On April 22, 2015, Fr. Wegner (SSPX U.S. District Superior) wrote a fund-raising letter to the faithful, seeking money for St. Joseph’s in Armada Michigan. Here is a link to his letter, if you care to read it.

Here is a response to Fr. Wegner, from a Catholic Candle reader:

Dear Catholic Candle,


Let's review where we have been and where we are going:

  1. Fr. Wegner's Mar. 17, 2015 letter was asking the faithful for $250 each, to continue the SSPX’s past high growth and expansion. This letter was not convincing because it was refuted by the Catholic Candle last month.
  2. Now April's letter is again asking for $250 each, but this time because of building deterioration, i.e. sinking and cracking foundations have led to uneven floors, leaking windows, and sagging doors, etc., etc. Sounds like neglecting regular maintenance has consequences. It looks like SSPX would rather spend more for building new, than pay less for regular maintenance. To name a few of the Society's expensive projects: it currently has a $2,000,000 project in Michigan, a massive endeavor in Phoenix, and a Taj Mahal seminary in Virginia.
  3. Maybe next month's letter will ask for another $250 each, to fight for Catholic tradition. Oh no, that's asking too much. No one will believe that goal, because the SSPX has begun fighting against Catholic tradition.

I do have a suggestion to increase revenue, that's sure to work. It always has, if you are on His side. I'll paraphrase here:

Seek ye first to promote the Kingship of Christ and reject Operation Suicide, and all will be given unto you.

The SSPX has been so busy promoting Operation Suicide that Our Lord's promise never comes to mind:

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. (St. Matthew, 6:33).

I have no trouble knowing where I can give, in order to fight for Catholic tradition and against Operation Suicide:

Holy Cross Monastery, Brazil, Inc.
223 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 615
Chicago, Ill. 60606

And it's tax deductible.

P.S. I wonder if the SSPX is counting on Rome for money after a deal is made? No, on second thought, they don't really believe that because of their obsession with money ever since Operation Suicide became a goal and income fell way off.