« Last post by Stubborn on Today at 01:08:28 PM »
Or, one can ask alternately: how many graces have already been lost by Catholics still in attendance at SSPX chapels? These Catholics can do what many traditional Catholics have already done. They can search for independent alternatives, or stay home alone and say their Rosaries. SSPX Catholics, who should know better, support an organization which continues to function only because of them. Otherwise, it would justifiably sink into oblivion. I have no sympathy for your argument.Not sure what you are saying but what makes you believe people lose graces by assisting at SSPX Masses and receiving the sacraments from their priests? That's stupid talk. Are you Novus Ordo? If so, I understand why you said what you said.
A few years ago when +Williamson came to the area for Mass and a Conference, I went, and I also asked the Prior of my chapel at the time if he wanted to go. He would have gone except he had to administer Extreme Unction. He did ask me how it went the next time we spoke and was happy that the good Bishop was doing well and keeping the faith.
I was raised with SSPX and Independent priests - both offer the Holy Sacrifice, administer valid sacraments and preach the Gospel. Currently, our SSPX Prior started preaching what he said will be a series of Sunday sermons on the Liturgy, he said this should continue on for the next 6 - 12 months. So far, in the process of his preaching, he's specifically criticized the NOM for what it is the last two Sundays and held a short conference after Mass a few weeks ago on the same subject. We'll see how verbally he condemns the NO in the coming Sunday sermons, but saying anything at all against the NOM is a plus in my book.
So your idea of the SSPX and Independent priests (as if Independents are some how superior to SSPX priests by default) is off the mark, at least in my neck of the woods for sure.