A certain Society on the Cusp of Canonical Re-integration held an internal Q and A for its flock recently, and a certain Father Romain (not real) had this to say.
Unfortunately, my dear brothers and sisters, we will not have time to answer your questions, but thank you very much for taking the time to write them down. Perhaps my remarks will answer some of them.
The reunion with Rome will allow us to do many many things that we cannot now do. For example, we are not now kept in a cage, like our Brethren in the other Fraternities. This has always made us sad, being abandoned like orphans, out in the open, with no one to fatten us, or to discipline us through delayed feedings. How many times have we prayed for an answer from Rome: be fair to us like the others! Where is our cage for us to be locked in, with the sign on the bars saying: Traditional Catholics? We too can be very silent, like a sleeping prisoner, and never say a word about the Council! Look how well so many of us do it already! It is the sound of obedience to the Recognition. The Canonical reintegration will give us our proper place, where no one can come in to interfere. We prefer now to say, but with a different meaning than in our past days, that Peter has the keys, and Peter will give us our proper place. And there we will remain.
The reunion is also our Society’s birthright! Many of you do not yet know, indeed none of you in truth should know, our loyal sheep, how we have planned for so long to keep you safe in leading you back to the Shepherd. We knew that you needed what they call today a place apart, that is also safe for you, where the changes from Rome would not trouble you. Yes, they changed so many, many things and we did not interfere with them. You were here, and they were there, and no one interfered. Now it is time for the sheep to go home and meet the Shepherd. Brethren, do not think that we your Pastors in the Society are your shepherds. Think of us as a sort of pastor’s helper, like helpful goats that lead the sheep where their owner must have them go.
What we have longed for most, however, my dear and faithful Brethren, is also something that has weighed upon our hearts these many years, even our newly ordained, your sons, say they can sense it. Long have we sorrowed that there is no Red Hat atop the Society. Truly, our bishops have been tremendous, but is that all the future affords us? Do you not long like we long for you, to have you look up and see the the Cappa Magna flowing behind His Excellency, a Cardinal at last? Yes, my brethren, this is the remuneration of all our pains, which we have always had on your behalf. Do you not agree this is the greatest repayment of all for recognition?
Now I see the sun has set, leaving it quite dark, and I must bid you good night. I trust that you all know the way out.