John McFarland wrote:
> On reflection, you are right. Rash judgment is not the right characterization.
> So let me offer a more accurate characterization.
> You own Cathinfo. You continue to allow to appear all sorts of alleged facts and rarely make any effort to determine whether they are true or not. This blackens the name of the Society without evidence. It doesn't take a moral theologian to identify this as matter for confession.
> In caritate,
> Jack McFarland
Actually, you're wrong again.
Again, "the SSPX" isn't a person, doesn't have a soul, and therefore isn't entitled to my charity. You've been an American lawyer for too long -- America has this "corporation" mentality, the basis of American Law, that Google, Disney, Microsoft, etc. are Persons entitled to all the rights and privileges of an American citizen.
If the SSPX as an organization were in existential peril, I would not be obligated to render assistance. If "the SSPX" were in danger of destruction, I would be at liberty to toss it an anchor rather than a lifeline. (As long as we're not talking about the individual priests and Faithful being in danger for their lives, of course.) If the SSPX corporation were dissolved or shut down by the government, I would rejoice and celebrate, assuming a hypothetical scenario in which there was no further menace or danger for Traditional Catholics or the Resistance. The Traditional Catholic world would be better off after a period of adjustment, just like the world would be better off if Wal-Mart went out of business. At first it would be inconvenient for many, but eventually small businesses would start up again to serve communities all over, and in the long run everyone (except for a few large shareholders and Sam Walton's heirs) would be better off. Wal-mart is huge and well-organized, but it also doesn't care about people and exists for its own sake. It fights against paying just wages, fights the formation of unions, forces employees to work off the clock, forces employees to take government benefits to make a living, promotes the use of slave labor overseas, and other unjust practices. All the billions of dollars made at Wal-Marts worldwide go to enrich a few individuals; that money is not kept in the various communities from which it was extracted.
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that going "back to basics" would be beneficial for ALL SSPX-attending Traditional Catholics and priests. Each and every one of them would be better off spiritually WITHOUT an SSPX than WITH an SSPX.
But my Wal-mart analogy aside, God can AND WILL raise up children of Abraham from the very stones if need be. God doesn't need the SSPX. As the SSPX falls lower and lower, eventually being absorbed into Conciliar Rome completely, God will rise up other groups and/or individual priests (the "loose independent network of priests") if that be His will. Perhaps instead God intends to bring on the Chastisement after the SSPX is out of the picture. I have no idea what God has planned for us. But I do know with 100% certainty that God is in charge, and that He doesn't need the SSPX. And I don't need the SSPX. What I need is God and the Catholic Faith, without which I can't save my soul. The SSPX is not the Church, despite all the propaganda to the contrary. It is only an organization and a brand that I am free to reject.
My duty as the owner of CathInfo is to make sure that CHARITY -- that is, towards individuals who have the capability to worship and love God forever -- is never violated. So if someone claimed that your son was doing some dastardly need, I would need to have some evidence to justify having it on the forum.
If all this was a ruse to get me to admit that, then mission accomplished. Please feel free to point out anything that needs attention. I am compelled by Catholic morality as much as any other man who lives with the prime directive to serve God first and everything else second. I consider myself a servant of God and on the road to heaven. I have made my choice; My eggs are completely in that basket.
I already have overwhelming evidence ("a preponderance", to use a legal term) and moral certainty that the SSPX has changed as described by the Resistance. See the CCCC thread with 105 exhibits of evidence.
I don't need to have moral, much less metaphysical, certainty about each individual data point. The overall truth is obvious to anyone with open eyes.