Dear Brother Dimond:
My family and I are attending the .. (SSPX) though we do not support it financially. I am pregnant and due to give birth in the spring. I recently found out that our prospective godparents (whom I thought to be Catholic) are faithless heretics. I am talking about my own parents. My father has made it clear on a couple of occassions that I should stop having babies (we have 5 children so far). I know for a fact that the SSPX Church we attend will not baptize our new baby without godparents and I know of no one else that could fullfill that roll. I am considering baptizing the new baby myself at home; is this really the right thing to do in an non life threatening situation?...
I was also wondering about the author Solange Hertz and what you think of her. In one of her books, she indicated that it is better to stay home and say prayers, do spiritual reading, etc rather than attend the Mass of a heretic (even a heretic priest who calls himself traditionalist).
God bless you and keep up the wonderful work.
Thank you for your question. You should baptize the baby yourself, and not have the SSPX priest do it. Regarding Solange Hertz, last time we checked she held that no one has the authority to say that the manifestly heretical non-Catholic Antipopes of the Vatican II sect are not true Popes. Thus, her opinion on where one may or may not attend Mass isn’t worth much. I believe she holds, or at least accepts as Catholic, the heretical position of The Remnant; otherwise they wouldn’t carry her articles and give her awards. In fact, The Remnant was even selling – and still may be selling – a T-shirt that said “I love Solange Hertz”! This is outrageous and scandalous and almost unbelievable. Just imagine a married traditional Catholic man walking around in an “I love Solange Hertz” T-shirt. Check out the shirts here. It’s scandalous and arguably idolatrous. It reveals The Remnant’s spiritual blindness – their love of man in the place of God. Solange Hertz also does not hold the absolute necessity of water baptism for salvation, as she indicated in a telephone conversation with one of us.
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