Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fair And Balanced?

Not from this Zenit headline:


Did they really?

The superior-general of the Society of St. Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, has declared that his group is not in full agreement with the content of a "Doctrinal Preamble" offered to them by the Vatican.

Is that really a rejection? Given that the document was provided with some flexibility and even came with a note saying that it wasn't "definitive," how is the SSPX's decision to ask for some changes a rejection?

It seems to me that it's just part of the process and exactly what Cardinal Levada and/or Pope Benedict expected to happen. Here is the full text of Bishop Fellay's comments. Here's my question. If the SSPX comments are denied, what does that say about guys like Monsignor Gherardini or Bishop Athanasius Schneider who also question some elements of the Council? Are they subject to some sort of negative action as well?

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