Wednesday, January 4, 2017

OPINION: No SSPX deals with Unholy See

The Spanish version of the blog Rorate Caeli has published an exclusive interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, where he thinks that the SSPX should sign the deal for official canonical status:
“I have asked Msgr. Fellay not to delay his acceptance any longer, and I trust in Providence, though it is not possible to have 100% certainty. ¶ It is my great wish that the SSPX might be recognized and established within the regular structure of the Church as soon as possible, and this will be for the benefit of all, for them and for us. Actually it will be a new force in this great battle for the purity of the Faith”
On this issue, I disagree. While official canonical status would be ideal, it can wait until a pope who actually says the Traditional Latin Mass publicly in St. Peter's Basilica exclusively and bans the Missal of Paul VI. 

What can happen now is as follows: diocesan bishops (especially the Tradition-friendly ones) can and should grant the SSPX official status in their dioceses, and in some cases transfer the real estate of what would be a soon-to-close parish church to them. Diocesan status is how Archbishop Lefebvre founded the Society, and once approved in three dioceses, the SSPX was considered a work of the universal Church. 

In 2016 I posted a suggestion that Bishop Fellay be appointed the next Archbishop of Boston  to turn things around drastically up here in Ground Zero for Catholicism. While I don't think it will happen anytime soon, such an appointment would be housecleaning of the liberals and all those at the "Pastoral Center" at 66 Brooks Drive in Braintree making (not earning) extremely gross six-figure salaries. 

Bishop Schneider would actually be a good pick too, since he is a few years younger than Bishop Fellay; both would definitely grant the SSPX official status in the Archdiocese of Boston, etc. 

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