Monday, May 9, 2016

Attempts to Torpedo Recognition of SSPX in the German Press Begin

(Rome) The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) today published a broadside against a possible recognition of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. 
" You do not provoke these rulers! " Is the title of the article by Christian Geyer-Hindemith. A recognition of the SSPX by Rome suggests a threat to the features editor.
"What a 'new humanism' would that be?" Asks Geyer in an idiosyncratic allusion to the acceptance speech of the Pope last Friday, as he was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in Rome.
The FAZ article first confirms that a canonical recognition of the SSPX by Pope Francis may be imminent, and with very favorable conditions for the Fraternity. It was founded in 1970 by Archbishop Lefebvre in response to the Second Vatican Council and its consequences with the aim to preserve the Catholic heritage undiminished in doctrine and discipline.
Against such recognition there is resistance stirring, and it comes mainly from Germany. The intention of the FAZ article is to generate pressure against such recognition. Thus the usual "fight against right-extremism" mechanisms and taglines are employed.
It is therefore likely to be expected in the coming days with further tendentious articles in the German "mainstream media" who want to prevent a canonical agreement between Rome and the SSPX. [Let's not forget Vatican Insider.]
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: FAZ (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Jack said...

The SSPX is so much opposed to the Pope Francis modernist mindset.
I wonder which is the trick in its recognition by the Vatican.

Anonymous said...

The trick, Mr. Dumon, is a triple gain for Francis: he will appear magnanimous (which he certainly is not to anyone who holds the True Faith)---good press; he will stir internal divisions in the Society of St. Pius X as the more clear-headed members will spot the trap being extended to them; and, above all, he will effectively shut up any criticism of his destruction of the Church for good---perhaps the last and only significant unified voice in his way. On all three counts he wins and the Society loses: the old fox knows exactly what he is doing in his hatred of traditional Catholicism. RC

Disqus said...

The SSPX is all about God. They have complete trust in him. Any traps set for them are doomed to fail.

Anonymous said...

Granted, but don't forget that the Fathers of Vatican II trusted in God too. The SSPX still needs prayers.

Tancred said...

Seems to me it trusted man much more than God.