You can't commit "detraction" against a public organization.
Sins of the tongue are serious insofar as they are against the charity we owe our neighbor, who has a right to his good reputation.
By telling true (private) things, or even lies, against his good name, we damage his good name and thus commit sin.
But the SSPX is an organization and is quite public.
It's not even detraction (which is telling the truth, rather than a lie) because this is not a private sin. It's a public sin.
But again, it's the public sin of an organization -- so the rules of charity, giving the benefit of the doubt, etc. do not apply.
But I'm wasting my time talking to you, since you think +Fellay isn't selling out to Rome! That's rich.
P.S. You can believe whatever you want about me or others in the Resistance. But the fact is that I was a huge defender and supporter of the SSPX, even spending 3.5 years of my life in one of their seminaries. Use your noggin! You can't be more dedicated than to give your whole life to an organization (or at least OFFER your life, and BE WILLING to give your life). After I was dismissed for no particular reason, I volunteered as a layman (in several departments) at whatever chapel I attended and was extremely active and supportive (especially time but also money) at several SSPX chapels over many years.
I wasn't looking for a reason to grumble, be discontent, etc. I always got along with everyone. I was optimistic and was looking for the continued growth, success, and expansion of the SSPX.
...until the sellout began.
On 09/24/2017 06:36 PM, (name withheld) wrote:
We talked a while ago I don't know if you remember me. Regarding the post you made about Saint Michaels academy in England
I'd like to say this. We don't know WHAT happened. It seems as if always the Resistance has always something to attack the
sspx on. The post you posted is a mortal sin of detraction. This should have been brought up to the District superior of
England and that's it. But now that it's gone this far, there is no excuse. It is plain in simple. This is detraction.
Please stop attacking the sspx. Fellay isn't compromising with Rome... think before you speak.
God bless you brother.
Sancte Pie Decime
Ora Pro Nobis!