The full Pastor's Corner article is here.
I cannot let this post go by without comment, because in addition to some fairly presumptuous and inaccurate observations about priestly societies other than the SSPX, the tenor of the article highlights the biggest danger of the SSPX position-- the tendency to equate "SSPX" with "the Catholic Church". Of course, this is not the official position of the SSPX and I have not read of Bishop Fellay having said such. But this article appears on an official SSPX website, and thus they are promoting it. The danger to the SSPX, existing as it does in an irregular canonical status and fearful of unfair treatment, is the danger of espousing the bunker mentality that it alone is the only possible manifestation of the remnant of Catholicism.
First some excerpts, then some of my own observations:
“1,000 soldiers fall to the left, 10,000 to the right”
This Scripture quote from Psalm 90 reminds us that false brethren (those on the right) are more dangerous than true enemies (those on the left). In the guerrilla war which the traditionalist world has had to wage against the forces of apostasy, it is quite understandable, if tragic, that there be division from among the ranks of those who “uphold the traditions of their forefathers”.
[...]...when the sun of the Church’s magisterium goes down, when the source of truth and morality gives an unclear message, when we are all enveloped in the dusk of ambiguity and uncertainty, where can we turn? The best way home is to return where we came from and retrace our steps back, because these are at least secure and familiar grounds. And this is what a little remnant has done.
[...] But then the enemy came and sowed cockle where wheat was growing unchecked; division and chaos ensued, following the always successful strategy of "divide and conquer". Had the development of Tradition been steady, and presented a united front against the onslaught of modernist Rome , there is little doubt that the process of auto-demolition of Holy Mother Church would have been largely slowed down.
[...] After the betrayal of the cowards and the weak, there came the defection of the sedevacantists who tended to divide themselves indefinitely. Then came that of the children of Archbishop Lefebvre, their own spiritual father, who left him for the mirages of the roses and lilies of modernist Rome . These are as so many tombstones strewn in the cemetery of the “War Veterans of Tradition”; tombstones of mute dogs, forever forbidden to bark at the madness of our poor Church authorities for the sake of a meager place in the sun and a piece of paper proving them to be “inside” the Catholic Church. Their name is legion: The monastery of Le Barroux, the Fraternity of St. Peter, Bishop Rifan and Campos , the Institute of Christ the King, the Institute of the Good Shepherd...
Then, to complete the picture, you have half-traditional priests, operating under the Pope’s gracious motu proprio liberating the Mass of all time. These priests are unfortunately halfway between the old and the new in more things than liturgy, and this reality does not make them so palatable to us.