Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Reality Check: SSPX Communique after meeting of major superiors


This is important enough for another post-retirement blog post.

The SSPX is not going to compromise.

Of key interest is:

The “restoration of all things in Christ” intended by Saint Pius X, following Saint Paul (cf. Ep.h 1:10), cannot happen without the support of a Pope who concretely favors the return to Sacred Tradition. While waiting for that blessed day, the Society of Saint Pius X intends to redouble its efforts to establish and to spread, with the means that Divine Providence gives to it, the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I know this will be difficult for those individuals who have invested so much in the resistance.

But as I said earlier - reality sucks.

I pray that the resistors find the capacity to humble themselves and accept the reality.  The alternative is simply to deviate further from the Teachings of the Church and the path of Archbishop Lefebvre.


Courtesy of DICI

PS: While there are a spectrum of opinions about the import of the declaration, Archbishop Pozzo seems non-plussed by it (Rome / SSPX dialogue continues).

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ReBlog: Doctrinal Preamble April 15, 2012 vs Protocol 1988 (or reality sucks)


Willful ignorance annoys me.

It annoys me enough to re-blog something even in retirement.

On an 'incapacitor'* (ie resistance) website the following statement has been posted:

The “new” SSPX reverses the course of its founder and accepts the new code of canon law
The ignorance of the 'incapacitators' at various blogs astounds and annoys me because it is a denial of reality.

Comparing the words of Archbishop Lefebvre to those of Bishop Fellay - we have the following?
◄ 2012 ► 8. In following the guidelines laid out above (111,5), as well as Canon 21 of the Code of Canon Law, we promise to respect the common discipline of the Church and the ecclesiastical laws, especially those which are contained in the Code of Canon Law promulgated by john-Paul II (1983) and in the Code of Canon Law of the Oriental Churches promulgated by the same pontiff (1990), without prejudice to the discipline of the Society of Saint Pius X, by a special law.
◄ 1988 ► e)    Finally, we promise to respect the common discipline of the Church and the ecclesiastical laws, especially those contained in the Code of Canon Law promulgated by Pope John Paul II, without prejudice to the special discipline granted to the Society by particular law.

It almost like the old ABC laundry detergent commercial "Can you see the difference?"  There is no difference.

So, for all the 'Resistors' out there who are incapable of accepting reality and the doctrines of the Catholic Church:

Reality sucks eh?

I've reblogged the entire post below.


* Incapacitor: A play on words. "Resistors" appear to have little capacity to accept reality.

PS: To preempt any thoughts that the 1988 protocol is not the thought of the Archbishop, while he removed his signature from the agreement because it became obvious that Rome was not going to abide by the agreement, Archbishop Lefebvre is on record as saying there was nothing wrong with the protocol otherwise he would not have signed it.  The fault was on the implementation.