On a serious note I do agree with caution with the internet and naturally not everything is true but taking the past few days, the SSPX are now advertising Ecclesia Dei ordinations or encouraging faithful to go to Novus Ordo. Their own websites are advertising this.
Yes, there has to be a programme of liberalism by stealth and a gradual converging of various Rome-friendly trads for the Society to show that it was no longer antagonistic and reactionary.
Hence, the PR exercises, the consolidation of power in the hands of pro-agreement members, the new showpiece forward-looking seminary being built as part of its expected Opus Dei-style reconstruction ...... and the expulsion of the old guard!
Same old, same old.
It seems to me the new Virgina seminary foundation is the "concrete"
evidence of the LONG TERM COMMITMENT of the ExSPX to this newly
That is to say, it is a newness that is not reformable. It is a substantial
When a man undergoes substantial change it means he has died.
Fr. Pfeiffer has a bit of experience with construction and he went so
far as to say that the materials being used at the new seminary are
substandard. He said the concrete is junk, the rebar is undersized,
and the construction contractors are not reputable. They are cheating
the Society by overcharging for things, and the stupid officials who
ought to be noticing these things are turning a blind eye.
So the forecast is that NOTHING GOOD will ever likely come of this new
boondoggle, this white elephant, this albatross and black hole of a
project. The Newchurch is like a dying old man lying out flat on the
street, says Fr. Girouard of the report from the Dutch re-branding
company with the forgettable Flemish name. Yet here we have however
many millions of dollars being spent on an enormously expensive-to-
upkeep complex that is designed to house seminary students from the
local dioceses as well as ExSPX students, even while the local dioceses
are DYING OFF, according to the report upon which this Wedding
Cake (Victor Emmanuel II monument in Rome) monster is