Monday, August 27, 2007

Bishop Fellay Speaks

Rorate Caeli has an amazing series of excerpts of interviews done with the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Bishop Fellay.

Some excerpts:

"We have never moved away from the Church. We have always been and are Catholics, and we have always worked with the intent of remaining so. There are difficulties with the authority, but that does not mean that we deny it [the authority]."
"We have never intended to build a parallel Church or authority"..."The official Church has put us aside. We have been marginalized. That is true. Yet, they cannot say or prove that we are on the outside. It is interesting that in the motu proprio which rehabilitated the ancient Mass of the Tridentine Rite, the Pope says that the reason for his action is to work towards the internal reconciliation in the Church. He is speaking about us. We have thus here the declaration of the Pope himself that we are not schismatics," he affirmed.
-[La Nación] Do you foresee the future extinction of the current Mass?

-"The Latin Mass appears now [to be] an extraneous body because it was said to be forbidden for 50 years. But one will take the place of the other. This motu proprio which rehabilitates the ancient rite will generate a movement which, at first, will be slow. It will demand time, but it will slowly grow. I am certain [of this]."
There is much more, please be sure to read the whole thing.


Anonymous said...

Fellay doesn't address the illicit consecration of bishops which ended in excommunication.