WHAT is this thread about?
I think this is an excellent question. As usual, hugeman goes right to the elephant in the middle of the room. Good job!
The OP asked about Fr. Gruner and then every subsequent post is all about whether anyone knows of a specific priest who takes flights from two or more locations every Sunday to say 3 Masses.
One thing's for sure: Fr. Gruner doesn't fly like that, so how is the second question relevant to the Thread Title???
Is Father Gruner aligned with the Resistance?
I think Father Gruner is on his own team. I doubt he has any animosity towards the mainstream SSPX or the resistance SSPX and I doubt that he would want to publicly take sides since his extensive mailing/donor list probably includes people in both camps.
Fr. Gruner has to balance a lot of factors. The majority of his subscribers are those who are loyal to their local diocese. When he first got started he provided NovusOrdo services to those who prefered that, but he always used only the first edition of 1970 (I think it was), and never any of the later corruptions (as if that wasn't "corrupt" enough) -- but it was another priest who offered that mass, not Fr. Gruner. This was the way he did his conferences for years and years, up to and beyond 1999. As for himself, he always offered the Canonized Traditional Latin Mass exclusively, although he might have said a few NovusOrdo liturgies in the first few years or whatever. You'd have to ask him about that.
Since the greatest support he has is among NovusOrdo Catholics who love Our Lady and the Rosary and the Fatima message, he has seen fit to not preach against the Newmass, but he provides the consistent example of only offering the CTLM himself. I have no doubt but that this is a great penance for him.
He does not parade the term "Canonized" like I do. But he does not disagree with its use, because it was in fact canonized in Quo Primum
Has Catholic Family News made any public pronouncements on the matter of the SSPX/Resistance schism? I frequently receive free copies (for reasons I do not understand) and I don't recall seeing any articles discussing the issue, though I have not seen every edition since the Letter of the Three Bishops was published.
The subscription practices of CFN are a lot like those of the Crusader, but CFN at least offers the PRETENSE of charging some kind of rate for it.
CFN has been conspicuously slow in recognizing the liberal slide of the Society. This is no doubt due to the same thing Fr. Gruner faces, in that the majority of CFN paying subscribers are sympathetic to the wiles of Menzingen and blind to the foibles of +Fellay. If John Vennari were to print those words he would get an avalanche of hate mail like he has never seen. He already gets a lot from those who criticize his comments regarding the Modernism of Pope Francis.
As you say, since the Letter of the Three Bishops and +Fellay's reaction, there has been no "conversion" in the product known as CFN, even if there has been some objective reflection in the mind of its editor. Mr. Vennari faces a lot of the same problems that Fr. Gruner does. Which is more important? Write what you know is the message that Catholics need to hear because it is really happening, or, stay in business?
Because it's glaringly possible that you simply cannot have both at the same time.
I've been trying for years to find out whether "Fr. Gruner" is indeed a priest?
I noticed you put a question mark there, at the end of that sentence, which is not inherently a question, therefore, your choice of punctuation is rather revealing, don't cha know?
Maybe you should first figure out whether Padre Pio was really a priest!
Then, after that task is complete, research whether any of the thousands of claims of personal witness that A) he bilocated, B) he worked hundreds of miracles every day, C) he suffered the stigmata -- and yes, IT HURT, D) he was a holy
priest, E) he deserved to be canonized (whether or not you think he was in fact canonized is irrelevant in this exercise!), F) his remains were perhaps found to mysteriously have vanished from the grave leaving his robe and slippers just as they were on his body when he was buried, and last but not least, G) he had the gift of prophesy, and that not one of his prophesies ever was shown to be false or somehow conspicuously incomplete.
After all that, then maybe you might research the meeting that Fr. Gruner had with Padre Pio before he was even ordained. If you make it that far,
then, since you've been doing this "for years" already, you could ask yourself, "Ferdinand, if Padre Pio really had the gift of prophesy as thousands of still-living eyewitnesses attest he did, why would he have not warned the young Nicholas Gruner that his ordination one day would be questionable?"
You could have saved yourself a number of "years" by asking me this "question" a long time ago.
Alternatively, if you still refuse to think reasonably about Fr. Gruner, perhaps your devoted efforts would be better directed to some other topics, since you're manifestly incapable when it comes to this one.