The comments on the link are very good, here's one:
The last newsbit is interesting:
- The orthodox is now in FULL communion (as opposed to what he had before ... does this mean that the Vatican sees the Eastern Orthodox as being in PARTIAL communion? Are schismatics no longer out of communion?)
- By the action of Bp Fellay, who is himself STILL in PARTIAL communion !!!!!
So in Vatican-speak this is what we have:
- The schismatic Orthodox and the SSPX are both in PARTIAL communion with the Vatican (apparently)
- A PARTIAL communion cleric can apparently lead another PARTIAL communion cleric into FULL communion.
Clear as mud!
Or perhaps, lurking in the mud, is yet another sub-classification of partial communion. The SSPX is more partially in communion than the Eastern Orthodox, and by imparting some of that additional partial communion managed to accelerate the Eastern Orthodox trajectory into full communion sufficiently to propel the dude into full communion.
Now if only Bp Fellay can muster some partial communion buddy of his to propel him into full communion we'll be approaching a FULL COMMUNION FLUSH!
Easy to understand if you are a Levada-ite (as opposed to a a Lefebvre-ite, or is that a Lefebvre-ian)!