Note that the announcement comes from the secular press, and not the SSPX.
The SSPX rejoices to tell the world about its makeover which is winning them acceptance.
But it’s own people, it does not inform, to preserve the illusion of continuity, even as the whole ship slides quietly into worldly conciliarism.
Note also the clever strategy the US District implements by handling outreach with the dioceses directly itself, rather than delegating it to the local SSPX pastors:
In this way, plausible deniability is afforded them: Should they ever be asked if they received orders from their superiors to obtain a diocesan delegation, the local priest can honestly respond, “I have never been given any such order.”
And to keep that conscience clean and quiet, it is not even clear the local pastors are aware of their superiors’ activities.
One more important insight nobody is commenting on:
Recall that the pastoral guidelines suppose as the norm the marriage having the consents witnessed by a “fully regular” priest, whereas a delegation to the SSPX priest represents the exception.
So, if Fr. Wegner and the US District are feverishly contacting all the US dioceses, in an attempt to make the new exception the de facto norm, and are currently in negotiations with 40 of them, what does that mean with regard to the other 160? Are they refusing to play ball?
Probably not. A smart modernist will continue to give the delegations to the SSPX, to build a psychology of dependence upon and around the process.
Gradually, the thought of performing a marriage without one will become a horrifying thought for an SSPX priest (as confessions based upon ecclesia supplet are now becoming), and by that time, coupled with more and more SSPX-diocesan interaction, the laity will no longer be shocked when the conciliar priest pays a visit to the SSPX chapel.
After all, what objection could any SSPX priest or faithful have, if Fr Pagliarani has already fully inserted the Society into the conciliar church?