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1 posted on 08/04/2013 4:23:03 AM PDT by NYer
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With all that in mind, what is an ordinary lay-Catholic to do? On Sunday mornings it can be hard to turn one’s back on an SSPX church in the neighborhood, complete with beautiful liturgical rites celebrated by an obviously devout priest and attended by an equally devout congregation—especially if the alternative Mass, at one’s Catholic parish, involves none of those things! Still, it’s crucial to keep in mind that while aesthetics are undeniably important, they are not everything. Benedict XVI addressed this issue himself back in 2009.

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2 posted on 08/04/2013 4:24:23 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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It seems that the status of SSPX Sacraments is exactly what is the status of the Orthodox Sacraments, that is valid in itself, and at the same time it would be an act of disobedience for a Catholic to partake of them.


3 posted on 08/04/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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Why were the past Sacraments of Marriage and Confession considered valid and licit when the Diocese of Campos, Brazil reconciled with Rome?

Seems like Rome can break it’s own rules, huh?


4 posted on 08/04/2013 12:14:12 PM PDT by ebb tide
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Eleven years later, as was already discussed in “Canon Law and the SSPX,” Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications of the four bishops.


9 posted on 08/04/2013 8:01:47 PM PDT by narses
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