If I had a little more time before my next trip, I would head over to the Twin Cities for this.
Argument of the Month has been going for years at the parish of a friend of mine, Fr. John Echert, at St. Augustine’s in S. St. Paul.
These events are open to men and boys. Period. Lot’s of fathers and sons come. The food is abundant and really bad for you. There are cigars, beer, etc., and a public fight (in the form of a civil argument about a pre-determined topic).
They are having their Annual Smoker and a debate about the SSPX.
4:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
5:10pm Rosary in the Church
5:30pm Traditional Latin Mass
7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
9:30pm Wrap Up
The Smoker Debate Of May 2019: What Divides Us? The Society of St Pius X and the Catholic Church
1. Is SSPX in schism with the Roman Catholic Church?
2. Are the Sacraments of SSPX valid and licit (confessions, weddings)?
3. What are issues for SSPX beyond the Mass and Sacrament?
If you have never heard of the SSPX and want to understand what the controversy is all about, you are not going to want to miss the next AOTM! We will give context to the controversy, debate the issues and answer the questions above and more.
I would like to go, because, frankly, having worked in the Vatican Curia’s Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, I know the answers and… I am right.