Sunday, April 19, 2009

Looks Like the SSPX Talks Are Moving Ahead

Rorate Caeli has the story.

Bernard Tissier de Mallerais (one of his brother Bishops in the Fraternity) confirmed in Paris that "terms have been fixed for the doctrinal discussions due to take place between the Society of St. Pius X and the Church authorities in Rome".

Apparently, the discussions will not be made public.

I have mixed feelings about this. I understand the desire to keep things quiet, especially with modern media not having a clue as to Church teachings. There is a big chance for scandal or worse if the wrong reporter gets hold of things.

However, if talks break down, then we are faced with the possibility of accusations getting thrown around with nothing to back them up and all the hatchets that we've thought buried by recent events will suddenly be whipped out to the effect of large numbers of Catholics attacking each other.

May God grant the participants in these talks wisdom, humility, faith, and charity.

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