F M Shyanguya
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SSPX: How is disobedience a good thing?

In their own words:

“There is no dispute that the episcopal consecrations took place without a pontifical mandate─that is, without the pope's permission and indeed against his express wishes.”
- Schism and Archbishop Lefebvre | sspx.org

“People say to us: You disobeyed the Holy Father. Disobeyed partially, but not fundamentally. Cardinal Ratzinger gave us the written authorization to have a member of the Society as a bishop. It's true that I consecrated four.”
- One year after the Consecrations
An Interview with Archbishop Lefebvre


“Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, experiencing failing health, aware of his episcopal duty to pass on the Catholic Faith and seeing no other way of assuring the continued ordination of truly Catholic priests, decided to consecrate bishops and announced that, if necessary, he will do so even without the pope’s permission.”
- Question 11
Wasn't Archbishop Lefebvre excommunicated?
(for consecrating bishops unlawfully)
F M Shyanguya
Rebellion is a sin of sorcery,
presumption a crime of teraphim.

[Cf 1 Sam 15:22-23 The Jerusalem Bible]
But Samuel replied:
Is the pleasure of the LORD in holocausts and sacrifices
or in obedience to the voice of the LORD?
Yes, obedience is better than sacrifice,
submissiveness better than the fat of rams.
Rebellion is a sin of sorcery,
presumption a crime of teraphim.’

teraphim = ‘False gods’;…More
Rebellion is a sin of sorcery,
presumption a crime of teraphim.


[Cf 1 Sam 15:22-23 The Jerusalem Bible]

But Samuel replied:

Is the pleasure of the LORD in holocausts and sacrifices
or in obedience to the voice of the LORD?
Yes, obedience is better than sacrifice,
submissiveness better than the fat of rams.
Rebellion is a sin of sorcery,
presumption a crime of teraphim.’


teraphim = ‘False gods’; teraphim were household idols.

The horror! The wickedness to recoil from! SSPX founded in rebellion and consecrated in disobedience! Wickedness made worse by the subsequent rationalization.