Are we shining our boots for next month's General Council or what ?! :nunchaku:
This is stunningly great!!! Here is the Google translation:
13/06/12 - 14 H 41 UPDATED 06/13/12 - H 17 19
Bishop Fellay has received a reply from Benedict XVI for the reintegration of the Society of St. Pius X
Bishop Fellay, superior of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, was in Rome Wednesday, June 13 to receive the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith Pope's response to the return of the Brotherhood in the Church
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Bishop Fellay for children May 27, the evening of the second day of the pilgrimage of Tradition, organized by the SSPX between Chartres and Orleans.
This document covers both the substantive requirements, and also the practical implementation of the reintegration
With this article
The reconciliation file the Society of St. Pius X and Vatican
It is Saturday June 9, during a working meeting with Benedict XVI, the text has been developed. This Wednesday, June 13, Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave it to Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX). The document makes possible the return of the fraternity in the Church, addressing both the substantive and formal requirements, with the creation of a personal prelature for the SSPX.
On the merits, that is to say the preamble doctrinal set a condition to reinstatement, the document notes the progress made by the Superior of the Society in March, in a letter sent to Rome. This response was considered positive, both by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that the pope himself. The Cardinals were then struck by the change in tone expressed by the Brotherhood. Unlike their first response, in effect, rejected the fundamentalists more generally and the final teaching of Vatican II and the following popes.
However remained formulations deemed unacceptable by Rome, including the reference to "errors of the council" in the clear, the Brotherhood may have reservations about certain points of Vatican II (freedom of conscience, interreligious dialogue, ecumenism) but it can speak of "errors of the council." The introduction should be made public once the final agreement of Bishop Fellay obtained. However, we will not know the original version first proposed by Rome, which focused on the discussion.
Bishop Fellay MAY REQUEST A NEW TIME TO REFLECT
The text presented on Wednesday also provides the practical conditions of this reinstatement, with the creation of a personal prelature, similar to that created by John Paul II for Opus Dei. A personal prelature is a kind of diocese without territory, which would thus give to the fraternity authority over its members, provided they obtain the agreement of the local bishop to settle in one place or another. However, this knowledge of the bishop would not be necessary for houses, priories and churches already founded.
It should however be cautious about the rest of the process. First, Bishop Fellay has to accept the latest modifications requested by Rome, and then enter the door opened by Benedict XVI. All indications are that there is ready. Thus, in an interview published on the website information of the SSPX, June 7, he noted that "Rome is no longer a full acceptance of Vatican II a condition for the canonical solution," noting that "TODAY 'Today, in Rome, some consider that a different understanding of the Council is not decisive for the future of the Church because the Church is more than the Council. "
But the Superior of the Society may request a further period for reflection. It must indeed be remembered that already in 1988, when they had signed the doctrine, fundamentalists had abruptly severed discussions. Moreover, it seems certain that even if Bishop Fellay agree, part of the Brotherhood will not follow. And it is unclear what it will look the other bishops of the Society, whose excommunication was lifted by Benedict in 2009, and who probably will not accept reinstatement.
FRENCH BISHOPS TO ANY FORM OF MINDFUL triumphalism of the SSPX
Resorption of the schism is one of the objectives assigned by Benedict XVI for his pontificate, and he put all his weight to get there. He is convinced, observed a close case, "If the Brotherhood is linked to the rest of the Church, the living tradition irrigate this community, and that time will do its work to overcome the resistance."
Seen from the Church of France, however, where the weight of the Fraternity is historically important, things are more complex. The bishops will be extremely attentive to the views of public officials of the Brotherhood, so that the latter, by a form of triumphalism, do not antagonize the majority of French Catholics, as had happened during the creation of the Institute of the Good Shepherd.
They also know that the decision could be read by those same Catholics as a funeral achievements conciliar, fifty years after the meeting. No doubt they will seize the opportunity provided by the anniversary to reassure them, and powerful reminder of the importance of Vatican II in the functioning of the Church today.