H/T to California Latin Mass
Yes, I do know that there are difficulties between Rome and Econe but, can you honestly say that +Bernard Fellay is a raging heretic or schismatic?
I have met this man.
He epitomises saintliness. I attended a Mass that he celebrated and I received the Blessed Sacrament from him.
He also, incidentally, consecrated a chalice for my family chapel.
I approached him before Mass with the request (at the time we had a small chapel in Pembrokeshire, where we said a 'dry' mass most Sundays and then had a real Mass whenever a priest came to stay).
Bishop Fellay was most suspicious, wary, I guess, of anything dodgy in the way of sedevacantism or the demonic.
He gave me a thorough interrogation; this was not going to be easy.
"Why are you having Mass in a private chapel?"
"Why do you not attend a normal Latin Mass?"
"Who is this priest who comes to say Mass for you?"
Eventually he said: "Come back and see me after Mass, I will give the matter some thought"
He walked off with my precious chalice in his hands.
And, when I went to the sacristy after Mass he told me that he was prepared to consecrate the chalice. Phew!
But first, he had to write out an attestation of consecration - in Latin - fluently and without thinking, as if it were his first language.
|A fragment of Catholic history - Bishop Fellay's note of consecration|
for a chalice
I am not, by choice an SSPX follower.
25 years ago they were the only option for a traditional Catholic family living hundreds of miles from the bright city lights.
The Society carries it's own agenda of problematical issues, foremost of which, is the puritanical attitude of some of their priests.
But, can you really fault them?
If you stood one SSPX priest alongside one of our OF only priests you might be shocked at the physical distinction, let alone the spiritual.
The Society priests bear the mark of the cross and it shows in their faces and in their demeanour and, who knows, before long we might all be beating a path to their door.