From the site of the SSPX:
During a 20 minute interview with TVLibertés on January 29, 2017, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), commented on the crisis of the Church after the Second Vatican Council, the reaction of the clergy to today’s confusion, the Rosary Crusade, and Pope Francis.
Bishop Fellay commented also on the Personal Prelature offered to the SSPX:
I think we do not have to wait for everything to be resolved in the Church, for all the problems to be solved. But a certain number of conditions are necessary, and for us the essential condition is our survival. So I have told Rome, very clearly, that, just as Archbishop [Marcel] Lefebvre used to say in his day, we have a sine qua non condition: if this condition is not met, then we will not move. And this condition is for us to be able to remain as we are, to keep all the principles that have kept us alive, that have kept us Catholic.”
As I wile away the time in Denver – still – and I fight my way through my clogged inbox and messages (this morning I had 360 new emails and 58 new SMSs), not to mention voicemail, I have at last gotten to an article in the Italian La Stampa which got my attention.
Il segretario di Ecclesia Dei Pozzo: «Stiamo lavorando per il perfezionamento della forma giuridica»
The Secretary of Ecclesia Dei Pozzo: “We are working on polishing the juridical form”
“Right now we are working on the polishing of certain aspects of the canonical framework, which would be a Personal Prelature“. Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Commission “Ecclesia Dei”, entrusted with the dialogue with the Fraternity of St. Pius X, confirmed to Vatican Insider that the stage of full communion with the Lefebvrians is getting closer. The goal of the accord is by now in sight, even if more time is necessary.
However, we have seen this movie before. I will await positive news with hopeful anticipation.
Meanwhile… whom do you think His Holiness could appoint as the Prelate of the SSPX?