Holy See/SSPX talks begin on 26 October

From the site of the Holy See Press Office, the papal spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ has announced that the talks between the Holy See and the SSPX will begin on 26 October.  They will take place at the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, which houses the CDF and the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei.


Il prossimo lunedì 26 ottobre, nella mattinata, avrà luogo il primo incontro dei previsti colloqui con la Fraternità San Pio X.

Vi parteciperanno, per parte della Commissione Ecclesia Dei, oltre al Segretario della stessa Commissione, Mons. Guido Pozzo, il Segretario della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, S.E. Mons. Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer, S.I., e gli esperti già nominati: il Rev. P. Charles Morerod, O.P., Segretario della Commissione teologica internazionale, Consultore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, il Rev. Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, Vicario Generale dell’Opus Dei, Consultore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, il Rev. P. Karl Josef Becker, S.I., Consultore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede.

L’incontro avrà luogo presso il Palazzo del Sant’Ufficio. I contenuti delle conversazioni, che riguarderanno le questioni dottrinali aperte, rimarranno strettamente riservati.

Al termine dell’incontro verrà rilasciato un comunicato.


A good initial news report about these talks would be a great birthday present!

Folks, start praying to your favorite saints and the guardian angels of those involved in the talks.  Start NOW and keep praying everyday until they start.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom….
Mary, Mother of the Church….
St. Peter….
St. Paul….

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  1. jbalza007 says:

    It’s also the day after the Feast of Christ the King! (traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of October).

    Here is the Novena Prayer for that occasion:

    English: O Lord Jesus Christ, I acknowledge Thee King of the Universe. All that has been created has been made for Thee. Exercise upon me all Thy rights. I renew my baptismal promises, renouncing Satan and all his works and pomps. I promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Thy sacred Royalty, and that thus the reign of Thy peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen. Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…

    Latin: Domine Jesu Christe, te confiteor Regem universalem. Omnia, quae facta sunt, pro te sunt creata. Omnia iura tua exerce in me. Renovo vota Baptismi abrenuntians satanae euisque pompis et operibus et promitto me victurum ut bonum Christianum. Ac potissimum me obligo operari quantum in me est, ut triumphent Dei iura tuaeque Ecclesiae. Divinum Cor Jesu, offero tibi actiones meas tenues ad obtinendum, ut corda omnia agnoscant tuam sacram Regalitatem et ita tuae pacis regnum stabiliatur in toto terrarum orbe. Amen. Pater Noster… Ave Maria… Gloria Patri…

  2. Dauphin says:

    Let’s just pray that the media doesn’t catch wind of this and try to derail things…

  3. DarkKnight says:

    Or some Vatican official needing to enhance his/her bank account “leaking.”

  4. I hope the SSPX gets regular with Rome. They’re the only ones that have the Extraordinary Rite closer than 300 miles from where I live.

  5. Kimberly says:

    “Start NOW and keep praying everyday until they start….”

    and then pray some more!

  6. chironomo says:

    Whose birthday is October 26th? That is my birthday too!

  7. Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,

    May I suggest that prayers be especially offered to Pope St. Pius V, to Pope St. Piux X, and to St. Athanasius (Pope of Alexandria I), bishop and Doctor of the Church?


  8. becket1 says:

    Sounds more like the end of October vs the middle of October as was reported earlier by various media resources.

  9. Frank H says:

    Chironomo, I believe the birthday of this blog’s author is October 28th.

  10. irishgirl says:

    I am praying for the success of these talks.

    It’s one of my daily Rosary intentions.

    I’m with you, Dauphin and DarkKnight-we don’t need somebody blabbing to the media about this.

    ‘Loose lips sink ships’, as it was said in WW II….

  11. chironomo says:

    Oh! Happy Birthday in advance Fr. Z!!

    This is great news…could actually be momentous. I can imagine several unintended consequences of these discussions, provided both sides are committed to honesty.

  12. DCtrad says:

    I only wish EWTN would air this live! I would buy cable just to sit back with a bowl full of popcorn to watch it for the next 300 yrs :)


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