Major FSSP school to close
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(02-05-2012, 02:04 AM)Aragon Wrote:
(02-05-2012, 01:43 AM)Might_4_Right Wrote:
(02-05-2012, 12:42 AM)Aragon Wrote:
(02-04-2012, 10:26 PM)Might_4_Right Wrote:
(02-04-2012, 04:16 PM)TrentCath Wrote:
(02-04-2012, 02:26 PM)Might_4_Right Wrote: I was looking at the numbers and I can see how they could be disconcerting to some.

FSSP  has   0 schools
SSPX  has 88 schools + 2 university-level institutes

They have at least 1 boarding school in France I know of and a few more on the continent but still one would think that being 'approved' they could have more schools, but no.

Your right. I sometimes rely on Wikipedia a little to much.
I looked for quite some time but was unable to find a definitive source for the actual numbers.
But I think I found at least four other FSSP schools including one that also closed recently which was St. Stephen Academy in Sacramento, CA. Which shut it doors in June of 2009

The three others I found were;

St. Clement's School in Ottawa, Canada

St. John Vianney Prep. School close to Topeka, KS

Kolbe Immaculata School in Pequnannock, NJ

I also noticed that the FSSP only has two seminaries compared to the six the SSPX currently has.
If these numbers are correct they seem odd to me, I would of thought the FSSP, considering their good standing with the Holy See, would have out paced the SSPX by now.
It makes one wonder if there really has been a conspiracy to sever the Church from her past, but the better part of me thinks there must be a more prosaic explanation for the disparity in the growth rates of the two societies.

If you subscribe to the SSPX position on the crisis and have a vocation to the secular priesthood then the only place you can really go is to an SSPX seminary. If you subscribe to the Ecclesia Dei position then you have the Institute, FSSP, Institute of the Good Shepard, Canons of St. John Cantius, etc, to choose from. I think it's just that those with an SSPX type approach are all concentrated in the one group.

This makes sense to me. It also piqued my curiosity, do you happen to know the basic positional differences between Ecclesia Dei and the SSPX on the crisis? 

On paper the FSSP accept Vatican II "in the light of Tradition" - although this isn't defined. I have a feeling that it means something very different to the Vatican and something very different to most Ecclesia Dei priests. From my conversations with priests from both groups they're pretty much on the same page when it comes to Vatican II and the New Mass, but the SSPX goes public with their criticism while Ecclesia Dei groups seem to keep silent and only mention it among friends. A good example of this is the recent ecumenical Assisi meeting. The only trad group to (rightfully) kick up a storm about this was the SSPX; although I'm sure that every traditional priest "in good standing" was disgusted by the event as well.

I was lucky enough to get lunch with an FSSP seminarian last month and he was explaining why the Italian bishops prefer the Institute priests to FSSP priests (the Institute concelebrate the Novus Ordo Chrism Mass) and he said "the bishops don't like us because they think we're crypto-schismatics...but that's not true at all...we're not crypto about it"  :LOL:

Which institute concelebrate the NO mass and does anyone have any proof? Out of curiosity of course...
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Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-04-2012, 12:43 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by rbjmartin - 02-04-2012, 02:29 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by alphonsusjr - 02-04-2012, 02:31 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Teresia - 02-04-2012, 06:13 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Freudentaumel - 02-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by verenaerin - 02-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Historian - 02-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Historian - 02-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Tim - 02-04-2012, 10:50 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by rbjmartin - 02-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Heinrich - 02-04-2012, 01:07 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by alphonsusjr - 02-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Might_4_Right - 02-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Fontevrault - 02-04-2012, 02:34 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by GeorgeT - 02-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Justin - 02-04-2012, 02:43 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by JayneK - 02-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by JayneK - 02-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-04-2012, 05:24 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by verenaerin - 02-04-2012, 05:45 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by JayneK - 02-04-2012, 06:50 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by verenaerin - 02-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by rbjmartin - 02-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by DrBombay - 02-04-2012, 08:44 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by jovan66102 - 02-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Might_4_Right - 02-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by DrBombay - 02-04-2012, 10:44 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Eowyn - 02-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-05-2012, 12:42 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Might_4_Right - 02-05-2012, 01:43 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-05-2012, 02:04 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Might_4_Right - 02-05-2012, 02:55 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-05-2012, 05:20 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-05-2012, 05:22 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-05-2012, 05:24 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-05-2012, 06:20 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Aragon - 02-05-2012, 07:15 AM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Guardian - 02-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Freudentaumel - 02-05-2012, 04:10 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by TrentCath - 02-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Tim - 02-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Might_4_Right - 02-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Eowyn - 02-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by AdOrientem - 02-05-2012, 06:09 PM
Re: Major FSSP school to close - by Don Quixote - 02-06-2012, 01:35 AM



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