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Posted on 06/14/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT by Gillibrand
UPDATE from 19.00 clock: a new statement from the SSPX: "The desire for further clarifications could usher in a new series of meeting" - The Vatican plans to offer a personal prelature
The Vatican on Wednesday evening consulted with the leadership of the SSPX on the progress of the ecclesiastical unity efforts. The prefect of the Congregation of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, gave the Superior of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, Bernard Fellay, in a detailed interview at the headquarters of his curial body, the official response of the Pope.
Benedict XVI had informed Levada and the Secretary of the Congregation, Luis Francisco Ladaria on Saturday of his decision on the course of dialogue with the traditionalists. It focuses on the so-called doctrinal preamble, which had been submitted by he Vatican to the SSPX, after one and a half years of expert consultations, as a basis for agreement. It is not clear yet, whether and and with what modifications, Fellay will accept this preamble- also unknown is the vote of the Pope
(Excerpt) Read more at cathcon.blogspot.com ...
Catholic institutions tend to move at a glacial pace. Watching them and expecting a car chase is bound to be frustrating. The Pope is doing what he sees fit, but it won’t happen at a high speed.
“Meanwhile, the Rome correspondent of the French Catholic daily newspaper “La Croix” (Thursday) says that the offer document submitted by the Vatican offers to the traditionalists in the event of an agreement a reconciliation in the form of a personal prelature, similar to that of Opus Dei.”
Opus Dei-ja vu?