What is CathInfo's opinion of the Resistance?
What is the significance of the Resistance movement?- Not much.
How come Bishop Fellay has kicked out so many SSPX Priests out? What have they done wrong? - They tried to make themselves popes.
The Resistance movement seems to be gaining ground with Bishop Williamson and Fr. Jean Faure.
It seems to be coming down to the SSPX talking with Rome and weakening their position, doesn't it? I don't think Archbishop Lefebvre would want this, so the Resistance are doing what he would do, right? No talking with Rome until they convert to Tradition (then there would be no need, really)? - Not. The Archbishop always kept an open door policy regarding Rome. Even after his death, this policy continued, hence the doctrinal discussion, to which no one at the time seemed to object.
‘Why do I maintain relations with Rome? Why do I keep going to Rome? Because I think that Rome is the center of Catholicism, because I think that there cannot be any Catholic Church without Rome. Consequently, if our purpose is to find a way of setting the Church straight again, it is by turning to Rome that maybe, with the grace of God, we may perhaps manage to set the situation straight. It is not one single bishop like myself who can set the whole situation straight in the Catholic Church. That is why I strive to keep on going to Rome and to plead the cause of Tradition.’ –Conference of Archbishop Lefebvre given at Long Island, NY on November 5, 1983