Skip to comments.Are SSPX Sacraments Valid? Part II
Posted on 08/15/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT by Weiss White
As we saw in Part I, SSPX priests are able to celebrate validly the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist (because they can celebrate a valid Mass), and Anointing of the Sick. Additionally, SSPX bishops can validly administer Confirmation and Holy Orders. Again, without authorization from church superiors, they shouldnt be doing any of these things; but the fact remains that they do indeed have the power to do them. These sacraments are valid, but illicit.
But there are two other sacraments which havent been addressed yet. Unlike the five mentioned above, celebrating the sacraments of Penance and Matrimony requires more than just the sacramental power possessed by validly ordained clergy. Lets take a look at each of these sacraments in turn, and once weve seen what the Code of Canon Law requires for the valid celebration of these sacraments, we can draw some conclusions about whats really happening when SSPX clergy want to celebrate them.
(Excerpt) Read more at canonlawmadeeasy.com ...
Regarding marriages, this is all a small part of the story.
Many provisions can be made for sacramental Matrimony, aven without a priest, just as in Baptism. In parts of Latin America and Africa, for example, a priest may be available only a couple of times a year for thousands of people. As the Sacrament of Matrimony is actually administered by the couple (though ordinarily conducted by the priest), allowances can be made (preferably with a Deacon, but not necessarily), with the priest blessing it when possible.
There are other issues that would apply to both Matromony and Confession, where faculties could be provided, but it would take too long to go into detail.
Assuming all of their sacraments are valid, but illicit, can Catholics receive such sacraments from the SSPX priests?
They need to start putting beach balls on their high altars, and distributing the Holy Eucharist in plastic dixie cups. Then canonists will say that the SSPX is in full communion with the Church.