St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople, Doctor of the Church:
I do not speak rashly, but as I feel and think., I do not think that many priests are saved but that those that perish are far more numerous. The reason is that the office requires a great soul. For there are many things to make a priest swerve from rectitude, and he requires great vigilance on every side. Do you not perceive how many qualities a bishop must have that he may be apt to teach; patient towards the wicked, firm and faithful in teaching the Word? How many difficulties herein. Moreover the loss of others is imputed to him. I need say no more. If but one dies without baptism, does it not entirely endanger his salvation? For the loss of one soul is so great an evil as no man can understand. If the salvation of one soul is of such importance that, for its sake, the Son of God became man and suffered so much, think of the penalty the loss of one soul will entail. (Third Homily, Acts of the Apostles)
Question from an SSPX priest - Do you think you are more holy than I a priest?
Answer from Last Tradhican (LT) - No sir, I do not think that I am holy at all.
Q SSPX Priest - What do you think of the priesthood?
A LT - I think of the priesthood today as I think of any profession: firemen, policemen, doctors, it is just a profession, a job, a place to make a living.
Q SSPX Priest - Do you think the same of the SSPX priests?
A LT - Yes I do, I have seen no difference, other than they work with the old mass and sacraments. They are just like the priest of say 1967, the year before the Novus Ordo, when all priests worked with the old mass and sacraments. All of the priests that went along with the Novus Ordo revolution, had been working with the old mass and sacraments.
Q SSPX Priest - Why do you think it is just a job for SSPX priests?
A LT - I think that it is just a job to them because of the way they behave, by their deeds it looks like it is just a job.
Q SSPX Priest - What is a priest who acts as if it were not "just a job" supposed to act for you to see them as real priests?
A LT - They should truly imbibe in the reality that St. John Chrysostom describes, that in going into the priesthood, they are jumping in front of a bullet for others, they are like soldiers going into a battle as canon fodder to save others, for the greater good. They should imbibe the fact that by choosing to go into the priesthood, they are infinitely imperiling their eternal salvation. Today scarcely any man goes into the priesthood with that actual, true mindset of St. John Chrysostom. Today, the SSPX priests are there for the status, prestige, job security and comforts that the priesthood brings, I call them comfort priests.
Q SSPX Priest - Do you have anything to add?
A LT - Yes, I know there are some priests in the SSPX that might have thought like St. John Chrysostom when they entered the seminary, but they have forgotten that since they have gone through the seminary and out into the world to live under the charge of comfort priests. I ask and pray for all of those priests to return to work as St. John Chrysostom priests rather than comfort priests.