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And when we
celebrate this Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, we cannot not
think of Rome. And we cannot forget this love that our founder had
for Rome, and that he wished and that he wanted to inculcate in
his children. We are Roman! And this we cannot put behind us! Even
if we live in difficult times, even if we have to suffer from the
Rome of today, this cannot at all weaken this true, effective and
affectionate love for Rome, because it was the good God the one
who chose this City to be the head of the Church. This does not
mean that we will love the errors, certainly not, we suffer them.
But one cannot let oneself, we can say, be put off by what is
happening, at the point of giving up. No, it is necessary to
maintain, which is what we try to do..
ask of me, "What is happening with Rome?" If up to now we
have said almost nothing, it is because we do not have much to
tell you. Up to now, things are at a stage, we can say, of full
stop. In the sense that there have been tos and fros, there have
been exchanges, effectively, dealings, proposals, but we are back
at the point of departure. The point of departure in which we had
said we could not accept, we could not sign. We are there, that is
all. We see, on one hand, this situation getting complicated, it
has been two, three years I have said before, in Rome, before the
Since 2009, I have said it, and I repeat it, and well that takes
place every day. It is the state of the Church, what do you want?
There are those who try, who wish to move further, we can say, on
Progressivism and on the consequences of Progressivism. There are
others who wish corrections to take place. And we, in the middle,
we have become as a ping-pong ball, that everyone hits.
We know that in the end, in the end, the Church will find herself
again, and to us belongs this yearning of not being satisfied with
a certain, let us say, comfort. With a situation that is simply
not normal. We cannot become in the end, because we are in a
situation in which we do whatever we want, used to consider the
state in which we find ourselves as normal. This isn't true.
Simply not true. It is normal that we seek, with respect for all
conditions that are necessary, evidently, to recover this title,
that is ours, to which we have a right, of Catholics. This doesn't
mean that we must place ourselves simply in the hands of the
Modernists, this has nothing to do with it.
But it is a difficult situation, difficult, everything seems
electric, we see clearly that the devil runs unchained on all
sides. And therefore, this is the time for prayer. It is a
difficult moment. To us, about us, all sorts of things are said.
Dear God, the only thing we wish for is to make God's will, that
is all. The will of God is expressed in facts. ... It is also
clear that we cannot bring good to all the Church than by
remaining faithful to this heritage of the Archbishop. From which
come these famous, I don't know, "conditions", "assurances", that
we have presented several times, that must ensure that the Society
will remain what it is. If, at a certain time, a collaboration is
conceivable, when, how, well the circumstances will show it.