whole truth, but most of it they have preserved.  All the other churches are not called "churches" in the full sense but religious communities. This means that they have not the complete substance of our Faith.  So the Catholic Church in the case of the Rites, who did not absolutely preserve the truths of the Catholic and Latin Rites has not with them this unity.  This is very important in order to confirm our sensibilities for the Old Rite which is really that of the "Lex Credendi" expressed by the "Lex Orandi".

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BISHOPS' ARE THE SUCCESSORS.

The Bishops and it's continuous successors of this Traditional Catholic Church are in a pure unbroken  Roman Catholic Apostolic Succession from Archbishop Carlos Duarte Costa through the hands of the 4th Bishop consecrated by the Roman Catholic Vatican I Most Reverend Dom. Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez  who was consecrated on the 3rd May 1948 who in turn consecrated Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake.. It is the duty of the College of Bishops to govern the BCR in national and inter-church matters and liturgical, doctrinal, and Sacramental matters.

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MOTU PROPRIO July 2, 1988.

The College of Bishops is directed by Archbishop James Atkinson-Wake, The College of Bishops acts as the Synod of Bishops of BCR when convened at the General Assembly.

The laity of BCR are actively involved in the governance of the Catholic Church at the local, diocesan, and national levels. Shared governance continues at the local level, although financial matters are administered by the laity of the parish.

Representatives of the laity and clergy serve in the committee of delegates, who together with the College of Bishops, governs the church.         

Saint Pope John Paul II issued a motu proprio on July 2, 1988. The document, entitled Ecclesia Dei, declared that “Respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962”—in other words, for the celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus, had long expressed his desire to see a wider use of the Tridentine Latin Mass, and, on June 28, 2007, the Press Office of the Holy See announced that he would release a motu proprio of his own. Summorum Pontificum, released on July 7, 2007, allowed all priests to celebrate the Tridentine Latin Mass in private and to hold public celebrations when requested by the faithful.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, also expressed his belief that a wider celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass would allow the older Mass to act as a standard for the celebration of the newer one.

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TRIDENTINE CHURCH.

In addition to standardizing the calendar, the revised missal required an entrance psalm (the Introibo and Judica Me) and a penitential rite (the Confiteor), as well as the reading of the Last Gospel (John 1:1-14) at the end of Mass.

This Tridentine Church adheres to the ancient teachings taught by our forefather and their forefathers before them and so on.

The power of episcopal consecration results from the power of the character which is INDELIBLE, wherefore, from the very fact that a bishop has the character of order, he can always consecrate, though not always lawfully. It is different with the power of excommunication which results from jurisdiction, for this can be taken away and bound that is all.  i.e. removed from his diocese but nothing else.

A "traditional Catholic" (or "traditionalist Catholic") is a Catholic who recognizes the second vatican council are in error in the presentation of Catholic teaching, who sees unwise pastoral decisions for what they are, who does all in his power to preserve the Holy Faith in a manner consistent with how it has always been understood, and who strives to preserve all of the liturgical rites and customs of the Church as they were before the "spirit of Vatican II" revolution. Traditionalists are not some "branch of the Church," or (necessarily) some "splinter group"; they are usually and quite simply Catholics to whom the adjective "traditional" applies.