Thursday, February 05, 2009

Media Office Reports



















From the Bishop's Conference Media Office.

Vatican clarifies issues arising from the lifting of the excommunications of four bishops of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX).
The Vatican Secretariat of State today, 4 February, issued a statement clarifying issues arising from the lifting of the excommunications of four Bishops of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX).
The unofficial translation below is provided by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales:
Note from the Secretariat of State clarifying issues surrounding the lifting of the excommunications of four SSPX Bishops (pdf)

Note from the Secretariat of State clarifying issues surrounding the lifting of the excommunications of four SSPX Bishops (MS Word)
Related links
27 Jan 09Catholic Bishops’ Conference statement on lifting of excommunications of SSPX Bishops

3 Feb 09Archbishop Kevin McDonald writes to The Times on the Pope’s lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX Bishops and Catholic-Jewish dialogue

2 comments:

alban said...

"An indispensible condition for any future recognition of the Fraternity of St Pius X is the full
acceptance of the Second Vatican Council and the Magisterium of Popes John XXIII, Paul VI,
John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI"

Great damage was done to the Church by the schism, and Benedict XVI has been very generous in removing the excommunication; will the SSPX leaders now apologise and give "full acceptance" - and what of the clergy and seminarians?

Though I may be wrong, I believe that this will be an impossible act for all the members of the Society, particularly Bishops Williamson and de Mallerais.

George said...

Alban - seemingly impossible?

Unless you have Faith in the power of prayer and the workings of the Holy Spirit - through which and through Whom everything and anything is possible.