The modernist-leaning SSPX major superiors just finished a meeting. In the resulting communiqué, Bishop Fellay says:

The purpose of the Society of Saint Pius X is chiefly the formation of priests, the essential condition for the renewal of the Church and for the restoration of society.

(Emphasis added.)

No one—not even Cardinal Kasper (one of Rome’s most rabid modernists)—could object to this goal! Notice the N-SSPX says nothing about forming priests to fight modernism and to battle the evils of the conciliar church. That is because the “new” SSPX now wants to form priests in partnership with Pope Francis and the conciliar church.

As the N-SSPX recently explained:

If the Pope is really thinking of a canonical structure [for the SSPX] ... we could work together, according to our vocation, to the formation of a new generation of priests ....

Catholic Candle note: Fr. Franz Schmidberger (who made this proposal) is the former superior general of the SSPX, former district superior of the SSPX German District and a former SSPX seminary founder. He is currently rector of the SSPX seminary in Germany.

The communiqué continues:

In the great and painful confusion that currently reigns in the Church, the proclamation of Catholic doctrine requires the denunciation of errors that have made their way into it and are unfortunately encouraged by a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself.

Even Cardinal Kasper would agree that there is “painful confusion” in the Church and even he denounces “errors” (as he sees them). Notice the N-SSPX says nothing about the poison of liberalism and the plague of modernism and nothing about the thousands of deadly errors of Vatican II. Notice also that the N-SSPX says nothing about the pope being a modernist and teaching modernism. The cowardly N-SSPX says only that the pope “encourages” unspecified “errors” which have somehow “made their way” [who knows how?] into the human element of the Church.

As a remedy, the N-SSPX says it seeks the support of a Pope who concretely favors the return to Sacred Tradition. In this way, the N-SSPX shares the goal of the so-called “conservative” wing of the conciliar revolution. Those so-called “conservatives”, also, “favor” a “return to” tradition—because they nostalgically prefer it or wish that “tradition” would “find its place” within the conciliar church’s pantheon of errors.

The N-SSPX says it prays to strengthen the pope—implying that the pope correctly holds the truths of the Catholic Faith but is too timid to speak his mind! Of course, the truth is that Pope Francis is deservedly well-known for boldly speaking his mind on everything (to the detriment of the Church).

Here are Bishop Fellay’s words:

The Society of Saint Pius X prays and does penance for the Pope, that he might have the strength to proclaim Catholic faith and morals in their entirety. In this way he will hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that we earnestly desire as we approach the centennial of the apparitions in Fatima.

Bishop Fellay says that the pope’s supposed timidity (lack of strength) causes him to fail to proclaim the Catholic Faith and morals “in their entirety”. Suppose a person makes a statement which is almost completely correct—but not quite—we might say that his statement was not true in its entirety. But if a person’s statement contains far more errors than truth, it minimizes his errors to say his statement was “not entirely true”—as if there were some small, single error. This is like saying that “Modernism is not true in its entirety”.

Surely Bishop Fellay is the Master of Minimizing—trying to make Pope Francis look acceptable and someone with whom he can make a deal! The N-SSPX’s naïve narrative is predictable: When Pope Francis recognizes the SSPX, the SSPX [hopes it] will be able to give him support to make him strong enough to “proclaim Catholic faith and morals in their entirety”. Thus, the SSPX thinks that strengthening a wolf in sheep’s clothing (the pope) will make him a good and worthy shepherd.

Lastly, Bishop Fellay promotes another error too, viz., about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. He makes the false assertion that by proclaiming the “Catholic Faith and morals in their entirety”, the pope will “hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart”.

The truth is that Our Lady assures us that Her Immaculate Heart will inexorably triumph when Russia is consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart. In other words, nothing can prevent this triumph once Russia is consecrated.

On the other hand, the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart will not occur until this consecration, which will occur when matters are most desperate (the desperateness having increased with the current N-SSPX’s betrayal).

The pope beginning to teach the truth, is a crucial consequence of this consecration, which will only occur after it has been performed. It is impossible for major improvements to occur (like the pope beginning to teach the Faith) without the consecration occurring first and causing them. In other words, Our Lady’s triumph will have many good components and they will not occur until the consecration.

If, while Our Lord was on earth, He cured a blind man whose sight already began improving on the day before he is cured by Our Lord, it would seem that Our Lord’s cure was merely part of the improvement which was already begun. Our Lord does not work this way! Likewise, God would not begin the improvements which bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart before the pope consecrates Russia (and Bishop Fellay’s communiqué is silent about the pope’s duty to do this).

Let us pray for the N-SSPX priests and bishops—both for those promoting such an ineffective and liberal “solution” to the conciliar revolution, and those justifying (their own) silence and inaction against it.