R: So how do you solve this disagreement between the SSPX and Benedict XVI, considered scandalous by many?
Bishop Tissier: It is true that the SSPX is a "stumbling block" for those who resist the truth
(1 Peter 2: and this is good for the Church. If we were "reintegrated," we would, by that act, cease being the thorn in the side of the conciliar church, cease being a living reproach to the loss of faith in Jesus Christ, in His divinity, in His kingship.
I can see it already: there are narrow-minded critics who are just stuck in the
mindset that the SSPX is schismatic and needs to be "brought back into the
They'll take such quotes from the august +de Mallerais and say, "See! This proves
that he's outside the Church!" or whatever. Oh, remember LG 8 and all its
consequential rhetoric -- inside, outside, doesn't matter? It only matters for you
if you "stand fast :and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by
word or our epistle" (II Thes. ii. 14). If you're on the side of Saint Paul, that makes
you an outcast! Talk about diabolical disorientation!!
The good bishop probably left it out because he's tired of saying it over and over
again, as though the ammunition supply is dwindling because he feels like a
broken record. The point is that Rome has defected. Rome has lost the Faith.
Rome needs to convert.
Rome refuses to discuss doctrine.
Rome is the problem.
So long as Rome dances around the mulberry bush, pocket full of posies and
all that, so long as they find another one of the infinite excuses to NOT enter
into an honest discussion about what the Church teaches dogmatically and
how their actions over the past 50 years are in conflict with that, there will
be nothing good come of any discussions.
They have even spent the past 50 years trying to establish a new "tradition" of a
denial of the principle of non-contradiction, so as to circumvent any good outcome
of such a discussion on the basis that they don't have to act according to right
reason: their actions can be in conflict with Church dogma, and that's okay,
because it's traditional, the hermeneutic of continuity!
This mess is really beyond the capacity of any human being any more. We're
frankly out of bullets.
It's in God's hands. And he's never short of cartridges!
Rome will eat the Society Alive link removed
Fellay leads the SSPX "Over the Rainbow!" link removed