Monday, May 23, 2011

Notes: Tuesday, May 17-Monday, May 23, 2011 (part 2 of 2)

4. Text of the C.D.F. response to Msgr. Lefebvre's Dubia about religious liberty/Dignitatis humanæ?

In a recent Sandro Magister article posted at AQ, there was a reference to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's (C.D.F.'s) response to the Dubia which Msgr. Lefebvre submitted to it about Dignitatis humanæ. In that article, the response's title is given as "Liberté religieuse. Réponse aux 'dubia' présentés par S.E. Mgr. Lefebvre" (March 9, 1987). I Googled this, and the search led me to the footnotes of this blog post (in Italian), some of which refer to something called "La Crise intégriste". This in turn led me to the French blog "La crise intégriste", which purports, apparently, to have the text of the C.D.F. response. I face three problems, the last two of which follow from the first:

4.1 The document is in French, and I can't speak French (and the document is not so formatted that I can simply run it through a translator).

4.2 I don't know whether the document is authentic.

4.3 Even if it's authentic, I don't know whether it has been published ethically.

Could any French speakers help me out here?

Labels: Dignitatis Humanæ, Marcel Lefebvre, morality, religious liberty, Roman Curia

5. The S.S.P.X.'s The Problem of the Liturgical Reform is available, for free, on-line

I knew that it was available on-line somewhere, and this comment at Fr. Zuhlsdorf's blog gives its U.R.L. One can also find it via one of the items in the "Articles Index" at the website of the U.S. District of the S.S.P.X.

Labels: liturgy, modernism, N.O.M., S.S.P.X., T.L.M., theology, Vatican II

6. Here we go again: In South Australia, "wide-ranging reforms aimed at providing greater legal protection for children of same-sex parents [were] recommended to Parliament [last week]"

Labels: families, G.L.B.T., parenthood, S.A.

Reginaldvs Cantvar


Cardinal Pole said...

The following comment was posted but does not seem to have appeared, so I'll post it here on the commenter's behalf:


Robert has left a new comment on your post "Notes: Tuesday, May 17-Monday, May 23, 2011 (part ...":

I can speak and read pretty fluent French, but alas, this would seem to be a 49-page document, and therefore I'm not in a position to offer help during the foreseeable future. It might be necessary to go down the - admittedly expensive - road of paying an accredited translator (who could advise not only about the contents of the document but about its authenticity, and whether it was ethically published). Sorry I can't help more.

Posted by Robert to Cardinal Pole's Blog on Church and State at May 24, 2011 1:00 PM


To which I respond:

Thanks anyway, Robert. Next week I might post the information from item 4. at AQ and perhaps also bring it to the attention of a certain French-speaking blogger, who would be known to readers of my blog.

Leonard said...

This is in connection with the Sodomites' League (Brazilian manifestation) rather than with Archbishop Lefebvre, but is it of interest to you anyhow?

Cardinal Pole said...

Thank you for that U.R.L., Leonard; it was indeed of interest to me.

Cardinal Pole said...

Regarding item 5.: A short presentation of the S.S.P.X.'s case against the legitimacy of the N.O.M. has been posted at AQ: