bishop williamson 7/14 column
(07-16-2014, 06:30 AM)FatherCekada Wrote:
(07-14-2014, 01:08 PM)a83192 Wrote: In fact the main problem, for Pope Francis as for Bishop Fellay, is not how to come to an agreement which they both want, but how to get their left and right wings respectively to accept an agreement.

Bp. W. may be on to something here. I think Francis has already said somewhere (unable to find it at present, alas) something like "If the Neo-Cats and Communion/Liberation have their own take on Vatican II and are officially tolerated, why not SSPX?"

So, Francis could simply issue an "Edict of Toleration" and recognize SSPX as just one more voice in the big tent of the Ecumenical One-World Religion.

Kiki the Neo-Cat or Bp. Fellay -- different voices, but all part of one, big happy family where "ideology" (as Francis calls doctrine) doesn't really matter!

Interesting thought.  Hoping to marginalize the SSPX by sweeping them into the vestibule and under the rug?  "Yeah, they have some strange, antiquated ideas about Catholicism, but they're our brothers and we love them anyway."  What could the SSPX do about such an edict?  Respectfully refuse to be recognized?  It seems to me that if Rome extended some sort of unconditional "recognition," there isn't much the SSPX could do to reject it without truly initiating a schism.

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bishop williamson 7/14 column - by a83192 - 07-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Re: bishop williamson 7/14 column - by ermy_law - 07-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Re: bishop williamson 7/14 column - by IrishCowboy - 07-16-2014, 11:42 PM

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