Catholic Candle note: Catholic Candle normally examines particular issues thoroughly, at length, using the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the other Doctors of the Church. By contrast, our feature CC in brief, gives an extremely short answer to a reader’s question. We invite readers to submit their own questions.
CC in brief
Q. I’m so confused. Is there a mass that I can attend, i.e. SSPX or SSPV? Should I simply stay home and pray the traditional Rosary?
A. We are in the same position you are, with no Mass to attend, since there are no uncompromising priests, at least in most places in the world. We strongly encourage you to do what we do: we stay home and sanctify the Sunday there, reading the Mass prayers, a good sermon, etc. We use the program set out here: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/faith/sanctifying-sunday-no-mass.html
Even if we don’t “feel” content in our feelings or emotions, nonetheless with our will and intellect (the important faculties) we should be perfectly content without the Mass and Sacraments when they are not available without compromise. Read this morale-boosting explanation here:
We urge you not to attend compromise groups to get the Sacraments, even where they are valid Sacraments. The Sacraments of compromise groups do not please God. https://catholiccandle.org/2020/04/02/a-compromise-groups-masses-and-sacraments-do-not-give-grace-because-the-end-does-not-justify-the-means/
The SSPX is a compromise group and is liberal (as is Bp. Williamson’s group). To see concrete evidence of the “new” SSPX’s increasing liberalism, click on the “Society of St. Pius X” tab at this link: https://catholiccandle.neocities.org/#gsc.tab=0
Most of the SSPV have doubtful ordinations and all of them are in schism. Read more about the schism of sedevacantism in a book available here: https://catholiccandle.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/sedevacantism-material-or-formal-schism.pdf If you prefer, you can buy this book (which is sold at cost) here: