Saturday, May 2, 2015
Wow, I haven't been to Lou Verechhio's blog in a long time - I could not believe what I was reading. It has become the haunt of sophomoric fools and liars. What a shipwreck.
Everything Fr. Paul Nicholson said about SSPX is right on the money. They are not faithful Catholics by any stretch of the imagination. They don't have faculties and they are simulating Sacraments.
Further, Lou's peculiar conspiracy theories about refusing to talk up SSPX to people who have no interest in the truth, was creepy.
Everyone following the controversy knows who SSPX is and the claims they make about what they hope to accomplish. We don't talk to SSPX for the same reason we don't see Lou giving air time to Joan Chittister to give her an opportunity to speak for herself. Lou already knows Joan is off of the reservation. Why would he waste time with a charade to talk about "allegations" she's a heretic? We've heard the words coming directly from her mouth and we know how to compare them against the Magisterium. The jury delivered the verdict decades ago.
The same verdict was delivered on SSPX. Their public statements are enough to convict them beyond a reasonable doubt. There is nothing further to discuss other than the invitations to admit their errors and come back to communion with Christ's Church.
Christian decency has nothing to do with declining an invitation to engage with the deceived and deceivers.
I had a lot of respect for Lou and he always struck me as affable. Watching the video, he comes across as a jerk.
Come on Lou, pull it together. Time for a retreat!