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http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Quote:In light of this situation, it is my intention henceforth to join the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" – the body which has been competent since 1988 for those communities and persons who, coming from the Society of Saint Pius X or from similar groups, wish to return to full communion with the Pope – to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This will make it clear that the problems now to be addressed are essentially doctrinal in nature and concern primarily the acceptance of the Second Vatican Council and the post-conciliar magisterium of the Popes. The collegial bodies with which the Congregation studies questions which arise (especially the ordinary Wednesday meeting of Cardinals and the annual or biennial Plenary Session) ensure the involvement of the Prefects of the different Roman Congregations and representatives from the world’s Bishops in the process of decision-making. The Church’s teaching authority cannot be frozen in the year 1962 – this must be quite clear to the Society. But some of those who put themselves forward as great defenders of the Council also need to be reminded that Vatican II embraces the entire doctrinal history of the Church. Anyone who wishes to be obedient to the Council has to accept the faith professed over the centuries, and cannot sever the roots from which the tree draws its life.

This is pretty big news.  I suspect this may actually make some liberal prelates angry, because it seems that this is a promotion for the Ecclesia Dei Commission, and Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos, in particular.  The Cardinal, by the way, now has an FSSP priest working at his side on the Commission.  I hear that he is hated by his peers on the Commission.  We should pray for this priest, the Cardinal, the SSPX, and the Pope, that the reconciliation of the SSPX may move forward.
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Quote:In light of this situation, it is my intention henceforth to join the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" – the body which has been competent since 1988 for those communities and persons who, coming from the Society of Saint Pius X or from similar groups, wish to return to full communion with the Pope – to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This will make it clear that the problems now to be addressed are essentially doctrinal in nature and concern primarily the acceptance of the Second Vatican Council and the post-conciliar magisterium of the Popes. The collegial bodies with which the Congregation studies questions which arise (especially the ordinary Wednesday meeting of Cardinals and the annual or biennial Plenary Session) ensure the involvement of the Prefects of the different Roman Congregations and representatives from the world’s Bishops in the process of decision-making. The Church’s teaching authority cannot be frozen in the year 1962 – this must be quite clear to the Society. But some of those who put themselves forward as great defenders of the Council also need to be reminded that Vatican II embraces the entire doctrinal history of the Church. Anyone who wishes to be obedient to the Council has to accept the faith professed over the centuries, and cannot sever the roots from which the tree draws its life.

 
I see power struggles in this, but I for one always liked watching a good fight.  Cage match time:
 
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Tulkas Wrote:I see power struggles in this, but I for one always liked watching a good fight.  Cage match time:
 
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GSP!!!!
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rbjmartin Wrote:
Tulkas Wrote:I see power struggles in this, but I for one always liked watching a good fight.  Cage match time:
 
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GSP!!!!

Just like Tradition, since both will dominate.
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