apparently, there have been some SSPX-ers who have begun to see the light and who have thus split from the original SSPX to form a new branch, called (for now) the SSPXSO, which is short for “the society of st. pius x of the strict observance.”
as it happens, i was the founder of the original SSPXSO (or “OSSPXSO”) more than nine years ago, so upon hearing this news, i immediately contacted my attorney, Shep Klingerman, who in turn issued a cease and desist letter to the SSPXSO pretenders (hereafter, “SSPXSOP”). the SSPXSOP contend, however, that my claim to the title “SSPXSO” extends merely to the greater Des Moines area, and that i have no right to forbid them to use the name themselves.
what they don’t realize, of course, is that the society of st. pius x of the strict observance of the greater Des Moines area (SSPXSOGDMA) was actually a splitter from my original SSPXSO.
granted, i have since severed all ties to the society, having renounced my membership not only in the SSPX, the SSPXSO, and the OSSPXSO, but also the PSSPX (people’s society of st. pius x), the FSSPXSO (fraternal society of st. pius x of the stricter observance), the FSSPXMSOP (fraternal society of st. pius x, most strictest observance possible), and several other societies of other popes pius (vii, v, iv, iii), to say nothing of the society of st. pius i (SSPI).
all things being equal, though, i’d still prefer not to have the illustrious name of St. Pius X dragged through the mud by a bunch of frauds and charlatans. especially after the whole “extreme catholic fitness” SSP90X fiasco (though i hear it’s what Paul Ryan used to use).
stupid splitters.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb_qHP7VaZE]