Friday, June 10, 2011

The Reunion of the SSPX May Be At Hand

From Messa in Latino:
(Translated with Google)
Bishop Fellay

Pentecost 2011: based on the information we could gather, everything indicates that we have come in this month of June 2011, the most crucial time in relations between the Society of St. Pius X and Rome from the beginning of the pontificate of Benedict XVI.

Pentecost 2011: the procedure that had indicated Mgr. Fellay, superior of the SSPX, reaches its conclusion:

a) The motu proprio of July 7, 2007, which was confirmed by application of 30 May 2011, recognizes every Catholic priest of the Roman rite the right to celebrate Mass according to the ancient custom: it was the first prerequisite mail from Msgr.Fellay for a possible reconciliation.

Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei
commission, Guido Pozzo.
b) Decree of 21 January 2009 revoked the excommunications of the four bishops of the Society: it is true that the second precondition, more mail from Msgr. Fellay.

c) A theological commission of the fraternity is invited to Rome to confront doctrinal talks with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a table of three theologians are engaged discussion of the SSPX and three Roman theologians: as expressly required by the fraternity in order to to verify the assumptions mend the rift between Rome and the heirs of Msgr. Lefebvre.

Pentecost 2011: in his last interview in Gabon, and published on the website of the fraternity say, we can see that Msgr.Fellay has two questions about events that may occur. These, precisely, his words in the interview:

- Let me finish, Your Excellency, with two questions. The first concerns the relationship between the Society and Rome. At what point are you in your contacts? Supplementary question: can we expect medium-term normalization of these relations?
Fellay: The contacts continue. We get probably at the end of a phase of discussions. This is not yet completely clear. What will happen? What will be the outcome of this phase? This answers the second question. What we now forecast for Rome? We must not delude ourselves: we are in the midst of the crisis of the Church is certainly not finished. What is our destiny in this crisis? I think that somehow the good Lord has bound us to this crisis, because we work for the restoration of the Church, but it could still last a decade, maybe two. You must have great courage and perseverance. Everything can be resolved tomorrow or day after tomorrow. Everything is in the hands of the good God will simply remain faithful.
The first question is about how to respond to the discussions of doctrine: they are now concluded. It is conceivable that the synthesis of the same will now be examined, as expected, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. You will see then clearly that is the convergence divergence on Vatican Council II and the new liturgy. After a very long maturity, certainly providential, there will undoubtedly be an asset for greater clarity and with grace, unexpected by both sides still a few years ago, he had been able to address a discussion on the substance of issues. However, the final statement (on the existence of differences that only the future can iron out), it will be radically different from what it had done in 1988 by Cardinal Ratzinger, when he also decided to sign with Msgr. Lefebvre canonical agreement (agreement then foundered on the issue of appointing bishops requested by the French bishop).

This answers the second question of Mgr. Fellay: "What we now forecast to Rome?". The Pope is about to propose to Msgr.Fellay the establishment of a Ordinaries to regularize the situation of the SSPX and its community allies, leaving the full (and necessary, given certain bishops in circulation) be independent of diocesan bishops. Some members of the Ecclesia Dei communities were able to clarify that this proposal will be made canonical in the present month of June with Msgr.Fellay.

Pentecost 2011: the current Pope has made immense and generous openings to lead to peace: the Pope's address to the Curia on the interpretation of Vatican II, in 2005, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum on the opening of the celebration of the traditional liturgy in 2007 and the gesture, which was unfortunately very high price for the Holy Father, the revocation of the excommunications of the four bishops of the SSPX in 2009. The time seems now come to get to cross another milestone: that the Society of steps by the irregu status of 'unlawful' to a canonical status of 'recognition'. It 's a win-win solution, in which everyone would have a lot to gain: on the one hand Rome mend a painful break and find fresh troops and determined to lead the fight to recover what the last decades have dissipated, and second is the SSPX laverebbe stigma of rebellion and 'schism', allowing them to carry out an apostolate even more effective, without incurring a thousand prejudices that accompany it in the mind of the average Catholic, while retaining the current full freedom of movement and action.

A great hope animates us. But there are also fears that deep thinking decisive occasion, and probably only, may be missed.All Catholics (except those who like the Vatican - or rather, a certain idea of ​​Vatican II - most of the Church) can not but hope.

That's why, for the sake of the Church, the Holy Father for affection, and the pro best possible use of "mission" of the SSPX, Messainlatino takes the liberty to beg everyone to join in prayer throughout the octave of Pentecost, invoking the 'omnipotent

In order for the Society of St. Pius X can regain official status in the Church

For this intention, on the advice and with the approval of the priests who collaborate to this site, from Pentecost Sunday to the Trinity, we ask everyone to pray this prayer:

V / .Veni, Sancti Spiritus,
R /. Repl tuorum rope fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem on.
V. / Emitt Spiritum tuum et creabuntur;
R. / And Renovabis faciem terrae.

Deus, Spiritus Sancti fidelium rope here docuisti illustration from nobis in eodem Spiritu recta know, et de eius semper consolation rejoices. For Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

[Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful, kindle in them the fire of your love. Send your Spirit, will be a new creation.And renew the face of the earth.
O God, with the light of the Holy Spirit to instruct the faithful, grant that we enjoy, for that same Spirit, true wisdom and enjoy more of your comfort. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.]

And then that intention to offer the rosary daily.

To the priests, we send the invitation to add this intention to the personal memento of their mass.

If Messa in Latino is to be trusted, an Ordinariate structure is set to be offered to Bishop Fellay this June. This would, in my opinion, be a beautiful thing for the Church. The stage is set, with Summorum Pontificum, followed by the lifting of the excommunications, the Anglican Ordinariates, and now Universae Ecclesiae. There has been no time since the promulgation of Pope Paul's Mass that the Traditional Mass was so well accepted, and Pope Benedict is easily to most favourable pope towards tradition that we've had since the Second Vatican Council.
The SSPX would be a powerful voice for Tradition from within Rome. They are strong as it is, and I believe that they had some amount of influence on the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the establishment of Ecclesia Dei, etc., but they will be still more powerful from a position of completely normalized canonical status. When their status is regularized, it will be far harder to ignore them, as so many Catholics are inclined to do.
There is a certain fear of the SSPX that I've seen, and it's rather unwarranted. I think the problem has been exaggerated by many people, and probably some in the episcopate included. I believe that most in the SSPX have good will towards the Pope, and most do seek a position of complete unity. Most, probably all, have only the best interests of the Church and the faithful in mind. Some are rather more antagonistic than others, particularly Bishop Williamson, but from others like Bishop Fellay I've read nothing but well balanced opinions, reasonable points, and zeal for the faith.
We should all pray that these rumours are true. If their canonical status is regularized, I will be at an SSPX priory for Mass at the very next available Sunday.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Calgary Alberta
Altar centerpiece.

I hope that we will be seeing this again soon.