Priests and supporters of the Society of St. Pius X take part in a procession in western Germany. The society made overtures to the Vatican on Easter weekend, with plans to return to the fold.(Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images)
Priests and supporters of the Society of St. Pius X take part in a procession in western Germany. The society made overtures to the Vatican on Easter weekend, with plans to return to the fold.
(Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic Rift Soon to Be Healed?

April 18, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
The conservative Society of St. Pius X appears to be on the brink of reconciling with Rome.
 

A letter from the Society of St. Pius x (sspx) that could herald its return to the Catholic Church arrived at the Vatican over the Easter weekend. The content of the letter is secret, but Spiegel Online reports that it indicates the sspx is willing to make the concessions necessary to rejoin the fold.

“The new letter is significant in that it seeks to tone down the conflict,” it writes. “Points of disagreement are no longer to be seen in terms of who is ‘more Catholic’ than the other. The letter makes clear that conflicting positions on Vatican ii are ‘not decisive’ for the future of the Catholic Church. In short, the Society of St. Pius x is no longer demanding that the Vatican ii reforms be repealed.”

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