“The essence of schism consists in rebelliously disobeying the commandments: and I say ‘rebelliously,’ since a schismatic both obstinately scorns the commandments of the Church, and refuses to submit to her judgment. But every sinner does not do this, wherefore not every sin is a schism.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas
Who can we say really scorns the Commandments of the Church, scorns Catholic tradition? Certainly not the SSPX, but rather, the Modernists. They hurl schism at the SSPX when they themselves are guilty of the same. It is not the SSPX that scorns Catholic tradition, that despises the Traditional Latin Mass and the whole Faith as practiced by generations of Catholic, while having the true schismatic mentality in ignoring what pre-Counciliar Popes have taught, infallibly and otherwise, to have it only replaced with the religion of Vatican II. A true submission to the Roman Pontiff is not a mindless assent to everything he says but rather, a loving respect for the Office of Peter, obedience and assent to his infallible statements and obedience to his fallible statements, insofar as they do not contradict what has been passed down in tradition.
How is it that the SSPX, who holds to no heresy but keeps every single jot and tittle of what we have always believed, suddenly schismatic for not accepting the new religion of man and every word that comes forth from the mouth of the Pope? For, that is what it comes down, too. Tyranny because of a refusal of submission. We serve God rather than man.
~Damsel of the Faith