14 September 2011

Breaking News on Holy See's Meeting with SSPX

Update: Bishop Fellay's statement after the meeting.

Rorate Caeli has the full communiqué here.
In the course of the same meeting, some elements were proposed regarding a canonical solution for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, which would follow the eventual and hoped-for reconciliation.
It's sounding very good.

The SSPX has been given a Doctrinal Preamble to sign.
Father Lombardi would not respond to questions about specific church teachings and developments listed in the preamble, but said church tradition always has held there are varying degrees of church teaching; some require an absolute assent while others are open to interpretation.
This is a good place to remind those who labor under the false impression that the SSPX is schismatic that Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, President of the Pontical Commission Ecclesia Dei, has affirmed repeatedly that the SSPX is not in formal schism. I cannot support the disobedience of the SSPX, but to claim--as many misinformed Catholics do--that it is in schism is to prove too much.