Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate Defends Vatican II
There has been much talk of late regarding the way the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been treated by Rome. Whereas I agree that Rome is not fond of Tradition and that there is truth that this lack of fondness has displayed itself strong against the Franciscan Friars, we must keep in mind that the Franciscan Friars are not exactly integral defenders of Tradition. As a matter of fact, they view the Second Vatican Council as being in continuity with Tradition. This is not to say that the Franciscan Friars are getting what they deserve, but they are simply an element of that revolution instigated by the Council and therefore cannot be trusted doctrinally, even though many of their members display solid Catholic piety.
Below is a video published in January 2011 in which Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner begins a short series in defence of the Council. Let us recall also that these same Franciscan Friars were promoted by La Porte Latine (official website of the SSPX District in France) for a short period of time back in late 2010 – an early sign of the demise of the Society of St. Pius X.