|Bischof Fellay bei der Wallfahrt nach Orléans.|
(kreuz.net, Orleans) Since Saturday and till Monday the Society f St. Pius X marched from Chartres to Orleans.
In the last year, Paris was the pilgrim's goal.
But this year the Society are recognizing the 600th birthday of the French national heroine, St. Joan of Arc (+1431) who was born in Orleans.
Shennanigans of the City
The Pius Pilgrims didn't know for long where the concluding Mass would take place in Orleans.
The authorities of the city were really intent on sabotaging the event.
The Society requested some land near the Cathedral in the center of the city. The authorities expressed their concerns about that.
Then the place agreed upon and the Society began with its planning.
Two weeks before the beginning of the pilgrimage, a denial came out of the blue.
The concluding Mass would therefore have to take place on the peninsula of Charlemagne on the harbor of Loire at the doors of the city.
The Church is at an End
On Pentecost Sunday Bishop Bernard Fellay -- the General Superior of the Society -- celebrated Holy Mass for the pilgrims.
He preached long in French, English and German.
The General Superior touched upon the subject of the destruction of the Church and talked about the Pastoral Council.
Humanly speaking the distorted figure of the Church can not be saved from this crisis -- he said.
Actually, one can't think humanly. The Church will remain, because She is the bride of Christ.
Bishop Fellay Can't see all the Cards
The Bishop explained that the Society is full of mistrust and fear in the things of the discussion with the Vatican.
One sees how poorly the traditional societies reconciled with the Vatican have been managed -- even those, who have only a light inclination to tradition.
The Society have to proceed with great intelligence.
Somehow or other: The Society will fight on
At the same time Bishop Fellay sees the possibility that the Society will be recognized.
If the reconciliation threatened the existence of the Society, then it would be rejected.
At the same time it's not a question of imposing God's will.
Will the Pope Follow Through to the End Despite Opposition?
Of one thing is Msgr Fellay certain: "The Pope wants to recognize the SSPX."
The Bishop then put the question if Benedict XVI is in a position to bring the situation to a conclusion:
"Will he give in, if he is confronted with pressure, with opposition?"
Lack of Unity in Faith
At present there are many open questions.
Msgr Fellay mentioned the Dogmatic Discussions and the various ways of weighing the Pastoral Council.
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