I am saddened by the following story, which I found on Vatican Insider in Italian from Andrea Tornielli:
“Lefevbrites are suspended a divinis, they cannot celebrate in Catholic churches”
His is a striking and suggestive position: the Bishop of Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg, Charles Morerod, Dominican theologian, onetime Rector of the Angelicum and Secretary of the International Theological Commission and member of the delegation from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in dialogues with the Society of St. Pius X – has published a decree forbidding Lefebvrite priests from celebrating Mass in churches and chapels of his diocese. He reaffirmed that priests of the Society are suspended “a divinis”.
The document, signed 20 January, deals with “the admission of other religions, confessions or religious groups, such as indeed the Society of St. Pius X, and of independent theologians in Roman Catholic churches and chapels”.
He cites the 1993 Decree on Ecumenism.
I am sure the whole thing will be translated soon, but that is the core of it.
I have said often in these electronic pages that, one of these days, the SSPXers are going to wake up and find that they are not considered Catholic by the Catholic Church. I hope and pray that it will not come to that. This is an open and suppurating wound in the unity of the Church. We need what the SSPX can offer. But they must bend to proper authority.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.