This is well worth reading. It delves into topics from Vatican II to the traditional Latin Mass and the authority of the Roman Pontiff. Letter of Pope Saint Paul VI to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Please discuss or ask questions here, rather than at the linked site.
Notice the paragraph where Pope Paul asserts that some teachings of Vatican II are infallible.
Also, I tweeted this:
Eastern Orthodox: “We’re right and the Pope is wrong.”
Protestants: “We’re right and the Church is wrong.”
“Old Catholics”: “We’re right and Vatican I is wrong.”
SSPX: “We’re right and Vatican II is wrong.”
TLMs: “We’re right and the Pope is wrong.”
— Oh, look! A circle! —
It’s always the same. The big bad Church is being mean to us by teaching us divine eternal truths that we don’t like. The mean old Pope is making us attend Mass without letting us control every aspect of it. These persons who rebel against the Church never win. History always shows them to be heretics and schismatics.
Lefebvre never reconciled to the Church. And I think he had rather narrow views on salvation. The Council of Florence taught that schismatics and heretics are damned to Hell. But we must understand that to mean only if they are unrepentant from actual mortal sin; some could be in a state of grace by a sincere but mistaken conscience. The sad thing is that, on the far right, they don’t allow for that sincere mistaken conscience for Jews or Muslims, and so why should it then apply to them? I think they can be saved, but their own views on salvation are contrary to their own behavior.