Saturday, May 12, 2012
SSPX unity with Rome increasingly likely?
The Superior General of the SSPX is openly admitting that the Society could split over his attempts to restore communion with Pope Benedict. Bishop Fellay appears to be trusting of Pope Benedict and looking favourably upon the Pope's attempts to restore discipline in the Church, whereas the other three bishops and others within the Society are maintaining their "Rome has lost the Catholic Faith" position.
The fact that Bishop Fellay is talking about splits paradoxically increases my hope that he - and hopefully and sizeable majority - will be restored to communion with the Pope. It appears to be a sacrifice he is willing to make.
There are some insightful posts at
Fr Z: Bp Felly speaks with Catholic News Service
The Sensible Bond: SSPX Superior in France Foments Division; Letters between SSPX Bishops and SSPX General Council
A split would obviously be regrettable, but is probably inevitable.