Nevertheless, I recommend you listen to Father's sermon. His "Yes yes, No no" manner of preaching is hard to gainsay. I certainly wouldn't call any of it rash judgment or idle gossip.
I'm not fond of Fr. Couture's letter. It's the latest installment from the Powers That Be, which always has the same theme: Pay, Pray, and Obey. He implies that those against an agreement are necessarily acting on emotion. He also implies that any criticism of the Agreement or Bishop Fellay must necessarily be rash judgment or rumor -- that nothing said could possibly be a rational analysis of the facts. Personally, I don't believe that assessment of the "anti-Accordistas" is very charitable.
I like to give Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer some credit. He's been an SSPX priest for many years, and I wouldn't make rash assumptions about his spiritual life. He has suffered more for Christ than either of us...
When I see propaganda, subtle politics, and character assassination, I feel like I'm watching CNN, and dealing with the White House, not Menzingen. Something is horribly wrong.
I also find it interesting that so many Accordistas use primarily the "Argument of Authority". For example, appealing to Fr. Couture's letter, while ignoring Fr. Pfeiffer's sermon. They're both priests, no? And why appeal to Bishop Fellay, while ignoring the sober, substantial warnings of the other THREE Bishops? True, Bishop Fellay is the Superior General, but considering the SSPX raison d'etre is lawful disobedience of the Pope...If we can resist the Pope "to the face", who has the promise of infallibility, why not Bishop Fellay, who has no such promise?
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