Wherein Southern Orders completely agrees with Fr. Z's rants:
Some people are talking about “schism” because of the Synod.
No matter what happens at the Synod, there will be no schism by either side.
Schisms are passé. Catholics don’t schism.
Indifference and apathetic drifting are the real threats.
Conservatives have no where else to go (e.g., the SSPX simply not an option). Conservatives accept Vatican II AND the Catechism of the Catholic Church AND Code of Canon Law.
Liberals love to hear conservatives talk about “schism”, because liberals are actually the ones trying to bring it about. As they try to impose NewChurch, liberals are already in de facto schism. But they’ll never make it official. They are basically Congregationalists. They are still in the cafeteria. They take what the want and leave the rest. Schism would take too much effort and money.
Schism talk is for journalists only, for headline effect. But it’s to the liberals’ advantage.
So, I want to assures the world that there will not be a schism.
There is no real threat of schism from the right. There will be no formal schism on the left, for different reasons.
So – get over it. Stop the distraction.
Schism talk benefits mainly liberal kooks.
Sorry… that was redundant.