At the Service of the Holy Catholic Church Declaration of 1974 - The root of the conflict between Rome and the SSPX DICI
I've personally encountered a spectrum of beliefs concerning the conflict between Rome and its offspring - the SSPX.
Most of the responses are based on ignorance or a refusal to accept that the SSPX could be right in its response to the waves that are attempting to submerge the Barque of Peter.
Courtesy of DICI
At the Service of the Holy Catholic Church
On November 21, 1974, 40 years ago, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre made this declaration, that has since become the Society of St. Pius X’s profession of Faith: “We adhere with our whole heart and with our whole soul to the Catholic Rome, guardian of the Catholic Faith and of the traditions necessary to the maintenance of this Faith, to the eternal Rome, mistress of wisdom and truth. Because of this adherence we refuse and have always refused to follow the Rome of neo-modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies, such as were clearly manifested during the Second Vatican Council, and after the Council in all the resulting reforms.”
And the founder of Econe added: “To ensure our salvation, the only attitude of fidelity to the Church and to Catholic doctrine, is a categorical refusal to accept the Reform. It is for this reason that, without any rebellion, bitterness or resentment, we pursue our work of the formation of priests under the star of the age-old Magisterium, in the conviction that we can thus do no greater service to the holy Catholic Church, to the Sovereign Pontiff, and to future generations.”
On November 21, 2014, 40 years later, the Superior General wrote to the Friends and Benefactors of the Society of St. Pius X: “While on one hand the sight of the Church disfigured deeply saddens us, on the other, we sing every day the Magnificat for the wonders the Almighty still allows us to realize.” And he mentioned: the 200 seminarians and 40 pre-seminarians in six seminaries on four continents. “In the United States, their growing number has forced us to build a new one, in Virginia… And the construction of many churches everywhere in the world also goes to show the dynamism of the Faith. Yes, truly, faith can move mountains!”
The Declaration of November 21, 1974
Letter to Friends and Benefactors no. 83