SSPX Continues their Dissent?

by Steve Ray on June 24, 2009

SSPX will proceed with ordinations despite Vatican warning
The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has indicated that the group will go forward with priestly ordinations despite a warning from the Vatican that the ceremonies would be “illegitimate.” Bishop Bernard Fellay told <i>Die Presse</i> that only the German bishops saw the ordinations as “a provocation.” In spite of the cautionary statement from the Holy See, he claimed: “In Rome, there is sympathy for these ordinations.”

Three points on the recent SSPX ordinations
Ed Peters writes: I thought lifting the SSPX excommunications was meant to bring them closer to Catholic unity; instead, it seems to confirm their drifting more distant.
Read why here:

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J Gryn June 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Steve, I disagree. I believe that it was understood that, as the talk with the SSPX continue, they will continue their work, both sacramental and non, for the salvation of souls. The ordinations are illicit, but, until the canonical problem can be solved, the SSPX needs to continue on as normal. I don’t think this was unexpected for Rome, and I don’t see anything in their declaration about it that condemns it. It is a necessary evil. The SSPX cannot rush into a fabricated canonical state prior to the doctrinal talks, and keeping all their seminarians indefinitely unordained would be tantamount to suicide. Those who oppose this ordination are, in my opinion, being unreasonable.

Jae June 29, 2009 at 1:34 AM

It only boils down to obedience with the authority. When I tried to defend the Catholic teachings with a protestant on Mary’s Immaculate Conception, Communion of Saints, Justification,. papacy etc. all fall down on the subject of authority.

This is the root cause of protestantism, they couldn’t accept authority

How could you show God you are being obedient to His Will when you can not even follow the authority which He established.

Romans 13:1-2

“Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established by God. Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves.”

Comment: This passage should be frightening to those who do not submit to the Authority of the Church. When Christ founded the Church and commissioned its leaders, he granted them the authority necessary to fulfill its mission.

Some more: Hebrews 13:17, 1 Timothy 3:15, Ephesians 3:4-6.

Every Blessings!

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