My few encounters with Crawford and his group convinced me they are a cult of some degree or another. I used to pray Rosary with them last year for a few months, while I was still attending SSPX chapel at their novitiate in Winona. I never felt comfortable attending any of Crawford's or Anthony's masses as I was still wrestling with the Thuc consecrations (which is resolved for me now, I accept Pivarunus' and his lineage as valid). I never could accept Crawford's ordination, and still don't for reasons others have already explained here and elsewhere. I am still in contact with a few of their group, and occasionally get a text or calI from Fr. Anthony Marie who serves under Crawford at the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel, which is now moved from outside of Chatfield, MN to near the small airport outside of Preston, MN. I stopped praying the Rosary with them when I started to realize that since we pray during simple Exposition, and I doubt the validity of Crawford's ordination, then that's just bread masquerading as Christ on that altar and I shouldn't pray with them anymore. I gave their ideas on BOD a listen, even had Fr. Anthony over for dinner one night to explain, but what they described was not the God that I knew and even though I was beginning to accept the SV position, and therefore understood that I had been taught a lot of errors and heresies in the Conciliarist NO, there was no way that God would reject a heart and soul that desired baptism but could not receive it under the normal Sacramental conditions. There were other peculiarities too that struck me, not just the Feeneyism.
I once belonged to a very austere and radical (but diocesan) Capuchin reform community that has since been disbanded. That community fell into many of the errors of the Franciscan Spirituals of the late 13th and first half of the 14th centuries. So many of the aberrant practices and displays of austerity and asceticism, the force of a personality, the progressive nature of a fundamentalist spirituality (that every obstacle or bad outcome is due to not being austere enough, not being true to the Ideal, therefore we must double-down and go ever more radical), the peculiar and divisive ideologies used as their raison d'être, the driving of wedges in families and between parents and offspring, and the abuse and appropriation of St. Francis through a Joachimistic lens (whether knowingly or not).... my warning flags all went up like crazy, I've seen (and acted in) this movie before. It doesn't end well.
It ends in a factionalism that ultimately scatters all the sheep. As more radical practices are adopted for the reasons stated above, eventually some members will question them, and resist. The radical party, feeling themselves to be true to the Ideal because of their practices, will then paint those that resist them as "lax" or enemies of the Ideal, and will do everything they can to shun them if they can't get them to conform. Those who were painted as not following the Ideal will either leave or be chased out. Then, the radical party will continue to get more radical, as fundamentalism of this kind is a progressive disease, and eventually the pattern will repeat itself within the remaining group, until it devours and disperses them all.