Dear Brother Michael;
First, I want to say hello… Regardless where I go to Mass I meet people that know of you and your work and always find information with your name on it in their information bins. There is a married couple at the chapel I attend presently that know your work very well and I believe the woman has spent a great deal of time talking with you in the past on the telephone….
I have several questions and issues that I've been meaning for months to ask you about. They are below and I would be most appreciative if you would please send your answers or comments when you have time.
1. I do not support the traditional priest at the chapel I go to by putting money in the collection plate. However, I do put money into the collection plate for the Building Fund. Is this ok?
2. The congregation says the rosary before Mass. They also say an additional decade for "the Pope". I abstain from saying that decade because they recognize JPII as a valid pope and I do not. Is this correct on my part?
B., good to hear from you. The answer to your first question is no, you absolutely cannot donate any money to the SSPX for any reason, including the building fund, since they are a heretical and schismatic group.
Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215: "Moreover, we determine to subject to excommunication believers who receive, defend, or support heretics."The answer to your second question is that you should not pray the Rosary with the people at that church, since they are praying for the Antipope.
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