In an amazing act of strong and courageous public admonishment Fr. Gerard Rusak
of the SSPX has leveled a blistering critique of the recently published book, The Realist Guide to Religion and Science
by fellow SSPX Priest Fr. Paul Robinson. It was actually published this month as a review on the SSPX website wherein the book is being advertised. Here is the link: https://angeluspress.org/products/the-realist-guide-to-religion-and-science
Once there simply click on Read 14 reviews
to see the actual review which I have pasted below.Failure to consider all the evidenceFather Gerard Rusak, FSSPX
, Nov 2018
While Father Robinson excels on philosophical points in the first six chapters of his book (1 star), he accepts the unproven hypotheses of the Big Bang (with its long ages needed for evolution) and he rashly embraces heliocentrism. Meanwhile, he brushes aside those who do not agree with him using insufficient arguments (see below). His interpretation of the Bible is more in accord with a liberal interpretation of Vatican II's Dei Verbum #11 rather than with the traditional teaching of the Church on the inerrant nature of Holy Scripture. This allows him to pick and choose among facts related in the book of Genesis and elsewhere in the Bible. He also ignores the longstanding the decrees of the Church against Galileo and the unanimous teaching of the Fathers of the Church these same questions. On these last issues, his insufficient arguments have been completely refuted by a book by Robert Sungenis: "Scientific Heresies and Their Effect on the Church" (564 pages).
I thank the Angelus Press in advance for posting this review and request them to add to their list of books the above book of Robert Sungenis so that both sides of the question may be heard. Or should they not wish to do so, to withdraw Father Robinson's book from sale from this their website.
I may add that I know other SSPX priests and faithful like myself who are shocked at the publication of this book for at least some if not all, of the above reasons.