Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican, SSPX still at odds on Vatican II

Catholic World News - February 22, 2011

The Vatican has concluded a round of theological talks with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), with the head of the traditionalist group reporting that the two sides have not reached agreement on the teachings of Vatican II.

Bishop Bernard Fellay said that while the talks were productive, the SSPX remained at odds with the Vatican. In an interview the SSPX leader said that the results of the meetings reflected the different intentions of the two sides. The Vatican hoped to persuade the SSPX to accept the authority of Vatican II, he said.

But for us it is about something else: we hope to tell Rome what the Church has always taught and thereby to show the contradictions between this centuries-old teaching and what has been done in the Church since the Council. As we look at it, this is the only goal that we are pursuing.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jun. 13, 2011 10:16 PM ET USA

    I am running short of patience with bishops who feel they can call the shots with the Vatican. I don't care which side of the altar they say Mass on.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! 10 hours ago
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 16 hours ago
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22
What's wrong with these pictures? May 22
What can we learn from the dignity of military services? May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days