SSPX Deal: But Will the Fat Lady Sing? — article by Fr. Cekada
(04-19-2012, 02:13 PM)ggreg Wrote: "SSPX's nearly forty-year saga of on-again, off-again negotiations with "Rome" has been one very long opera, featuring endless plot twists and countless colorful characters to hold its audience riveted by the action onstage"

That's something of an exagerration.  Most SSPXers either left after the 4 episcopal consecrations or hung around.  Far more SSPX'ers have left the SSPX because of their perception that it is Jansenist, mean spirited, lacking in charity than ever left over the loyalty to the Pope issue.

I think 98% of SSPX laity are comfortable with the idea that the last 5 Popes have been inept, borderline heretics or apostates.

Rome has essentially left the SSPX to run itself for the last 20 years.  There was more intrigue in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The lengthy list I provided in one paragraph for the article was done entirely from memory.

My clear impression, though, is that there was just as much dealing back and forth between Econe and Rome during the last twenty years as there was before, even if it there were not as as many striking episodes as in the 70s and 80s.

An objectively-written and well sourced study of the whole course of the negotiations, though, would resolve the question and be a great service to everyone.

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