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Offline bernadette

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Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
« on: March 21, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
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  • Excuse me if this has been posted already, I didn't see it anywhere as yet.
    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-record-monsignor-nicola-buxs-letter.html

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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 11:29:49 AM »
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    With Saint Catherine of Siena, we wish to say: "Come to Rome in complete safety," next to the house of the common Father who was given to us as the visible and perpetual principle and foundation of Catholic unity.


    Why can I not help but think in the back of my mind, when reading such a touching letter, "I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts".


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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 03:03:23 PM »
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  • Thank you for sharing that, bernadette. Here's the full text:

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    For the record: Monsignor Nicola Bux's letter to Bishop Fellay and the Priests of the SSPX


    To His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay, and to the Priests of the Society of Saint Pius X


    Your Excellency,

    Most dear Brothers,


     

    Christian brotherhood is stronger than flesh and blood because it offers us, thanks to the divine Eucharist, a foretaste of heaven.


     Christ invited us to experience communion, this is what our "I" is made of. Communion means loving one's neighbor a priori, because we have the one Savior in common with him. Based on this fact, communion is ready for every sacrifice in the name of unity; and this unity must be visible, as the last petition addressed by Our Lord to his Father teaches us - "ut unum sint, ut credat mundus" -, because this is the decisive testimony of Christ's friends.


     It is undeniable that numerous facts of Vatican II and of the period that followed it, related to the human dimension of this event, have represented true calamities and have caused intense pain to many great Churchmen. But God does not allow His Holy Church to reach self-destruction.


     We cannot consider the severity of the human factor without having confidence in the divine factor, that is to say, in Providence, who guides history and, in particular, the history of the Church, while respecting human freedom.


     The Church is at once a divine institution, divinely protected, and a product of men. Her divine aspect does not deny her human one - personality and freedom - and does not necessarily hinder it; her human aspect, while remaining whole and even compromising, never denies her divine one.


     For reasons of Faith, but also due to the confirmations, albeit slow ones, that we are able observe at the historical level, we believe that God has prepared and continues to prepare, throughout these years, men who are worthy of rectifying the errors and the ommissions we all deplore. Holy works already exist, and will appear in still greater numbers, that are isolated ones from the others but that a divine strategy links at a distance and whose actions add up to a well-ordered design, as it miraculously happened at the time of the painful Lutheran rebellion.


     These divine interventions seem to grow in proportion to the complexity of the facts. The future will make it clear, as we are convinced, and it seems dawn is almost at hand.


     During some moments, the uncertain dawn struggles with darkness, which fades slowly, but when it appears we know that the sun is there, and that it will invariably pursue its course in the heavens.


     With Saint Catherine of Siena, we wish to say: "Come to Rome in complete safety," next to the house of the common Father who was given to us as the visible and perpetual principle and foundation of Catholic unity.


     Come take part in this blessed future in which we can already foresee dawn, despite the persistent darkness. Your refusal would increase darkness, not light. And yet the sparks of light we can already admire are numerous, beginning with those of the great liturgical restoration effected by the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum". It stirs up, throughout the whole world, a large movement of adherence from all those who wish to increase the worship of God, particularly the young.


     How to ignore the other concrete gestures, full of meaning, of the Holy Father, such as the lifting of the excommunications of the bishops ordained by Abp. Lefebvre, the opening of a public debate on the interpretation of Vatican II in light of Tradition, and, for this purpose, the renewal of the Ecclesia Dei Commission?


     Perplexities certainly remain, points to be deepened or detailed, as those regarding ecumenism and interreligious dialogue (which has been, for that matter, already the object of an important clarification given by the declaration Dominus Iesus, of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, of August 6, 2000), or regarding the way in which religious liberty is to be understood.


     Also on these matters, your canonically assured presence within the Church will help bring more light.


     How not to think of the contribution you could give to the welfare of the whole Church, thanks to your pastoral and doctrinal resources, your capabilities and your sensibility?


     This is the appropriate moment, the favorable time to come. Timete Dominum transeuntem: let not the occasion of grace the Lord offers you pass by, let it not pass by your side without recognizing it.


     Will the Lord grant another one? Will not we all one day appear before His Court and answer not only for the evil we have done, but above all for the good we might have accomplished but did not?


    The Holy Father's heart trembles: he awaits you anxiously because he loves you, because the Church needs you for a common profession of faith before a world that is each day more secularized and that seems to turn its back to its Creator and Savior hopelessly.


    In the full ecclesial communion with the great family that is the Catholic Church, your voice will no longer be stifled, your contribution will be neither ignorable nor ignored, but will be able to bring forth, with that of so many others, abundant fruits which would otherwise go to waste.


     The Immaculate teaches us that too many graces are lost because they are not asked for; we are convinced that, by answering the offer of the Holy Father favorably, the Society of Saint Pius X will become an instrument to enkindle new rays from the fingers of our Heavenly Mother.


     On this day dedicated to him, may Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of the Universal Church, inspire and sustain your resolutions: "Come to Rome in all safety".


     

    Rome, March 19, 2012.

    Feast of Saint Joseph


    d. Nicola Bux

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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 06:18:36 PM »
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  • They're all cooing about this on Rorate Caeli.
    Struck me as just a touch effeminate. I could be entirely wrong of course, it's happened once or twice.

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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 06:33:15 PM »
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    Christ invited us to experience communion, this is what our "I" is made of.


    What is this from?  Martin Buber?

    These people aren't Catholics.


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    « Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 06:37:21 PM »
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  • Quote from: ultrarigorist
    They're all cooing about this on Rorate Caeli.
    Struck me as just a touch effeminate. I could be entirely wrong of course, it's happened once or twice.


    Sounds pretty gay to me.
    Romans 5:20 "But where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."

    -I retract any and all statements I have made that are incongruent with the True Faith, and apologize for ever having made them-


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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 07:11:48 PM »
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    The Holy Father's heart trembles: he awaits you anxiously because he loves you, because the Church needs you for a common profession of faith before a world that is each day more secularized and that seems to turn its back to its Creator and Savior hopelessly.
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    I am sorry to say, but this priest is totally clueless at what is going on.

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    « Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 07:32:53 PM »
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  • Mr. Nicola Bux said:

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    The Holy Father's heart trembles: he awaits you anxiously ...


    Typical papolatry.

    What else would one expect from Mr. Nicola Bux.

    Mr. Bux should be more concerned with the fact that his ordination was invalid.

    Let him put his own house in order, before he lectures others from what he mistakenly believes is the moral high

    ground.


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    « Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 07:37:59 PM »
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  • Quote from: Telesphorus
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    Christ invited us to experience communion, this is what our "I" is made of.


    What is this from?  Martin Buber?

    These people aren't Catholics.


    Yes, good point, Tele.

    I loathe the modernist, pseudo-philosopher/existentialist terminology these scum espouse.

    That Rat(zinger) in the Vatican loves all this evil phraseology, as did JP the Lost.

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    Monsignor Buxs Letter to the SSPX
    « Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 05:48:47 PM »
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  • Bishop Williamson's
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    Number CCXLV (245)
        
    21 March 2012

    OPEN REPLY TO OPEN LETTER OF MGR. NICOLA BUX

    Monseigneur,

    In an Open Letter of March 19, addressed to Bishop Fellay and to all priests of the SSPX, you appealed to us to accept the sincere and warm-hearted offer of reconciliation that Pope Benedict XVI is making to the SSPX for the healing of the long-standing rift between Rome and the SSPX. Let one of the SSPX bishops take upon himself to give you what he thinks might have been the answer of that “great churchman”, Archbishop Lefebvre.

    Your letter begins with an appeal for “every sacrifice in the name of unity”. But there can be no true Catholic unity that is not grounded in the true Catholic Faith. The great Archbishop made every sacrifice for unity in the true doctrine of the Faith. Alas, the Doctrinal Discussions of 2009-2011 proved that the doctrinal rift between the Rome of Vatican II and the SSPX is as wide as ever. But Faith sacrificed for unity would be a faithless unity.

    Of course the Church is an institution both divine and human. Of course the divine element cannot fail, so of course the Church cannot ultimately fail, and the sun will rise again. But one may beg to differ when you say that the dawn is close at hand, because that true Faith which the SSPX upheld in the Discussions is not shining out from the Rome of Vatican II, where accordingly the SSPX could not be in safety. Nor could it bring light if itself it adopted the Conciliar darkness.

    The sincerity of the Pope’s wish to welcome back the SSPX into “full ecclesial communion”, as shown in a series of gestures of real good will, is not in doubt, but “ a common profession of faith”  between the SSPX and believers in Vatican II is not possible, unless the SSPX were to desert that Faith which it defended in the Discussions. And when the SSPX cries “God forbid !” to such a desertion, far from its voice being stifled, it is heard all over the world.

    Certainly, “this is the appropriate moment”, certainly “the favourable time is come” for that solution to the agonizing problems of Church and world which the heavenly Mother has long been calling for, and which depends upon the Holy Father alone. This clear solution has long been known.

    How could Heaven possibly have left the world in such distress as that of the last 100 years without providing a solution like that provided by the prophet Elias for the leprosy of the Syrian General Namaan ? Humanly speaking, the solution seemed ridiculous, but nobody could say that it was not possible. It required merely some faith and humility. The pagan General gathered together enough faith and trust in the man of God to do what Heaven asked for, and of course he was cured instantaneously.

    Let the Holy Father but gather together enough faith and trust in the promise of the Heavenly Mother! Let him but seize this “appropriate moment” before utter madmen succeed in launching the Third World War in the Middle East! Let him, we beg of him, we entreat him, save Church and world by merely doing what the Heavenly Mother asked for. It is not impossible. She would overcome all obstacles in his way. Certainly he alone can now save us from unimaginable and unnecessary suffering.

    And if he wishes for any support in prayer or action with which the humble SSPX could help him to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart in union with all the bishops of the world, whom the Heavenly Mother would rally, he knows that he could count first and foremost on the support of Bishop Fellay and the other three bishops of the SSPX, least among whom is

    Your devoted servant in Christ,

    +Richard Williamson.

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    « Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 01:09:33 PM »
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  • That was an excellent summary of the situation by the good Bishop.
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