Someone told me that, whereas SSPX brothers all used to receive the clerical tonsure plus the four minor orders, today they only receive tonsure.
Also, they said that in the case of a deal with Rome all these brothers (not sure if this referred to merely tonsured brothers, or those ordained to the minor orders as well) would be returned to the lay state.
Apparently there is some kind of perceived canonical issue on Rome’s side which would compel this demotion, but I couldn’t understand the specifics because the person who told me this speaks very poor English, and for this same reason, I may have also misunderstood some of the details above.
But he was very clear on the part about SSPX brothers no longer receiving minor orders and that this new development was bound up with the regularization process with Rome.
Can anyone help to affirm, refute, or clarify this matter?