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Rorate Analysis: SSPX communiqué on relations with the Holy See

Does the communiqué of the Superior-general of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), released today, really mean the end of negotiations with the Holy See? Many commentators seem to think so, including respectable ones, such as Edward Pentin.

We are going to surprise you, but that is not at all what happened. The central part in the communiqué is this:

While waiting for that blessed day, the Society of Saint Pius X intends to redouble its efforts to establish and to spread, with the means that Divine Providence gives to it, the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

"...[W]ith the means that Divine Providence gives to it..." That is, the Society is ready to work (and it could not be different with any Catholic organization) with what is irresistible, the "means" given by "Divine Providence", even the most unexpected ones.

It is not a rejection or spurning of anything or anyone, but rather a realistic view of the current situation, a soothing message to concerned priests and faithful and a clear opening to whatever "means" are granted by Providence.

As all Catholics should know, Providence can bring about anything ...