The Society of St. Pius X ordained six new priests for the Society in Winona, Minnesota on Friday, June 15th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In addition, two new priests for the traditionalist monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe were ordained, and, even more significantly, the Society ordained an incredible number of new deacons: twelve, just from North America alone!
It has been repeated ad nauseam, but still bears repeating until it finally sinks into the thick skulls of our modern, novus ordo establishment, episcopate: an abundant number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life is a sign of spiritual health, and the most vocations per capita are found in traditional Catholic communities, and these vocations are to traditional Catholic societies, fraternities, monasteries, etc.
The picture above is a picture of the Catholic Church's future, whether the Modernists, liberals, or the Neo-Catholic "Hermeneutic of Continuity" Conservatives like it or not. They are failing to provide the vocations and the growth required to carry their ideologies into the future. But this is not the case in traditionalist Catholic communities. Year after year traditionalists experience surprising and unrestrained growth.
And this growth isn't just in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. It is particularly evident by the wondrous chorus of crying babies on Sunday morning. This is evidence of many and strong vocations to the Catholic married life, and I'm not referring here to some watered down, novus ordo establishment, notion of married life marked by "planned" small families, the result of willful disobedience in the use of artificial contraception or NFP contraception. These traditionalist Moms and Dads are living the fullness of--living authentically!--their vocations as Catholic Mothers and Fathers. This form of growth, authentically Catholic vocations to marriage and the resulting large, vibrant and happy families, even though it isn't given the attention or measure it ought, is extremely significant. These families are another sign of spiritual health, and this form of spiritual health you just don't see very often at novus ordo Masses.
To put it frankly, traditionalists are out-ordaining and out-baptizing the rest of the Church. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what this foretells. God is giving His Church to the traditionalists! Deo Gratias!
Congratulations to the newly ordained priests and deacons of the Society of St. Pius X. May God bless you and keep you, and may the Holy Ghost grant you a particular and all-consuming love for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the faithful who will be fed the Eternal Food from your sacred hands!