Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Marx Join Forces Against the SSPX in Germany

[Katholisches] We document here a letter from Reinhard Cardinal Max, expressly forbidding the marriages conducted by priests belonging to the Priestly Society of St. Pius X.

To the
Members of the Permanent Council of
the German Bishops' Conference
To the
Highly Honorable Members of
the German Bishops' Conference
and the Vicars General
Most honorable gentlemen,
The Cardinal Prefect of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Cardinal Gerhard Müller had addressed my letter of May 11, 2017,  delivered to the consideration Permanent Council in which I expressed my concern about the possibility of granting authority to the priests of the Priestly Brotherhood of St. Pius X. on (on June 1, 2017). It expresses in its reply an understanding of our concern about the "still ongoing ecclesiastical illegality of the Society of St. Pius and the situation which has not yet been clarified" and stresses that it is "in the competence of the respective local ordinarius" to whom it grants the authority to conclude a marriage. He explained that the decisions taken by Pope Francis in favor of the pastoral needs of believers are determined by the consideration that the Priestly Fraternity is on its way to full communion.
Since we are able to meet the pastoral needs of the faithful who request a marriage in the liturgy of the Vetus ordo (extraordinary rite), by applying our guidelines for the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum for the German dioceses of 2007, the Permanent Council of 19 June, 2017 reaffirmed its decision of April.
In order to promote uniform handling in the German (Arch) dioceses, the Permanent Council has decided to make a corresponding text proposal available to members of the Permanent Council for publication in the Official Journal ( Annex ).
In this way, in agreement with the Cardinal Prefect, we take appropriate account both of the pastoral requirements and the church circumstances.
Oremus pro invicem.
Yours sincerely,
Reinhard Cardinal Marx
Annex to the letter of the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference (PA V 3044)
In agreement with the Cardinal Prefect of the Pontifical Commission, Ecclesia Dei, the Permanent Council of 19 / June decided:
Appeals from the faithful requesting a marriage in the liturgy of the Vetus ordo (ritus extraordinarius) are to be passed on to the respective ordinaries. This will ensure that the request is taken into account and that a priest is entrusted, according to the guidelines for the Summorum Pontificum of 2017. The marriage preparation, the preparation of the marriage protocol and the registration of the marriage are carried out according to the ecclesiastical provisions. There is no provision for granting power to priests belonging to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X.
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Trans: Tancred


  1. JULY 9, 2017
    Engaged- to- be- maried couples should canonically challenge the German bishops and priests to accept Vatican Council ( Feeneyite) in harmony with EENS (Feeneyite)

  2. Joseph was engaged to Mary when he found out that she was pregnant. He made plans to send her on her way. He was then counseled in a dream "not to put her aside".

    1. Marx is one of the C-9. He is maneuvering for gay marriage and he has the gall to criticize SSPX.

  3. Marx is a vile and unprincipled human being who has no business being a janitor in a Catholic hospital much less having the kind of power he has.


    Very good reminder regarding Cardinal Muller.

  5. ...prophetic words from the year '2012 (comment from Rorate Caeli).

    Concerned Catholic said...
    If Mueller becomes the head of the CDF we can kiss Catholic tradition, and the SSPX goodbye.
    14 March, 2012 21:55

    1. Everyone who was anyone was saying that at the time but we here were hoping he'd transformed into a better man.

    2. Yes, as Catholics we are bound to pray for the conversion of all men, especially, Catholics, for we are 'Our brothers Keepers.'

      May God grant us the grace for 'holy perseverance' and 'holy hope!'

  6. I agree that Reinhard Marx is a vile and disgusting human

  7. I think the name is Reinhard Cardinal Bling Marx. He represents all that is wrong with the Church. But the money he keeps feeding into the Vatican, confiscated from German Catholics by simony, assures his power will not fade.

  8. Its my belief these men do not want valid priests and bishops administering valid sacraments.
    The document uncovered last week showed the Vatican demanded the SSPX accept the new revised rite of Holy Orders and new revised sacramental forms.