I don’t get it. Is the letter from 1988 entitled Ecclesia Dei a statement of teachings on morals and doctrine? Doesn’t it qualify under the “infallibility clause”? Doesn’t it say that we should not support the SSPX-ers in any way. I assume that is to help them realize that they must come back since they are not in FULL communion with the Church.
Please excuse my poor Church legalese, feel free (as I am sure many will) to correct me.
It is of interest to me that the SSPXers and their friends (the ones who go to indult masses for what ever reason, but do go to SSPX masses on occasion) say that they are loyal to the magisterium and the Pope, but they choose to ignore the Pope and the magisterium when it suits them just like any other protestant.
I missed that part of the Bible where Jesus said that Peter would hold the keys to the kingdom and that a few select people will also be given copies of the keys. So that any old Joe can choose to ignore the Pope at any time He wishes as long as they think they are justified.
It is also of interest to note that the good Bishop of Nebraska is calling the SSPX-ers BACK to the Church, and the Vatican has not disagreed and said that the SSPX-ers are with the Church.
I despise this gray area that friends of SSPX-ers embrace. It really puts a damper on some of our relationships at the indult masses.
I would love to get this whole thing blown up and over with…