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Advent 2020 Pastoral Letter
Ave Maria!




Most Rev. Fr. Charles T. Brusca
144 North Federal Highway,
Deerfield Beach, Florida  33441
United States of America -- In God We Trust


Advent 2020

My Dear Friends in Christ:

I am pleased that Archbishop Humphreys has allowed me to issue the Advent 2020 Pastoral Letter during his illness.  My first order of business is to ask your prayers that God grant him a full recovery and his return to an unrestricted ministry.

For more than fifty years, the Church has had a problem that many Catholics refused to recognize.  Only a handful of “Old Roman Catholics” and other “traditionalists” perceived the wide ranging damage done in the name of the Second Vatican Council.

Many, aware of the Church's indefectibility, just “knew” that this divinely protected Organization could not have a problem.  After all, “our Pope is infallible....”  Many who recognized a problem just left the Church for some other religion or chose to be numbered among the “nones.”  2020 has been a hectic year, filled with fears of epidemic, economic collapse, rioting, and grave political movement toward the left.  Yet, 2020 may go down as the year in which the problem was finally acknowledged and Catholics could begin to forge a solution—2020 may be the beginning of a new stability!

For the first time, in 2020, many Catholics became aware that there was something being called “the deep Church,” the ecclesiastical equivalent of the political “deep State.”  Just as corrupt political officials formed an “underground government,” at odds with the American idea of a Constitutional Republic, modernist bishops and clergy formed a subversive underground church.

The “deep Church” is a term coined by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States (2011-2016).  Viganò achieved a degree of notoriety a few years ago when he publicly accused Pope Francis of mishandling clergy sex-abuse (and then went into hiding).  Earlier this year he made news by calling on Americans to oppose the formation of a world government.  Shortly thereafter his open letter to President Trump appeared, in which he urged that in both modern day struggles—that in government and that in the Church—there are “two opposing sides that I would call ‘Biblical’: the children of light and the children of darkness.”[1]   The struggle is one of good versus evil, and cannot be understood in more polite terms.  Even if the subject is the Church or our own U.S. government! 

Viganò's solution to the problem is that “a future Magisterium does need to reject the Second Vatican Council in its entirety.”[2]

This may be problematic in that the “deep Church” is likely to perpetuate itself in the hierarchy for many generations.  The good Archbishop provides no mechanism for ensuring the appointment of an orthodox hierarchy that might eventually “reject the ... Council in its entirety.”  There is a danger that many of the Faithful will be exposed to even greater confusion.

For our clergy and laity to aid with the restoration of the Church at least two things are necessary: Holiness and Knowledge of the Truth.  The means to achieving holiness should be familiar to all of us: humility, personal prayer, frequent attendance at the Catholic Mass and Sacraments, careful adherence to the Moral Law, and true contrition for our sins.  Hopefully, we have been doing these things for most of our days—if not, now is the time to make a resolution for the future.  Make a daily Rosary part of your prayer!

If you have are reading this, you probably attend a church where the Catholic Mass is offered regularly and exclusively.  It is most likely that you receive authentic Catholic teaching in your parish, but please don't ignore what I say below about Catholic doctrine.  If you don't have the Catholic Mass exclusively, be particularly certain to pay attention.  Those on the payroll of modernist bishops have an occupational incentive to adulterate the Faith!  All Catholics have an obligation to know the Church's true teachings and to demand them from their priests and bishops.

So, how do we obtain this knowledge? 

To begin with, we can look back to the teachings of our youth.  If we are old enough we learned from one of the great catechisms (e.g. The Baltimore Catechism, the Penny Catechism, the Catechism of Saint Pius X, etc.).  If we are younger, it possible that we learned little or nothing at all—in the 1960s catechetical works morphed from profound to fatuous—they pictured rainbows and butterflies, and unconnected words expressing nothing more than emotions like love, peace, and joy.

The “great catechisms” are still available—either in print, or on the Internet (at no cost!).  It is good practice to review them occasionally, and to use them to catechize the young.  A truly great catechism—quite suitable even for those with solid elementary catechesis—is the Catechism of the Council of Trent.  Also available are the writings of the early twentieth century popes—profound, yet more clearly written than many more recent writings.

I urge you to frequent attendance at the Catholic Mass, reception of Holy Communion, praying the Rosary, and making sure that you and your families understand the authentic teachings of the Catholic Faith!

I am sincerely yours in Christ,



The Most Reverend Charles Thomas Brusca

Auxiliary Bishop



Online Resources:

The Baltimore Catechism


The Catechism of St. Pius X:


The Catechism of Trent:


The Catechetical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas:


Tan Books: Popes Against Modern Errors : 16 Famous Papal Documents




This letter will be found on the Internet at
where it will be much easier to access the resource links above.


Some of Archbishop Viganò’s writings will be found at


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