Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A confusing Pope makes another interesting move

To this writer, and to many more, the current Pope is a whirlwind of contradictions.  One day we can rejoice; the next day we are in sorrow.  The faithful are kept on tenterhooks night and day.

Today he has offered his hand to the Society of St Pius X, and in a most interesting manner:


Given the see-saw actions of this papacy it is a little too early to assess this, but initial impressions suggest a genuine sense of mercy, for once, may be in the offing.  If true, we can then assume that in the mind and soul of the Pope there is a tug-of-war in progress between his own inclinations and the wishes of the Holy Ghost.  And now we know why we should pray for the Pope.

Of course this could all come crashing down if the Sodomy Synod goes the Kasperian way.  If the Modernists are again triumphant next month it will not only shatter any goodwill between the Society and Rome, it will destroy the Church.  And when the Church is destroyed the world will follow.

The money quote from the Pope's statement is this:

A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose to attend churches officiated by priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X. This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one. From various quarters, several Brother Bishops have told me of their good faith and sacramental practice, combined however with an uneasy situation from the pastoral standpoint. I trust that in the near future solutions may be found to recover full communion with the priests and superiors of the Fraternity. In the meantime, motivated by the need to respond to the good of these faithful, through my own disposition, I establish that those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins.

May this be the beginning, at last, of an end to an unjust persecution.


Damask Rose said...

Dear Aged Parent

I think he's messing around with Church law, the legalism of the Church. So SSPX confessions are licit for a couple of months and what about after, non-licit again?

It would have been better if he just declared the whole SSPX to be licit and "in" forever and be done with it.

Church law is Church law.

Anonymous said...

@ Damask Rose
Exactly. And possibly he is preparing something for the SSPX.

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