The whole scandal of the SSPX "excommunications" and "suspensions" is a black mark on the leadership of the Church.
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was right then and he was right in the 1970's. His suspension was an act of injustice. It was vile and despicable on the part of Paul VI and his henchmen. John Paul II succumbed to enormous pressure and put the Archbishop in an impossible situation. Rather than obey man, he chose to follow God and Tradition. "Put not your trust in princes," comes to mind. Further, obedience to an unjust law is not required. Obedience to error is not required. Benedict XVI, to his credit, began the removal of the injustice and declared that those who persecuted Catholics who attended and desired the traditional liturgy were acting in serious error because the traditional Mass was not and could not and can not ever be abrogated!
These people were and are Catholic. Everything else is for Canon lawyers to sort out.
There is no schism, There never was a schism. It there were the responsibility would be with dicastery in charge of Christian unity, not doctrine.
You can go there to receive the Sacrament of Penance. Do it. And if you can do that, you can hear Mass.
So good for Francis. Even a broken clock is correct twice per day. Let's give him credit where it is due.
God bless the Society of St. Pius X and may Marcel Lefebvre be raised to the Altars.
Now, go to this link:
Gaze upon that countenance. Can you in any one of these see hatred, malice, deceit or corruption in those eyes? That face? What love. What faith. What serenity.
It could only be from God.
That is all.