Some say the SSPX hasn't changed, that it's still +Lefevbre's fighting machine for the Catholic Faith against the evils of Modernism and the modern world.
Others say that a large portion of the SSPX, including many priests and all of the leadership, has opened itself to liberalism and the modern world -- especially Vatican II -- and is on a firm path towards reconciliation with UNCONVERTED modernist Rome.
Who is right? ARRRRRGHHHH!
(I know who is right, but I'm just playing the confused layman here. Bear with me...)
So how can I determine where God's truth lies?
Well, I can open my eyes. Keep them open. Look at a thousand clues, and I should be able to figure it out. For example, this experiment.
If the SSPX hasn't changed, it shouldn't have a problem with promoting the reign of Christ the King, right?
I posted this video of Fr. Zendejas singing "Viva Cristo Rey" in Connecticut on two Facebook groups.
Traditional Catholics in Support of the Latin Tridentine Mass
The SSPX Faithful moderator removed my post within 10 seconds.
The other group had much more favorable results.
Here are the comments SO FAR:
9 people like this.
Javier Ruiz IV - Martyr Ezequiel Huerta composed the hymn and sung it until the firing squad shot him, he was my great granny´s neighbour and his family is very dear to mine.
17 hrs · Like · 1
Matthew - There's nothing more Catholic than to want Christ to reign over human society as King -- for His Law to be supreme, not just over Catholics in Church on Sunday, but over the whole world. It all belongs to Him. That's why I love this hymn.
16 hrs · Like · 1
Matthew - If it weren't for the Cristeros, we'd have a Communist country right below Texas. Need I point out, we owe the Cristeros a great debt of gratitude for keeping Mexico Catholic!
16 hrs · Like · 1
Javier Ruiz IV - and they fought with all human odds against them, the federales had the support of the US govt. with weapons, planes and pilots bombing them, and still the Cristeros won almost every battle with the aid of God.
16 hrs · Unlike · 2
Juan Montemayor Del Rosario - My family surprised me singing this at my Confirmacion party. They knew how much I loved the movie.
13 hrs · Like · 1
Mary Jo McGee Anderson - Beautiful!!!!
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So the mainstream "Traditional Catholics" love the hymn, and are being edified by it,
where the SSPX group is letting their HATRED of Fr. Zendejas overrule the glory that would be given to God by each person who watched this video.
I'm sorry, but it looks like the SSPX has been bitten by ... something.
At the very least, I can conclude from this experiment that the SSPX is being overcome by politics and sectarianism at the moment. The old SSPX I knew would embrace anything promoting the reign of Christ the King.
And this video has NOTHING about the Resistance in it, except for images of the priests involved. The only Resistance in this video is Cristero resistance to Masonry and Communism!
But since this video of Fr. Zendejas is something so POSITIVE, and casts him in a positive light, it might upset the SSPX War Machine department which is trying to cast Fr. Zendejas as the devil himself. It goes against their political goals. Hence the video is not welcome.