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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Still hopeful--the time is now for unity

Some bloggers are more cautious than I am about the SSPX news. I am very hopeful and read these statements as moves to get the SSPX members into the mindset of reunion. Some hard-liners will not come into a private  or personal prelature, or whatever organization that would be set up, but many would.

This step means that the doors of communication are open. The SSPX members need time to adjust their "outsider" thinking to "insider" thinking. The political climate of Europe which is moving both far-left and far-right quickly (watch the French elections this weekend) will help those who have felt comfortable see the need for a unified Church against both communism and fascism. These are realities which help those who are spiritual see the need for the Institutional Church founded by Christ.

Prayers needed, still. But, hope and pray.


4-18-2012

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 St. Pius X is now resolved.

The reality is different.

In a letter dated April 17, 2012, the Superior General of the Society of St. 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 theEcclesia Dei Commission indicates, the text of this response “will be examined by the dicastery (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) then submitted to the Holy Father for his judgment”.

This is therefore a stage and not a conclusion.

Menzingen, April 18, 2012.

Communiqué from the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (April 18, 2012)

18-04-2012  
Filed under From RomeFrom TraditionNews
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 Commission indicates, the text of this response “will be examined by the dicastery (Congregation for the Doctrine 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  



http://sspx.org/theological_commission/fr_lombardi_comments_on_bp_fellays_response_4-18-2012.htm

Check out that link.....
It is almost like a betrothal, where the big family gets involved and scares the couple into not sharing all the details and wanting space. I am guilty of passing on publicity as well. But, one does get excited at the possibilities.


The Ordinariate progress was extremely quiet until people actually started coming in. Amazing. But, the Church is a family and we do love, or at least, I love the idea of an SSPX reconciliation. 

2 comments:

Anita Moore said...

We definitely need the SSPX firmly in the fold. In these stern days, divisions amongst ourselves will not do. I too am hopeful for a happy outcome here.

This is a job for Mary under her title "Untier of Knots."

Supertradmum said...

Thanks for referring to the Undoer of Knots. I love the painting and you have reminded me to use it here at sometime.