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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.

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  • 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.

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