Posts Tagged ‘Society of St Pius X’

Vatican II main stumbling block for SSPX reconciliation

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The teachings of the Second Vatican Council have emerged as the main obstacle to reconciliation between the Society of St Pius X and the Holy See. Three conditions for SSPX reconciliation with Rome have been revealed in a letter from its secretary-general, Father Christian Thouvenot, to regional superiors. Part of the first condition is “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

Good for the goose, good for the gander

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
bad good intentions

Ultra-traditionalists aren’t the only ones in need of papal ‘solicitude’. On June 26, the Vatican announced the appointment of Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia to a specially created post as “a sign of the Holy Father’s pastoral solicitude for traditionalist Catholics in communion with the Holy See and his strong desire for the reconciliation of those Read more