Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Latest On The SSPX

Rumors have been flying about all kinds of stuff on this front. You've got claims ranging from stalemate all the way up to the CDF rejecting the SSPX response outright. Rorate has been on top of it pretty well, I think.

The latest bit from Come de Previgny, though, is almost scary to read. You get to the point with a lot of Church news that you can't stand being optimistic because of the seemingly inevitable let-down hits. However, the words of this entry are just about the best things we've heard in the ongoing regularization discussion.

In a nutshell:

Bishop Fellay to Rome: "We are ready."

These words truly belong to Bishop Fellay. They were pronounced in Winona, Minnesota, on February 2, on the occasion of the conferral of the cassocks in the American seminary of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX). Do they summarize the entire thinking of the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X? In any event, not less than all those that were used, distorted or taken from their context, by some journalists who impatiently picked the headlines "The failure of the negotiations", or still, "We could not go further in the confusion". Moved by a growing panic as news of the regularization of the Fraternity move closer in time, Progressives and Sedevacantists now advance hand in hand, the first not even hesitating to quote the second. "From enemies that they were, they were made friends," says Holy Writ.

When the sedes and the hippies start getting worried, you'd think the rest of us could start getting hopeful.

No comments: