A Jesuit’s Appreciation for the SSPX

Francis X. Clooney, SJ, writes in America, of browsing the SSPX webpage and being surprised by their openness and pastoral sensitivity on some difficult issues. He concludes:

SSPX can remind us of the riches of our tradition, and the honesty with which pre-conciliar Catholics could struggle with issues still facing us today. The rest of us, in the living Church that has flourished in the irreversibly post-Vatican II era, can remind SSPX that we too are motivated with the same concern for Church and world that they have nurtured — and we have learned to talk with those who seem religiously rather different from ourselves, rather than merely about them.