Radicalism Knows No Rites
Byzcath.org reports that a Ukrainian priest has been excommunicated. It appears that Father Kovpak has connections with SSPX and the source of the problems is the excommunicated Richard Williamson, a “bishop” in SSPX, has illicitly consecrated priests for Father Kovpak’s fraternity. This news disturbs me for it appears that SSPX is starting to spread its disobedience in a way I really didn’t imagine. With the influence of a group that is no longer bound by Rome, it seems that my Eastern Rite brothers are now getting caught in the controversy of our Latin brothers and the confusion over the Mass. Get the story here.
Let me make one thing clear, I sympathize with other Tradtionalists and agree that there is something wrong in the modern Catholic Church as far as Mass and culture are concerned. Where we Traditional Latin Catholics must draw the line, however, is when disobedience and schism become viable options at a point when the Church seems to be in her more difficult period. I hold out hope for the unity of all God’s children, and I don’t doubt the sincerity of those who are truly alarmed at the contemporary Chruch’s struggle with identity. May our Lady pray for each and every one of us!