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Saturday, February 6, 2010

SSPX Says Protest Against FSSP Chapel In Mexico is Justified!

Update.  Feb 6th, 2:20PM. This story grows more bizarre by the day.  Now the statement by the SSPX has been completely removed from their website! The link that I put below this morning is now gone. Maybe the higher ups realized that things were starting to look pretty bad. Hopefully the bishops of the SSPX will take care of these shenanigans and keep things moving along in the dialogue at the Vatican. 

Original post this morning below.

I really am taken back by the press release from the SSPX on this whole ordeal concerning the FSSP in Guadalajara, Mexico, where they disrupted a Mass by their loud protests and so forth. The SSPX admits that there was an SSPX priest present at the protest and they admit that there were at least 80 people outside the FSSP church during Mass. After dancing around the issue in the main body of their press release, they followed up with an addition at the bottom which reads,

"NB from USA District: the act of reparation made at the FSSP's chapel was justified (regardless of the priest's private disposition), because the Fraternity of St. Peter officially supports false ecumenism via their May Protocol."

So there you have it folks. Straight form the horses mouth. The SSPX have now officially claimed that the FSSP are supporting false Ecumenism!
Here is the link to their press release. Read it for yourself. As we can see, the story was not made up, and all the facts that have been presented thus far in my first article have been corroborated by eyewitnesses and the SSPX themselves. Below is a picture of the FSSP Chapel where the protest happened.

4 comments:

Sean said...

Matthew wrote, "and all the facts that have been presented thus far in my first article have been corroborated by eyewitnesses and the SSPX themselves."

Matthew, that's not true at all. Take another look at the SSPX statement on the event, particularly the part about how the SSPX folks did not spraypaint the church.

The SSPX point about the FSSP's complicit silence in the face of modernist errors is valid. The modern errors need to be publicly condemned. These aren't mere opinions about secondary topics; the Faith itself is under direct attack by Church members themselves.

Abp. Lefebvre, on Sept. 6, 1990:
“'After all, we must be charitable, we must be kind, we must not be divisive, after all, they are celebrating
the Tridentine Mass, they are not as bad as everyone says’ – but
they are betraying us! They are shaking hands with the Church’s destroyers, with people holding modernist and liberal ideas condemned by the Church. So they are doing the devil’s work.”

Matthew Bellisario said...

Why the sudden removal of their statement for their official North American Website?

Andrew W said...

Sean wrote: "The SSPX point about the FSSP's complicit silence in the face of modernist errors is valid. The modern errors need to be publicly condemned."

Sean, have you ever attended an FSSP chapel? I have met and gotten to know several FSSP priests, and I have never met one who is silent about the errors of modernism, either from pulpit or in private. These are priests who teach, preach, and practice the Catholic faith, in its entirety. Perhaps you overlooked or didn't read the homily given at the Mass that the SSPX foolishly chose to protest at. I would suggest you go read it.

Also, Matthew never said the SSPX themselves spraypainted the church, and this event was placed into the proper context. It is important to realize that when the SSPX showed up for their protest, the paint was still fresh on the wall.

At what point do you think it would have been wise for the SSPX priest to say "well, maybe a protest isn't the best of ideas?" Perhaps it was when the FSSP priest explained the point of the Mass and rosary in a personal correspondence to the society priest? Perhaps it was when he arrived with lay people and found the fresh graffiti? Or perhaps it was time to throw in the towel when the priest personally came out to explain that they were mistaken during their loud protest at the Mass, and should rather come in and join them in assisting at Mass and the rosary in reparation for the acts of false ecumenism that were going on all around?

Sorry, but in my opinion this looks bad all around for this SSPX priest and their faithful.

I do give them credit for taking down the web page. That was the right thing to do, rather than try to defend what has taken place in Mexico.

Don Paco said...

A second flyer handed out that night (by the SSPX protesters) was scanned and posted here:

http://iteadthomam.blogspot.com/2010/02/second-flyer-from-sspx-attack-against.html

And the FSSP priests' response to flyer (and the the protest in general) is here:

http://iteadthomam.blogspot.com/2010/02/fr-romanoski-fssp-responds-to-sspx.html