The Catholic Church has experienced more human frailty than one could believe, and yet she still survives to this day (the precise manner of Her existence today is open for debate, I suppose)
Has anyone out there forgotten that the SSPX is nothing more, and nothing less, than a mere branch of the Catholic Church? Does anyone labor under the delusion that the SSPX has an exclusive 100-year contract with God to be the leader and spokes-organization of Catholic Tradition?
No, I think +Williamson is right. The SSPX will be blessed by God as long as She is faithful to the Truth. Once she compromises, she will be cast out like salt that has lost its savor.
When people make sweeping statements like "the SSPX can be liturgically careless", "Some SSPX priests are worldly" do they realize just how meaningless those statements are?
Do they actually think it reflects *in any way* on the organization? If they do, I have to tell them some bad news, preferably with them sitting down. The Catholic Church must not be the true religion, because whatever faults you have observed in SSPX priests I could point out in countless diocesan priests from tre year 100 all the way to 1950.
Some people have a hang-up with perfection in an organization filled with humans (WHY I ask -- what organization of humans has ever been in the same ballpark as "perfect"?) They tend to be scandalized about an entire organization when they meet a faulty member.
It is very emotional, personal, and feminine. (Sorry, ladies. I don't mean it as an insult)
Women are more people-oriented. They are more interested in personalities and people. They are also more interested in practicality and details. Men are more interested in abstract ideas and principles. That is simply how God made the sexes different. I have no complaint with God's design.
When SSPX priests fall, it is no MORE surprising or LESS surprising than when it happened to some Irish priest in the 1850's. Or a French priest in the 1600's. Or a Roman priest in the 400's.
I think we need to remind ourselves once in a while about the big picture.