Feast of St. John of the Cross
Father of Our Order and Doctor of the Church
A “fundamentalist (priest),” according to the Antipope, is “rigid:” he is “neurotic” who strives to be more pious (“overly pious”) than any other seminarian or priest. Poor St. John of the Cross for living the Rule of Our Lady: “Remain in his cell… meditating the law of the Lord day and night;” and, seeking a stricter and more austere religious discipline (from being a Calced Carmelite to a Carmelite of St. Teresa of Jesus’ Reform, with thoughts of joining the Carthusians in between).
St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori affirms with the Fathers, other Doctors, and Saints of the Church, that the standard of sanctity for a priest is incomparable with that of a holy monk (“Dignity and Duties of a Priest”). And there is no true sanctity, no true piety, without full grounding on its foundation – the truths revealed by God, for to meditate on the law of the Lord “day and night” is to reflect on His Word, written and unwritten, with the consistent mind of the Church (vis-a-vis the insane contradictory mind of the Vatican II pseudo-Church of the Antipope which places ‘pastoral’ sympathy over what constitutes our true peace and happiness: divine judgments of what is true and good) replete with the examples and teachings especially of her eminent Fathers, Doctors, and Saints; “All Thy statutes are truth” (Ps. 118.86) – “All that is not of Faith is sin” (Rom. 14.23).
A truly ‘fundamentalist’ priest, as St. John of the Cross was, is rather tenderly sensitive to God and the salvation of souls bedewed by Wisdom from on High (cf., Teresian Carmel – School of Intimate Friendship with God). Indeed, “the wicked [the rabid dogs of the devil that “bite”] have told [us] fables” (Ps. 118.85)! Authentic priestly vocations simply have no place among them!