My reasoning about traditionalist chapels is quite simple. If a bishop ordains outside the Church's
jurisdiction and sets up a string of chapels internationally, for dispensing the Sacraments, that quite plain is a schismatic operation, or the word has lost its meaning. A national string of chapels having several priests is not different essentially from
the international one. The single chapel, as at Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, etc., does not differ essentially from the others, these also being outside the Church's jurisdiction. It is not a matter of numbers but of the setting up public places of worship
outside the permanent laws and jurisdiction of the Church. ... The cry that these are *extraordinary times has been made as an excuse by every charlatan who offers a way out of the present confusion -- only to add to the confusion and divisions among those who know
pretty much what is going on, and to the scandal of those who do not know. Heresy is added to schism by these people -- by their implicit denial of Christ's promise to remain always with the Church He founded.
*"Epikeia is not to be identified with interpretation, dispensation, presumed permission, excusing cause, or popular acceptance of human
law…Human invalidating laws sometimes cease to bind; but epikeia may not be applied to human invalidating laws… IN REGARD TO MATTERS WHICH TOUCH THE ESSENCE OF THE SACRAMENTS, THE USE OF EPIKEIA IS ALWAYS EXCLUDED."
(The History, Nature, and Use of Epikeia in Moral Theology, by Fr. Lawrence Joseph Riley, 1948 Imprimatur)