Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Sandro Magister on Dialogue with the SSPX, the Hermeneutic of Continuity and the Progress of Ecclesia Dei

Sandro Magister has a piece up on Chiesa today which will come of some interest to our readers: With the Lefebvrists, Ecumenism Doesnt Come Cheap.

Magister introduces this piece as follows: "Those who dialogue with them risk the accusation of betraying Vatican Council II. The pope tries, and is criticized by a German theologian. But in the meantime, many traditionalist groups have already made their peace with Rome."

After this, he brings us back to the "hermeneutic of continuity" address of the Holy Father in 2005 and finally to "a detailed commentary by Fr. Giancarlo Rocca, director of the 'Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione,' on the traditionalist groups that have been brought back to obedience so far by the pontifical commission 'Ecclesia Dei,' the same one that is working on the Lefebvrists. The commentary was published in 'L'Osservatore Romano' on May 11, 2010."

In Fr. Rocca's own words, "[t]he progress made by "Ecclesia Dei" in these nearly twenty-two years has been significant."

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