Is the SSPX a cult?

For the past several years the SSPX has adopted tactics and talking points that make them not dissimilar from a cult. Among other things, the SSPX claims to have a monopoly on prudence. The term is used in almost every article the Society produces. It’s like they borrowed Goebbels' line "If you repeat a lie often enough, it…

The SSPX and the wisdom of man – Part 2

This is the continuation of Psalm 129's three-part commentary on Fr. Robinson's article titled SSPX and the Conversion of Rome to Tradition: The wait for Rome to convert position It has been argued by some that a canonical recognition, while providing advantages in some respects, would yet ultimately be disadvantageous for the restoration of Tradition.…

FSSPX News

One of the reasons I no longer give money to the Society of St. Pius X is that their leadership is drunk on liberalism. That and they don’t know how to use their resources. Take, for instance, Angelus Press. In the 1990s, Angelus was everything a Lefebvrist publishing house should be. Today, as a result…

Checkmate?

The Pope’s recent letter on SSPX marriages is deeply troubling. As is the Society’s response. Rather than quote it extensively, we will jump right into analyzing it. First, the letter makes it known at the outset that the Pope is motivated by a desire to “reassure the conscience of the” SSPX faithful about their marriages.…

The old SSPX and the new SSPX

The following is a fictionalized dialogue between two men. One represents the Society of old. The other the Society of 2017. No doubt many have heard conversations like this before: All this talk about “regularization” with Rome has me worried Why? I think it will help the Society How so? Well, for one, they are owed…

Resistance 101

I am opposed to any sort of deal between the Society of St. Pius X and the current authorities in Rome. I am opposed to a deal not because I don’t trust Pope Francis (although that is true, I do not trust the two-faced Francis). I am opposed to any deal with unconverted Rome on…

Is Pope Francis gaslighting the SSPX?

On January 22nd an article on "gaslighting" was published on the website Psychology Today. The essay defines gaslighting as "a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality." The author of the post, Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D., claims that "Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common…