Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Traditionalists invited to Vatican

Society of Saint Pius X to discuss terms of reintegration with Church

On Sept. 14 leaders of the traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) will meet in Rome with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, discuss the results of two years of talks on how they might accept the changes of the Second Vatican Council.

The SSPX was excommunicated in 1988 after ordaining four of its own bishops. Pope Benedict XVI has since lifted those excommunications, as well as allowed use of the Latin Mass, which was one of the SSPX's issues with Vatican II.

However, so far the Pope has refused to grant the four SSPX bishops the right to reject other parts of Vatican II, which the SSPX says is where the Church lost its way.

One issue that may need to be discussed is the status of Bishop Richard Williamson, one of the readmitted SSPX bishops who has said that no more than 300,000 Jews perished in the Holocaust and has called these talks a "dialogue of the deaf."

In other prodigal news, the National Catholic Reporter has published a story about Sister Mary Eucharista, 51, a member of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church in Washington State, who left a sedevacantist group along with 14 other nuns.

1 comment:

  1. Some of the "discussion points" mentioned are mere rumors or speculation. Bishop Fellay himself confirmed what the known agenda of the Rome meeting is at present, and this can be read at


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