Rorate Caeli

The Fellay Report
SSPX goes mainstream in Italy

Italian publishing house Cantagalli, of Siena (which has recently published Cardinal Biffi's autobiography) has just released an interview in book format by journalists Alessandro Gnocchi and Mario Palmaro (well known for their work for the dailies Il Foglio and Il Giornale).

In Rapporto sulla Tradizione - A colloquio con il successore di monsignor Lefebvre*, the Superior-General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, discusses the history and aims of Traditionalist Catholics.

This publication itself, by a mainstream Catholic publishing house in Italy, is an encouraging sign. The book contains several interesting excerpts, for instance:
"We have, as of today, presented to Roman authorities cases regarding our Fraternity which are solved by Rome, by the Pope."[Rome has solved] "a case of reduction to the lay state of a priest of ours, dismissing him from priestly obligations".
More excerpts to follow.
*"Report on Tradition - In conversation with the successor of Monsignor Lefebvre" - the title is an obvious reference to "The Ratzinger Report", the 1984 book-interview by V.Messori, published in Italy as Rapporto sulla Fede, "Report on Faith"