“La Stampa”: Bishop Fellay Has Signed!
On the usual Rorate Caeli page, the anticipation from “La Stampa”‘s Andrea Tornielli Fellay has signed the preambolo dottrinale. The official announcement is now to follow in a matter of hours.
As to the details, no dramas, which means: historic vindication (or should I say: victory? Or is this indelicate?) for the SSPX.
From what transpires, the SSPX accepts the Pope and Bishops must be given “religious submission of will and intellect”, “when they exercise their authentic Magisterium”, which to me is so banal as to be a tautology. Whilst this does include what is not dogmatically declared, it does exclude what is not in harmony with authentic Magisterium.
Thinking out loud, this means the SSPX doesn’t say they obey the Pope only when he speaks ex cathedra (this would be absurd, and extremely un-Catholic), but it means they obey the Pope exactly as they have obeyed the Pope until now, that is: as long as the Pope is in line with the Church.
Unless I am making a big mistake, this means the SSPX hasn’t given an inch on her condemnation of Vatican II; better, of whatever is wrong in Vatican II.
This is a day that will be remembered in history; the day in 50 or 100 years will be remember as the beginning of the end of Vatican II. The day the lie of “NuChurch” is exposed, and condemned to the well-deserved ridicule; if not tomorrow, certainly in the decades to come.
I am tired from all the vain clicking today, and probably should go to sleep now and wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow we will have ( I think) official press releases, and a clearer idea.
But I think it will be a sweet night.
My prayers, today more than ever, to Archbishop Lefebvre.
What a great, great man.