“Where Can I Attend Mass?” Video by Peter Romanus

Dec 17, 2013

I must admit that the Peter Romanus YouTube channel produces some good stuff.  However, I do have a beef with one of its videos entitled “Where Can I Attend Mass?” (see below).  The video promotes Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the SSPX-Marian Corps; however, it also promotes the neo-SSPX under Bishop Fellay as if the neo-SSPX is not fundamentally different than the SSPX founded by Archbishop Lefebvre.  The person(s) behind Peter Romanus fails to understand that the neo-SSPX is in the same category as the Fraternity of St. Peter and other Ecclesia Dei communities.  Why?  Because the neo-SSPX has abandoned the position that Rome must convert prior to any canonical regularization.  It has adopted a principle (First Condition of the SSPX 2012 General Chapter) that is not Catholic.  Its leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, fundamentally accepts the “Hermeneutic of Continuity” proposed by the former Pope Benedict XVI as evidenced by the Bishop’s abominable Doctrinal Declaration of April 15, 2012.  How then can Peter Romanus advise us that we can attend neo-SSPX chapels when Archbishop Lefebvre believed and acted to the contrary?

 

Peter Romanus, if you want to be truly faithful to Archbishop Lefebvre, then please stick with Bishop Williamson, the SSPX-Marian Corps, and the other Resistance priests who now carry forward his memory and mission.  Keep away from Bishop Fellay and the neo-SSPX priests who have instead abandoned the Archbishop.

 

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  1. RubyDiaz
    December 17th, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I believe that the neo-FSPX masses are valid, for as long as the priests have been validly ordained (the current ones). I may be cautious as on attending mass officiated by newly ordained priests, as under the present circumstances I would not be sure about literature, or even regarding the new ordained.
    However, current priests ordained in the past, and for as long as they do not change the cannon, etc, their masses are valid.
    You need “matter” and “form” to be correct in order to have a valid sacrament, once one of these two are changed or abolished the sacrament gets invalidated.

  2. Tony La Rosa
    December 17th, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    RubyDiaz,

    I do not doubt the validity of the Masses offered by the neo-SSPX priests. My concern is that by their acceptance of the new direction of the neo-SSPX, whether explicit or implicit, makes them in the same category as the FSSP. Look at the arguments previously used by the SSPX not to go to the FSSP. The same idea can be applied now to the neo-SSPX.

    http://archives.sspx.org/SSPX_FAQs/q13_fraternity_of_st_peter.htm

  3. RuyDiaz
    December 17th, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Tony,
    I agree the neo-SSPX is dangerously playing with fire by following the footsteps of the SSP. My comment above goes to respond to the title of the article (Where can I attend mass?), and the content of it when they mention/wonder whether the SSPX would be a place to go for mass.