Moving Forward? Your Eminence, with all due respect is it at a snail's pace? Are issues outside of doctrine and dogma plastered all over the media detracting from the process? What about those faithful catholics in the pews that attend SSPX liturgies? When they hear that SSPX priests don't have faculties but they can, according to Mons. Perl, still attend Masses said by those priests and fulfill their Sunday obligation by doing so, what are they to think?
Even more egregious, they are told that if they receive the sacraments of Penance or Holy Matrimony from those priests, those sacraments are invalid? How can this be?
The situation in the Diocese of Rockville Center, NY, with Bishop Murphy
stating the SSPX is in schism and forbidding his subject from attending SSPX masses as in this quote from http://www.licatholic.org/columns/murphy.htm
To the person who wrote to me (and others) asking if it is now all right for Catholics to attend Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Farmingville, the answer is NO. No Catholic is to attend Mass or fulfill one’s Sunday obligation or seek sacraments from priests of that Church because they remain in schism. How can this be Your Eminence?
Do you have authority as Head of PCED to grant temporary faculties and put this matter to rest?
Surely, you can see the pain that such opposition is causing loyal catholics who wish only to practice their Faith according to what the Church has always taught, held and professed to be true. I ask you, I beg you, if it is in your power, either grant the temporary faculties to these bishops and priests or ask the Holy Father to do so. With the greatest respect for you and your work in the Commission I offer you my solidarity as a loyal catholic father and grandfather.