Michael J. MattTired of the Battle ?
Posted on TIA on 9/25/2012
Mr. Michael J. Matt
Editor, The Remnant
September 5, 2012
I just received your most recent Remnant and I was immediately drawn to the article of Mr. Brian McCall regarding the recent declaration of the SSPX. The article exudes a high respect and honor for the “good” Bishop Fellay who has succeeded in “unifying” the dissident attitude within the SSPX, which attitude was brought about due to his wish to have an agreement with Rome. The poor priests whom he is now disciplining for having the courage to speak out against what they saw as an attack on their last 40 years efforts are bearing the brunt of Bishop Fellay’s actions. I assure you that there are a good many SSPX’ers [particularly us older ones] who are not too happy about the course of events. I would ask that you include in your next Remnant the most recent Eleision comments from Bishop Williamson. For example he says:
“The first 'essential requirement' is freedom for the Society to teach the unchanging truth of Catholic Tradition, and to criticize those responsible for the errors of modernism, liberalism and Vatican II. Well and good. But notice how the Chapter’s vision has changed from that of Archbishop Lefebvre. No longer 'Rome must convert because Truth is absolute', but now merely 'The SSPX demands freedom for itself to tell the Truth.' Instead of attacking the conciliar treachery, the SSPX now wants the traitors to give it permission to tell the Truth? O, what a fall was there!”
When Rome asked Bishop Fellay to come talk, many of us felt he had an obligation to do so but that he would tell the Roman authorities that no agreement can be made unless and until Rome acknowledges that Vat II IS the problem in the Church, the documents contain serious errors and the New Mass is an abomination and hateful in God’s eyes!
How can we now act as though it can be possible to have an agreement with Rome which today is the enemy of the true traditional Catholic Faith? In my younger days, the Jesuits would write and not concern themselves with how nice they were but how truthful their case was. Do we now just write what sounds nice? A Pope once said, "It is better that scandal arise than the truth be concealed!"
I’m sorry but I do not feel that Bishop Fellay is working for the betterment of the faith.