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Old Mar 22, '08, 7:08 am
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What can you tell me about the above Monastery. My daughter thinks that this is the true role of the Catholic Church and travels 1 hour to go to a Latin Mass. Thank you.
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What can you tell me about the above Monastery. My daughter thinks that this is the true role of the Catholic Church and travels 1 hour to go to a Latin Mass. Thank you.
The Most Holy Family Monastery is run by a couple of sedevacantists known as the Diamond brothers. They do not believe that any pope since Pius XII... or is it John XXIII... one of them anyways, has been a valid pope. They do not believe that the Pauline Mass (the one that is normally said these days) is valid, and I am pretty sure they do not believe that ordinations done in the new, post-Vatican II rite are valid. In other words, the majority of the priests and bishops in the Church today are not really ordained and wouldn't be saying real Masses and consecrating the Eucharist into the body and blood of Christ even if they were.

Your daughter does not have to attend Masses there, and in fact it is not permissible to do so, as the Monastery repudiates any communion with the Church, in favor of their belief that the true Catholic Church exists only in the few faithful followers that have abandoned the current Church. If she prefers the Latin Mass, she may now find one at any number of places since the advent of Pope Benedict's Motu Proprio.

If she subscribes to the particular beliefs of the Diamond brothers, then you would have to ask particular questions about particular beliefs of theirs so that you would be able to receive answers.

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What can you tell me about the above Monastery. My daughter thinks that this is the true role of the Catholic Church and travels 1 hour to go to a Latin Mass. Thank you.
It is nice that your daughter finds joy in traditional worship. However, as noted above, groups that claim to know better than the Church (with its Magesterium) are to be avoided. From a Catholic point of view (Roman Catholic), there is one church that Christ founded and one successor. To claim that the See of Peter is vacant would seem to make Christ a liar in scripture.

What your daughter is doing is not much different than if she suddenly decided to become Anglican, Lutheran, United Methodist and so on (though the group she found may be a little more eccentirc).

Pope Benedict is a brilliant scholar and thoughtful Christian. He is (from the Catholic point of view) the successor to Peter. Your daughter should look for a Latin Mass closer to home that is part of the Catholic Church. She could also join any one of a number of Lay Institutes and so on that seek to support Catholic values and spirituality. There are Lay Carmelites, Lay Dominicans, Opus Dei, the Militia Immaculata and so on. These would seek to take her spiritual life deeper through prayer and service.

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Most Holy Family Monastery is famous
for quoting the Vatican II popes (both their words and their actions) out of context, and without any attempt at objective analysis of them, in order to paint these popes as being the most vile men imaginable, as thorough-going Apostates.

I would warn your loved one to stay away from this place
and away from it's website.

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