Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Could the SSPX and the Holy See be reconciled Friday?

Many, many people are praying that this may be so. See Rorate Caeli for further information. The autor quotes from Italy's La Stampa:
After having studied with attention the text of the doctrinal preamble, with the modifications requested by the Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X, Benedict XVI would have made his decision and had delivered it to Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and to the Secretary of the same Dicastery, Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, during the audience granted to both last Saturday.

The text of the doctrinal declaration is a top secret, but it will be published - this was assured from the beginning - if an agreement between the Holy See and the Society founded by Archbishop Lefebvre is formalized. It is not possible to know, therefore, if modifications or clarifications were added to the text that Bishop Bernard Fellay had sent to Rome in mid-April and that the Cardinals had examined and discussed on May 15, in the Feria Quarta [Wednesday meeting] of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In the upcoming hours, the papal response may be delivered to the Lefebvrian superior. It will be up to him to give final assent to the preamble. ... If Fellay, after having received the Vatican response, signs the doctrinal declaration, the agreement will be officially announced.
Do join with your prayers for this intention. Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, the Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

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