The Remnant fortnightly newspaper has asked the big question of Pittsburgh’s Bishop Zubik and his war on the SSPX and Tradition: Why?
The Remnant’s Michael Matt gives Zubik the time of day and does some nifty backflips giving him the benefit of the doubt, very chawitable, when–for all those who have eyes to see–Zubik is acting with malice and forethought in trying to take a long stab at the SSPX, even though the horse is out of the barn already, as it were.
Watering down the faith to pablum for 50 years has taken its toll on Catholic dioceses and churches in America and more and more consolidation and so-called “clustering” is effected.
The gigantic sex abuse of young people by homosexual pederasts at North Catholic that erupted in May this year hasn’t helped, either.
Matt shows that there is luv, luv, luv and reconciliation and non-judmentalism and all kinds of squishy, gushy “isms” for all shades of heretics, schismatics and pagan rites, except no love and new evangelization for those who follow what the Church has always officially taught and held for all, to be held everywhere.
That and the SSPX bought a church building abandoned by the Pittsburgh diocese in 2004 (10 yrs ago for the low information types) to be used in secular and profane ways. And SSPX did right under Zubik’s almost-Machiavellian nose, as the latter has successfully kiboshed previous buildings the Society wished to obtain for the proper worship of God, in a Catholic manner.
Matt can ‘splain it better than ESH can any day, so do read the entire article.
And if you’re in the ‘Burgh, do stop in to pray and worship at the new SSPX Church in the Old West End, just across from the Golden Triangle at the confluence of the Ohio, the Mon and the Yough.
The Saintly Pope Pius X said it best about modernists and men of tradition:
“The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but men of tradition.”