I wanted to make a quick post on the SSPX and the former Ecclesia Dei Communities vis-a-vis the Bergoglian attacks on the Mass. Knowing me, it won’t be that quick, but still.
Recently, the SSPX Superior General published a talk noting, after some remarks to the effect that there are many fine people in these communities and he feels sorry for them, that the Ecclesia Dei priests are suffering the results of their own poor decision-making. See, he notes, this proves the SSPX position is the only one that works.
No mention was made in this talk about how at least one such Ecclesia Dei community has not buckled under the unjust and illegal order of the odious Cardinal Cupich, but has (so far) bravely and resolutely continued to do exactly as it has done and celebrate the Mass of the Ages. No mention either was made how that same community has maintained recourse to the pre-1955 books that even Archbishop Lefebvre compromised on when he staked his defense of tradition (note: this is not a cut-down– I understand why he made that choice and I have zero criticism of this brave man’s actions in the face of great evil). No mention was made either that this same community, which so many of Fr. Pagliarani’s faithful have predicted to me personally would fold like a cheap tent, has not compromised on the Mass and (as of yet anyway) shows no sign of doing so.
Maybe a better article would have been for Fr. Pagliarani to stand with his beleaguered fellow Catholics and urge them to stand firm, with the prayerful support of the SSPX. Maybe he could wait until these communities are actually obliterated, crushed or otherwise devastated before beginning their post mortem?
(An aside: You might, dear reader, turn the tables and ask where the support was during olden times from the Ecclesia Dei people to the SSPX. A fair point, which I address in two ways. First, many of us did so support them. Some of you may or may not remember that this particular blogger did stand up for the SSPX on a number of occasions, for example, when a local SSPX pilgrimage was locked out of the Shrine of Our Lady of Starkenburg after walking many a weary pilgrim mile. I said then it was an outrage and a lack of charity. There have been other occasions. But, secondly, those of us who failed in charity and solidarity then were wrong just as those who now so fail are wrong.)
There are many ways to testify to the Faith and Sacraments, and to be loyal to Christ Our King. Some are firebrands. Some are quiet. Some speak. Some do. Any can be, and all should be, resolute in their commitment to the Mass handed down by our forefathers in the Faith and developed under the guidance of the Holy Ghost for more than a millenium.
And yet, and yet, the SSPX acknowledges Bergoglio as pope, just the other traditional groups have openly or tacitly done. The Ecclesia Dei-type communities have been in his crosshairs from early days. But Bergoglio has shown some of his famous Francismercy to the SSPX over the last several years. One wonders whether this has any effect on Fr. Pagliarani’s public support of the deathvaxx, for instance. Perhaps not. But if the other communities are crushed, and there is but one place left to go, how long before the SSPX and all who attend are “excommunicated” by the man they acknowledge as pope?
Well, if only someone would ask Father, now that he has been summoned to Rome for an audience with the Bergoglio himself.
Until the papacy/antipapacy question is squarely addressed by supporters of tradition, Bishop, priest, and lay, we all have a glaring logical and practical weakness in resisting Bergoglio’s evil diktats. Sure, even if he is pope we can rest assured that assisting at the timeless Mass is our right, but the problem solves itself cleanly (logically-speaking) if he is determined not to ever have been pope, because, you see– WE ALREADY HAVE ONE AND IT IS A ONE-MAN JOB.
I hate to reference a Freemason like Benjamin Franklin, but friends, we all must hang together, or we shall certainly hang separately.
Time is wasting.