Thanks for your email and the link to your comments concerning the "Draft Declaration"
However, given that the subject "Declaration" is supposedly a spontaneously authored submission by the Lay Faithful on their own behalf, I am confused as to why any authority is required from the "Resistance Clergy"
Whilst I am of course more than to happy to defer to the advice and guidance of the clergy on matters of faith and morals, I am not convinced that they should be dictating the content of our correspondence?
Indeed, whilst we owe the clergy appropriate respect, I do not believe that seeking their detailed approbation for our every utterance is either beneficial or healthy to a proper relationship twixt clergy and laity!
If the laity are stopped from expressing their own points of view and concerns, in their own words, (even if, such words lack sophistication or erudition) then we Traditionalists are doomed to repeat the quiet submission of almost the entire post Vatican II Church in following the Hierarchy (at every level ) down the fairy path of indifference and apostasy!
If the past fifty years have taught us anything, surely it must be that we should (albeit respectfully) question everything. particularly as it pertains to the Faith!
It would be difficult to argue that the all pervading and rampant clericalism of the pre Vatican II Church was not an insignificant factor in paving the way for all the nonsense that has since followed!
I have ranted enough and hope that you will appreciate the points I have been trying to make,
Regards In Christ, [...]