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Thu May 12, 2016, 06:05 PM

 

Francis talking to SSPX?

Apparently the Pope talked with SSPX officials last month. I just learned of this today.

Bishop Fellay had visited the Vatican April 1-2, meeting with the Pope and with Archbishop Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei – the Vatican office of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responsible for doctrinal discussions with the estranged group.

The blog post reported that Bishop Fellay indicated that: the Pope confirmed that the SSPX is Catholic in his eyes; the Pope said he would never condemn the SSPX; and that the Pope wants to extend the faculties of the priest of the SSPX, beginning with Confession.

“After the meeting, it was decided that the current exchanges would continue. The canonical status of the Society was not directly addressed, Pope Francis and Bishop Fellay having determined that these exchanges ought to continue without haste,” the statement added.

Pope Francis has already declared that during the current Jubilee Year of Mercy, the faithful can validly and licitly receive absolution of their sins from priests of the SSPX.


I'm just curious to know what you all make of that?

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Thu May 12, 2016, 08:04 PM

1. I think Francis, along with the two prior Popes, genuinely want to end this schism.

 

But I'm suspicious of any reports from the SSPX on the matter. There's a mix of arrogance and petulance in them that makes me question their sincerity.

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