I've spent some time with dear Francis, and no matter what the trolls here at CI have to say about the methods of his ordination, he will make a very fine priest.
He's not terribly young either, which I see as a good thing, so all the naysayers should thank God that the world has another very holy priest!
God bless, Fr. Francis Mbaddugha!
Our Lady of Fatima - pray for us!
WTH are you talking about? What trolls? What naysayers? Is there another thread on this topic that I'm not aware of?
I've read this whole thread and I don't see what all the fuss is about.
Someone mused that the bishop who ordained him was probably Sedevacantist, but that's a very good assumption. That would be my assumption as well.
My reasoning for jumping to that conclusion is quite solid:
If the bishop WERE NOT sedevacantist, and was a bishop holding the SSPX position, then why didn't he work with the SSPX over the years (helping with Confirmations, etc.) and why didn't he attend any SSPX functions over the years? Why have no well-informed SSPX parishioners heard of him?
There aren't that many major positions on the Crisis. I would know, I've been exploring the nuances of Trad-dom my whole life. There are only 4 types:
1. Complete Novus Ordo, possibly with a conservative bent
Those not approved by Rome, which break into two categories:
and 3. non-Sedevacantist (SSPX, Resistance)
4. And then you have actual Schismatic groups, which claim jurisdiction, etc. and this also includes Orthodox groups and Old Catholics.