Reconciliation of SSPX depends only on doctrinal statement, Vatican official says

Reconciliation of SSPX depends only on doctrinal statement, Vatican official says

[Throwing that “doctrinal statement” monkey wrench into the works again]

Catholic World News – May 11, 2017

A key Vatican official has confirmed that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) can be reconciled with the Holy See, if its leaders accept a doctrinal statement.

Archbishop Guido Pozzo, the secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, which is handling talks with the SSPX, said that the next step is up to the traditionalist group. “The reconciliation will occur when Monsignor Fellay [the SSPX superior] formally adheres to the doctrinal declaration that the Holy See presented to him,” he said.

Reports have circulated in Rome for several months that the Vatican is prepared to offer the SSPX the status of a personal prelature, with the only remaining condition being the acceptance of the doctrinal statement. In March, Archbishop Pozzo would allow traditionalists to continue questioning the interpretation of some disputed Vatican II documents.

The archbishop said that although the climate in talks between the Vatican and the SSPX is very positive, he could not predict when an agreement will be reached.

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3 comments on “Reconciliation of SSPX depends only on doctrinal statement, Vatican official says

  1. Si diligitis me, mandata mea servate, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

  2. Typical Vatican negotiating ploy: all sweetness and lightness and nearing the final moment produce a ‘condition’ anathema to the other party.

  3. The SSPX response IMO should be: “Excellency, the only document that needs to be signed by both sides is the Oath Against Modernism of the Holy Pope, St. Pius X, of whom our Fraternity is named. As far as Vatican II is concerned, we accept all that can be reconciled with Holy Tradition.”
    www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10moath.htm

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