their proper 'Catholicism'?A. return to the fold;
Would they then officially condemn Vatican Council Two; take away the Sainthood of John Paul The Great; condemn Holy Mass said in the vernacular, allowing only the Tridentine Mass; condemn and withdraw all Papal encyclicals since Vatican Two? Etc. etc.
Putting aside such pure fantasy, the SSPX has only two choices:-
B. form a separate 'church'.
If they chose B then they would have to become Sedevacantists--suddenly, and so prove they have always erred.
If they return to the fold, they will have to acknowledge Vatican Council Two and the Church's Encyclicals since Vatican Two! And so prove they have always erred!
As can be easily perceived,
they would want neither of these!
Their future is bleak.return to Peter on bended knee.
Indeed, it seems to me that the SSPX has only one choice--the path of humility--
That is, if they really want to do God's Will.This religious submission
If not, then that means complete separation where they will have to elect their own 'pope'.
So--the question:- What good reason is there for the continued existence of the SSPX?
Honestly, I can not think of one good reason.
While I still hold the greatest respect for those real-Catholics who felt forced to find relief in the SSPX Holy Mass, I believe that the SSPX as a whole, has become dangerous in its awful attacks upon The Church's Magisterium, upon Vatican Council Two and the encyclicals issued since.
New Archbishop of Brisbane
I hope that the new Archbishop of Brisbane will lead the way for Catholicism in Queensland, and make available Holy Mass in the Tridentine manner as long requested, as instructed, by the Pope and his sainted predecessor, encouraging return to the Fold of the SSPX adherents.
If that happens and these adherents do not return …… ?
The great Council Vatican Two, has a lesson for the SSPX and its activists--and even for the ordinary person who follows that schismatic group--and this lesson is clear and concise in the following paragraph 25 of DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH LUMEN GENTIUM:-
P In matters of faith and morals, the bishops speak in the name of Christ and the faithful are to accept their teaching and adhere to it with a religious assent.
of mind and will
must be shown in a special way
to the authentic Magisterium
of the Roman Pontiff,
even when he is not
speaking ex cathedra;
that is, it must be shown in such a way
that his supreme Magisterium
the judgments made by him
are sincerely adhered to,
according to his manifest mind and will.
His mind and will in the matter may be known either from the character of the documents, from his frequent repetition of the same doctrine, or from his manner of speaking. P
This clear cut declaration is virtually repeated elsewhere in the same paragraph 25:-
P The infallibility promised to the Church resides also in the body of Bishops, when that body exercises the supreme Magisterium with the successor of Peter. To these definitions the assent of the Church can never be wanting, on account of the activity of that same Holy Spirit, by which the whole flock of Christ is preserved and progresses in unity of faith. (44*) P
We note therefore, that in Vatican Council Two, the Bishops spoke in concordance with the holy Pontiff and, while not everything that came out of Vatican Two must be observed in the same light as though these were infallible, as paragraph 25 declares, the Faithful are obliged to give religious submission of mind and will.
Fatima and The third Secret
Father Gruner through his The Fatima Center, supported by the SSPX (refer links on their web site noted above), claims that the 1984 consecration of the world to The Immaculate Heart by Saint John Paul the Great and the Bishops united to him, was not accepted by Heaven!
The booklet, issued by this Center, by John Vennari, A World View Based on Fatima, reiterates this claim. (Page 6)
His SSPX mindset is suggested in his heading (page 23) Fatima verses the 'Spirit of Assisi', because this 'Spirit of Assisi' is an alleged condemnation of John Paul the Great and The Church, which Spirit is diabolical, according to the SSPX.
I have included herein copy of the letter from Sister Lucia, one of the seers at Fatima, which makes it perfectly clear, that the 1984 consecration of the world, including Russia, was, in her view, accepted by Heaven.
Now, I will be accepting Sister Lucia's opinion over and above that of Father Gruner and the SSPX.
That is for sure and certain.
It can be taken for granted that those who disagree with Sister Lucia, are happy to spread the word that her letter is a forgery and it has even been said that Sister Lucia stated verbally the opposite to what she wrote in the letter!!
Yet her letter states she had verbally confirmed the consecration, after it was done and prior to her letter:- and since