Rorate Caeli

Bishop Fellay speaks to USCCB's Catholic News Service: Video - Part 2
[Updated: Extras - "Will there be an agreement?"]

What can we say? The Valais truly is a beautiful place, blessed by Almighty God... (The first part is here). [Posted at 1430 GMT]

 

[Update (1930 GMT): Catholic News Service has additional portions of the interview in this video]

32 comments:

Baudouin said...

The seminarian at 1:26 is reading the Navarre Commentary of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Brushing up on personal prelatures?

New Catholic said...

LOL, yes he is. But, if you look carefully, he is taking a look at Canon 906 - they have to learn the whole history and reality of Canon Law, right?

David said...

This gives me joyful hope. Circumstances place me outside the Traditionalist orbit, yet for that very reason I eagerly await the canonical regularization of the Society.

Papabile said...

I worked at the NCCB (now USCCB) from 95-97. I knew those Catholic News Service types well then. You could not trust any of them then to ever put the decisions of Rome in any light except a bad one.

I am literally stunned that this video/interview was as well done as it was.

I wish they would release the whole interview, even if only a printed transcript, with H.E. Fellay.

Something must have changed, if not only just slightly, at CNS.

Woody said...

What is of great interest, in addition to the wonderful views of Econe and the Archbishop, reminiscent of tapes from the old days, is that the visuals, the music, the gentle interviews (His Grace smiling all the time), are all done so as to provoke a positive emotive response from the viewer. What a change from not too long ago!

Nil novum sub sole said...

The title of this video seems oddly inappropriate. Bishop Fellay says very little, and it seems to be out of step with what all the others are saying.

Bill said...

Wow. That is an amazingly generous video from an organ of the USCCB. The Society is portrayed positively while simultaneously being permitted rather blunt criticism of the Conciliar Church. Not out of the mouth of H.E. Bishop Fellay, but nevertheless.

Adfero said...

Stop for a minute and look into His Excellency's eyes. In his eyes you see honesty, kindness and forthrightness.

All you need to now about why our good God has made him the leader of the SSPX at this time can be seen in his eyes.

Barbara said...

Econe is considered a bastion of the more hard-core SSPX, so it is very heartening to hear the moderate views being expressed here by two of the staff. Veni Sancte Spiritus! Flecte quod est rigidum!

Marty Jude said...

This seems too good to be real? Is it?! lol.

Does 'USCCB' stand for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? Why, when the American Bishops are so Modernist, would they 'endorse' such Trad 'propaganda'? Soz, I'm surprised and confused !

I liked the style and old footage though.

Anyone else feel this way? Or is just my inbred cynicism???!!! :)

Long-Skirts said...

Adfero said...

"Stop for a minute and look into His Excellency's eyes. In his eyes you see honesty, kindness and forthrightness."

Abp. F. Fénelon had said:

"The spirit of the Savior is a spirit of peace... he did not satisfy himself with an interior and invisible unity, he wished to establish a complete interior and exterior unity, in a way that it would be due to this visible and remarkable sign that we would recognize his true disciples."

Marty Jude said...

Adfero said, "Stop for a minute and look into His Excellency's eyes. In his eyes you see honesty, kindness and forthrightness.

All you need to now about why our good God has made him the leader of the SSPX at this time can be seen in his eyes."

Yeah he does. So true. He's another 'smiler', just like the Archbishop. A true son of his grace

allison said...

Adfero is spot on! Anyway who has spent 5 minutes with Bishop Fellay is struck by his great sense of peace. I had the amazing pleasure of being on the same airline flight with him once. As he made his way down the concourse, many soldiers were waiting to be deployed to the Middle East. As he walked toward my gate area, I could see soldiers on either side of him in their gate areas, fall to their knees for his blessing. It was amazing sight, seeing so many soldiers kneeling and Bishop Fellay taking the time to bless them. He is wonderful.

Marty Jude said...

Thank you for sharing that Allison. I'm not surprised, but, it must have been amazing to witness this. God bless

Barbara said...

The second seminarian said:

"Everything in the Latin Mass makes you realise that God is right here...everything puts you in the presence of God....I don't find this in the New Mass..."

I couldn't agree more.

Great hope and anticipation fill my heart viewing these future young priests.

And I really like Bishop Fellay.

Barbara

( I am not the same Barbara that commented above...)

Matthew M said...

Lovely video, thank you.
Not being a "Traditionalist" per se (I am 'Traditional however) I admit to having difficulties with the SSPX position on 'ecumenism' and more especially 'religious freedom'. However, I have always appreciated their stand against the liturgical changes that occurred due to the council. The few changes I would approve of were so over blown and abused that I still cannot attend a Liturgy of Pope Paul VI. I haven't seen it done with the new changes but I understand most of the old abuses are still in play.

Carl said...

Beautiful video.

May 25 is one of my most favorite dates in the year: Sts. Bede, Gregory VII, Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Urban, Madeline Sophie Berat.

It's also the feast of Blessed Miguel de la Mora who was a holy priest gunned down with rosary in hand in Mexico in 1927.

If all that weren't enough, it's also the birthday of the legendary Cuban Negro Leaguer Martin Dihigo, who was an elite pitcher and hitter who deftly played all nine positions in the field.

Isn't May 25 a powerhouse?

allison said...

Thanks Marty Jude! Another funny part of that story is that when Bishop Fellay arrived at our gate area, it became very obvious that he was holding a "coach" seat boarding pass. My elderly traveling companion had a first class seat, I in coach. Bishop Fellay is a very tall person, so I suggesed to my friend Eileen, that she offer to switch with the Bishop, giving him a first class upgrade. I think she was afraid to approach him, so I quickly assured her that a plenary indulgence comes with upgrading a bishop to first class! We laughed and she gave him the upgrade. He most gratefully accepted. He was deep in conversation with a young man the whole flight, so I hope it was providence in some way.

Marty Jude said...

allison said...
"Thanks Marty Jude! Another funny part of that story is that when Bishop Fellay arrived at our gate area, it became very obvious that he was holding a "coach" seat boarding pass. My elderly traveling companion had a first class seat, I in coach. Bishop Fellay is a very tall person, so I suggesed to my friend Eileen, that she offer to switch with the Bishop, giving him a first class upgrade. I think she was afraid to approach him, so I quickly assured her that a plenary indulgence comes with upgrading a bishop to first class! We laughed and she gave him the upgrade. He most gratefully accepted. He was deep in conversation with a young man the whole flight, so I hope it was providence in some way."

Aw that's funny and who knows? Another convert to The True Faith or, if already a Catholic, perhaps a vocation, or at least a N.O. Catholic, less confused and more aware???!!!

Steve said...

"So be it"!!!!
Indeed Bishop Fellay!

Tim said...

How wonderful to see Fr. Cadiet in the video - a young and bright professor!

Remember this name, as without doubt we shall hear more about him in the future...

Precentrix said...

Adfero -

I just made the same comment on a social media site before seeing yours. It tells you all you need to know when you can look in a man's eyes and see Christ looking out so clearly. But I fear that not everyone in or associated with the Society has such humility. Of course, neither do the rest of us...

Maricruz said...

Please, in order that the FSSPX is easely accepted in latinamerica, consider publishing this videos with subtitles. Please, do.

Brian said...

Please forgive me, but some of these "in his eyes" comments go a bit over the top for my taste.

I was impressed, however, with the filial affection that was evident as Bishop Fellay says, "If this recognition happens, it is thanks to him; definitely, and to him alone."

I pray that our Holy Father will do whatever it takes to avoid a split in the SSPX, and that he will declare that the priests and Bishops of the SSPX are faithful Catholics.

Anonymous said...

His Excellency is indeed a very humble, modest ,edifying and comfortable person to be with- no airs , accomodating , full of wisdom ,foresight,understanding , patience and humour.

RealSpirit said...

Habemus PaPam!

A future Pope I might say!

allison said...

Brian:
I agree that the complexities of the negotiations in Rome are not built on sentimentality. However, in the presence of Bishop Fellay, one is struck by the peace he conveys. Recall that when St. Bernadette was first investigated at the grotto in Lourdes, the physician who was assigned to her and to observe her made the remark in his notes that he was "much affected" by her eyes and her piercing gaze. This, after he had tested her with burning candles and needles during her ecstasies. Recall again the written words of priests and bishops who met St. John Vianney. Having not met him, many priests gossiped behind his back about the "rag a muffin priest" and "the ignorant priest who barely passed his studies." Later, when they met him in person, many fell to their knees before him asking for his forgiveness for their unkindness. They reported that looking in his eyes they "beheld a saint." Many gave such testimony for his sainthood.

Prof. Basto said...

We know that the Pope receives the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith once a week, usually on Fridays. However, in the week from Sunday 20 May to Saturday 26 May this has not happened.

Yesterday's list of papal audiences, for Friday, 25 May, does not record the reception of the CDF Prefect.

The Prefect for Bishops, usually received on Sundays, was received instead, as was the Prefect of the Congregation for the Religious.

And behold, today, the only name in the list of audiences for Saturday, 25 May, is the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Nothing about the Prefect of the CDF and ex officio President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission.

Timothy Mulligan said...

Prof. Basto -- Your conclusion?

Matamoros said...

I agree, sentiment is not the main issue. Bishop Fellay is gentle and most like him for it - and strong enough as well.

However the Church is there for all types. Those who don't want the other three SSPX bishops "in" the Chuirch just as they are, don't really want the Society itself, as it really is. In the SSPX, like the Church, there is room for all characters, if not all ideas

Malta said...

The eyes are the "gateway" to the soul, of course, and I think +Fellay, along with +Lefebvre, are prophets/saints of our time!

SSPX is a tiny, tiny society compared to the amalgamated fractions of the Church; yet, they have exerted undo influence, and have captured the heart of our Pope. Keep that in mind when viewing them. They have already transformed the battlefields.

peterman said...

Allison, that power of Saint John-Baptiste-Marie Vianney has not ceased. I was able to visit him a year ago and as I knelt at the rail before him the tears flowed and even if I think of that moment the tears come. A GREAT saint.