I've always tried to keep an open mind about the SSPX. Normally I've found them to be quite even handed and easy to work with especially if they realised you were singing from the same edition of the Graduale. Hey- they even made fun social companions - hanging around the silver collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum for example or the occasional, carefully chosen, war memorial. I have become aware that in some parts of the world there is a bit of a dark side to the Society. Think of a combination of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and the 1973 version of The Wicker Man and you'll get the idea. No need to raise the panic alarms here however. I'm sure the civil authorities will do that in their own good time.
Please beware of some negative reporting concerning the SSPX commitment to the discussions happening at the moment. There is some mischief afoot, not the work of 'pixies' but rather of Vatican gremlins- a peculiar breed that probably should get a mention in my guide to traddies.
What is a bit of a headache at the moment is the childish tit for tat going on between certain impotent curial underlings who seem to think it works to the credit of the Church if they undermine the current discussions by confusing the times of forthcoming meetings, by privately informing against the discussion group members, and by being such general pains in the proverbial whilst attempting to feather the nests of their own private ambitions at the cost of some very good men. It's hardly going to breed much trust between the parties is it?
Prayers please for the continuing success of the discussions and novenas for a happy death for all petty curial bureaucrats!