These several examples suffice to clearly demonstrate that not only is the current position of the SSPX vis-a-vis Rome a flagrant contradiction to its own former position, and give the lie to the Society being accepted by modernist Rome “as we are” (“as we have become” would be much more honest), but also that sustained Resistance to conciliarism is no more possible in the current environment of the SSPX than it is in the FSSP, as evinced by the silence of those former critics who have traded their silence for continued membership in a reconstructed Society brought to heel by its treacherous leaders.
Let this “weakening process” serve as a lesson to those who have eyes to see:
You are being led by the nose straight into conciliar modernism.
A rhetorical question serves to drive home the point:
“Do you find yourself today questioning whether certain conciliar errors aren’t really just poor interpretations after all?”
You too are in the process of being remade!
As go the priests, so go the faithful.
An example of the weakening process:
About 5 years ago, a very intelligent female tertiary of Avrille translated into English Fr. Rioult's book The Impossible Reconciliation
We had been in private correspondence for some time, and she mentioned to me that she was considering moving to one of the American SSPX strongholds.
I found that strange, and asked her about it, and she told me that she had friends and/or family there, and not to worry.
A couple months later, she went quiet.
I sent a couple follow-up emails and received no responses.
On the final try, I received a response (which came about 7 months after she relocated to this destination).
She told me that she sees SSPX priests every day: In the chapels; in the streets; in the restaurants. She sees them pray their Rosary, pray their breviary, offer their Mass, and hear her confessions.
And that after seven months in this environment, she said, "I must now ask, with Fr Themann, 'resistance to what?'"
And there it was.
It was a psychological
attack of the devil (most of his attacks are psychological: Recall the scholastic discipline of psychology was the study of the movements of the soul): She was socialized into capitulation:
Everything still seemed to be normal and traditional (and she started missing some of Bishop Fellay's earlier observations about Campos, like "they are crying out for all to hear that nothing has changed, except the more perceptive among them notice they speak more respectfully of Rome" and criticize Roman deviations much less -or not at all- "and slowly one get used to this new reality."
And just like that, you have fallen.
If this astute woman can fall, we all can fall.
The faith is a prize, and those who do not pray to retain it will have it swindled from them by the devil.
Which is all another way of saying that because your SSPX priests have gone soft on Vatican II, and no longer condemn it as they used to, YOU will go soft on Vatican II, and the day will come when you will wonder, "Was the old man (Archbishop Lefebvre) just overreacting?"
When you catch yourself wondering that, know that the poison has started to work within you.
Today your pacifist priests are in a transitional stage: They do not accept Vatican II, but neither do they oppose it. They think to ignore it because our superiors tell them that "there are many other things they can be preaching about," and they all get the hint.
But the next stage, which comes quickly (always in less than 10 years), has them dexterously searching for an hermeneutic to reconcile oil and water.