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Rome-SSPX - Fellay speaks in Salzburg

The Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, was in Salzburg (Austria) on Thursday, in order to confirm some local faithful on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. At the end of the sermon, he had some words to say on current affairs:

"I am sure you, my dear faithful, would like to know something about what is going on with Rome. It is a delicate matter. You know, this matter deals with our future. Therefore, it is not an easy matter. What will happen? Will we be received? Or won’t we?

"I know there are many fears. We have witnessed so many things! We fear, precisely, that things may go wrong. For the largest part, these fears are understandable. We won’t just take a step with our eyes closed. That is very, very clear. But at this moment, I cannot even tell you if it will happen, or not! Because, it isn’t clear yet. We need assurances that we can continue to do what we have been doing so far. And in this respect, some things aren’t clear yet. Simply not clear.

"And I can tell you: the devil is at large! ['der Teufel ist los'] And, well, really everywhere. So, for us, one thing is clear: pray! We have to pray as never before. We have for our whole history been consecrated to the Mother of God, she will surely not abandon us, especially if we pray this much, and if we only want the will of God. Therefore, we will continue to pray, with trust, with trust in God. That’s it. Let us not be unsettled by our passions, by unjustified fears…

"I tell you, really, the devil is at large! And, well, everywhere. In the Fraternity itself; throughout the Church. There really are people who do not want us. Those are the Modernists, the Progressives. And they, too, cause a lot of pressure in order to stop the right thing from being done, the right thing, that is: justice. That once again we will be officially recognised as being Catholic. And that, of course, does not mean that we will all of a sudden accept that which has caused the Church so much damage. One has to understand this correctly. That is not what this is all about. The matter at hand is that we may be recognised the way we are. That we can continue Tradition, that we cannot only show Tradition to others, but also give it to them.

"At the moment I don’t have anything else but this. So, let us continue to pray, let us entrust these big, big intentions to the good God. He will not abandon us! Here we must have this hope! Whoever asks from our Lord His help will not be left alone by Him! In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

[Heartfelt thanks to IM for the translated transcript. Source: German District of the SSPX: video, in German.]

See also: Fellay's words in Vienna on Sunday, May 20.

39 comments:

vivailpapa said...

I am not an SSPX follower. I have nothing against them, either, and I would strongly welcome and hope for a reconciliation. I have simply always attended a 'diocesan' TLM for lack of a better word, and so am only familiar with the SSPX from what I read on this site and others.

That being said, throughout all these recent developments, one personal result is that I become more and more impressed by Bishop Fellay. God Bless him and our Holy Father and please God let there be a positive resolution for the SSPX and the entire Church.

Marty Jude said...

Well, that's some admission from His Lordship..."I tell you, really, the devil is at large! And, well, everywhere. In the Fraternity itself; throughout the Church..." God bless him and protect him for the strength to admit this.

I know it's fun to speculate, and make predictions, but these words from Bishop Fellay, tell us that nothing is guaranteed. He reiterates his previous comments that "That once again we will be officially recognised as being Catholic. And that does, of course, not mean that we will all of a sudden accept that which has caused the Church so much damage. One has to understand this correctly. That is not what this is all about. The matter at hand is that we may be recognised the way we are..." Serious food-for-thought here. We all should heed his words.

Dear N.C., I'm sorry to say this, but some [recent] comments on here are dangerous, because they have whipped up a level of unhealthy euphoria, to the extent that some actually appear to believe the comments virtually as 'Gospel'.

Surely, we should work on facts and be clear that [if we are speculating, or even being fanciful], that we state such and that it is something to consider and to pray for Divine providence to assist in such a realisation?!

We can do nothing more than Bishop Fellay asks, but pray.

Holy Mother please use thy powerful intercession with thy Son that Bishop Fellay, the other Bishops, the whole of the SSPX, and the Holy Father will be protected by God's Grace

P.K.T.P. said...

While Bishop Fellay's remarks are in no way surprising, they do confirm something positive. What he (and we ) is/are waiting for right now is a recognition that the clerics of the S.S.P.X (not the S.S.P.X itself) are Catholic, and this presumably means 'Catholic' in the senses used in the 1983 Code of Canons. I am not at all sure if the Pope will say publicly what the P.C.E.D. has said privately since 2002: that their Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation. But if the Pope even says that they are Catholic, if need be, a ruling from the P.C.L.T. could interpret Section 1 of Canon 1248 to show authoritatively that this is the case. If we look at that Canon, it seems obvious that their Masses must fulfil the Sunday obligation; however, some canonists have argued that 'catholic' in "catholic rite" in that Section must mean a Mass that is in union with the Pope and not merely one which is Catholic in form. The same canonists 'helpfully' point out that letters from the P.C.E.D. have legal authority only in regard to the addressees of the same letters.

For me, a public admission that their Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation, especially should it come prior to regularisation, would be the most important advance ever for our movement; in fact, it would be more important by far than have been all our other advances combined (Q.A.A. of 1984, Commission of Cardinals' findings of 1986,, E.D.A. of 1988, Campos precedent of 2002, 30-some approved societies & orders, S.P., lifting of the excommunicstions, U.E.). As regards the Sacrament of Penance (and some other Sacraments), for MOST of us, it is possible to get a sure confession from a 'conservative' or 'approved traditionalist' priest. Even the most liberal dioceses have some such priests incardinated in them. Sure, there are exceptions, but there are always exceptions for everything. For example, there are people living in small communities in the N.W.T. who have no access to Mass or confession of any rite or form on a regular basis.

So, by real freedom, we mean in accordance with a reasonable standard. We don't say that a shipwrecked man has no freedom in the Church to assist at Mass just because no priest can reach him on his desert island.

It is important, I think, for the Pope to recognise that they are Catholic (and, ideally, specifically to recognise in public that their Masses fulfil the Sunday obligation) *prior to* regularisation. Should this happen, it would be an advance that cannot be taken away (unless they go into formal schism, which they will not do) and would benefit the entire body of Christ's faithful.

At the moment, we do have freedom for the ancient Mass in principle but not in practice. The reason is that the local bishops can use their enormous power to prevent most of their priests from offering our Mass--and some do. I'm thinking of you, Archbishop Jordan of Reims; I'm thinking of you, Bishop Pepe of Las Vegas. In many parts of the world, it is a different problem: most faithful are completely unaware of the traditionalist movement and are unaware that the ancient Mass has returned--and their bishops are making sure they don't find out!

P.K.T.P.

I am not Spartacus said...

Dear Mr. Jude Those hopelessly in love with Holy Mother Church are right to exercise hope and joy in this matter and it is not like those who are write-backers are ignorant about the intensified level of demonic activity whenever potential great good is about to be accomplished but one can, and ought, both pray hard and anticipate with joy what will be accomplished - whether it will be accomplished in our lifetimes or not.

Life is too short to deny one's own self anticipatory joy during the advent of potentially great events and if that anticipated event does not come to fruition that will only serve to increase the heartbreak one ought justly feel if the reconciliation is not accomplished.

To experience the range of emotions, to feel the greatest joys and most severe pains of disappointment, is to be alive and full engaged in the glory and romance of The Catholic Church and that is a great way to live one's life.

It is the way that Jesus lived even though He knew how everything was going to turn out before it happened.

someone said...

http://gloria.tv/?media=291667 a short summarizing of bishop Fellay's sermon in Wien, 20th May

Fellay Fan said...

Must see video series of Bishop Fellay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WieXocVu1hg

Clinton R. said...

"I tell you, really, the devil is at large! And, well, everywhere. In the Fraternity itself; throughout the Church." No kidding! Here in the US, we have the likes of Cardinal Wuerl and Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame telling us contraception usuage is a matter of conscience. Uh, no, it's a mortal sin, and something a member of the clergy should be speaking out against vehemently.

Peter said...

The Devil is at large .. everywhere .. throughout the Church says Bishop Fellay.

These words prove that Bishop Fellay knows that malign forces are at work, even in the Vatican itself. He knows what he's up against, and what the Pope too is up against.

Herein lies the greatest difficulty for both of them. They are both in their own way beset the enemy, but it's a common enemy, and therein lies hope.

Hope and pray. There's nothing else to do.

Alan Aversa said...

Versicle and Response
℣. Let us pray for our Pontiff Benedict.
℟. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him to be blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Our Father, Hail Mary.

℣. Orémus pro Pontífice nostro Benedicto.
℟. Dóminus consérvet eum, et vivíficet eum, et beátum fáciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in ánimam inimicórum eius.
Pater, Ave.

A Prayer
O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Thy Church; grant him, we beseech Thee, so to edify, both by word and example, those over whom he hath charge, that he may attain unto everlasting life, together with the flock committed unto him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Deus ómnium fidélium pastor et rector, fámulum tuum Benedictum, quem pastórem Ecclésiæ tuæ præésse voluísti, propítius réspice: da ei, quǽsumus, verbo et exémplo, quibus præest, profícere; ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi crédito, pervéniat sempitérnam. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen

A Prayer
Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant Benedict, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, miserére fámulo tuo Pontífici nostro Benedicto, et dírige eum secúndum tuam cleméntiam in viam salútis ætérnæ: ut, te donánte, tibi plácita cúpiat et tota virtúte perfíciat. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen

P.K.T.P. said...

While the devil is at large at all times, we must remember that he only got so far in the 1960s because God allowed this; it was part of a larger divine plan. We all know about the revelation made to Pope Leo XIII. God is as far above the devil as He is above an ant or a roach. The devil is only large in comparision to us but not in comparision to Him or to our Lady. Our Lady will crush his head by God's power, and she is entirely a creature, like us. So trust in her.

P.K.T.P.

Carlis said...

Nicely put, Not-Spartacus.

No need to be an overly cautious spoilsport about this business. We're fully prepared to handle any eventual disappointment, so at least allow us the innocent pleasure of a harmless, and not unrealistic, anticipation.

Marty Jude said...

Dear 'I am not Spartacus', please call me Marty Jude [this is not my surname, but my Chrismation name, from when I converted to Orthodox Christian - I have since returned to Catholicism].

We have a difference of opinion here. I guess "To experience the range of emotions, to feel the greatest joys and most severe pains of disappointment, is to be alive and full engaged in the glory and romance of The Catholic Church and that is a great way to live one's life".

I simply feel it is not fair to raise expectations falsely. I'm sure Our Lord would have something to say about that...it could be said to 'offer it up'; to 'suffer little children to come unto Me' ... but, in this instance, does not make sense to me. It verges on cruel - hardly kind Christian Charitable behaviour.

It's one thing to be faced with the reality of disappointments; another to have hyped-up statements without foundation, that build up a false euphoric state.

I think it's more about the approach - instead of making statements of 'fact' that have no foundation and then to fantasise, without clarifications or an evidence base, perhaps it would be more appropriate to state that this is the case?!

God bless

P.K.T.P. said...

These words were delivered on Ascension Thursday, one of the most important feasts of Holy Church. That was also the day after the C.D.F. had its meeting but the day before the dossier was passed to the Pope. I wonder what Bishop Fellay might know today, this Monday and tomorrow, which, in Europe, is only a few hours away?

P.K.T.P.

Long-Skirts said...

I Am Not Spartacus said:

"To experience the range of emotions, to feel the greatest joys and most severe pains of disappointment, is to be alive and full engaged in the glory and romance of The Catholic Church and that is a great way to live one's life."

You're so right IANS all the Sacraments are such a great romance with God, even Extreme Unction!!

ROMANTIC SACRAMENT

Send me not roses
Carafes of wine
Send me your words
Of love divine.

Send me not jewels
Encased in gold
Send me your words
My heart will hold.

Send me not silver
In purple so plush
Send me your words
Oh, make my face flush.

Send me not silks
Of shimmering dyes
Send me your words
Bring tears to my eyes.

Send me not song
I sleep close to death
But send me your words
For my very last breath.

RedGoat said...

Is this a reconciliation or a recognition? Something to ponder...

Marty Jude said...

P.K.T.P. said...
"While the devil is at large at all times, we must remember that he only got so far in the 1960s because God allowed this; it was part of a larger divine plan. We all know about the revelation made to Pope Leo XIII. God is as far above the devil as He is above an ant or a roach. The devil is only large in comparision to us but not in comparision to Him or to our Lady. Our Lady will crush his head by God's power, and she is entirely a creature, like us. So trust in her."

How true this is - so rare to hear anyone comment on Leo XIII's revelation. 'A hundred years', and look how much harm has been wreaked upon Holy Church. The devil's surely done a 'good job' at achieving his aims. It's a pity Priests don't preach on this.

Marty Jude said...

Carlis said...
"Nicely put, Not-Spartacus.

No need to be an overly cautious spoilsport about this business. We're fully prepared to handle any eventual disappointment, so at least allow us the innocent pleasure of a harmless, and not unrealistic, anticipation."

Dear Carlis, maybe I am being a spoilsport, for this, I apologise.

I have been a bit concerned by occasional comments from people who appear to believe some comments as fact. Can we be sure of their individual sensitivities?

I probably waffled [apologies for not being concise!]...I meant to convey that an aditional comment might be helpful [when individuals are 'fantasising' / dreaming of a wonderful utopia] that they confirm it's their opinion/wish rather than stating as a fact.

Hope I have made this clearer?!

Yours in Our Lord, Marty Jude

P.K.T.P. said...

RedGoat:

Bishop Fellay has repeatedly referred to a recognition. Regularisation will come once the canonical form is agreed to, something planned for *after* this coming announcement. You could say that the reconciliation consists in both together.

But if they are recognised publicly and formally as Catholic priests, this does have certain canonical effects all by itself.

P.K.T.P.

P.K.T.P. said...

From the most recent posting here of the moderators, Bishop Fellay is assuring us that, whatever canonical form the structure takes, the Society will be allowed to operate exactly as before. We can conclude, therefore, that the bishops will not be able to obstruct them and that their supporters will not have to go to the bishops to get permission for Society Baptisms, Confirmations, Marraiges, burials, &c.


Bishop Fellay mentions how this will be very controversial. I wish to write something here to make it less so, so as to help the Holy Father is some tiny way. Any help to him, however small, is a holy work. So I point out the fact that the immediate effect of freedom for the S.S.P.X will actually be very small. In most countries where the S.S.P.X is offering frequent Masses, approved Latin Masses are also offered frequently. Most countries having no approved Latin Masses have no S.S.P.X Masses either. The places where local bishops will be most 'outraged' will be Argentina and Southern India, and Cardinal Bergoglio of Buenos Aires really deserves this for his obstruction; moreover, he can arrange for an approved diocesan T.L.M. any time he wants. The main effect of having a liberated S.S.P.X is LONG-TERM. So it will not cause the local bishops to lose much face, if any. By the time this recognition of the Society has a noticeable effect, many of the current bishops will be retired and, as for the rest, the change will happen slowly enough and gradually enough that few will notice.

Take Italy as an example. The great majority of Italian dioceses have no Latin Masses approved by the bishops. But the S.S.P.X presence in Italy is just tiny, and it mostly flourishes in a few dioceses where there are already approved Masses. So most Italian liberal bishops will be able to carry on as before, being cruel and nasty as ever to traditionalists. So they needn't worry: they will continue to 'rule the roost' for many a year to come. Our Mass will come to their sees eventually but not until they are long buried.

This Pope and his predecessor have restored the ancient Mass very slowly by a series of steps, and they did this precisely to prevent more division and trouble in the Church.

P.K.T.P.

NIANTIC said...

Bishop Fellay; "the right thing, that is justice".
Yes, keep on praying that justice will be done and trust that our good Lord Jesus Christ keeps protecting his faithful and will make everything right.
Justice will triumph. Laudetur Jesus Christus!

Woody said...

V/. Orémus et pro Antístite Fellay.
R/. Stet et pascat in fortitúdine tua, Dómine, in sublimitáte nóminis tui.
V/. Let us pray for Bishop Fellay.
R/. May he stand courageously and tend your flock, O Lord, in your sublime name.

Woody said...

Or this, stolen (and modified ineptly, no doubt) from Fr. Mark Kirby, OSB:

Oremus pro Antistite nostro Bernardus.
R. Stet et pascat in fortitudine tua, Domine, in sublimitate nominis tui.
Let us pray for our Bishop Bernard.
R. May he stand and shepherd in Thy strength, O Lord, in the sublimity of Thy name
V. Salvum fac servum tuum.
R. Deus meus sperantem in te.
V. Save thy servant.
R. Who hopeth in Thee, O my God.
Oremus.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Bernardum, quem pastorem fraternitatis societatis sancti pii x praesse voluisti, propitus respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus preest proficere; ut ad vitam una cum grege sibi credito perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.
Let us pray.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Bernard, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Priestly Society of Saint Pius X; grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, he may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

JMJ Ora Pro Nobis said...

Actually PKTP the SSPX operates in several countries and areas thereof where there are no traditional masses at all, their mission in Africa is a good example of this.

I hope these speeches will do something to restore peoples faith in +Fellay though I suspect cryto sedevecantists will continue complaining just as before.

Kribensis said...

While, indeed, there will be many opponents of the regularization of the SSPX within the Church, not too little account should be taken of the fact that there will be a substantial and growing portion within the Church who will very certainly rejoice greatly.

Jordanes551 said...

Stephen, you've already been admonished about your Eastern Orthodox anti-Petrine propaganda. Again you are urged to find something more profitable and edifying to do with your brief time under the heaven than attempting to weaken Catholics' faith at Rorate Caeli.

Malta said...

"And I can tell you: the devil is at large! ['der Teufel ist los']

Scary words, those.

I've been struggling with CDF and my local Bishop to have a regular TLM.

Everyone thinks its the Bishops stopping SP's implementation. My Bishop, to his eternal credit, sent me a heart-felt two page letter praising my aspirations, but also lamenting why there were simply too few souls interested. It cuts both ways.

I only say that by way of background. I think +Fellay is struggling, both internally, and externally. But the other Bishops in and out should pray and strive for humility.

Matt said...

These are great talks. They are positive while being reserved, optimistic yet cautious. There is no reason at all to think +Fellay hasn't been as serious and forthcoming about this Matter as it has been reflected in his talks all this time. This is great.

What made me wonder is "It could be he takes the case back to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith." Why would the Holy Father want to do that? Hasn't what was needed to be said already said?

When it came to the post-recognition trials +Fellay spoke of, I wonder what those would be... especially from within the Church. Certainly not being dismissive of the problems, just curious.

"In many parts of the world, it is a different problem: most faithful are completely unaware of the traditionalist movement and are unaware that the ancient Mass has returned--and their bishops are making sure they don't find out!"

Oh, yeah. This is very true.

Matt

Gratias said...

I am not Spartacus at 19:10expresses the joy we feel here of getting so close to a decision.

New Catholic's scenario was prescient. P.K.T.P. outlined what might happen canonically very insightfully back in 2008 - just Google "The Gregorian Mass Perkins". Long-Skirts has honed her poetic talents in this drama, that touches her more closely than most of us.

Rejoice now, for if our Holy Father goes ahead we will have to defend him for years from the attacks that will surely follow.

Deo Gratias.

P.K.T.P. said...

J.M.J.:

I never said that that the S.S.P.X has zero presence in some other countries but it is minimal. For example, in Kenya, it has apostolates in three cities but only offers the T.L.M. every Sunday in Nairobi. That's not a foothold; that's a toehold. In Zimbabwe, they have one T.L.M. in the capital city and that's it. They only have any presence on the every-Sunday basis in about a half a dozen African counries (out of 93), and that presence is minimal, except in Gabon and South Africa. But, in Gabon, there is also an important I.C.R. presence.

The situation in Latin America is pathetic. Remember that 46% of the world's faithful live there. they have zero every-Sunday Masses for Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, all the nations of Central America except for one Mass at Guatemala, only 5 dioceses every Sunday in all of Mexico, with its scores of millions of faithful. Hardly a whisper in Brazil. It's ridiculous. They are strong in Argentina. Period.

Really, the S.S.P.X presence in the world is paltry. Most of their 550 priests offer Masses in dioceses where there are also approved T.L.M.s. The Society mostly offers Masses in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the U.S.A., Argentina and a few in Australia. Those are countries as well or better covered by approved Masses.

P.K.T.P.

Edgar said...

Well, P.K.T.P. from their official webpage in Mexico the SSPX has chapels in Guadalajara*, Torreon/Gomez Palacios*, Mexico City*, Leon, Chihuahua, Cd. Juarez* (chapel in El Paso TX), Saltillo, Colima, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Monterrey, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosi, Cholula, Xalapa, Orizaba* and in the diocesis of Cd. Guzman. Although in most of these they only have the mass 1, 2 or 3 sundays per month and only in the ones with * every sunday.

Mi-Ka-El said...

Hi guys,

I love this Forum, I just want to pose a question what do you think will happen to the 3 bishops in the Society? If this regularization happens, will they split? or stay inside the SSPX and have a different position with Bishop Fellay.

To everyone in the forum. God Bless you and may our Lady protect us from the devil forever. Amen

Tony from Oz said...

PKTP,

You mention that there is no every Sunday Mass in Peru.

Yet I attended the TLM at Santo Domingo Church (I think that is the name, and was celebrated by Fr Dominic Popplewell FSSP of Canberra, Australia, in the presence of a huge, jolly, Friar Tuck-esque, Dominican).

This was in August 2011 when I was in Lima for the wedding of Father P's brother to his Peruvian bride. This is an every Sunday TLM.

Oh - and may God bless Bishop Fellay's efforts and guide the Pope in his deliberations.

Tony from Oz

Peter said...

Yes, the Pope can accommodate the Society of St. Pius X at the stroke of a pen, and (it seems) is ready to do so.

But the Curia will attempt to put every obstacle in his way. He knows this, but is unlikely to be deterred by opposition.

Pope Benedict XVI has not a pusillanimous mind. He will not, like Hamlet, hesitate, agonise or lose his way.

Imagine the resistance he must have faced before he remitted the excommunications, and again before he issued the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. It will be the same this time.

But the Pope need not be without help. We can help him with our prayers.

Orate !

Peter said...

Mi-Ka-El asks what will happen to the other three bishops, if they remain with SSPX.

This is a matter of pure speculation at this time.

But once the SSPX is canonically regularised, their status would change. If they were to become auxiliary bishops to the Superior General, presumably they would have to be appointed by the Holy See.

Might this happen ? Who knows ?

I am not Spartacus said...

Send me not roses
Carafes of wine
Send me your words
Of love divine.


It is that time of the year in Florida when me and the Bride rides our bikes around Wellington and there is one part of the ride we anticipate with gladness every day -the part where we pass before this glorious Jasmine blush which is teeming with blossoms to the point where it perfumes the air within a twenty foot circumference; and then there are days when I click on the indispensable Rorate Caeli and, unexpectedly, I come across the poetry of Long-Skirts who baptises the intellect with the matter of words, in the form of meter, and the intellect and will take every bit the measure of delight, and more, in that baptism as that delight provided to the senses by the perfume of the Jasmine.

Edward said...

It seems strange that the SSPX will have Bishops but the FSSP who has stayed in union with the Pope has none. Justice is certainly not fair these days.

New Catholic said...

Ah, the "Brother of the Prodigal Son" syndrome... It took some time to appear. Let us at least wait for future developments before saying such things, shall we?

Unknown said...

We need to join the FSSPX Rosary Crusade.
Only God can warm hearts (both the Roman Curia and the FSSPX have hearts that need warming).

Please pray!

The Apocalyptic Angels' advocate said...

"I tell you, really, the devil is at large! And, well, everywhere."

H.E. Bishop Fellay's words offer the revealed relief that time ticks toward its close, as we hear his words echo the Holy Spirit's assertion in the Apocalypse: "Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time." Apoc. 12:12

Let us continue to humbly, urgently pray: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" for the illumining and strengthening of the Vicar of Christ and H.E. Bishop Fellay that they may take the steps toward the eventual promised Triumph that the Holy Trinity Will over the Apocalyptic Dragon, in the moment They desire. One step at a time because it is by one Grace at a time.