Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CDF Rejects SSPX's 2nd Response Forwards to Pope

Edit: here it is courtesy of Columba at AQ.  The CDF's recommendation, made in consultation with three Bishops whose Catholicism leaves much to be desired, has been forwarded to the Holy Father.

The situation is analogous to Humanae Vitae which Paul VI wrote against the advice of his own Liberal and dissident theologians.

It's a good time to take recommendations made for redoubled prayers of the Rosary in the SSPX's Third Rosary Crusade.

Google translation from the original French: 

Pope Benedict XVI at the failure of negotiations with the fundamentalist 
Jean Mercier 

After a final review of the record fundamentalist by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Benedict XVI is to decide now if the dissidents Lefebvrists can be reintegrated into the Catholic Church. The pope, who has worked hard for a reconciliation, faces the fundamentalist rejection of the legacy of Vatican II. 

Never the solitude of the head of the Catholic Church has been greater. Pope must decide the issue of reconciliation between the Catholic Church and dissidents Lefebvrists. The Pope must rule after the balance achieved by the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), met from January 24 to 27, who worked on this issue among other topics. 

At this asemblée, the prelates of the CDF members scrutinized the answers that the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has given the Preamble doctrine that had been submitted in September 2011. First, the initial response of Bishop Fellay, head of the SSPX, sent to the Vatican in December 2011 and which led to a request for clarification. Then, the second response sent by Bishop Fellay in mid-January 2012. However, sources relayed by the agency I. MEDIA, the second response did not satisfy members of the CDF. Indeed, the FFSPX involves much of the legacy of Vatican II. Officially, according to Monsignor Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Commission Ecclesia Dei, joined by La Vie , the evaluation phase of the response Lefebvrist is completed. The outcome rests in the hands of Benedict XVI. But it is unlikely that the Pope is pronounced differently from the bishops of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 


Dan Hunter said...

De Facto it does not matter what the liberal bishops in the CDF think.
Remember it was Pope Benedict XVI, unilaterally, who promulgated Summorum Pontificum and lifted the excommunications.
The CDF had nothing to do with it.
The FSSPX will be given a canonical solution very soon.

Tancred said...

I was hoping that comparing this present impasse with how Paul VI dealt with Humanae Vitae was useful.

Perhaps I'm being naive and overly optimistic, but could this be a way of showing up the German episcopacy represented by the likes of +Schoenborn et al, and chosing to prefer their younger, FSSPX brother Bishops?

Can it be that Pope Benedict is going to bestow a coat of many colors on Bishop Fellay and the FSSPX?

Dan said...

The translation of the article is a bit clumsy but the gist of it is clear enough. Given the people who reviewed the second response their reaction was predictable.

I'll be fascinated to see what the Pope does next.

Tancred said...

Most of the time, google x-late leaves a lot to be desired. I suppose I should have edited it.

Tradical said...

There is a mis-translation.

Officiellement, selon Mgr Guido Pozzo, secrétaire de la Commission Ecclesia Dei, joint par La Vie, la phase de l'évaluation de la réponse lefebvriste n'est pas terminée.

Officially, according to Mgr Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, joined by La Via, the evaluation phase of the response of the Lefebvrists is not terminated.

I would usually replace 'terminated' with 'finished'.

So what does this mean?
It isn't over until the Pope says so... going to be fun.

Happy Feast Day!!!