I’m getting weary of people non-chalantly stating that SSPX is “outside the Church.”
Are we more Catholic than the pope now?
- Vatican congregations have declared that relations with SSPX are an “internal matter of the Church”
- Cardinal Ratzinger lifted excommunication of SSPX adherents in Hawaii by their bishop declaring that even ardent public support of SSPX is not an excommunicable offense (which it would be if SSPX were outside the Church)
- Vatican congregation has declared it OK for Catholics to attend SSPX Masses and even financially support them
SSPX is not in schism. 1) excommunication of bishops is not somehow contagious and 2) disoebedience, even chronic disobedience, does not equate to schism, since schism entails a principled rejection of papal authority.
SSPX is perfectly justified and duty-bound to resist the demolition of the Church being perpetrated by Rome since Vatican II. Just as St. Paul “resisted [St. Peter] to his face” when St. Peter was causing scandal by fraternizing with the Judaizers, the SSPX and all Catholic are duty-bound to resist the Vatican II popes because of the scandal and destruction they’re causing in the Church. These other “apostolates” are actually enablers of the destruction by not resisting it.
No, the demolition of the Church runs much deeper than a collection of liturgical practices. There’s a theology emanating from Rome that’s inimical to Traditional Catholic theology – with its humanism, neo-Pelagianism, false ecclesiology, religious indifferentism, undermining of the dogma “No Salvation Outside the Church”, and false religious liberty. No Catholic who lived before the time of Vatican II would even remotely recognize these post-Vatican II institutions, and that’s a problem.