Fr Cekada posted the following
His own observationshttp://z10.invisionfree.com/Ignis_Ardens/index.php?showtopic=10172
This makes some interesting points. The bottom line seems to be: The bottom line: Bp. Fellay will win the internal power struggle over the accord; even though there has been vocal internal opposition, if +Fellay signs, few members will leave; the various zig-zags of the past few weeks were merely a way of preparing people for the accord, which is more or less a done deal.
Then the link he makes reference to. (French)http://tradinews.blogspot.com/2012/07/spo-...s-rebelles.html
My own view is this General Chapter will be a non event and a deal is inevitable. It's a matter of time. The deal appears off for now but Father Cekada is correct in some ways.
The majority of priests stationed in Ireland are pro-agreement. Few members will leave.Few laity will leave for two reasons.
Firstly, we are dealing with very small numbers. Some Irish chapels have a few dozen people attending. The SSPX have lost chapels in Ireland instead of gaining chapels.
Secondly, people have attended these chapels for decades and invested thousands of punt and now euro. They will hardly give them up without a fight. It will be inevitable if a deal is signed, Diocesan Bishops will be brought in for confirmations etc etc.
It is beyond doubt the SSPX have been preparing the flock for a deal.
Ireland has been a country that has suited both Indult (Summorum Pontificum) and the SSPX. No real Independent chapels have emerged.
The SSPX need to remain independent of Rome and local Bishops. To be absorbed into NewChurch would mean all their apostolate would of been in vain.
It's worrying to think of a scenario of the likes of Bishop Williamson being expelled yet some pro-sodomite Bishop, a self style 'friend of the extra ordinary form' being brought in to a Society chapel for confirmations.