Rorate Caeli

News from the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP)

As reported by various French Traditionalist Catholic blogs, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has appointed Dom Antoine Forgeot OSB, Abbot Emeritus of Fontgombault, as "Commissioner Plenipotentiary"  of the Holy See for the Institute of the Good Shepherd, and therefore its Superior, for a period of six months. The appointment was made in the aftermath of continuing dissensions within the IBP over last year's elections to the position of Superior General of the same institute. Apparently, one of the responsibilities of Dom Antoine will be the holding of new elections for that position. 

Dom Antoine Forgeot was the Abbot of Fontgombault from 1971 to 2011.

(For the background, see Rorate's post last year: Sore loser.)


Sixupman said...

n the light of subsequent events, they should have stayed with SSPX. Rome untrustworthy!

totustuusmaria said...

I consider this very sad. Traditionalists are being watched by whole Catholic Church. It is not just the detractors who are watching so as to pounce, there are many sympathetic who watch to see whether the experiment of tradition "works", whether, indeed the spirit that animates us is the spirit of Christ. I think the words of St. Paul are apropos: "I say this to move you to shame: What, can there not be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren?" (1 Cor. 6:5). Appealing to Rome is an ancient and valid tradition. But why did it have to come to this?

alsaticus said...

Excellent news !

It should have been done last Summer when the crisis exploded.
Dom Antoine Forgeot is a highly dignified and pious monk with a long experience and human qualities.

He has 6 months to bring back peace inside the Institute and I'm sure he will succeed.
95% of the I.B.P. members have never been with the Society now.

We can pray for the Holy See Commissioner, dom Antoine, to have a fruitful action.