I have read Andrea Tornielli’s report on Vatican Insider that SSPX Bp. Fellay as SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”. Italian HERE.
Il superiore della Fraternità San Pio X ha sottoscritto il preambolo dottrinale proposto dalla Santa Sede, anche se con qualche lieve modifica
The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with a few minor changes
Note: We don’t have an official text of the Preamble. We haven’t read this on VIS or any outlet or dicastery of the Holy See.
That said, some salient points from Tornielli.
The preamble probably contains a Profession of Faith, basically the Creed. When I worked in Ecclesia Dei, priests who wanted to be reconciled with Rome had to sign an “Adhesio fidei” which was basically the Creed. Men who hold ecclesial offices have to take something similar. It is not very remarkable, all in all.
Tornielli suggests that this Preamble would also contain a statement about “religiosum obsequium… religious submission” will and intellect to the Magisterium. Thus, for some SSPXers such a “Preamble” could be seen as containing a trap to cut off dialogue.
It is likely that whatever else Bp. Fellay might have wanted in the Preamble, there could be something about freedom to continue to discuss disputed points even of Magisterial teachings that are not de fide. (Something I have proposed all along. Dulles’ book Magisterium could be helpful for the average reader to understand what the parameters of discussion and dissent are and to what we must give “religiosum obsequium”.)
All in all, a great rumor and even better if true. Let’s pray that it is.
If it isn’t time to chill the Veuve quite yet, it is time to buy the Veuve.
Our friends at Rorate, usually on top of these stories, has a full translation of Tornielli’s piece.