Clergy and laity who pray for the Pope at every Mass or Protestants and other heretical sects?
Hat Tip to PreVat2
In the introduction to his report of an exclusive interview he had with Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), on Summorum Pontificum, Remnant columnist Brian Mershon, had this profound observation:
“The irony is that many Catholic bishops, priests and faithful who hold almost exclusively the sacramental ecclesiology [which defines Christians as having “degrees of unity” of communion with the Church instead of the more juridical understanding of “membership” in the Church] are often those to claim the SSPX is “outside” the Church, while at the same time calling Protestants “separated brethren” and refusing to use the terms “schismatic” or “heretic” to those who are further away from the body, heart and soul of the Church. In other words, they will often engage in ecumenical events and worship services with those who don’t share the same Faith and sacraments and no ordained priesthood, but will be the first to warn Catholics against attending Mass at an SSPX chapel with other Catholics.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.