A look back: Superior General's Letter #60 May 2001
Understanding the SSPX's response to this crisis of the Church is, obviously, a key component of understanding the SSPX.
This look back is centered on the early days of the Rome's renewed interest in the SSPX. At that point, Rome presented a canonical structure (Carrot) on the condition of complete acceptance of the Second Vatican Council and the New Mass.
In 2011/12, it appeared that the Pope had removed the requirement for a complete acceptance of the Council/New Mass. Following the principle of obedience, the SSPX seriously considered this since no-compromise was required. We all know that, for whatever reason, the Pope was unable to follow through with his initiative.
Pray that the Synod will be the 'shock treatment' needed to help the Pope, Cardinals and Bishops realize the danger of the Conciliar Time-Bombs and take the action necessary to repair the damage.
Courtesy of SSPX.ca
Tradical Note: It is important to note that there is a cultural assumption that dominates Rome's approach to the SSPX: The teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the reforms issuing from it are unimpeachable. Any questioning on these results in an immediate and violent response from various cultural factions within the Church. The SSPX's adherence to the 1962 liturgy and pre-conciliar theology is, as a result, the key points of contension between Rome and the SSPX.