Monday, February 06, 2006

O, quam bonum et iucundum II

As those people know who actually clicked on the link in the "good and joyful" post last week, as opposed to those who relied on my one line summary, no reconciliation of the SSPX was expected or predicted last Wednesday. And so none occured. But a tremendous amount of discussion did occur, the overall sense of which seemed to be that it's a non-starter. At least for the foreseeable future. Rocco had more here and here. John Allen had this to report. And on 2 February a sermon by Bishop Fellay at Flavigny seemed to put the tin lid on any chance of a reconciliation in the near future. He apparently said that talk of a reconciliation is mere rumor and "the work of the devil". A written precis of his talk can be found here. For Francophones an mp3 of the sermon is on this page.