I get my info from an official SSPX page Here.The Society of Saint Pius X professes filial devotion and loyalty to Pope Benedict XVI, the Successor of Saint Peter and the Vicar of Christ.
The priests of the SSPX pray for the intentions of the Holy Father and the welfare of the local Ordinary at every Mass they celebrate.
Looks safe sofar!
This is the main page concerning their take on the new Pope:In the name of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X, His Excellency Bishop Fellay, Superior General, welcomes the accession of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the Sovereign Pontificate. He sees there a gleam of hope that we may find a way out of the profound crisis which is shaking the Catholic Church…
So they recognize him but they dont. He is the Sovereign Pontiff, but the chances he will “fix” anything are slim. Also an intro to the original context above …interesting.
I was reading this article (titled What Catholics Need to Know) on the page written on Nov 10 '04 and here is a line from it:The generation of the Council is dying, if I may say so. The youngest experts who participated in the Council are Cardinals Medina and Ratzinger, born in 1927. They were not even bishops at the time, but Cardinal Medina is retired and Cardinal Ratzinger is over 75. **In three more years, they will all be out of governing positions in the Curia.
**Im not sure who Cardinal Medina is, but Im pretty sure the other guy is still in a governing position!
And dont forget this from the same article:Cardinal Ratzinger has explained that the concept of the Church up until Pius XII was that it was the Mystical Body of Christ. He says that today, however, this concept does not fit with the reality. Why would he say this? —Because for someone to either be a member of this Body or not be a member of this Body does not fit with reality as Cardinal Ratzinger perceives it. He and those who perceive the same reality as he does want to invent a gray zone. So, you may wonder, what is between a “member” and a “non-member”? Precisely to invent an answer to this question is why, after World War II, especially German theologians intensively researched the Holy Scriptures to find a new concept, and Cardinal Ratzinger said they found “the people of God.” So that is why you find this label at the Council. “People of God” is a new concept which replaces the traditional concept of membership in the Church. It means broadening the borders, allowing more people in, or maybe even removing the walls so that you no longer know who is in or who is out. They destroy the borders, destroy what is clear: that is what they do.
Interesting, this sounds like the same kind of talk they directed at our last Pope.
Continuing on in the article:
Cardinal Ratzinger has repeated what Urs von Balthasar said: “The urgency of the moment is to raze the bastions of the Faith.” A bastion is a fortress, a place of defense, so for Balthasar and Ratzinger, the “urgency of the moment” is to dismantle these protections, the defenses of the Faith.
How can these guy even pretend to be in union with Pope Benedict? Brood of Vipers.
So when Rome comes to us with a big smile, that is their ulterior motive. That is, we grant you a place, but you must stay very quiet there and not move. So we come to them and we say, “Well, we are sorry, but there is no zoo.” The Catholic Church is not a zoo.
Is this really talk from people who profess to be subject to the Supreme Pontiff?
More of the same:
So, things are absolutely not ripe for an agreement. We must first help correct Rome’s thinking to show them that what they do is wrong. On the Society’s part regarding ecumenism, it seems Cardinal Ratzinger has said to somebody, “But how do you want us to attack Bishop Fellay? He only quotes the Councils!” For all our defense we rely on what the Church has always taught, so we are unbeatable on that level, because it is not we, it is the Church.
This is no different that the apostacy talks I hear from Protestants. They are very clear what they think about Rome and the Pope. The make the Pope look silly and undermine him all the time.