Canonical Status of the SSPX
Since the mantra is in place (again) and the SSPX will not be regularized in the next few moments, I thought it would be helpful to post a list of the current situation.
In addition, we can add the provision of jurisdiction to hear confessions and the now a quasi-jurisdiction (kinda sorta maybe) for marriages.
Courtesy of SSPX.ca
Various quotes about the SSPX’s canonical status
- The political nature of the persecution of the SSPX as seen by ambiguous and contradicting statements emitted from various churchmen; that is, some exonerate the SSPX (albeit often half-heartily), while others outright condemn it.
- Thereby the effectiveness of liberal-motivated propaganda ploy of ostracizing the SSPX through false accusations and decrees of “excommunication”, “schism”, etc.
- The SSPX has been correct when claiming (based upon the principles of Canon Law and Catholic teaching) that no canonical censures against the SSPX have ever existed.
- J.C.D. = Doctorate of Canon Law
- N.C. = New 1983 Code of Canon Law
Attending Mass at a SSPX chapel
Is the SSPX in schism, excommunicated?
Law of Necessity
State of Necessity in the Church
- Is Tradition Excommunicated?
- Legal existence of SSPX
- Schism or Not?
- Isn't the SSPX schismatic?
- Trial by Canon Law: the Case of Archbishop Lefebvre
- A theological and canonical study of the 1988 consecrations
- Archbishop Lefebvre and the Vatican
- Wasn't Archbishop Lefebvre excommunicated?
- St. Athanasius: Defender of the Faith