This letter is great!
Besides Father Pheiffer's lesson in "Fellay-logic" he had to set Fr. Couture straight on Canon Law.
Hollingsworth's analysis on IA said it best:
Fr. Pheiffer Quote:
Does this mean that now I can criticize compromising with Rome? Now I can say no deal with Rome until Rome converts? (Yesterday this must have been wrong since yesterday the SG had a different idea. But today it is true since today the SG has changed his mind.)
For me, this is the crux of the whole matter. The questions will never be answered by +Fellay, because he knows that to do so would hasten his ultimate demise. The fact is, and it can not be emphasized or repeated enough times, Bp Fellay now agrees with the positions taken earlier by Bp. Williamson, Frs. Chazal and Pfeiffer, to name a few. If the superior general were to admit in any way that these clerics were right all along, he would be instantly served up for breakfast. His leadership tenure would be virtually over.