Sunday, 29 June 2008


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

You know, this whole farce with the SSPX is really beggining to annoy me. I'm not suprised that they didn't accept the offer from the Holy Father, yet I am dissapointed.

All they were asked to do was to accept the primacy of the Holy Father and not insult him... Given an opportunity to continue their work in theological dialouge and actually work with the Church and not against it.

All I can see in them not accepting this offer is a a typical example of 'self importance' and pride. It's also a mistake to think that people cannot disagree on certain points of theology (hence my quote). 'The Archbishop' as he was called asked the Church to do 'the experiment of tradition' and it's working. Vocations in the traditional orders are flourishing and within the Catholic world there is an openess to the 'Gregorian Mass'. Yet the SSPX by not responding postively to this offer has only gone and shot itself in the foot. Let's hope people can (like the Transalpine Redemptorists up on Papa Stronsay) feel free to come home to Rome and that we welcome them with open arms.


Anonymous said...

Well, the day is still young, JP! Let us hope there is an "eleventh hour" gesture!

If not, I hope the Pope puts all SSPX Mass centres under interdict!!

Antonio said...

In fact, it's not over yet.
Fellay finlly sent a letter to Rome...
And some people are saying that Cardinal Castrillon has already written them back.
We must continue praying.