Saturday, February 25, 2012

Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) Talks Have Concluded; Papal Decision Due by Summer

Catholic Culture February 22, 2012:
Talks between the Vatican and the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) have reached a conclusion, and Pope Benedict XVI will render a final verdict on the outcome by this summer, according to a Roman news agency.
The I Media agency, citing unnamed sources involved in the talks, reports that after months of talks, “all is currently in the hands of the Pope.” In September, the Vatican presented SSPX leaders with a “doctrinal preamble,” explaining that if the traditionalist group accepted the contents of the document, it could form the introduction to a canonical decree regularizing the status of the SSPX. The group has been separated from Rome since 1988, when its founder, the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, consecrated new bishops without permission from Rome. In 2009 Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications that resulted from that act, but the SSPX bishops remain suspended from active ministry. The talks between the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and SSPX representatives have been aimed to end that separation.
Although the contents of the “doctrinal preamble” have not been made public, the Vatican is reportedly seeking an acknowledgement from the SSPX that the teachings of Vatican II are valid. SSPX officials indicated that they were not prepared to accept the document in its original form, but have submitted suggested changes. Pope Benedict will now make a final judgment on whether an agreement is possible, the I Media report indicates.

2 comments:

  1. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT : APPEAL ON THE SSPX ISSUE
    http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2012/04/newspaper-advertisement-appeal-on-sspx.html

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  2. WELL DONE SSPX! NOW YOU HAVE TIME TO REFLECT. VATICAN COUNCIL II SUPPORTS THE TRADITIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF ECUMENISM, INTER RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
    It's good that the SSPX has responded positively to the Doctoral Preamble and removed the threat of immediate excommunication. They now have time to reflect on there being only one interpretation of Vatican Council II possible since we do not know of any non Catholics saved in the present time in invincible ignorance,a good conscience, seeds of the Word etc.
    So SSPX, keep rejecting the Jewish Left interpretation of Vatican Council II.
    The liberals cannot support their interpretation with any quotation from Vatican Council II. LG 16 does not support them.
    Whereas the SSPX can cite AG 7 as being in accord with the defined dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and there are no known exceptions.Once it is understood that Vatican Council II embraces the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus we realize that the SSPX traditional position on ecumenism and inter religious dialogue is in agreement with Vatican Council II.
    So we have the religious freedom according to Vatican Council II (DH) to say other religions are false paths to salvation and they do not have a moral right to profess their faith even though defacto they can and we do not force them to stop.
    -Lionel Andrades

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