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.