Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Bishop Fellay Of SSPX: "We WILL reach a conclusion"
Regularization on the horizon?

A major Hat Tip to Rorate Caeli

Reuters and AFP (France Presse) have reported on it, but they have not transcribed the exact words. Below is a translation of the interview (French)which the Superior-General of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, granted at Radio-France to the [French] Association of Religious Information Journalists.

For copyright reasons, I present only excerpts (those I consider the most important) of the interview.

Jean-Claude Noyé, Apic journalist in Paris
A conclusion for the conflict under the pontificate of Benedict XVI


Paris, January 13, 2006 (Apic). The Superior-General of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X has wished to minimise the oppositions between the latter and the Vatican. Bishop Bernard Fellay has expressed the certainty that the conclusion of the conflict begun in 1988 between John Paul II and Archbishop Lefèbvre will be reached under the reign of the new pope.

Question: Where is your dialogue with Rome after August 29, date of your meeting with Benedict XVI?

Bernard Fellay: It continues slowly. In fact, it takes time to overcome the reciprocal mistrust. But I am convinced, from my part, that we will reach a conclusion. We have had a long discussion, the most fruitful of all of them, and have discussed the deep issues. Rome wishes to settle the problem quickly and the papal audience, which we had asked last May, was rapidly granted to us. The Magisterium privileges a pragmatic approach. We are slowing things down because we do not wish a superficial solution. The pope has charged Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos to dialogue with us. The latter has explained, in an interview to an Italian television, that we are not heretics, but that we must, both sides, reach for a more perfect communion. It is a new language.

3 Comments:

Anonymous prevat2 said...

I have watched all this for many years. As a SSPX and a FSSP supporter, I am praying for a Apostolic Administration as was done for the Diocese of Campos in Brazil. In other words, let the SSPX report ONLY to the Holy Father, not to any of our limp-wristed, sodomity friendly, heretical, post-Vatican II excuses for bishops.

May Rome once again "grow a set" and hammer those who refuse to see every aspect of the Faith through the lens of Tradition!

7:39 AM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

Yes, Prevat2, and may we also be so meticulous in appraising our own sins as we are appraising the sins of others..

11:00 PM  
Blogger prevat2 said...

St. Jimbob,
Agreed! And as we kneel to confess our sins, let us re-new our pledge to pick-up the hammer and pound those in authority who have sold us, our children and Holy Mother Church down the river.

Semper Fi and pass the ammunition.

8:57 AM  

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