Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

SSPX-ROME: Communique from DICI

The following is from DICI, the SSPX's international news agency. It should be noted, that this press release does not in any way contradict the statement earlier issued by Fr. Lombardi on Vatican Radio. This press release only reiterates what is still a well known fact: that doctrinal questions have to yet be completely resolved. 
The media are announcing that Bishop Bernard Fellay has sent a “positive response” to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and that consequently the doctrinal question between the Holy See and the Society of Saint Pius X is now resolved.
The reality is different.
In a letter dated April 17, 2012, the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X responded to the request for clarification that had been made to him on March 16 by Cardinal William Levada concerning the Doctrinal Preamble delivered on September 14, 2011.  As the press release dated today from the Ecclesia Dei Comission indicates, the text of this response “will be examined by the dicastery (Congregation for the Doctine of the Faith) then submitted to the Holy Father for his judgement”.
This is therefore a stage and not a conclusion.
Menzingen, April 18, 2012


Young Canadian RC Male said...

YCRCM here, just another one of those Canadian bloggers who supports the TLM.

Sigh, why the boo-diddly doo can't they just get on with the paperwork and do the canonization of their sacraments now! We need their priests and servers/MCs for the TLMs to teach other people! When they get canonized, some of the stigma will lift and being "OK" from Rome, they might be welcome to bring their knowedlge to improve existing efforts and develop new TLMS. BTW, you guys know there's a chapel in Toronto right?

Freyr said...

Possibly because the SSPX is as fractious as the rest of us. There are those who would welcome reconciliation and others who would rather go the way of Pope Michael of Kansas. Go figure. Google "episcopi vagi" sometime to learn why everyone is very careful when there are bishops involved.