Thursday, April 23, 2009

An update from Msgr. Williamson on the Vatican-S.S.P.X. doctrinal discussions

His Lordship The Right. Rev. Richard Williamson F.S.S.P.X. has the following information at his blog:

From Bishop Tissier de Mallerais speaking in Paris we hear that terms have been fixed for the doctrinal discussions due to take place between the Society of St. Pius X and the Church authorities in Rome. The discussions are to be in writing, which is wise, insofar as there is less room for passion and more time for careful thinking. Also they will not be made public, a provision which at best eliminates "grand-standing" by either party, otherwise known as playing to the gallery, because there will be no gallery present.
Also, I saw the following in yesterday’s V.I.S. e-mail bulletin:


VATICAN CITY, 22 APR 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Fr. Charles Morerod, dean of the faculty of philosophy at Rome's Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and professor of dogmatic theology, as secretary general of the International Theological Commission, and consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
What bearing might this have on the discussions, I wonder?

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. George, Martyr, A.D. 2009

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