Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Here is a refreshing breath of sanity from Bishop Fellay of the SSPX. No, the Bear is not an SSPXer. Fortunately, God has planted the Bear in the remote forests of Zoar where there are no Traditional Latin Masses within a hundred miles, so it is easy for him to make a virtue of necessity and nail his paw to the floor in front of his favorite pew. Even if there were an SSPX chapel handy, the Bear would probably stay put just to annoy everyone.
However, we seem to have reached a tipping point with Pope Francis' latest exercise in bad judgment. Even the Vatican is saying, Hey, what the Pope does on his own time unofficially is his business. We're not even going to try to make sense of it. But know this: it doesn't have anything to do with the Roman Catholic Church.
It appears in a protest against the recent papal canonizations (which the Bear has reservations about, but is not prepared to condemn, and, yes, realizes this is an incoherent position but can only handle so much cognitive dissonance at a time). Bishop Fellay's message is a supremely clear summary of previous infallible Church teaching vs. current infallible Church teaching. It is what the Bear also believes, and has been trying to say all along.
Notice how straightforward and honest the language is! It reminds the Bear of the pellucid encyclicals of old.
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