Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Short Note On The SSPX

First, we're going to refer everyone who is asking questions to this post on Rorate. Go ahead and read it, then come back here.

Everybody got that? Ok, now you can read the letter from Bishop Fellay here.

In brief, all I can say is that it looks like the SSPX isn't immune to the kinds of intrigues that are currently afflicting the Curia. Frankly, said intrigues are probably related. Lots of folks are terrified of an SSPX with a regularized canonical status. I wonder why that is. Aren't we supposed to rejoice over such things?

For what it's worth, I think +Fellay's letter is dead-on. There seems to be a creeping sedevacantism in the Society. More than that, and something that the Superior General doesn't spell out as explicitly, is the measuring stick of WWALD? What Would Archbishop Lefebvre do? All indications are that he would have taken a deal this sweet back in 1988.

More importantly, he'd probably remind everyone of the virtue of obedience and wonder at how/why the Superior General is being treated this way.

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