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Bishop Schneider Criticises ChurchMilitant’s Attacks On SSPX

Bishop Athanasius Schneider commented on the fact that “from various sides,” the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has been made a target of attacks in connection with cases of sexual abuse (LifeSiteNews.com, December 3).

In fact, it is only one side/website which attacks the SSPX, i.e., ChurchMilitant.com while constantly complaing that no Catholic website is jumping on that bandwagon.

[From reading ChurchMilitant.com] Schneider received the impression as if the SPPX were "the only Catholic religious organisation which had to respond to such accusations.” Schneider also notices that it cannot be dismissed that some of the accusations [by ChurchMilitant.com] were conducted "in a biased manner.”

He underlines that in all dioceses and religious communities around the world there are shortcomings in investigating cases of homosexual abuse, maybe to the same or to a greater extent, and he warns [ChurchMilitant.com] that one cannot hold the SSPX responsible for crimes which members or employees committed AFTER they parted company with the group or were dismissed.

In this logic, Schneider explains, the Augustinian order would be responsible for the anti-Semitic statements of Martin Luther, their former member.
jacouille54
Can anyone tell me when/where Church Militant accused the SSPX for crimes committed by ex-members after they left the Society? It's all in there and I haven't found: churchmilitant.com/…article/sspx-complete-coverage It seems Bishop Schenider hasn't read any of it, he's just defending his friend Fellay
john333
read the book man behind the curtain
AlexBKaiser
Timothy J. Williams on fb: "The Church Militant articles are dishonest in the extreme. I personally know about one of the accusers and at least two of the accused priests. The truth is not at all as represented in the articles. I know a perfectly Innocent priest who cannot defend himself without violating the seal of the confessional. Yes, there are some rotten apples in the SSPX. But the hatred …More
Timothy J. Williams on fb: "The Church Militant articles are dishonest in the extreme. I personally know about one of the accusers and at least two of the accused priests. The truth is not at all as represented in the articles. I know a perfectly Innocent priest who cannot defend himself without violating the seal of the confessional. Yes, there are some rotten apples in the SSPX. But the hatred of Michael Voris for this order is simply pathological. I have more faith in SSPX priests than in ANY other religious order, period."
Ultraviolet
The question is, however, if the SSPX is being attacked with just cause.
jacouille54
Exactly! Michael Voris can be vitriolic indeed but it's the facts that matter and Church Militant have documented quite a few
salliperson
Thank you Bishop Schneider.
Alex A
Nice to come across commonsense. Thank you, Bishop Schneider!