“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.
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):
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
and when they can impose their revolution from above, as has happened
since the Council, then a successful revolution is virtually
“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
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 ....
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
Simoulin does this with rhetorical
questions to which he knows the “new” SSPX’s uninformed
sleepers don’t possess sufficient facts to respond. As
the SSPX has not radically changed, he asks rhetorically:
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?
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.
Simoulin’s first question:
“did our [present] superiors accept ... the
The “new” SSPX promotes the new mass and promotes much that is
part of the new mass. To take just a few examples:
Fellay attended the new mass himself, showing by his own example the
SSPX’s new position that the new mass is acceptable. After he
attended the new mass, he enthusiastically praised it.
Fellay’s two assistants also attended the new mass when
visiting Pope Francis,
showing by their own example the “new” SSPX’s position that
the new mass is acceptable.
“new” SSPX says the new mass gives grace.
In reality, the new mass never gives grace.
that “what needs to be corrected” in
the new mass are things like making a better vernacular
This tells people that the “new” SSPX does not have a problem
with the new mass itself.
“new” SSPX (falsely) says that our Baptismal Character shows us
the new mass is sometimes good
and pleasing to God.
(This hare-brained theory is a Fellay novelty.)
Fellay promotes a hybrid mixture of the new mass and Traditional
Fellay laughed and smiled while recounting his liturgical
experimentation as a teenager, viz.,
creating new “eucharistic prayers” for the new mass that was
used by his conciliar high school. In this video interview, Bishop
Fellay showed no sign that the new mass is bad or that his creating
new “eucharistic prayers” was wrong;
Fellay stated that the new mass is legitimately promulgated
(although nothing can be “legitimately promulgated” which is not
legitimate, because promulgating evil is never legitimate).
“new” SSPX promotes the new mass through publishing the
statements of (so-called) “conservative” conciliar
cardinals), such as these statements: “we run the risk of
making our worship [viz., the
new mass] too human” and “the main reason why contemporary
liturgy [sic] is adrift is the priest’s position turned
toward the people.”
By promoting such truly-absurd statements, the “new”
SSPX shows its followers that the problems with the new mass are the
in which it is often said, thereby showing that the new mass itself
is not the problem.
“new” SSPX promotes making the Traditional Mass more like the
new mass by using the Traditional Mass in the vernacular.
This is a step to breaking down opposition within the “new”
SSPX to the new mass in the vernacular. The conciliar church used
this same tactic to introduce the new mass in the 1960s.
“new” SSPX has begun calling the Traditional Mass by its
conciliar name, viz.,
the “extraordinary form”.
This name shows there is also a different, ordinary “option”,
the new mass.
list does not address the “new” SSPX’s promotion of many
related evils such as accustoming its followers to conciliar things
connected with the new mass, e.g.,
ugly conciliar vestments,
a table-type “altar” used for the new mass, and the tabernacle
separated from the table-“altar” and bolted to the wall.
Fr. Simoulin’s second and third questions:
“did our [present] superiors accept ... the conciliar theories?
Catholic Candle’s answer:
The “new” SSPX promotes conciliar theories, including religious
liberty. Here are a few examples:
“new” SSPX recently published an article about Islam’s
hostility toward other religions. This article stressed
the importance of religious liberty for every religion and
omitted to state the Catholic truth that error (including religious
error) has no rights.
The truth is that only the true Catholic Faith has rights.
“new” SSPX did not contradict the Vatican’s “Archbishop”
Pozzo (who is responsible for relations with the SSPX), who publicly
stated that the SSPX now accepts Vatican II’s religious liberty.
Fellay minimized the significance of Vatican II’s revolutionary
teaching on religious liberty, by saying (falsely) that it is
very, very limited one, very limited.
“new” SSPX says we must continually change.
This echoes the conciliar hierarchy, which continually emphasizes
the need to change, to “renew” ourselves, and to “ride the
wave of revolution of faith”.
II contradicted the traditional teaching from the time of the
apostles, that the Jews committed Deicide.
The “new” SSPX has now adopted this conciliar error and denies
the Church’s teaching that the Jews did
are many errors taught in chapter 3 of Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium. Only
of them are corrected or partially corrected by Pope Paul VI’s
inadequate “band-aid” (supposed) “correction”, which he
called: “Nota explicativa
SSPX accepts all the errors in Lumen
3, which are not
corrected by this “Nota
Here are the “new”
SSPX’s words of betrayal: it now
accepts Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium.
[chapter 3] ... explained and interpreted by the Nota
to this very chapter.
“new” SSPX (falsely) says that conciliar leaders, such as Pope
Francis, abide in the truth and have been preserved from error.
How can the “new” SSPX hold this unless the “new” SSPX
accepts Pope Francis’s conciliar errors that Archbishop Lefebvre
“new” SSPX (falsely) says Pope Francis appoints good bishops.
How can the SSPX say this unless it also accepts the conciliar
errors that these (supposedly) “good bishops” accept?
John Paul II told the truth when he said that the new (1983) code of
canon law is the practical implementation of (erroneous) conciliar
The “new” SSPX now promises to respect and accept this
modernist new code.
conciliar church refers to promotion of Vatican II as “The New
Recently, the “new” SSPX declared that Pope Francis sees the
SSPX as a help in the New Evangelization. Id.
How could this be if Pope Francis did not see the “new” SSPX as
helping promote Vatican II?
countless other conciliar theories, is the error of degrees of being
in communion with the Catholic Church.
The “new” SSPX indicates it accepts this conciliar theory by
now using the term in “full communion”.
Fellay says that Pope Francis is his friend, who says a lot of
things which now make the (new) SSPX happy.
In reality, it would be difficult or impossible to think of
anything Pope Francis says which is not a “conciliar theory”.
specifically, Bishop Fellay says that Pope Francis’s exhortation
contains many things that are correct and
In reality, there is nothing in this vile, thoroughly-conciliar
document which is not weak or heretical.
“new” SSPX now publishes the sermons of Pope Francis, full of
conciliarism and humanism.
Fr. Simoulin’s fourth question:
“did our [present] superiors accept ... the cult
Catholic Candle’s answer:
The “new” SSPX does promote many aspects of the cult of man.
Here are a few examples:
aspect of the “cult of man” is to focus on what the world
thinks. The “new” SSPX spent about $200,000 for a single,
one-page ad in USA
to promote its bland, feel-good, naturalistic message of “supporting
aspect of the “cult of man” is a focus on material concerns
(money). The “new” SSPX now is fully-focused on money in
complete contrast to the “old” SSPX.
aspect of the “cult of man” is the “new” SSPX promoting
worldly desires in its followers. It heavily promotes the desire of
luxury goods, such as a Mercedes luxury sedan.
The “new” SSPX fosters their followers’ worldly desire for
this luxury car, to get them to buy SSPX raffle tickets.
aside the unfortunate soul whose salvation is now more difficult
because he won this worldly status symbol, the “new” SSPX caused
a countless number of its followers to desire
this worldliness. How opposite to Our Lord, teaching
the poor in spirit and that is it harder for a rich man to enter
the Kingdom of Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a
aspect of the “cult of man” is self-centeredness. The “new”
SSPX is focused on itself.
The “new” SSPX constantly reminds its followers how important
it is and how much good the “new” SSPX does. Id.
“old” SSPX used to rarely mention money and did not try to raise
money by appealing to the selfishness of donors. The “new” SSPX
now constantly reminds donors “how much we do for you” and how
much benefit they receive personally
from the SSPX
(although, in reality, the “new” SSPX does less and less for
aspect of the “cult of man” is for an organization to focus on
being popular and thus to create a false impression about its
growth. The SSPX now lies to convince people that it is constantly
“new” SSPX lies about its supposed “constant growth”, the
“new” SSPX now lies about other matters also. The “new”
SSPX now focuses on whether what it says is believed,
not whether it is true. Therefore, the “new” SSPX is willing to
lie as long as it does not get caught—as it sometimes does.
aspect of the “cult of man” is to imitate the world. For
example, Pope Paul VI stated that the
modern world’s values
[a]re not only respected but honored.
Now, increasingly, the “new” SSPX respects the values of the
world and wants to fit in with the world, even saying that the “new”
SSPX is “very much like” everyone else.
The “new” SSPX no longer remembers what it is like
to be a sign
like Our Lord.
aspect of the “cult of man” is to adopt the “modesty”
standards of the world. The “new” SSPX now progressively
promotes miniskirts, women with bare shoulders or exposed flanks,
and women wearing trousers.
aspect of the “cult of man” is the “new” SSPX accepting and
promoting television and movies. Because those entertainments harm
souls and impede the spiritual life, the “old” SSPX always
For this reason the “old” SSPX banned those entertainments for
its priests, brothers and third order and urged all its followers to
shun those entertainments. That has all changed. Now, the “new”
SSPX gives movie reviews, television reviews and promotes TV
programs and movies unless they are considered “vulgar”. Id.
“new” SSPX publishes godless and humanistic nonsense, like a
“meditation” which begins by using what it calls a “centering”
technique. This is syncretism and ecumenism! The SSPX is here
promoting the vocabulary of yoga, eastern paganism, and the New
“new” SSPX promotes conciliar “saint” Katharine Drexel whom
the Vatican “canonized” to promote her opposition to racism and
her social justice and civil rights crusade. The SSPX joins the conciliar church promotion of this woman
portrayed as a humanist social worker. Id.
“new” SSPX promotes
a conciliar so-called “saint” Laura Vicuña, whom the conciliar
church promotes out of political correctness because she
(supposedly) died for every woman’s dignity and is the “patroness
of abuse victims”.
Fr. Simoulin’s fifth question:
“did our [present] superiors accept ... the indifferentist
Catholic Candle’s answer:
The “new” SSPX does promote indifferentist ecumenism. Here are a
over-arching goal of all conciliar ecumenists is outward union with
those who don’t share the true Catholic Faith. This goal is
in conciliar Rome’s agreements with the Lutherans. Now the “new”
SSPX seeks this same type of ecumenical outward union with conciliar
Rome, which (like the Lutherans) does not profess the true Catholic
aspect of “indifferentist ecumenism” is calling heretics by the
name “Christian”. This is un-Catholic and ecumenical because it
puts heretical “religions” on the same par with the true
Catholic Religion, by calling them by the same name. This common
name also falsely indicates that heretics are followers of Christ.
The “new” SSPX has adopted this conciliar practice.
further the goal of ecumenism, the conciliar church refers to
heretics, who were killed for their heretical faith, as “martyrs”.
The SSPX has begun following this un-Catholic, ecumenical practice
of referring to heretics, who were killed for their heretical faith,
is rank conciliar ecumenism to dignify the false, merely-human faith
of heretics by putting it on the same level as the true supernatural
Catholic Faith. Recently, the “new” SSPX has begun referring to
the false protestant faiths and the true Catholic Faith together, as
“the Christian Faith” (using the singular).
Fr. Simoulin is a change
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
the list keeps growing.