Fr Schmidberger: “people in the Vatican” have sought to derail regularization

SSPX apparently undecided on agreement

Jörg Bremer, Rome // Frankfurter Allgemeine

…At the beginning of July, a meeting the General Chapter of the SSPX will reflect on this document and the entire process. It is expected that there will be a heated argument about how to proceed.

The District Superior of the SSPX in Germany, Fr Schmidberger, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that in the matter of the preamble there are “people in the Vatican,” who, against the wishes of Pope Benedict XVI, have poured “new sand in the gears”. But Schmidberger called it as a “good sign” that the Pope appointed on Tuesday the American Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia on Tuesday to serve as Vice President of the “Ecclesia Dei” commission. This commission is responsible, under the umbrella of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, for the dialogue with the SSPX. Di Noia should advance the situation according to the intent of the Holy Father, Schmidberger believes….

GordonG note: Fr Schmidberger served as Superior General of the Society of St Pius X from 1982 to 1994, having succeeded Abp Lefebvre in that role.

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2 comments on “Fr Schmidberger: “people in the Vatican” have sought to derail regularization

  1. Forget about Archbishop Di Noia. The appointment of Bishop Muller as president of the CDF not only throws more sand in the gears, it throws a monkey wrench.

  2. Columba on said:

    Still trying to pretend that the pope is prisoner of the Vatican and not in control of the situation.

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