|VICAR OF CHRIST POPE BENEDICT XVI|
For many years now, as Cardinal and Pope, he has striven with the greatest charity, and yet resolute fidelity to Truth, to reconcile the spiritual children of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre , including the four Bishops he illicitly but validly consecrated, to the Church. The latest efforts , after many long months of careful examination of their position and views, culminated in the Holy See providing the SSPX Leader Bishop Bernard Fellay with a Doctrinal Preamble for consideration, preliminary, subject to its acceptance, to a regularisation of the situation of the SSPX.
But, the arrogance which has long characterised some Lefebvrists who seem to believe themselves "more Catholic than the Church, or at least the Pope and his recent predecessors", seems still to stalk the halls of their headquarters at Econe in Switzerland. They have returned to the Holy See saying that the present document is not acceptable as it stands. The Holy See found the response insufficient to "overcome the doctrinal problems which lie at the foundation of " the existing rift. The Holy See has replied yesterday that it invited Bishop Fellay to "clarify his position in order to be able to heal the existing rift".
|BISHOP FELLAY AND POSTER OF ABP LEFEBVRE|
"THE EVIL MEN DO LIVES AFTER THEM..."Julius Caesar - Shakespeare
We should all pray for the Holy Father and for the misguided SSPXers whose position puts them at very grave risk to their spiritual welfare.