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SSPX Roman Theological Commission

Collected here are items related to the ongoing doctrinal discussions between representatives of the SSPX and Rome.

Bishop Fellay's sermon extract about SSPX & Rome
On Friday, June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Bishop Bernard Fellay (SSPX Superior General) ordained 11 new priests.
.. During the ordination sermon, Bishop Fellay gave some stirring words about the priesthood as well as some insight into the current situation of the SSPX with Rome... 6-29-2012

SSPX General House Communiqué
On Wednesday, June 13, Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX, accompanied by the First Assistant, Fr. Pfluger, was received by Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the CDF... 6-14-2012

Canadian District Superior's Letter: the SSPX & Rome
United in the same goal: The guidelines given by our venerated founder are clear and we all agree with them. None of us want to contradict them, and each of us strives to apply these principles in our own lives. We all want to preserve the Catholic Faith in its beauty, purity, and entirety...

SSPX General House communiqué
An exchange of private letters between the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X and the three other bishops was circulated on the Internet on May 9, 2012. This behavior is reprehensible...

Fr. Simoulin: "We are no longer in 1975 with Paul VI
nor in 1988 with John Paul II, but in 2012 with Benedict XVI"

You can tell me as much as you want that the state of the Church is still very alarming, that our Pope has a sometimes strange theology, etc… we have said it enough, it seems to me, but you cannot tell me that the state of things is the same as in 1988 or even worse. To do so would be contrary to reality and to the truth... 5-11-2012

Vatican Press disproves media's predictions

Commenting about Bishop Fellay's response, Fr. Lombardi further stated that the Vatican did not “consider the matter concluded yet”, a statement that contradicts the media’s mistaken predictions that the SSPX would have to accept an agreement by April 15th or suffer negative consequences... 4-18-2012

What's going on with the SSPX & Rome?
The SSPX’s discrete manner of handling these media affairs is dictated not only by prudence, but also by the respect owed to the Holy See
... 4-18-2012

SSPX General House communiqué
The media are announcing that Bishop Fellay has sent a “positive response” to the CDF and that the doctrinal question between the Holy See and the SSPX is now resolved. The reality is different
... 4-18-2012

Vatican's clarification about “SSPX ultimatum”
This communiqué has been the subject of various commentaries which are rather revealing of the professional qualifications of their authors... 3-30-2012 DICI NEWS

Vatican communiqué about SSPX's reply to Doctrinal Preamble
Pursuant to the decision made by Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Fellay was, in a letter delivered today, informed of the evaluation of his response... 3-16-2012

SSPX: Bishop Fellay’s response to Cardinal Levada being studied in Rome
According to a source close to the matter, we can announce that the letter posted by Bishop Fellay in mid-January is not a “second response”; rather it clarifies the position of the Society of St. Pius X
... 2-3-2012 DICI NEWS

SSPX answers Roman expert
L’Osservatore Romano of December 2, 2011, published a study by Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, one of the four experts who represented the Holy See during the recent doctrinal discussions with the SSPX October 2009-April 2011. The central question of the magisterial value of the Second Vatican Council is addressed straightforwardly, yet nevertheless insufficiently... 1-31-2012

DICI: Press Release from SSPX's General House
(11-2-2011) Since the meeting of the seminary Rectors and District Superiors of the Society of St. Pius X in Albano (Italy) on October 7, 2011, several comments have been published in the press about the answer that Bishop Bernard Fellay should give to the Roman propositions of September 14th. It has to be recalled that only the SSPX's General House has the competency to publish an official communique or authorized comment on the subject. Until further notice, one should reference the communique of October 7, 2011.

DICI: Press Release from the SSPX's General House
On October 7, 2011, a meeting of all those in charge of the SSPX was held in Albano, Italy, during which the Superior General, Bishop Fellay, presented the content of the Doctrinal Preamble, handed over to him by Cardinal Levada of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican, during last September 14 meeting... [DICI] 10-6-2011

Interview with Fr. Niklaus Pfluger at Stuttgart
"The document allows for corrections from our side. That is necessary also, if only to exclude clearly and definitively even the appearance of ambiguities and misunderstandings. So now it is our duty to send Rome an answer that reflects our position and unambiguously represents the concerns of Tradition. We owe it to our mission of fidelity to Catholic Tradition not to make any compromises..." 10-3-2011

Interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay after his meeting with Cardinal William Levada
The meeting was conducted with great courtesy and with equally great candor, because for the sake of honesty the SSPX refuses to evade the problems that remain... 9-14-2011

Holy See Press Release: Meeting between the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the SSPX

54 Answers from Bishop Fellay
1: Doctrinal discussions: The first part of a significant interview given by Bishop Fellay to the USA District...  2-21-2011

Excerpts from Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta’s December 19, 2009 sermon
Given at the seminary of La Reja, Argentina on the occasion of the ordinations 

Is the SSPX being muzzled?
The question was asked to Bishop Fellay during the conference he gave on the afternoon of Sunday, January 9, in Paris: “Is the Society of St. Pius X obliged to remain discreet because of the theological discussions going on? 1-14-2011

Fr. Schmidberger Speaks About the Meetings with Rome

Vatican: Second Theological Meeting between Roman Experts and SSPX held on January 18

Bishop Fellay’s Conference at Paris, January 8-10, 2010
Regarding the ongoing doctrinal discussions between the SSPX & Rome [DICI]

Bishop de Galarreta's Comments of December 19, 2009
Regarding the Roman Commission [DICI]

Opening of Doctrinal Discussions between Rome and SSPX [DICI]

Press Release from Ecclesia Dei Commission
Regarding start of theological discussion between the SSPX & Rome [DICI]

Press Release of General House concerning the SSPX's members of the theological commission

Doctrinal Talks between SSPX and Holy See
A note from DICI about this crucial, forthcoming event.  [DICI] © 2013                    home                    contact