The tortuous logic and deceit of Dom Lefebvre.
I groaned inwardly when I realised I would have to read Dom Lefebvre’s ” An Open Letter to Confused Catholics ” again to write this post. The idea of having to wade through that verbiage of obsfucations, sophistry, logical fallacies, half truths, downright lies and bad arithmetic again, repelled me. If you were not a Confused Catholic at the beginning of the book, you certainly are at the end! When reading his deceitful words and sly, dissembling sentences and paragraphs, I get the impression that Satan is whispering in my ear and I feel physically sick. His modus operandi is to cite the doctrines of the Church which he claims to uphold and which he then goes on to attenuate, qualify or deny outright a few paragraphs or pages later, or sometimes even in the same sentence!
What particularly disgusts and angers me, are his humbugging lamentations, hand wringing and crocodile tears over the state of the Church today, coupled with his refusal to identify clearly and condemn severely the cause of this destruction which were the heretical teachings of the documents produced in Vatican II; Link ; heresies which, he mendaciously affirms in his ‘Letter’, were always the doctrines of the Church. He describes meetings with Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II, purportedly lamenting the state of the Church, when in reality they must have been congratulating each other on the success of their strategy to destroy the Catholic Church, the Catholic Faith and hoodwink the faithful.
to be continued.