Granted, the Vatican recognizing the SSPX as genuinely Catholic is simply a matter of justice, for the SSPX is faithful to all that the Church has taught and practiced throughout the centuries including the inconvenient truths of Pius IX’s Syllabus of Errors, Pius XI’s Quas Primas and other counter-revolutionary Papal texts.-John Vennari
In the previous blog post I mentioned how the SSPX is not faithful to the Syllabus of Errors.Theologically, for SSPX bishops and many priests , there are exceptions to the Syllabus teachings on other religions and Christian communities.1
Philosophy needs to submit to rationality and Tradition.Yet the SSPX reasons out that there are known cases of the baptism of desire .This is an irrational premise. Also no magisterial document before the Council of Trent says there are explicit cases of the baptism of desire.Then the SSPX concludes that since there are known cases of the baptism of desire; they are seen in the flesh for them, these cases are exceptions to the traditional interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, according to the 16th century missionaries.
II. MODERATE RATIONALISM
10. As the philosopher is one thing, and philosophy another, so it is the right and duty of the philosopher to subject himself to the authority which he shall have proved to be true; but philosophy neither can nor ought to submit to any such authority.—Ibid., Dec. 11, 1862.-Syllabus of Errors
The SSPX has accepted the wrong philosophical reasoning in the second part of the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 to the Archbishop of Boston. The Letter speculated that hypothetical cases can be explicit ( false premise) and so there were exceptions to the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus (conclusion).
11. The Church not only ought never to pass judgment on philosophy, but ought to tolerate the errors of philosophy, leaving it to correct itself.—Ibid., Dec. 21, 1863.
This philosophical error of assuming hypothetical cases are objective was made by the liberals at Boston and Rome in 1949 and then the error was inserted in Vatican Council II.The SSPX is not aware of it .So we cannot expect them to correct it.
13. The method and principles by which the old scholastic doctors cultivated theology are no longer suitable to the demands of our times and to the progress of the sciences.—Ibid.
SSPX in its theological and philosopsical formation is using the false premise and conclusion which is the basis of the new theology. So it has rejected the philophical reasoning and traditional theology of the pre Council of Trent times.
The SSPX is not faithful to the Syllabus of Errors.Theologically, for SSPX bishops and many priests , there are exceptions to the Syllabus teachings on other religions and Christian communities.