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SSPX seen taking tough line in talks with Vatican

August 25, 2011

Following up on the report that Bishop Bernard Fellay has been called to the Vatican for a September meeting, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter reports on the latest round of talks between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).

Vatican officials appear eager to achieve reconciliation with the traditionalist group, Allen says. SSPX leaders, on the other hand, have shown no indication of a willingness to compromise.


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  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 25, 2011 8:56 PM ET USA

    It's tough to reconcile Assisi with the words of Blessed Pope Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius XI. The Social Reign of Christ the King was absolutely indispensible dogma, shouted from the rooftops by prior pontiffs; the term is extinct in recent pontificates. This is just one of many reasons so many outside observers- many highly educated individuals- continue to argue that the Church has changed. It may take a miracle, but the Motu Proprio was nothing if not a miracle. Ad majorem Dei gloriam.