[quote=Crusader]The SSPX are not Catholic.
What is the canonical basis for this latest in your series of unsupported assertions? Do you think that because the bishop of the SSPX was excommunicated, he and his followers ceased being Catholics? If excommunication from the Church by the Church is the canonical basis whereby one-time Catholics cease to be Catholics, is the Catholic Saint Joan of Arc, who was excommunicated prior to being burned at the stake by evil French bishops, not Catholic?
No “independent priest” may offer a (public) Mass without the approval of the local arch(bishop.)
When all but one of the bishops of England gave up their Catholic Faith to join the Anglican religion, should the remaining faithful Catholic priests in that country have ceased saying Mass? The apostasy of their superiors turned them into independant priests who did not have the approval to say the Catholic Mass. For over a century these outlawed independent priests were caught celebrating the Catholic Mass, tortured, and put to death. But according to you these independent priests were being disobedient and not being martyrs?
Simply put, it’s up to the Church, not you. Your notions and desires mean nothing when they contravene what the Church actually directs.
How is your prescription of how to proceed any different than that proffered by fanatical fundamentalist cults? Obey, obey, obey, never mind your mind, disregard your Catholic Traditions, ignore your sense of piety. “Do as you are told” is a necessary injunction in rearing children; but do you think it should be the alpha and omega, the motto and the mantra of mature Catholics? – Sincerely, Albert Cipriani the Traditional Catholic