Thursday, October 15, 2009


The first meeting of the foreseen discussions with the Fraternity of Saint Pius X will take place on Monday, October 26, in the morning.

Those who will participate [in the meeting] will be, from the part of the Commission Ecclesia Dei, other than the Secretary of said Commission, Mons. Guido Pozzo, the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, H.E. Archbisop Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer, S.I., and the already named experts: Fr. Charles Morerod, O.P., Secretary of the International Theological Commission, consultant of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Rev. Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, Vicar General of Opus Dei, consultant of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; the Rev. Fr. Karl Josef Becker, S.I., consultant of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The meeting will take place at the Palace of the Holy Office. The contents of the conversations, which regard open doctrinal questions, will remain strictly reserved.

At the end of the meeting, a communiqué will be released.


Bishop Bernard Fellay has named as representatives of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X for the theological discussions with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, director of the Seminary Nuestra Señora Corredentora de La Reja (Argentina), Father Benoît de Jorna, director of the Séminaire International Saint-Pie X of Ecône (Switzerland), Father Jean-Michel Gleize, professor of Ecclesiology at the seminary of Ecône, and Father Patrick de La Rocque, prior of the Priory of Saint Louis in Nantes (France).

Bishop de Galarreta had already been the president of the commission which was in charge of the preparation of these discussions withon the Fraternity, after the month of April 2009.

The works will start in the second half of the month of October and will require the discretion needed for a serene exchange on difficult doctrinal questions.

Menzingen, October 15, 2009


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Difficult doctrinal questions? The SSPX subscribe theologically and morally to the same Catholic faith to which Rome subscribes . . . to which any faithful Catholic survives . . . to which I subscribe.

The issue is Vatican II and especially its interpretation in the light of all the questionable wording one finds "here and there" in some of its documents, in particular in the "Decree on Ecumenism."

In the words of the ladron in that great movie, "The Treasure of la Sierra Madre," . . . "We got no stinking theology here!" [but maybe in V-II! LOL ]

3:27 PM  
Blogger Al said...

The sound you hear will be the dissidents moaning as another stake is driven into the heart of their "Spirit of Vatican II".

2:33 AM  
Blogger chestertonian said...

Adeo, you answered your own question.

It warms my heart that one of the representatives of the Holy See is the vicar general of Opus Dei. I am a member of the Work and will definitely pray for him and all the participants. St. Pius X is one of the intercessors for Opus Dei, so he has friends on both sides. Pray to him that he may intercede for this great, great intention.

9:35 AM  

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