I'm quite offended they have turned the SSPX into a brand and a business.
Yes, Remember in Fr. Rostand's "Christmas appeal", he said that he was going to "update" their image? Well here it is:
"...Rest assured, dear faithful, that our commitment to combating Modernism in the Church remains rock solid! The good news is that we have more opportunities than ever to influence the direction of the Church by educating those who are misinformed about the work and nature of the SSPX.
One of our primary initiatives for 2013 is to continue to improve our public relations and media communications apostolate. You may have noticed over the past year that The Angelus and the Regina Coeli Report now have harmonized visual styles. The new website for the U.S. District will continue this move towards a common theme. This is important because it ties together the various media we use to communicate and presents a unified image.
We're focusing on all means of communication, including newsletters, flyers, email, videos, press releases, granting more print and digital interviews and, of course, the Society's website, which serves as a beacon of timely news, information, and a repository of interesting articles. Our website averaged over 5,000 visitors each day in 2012! These visitors came to get information - to read and watch and listen to our reasons for holding fast to Tradition. Without our website, more than 5,000 people each day would be vulnerable to rumors and falsehoods spread by our detractors.
Our attention to media has yielded other victories for us as well. One recent success was the Angelus Press interview series with me this summer which proved quite popular and aided us in setting the record straight regarding the discussions with Rome. These video interviews subsequently were linked to a number of Catholic and non-Catholic news organizations, which further spread our message and helped quiet the distracting din of rumors.
Because the District Office invests in these programs, we operate under heavy financial constraints, and your support is vital to safeguarding our future. Since we do not operate chapels and schools directly, we rely on the support of voluntary donations sent directly to the District Office.
This is why I am writing to ask you for your financial help this Christmas season."
So let’s see their new “Traditional Catholic” image on their new sspx.org website: http://www.sspx.org/
In first appearance, I am struck to see the distracting MODERN art on the overlay of their homepage; yup, MODERN art overlays on a Traditional Catholic website; that’s some “updating”. Seems to be in similar spirit of “updating” as like the new Cathedral in Fatima, or at Lourdes. Is this updating also from that pagan PR firm that Fr. Rostand is ponying up to?
Instead of “distortions”, what happened to “attractions” with using something of the Beauty of God’s creation, or of our Lady, the Madonna, or any other traditional art? Anything but Modern adaptions. Who are they trying to attract by this? And of what spirit are they trying to “kick” out of the door?
So, Pagan PR firm - Updating - New Catholic image - Modern art - Need to go along to get along.
Where have we heard that before?