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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Die Tagespost interview with Cdl Castrillón

Gillibrand at the Catholic Church Conservation blog has translated an interview with Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos. The good cardinal is president of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, whose purpose is to reconcile estranged traditionalist Catholics. The commission reportedly was given responsibility for revising the much anticipated motu proprio, which is expected to make the traditional Mass more available. The interview with Cardinal Castrillón was published earlier today in Die Tagespost. Two highlights:

The Motu Proprio does not mention figures.
Earlier versions of the motu apparently mentioned a minimum number of parishioners required to petition the pastor for a traditional Mass, and perhaps the maximum number that would be allowed at a private Mass, before it would be considered a public Mass, and subjected to more restrictions. Whether the lack of figures indicates that the motu has been strengthened or weakened is not revealed in the interview.

The Bishops, Priests and Faithful of the Society of St Pius X are not schismatics.
The label of schismatic causes many Catholics to avoid scorn or avoid members of the SSPX. Perhaps there is now some movement towards reintegration of the Society into the governance of the Church at large.
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(2/9/07) Oops. Father Zuhlsdorf points out that Cdl Castrillón was talking about the old Ecclesia Dei Motu in his comment about "figures"; thoughout the interview the cardinal avoids providing any information about the expected new motu prioprio.

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