Sunday, June 10, 2007

Why Leo I?

I am often asked why we chose as our Patron Leo the Great, Pont. Max. In the sixth century, Atilla the Hun had plundered much of Europe and had arrived even at the gates of Rome. St. Leo met to parley with the Barbarian leader. St. Peter and St. Paul appeared in the sky to aid him, and the Huns were driven back, never to return. This we find to be a worthy metaphor for the great battle waged during these Modernist times we live in.

It is also appropriate because we do not accept the teachings of Pope Hilarius, Leo's successor. We believe that at some point during his reign, Pope Hilarius was kidnapped and replaced with a double. Here is the photographic evidence to prove it:

Just look at them, they aren't the same person! We simply cannot take Pope Hilarius seriously.

We do, however, recognize the authority of Pope Benedict XVI and keep him in our prayers. Here is an example of a prayer we offer for the Holy Father:

Oh God, the shepherd and guide of all the faithful, look with favor upon Thy servant Pope Benedict XVI, whom Thou hast placed as pastor over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, to leadest him out of the DARKNESS OF HERESY and LIBERALISM in which he walks and bring him into the LIGHT OF TRUTH. Amen.


Jeffrey Smith said...

Why not go whole hog and make it St. Linus?

radtradchad said...

St. Linus? Don't be silly!

-Fr. Chadwick LeJanvier, SSLI