The following is a translation from http://la-croix.com of the conclusion of the talks in Albano with the SSPX. Whilst my French leaves much to be desired, I hope you will forgive any grammatical mistakes – the full text (in French) may be read clicking on the above.
Reconciliation with Rome is related to the acceptance of the “Preamble Document”
On Saturday, October 8 the higher the Society of St. Pius X announce whether or not they accept the conditions for reintegration into the Church as it is recognizable under the Pope Benedict XVI and in accordance with official documents of Vatican II .. Indeed, a “working meeting” was held Saturday in camera at Albano, near Rome, bringing together the directors of seminaries, heirachies and districts of the fraternity that recognize itThe movement was founded Mgr Marcel Lefebvre, who, raising himself to the rank of Bishop had been the cause of the fundamentalistschism. From the meeting at Albano, it appears that a “comprehensive review … will be presented within a reasonable time a Roman response to the proposals.” These “proposals” submitted in mid-September by the Holy See are designed to encourage members of the Society of St. Pius X to accept, on behalf of the unity of the Church, the main principles of Catholic doctrine, including the directions taken in the field of ecumenism and liturgy, for example whilst remaining faithful to Archbishop Lefebvre.
While it was expected that the working meeting of the Society was to last until the end of the day. it was , in fact, much shorter, and concluded with the publication of a Press Release that does not imply that a change in attitude is in any way imminent. According to this press release, “the twenty-eight … officials present expressed a deep unity in the desire to maintain faith in its integrity and completeness, true to the lesson inherited from their founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. On Sept. 14, the Vatican had submitted proposals for the possibility of a” legitimate discussion “about the study of certain” special formulations “of Vatican II. Which was a huge concession to the Brotherhood. Will it seize this opportunity for reconciliation? For now, nothing is certain. Many Catholics, faithful to the Church, wonder if it was practical to go as far as to attempt a reconciliation, noting angrily that Lefebvrists have not shown any wish to rush into an early reconciliation.
the DICI site of the SSPX
On October 7, 2011, a meeting of all those in charge of the Society of St Pius X was held in Albano, Italy, during which the Superior General, H. E. Bishop Bernard Fellay, presented the content of the Doctrinal Preamble, handed over to him by Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, at the Vatican, during last September 14 meeting.
During this day, the twenty-eight persons in charge of the Society of St Pius X present at the meeting – seminary rectors, district superiors from all over the world – manifested a profound unity in their will to maintain the Faith in its integrity and its fullness, faithful to the lesson which Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre left them, according to St Paul’s “Tradidi quod et accepi – I have handed over what I myself have received” (I Cor 15:3).
Following this work meeting, the study of the Doctrinal Preamble – of which the content still remains confidential – will be pursued and further analysed at the level of the General Counsel of the Society of St Pius X, by the Superior General and his two Assistants, Frs. Niklaus Pfluger and Alain Nely, enabling them to present an answer to the Roman proposals in a reasonable time.
Albano, October 7, 2011
(From Father Z)