Sorry I’ve been so quiet, folks. I rented a boat in Key West for 10 days and … man did I use it. I’ve never been so excited to wake up early in my life, nor have I been so ready for bed at night. Between boating and fishing, focusing on whom I’m with, and terrible coverage, I just haven’t had a chance.
Do you blame me? I took this yesterday:
But, the recent news deserves at least a comment. Please forgive the shallow nature of my analysis for the reasons above. I haven’t read anything in detail yet, but I understand the gist, and here it is:
Antipope BerGog is pushing Traditional Novus Ordo Catholics into the SSPX. Why do I say that? Because he has not done a single thing adverse to the SSPX. He, like Ratzinger, acknowledged that they are not schismatic, gave them (more) faculties, and then (seemingly) ignored them.
They are the last refuge of the Trad Cat. Of course, you know my opinion – they are the only Catholics outside Eastern Rites and Sedevecantists that have unquestionable sacraments. So, they should have been the first resort for us for a very long time.
Antipope BerGog and his minions are continuing to limit diocesan traditional Latin Masses. Obviously, the goal is to eliminate them, despite the questionable faculties of Novus Ordo priests who have been ordained by Novus Ordo bishops. Consequently, Traditional Catholics are seeking options for worthy worship and sacrifice.
That said, I’m very concerned for low information Traditional Catholics right now, because we’re being openly herded to the SSPX.
As I said last year, even before Father Selegny’s horrific and dishonest article about the Covax – we’re getting set up for a betrayal. A big one. Hopefully, it will be obvious, but I doubt it.
So … watch for the Sedes to suddenly stop getting ignored, or to get ignored harder … I don’t know which will happen. It’s irrelevant, but it leads me to my next point.
I see a lot of people concerned about not having a place to assist a true mass. Why aren’t you assisting at a sedevecantist chapel?
Regardless of whether you agree with them or not, their sacraments are unquestionable, and their Catholic teaching is spot on. They’re shite on politics and Covax, but so is everybody else.
Last, it’s not schismatic to assist with them, even if they’re wrong. It is not. See below:
“Nor is there any schism if……one suspects the person of the pope or the validity of his election, or if one resists him as the civil head of a state.” Szal, Rev Ignatius: Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, CUA, 1948, p.2
“Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded [‘probabiliter’] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election or his power.” de Lugo: Disp., De Virt. Fid. Div., disp xxv, sect iii, nn. 35-8
Whether the Sedes are right or wrong, it’s impossible to say that they’re insincere. What’s more, the state of affairs makes it clear that their arguments – even if wrong – are not irrational.
Therefore, they’re not in schism, no matter how incorrect they may be. For the record, I’m not suggesting that they’re incorrect. I disagree with their view on the Una Cum. As for the rest … I disagree with their certainty, but not much else.
So, for those of you who will now struggle finding a real mass, I say find a Sede chapel. Why not? We’ll all be Sedes soon … even you “The Architect of Vatican II is the *real* pope” folks. I jest … I was one of you not too long ago.
Seriously, there’s no harm in it – only profound benefit.