By the look of things, most of SSPX may well reconcile with the Catholic church as a whole fairly soon. This raises an intriguing possibility---Benedict may well actually be as wise as a serpent, if his game is to harness the energy of the SSPX traditionalists in his bid to purify the Church. His opening salvos against the heretical nuns of America tend to support that estimation. My own denomination has pretty serious problems with heresy as well, perhaps the former head of the office formerly known as the Office of the Holy Inquisition can instruct us.
For those who have their irony detector gain levels set high, I'm not being ironic here at all. I'm quite in accord with 2 Peter 2:1-22 on the subject of heresy.
Dante was probably right in his Paradiso when he said that Divine Justice always appeared to be far too slow, or far too fast depending on your perspective.
A Barefoot Boy on Earth Day, 1970
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