The SSPX runs no paralell magisterium. They recognize one Magisterium that must not be obeyed when it issues non-infalllible statements that contradict previous infallible ones and infallible Tradition.
The Pope's "open arms" to regularization include sticking to the errors emanating from VCII and placing the Society alongside other erroneous Modern movements and craziness in a sideshow of tradition while the Church also supports other crazy movements such as the Neo-Cat Way. The Society is not opposed to reconciliation, but first Rome must recognize Her own Tradition and at the least, correct her official non-infallible "new" theology to reflect Tradition.
Stevus, I think you support the thought process of the majority of the SSPX that until Rome converts
, they will stand askance -- aloof -- and wait for that moment to spring up and return to tradition. After 50 years of the "spirit of the V-II" commanding the mentality of conciliarism, does the SSPX expect that to happen? That's kind of naive to hold that conviction. It will be nothing but an exercise of futility. Or is the SSPX expecting a deus ex machina
type of denouement, the final resolution to arrive and save the day? I don't think the SSPX is that credulous and jejune to accpt that, at least not among the most astute of its rank and file.
For so long now I have always held the fact that outside the citadel -- the fortress held hostage by the conciliarists -- the SSPX is impotent. By itself, the SSPX cannot hope that the Holy Ghost will miraculously bring about the change to normalcy "just because" -- the Church is under divine chastisement. We are all under divine chastisement, the SSPX included; can't we see that?
What are those fraternal order of priests who came in from the cold, reconciled and accepted regularization? They are slowly altering the course of modernism that has gripped all those who have made the Church what she is today. The SSPX does nothing but malign these order of priests for "submitting" and "giving in" to the enemy. Really? Who really is THE enemy here? Operating under the auspices of a Canon Law that puts doubt at best on those who know what jurisdiction is and what is truly supplied and what is not, -- on these grounds the SSPX cannot expect to last forever. I cannot in good conscience go to confession to the SSPX.
If Rome is to be converted and return to Tradition, it would be in the best interest of SSPX to do battle inside the Citadel, instead of the quixotic fighting of windmills from the outside. The joined forces of all traditional orders would bring about the demise and destruction of modernism sooner than sitting outside the gate in hopeful aspiration that Rome will come back to her senses. It is the great divide found in traditionalism that is hampering the good of the Church. We loudly protest what Rome is doing that is not to the interest of her divine mission, but we do nothing about it. And most of us deride, malign and condemn those who say we must be united with Peter in order to be saved.