JMJUltimately, because the SSPX upholds the doctrine of the Church, they will be 'regularizsed". It is not a question of 'IF' it is a question of 'WHEN' they will be acknowledged as Catholic.
Now 'WHEN the SSPX is REGULARIZED' what will be the effects?
Assumption A: The Pope will UNILATERALLY recognize the SSPX.
Assumption B: There are a number of people who will find this a little hard to accept. Well, if there is no doctrinal compromise - what is the problem of the Pope restoring what was allegedly stolen from the SSPX - its canonical standing?
It is irrational to see a unilateral regularization as a compromise if no compromise is required. If the SSPX can continue to operate as it has been - then what is the problem?
I mean really what is the problem if the Pope says to the:
SSPX: Hey, you're Catholic, I don't agree with you but you can continue to operate as you have been all these year.Really, if a person believes the Pope Francis (or whichever Pope finally acts in this manner) what is the problem?
Modernists/Liberals: Why should I only let the liberals run rampant and not the Cath ... er ... Traditionalists?
To ask the problem is to answer it - the problem isn't with the SSPX or even the Pope (if he unilaterally regularizes the SSPX) - the problem is with the person who 'believes' it to be a problem.
Rorate Caeli: SSPX bishop: "The Pope leans towards a one-sided recognition of the Society."
Courtesy of SSPX.org