ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics
(05-12-2012, 08:35 PM)Gerard Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 06:48 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(05-12-2012, 06:39 PM)kingtheoden Wrote: This is full of contradictions: If traditionalists have become separatists for disobeying the Pope (who according to this hetetical schismatic writer is the source of tradition), what does that say of the Easterners who to this day claim to excommunicate the Holy Father? 

The author's point is that the SSPX is in a difficult position because Catholics supposedly view the Pope as the ultimate authority in the Church. In contrast, the Orthodox see tradition as the ultimate authority. He is saying that members of the SSPX contradict their own core beliefs as Roman Catholics. Obviously, if you do not accept papal infallibility and supremacy in the first place, then you are not contradicting yourself when you break of from him in order to defend tradition.

The problem is he is wrongly stating that the SSPX "separated themselves."  They did not.  Disobedience is not "separation."

But it doesn't matter to an Easterner who, confirmed in his own breakaway, seeks endlessly to undermine the Primacy of Peter by supporting true renegades who sadly have control of the Church's apparatus in our times.  Incidentally many of the 'new apologists [who lack any credentials]' go wild with Eastern wares as a 17 year old girl swoons for Tom Brady, in part because implicit to the Novus Ordo is a sterile, cultureless wasteland.  But there is a degree of the two being fellow travelers: both reject, in word and in deed, the authentic Faith.

Well-intended Eastern Orthodox reject Vatican II's spirit and identify it as a major problem.  The mission in the case of these people is to pound home the point that it was not an infallible council and therefore does not contradict the exclusive teaching right of the Catholic Church.


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Re: ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics - by kingtheoden - 05-12-2012, 09:03 PM

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