Here is another contradictory article from sspx.org: "New SSPX chapel at DC".http://www.sspx.org/chapel_news/rockville_md_3-11-2013.htm
Fr. Rostand is announcing he is opening a new Chapel without the local Bishop's approval - claiming: Supplied Jurisdiction.
However, didn't we hear in Fr. Rostand's Post Falls conference, in order to sway us, that it was "prudent" to be under the local (conciliar) Bishop when questioned about one of the 6-conditions from the 2012 General Chapter? And in that, he said that it was "prudent" to let the Local (conciliar) Bishop have a say so in the opening of any new chapels?
Or, is it really just a new excuse this time to set up a new chapel to draw people away from Fr. Ringrose...and the sanity of the Truth?
The Article follows:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------New SSPX chapel at DC
The United States District is pleased to announce the opening of a new mission in the Washington, D.C. area, St. Pius X Chapel in Rockville, Maryland to be precise.
The opening of a new SSPX "Mass center" often leads to the question: what gives the Society permission to open a church without the local bishop's approval. So here we take the opportunity here to reproduce some words of Archbishop Lefebvre on this very issue, which rests on the faithful calling upon the District Superior - Fr. Arnaud Rostand - to assist them supernaturally, and thus fulfill not only the SSPX's mission, but that of the Church's highest law: the salvation of souls.
...the district superiors are given a territory which is theirs and who, as far as they can, go to the help of the souls calling for them. For these souls have the right to have the sacraments and the Truth, the right to be saved. And, so we go to their help, and it is the appeal of these souls which grants us the right, as foreseen by Canon Law, to minister to them.
And as in 1981, these words of Archbishop Lefebvre continue to apply:
On the other hand, it is a joy to see, and we thank God, that traditional works, both of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X and of other groups, are expanding in a way that is inexplicable in purely human terms. It is also consoling and encouraging to observe the ever closer relationship between these courageous efforts and the Society.
As you know, we never wanted to consider ourselves leaders in this renewal of the Church and this resistance to the revolution in the Church. But in proportion as our major seminaries multiply, and our priories, our schools, our retreat houses, thanks be to God, so our priests are multiplying and will multiply much more from 1983 on. It is natural that the great hope represented by these young priests should win the confidence of all traditionalist endeavors: religious men and women, active and contemplative, and secular priests feel the need to graft themselves onto this vigorous stock, full of faith and truth and grace, deeply rooted in the Tradition of twenty centuries of the Church.
The close relationship between the Faith and the apostolate seems to me very important for the future of the Church. We wish to work with absolute confidence in Divine Providence, which will arrange some day for the Sovereign Pontiff to recognize the incomparable benefit of all these works and to thank God for them. No valid argument can compel us to break our relationship with the Pope. Rather, many irrefutable reasons compel us to remain united to him as successor of Peter; moreover, this makes our protests and our refusals more effective and more just. This does not lessen in the slightest our attachment to Tradition. By our esteem for the successor of Peter we measure the impossibility of finding any contradiction in the Voice of Peter.
Thus in the middle of great turmoil, which draws the wrath of God on humanity, we press on, serenely confident in God, with our work of restoring the Church: in breadth, to be sure, by multiplying happy endeavors at reconstruction; but above all in depth, by the holiness which is the "good odor of Christ," rising up to God like the sacrifice of Abel, and drawing down upon us the blessings of God.
Presently Mass is being offered once a month in a hotel room in Rockville, the priest coming from St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota.
St. Pius X Chapel
410-718-8863 | 410-750-7307 | e-mail
Crown Plaza Washington, DC - Rockville Hotel
3 Research Court
Rockville, MD 20850
Mass 9:30 (after Mass catechism of the Church crisis) on these Sundays:
1 One Year after the Consecrations: An Interview with Archbishop Lefebvre (1989).
2 Archbishop Lefebvre, Letter to Friends and Benefactors, March 1981.