Cat Smith
The SSPX already had faculties to absolve. Francis has given them nothing they didn't already have. The highest law in the Church is the salvation of souls. The Church always supplies jurisdiction for the sacraments and no priest needs permission to offer the sacraments to the faithful who desire them, especially from a satanic apostate.
John A Cassani
It may be a small point, but I don’t believe that faculties to absolve sins were granted to SSPX priests: the faithful were allowed to approach them for absolution. Fr. Hunwicke, in the last month, gave a somewhat cryptic commentary on this, intimating that, in this instance at least, the SSPX were being treated as the Easten Orthodox are treated. Fr. Z was the only one who gave any commentary …More
It may be a small point, but I don’t believe that faculties to absolve sins were granted to SSPX priests: the faithful were allowed to approach them for absolution. Fr. Hunwicke, in the last month, gave a somewhat cryptic commentary on this, intimating that, in this instance at least, the SSPX were being treated as the Easten Orthodox are treated. Fr. Z was the only one who gave any commentary on this, as far as I remember. It’s an interesting situation.
V.R.S.
If they were allowed to approach then a kind of faculty was granted. In any case the justified positive doubt is enough for the supplied jurisdiction. Canon 144.1:
In factual or legal common error and in positive and probable doubt of law or of fact, the Church supplies executive power of governance for both the external and internal forum.
Facts Not Lies
One old battle cry which gets reused (with colorful language) in many stories repeats in my mind...

"Confusion to the Enemy!"

And Frances seems to consider the church his enemy in this case.