Post by Admin on Jun 26, 2020 13:22:56 GMT
Has anyone heard from the SSPX on the subject of Archbishop Viganò in the last few weeks to months?
There is an article from SSPX dated June 2, 2020, entitled Archbishop Viganò Goes Back to the Conciliar Causes of the Crisis that implies that they approve of him but when one reads the article, it really only republishes parts of Viganò's letters, but any conclusion or commentary is conspicuous by its absence. It neither approves nor disapproves.
Not a surprise really when one considers the 'great strides' the SSPX has made in paying obeisance to Conciliar Rome. It can hardly be seen now to backtrack to the position of Archbishop Lefebvre when it has come so far in abandoning it!
How can they applaud Archbishop Viganò for condemning Vatican II [as Archbishop Lefebvre did] when they are working so closely with the Conciliar products of that Council? Their article reprinting the words of Archbishop Viganò seems to be little more than a few crumbs passed out to placate the more traditional among the SSPX priests and laity. How far from Archbishop Lefebvre is the new Conciliar-SSPX? With what courage and fortitude did the Archbishop stand up for the truth, unafraid of the persecution that followed! We have not seen any semblance of such courage from the SSPX in many years. How little time it took for such a change to occur!
As was pointed out yesterday, in Don Felix Sarda y Salvany's book, Liberalism is a Sin, he writes:
On the borderland between the realms of light and darkness, the devil is most active and ingenious in detaining those who seem about to escape his snares, and he spares nothing to retain in his service a great number of people who would truly detest his infernal machinations if they only perceived them. His method, in the instance of persons infected with Liberalism, is to suffer them to place one foot within the domain of truth, provided they keep the other inside the camp of error. In this way they stand the victim of the devil's deceit and their own folly. In this way those whose consciences are not yet entirely hardened escape the salutary horrors of remorse; so the pusillanimous and the vacillating, who comprise the greater number of Liberals, avoid compromising themselves by pronouncing themselves such openly and squarely; so the shrewd and calculating (according to the measure of expediency -- how much time they will spend in each camp), manage to show themselves the friends and allies of both; so a man is enabled to administer an official and recognized palliative to his failings, his weaknesses and his blunders. It is the obscurity that arises from the indefiniteness of clearly defined principles of truth and error in the Liberalist's mind that makes him the easy victim of Satan.
I cannot recommend highly enough the excellent points Fr. Hewko brought up with the respect the SSPX and Archbishop Viganò in this recent sermon [after the 13:30 min mark if I recall correctly]!