The General House of the FSSPX has just communicated to all its members the contents of a letter from Cardinal Gerhard Müller who had, for the naive, the effect of a shower of cold or rather icy water. Here are the main extracts, the most "tasty".
"As you know, Pope Francis manifested several times his benevolence towards his Priestly Fraternity, in particular, by granting all the member priests the power to confess validly to the faithful and authorizing the local Ordinaries to grant the licenses for Celebration of the marriages of the parishioners who follow the pastoral activity in their Fraternity. On the other hand, the discussion continues on the questions concerning the full restoration of the communion of his Fraternity with the Catholic Church.
In this regard, with the approval of the Sovereign Pontiff, I considered it necessary to submit to the Ordinary Session of our Congregation, meeting on May 10, the text of the doctrinal Declaration that you transmitted during the meeting of June 13, 2016 [Secret text . Note of NP
] , as a necessary condition for the full restoration of communion. Here are the unanimous decisions of all the Members of our Dicastery:
1) It is necessary to demand from the members of the Priestly Fraternity Saint Pius X adherence to the new formula of the Professio fidei of 1988 (see annex). Consequently, it is no longer enough to ask them to issue the Professio fidei of 1962. [The profession of faith of 1988 allows Rome to force those who formulate it, to abide by Vatican II and the later "magisterium." "The errors of the Council and its reforms remain the official norm enshrined in the profession of faith of Cardinal Ratzinger" (Bishop Lefebvre, "Spiritual Itinerary", Prologue). Note from NP]
(2) The new text of the Doctrinal Declaration must contain a paragraph in which the signatories explicitly declare their acceptance of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and those of the post-conciliar period , granting to such doctrinal statements the degree of adherence Is due. [For Card. Müller, the FSSPX should be required to accept Vatican II completely. Note from NP]
3) The members of the Priestly Fraternity Saint Pius X should recognize not only the validity but also the legitimacy of the Rite of the Holy Mass and the Sacraments, according to the liturgical books promulgated after the Second Vatican Council. " [This unacceptable requirement of Rome had already been fulfilled by Bishop Fellay in the 2012 Doctrinal Statement: "7. We declare to recognize the validity of the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments celebrated with the intention of doing what the Church does according to the rites indicated in the typical editions of the Roman Missal and the Rituals of the Sacraments legitimately promulgated by the Popes Paul VI And John Paul II. " Note from NP].
And the dear cardinal concludes, in cauda venenum, that "during the Audiencia granted to the Cardinal Prefect, on May 20, 2017, the Sovereign Pontiff approved these decisions ." [Act that should not be interpreted as definitive or irrevocable. Note from NP]
In his letter, Fr. Thouvenot recalls "very opportunely" the words of Fellay at the end of the meeting of the major superiors in Anzère on June 28, 2016:
The Fraternity Saint Pius X, does not seek above all a canonical recognition to which he has the right to be a Catholic work. The solution is not just legal. She has a doctrinal position that is imperative to manifest. (...) Divine Providence does not abandon its Church, whose leader is the Pope, vicar of Jesus Christ. That is why an unquestionable sign of this restoration will be the clear will of the Sovereign Pontiff to give the means to reestablish the order of the priesthood, of the faith and the Tradition, sign that will also be the guarantor of the necessary unity of the family of the tradition".
We are far from the "seal" that some had greatly celebrated, and we can not but thank Our Lady, in this centenary of the apparitions of Fatima, to have removed the deadly danger of a fools agreement, as in June 2012.
Let us pray for our superiors who practice a dangerous "tango" -three steps forward and then two steps back- and we thank the Divine Providence for continuing to watch over the restoration work undertaken nearly 50 years ago by Bishop Lefebvre, who demonstrated the Same value as our seven deans and friendly communities faithful in their fight for the only truth.
Finally, on this 1st of July, let me express my friendly appreciation for the heroic obedience of our brother Fr Patrick de La Rocque, who humbly accepted his transference-punishment to the Philippines and whom the Superior General of his beloved Fraternity refused to celebrate His 25 years of priesthood in Ecône by.
CONCLUSION OF NP:
THE "TANGO" OF WHICH THE ITEM SPEAKS IS ALONG.
BEFORE THE CLOSED CHAPTER WAS CLOSED AND THE MÜLLER CHAPTER WAS OPENED. THE MÜLLER CHAPTER IS CLOSED NOW AND THE LADY CHAPTER IS STARTED. WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE SUCCESSOR OF THE CARD. MÜLLER REGARDING THE FSSPX? IT IS NOT KNOWN YET. PREVIOUSLY, IN THE PROCESS OF REGULARIZATION OF THE SSPX, TO THE CHAPTER BENEDICT FOLLOWED THE FRANCISCO CHAPTER. WHILE THE AGREEMENT WILL BE KEPT IN THE SSPX, MANY MORE CHAPTERS SHALL BE CLOSED AND OPENED IN THE SAD HISTORY OF THE FRATERNITY LEADERS 'ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE A TRAITOR AGREEMENT WITH ROME.
ROME APOSTAST DOES NOT HAVE PRESS, AS THE SSPX, AS THE SUCCESSION OF THE AGREEMENT, WEAKS EVERY DAY MORE AS TO THE SACRED TO HAVE TO COMBAT FAITH AGAINST THE LIBERAL AND MODERNIST HERES THAT USE THE CHURCH'S HIERARCHY.