Saint Benedict Center Official Press Statements
From the link:"It is with sorrow that we must inform our many friends and supporters, and all the faithful Catholics who have attended the Traditional Latin Mass at Saint Benedict Center, that the Diocese of Manchester has now refused us the services of a priest, and has prohibited the administration of the sacraments at the Center.We were surprised and disappointed by this decision. We are working to resolve this impasse, and will keep you informed about our progress."
Hard to believe they were surprised, but that being the case, it's no wonder they're disappointed. Sad to see they are directing more of their efforts toward going back for more. They are in the running for poster child of "Some people will never learn."
Attempting to "dialogue" about the doctrine of exclusive salvation with conciliar authorities? Will they never learn that there is nothing to "dialogue" about with those conciliarists who only have one infallible doctrine, the one which infallibly rejects the EENS doctrine as heresy? What's wrong with them?
The whole episode reminds me of this snip from a sermon Fr. Wathen gave a few days after +ABL's excommunication. In regards to who the SBC is dealing with, nothing has changed:
..."the negotiations the archbishop and the officials in the Vatican had to do with the official Church giving him permission to perform these ordinations, and he eventually learned that the only reason that they were negotiating with him at all, was in order that they could get control through a commission, which they would establish to oversee his efforts and the efforts of his priests, to get control so that in due time they could completely nullify the whole enterprise.
The archbishop's intentions are well known to the whole world, they are to preservation of the faith, and we find that these who have charge of the Church had, and have, no other intention in this regard than to destroy the faith. That is their intention as I say, and that is an easily delineated and recognizable purpose that they have.
The reason why I make the point here, is simply that you need to be reminded of the powers that be. Just because they wear sacerdotal vestments and because they wear pectoral crosses, and because they seem to be Catholic, is no indication whatsoever of what they are. When you see them before the television cameras and you hear them making their pontifical statements, think of ravening wolves, think of men with forked tongues, think of men who are trained to deceive, who have cultivated the talent.
One of the priests who was interviewed concerning the excommunication of the archbishop said; "Well, it's an unfortunate thing but it is better to perform an amputation than that there be gangrene throughout the body."
I don't know how that strikes you but it strikes me as meaning this: Better to expel the archbishop and this smaller group of people from the Church, than to allow the influence that he might spread to circulate through the whole body of the Church, in other words, the true faith to him, is poison, they are in the position of power, but they regard the true faith as a contamination, as a dangerous infection..."