Monday, January 23, 2006
Unsubstantiated rumors in the SSPX talks
Floating around the web is an unsubstantiated report, allegedly from Fr. Schmidberger of the SSPX, that reconciliation talks are going swimmingly well. The reports, however, are hard to believe because they're so positive--I won't even repeat them here. Barring an extraordinary working of Divine Grace, I find it hard to fathom that Rome is, all of a sudden, being so accommodating and open, and the SSPX is being so gracious and reasonable, after so many years of bad faith and neglect from one side and bitterness and mistrust from the other. But I certainly hope it's all true. Now is the time for extra prayer that the SSPX comes back into the regular structure of the Church, because the regularlized Society will be a watershed in the spread of the counterrevolution! The success that they'll have in drawing Catholics back to tradition in certain awful dioceses (I don't even have to name them) once folks don't have to worry about their status will do wonders for our momentum.