Thursday, March 08, 2007

SSPX leader voices hopes, concerns, on motu proprio

Mar. 8, 2007 ( - The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has reminded his followers that a papal document allowing broader use of the Tridentine liturgy will not resolve the disputes that led the Lefebvrite group to break with the Holy See.

In a letter to supporters, dated the first Sunday of Lent, Bishop Bernard Fellay said that a motu proprio allowing free use of the Latin Mass would be a welcome step toward the restoration of traditional Catholic teaching. But it would leave other problems resolved, he addd, citing SSPX concerns about religious freedom, ecumenism, and modernism.

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