SSPX Press Communiqué of July 14, 2012
The General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X ended this Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Econe (Switzerland). Gathered near Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s tomb, the capitularies have given thanks to God for the profound unity that prevailed among them during all these workdays.
The General Chapter will soon make a statement to Rome, which will then be made public.
The General Superior, Bishop Fellay, thanks deeply all the priests and faithfuls for their fervent prayers during this chapter.
Ecône, July 14, 2012
[Update:] SSPX Spokesman Fr. Alain Lorans, speaking to Swiss religious news agency APIC/KIPA, says that the Superior General, Bp. Fellay, will grant an interview to the Society news agency, DICI, in the upcoming week.
For the record: Spanish journalist says, “Lefebvrians will say ‘no’ to Rome.”
Spanish ultra-”Progressive” religious news correspondent José Manuel Vidal reports the following tonight from Madrid:
Lefebvrians will announce tomorrow [Sunday] that they say “no” to Rome
They thank the Vatican for the rapprochement and for the possibility of dialogue that was offered to them
José Manuel Vidal, July 14, 2012, at 2102 [9:02 PM, CEST, 7:02 GMT]
(José Manuel Vidal).- There will be no return to Rome. The Superior of the Lefebvrians for Spain and Portugal, [Fr.] Juan María Montagut, will inform the faithful, after the 11 AM Mass, that the hierarchy of the SSPX, assembled in Écône, has decided to say “no” to the Vatican.
The followers of [Abp.] Marcel Lefebvre do not return to the Roman fold. Mainly because they are not willing to accept the Second Vatican Council in all its farthermost points.
The Vatican, by way of the [then] Prefect for the Doctrinal of the Faith, Cardinal Levada, had asked from them “the full acceptance of the Council”. And the Lefebvrians are not willing to return under this condition. They believe that accepting the Council would imply accepting its errors that, according to them, are particularly centered in the chapters on “religious liberty, ecumenism, and conciliarism” [? - Collegiality?...]
The decision of their hierarchy has been well received among the followers of the Lefebvrians, who did not look kindly upon a return to Rome conditional on the acceptance of the Council, to which they impute a good part of the problems of the current Church. Yet, they do thank Rome for the rapprochement and for the possibility afforded to them of being able to present their doctrinal viewpoints.
Tomorrow, the territorial superiors of the SSPX will read the communiqué in which they will put forward the reasons and the circumstances of their refusal to return to Rome and reintegrate the Catholic Church.
We are posting this for the record of events. Since this has not been confirmed or presented by official sources, and considering its source (a journalist in the most extreme Liberal edge of the Church in Spain), we ask you to consider it with a grain of salt while we await for actual documents, and to be reserved in your comments.
[Source, in Spanish: Religión Digital; tip: Chris Gillibrand]
Secondary Source: rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/
July 15, 2012
Rorate Caeli reports …
The poor liberal reporter (Jesús Bastante, a.k.a. Enough Jesus) had to endure a Mass in Latin, with the priest with “his back turned to the people”, and filled with “women with heads covered by small mantillas”; “no offertory [that he was able to notice], no participation of any faithful in the readings or distribution of communion, no petitions [prayers of the faithful], nor was there exchange of peace” – all this aggravation to no avail. No announcement after all…