Monday, July 3, 2017

Agreement Between SSPX and Vatican Dead

Agreement Between SSPX and Vatican Dead
In May, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the now fired Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, provided the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) with conditions for an agreement with Rome. These conditions were approved by Pope Francis on May 20th. The headquarters of the SSPX sent Müller's letter to its priest, writes

The conditions ask for an “explicit acceptance of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and those of the period after the Council” according to their required degrees of adherence.

Further, the SSPX has to recognize not only the validity but also the "legitimacy” of the New Rite of the Mass and the Sacraments.

This means, Francis and Müller have halted an agreement because they know that the SSPX cannot fulfil these conditions.