Tuesday, 24 June 2008

SSPX & Rome Update:

More coverage of the possible homecoming of the SSPX:
Fr Ray Blake


Apparently the conditions are:

  • The commitment to a proportionate response to the generosity of the Pope.
  • The commitment to avoid any public intervention that does not respect the person of the Holy Father and that could be negative for ecclesial charity.
  • The commitment to avoid the claim of a magisterium superior to the Holy Father and not to propose the fraternity as opposed to the Church.
  • The commitment to demonstrate the will to act honestly in full ecclesial charity and respect of the Vicar of Christ.
  • The commitment to respect the date - set at the end of the month of June - to respond positively. This will be a condition required and necessary as immediate preparation for the adhesion to have full communion ("come preparazione immediata all’adesione per avere la piena comunione").

Notice, no mention of vatican II or acceptance of the Novus Ordo - however I suspect that these are points on which any catholic would have to be able to sign in order to declare themselves a member of the Church so presumably this is based upon accepting the will of the Holy Father which states that new books must be respected.

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