Press Release of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X
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http://www.dici.org/en/news/press-releas...nt-pius-x/

The Society of Saint Pius X has learned of the sudden announcement about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, which will be effective on the evening of February 28, 2013.  Despite the doctrinal differences that were still evident on the occasion of the theological talks held between 2009 and 2011, the Society of Saint Pius X does not forget that the Holy Father had the courage to recall the fact that the Traditional Mass had never been abrogated, and to do away with the canonical sanctions that had been imposed on its bishops following their consecration in 1988.  It is not unaware of the opposition that these decisions have stirred up, obliging the pope to justify himself to the bishops of the whole world.  The Society expresses its gratitude to him for the strength and the constancy that he has shown toward it in such difficult circumstances, and assures him of its prayers for the time that he wishes to devote from now on to recollection.

Following its founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society of Saint Pius X reaffirms its attachment to eternal Rome, Mother and Instructress [Mater et Magistra] of Truth, and to the See of Peter.  It reiterates its desire to make its contribution, according to its abilities, to resolving the grave crisis that is shaking the Church.  It prays that, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the cardinals of the next conclave may elect the pope who, according to the will of God, will work for the restoration of all things in Christ (Eph 1:10).

Menzingen, February 11, 2013,


on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
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#2
I have to say this is really nicely said.  Way to go SSPX!!
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#3
as per Father Z

"SSPX reacts to Pope’s announcement
Posted on 11 February 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I have written again and again that the SSPX was going to wake up one day and experience the bad end of the stick.  That day is coming, probably with the election of the next Pope which is now a lot closer than I thought it would be.

The membership of the SSPX should converge on Rome this week.  They should, all together, crawl on hands and knees across St. Peter’s Square and stay there until the Pope will admit them.  They should beg the Pope to let them kiss his shoe, accept their promises of obedience, and the regularize them before he resigns. "
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With a Lame Duck Papacy no one knows, but I think it is safe to say the Negations are concluded, until the next Successor of  Peter arises. 

I wish all my SSPX brothers and sisters well and look for and pray for the day they may return to Rome and/or Rome returns to Rome.

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#5
I hope with all my heart that a personal appeal/acceptance of the SSPX happens before the 28th

Everyone start praying.
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#6
If I might add, now is the time for our prayers for the SSPX and all of Traditionalism and especially that SP will continue to be.
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#7
That was very well put, I think. I wish they had come to an agreement already, however.
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"One from beyond the mountains shall become the Vicar Of God. Religious and clerics shall take part in this change.
Outside the true path, there will be only disreputable men; I shrug my shoulders when the Bark of Peter is in danger and there is no one to lend it help...The schismatic shall fall into the scorn of the Italian faithful..." By about twelve years shall the millennium have passed [Ordinal date 2013 A.D.] when the resplendent mantle of legitimate power shall emerge from the shadows where it was being kept by the schism. And beyond harm from the one who is blocking the door of salvation, for his deceitful schism shall have come to an end. And the mass of the faithful shall attach itself to the worthy Shepherd, who shall extricate each one from error and restore to the Church its beauty. He shall renew it."
(Prophecy of Blessed Tomasuccio de Foligno, Profezie, 14th Century)

This prophecy indicates that the next Pope (Peter II?) will be elected first, and then the material separation of the Society will end.
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It seems a reasonable communication from Menzingen. It's good that Menzingen is sort of acknowledging what a pain-in-the-butt they've been for the Pope.

However, and I can't remember which forum I read it on, but a few years ago someone wrote that the SSPX will not be happy until the Pope walks into St. Peter's square, and, while wearing a sackcloth, burns the original documents of Vatican ll. Personally, I think that this is what it would take for reconciliation to happen. The SSPX is not going to be any more lenient with the next Pope, whomever it may be, unless the next Pope is someone like Cardinal Ranjith (which is unlikely). I expect that the Pope and Rome bashing (from the SSPX) will commence soon after the next Pope is elected.
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(02-11-2013, 02:47 PM)three_emcees_and_onedeacon Wrote: as per Father Z

"SSPX reacts to Pope’s announcement
Posted on 11 February 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I have written again and again that the SSPX was going to wake up one day and experience the bad end of the stick.  That day is coming, probably with the election of the next Pope which is now a lot closer than I thought it would be.

The membership of the SSPX should converge on Rome this week.  They should, all together, crawl on hands and knees across St. Peter’s Square and stay there until the Pope will admit them.  They should beg the Pope to let them kiss his shoe, accept their promises of obedience, and the regularize them before he resigns. "

That's gross and masochistic.  Fr. Z gives me the creeps. 
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