Jan 21 Bp Williamson column
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It's very convenient to say " well, we're outside of the authority of the Church, so we're immune from needing to conform to the errors".  I think the real danger is that the longer this situation exists - now a full generation - you will have Catholics who grow up in the SSPX Church who know nothing but that, and are so alienated from other Catholics that they cling to SSPX-only Masses.  This is the attitude of schism that must be avoided.  The longer it goes on the higher the chance of a split between some of the SSPX clergy and lay Catholics from the Church.  I really hope this does not happen.

You may not agree or like the changes in the Church in the last 40 years, but lay NO Catholics ARE Catholic.  It's as simple as that.  It is NOT a new religion.  To say so is to call the Pope a leader of a new religion.  There is only one Pope, and he sits in Rome, and leads the Church that the SSPX refuses to submit authority to.  It's a very fine line that could quickly take a perilous path.  I dread the day half of the SSPX becomes sedevacantist.

I can't comment on your use of the word "crisis".  You'd have to define it.  I would call the fact that some (not all) SSPX Catholics shun or mock or look down upon NO Catholics, or any non-traditional Catholics, including genuine truth seeking Catholics on CAF which happens frequently here, a crisis.  This non-charitable prideful attitude only increases the divide.  I can't blame some lay Catholics - they are just repeating the attitude given to them from the pulpit.

I know I don't have the solution, but I suspect that neither your nor Bishop Williamson does either.  But if we both act in charity and pray the Rosary maybe the solution will present itself.  It is certainly not as simple as saying "Rome we think you are wrong so we are going to choose to ignore your authority until we think you are right".  That's not the way it works.
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Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by a83192 - 01-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Gerard - 01-21-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Josué - 01-21-2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Josué - 01-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-22-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-22-2012, 10:50 AM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-22-2012, 11:58 AM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Meg - 01-22-2012, 12:03 PM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-23-2012, 11:48 PM
Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Gerard - 01-24-2012, 12:02 AM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by Gerard - 01-24-2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by TrentCath - 01-25-2012, 07:32 AM
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