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The Society of St. Pius X and Antisemitism

How "good" people compartmentalize evil.

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Jeanette Pryor

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January 13, 2013 - 7:00 am

Anticipating objections, the SSPX Superior in America issued this press release:

During a 2-hour conference given in Ontario, Canada on December 28th, 2012, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society St. Pius X, commented on the relations between the Holy See and the SSPX during the last two years.

During the conference Bishop Fellay stated “Who, during that time, was the most opposed that the Church would recognize the Society? The enemies of the Church. The Jews, the Masons, the Modernists…”
The word “enemies” used here by Bishop Fellay is of course a religious concept and refers to any group or religious sect which opposes the mission of the Catholic Church and her efforts to fulfill it: the salvation of souls.

This religious context is based upon the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Gospels: “He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.” (Matthew 12:30)

By referring to the Jews, Bishop Fellay’s comment was aimed at the leaders of Jewish organizations, and not the Jewish people, as is being implied by journalists.

Accordingly the Society of St. Pius X denounces the repeated false accusations of anti-Semitism or hate speech made in an attempt to silence its message.

Because of my thirty years in the SSPX before leaving in 2008, I knew this denial of the organization’s antisemitic world-view was patently misleading. I resisted writing a response. In the middle of the night my husband’s radio, like Marley’s Ghost, clanked its own recrimination – an interview of journalist Tuvia Tenenbom by talk-show host John Batchelor about the book I Sleep in Hitler’s Room: An Amerian Jew Visits Germany.

Reviewed at PJ Media by Bruce Bawer and National Review Online by Jack Fowler, Tenenbom’s chronicle of his six-month assignment in Germany deeply disturbs. Expecting to enjoy the company of enlightened, successful, and pacifist natives, the author was horrified to discover that antisemitsm is a nearly ubiquitous, barely concealed focal point of contemporary social perspective in Germany.

Hearing the extent to which Nazi ideology still thrives in Germany shocked me. It shouldn’t have. I understand how and why people accept the tenets of antisemitism and that letting go of it is not primarily the work of logic and reason, but rather of correcting the emotional imbalances that are “filled” by this hateful doctrine.

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Your readers to learn about Münchausen by Internet{1}. It is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention or sympathy to themselves.
Please read the article and consider the following:
The SSPX is not a cult, nor is it anti-Semitic. Read Marcia Rudin’s “Too Good to be True: Resisting Cults and Psychological Manipulation”. Here is an excerpt
Groups That Aren’t Cults
• are not deceptive; tell people what life in the group will be like; tell the real name of the group and its leadership.
• allow people time to think over their commitments to it carefully.
• respect the individual’s autonomy and independence.
• respond to critics respectfully.
• respect the family and one’s commitment to it.
• have built-in controls to watch over their leader(s), so behavior and abuses can be monitored and corrected.
Jeanette misleads the readership to believe that lay persons are members of the SSPX, it is a fraternity of priests, with supporting orders of sisters and monks (brothers, whatever you want to call them). Lay persons may attend mass and receive sacraments from the SSPX priests, but there are no memberships. I believe she was only a nun for 8 short years. So saying she was in this organization for 30 years is either an outright lie or accidentally misleading others. Was she allowed to think over her commitment? Frankly I never heard of anyone but her spending 8 years to decide whether or not to take their final vows as a nun. Her autonomy and independence were respected, she left the convent and chose her own life. No SSPX priest would ever interfere with someone’s family. Did they watch over their leader’s behavior? Yes, Bp. Williamson was corrected numerous times before finally being publicly expelled from the order several months before this article was published, another case of blatantly misleading the readers.
The SSPX is not a cult and the removal of Bp. Williamson, shows they are clearly not Anti-Semitic.
I commented much more previously and am disappointed all comments were deleted in the new system.

Try hard read this article with a discerning eye, don’t just blindly believe anything you read on the internet.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Münchausen_by_Internet
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Münchausen_syndrome
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