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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vatican In Negotiations With SSPX - Pope Restructures Ecclesia Dei

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Information coming out of the Vatican now indicates the Holy See is preparing for intense negotiations with the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). Part of this process involves a complete restructuring of Ecclesia Dei under the Congregation of the Doctrine and Faith...
(Rorate Caeli) - The papal plan to transform the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" in an internal office of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - first announced by the Pope himself in his letter to the Bishops - is about to become a reality. According to Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli, a motu proprio on the new structure of "Ecclesia Dei" will be made public in the next few days....

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(Rorate Caeli) - This morning the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discussed how to begin the doctrinal dialogue with the Lefebvrite Preiestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, for whom four bishops – among whom is the negationist [Bp.] Richard Williamson – Pope Benedict XVI in February revoked an excommunication.

According to the French agency I.Media, the cardinals of the ex-Holy Office – to whom Pope Ratzinger entrusted the dialogue wiht the Lefebvrites in view of their eventual reinstatement, in the future, in the structure of the Church – discussed a text "drawn up to clarify the parameter of the doctrinal dialogue with the Fraternity". This dialogue should start with the necessity "of accepting the Second Vatican Council and the Magisterium of the Pope" subsequent to the Council.

According to I.Media, the Superior of the Lefebvrites, [Bp.] Bernard Fellay, was received at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 5 June last and, even if there hasn’t been identified the "team" which on the two sides will effectively conduct the dialogue, it is probable that there will take part the Swiss Domincan Fr. Charles Morerod, the new Secretary for the International Theological Commission and, on the part of the Lefebvrites, Fr. [l’abbate] Gregoire Celier, co-author of a recent book on Benedict XVI....

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