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FSSP: How to Face the Crisis? By Not Facing It

“Staring at a lit light bulb long enough makes everything else around it dark, and we lose needed circumspection – and joy,” Father Gerard Saguto wrote on Fssp.com (November 20).

Strangly, Saguto refers the light bulb to what is dark in the Church, for instance, the “shortcomings displayed by the human element.”

When bad news about the Church upset our inner peace, he recommends Frank Sheed’s (+1981) book Christ in Eclipse.

For Sheed the Institutional Israel was “even worse” than the harshest critics think the Catholic Church is, “yet it never occurred to the holiest of Jews to leave it.” Sheed wrotes this in 1978.

“We are not baptised into the hierarchy, do not receive the cardinals sacramentally, will not spend eternity in the beatific vision of the pope,” Sheed explains adding that “I admire the present pope, Paul VI.”

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Fr. Saguto made a distinction between the Church Herself and "the human element" i.e. bad Church leaders. He pointed out we must not abandon the Church because of its current leadership and that we can find solace from bad news in good Catholic works, all sound advice.

Fr. Saguto didn't suggest we shouldn't face any supposed "crisis". That's some yellow-journalism happening there.

Besides, …More
Fr. Saguto made a distinction between the Church Herself and "the human element" i.e. bad Church leaders. He pointed out we must not abandon the Church because of its current leadership and that we can find solace from bad news in good Catholic works, all sound advice.

Fr. Saguto didn't suggest we shouldn't face any supposed "crisis". That's some yellow-journalism happening there.

Besides, it's debatable there even IS a crisis. Traditionalists have been staying true to the Church's teachings and ignoring the Church's bad leadership and bizarre novelties for roughly sixty years now. The current regime is just more of the same.
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Anyone who admires Pope Paul VI has little idea of who he really was and what he really did to our Church. See Fr. Luigi Villa and his magazine Chiesa viva.
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True, he gave away his cross and ring to the United Nations, to help the poor.
Judas also wanted to sell our Lord Jesus' perfume and give the money to the poor.