What is the 'Resistance' hiding? Review of "How to see clearly through the current situation of Tradition?" Part 4



The next accusation that the author levels against the SSPX is:

Silence regarding the Roman scandals
Again, in the midst of the discussions with Rome the Pope held Assisi III and Bishop Fellay authorized Fr. Regis de Cacqueray to publish an article concerning the scandal of the event ( courtesy of SSPX.org).

The real issue is not that the SSPX doesn't warn of the various issues and scandals. Just that they don't respond in the way that the 'author' would like.

There's a fallacy here somewhere in their thinking.

I would just quote a principle concerning the correction of a superior:

I answer that, A subject is not competent to administer to his prelate the correction which is an act of justice through the coercive nature of punishment: but the fraternal correction which is an act of charity is within the competency of everyone in respect of any person towards whom he is bound by charity, provided there be something in that person which requires correction.
Now an act which proceeds from a habit or power extends to whatever is contained under the object of that power or habit: thus vision extends to all things comprised in the object of sight. Since, however, a virtuous act needs to be moderated by due circumstances, it follows that when a subject corrects his prelate, he ought to do so in a becoming manner, not with impudence and harshness, but with gentleness and respect. Hence the Apostle says (1 Timothy 5:1): "An ancient man rebuke not, but entreat him as a father." Wherefore Dionysius finds fault with the monk Demophilus (Ep. viii), for rebuking a priest with insolence, by striking and turning him out of the church. ( Summa
Care must be taken when departing from this principle because by doing so the young are taught to disrespect authority and then they will turn against their teachers.


Series Links
Part 1: Background
Part 2: Introduction and Heart of the Fight
Part 3: Distinction between "eternal Rome" and "the Rome of Neo-Modernist ..."
Part 4: Silence regarding the Roman scandals
Part 5: Relations with Conciliar Rome: can a practical agreement ...


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