Increasingly, the “new” SSPX aligns itself with the (so-called) “conservative” wing of the conciliar revolution by promoting their words which oppose certain positions of the more extreme revolutionaries.
example of this tactic is the “new” SSPX’s recent publication
of a reference list of seven quotes related to the Catholic teaching
The “new” SSPX explains that it publishes this list
order to assist the faithful looking what [sic] the Catholic Church,
up until recent times, taught firmly. Id.
There are three problems with what the N-SSPX says.
First, the “new” SSPX’s seven quotes are all from conciliar sources, such as two apostolic exhortations of Pope John Paul II, and also his (evil) new (1992) Catechism of the Catholic Church. Id.
This N-SSPX list does not contain any pre-Vatican II authorities and uses only “authorities” who are part of the conciliar revolution and who teach rank modernism. This SSPX tactic conditions its poor, blind followers to make judgments about the Faith in the same way that most conciliar Catholics do, viz., using only conciliar sources. The “new” SSPX’s message to its followers is clear: if you are unsure whether Pope Francis is teaching the truth, compare his teachings to (conciliar) authorities such as Pope John Paul II.
Although Pope John Paul II was a valid pope, his teachings were so very full of errors that no genuine Traditional Catholic would ever look to his words to determine what the Catholic Church teaches—as the “new” SSPX wants its followers to do. Instead, the only safe course is to first determine what the Catholic Church teaches and then determine whether Pope John Paul II contradicts the truth on the particular issue.1 Any faithful Catholic does not rely on Pope John Paul II to learn what the truth is!
By quoting Pope John Paul II to prove the truth, the “new” SSPX is as insidious as a person would be by quoting Martin Luther to prove the doctrine of transubstantiation. Although Luther does give some support for this doctrine,2 no faithful Catholic would ever use his “authority” because Luther is so full of grave errors. The same is true of Pope John Paul II.
Second, the (new) SSPX indicates that the Catholic Church currently does not teach firmly the truth She used to teach firmly.3 That is false!
The Catholic Church always firmly teaches the truth and never stops teaching it firmly! The truths of the Catholic Faith and morals never change. The Church’s firmness with which She teaches, also never changes.
If a leader (in the human element) of the Church teaches heresy, that merely means he is an unworthy shepherd and that he is teaching his own errors rather than the truth which the Catholic Church never ceases to teach firmly.
If the firmness of the Catholic Church’s teaching were to depend on the declarations of the modernist hierarchy (as the “new” SSPX asserts here about marriage), then the statements of that same modernist hierarchy would cause the Catholic Church to entirely stop teaching some dogmas (because the modernist hierarchy has stopped teaching those dogmas). That is false and heretical! In this, the “new” SSPX would agree with all modernists, who claim that past dogmas can cease to be taught by the Catholic Church.
the soft, weak “new” SSPX makes matters even worse
in the same article, by saying that the conciliar authorities it
to be at odds with some of the contents of Pope Francis’s
The “new” SSPX shows its weak condition by being unable to muster enough strength to simply declare that Pope Francis teaches error. Instead, the “new” SSPX timidly says that his words “appear to be at odds” with the seven quotes it gives from conciliar “authorities”! This fits with the “new” SSPX’s recent statement indicating that Pope Francis abides in the truth.
what the Catholic Church, up until recent times, taught firmly.↑