Rorate Caeli

For the record: prior to the Wednesday meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

In a very interesting news analysis posted yesterday, our friend Enrico of Messa in Latino provides his opinion on the current status of the Rome-Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) dossier - it is quite interesting, though it does not provide any new information, except for this, which we post here solely for the record of events:

A rumor (take it as such, but I assure you that it is credible) that has been revealed was that the latest response of Bp. Fellay, by which he accepts the famous [Doctrinal] Preamble, but with some significant modifications, before being officially sent to [the Pontifical Commission] Ecclesia Dei and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was made known, by way of Mons. Georg [Gänswein, personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI], directly to the Pope, who did not raise any objections. A way to ensure that some overzealous Roman servant, perhaps due to an excessive affection for the text of the Preamble originally prepared by his Dicastery, will not raise any problems... So we wait confidently for Wednesday, when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is called to pronounce on the response of the SSPX.