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What are we to think of the Society of St. Pius X?
(Based on ‘What are we to think of the Fraternity of St. Peter?’)

Source: http://archives.sspx.org/SSPX_FAQs/ q13_fraternity_of_st_peter.htm

The Fraternity of St Peter

In practice, the priests of the Fraternity, having recourse to a Novus Ordo bishop willing to permit the traditional rites and willing to ordain their candidates, they are forced to abandon the fight against the new religion which is being installed:

 

- they reject the Novus Ordo Missae only because it is not their “spirituality” and claim the traditional Latin Mass only in virtue of their “charism” acknowledged them by the pope,

 

- they seek to ingratiate themselves with the local bishops, praising them for the least sign of Catholic spirit and keeping quiet on their modernist deviations (unless perhaps it is a question of a diocese where they have no hopes of starting up), even though by doing so they end up encouraging them along their wrong path, and

 

note, for example, the Fraternity’s whole hearted acceptance of the (New) Catechism of the Catholic Church (question 14), acceptance of Novus Ordo professors in their seminaries, and blanket acceptance of Vatican II’s orthodoxy (question 6).

 

They are therefore Conciliar Catholics and not Traditional Catholics.

 

This being so, attending their Mass is:

 

- accepting the compromise on which they are based,

 

- accepting the direction taken by the Conciliar Church and the consequent destruction of the Catholic Faith and practices, and

 

- accepting, in particular, the lawfulness and doctrinal soundness of the Novus Ordo Missae and Vatican II.

 

That is why a Catholic ought not to attend their Masses.

Source: Common Sense.

The Society of St Pius X

Although having their own auxiliary bishops thanks to the courage and foresight of their founder, their own desire for respectability in the eyes of the Novus Ordo bishops has led to them abandoning the fight against the new religion which is being installed:

 

- they reject the Novus Ordo Missae only be cause they see it as inferior to the Traditional Mass, not as something evil in itself, and they have admitted officially that it was “legitimately promulgated” by Paul VI,

 

- they seek to ingratiate themselves with the local bishops and Pope Francis, praising them for the least sign of Catholic spirit and keeping quiet on their modernist deviations (articles on their websites support the less liberal bishops against the more liberal ones), even though by doing so they end up encouraging them along their wrong path, and

note, for example, the Society’s promotion of Fr. Stanley Jaki’s modernist scriptural exegesis repackaged by Fr. Paul Robinson, their acceptance of the bogus covid vaccines and of course, their official acceptance of Vatican II’s teaching (Doctrinal Declaration, 2012)

 

Therefore they are Conciliar Catholics and not Traditional Catholics.

 

This being so, attending their Mass is:

 

- accepting the compromise on which they are based,

 

- accepting the direction taken by the Con ciliar Church and the consequent destruction of the Catholic Faith and practices, and

 

- accepting, in particular, the lawfulness and doctrinal soundness of the Novus Ordo Missae and Vatican II.

 

That is why a Catholic ought not to attend their Masses.

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