Rorate-Caeli, Don Pio Pace and Archbishop Pozzo


Rorate recently posted another article by a "very wise, knowledgeable, and highly influential cleric, writing under the pen name of don Pio Pace" .

I take exception to the last statements of this article (seen below) as it appears to be fodder for the conspiracy minded:
Menzingen terrified?
As sson as knowledge of this intervention of the Cardinal of Buenos Aires was made known to the wider public, the General House of the SSPX immediately limited its reach. According to a communiqué published by its DICI agency, of April 13, 2015, essentially for internal purposes, Menzingen (the General House) affirms that, "Cardinal Poli’s document has no canonical authority," and that all of that, "is nothing more than a strictly administrative procedure in the restricted context of the Republic of Argentina.” That no one thinks, above all, that there could be a punctual and partial canonical recognition!
An additional evidence that, at this point in History, Bishop Bernard Fellay, the SSPX Superior-General, has in his hand all the cards for a complete canonical regularization, and that some around him (perhaps some of the faculty at the Écône seminary?) remain hostile to any regularization. Is the internal opposition preventing additional action? (source)
First the last paragraph is reminiscent of Archbishop Pozzo's latest words.  The response of the SSPX is here.   I would speculate that this prelate is potentially Archbishop Pozzo or someone who works closely with him.

There are a number of problems with the last statement.

The first is it pre-supposes that for Bishop Fellay it is only a matter of resolving 'internal opposition' and not a matter of principle.

Simply put: Does the SSPX still have to accept the Second Vatican Council and the New Mass?

If not ... then there is the six conditions set by the latest SSPX General Chapter for convening an extra-ordinary chapter and making a determination as to whether or not to accept a proposed canonical solution. For a more detailed discussion see this link here.

The six conditions are:

Sine qua non conditions:
  1. The freedom to preserve, transmit and teach the sound doctrine of the constant Magisterium of the Church and of the unchangeable truth of divine Tradition; the freedom to prohibit, correct and reprove, even publicly, those who foment the errors or innovations of modernism, liberalism, the Second Vatican Council and their consequences; 
  2. The freedom to use the 1962 liturgy exclusively. To preserve the sacramental practice that we presently have (including: Holy Orders, Confirmation, Matrimony); 
  3. A guarantee of at least one bishop.
Desirable conditions:

  1. Society should have its own tribunals, in the first instance,
  2. Exemption of houses of the SSPX from the diocesan bishops,
  3. A Pontifical Commission in Rome for Tradition “answering directly to the Pope, with the majority of its members and governing board in favor of Tradition.” 

"A procedural rule was established: the superior general and his council will not exercise their own authority to accept a proposed canonical normalization, but will convoke an Extraordinary General Chapter that will have a deliberative vote, with an absolute majority required for acceptance. "
(Taken from various sources including: CatholicWorldReport)

In essence, once Rome and the rest of the Church decide to stop shunning the Catholics who turn to the SSPX for the Sacraments - then we'll see what happens.



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