Saturday, July 2, 2016

#BreakingNews Traditionalist Group rejects Pope Francis' attempts for reunification - Please Pray

The traditionalist group of Catholics called the Society of St. Pius X has rejected  efforts to reunite with Rome. They released a statement Wednesday, June 29, 2016 :
FULL TEXT from SSPX:
Communique from the Superior General


At the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors of the Society of Saint Pius X that was held in Switzerland, from June 25 to 28, 2016, the Superior General addressed the following communiqué:
The purpose of the Society of Saint Pius X is chiefly the formation of priests, the essential condition for the renewal of the Church and for the restoration of society.
  1. In the great and painful confusion that currently reigns in the Church, the proclamation of Catholic doctrine requires the denunciation of errors that have made their way into it and are unfortunately encouraged by a large number of pastors, including the Pope himself.
     
  2. The Society of Saint Pius X, in the present state of grave necessity which gives it the right and duty to administer spiritual aid to the souls that turn to it, does not seek primarily a canonical recognition, to which it has a right as a Catholic work. It has only one desire: faithfully to bring the light of the bi-millennial Tradition which shows the only route to follow in this age of darkness in which the cult of man replaces the worship of God, in society as in the Church.
     
  3. The “restoration of all things in Christ” intended by Saint Pius X, following Saint Paul (cf. Ep.h 1:10), cannot happen without the support of a Pope who concretely favors the return to Sacred Tradition. While waiting for that blessed day, the Society of Saint Pius X intends to redouble its efforts to establish and to spread, with the means that Divine Providence gives to it, the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
     
  4. The Society of Saint Pius X prays and does penance for the Pope, that he might have the strength to proclaim Catholic faith and morals in their entirety. In this way he will hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that we earnestly desire as we approach the centennial of the apparitions in Fatima.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X
Ecône, June 29, 2016
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 The Society of St. Pius X was founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1970 opposition to the Second Vatican Council.  Popes have tried to repair relations over four decades. Pope Benedict XVI made the most effort to reunite with the group, lifting the excommunications of four of their bishops in 2009.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the current superior general, rejected a doctrinal statement drafted by the Vatican. Pope Francis met with Fellay for the first time at the Vatican in April.
 The Pope for the Jubilee year of mercy last fall made an attempt at reunification; in a letter to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, he explained that members of the society would be granted faculties during the year to offer absolution of sins "validly and licitly" to those who approach them for confession.
According to statistics of 2014, the fraternity has 589 priests in 37 countries, but performs activities in another 33. Please Pray for reunification with Rome.
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not true, see the Vatican statement : "In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition on Friday, the Secretary for the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" said a statement the Society issued last week was not a step back from dialogue, nor did the priestly fraternity say anything new about its view of the current situation in the Church."

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/archbishop-pozzo-sspx-continuing-dialogue-with-holy-see/#ixzz4DTMCZvEo