I posted earlier in this thread that I had heard that Fr. Pieroni was conditionally reordained by one of the SSPX Bishops. Someone from my chapel told me
It's a scandal that we have to rely on hearsay to know whether someone has been conditionally ordained. This should all be published publicly on the SSPX website. There's been a long history in the SSPX, predating the neo-SSPX of performing conditional ordinations in a "hush hush" manner.
There was a time in the mid-1990s where a mysterious "priest" (Father/Mr. Belland) showed up at STAS and was offering Mass at the main altar. Both my brother Steve and I went digging to find out who he was ordained by. He was in fact a Novus Ordo "priest". But after digging we found that there was a secretive conditional ordination ceremony done. We only found out by word of mouth from the sacristan who set up the bishop's chapel for the conditional.
But that was not always the case, as in some instances the NO presider refused conditional ordination ... at which point he should have been shown the door. In fact the case of one "Father" Stark was a huge reason for the split of The Nine. Tragically, Archbishop Lefebvre sided with Stark and allowed him to continue simulating Mass at SSPX chapels and instead showed the Traditional priests the door for refusing to accept that. No, the split of The Nine was NOT about sedevacantism, as is popularly (and incorrectly) believed.
That's all due to politics with the Novus Ordo. We can't say that the NO Rite of Ordination is doubtful or possibly invalid because that would be to impugn the Conciliar "hierarchy".
Of course, if there's no positive doubt, it's a sacrilege to perform even a conditional ordination. But if a conditional ordination is permitted, then there's positive doubt, and it's REQUIRED to perform one before subjecting the faithful to such dubious priests. So the faithful have a right to know.
This nonsense has plagued the SSPX since its early days I'm afraid.
One incident that does amuse me, however, is the conditional ordination of Father Carlos Casavantes. It's amusing because he was "ordained" to the priesthood directly by JP2 in Rome.