Oh, come on, we all knew it was just a matter of time. He was desperate to be consecrated a bishop, and there are plenty out there willing to offer their services.
Besides the issue of VALIDITY, there is a much bigger issue going forward: poorly trained and formed priests.
For those Traditional Catholics not running the other way from everything Pfeiffer -- those willing to attend an "independent chapel" -- their lives just got more difficult.
I'll repeat what I've said before: BEWARE any "independent chapel" and do your due diligence/research. Right now we have the Resistance which is basically as safe as the SSPX as far as validity/training. But Trad Catholics must always ask the question, WHERE DID THIS BISHOP/PRIEST COME FROM?
How was he trained -- and formed? You have to know what you're getting. Don't just bless your apparent good luck and chomp down on the bait -- look into it and question it.
If a "trad" bishop wasn't known until 2020, WHY wasn't he known until then? Does he have skeletons in his closet? Is he really a bishop? etc.That's why 90% of Traditional Catholics went with the SSPX over the past decades, and many still do!
I don't blame them really. Part of being a Traditional Catholic is *safety* of one's Faith. Sticking with a known good. Why go to some chapel where the priest might turn out to not even be a priest? Don't scoff -- that has actually happened to some hapless Trads over the past decades! Imagine finding out all your confessions were invalid, and that all your "communions" with that priest were just bread.But even if Fr./Bishop Pfeiffer turns out to be validly consecrated, that is only 10% of the problem. His "seminary" is a joke and that isn't going to change any time soon. He and his seminary are still under the demonic influence of Pablo "el Diablo" Hernandez. He is going to unleash on the STARVING TRAD WORLD a flood of poorly trained and/or bewitched priests
-- like the Church suffered in the 1400's, which led to the Protestant reformation. You know, the ones who were living in concubinage, selling indulgences. They were trained by hanging around a Bishop for a while, like an apprenticeship. They were horribly ignorant, full of vice, poorly trained -- causing more problems than if they didn't exist. Read your Church history.Woe unto the world for bad priests.
That is the mind of the Catholic Church on the matter -- not my personal opinion.
If the Church thought it was better to have legions of bad, poorly trained priests -- She wouldn't have instituted and required Seminaries right after the Protestant Revolt, and She would make becoming a priest much easier. But she doesn't. Because, as I said -- She would rather see a priest shortage than a plethora of bad priests.
And we're talking about the Bride of Christ who wants only what is good for souls -- souls bought with the most precious Price of Jesus Christ's own Blood.
With a lack of priests, you can still keep the Faith at home with your family. A bad priest? Not so much. That is how atheists and anti-Catholics are made.