Interesting news item. Could this mean an eventual rapprochement with
the breakaway Lefebvrist movement? One hopes and prays so (at least I do).
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MEETING BETWEEN “ECCLESIA DEI” AND SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X
VATICAN CITY, 26 OCT 2009 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the
following communique late this morning:
"On Monday 26 October in the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, headquarters of
the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and of the Pontifical
Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, the study commission made up of experts from
“Ecclesia Dei” and from the Society of St. Pius X held its first
meeting, with the aim of examining the doctrinal differences still
outstanding between the Society and the Apostolic See.
“In a cordial, respectful and constructive climate, the main doctrinal
questions were identified. These will be studied in the course of
discussions to be held over coming months, probably twice a month. In
particular, the questions due to be examined concern the concept of
Tradition, the Missal of Paul VI, the interpretation of Vatican Council
II in continuity with Catholic doctrinal Tradition, the themes of the
unity of the Church and the Catholic principles of ecumenism, the
relationship between Christianity and non- Christian religions, and
religious freedom. The meeting also served to specify the method and
organisation of the work”.
*OP/SOCIETY ST. PIUS X/…VIS 091026 (200) *