[quote=Br. Rich SFO]It would satisfy the obligation. I would only add that one should attend only if a valid and licit Mass was not available.
This is CORRECT. It normally does NOT.
I have an SSPX wife. I attend with her during the week, but Sunday is a no no.
It has to be impossible to attend a Mass under an approved Bishop’s diocese before a Sunday Obligation would be met at an SSPX. Remember, they are Illicit. Just HOW would you meet a Sunday obligation by attending an Illicit Mass when a Licit one is available? Not possible.
The Commission Ecclesia Dei said:
"The Masses the SSPX celebrate are also valid, but it is considered morally illicit for the faithful to participate in these Masses unless they are physically or morally impeded from participating in a Mass celebrated by a Catholic priest in good standing. (Code of Canon Law, canon 844.2) * The fact of not being able to assist at the celebration of the so-called ‘Tridentine’ Mass is not considered a sufficient motive for attending such Masses*." [size=2][/size]
In case anyone needs a clarification, “morally illicit” means the same as “sinful.”
Since an SSPX admits that their bishops have NO jurisdiction, then confimation is likely INVALID outside of an impossiblity in a Catholic diocese.
I wish with all my heart that it was otherwise, and did for a while. But reality is reality whether we accept it or not.
For obvious reasons I spend 9 months studying this at an obsessive level. Unless one becomes Sede-V. there is no escape.
A pope cannot promulgate a Rite of the Catholic Church that is illicit OR invalid, and still be the Vicar of Christ Himself. This is ground 0 for the Sede-V.
The SSPX is in theological and canonical schism and hanging out in a limbo of contradiction and illicity.
I believe they are treated unjustly for sure, in some ways, but that has NOTHING to do with obedience to the Vicar of Christ on His declaration.
I am so sorry for all of this, as it tears me to pieces weekly, believe me.