23 June 2008

Concerning the SSPX

From Andrea Tornielli, via New Liturgical Movement.  Here is an excerpt from the full post:


by Gregor Kollmorgen

Andrea Tornielli, well respected Vaticanista of il Giornale has posted the following on his blog (NLM translation):

(The text of the Tornielli article translated on NLM is located at the link above; I could not get the formatting to work here).

Of course, the issues of religious liberty and ecumenism are still on the table, and a recent letter of Bishop Fellay (cf. here on Rorate Cæli) gives, humanly speaking, little hope for a return to full communion, as Tornielli himself, in the comments to his blog entry, acknowledges. Nevertheless if this is accurate, we are entering into a momentous week in the life of the Church, and a prayer assault for a successful resolution according to the most holy will of God is surely in order.

A translation of the il Giornale article will be posted later.


Prayers for this situation are vital.

Update:  Rorate Caeli has picked up on the story and posted this short entry:

Tornielli: SSPX-Rome Agreement near

URGENT: Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli reports today in Il Giornale that an agreement of the Holy See with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX) may be very near. Some days ago, the Superior General of the Fraternity, Bishop Bernard Fellay, met with the President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" and, before next June 28, the Fraternity should decide to accept the five conditions proposed by Rome.

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