Because the SSPX formerly differed greatly from the conciliar church, to merge the SSPX into the conciliar church required enormous changes in how the SSPX thought and spoke.
Thus, the leaders of the revolution in the SSPX had to tell its followers that they must “continually reposition”
continually change. Bishop Fellay declared that the SSPX will try to maintain the support of its followers for a deal with Rome, by working hard to get its followers to understand the “new reality” in the Church.
When Bishop Fellay was asked if the SSPX [can] be confident of the support of SSPX churchgoers for reconciliation (i.e., a “deal”) 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 other words, Bishop Fellay recognizes that, over time, he has to change the way the priests and laymen see things, and get them accustomed to accepting the “new reality” of the conciliar church. How else could the “new” SSPX ever fit into the conciliar church? Reflect for a moment: how often has he and the “new” SSPX assured us that “nothing has changed”, while the revolution advances?
The “new” SSPX is steadily adopting the vocabulary of the conciliar church so that its followers will get used to how the conciliar church speaks. The N-SSPX meters out its new conciliar terminology slowly enough to accustom its followers to hearing and using conciliar terms—without waking up those followers.
The SSPX now speaks of “the People of God”, to accustom its followers to this conciliar lingo so they feel comfortable with it.
For example, liberal Fr. Jurgen Wegner, N-SSPX U.S. District superior wrote a recent letter which stated:
It is hard to imagine such strong medicine for grave moral ills being prescribed by Rome today, yet that is what the Church requires if she is ever to recover. In the meantime, the People of God cannot sit idly by waiting for a new Pius V to ascend to the Papal Throne with a divine mandate to secure the faithful and drive the unrepentant from the temple.
Quoted from Fr. Wegner’s undated letter mailed to the N-SSPX’s U.S. mailing list in late October 2018 (emphasis added).
But the SSPX also now uses many other conciliar phrases as part of its ongoing revolution against Catholic Tradition. Here are a few more examples of the N-SSPX’s shift to conciliar terminology:
- Just as the conciliar church does, the N-SSPX describes the true Catholic Faith together with false heretical faiths, as “the Christian Faith” (in the singular).
- The “new” SSPX promotes what it falsely calls “tradition”, by expanding this term to include groups that promote the new mass, the Assisi ecumenical gatherings, and the writings of Pope Francis.
- Following the conciliar church by promoting the heresy of naturalism, the N-SSPX now defines the Catholic term “sacred” to include things such as any kind of bread and any eating together,
as well as all human life. Faithful and informed Catholics know that these are all only natural goods and are not sacred.
- The “new” SSPX follows the conciliar church in falsely saying that heretics and schismatics are “Christians”.
- The “new” SSPX follows the conciliar church by falsely describing as “martyrs” those heretics who are killed for their heresies (e.g., by Muslims).
- The “new” SSPX uses the phrase “faithful Catholics” to include those who attend the new mass.
- Like the conciliar church, the “new” SSPX heretically teaches the vice of presumption, calling it the Theological Virtue of Hope.
- The N-SSPX uses the conciliar jargon “Catholic Community” to refer to a parish, just as the conciliar church does.
- The N-SSPX uses the conciliar lingo degrees of communion (viz., full communion and partial communion), just as the conciliar church does.
- The N-SSPX has begun to call the Traditional Mass by the conciliar name “Extraordinary Form” (just as the conciliar church does).
- The N-SSPX follows the modernists by using the conciliar lingo “New Evangelization”, which is a program of indoctrination into conciliar errors.
After Vatican II, most people who disliked the changes nonetheless stayed in their parishes, assuring themselves and each other that they would be strong enough to continue secretly rejecting the changes. Those people gradually became conciliar.
In the same way, most SSPX followers who dislike the SSPX’s changes have stayed in their local SSPX parish, assuring themselves and each other that they are strong enough to secretly reject the changes. These people are gradually becoming conciliar.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it!