Friday, June 15, 2012

Boniface Says It Better Than I Do

I don't think the SSPX is in schism. However, pretty much everything else he says in this selection at Unam Sanctam is dead-on. I wanted to add something that's been brought up before but that seems to be getting ignored as focus seems to be shifting from IF there's an agreement to WHEN there's an agreement.

If the SSPX truly want to advance the Faith and help to heal the places where the Church is hurting the most, then staying in a situation that gives people an excuse not to listen to them is either absurd or cowardly. This cry of "the modernist episcopacy will destroy us if we're regularized" sounds weird from a bunch of folks who I'm sure would claim the courage to die for the Faith if necessary. It's almost despairing to assume that God will just let them be annihilated in such a fashion. I often hear SSPX folks compare their cause to St. Athanasius. As many times as he was exiled, I don't recall him deciding never to come back because he was afraid of all the Arians running around. It just doesn't make sense, so you have to start wondering when egos are beginning to trump the good of the Church. 

Admittedly, this is talk from the outside looking in, but a lot of the arguments I'm hearing against regularization don't make any sense at all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so right...this is largely about egos, and the sense of pride and superiority that many have over being a "traditional" catholic. The arguments I have heard as well seem to be driven by their pride...