SSPX Staying Comfortable With Independence

Fr. Michael Simoulin wrote in a very honest article about the danger of resisting modernism in the Catholic Church to the point of resignation that the Society of St. Pius X will always be independent of Rome, the pope and the bishops of the Catholic Church.

archbishop_lefebvre_rome460And now we must open our eyes to another danger, that is not hypothetical, but very real: that of no longer wishing to return to our legitimate place among the societies recognized by Rome, of losing the desire for the Church and for Rome. No longer desiring a normal relation with Rome and the Church is a shadow of the schismatic spirit. We have been living in independence from the Pope and the Bishops for a very long time, as if that were normal. We pretend to defend the doctrine, but we all run the risk of establishing a chosen doctrine, abandoning certain dogmas, those that bother us, especially those concerning the primacy of Peter. We all run the risk of becoming accustomed to the abnormal, of living in a comfortable situation, as if it were right and in conformity with the spirit of the Church. The Pope and the bishops are little by little confined to the realm of the beings “of reason”, with no influence on concrete life; Rome is no more than a pilgrimage site, and the Church is a Mystical Body with Jesus Christ for a head, the Holy Ghost for a soul, and the “Trads” for members. Our priests can quickly become gurus. Everyone could be a Pope with his Denzinger in hand, and every father of every family could be the Pope of his family. In these conditions, our children would no longer have any idea of what the real Church is in its full incarnation, from head to members, in all the realities of daily life.”  Read all the Article

leoneEach one of us, who love deeply Our Father, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, Our Lady, the Saints and The One Holy Roman Apostolic Catholic Church, have to work for her restoration.  But at the same time always praying to God for the conversion of the modernist and progressive in the Church so that we can have unity once again.

What I mean by this is what the word “Catholicism” means: 2000 years of truth, unity based on the same teachings all over the world and sacred liturgy that was organically developed over the 2000 years in its variety of ways (Roman and Byzantine).

We are so blessed to be firmly grounded upon the rock of Peter and be traditional Catholics.