The Franciscans of the Immaculate: A courageous voice speaks out - Rorate Caeli
I hadn't heard anything about the FFI for a while and had suspected that they basically had given up the fight.
I understand that the SSPX had some contacts with them after their order came under attack. The response was that the FFI valued obedience and would submit to their treatment.
Interestingly, the situation happened at a time when Rome and the SSPX seemed to be nearing an agreement.
Also, we've seen this pattern before.
- Rome gets close to SSPX,
- A few members of a traditional order complain about a traditionally minded decision,
- Rome intervenes directly in the business of the order,
- Order undergoes 're-orientation'.
This happened in 2000 when a few FSSP malcontents complained about not being able to say the New Mass.
With the FFI, it was the same issue.
All I can say is that God in His Providence provides insights to the SSPX as necessary for their preservation.