A longtime friend of my husband’s has decided to become a sedevacanist – there is a SSPX congregation in our city.
The friend has challenged my husband to a debate of sorts. We had sent him the excellent article from Pete Vere that was in Envoy magazine a few years back. Pete is now a canon lawyer and a revert from the SSPX society.
We have also told him of the Latin Masses in our area where they pull all the stops - so to speak - Gospel chanted, communion rail and all that wonderful reverence. He calls it all Novus Ordo and heresy.
We did the “don’t leave Peter because of Judas”, line, too.
He has challenged that free masons had control of VII and that Pope Paul VI was in collusion with them, etc.
He has all kind of junk that he says proves we are not the true church. Ave Maria!
I presume there is little we can say or do that would change him. I told my husband to ask if the friend’s intent is just to convert my husband to that schism?
I also told him to challenge the friend to pray the Rosary in Latin – if heis praying that in the vernacular, shouldn’t he be defending praying it in the language of the Universal Church as well?
Any suggestions would be welcome. My husband is a good Catholic man and loyal to the hilt to Papa Ben. So he doesn’t want to argue even though he truly understands our faith enough to debunk the junk. He thinks it is a waste of time and that we should just shun the friend.