Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Bernard Fellay’

Rome appoints SSPX head as canonical trial judge

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Rome has appointed the superior-general of the Society of St Pius X as a first-instance trial judge in a case involving a Lefebvrian priest. The move by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was announced by SSPX superior-general Bishop Bernard Fellay during a homily. The Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Archbishop Read more

CDF prefect to meet SSPX head this month

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith will reportedly meet the superior of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X this month. The meeting between Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX, on September 21, has been labelled as “informal”. If it goes ahead, it will be Cardinal Müller’s first meeting with Read more

SSPX scorns prospect of agreement with Holy See

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The head of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X has denounced Vatican II, described the post-conciliar Mass as “evil”, and said he is grateful the group never reached an accommodation with the Holy See. Bishop Bernard Fellay also said: “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making Read more

Traditionalist Bishop Bernard Fellay to visit New Zealand

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The superior general of of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, is coming to New Zealand in October this year, and supporters hope he will bless a former Catholic church building that is to be moved from Rotorua to Auckland. According to an SSPX New Zealand newsletter, Bishop Fellay will also Read more

SSPX superior reports no progress to followers

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The superior of the Society of St Pius X has told his followers that no progress has been made in achieving a canonical reconciliation with the Holy See. In a letter to SSPX members, Bishop Bernard Fellay said negotiations with the Holy See in 2012 put the society in “a delicate position”. He said the Read more

Society of St Pius X and Vatican open to further dialogue

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Both the Society of St Pius X and the Vatican have left the door open for further dialogue after an exchange of statements in which the SSPX affirmed it recognises the authority of the Pope over the universal Church. The SSPX issued a statement drafted by 40 of its most senior members who met in Read more

Ball in SSPX court: Vatican spokesman

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Responding to the Vatican’s offer of a personal prelature, akin to a diocese without boarders, the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) says the offer could lead to a new round of discussions. SSPX Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay said doctrinal difficulties with the teaching of the Vatican II and the subsequent liturgical reform were Read more

SSPX decision soon

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Dialogue between the Holy See and the Lefebvrians has reached a crucial point. Having carefully studied the content of the doctrinal preamble with the added modifications requested by the Superior of the Society of St. Pius X, Benedict XVI took his final decision and communicated it to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine Read more

Total acceptance of Vatican II not needed in Vatican SSPX reconciliation

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Rome is not requiring total acceptance of the teachings of Vatican II a condition of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX). Accepting the Council’s teaching is no longer “a prerequisite for the canonical solution” according to Superior General of SSPX’s Bishop Bernard Fellay. Fellay made his remarks in an interview published on the Society’s website. Read more

St Pius X Society reconciliation a “process that continues”

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi announced that  further discussions were to be held in an effort to achieve reconciliation between the traditionalist St Pius X Society and the Vatican. Recent talks were held after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith examined the latest response from the Society, to the “doctrinal preamble” presented to Read more