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  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/15/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2012
    Supporters of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of Society of St Pius X, branded the future Pope Benedict XVI and the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner "heretics" during the Second Vatican Council, reports The Tablet.A previously undiscovered letter written by Karl Rahner to his brother, Fr Hugo Rahner SJ, during the council in November 1963 has revealed that the French Intégristes - followers of Lefebvre - accused him and Fr Joseph Ratzinger as "heretic[s] who deny the existence of hell and are worse than Teilhardt de Chardin and the Modernists".The letter, part of an exhibition in Munich, states that Rahner consoled...
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTÀ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • Interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay: The Society of St. Pius X and the Doctrinal Preamble

    11/28/2011 3:35:35 PM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 2 replies
    DICI ^ | 11/28/2011 | DICI
    Q. Why is the Doctrinal Preamble that Cardinal Levada delivered to you on September 14 still surrounded by so much secrecy, both on the part of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and by the Society of St. Pius X? What is this silence hiding from the priests and faithful of Tradition? A. This discretion is normal for any important proceeding; it ensures the seriousness of it. It so happens that the Doctrinal Preamble that was delivered to us is a document which can be clarified and modified, as the accompanying note points out. It is not a...
  • Pius X Society says Vatican's current offer not acceptable (Catholic Caucus)

    11/29/2011 3:30:59 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | November 29, 2011 | David Kerr
    St. Pius X Society superior general Bishop Bernard Fellay Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2011 / 01:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X says he will inform the Vatican “in the next few days” that they cannot give the doctrinal reassurances required of them to advance reconciliation with the Catholic Church.“It is true that this Doctrinal Preamble cannot receive our endorsement,” said Bishop Bernard Fellay on the society’s website, Nov. 28. However, Bishop Fellay said his understanding is that the document is “not a definite text” and that it “can be clarified and...
  • BREAKING: (Vatican) COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING THE SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X (Catholic Caucus)

    09/14/2011 1:49:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    VIS ^ | September 14, 2011
    VATICAN CITY, 14 SEP 2011 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy See Press Office released the following communique concerning the postion of the Society of St. Pius X: "On 14 September at the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the congregation and president of the Pontifical Commission 'Ecclesia Dei'; Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer S.J., secretary of the congregation, and Msgr. Guido Pozzo, secretary of the pontifical commission, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, who was accompanied by Fr. Niklaus Pfluger...
  • Vatican, SSPX close to agreement? (Catholic Caucus)

    09/13/2011 7:00:08 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    The Vatican is close to an agreement with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that would regularize the status of the breakaway traditionalist group, according to a report in Le Figaro. Jean-Marie Guenois, the veteran religion correspondent for the French daily, predicts that a September 14 meeting between the SSPX leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, and key Vatican officials will lead quickly to a resolution of the split that began in 1998 when the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre ordained 4 traditionalist bishops without permission from Rome, resulting in the excommunication of the SSPX leaders. Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunications...
  • Lefebvrians say they will never accept Vatican Council [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2011 4:27:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | September 6, 2011
    Fellay Before a key meeting in Rome, the leader of the traditionalists stressed that he was not prepared to make any compromises and also revealed some interesting behind the scenes happenings… “If their aim is still to force us to accept the second Vatican Council, the discussions have been clear enough in showing that we have no intention of  doing any such thing.”  These were the decisive but prudent words of Bernard Fellay, who was adamant he would not agree to any compromise with the Vatican. On the 15 August, Fellay spoke openly about the talks between the Lefebvrians...
  • Bishop Williamson to Appear in Court Against His Alleged Holocaust Conviction

    09/30/2010 2:00:47 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    Tancred ^ | 09/30/2010 | Tancred
    Munich (kath.net/KAP) British Bishop Richard Williamson will stand before the court for the judgment he received from the Regensburg Court for sedition and "trivializing" the Holocaust. The appeal against the April fine of 10,000 Euro is set for the 29th of November. The speaker of the National Court of Regensburg, Johann Piendl, verified this for the German Catholic News Service, KNA. "I am pretty certain, that my client will participate", explained Williamson's attorney, Mattias Lossmann, on Thursday. In April Williamson, who belongs to the Society of Pius X, which is not recognized by Rome [kath.net just had to throw that...
  • My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism - All Tradition Leads to Rome

    05/08/2010 6:04:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 328+ views
    Envoy ^ | November/December 2000 | Pete Vere, JCL/M (Canon Law)
    If you’re a Catholic who’s faithful to the Church’s teaching Magisterium, you’ve probably met up with followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s 1988 schism, known as the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). They’re filled with devotion to the Blessed Mother, extremely conservative with regard to most moral issues afflicting the Western world today, and quite reverent before the Blessed Sacrament during their old Latin liturgies. In short, on the surface, adherents to Archbishop Lefebvre’s schism appear to be devout Catholics. It’s easy to sympathize with these folks since most of them have joined the SSPX after being scandalized by contemporary...
  • The Vatican and the Lefebvrists: Not a Negotiation

    11/21/2009 5:27:42 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 487+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 21, 2009 | George Weigel
    Prior to the opening of formal conversations between officials of the Holy See and leaders of the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), which began on Oct. 26, the mainstream media frequently misrepresented these discussions as a negotiation aimed at achieving a compromise that both sides can live with. That was to be expected from reporters and commentators for whom everything is politics and everything is thus negotiable. Alas, similar misrepresentations came from “Vatican insiders” who suggested that the teaching of the Second Vatican Council was under joint review by the Holy See and the SSPX, which only made...
  • Breakaway Catholic group to ordain 13 in Minnesota

    06/18/2009 11:52:59 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/09 | Steve Karnowski
    An ultraconservative group plans to ordain 13 Roman Catholic priests in Minnesota — even though their elevations likely won't be recognized by the Vatican. The St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, part of the Society of St. Pius X, will host the ordinations of 12 U.S.-based priests and another from France in Winona on Friday. The Vatican says ordinations by the society aren't legitimate, even though Pope Benedict XVI recently lifted the excommunications of its leaders. The society was founded by those opposed to the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council and especially its outreach to Jews and other religions. The...
  • Letter [...] concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops [Ecu]

    03/18/2009 3:17:46 PM PDT · by annalex · 3 replies · 318+ views
    e-mail | March 10, 2009)
    LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre ( Rome , March 10, 2009) Dear Brothers in the Episcopal Ministry! The remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated in 1988 by Archbishop Lefebvre without a mandate of the Holy See has for many reasons caused, both within and beyond the Catholic Church, a discussion more heated than any we have seen for a long time. Many Bishops felt perplexed by an event which came about unexpectedly and...
  • Papal Letter about the Lifting of the SSPX Excommunications - the Letter Itself (Full Text)

    03/11/2009 11:23:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 433+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 3/11/2009 | Gregor Kollmorgen
    Here, now, is the full text of the Pope's letter regarding the lifting of the SSPX excommunications itself, which has already been published in the most prestigious and reliable German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in an NLM translation: Dear brethren in the Episcopal ministry! The lifting of the excommunication of the four bishops ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988 without a mandate of the Holy See has led, both within and outside the Catholic Church, for a variety of reasons, to a discussion of such vehemence as we had not experienced for a long time. Many bishops felt at...
  • In letter, pope responds to criticisms over Lefebvrite decision

    03/11/2009 7:33:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 880+ views
    CNS ^ | March 11, 2009 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has written a letter to the world's bishops defending his decision to lift the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops and expressing regret that it gave rise to misunderstandings and polemics, according to Italian newspapers. The pope said the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson's statements denying the extent of the Holocaust was "a misadventure that was for me unforeseeable" and acknowledged that the Vatican should have paid more attention to information easily available on the Internet, the reports said. The pope said he was particularly saddened at the reaction of some Catholics who seemed...
  • Pontiff Tells Why He's Reaching Out to Lefebvrists

    01/29/2009 1:27:06 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 460+ views
    ZNA ^ | January 28, 2009
    Points to Unity as "Explicit Duty" of a Pastor VATICAN CITY, JAN. 28, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is offering a personal explanation for his decision to remove the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops ordained without papal permission. The Pope spoke today at the general audience of the decree made public Saturday, which lifted the excommunication of four prelates of the Society of St. Pius X, illicitly ordained to the episcopate by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. The move has been criticized as an affront to Jewish-Catholic relations because one of the four, Bishop Richard Williamson, told an interviewer that he...
  • Reports: Pope to lift excommunications

    01/22/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 766+ views
    AP ^ | jANUARY 23, 2009
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two newspapers say Pope Benedict XVI has decided to lift the excommunications of four bishops consecrated 20 years ago by the late French ultraconservative Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.Lefebvre rebelled against the Vatican's modernizing reforms of the 1960s, including replacing Latin with local languages at Mass.Benedict has already reached out to the rebels in the hopes of bringing them back into the Church by making it the old Mass more readily available.The Italian newspapers Il Giornale and Il Riformista said Thursday that Benedict has now decided to meet their demand that the excommunications be lifted. The newspapers said,...
  • Pope prepared to lift excommunication of SSPX bishops (Catholic Caucus)

    01/22/2009 6:18:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 558+ views
    According to multiple reports from reliable Vatican-watchers, Pope Benedict XVI will soon lift the decree of excommunication imposed upon four traditionalist bishops who were consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. Italian journalists report that the Pope's action will be made public within a matter of days. The move would be a major step toward reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). SSPX leaders-- including the bishops living under the decree of excommunication-- have consistently stated that before ending their break with the Holy See, they would insist on the removal of that excommunication and the...
  • Vatican expert: Pope Benedict XVI to lift excommunication of Lefebvrists this week

    01/22/2009 8:51:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Vatican City, Jan 22, 2009
    Vatican City, Jan 22, 2009 / 10:18 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, the Vatican expert of the Italian daily "Il Giornale" announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to revoke the decree of excommunication of the four bishops consecrated by French Bishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988, creating a schism in the Catholic Church.The suspension of the excommunication of the Lefebvrist bishops has been making the rounds of several conservative blogs, mostly in Spanish, since Monday. "The decree, which the Pontiff has already signed, will be published around the weekend. Therefore, the superior of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Bernard Fellay,...
  • Archbishop Lefebvre signed every one of Vatican II’s documents

    01/13/2009 1:03:00 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 948+ views
    CNA ^ | January 13, 2009
    Rome, Jan 13, 2009 / 01:54 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who died in 1991 and was excommunicated for ordaining four bishops in 1988 without the Pope’s permission, did indeed sign every document of Vatican II—the same documents he would later harshly criticize, according to a recent article in the Italian magazine Panorama. The article entitled, “In the Secret Heart of the Vatican,” written by Ignazio Ingrao, states that among the documents kept at the Vatican Secret Archives “are those of the Second Vatican Council, which unmasked an historic falsehood spread by the traditionalists,” led today by schismatic Bishop Bernard Fellay, who...
  • Decision 2008: The Conditions Update: The actual Document (SSPX)

    06/24/2008 12:56:11 PM PDT · by Hieronymus · 20 replies · 70+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 24, 2008 | "Ecclesia Dei"
    Conditions which result from the meeting of June 4, 2008, between Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos and Bishop Bernard Fellay 1. The commitment to a response proportionate to the generosity of the Pope. 2. The commitment to avoid every public intervention which does not respect the person of the Holy Father and which may be negative to ecclesial charity. 3. The commitment to avoid the claim to a Magisterium superior to the Holy Father and to not propose the Fraternity in contraposition to the Church. 4. The commitment to display the will to act honestly in full ecclesial charity and in...