SSPX 'Round-Up' of articles about the election of Fr. Pagliarani
Pagliarani is considered a conservative in the Society. In a 2011 interview, he made it clear that the SSPX was not prepared to compromise on what it sees as its mission in order to achieve regularization by Rome.Nothing different here from Bishop Fellay, that has long been the SSPX position.
“The canonical situation in which the Society presently finds itself is the result of its resistance to the errors that infest the Church,” he said, “consequently the possibility of the Society arriving at a regular canonical situation does not depend on us but on the hierarchy’s acceptance of the contribution that Tradition can make to the restoration of the Church.”
“If we do not arrive at some canonical regularization,” Pagliarani continued, “that simply means that the hierarchy is not yet sufficiently convinced of the urgent need for that contribution. In that case we will have to wait a few more years, hoping for an increase in that awareness, which could occur along with and parallel to the acceleration in the process of the Church’s self-destruction.”
SSPX-watchers caution against seeing the election as a rejection of the conciliatory attitude of Bishop Fellay towards Rome. Fellay made it known that he did not seek reelection.
However, it is logical that the new Superior General and his known stance on the talks with Francis make the danger of the SSPX being someway duped into delivering themselves in the hands of the Vatican even more remote. If anything, it will avoid the couple of, if you allow me, “wtf moments” like the ones I have experienced in the past years before full details emerge.Catholic Culture:
CWN Editor's Note: The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has elected a new superior general, replacing Bishop Bernard Fellay. The new superior, Father Davide Pagliarini, is a 47-year-old Italian. His surprise election is considered a sign that the SSPX leadership will be more skeptical about prospects for reconciliation with the Holy See.Figaro:
C'est une surprise. Après deux mandats de douze ans à la tête de la Fraternité Saint Pie X - fondée par Mgr Marcel Lefebvre, chef de file des opposants au Concile Vatican II - Mgr Bernard Fellay, 60 ans, de nationalité suisse, n'a pas été reconduit comme supérieur général.
L'orientation de cette nouvelle équipe laisse penser que le dossier du rapprochement avec Rome pourrait encore ralentir, voire stagner, tant les divergences doctrinales sont importantes entre le Vatican et Ecône. Notamment sur le dialogue interreligieux et sur les relations œcuméniques avec les autres confessions chrétiennes mais aussi sur l'ecclésiologie, la vision de l'Église catholique.
Well there you have it - more opinions that you can shake a stick at!