I just posted this over on abl3
I'm going to post something that will run against the current consensus. I trust the admin will hear me out.
Mr. Johnsons article should be taken with a pinch of salt. This, we must remember, is a man who refuses to attend Father Edward MacDonalds Mass for no good reason when he visits the area. Even though Father MacDonald is a totally reliable member of the resistance. His crime was trying to give Father Pfeiffer a chance. This is public knowledge and I am not revealing any secrets here. Mr Johnson has a history of over-the-top, slightly feminine, reactions to events. A quick survey of his posts on Cathinfo confirms this.
I'm sorry to have to say this, and I have held my tongue for a longtime in the hope that Mr Johnson might at least calm this character flaw.
That aside, let's deal with the issue.
Archbishop Lefebvre had sedevacantists teaching in the seminary at econe.
His attitude was one of charity. Certainly true, he did not allow them to be members of the SSPX, and this was his right. He wanted to preserve a certain unity. But this does not mean he went on sedevacantist witch-hunts, like some seem to delight in.
Not saying the Una-cum is NOT the same as being a sedevacantist. Admittedly, most who do not say it are sedevacantists, and many of them can be quite annoying and obsessive, but in the case of these certain priests, it is simply because they lack to courage to pray for such a Pope in their Mass. They are taking una cum in it's true sense - to pray FOR. Mr Johnson would be very surprised to learn who I got this information from, trust me.
Now the priests of the USML have released a statement about this. I am enclosing a google translation of it, because it is only in french. You will see how it is nuanced. Something drama queens don't like.https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fcanadafidele.com%2F2017%2F03%2F21%2Fprecisions-concernant-le-ministere-des-pretres-de-lusml-au-quebec%2F&edit-text=&act=url
Interestingly Mr Johnsons article did not include the link to this. Because when you read the totality of it, you see that his citation could infact be quoted the other way too.
It is worth pointing out that history is written by the victors. With a seminary and lots of seminarians in the hands of the SAJM, it is unlikely that the nuaces of this situation will be remembered. They have a lot going for them, and this is good. They are an excellent society.
But their central organisation, means that they a prey to falling into the same group think that the SSPX fell into, and thus into making another similar mistake someday. With God's help may this never happen. So let's remain calm in the face of difficult situations and try to see the different sides to situations, while always adhering to the truth. Just as our Sovereign Judge will do with us.