Thursday, February 23, 2012
What Will Pope Benedict XVI Do With The SSPX?
It looks like all the discussions with the SSPX has come to an end. Pope Benedict XVI is apparently looking over the latest response by the SSPX to the doctrinal preamble that was given to them to either accept or reject. I had long suspected that whatever was in that doctrinal preamble was going to be ambiguous, so I was not surprised to see the SSPX ask for further clarification on the document. The CDF apparently responded to the SSPX's clarification retort negatively. That is really no surprise since the head of the CDF, Cardinal Leveda, is in my opinion no true friend to the Latin Mass or most anything on the traditional side of Catholicism. If you remember, when approached to allow the indult for Latin Mass years ago when he was archbishop of San Francisco, he disallowed it. He is also known for his interfaith "worship services" which he had at his own Cathedral. No need to go any further there. That being said, it appears that now everything regarding the future of the SSPX is in the hands of the Holy Father. It is reported that he will reach a conclusion by summer. What will he decide?