Is it optional?
Has anyone noticed how even some Roman Catholic blogs seem to blithely question 'The Council'? Claiming: "It was simply a pastoral council" - "nothing was defined" - "nothing was binding" - "it was subverted, infiltrated by Masons and Protestants" - and stuff like that. What is the source of this
What does the SSPX Bishop Fellay really say?
“If their aim is still to force us to accept the second Vatican Council, the discussions have been clear enough in showing that we have no intention of doing any such thing.”
He went on to say that “there are those who say that up until now, they (the Vatican, editor’s note) have always tried to shove the Council down our throats. I don’t know. All I am saying is: We are moving on. We have our principles, above all faith… Without faith God can never like you, so our decision is made. Faith comes first, no matter what, it even comes before recognition by the Church. We need to be strong.” - Bishop Fellay - Vatican Insider
So, they are moving on. "Faith comes first, no matter what, it even comes before recognition by the Church." See - there it is - if that is indeed an accurate translation that is. Nevertheless, just remember - we can't be holier than the Church.