Hi, I really need some advice:
A relative has been a member of a local SSPX church for twenty years, which is to say, most of his life. He is soon to be married to another SSPX member. They are getting married in a parish
that is under the jurisdiction of the diocese, and I do not know whether the priest of the parish knows of their schism. It seems highly unlikely that they have suddenly abandoned their schismatic beliefs. I am not even sure that it will be the priest of the parish who will perform the ceremony, but rather a SSPX priest who may not even be validly ordained. I don’t think that the parish priest would allow a false priest to officiate over the “marriage,” but I’m sure. Is there anything in all of this that would render the marriage invalid? Would it be licit for me to attend the wedding and reception, or even to send a gift?
Thanks for your time, and God bless.