Is it permissible to attend an SSPX wedding? I thought that the couple (or priest) would first need to request permission from the local bishop and then also have a diocesan priest at the wedding, but I was recently told that these two things aren’t necessary anymore.
All things considered, yes, I think you can attend an SSPX wedding. SSPX priests may still be – in some ways – though this is confusing in the time of Francis – suspended, but the same Francis has said that the priests of the SSPX can absolve validly and can, now, also witness marriages, so long as they work something out with the local diocese.
I am sure that local dioceses, local bishops, have been gracious in this regard. If they haven’t… then…
Sorry, my words failed me for a moment as I sought something not vicious to remark.
We can go to them for confession now. We can go to them for marriage. We can attend their Masses to fulfill our Sunday obligation. In justice we can even contribute to their collection for the service we received.
The SSPX priests teach the classic, constant doctrine of the Church concerning the ends of marriage. They use the classic, perfect form for the exchange of vows. Francis has said that they can be legitimate witnesses with the consent of the local ordinary.
I would say, yes, you can go to the wedding.
Unless… this is a same-sex wedding.