From a reader…
Minimal background for context: Recently, the SSPX sent out an e-mail looking for teachers for their schools, including one in my area. […] [S]o even after over 2 years of job hunting, I haven’t been able to get hired into ANYTHING, no matter how high or low on the ladder it is. Mid-level, junior-level, entry-level, minimum wage, I’ve been rejected for all of it because of a lack of “experience.” (What Catch-22?)
Question: Would it be “schismatic” or otherwise inadvisable to teach in an SSPX grade school? As desperate as I am for money, I’m asking about this because I value a proper relationship with Rome and my local See even more than anything else :(
God bless you and I thank you for your work!
Let’s think about this.
A Catholic can go to SSPX chapels for confession (thanks to Pope Francis).
A Catholic can go to an SSPX chapel to be married (thanks to Pope Francis).
A Catholic can fulfill his Sunday obligation at a chapel of the SSPX (thanks to Canon Law).
A Catholic can work for a non-Catholic church as a janitor or choir director.
A Catholic won’t be asked by the SSPX to reject the Pope or unity with him.
Can a Catholic teach for an SSPX elementary school?
I think so.
The rest, about unity with your local church, is up to you.