Sunday, October 2, 2011
Defending the Dumb
The Remnant newspaper is fond of the SSPX and often defends the Society. The editors of The Remnant correctly insist that the Society is not in a formal schism with Rome, but fail to see that the SSPX has a greater problem. Local bishops do not grant SSPX priests their priestly faculties, making any Sacraments performed by them illicit. The Orthodox churches are definitely in schism with the Catholic Church, but they are in better shape than the SSPX super-trads because Sacraments performed by Orthodox priests are licit. The Remnant and other defenders of the SSPX are right to refute the charge of schism, but they do not realize that there are other important considerations besides basic unity with Rome.