I received some interesting email from one of you alert readers about something going on with the SSPX in, of all places, Buenos Aires.
In a nutshell, seems that the Archbishop of Buenos Aires granted to an entity of the SSPX, the “Brotherhood of the Apostles of Jesus and Mary (Society of St. Pius X)” the status of a juridic person as an Association of Diocesan Right.
I am not sure what this means, in the short or long run, but it is not nothing. I don’t grasp all the civil legal niceties involved in this, but the fact that this happened in Buenos Aires is also not nothing.
Also interesting is that the SSPX group did not simply, for civil law reasons, declare itself its own independent structure. Rather, they sought the intermediary of the local bishop.
For this to have happened, it had to have been known in advance in the proper offices in both Rome and in Ecône.
I have opined in the past that, perhaps, Pope Francis might be the one to pull off a reconciliation of the SSPX. At first glance, he is an unlikely candidate for such a move, but… hey! What better way to manifest “mercy”, right?
St. Pope John II would, I think, be pleased.