Sorry not to have been putting in the hours here this week. I'm off to a conference this morning to give a paper and that has had the priority in the last few days.
The paper addresses two late pamphlets of Georges Bernanos Scandale de la vérité and Nous autres Français. More about them next week when I'm back, although I will have another conference to prepare for as well. Typical really. I speak at no conferences for about eighteen months and then two come along together ;-)
I note that Bishop Williamson's Dinoscopus letter this week made an attempt to answer objections to the SSPX 'sbeing in the driving seat of the Church 'for all practical purposes'. His argument is that it is not a matter of truth claimants but of truth tellers. I've no time here to go into this very much but this is something of a smokescreen. If one advances a thesis which the Church not only does not propose but is positively averse to, you are surely a 'claimant' of a kind until your position is judged. Unless the SSPX is saying that their position on the New Mass is definitive: is it definitive? And if not, what is it?
Anyway, it's a scandal to blog à la hâte like this. My hearty apologies. Call it a wave through the window!