Deacon Greg posts on one bit of outrage over the lifting of the SSPX excommunication. And I agree with the outrage. However, intelligence is not quite a prerequisite for ordination or whatever these guys have undergone. Denial of history is stupidity as well as willful ignorance. Sort of like their approach to Vatican II.
What I’m interested to know is this: now that they’ve been reinstated, are these four bishops refraining from priestly activity in anticipation of full restoration with Rome? And if not, what, really, has changed? Do you suppose that if this reconciliation proceeds, will these bishops will go to confession and mention their actions over the past twenty-one years? What was the formula; confess all sins in kind and number?