The “new” SSPX knows that some priests and laymen are aware of its liberalism but are afraid to openly oppose it. The “new” SSPX marginalizes them and works to keep them scared and quiet.

But most of the “new” SSPX’s priests and followers keep themselves ignorant of anything which would engage their consciences or require them to stand up against the “new” SSPX’s liberalism. The revolution now occurring in the “new” SSPX is like the conciliar revolution which occurred after Vatican II. Here is how the “old” SSPX described that earlier revolution (beginning with Vatican II):

[B]y far the largest [group], making up perhaps 80% to 90% of the faithful, tends to be apathetic. It never wanted the changes; it had little interest in the changes; but it will do nothing to oppose them. This is not something that should shock or surprise us; it is a normal fact of the behavior of any social group or organization. ... This general attitude of practical indifference is the greatest asset of any group fomenting a revolution. Revolutionaries do not need active support, simply minimal resistance, and when they can impose their revolution from above, as has happened since the Council, then a successful revolution is virtually guaranteed.2

The “new” SSPX leadership knows it must periodically ensure that its priests and people remain asleep by assuring them that “nothing has changed” within the SSPX. However, the “new” SSPX methodically brainwashes its priests and followers to accept the “new reality” of the conciliar church. When Bishop Fellay was recently asked “if the SSPX [can] be confident of the support of SSPX churchgoers for reconciliation [with Rome]”, he stated:

It will be quite a work, and it will take time to be able to bring the faithful to realize this new face in the history of the Church, this new reality ....

In a recent article published by the “new” SSPX, Fr. Michel Simoulin (former rector of the seminary) delivered a dose of tranquilizer to ensure that those weak, low-information priests and followers remain asleep and pliable to brainwashing.

Fr. Simoulin does this with rhetorical questions to which he knows the “new” SSPX’s uninformed sleepers don’t possess sufficient facts to respond. As if the SSPX has not radically changed, he asks rhetorically:

What did our [present] superiors accept of the things Archbishop Lefebvre refused: the New Mass? The conciliar theories? Religious liberty? The cult of Man? Indifferentist ecumenism?


Because Fr. Simoulin will get no response from either the Society’s uninformed or its cowardly priests or followers, we answer his questions for them, proving that the Society has changed radically.

Fr. Simoulin’s first question: “did our [present] superiors accept ... the New Mass?”

Catholic Candle’s answer: The “new” SSPX promotes the new mass and promotes much that is part of the new mass. To take just a few examples:

Fr. Simoulin’s second and third questions: “did our [present] superiors accept ... the conciliar theories? Religious liberty?”

Catholic Candle’s answer: The “new” SSPX promotes conciliar theories, including religious liberty. Here are a few examples:

Fr. Simoulin’s fourth question: “did our [present] superiors accept ... the cult of Man?”

Catholic Candle’s answer: The “new” SSPX does promote many aspects of the cult of man. Here are a few examples:

Fr. Simoulin’s fifth question: “did our [present] superiors accept ... the indifferentist ecumenism?”

Catholic Candle’s answer: The “new” SSPX does promote indifferentist ecumenism. Here are a few examples:

Conclusion: Fr. Simoulin is a change agent for the “new” SSPX revolution. He did not expect his rhetorical questions would be answered. But this article shows that the “new” SSPX superiors accept many, many things that Archbishop Lefebvre refused.

And the list keeps growing.

  1. Jesus commanded: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And [Jesus] asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to Him: My name is Legion, for we are many. St. Mark 5:8-9 (emphasis added).
  2. Quoted from the March 1985 Angelus Magazine article entitled: “The Church Since Vatican II—Conclusion” (emphasis added).
  3. Bishop Fellay’s April 15, 2012 Doctrinal Preamble.
  4. There is a serious reason to doubt that Pozzo is a valid priest or a valid bishop. For more information about the inherent doubtfulness of all conciliar “ordinations” and “consecrations”, see:
  5. To read the conciliar quotes promoting continual change (and to read an analysis of them), see, Lumen Gentium Annotated, by Quanta Cura Press, pp. 66-78, © 2013, available free & at amazon.com (sold at cost).
  6. Nostra Aetate, 4.
  7. Quoting Bishop Fellay’s 4-15-12 Doctrinal Preamble;
  8. Sacrae Disciplinae Leges, January 25, 1983.
  9. April 15, 2012 Doctrinal Declaration, ¶III, 8; see the analysis.
  10. Quoting: Address of Pope Paul VI, December 7, 1965
  11. See quotations, citations and analysis. Also, the “new” SSPX posted a recent photo of mini-skirted/see-through-skirted dancers and their director (who is wearing pants that cling to her like a coat of paint). These dancers provided entertainment for a recent SSPX event and got their picture taken with a smiling Bishop Fellay.