Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bishop Fellay, SSPX signs Vatican preamble

Liturgical Abuse: One of the reasons why
Archbishop Lefebrve founded the SSPX in 1970.
His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, has signed the preamble with the Vatican that would re-canonically establish the Society as a canonically regular religious order. (Read Catholic Herald UK article here).

The document does not say that the SSPX has to necessarily accept Vatican II and offer the Novus Ordo, but calls for clarification on what the council was supposed to do, and what it actually teaches, and if necessary, the need to call another council with the grace of the Holy Ghost.

More importantly, the SSPX will be established with a personal prelature, with an ordinary who has no geographical jurisdiction, just like Opus Dei is setup. (I will not be surprised that Bishop Fellay is appointed as the ordinary.)

What remains to be seen is that will SSPX priests minister with priests of other religious orders (e.g. the Jesuits, Franciscans, FSSP, ICRSP) or diocesan priests in diocesan parishes?

Or will diocesan bishops confirm or ordain SSPX members?

While the answer may be interesting, we'll just have to see how this plays out.

Up here in Massachusetts, there is no established SSPX chapel, and most people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass go to diocesan parishes (like myself). But I am not sure the liberals will like this, and by the way, there are no FSSP or ICRSP apostolates up here either, thanks to the bad episcopacies in Boston and Worcester.

Also while you're at it, please pray for the canonization of Archbishop Marcel Lefebrve:

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