Do you remember I posted a note from Der Spiegel about the upcoming SSPX ordinations in Zaitzkofen, Germany?
A German bishop was worked up about the upcoming ordinations and SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay responded:
SPIEGEL: Regensburg’s Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller has denied the German Pius seminary in Zaitzkofen permission to ordain more priests. Will you adhere to the ban?
Fellay: That was unnecessary and inappropriate. All these events definitely are a setback for us. It throws us back by 10 years. But ordinations will continue to happen.
I think the SSPX reconsidered.
Catholic Church Conservation is all over the doings in German speaking countries.
Here is a recent entry:
According to a news agency, "The SSPX returns to Rome. The grouping which is not recognised by Rome have cancelled the ordinations planned for Saturday in Zaitzkofen in Bavaria."
I take this to mean that the leadership of the SSPX is really putting the best foot forward for relations with the Holy See.
If my interpretation is correct, this is very positive and the SSPX leadership is to be commended.
No doubt the young men awaiting ordination are disappointed. You might say a prayer to your guardian angels to help comfort them. But… they are now in the vanguard, if they take it well, of a great reconciliation.
Their joy would be far far greater in the long run, I think, if this helps to smooth the process leading to the necessary talks on doctrine which must… must follow before long the lifting of the excommunications.