In a play of politics, the modernist Cardinal Müller pens a letter on the eve of his removal from the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in expiration of his 5 years term, to be replaced with Mgr Ferrer Ladaria. What kind of letter? One that disrupts Bishop Fellay's theatrical apple cart. Not too much though, because Bishop Fellay readily gives up on Catholic Tradition to form his hybrid class of conciliar tradition. ______________________________________________ The General House of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X has just communicated to all its members the contents of a letter from the Cardinal Müller, who, for the naive, has made the effect of a cold, even icy shower. Here are the most tasty extracts: " As you know, Pope Francis has repeatedly expressed his benevolence towards your priestly Fraternity, granting in particular to all the member priests the faculty of validly confessing the faithful and authorizing the Ordinaries of the places To grant licenses for the celebration of the marriages of the faithful who follow the pastoral activity in your fraternity. On the other hand, the discussion continues on the questions concerning the full restoration of the communion of your Brotherhood with the Catholic Church. On this subject, with the approval of the Sovereign Pontiff, I deemed it necessary to submit to the Ordinary Session of our Congregation, meeting on May 10th, the text of the Doctrinal Declaration which was transmitted to you during the meeting of June 13th 2016, as a necessary condition for the full restoration of communion. Here the unanimous decisions of all the members of our Dicastery: 1) Members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X are required to adhere to the new formula of the Professio fidei dating from 1988 (see appendix). Consequently, it is no longer sufficient to ask them to issue the Professio fidei of 1962. [ed. this was already accepted in Bishop Fellay's 2012 Doctrinal Declaration] (2) The new text of the Doctrinal Declaration must include a paragraph in which the signatories explicitly declare their acceptance of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and those of the post-conciliar period by granting the said doctrinal statements the degree of adhesion Due to them. [ed. This too was accepted by Bishop Fellay in an interview as "95% acceptable in conformity with tradition"] (3) The members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X must recognize not only the validity but also the legitimacy of the Rite of the Holy Mass and the Sacraments according to the liturgical books promulgated after the Second Vatican Council. " [ed. This too was agreed to in Bishop Fellay's 2012 Doctrinal Declaration] And the dear cardinal concludes, in cauda venenum, that " during the Audience granted to the Cardinal Prefect, on May 20, 2017, the Sovereign Pontiff approved these decisions . " In his cover letter, Abbot Thouvenot recalls, very "opportunely", the words of Bishop Fellay at the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors in Anzère on 28 June 2016: " The Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X does not seek above all a canonical recognition to which it is entitled because it is Catholic. The solution is not just legal. It is a doctrinal position that must be demonstrated. ( ... ) Divine Providence does not abandon its Church whose leader is the Pope , Vicar of Jesus Christ. This is why an incontestable sign of this restoration will be in the will of the Sovereign Pontiff to give the means to restore the order of the priesthood, faith and tradition - a sign which will also be the guarantor of the Necessary unity of the family of Tradition . " We are far from the "stampede " that some of us had celebrated with splendor and we can only thank Our Lady, in this centenary of the apparitions of Fatima , to have again , after June 2012, rejected the deadly danger of a Agreement of dupes. Let us pray for our superiors who practice a dangerous "tango" - three steps forward, then two steps back - and thank Divine Providence for continuing to watch over the work of restoration undertaken almost 50 years ago by Archbishop Lefebvre Who showed the same courage as our seven deans and friendly communities loyal to his fight for the one truth. Finally, on July 1, allow me to have a thought full of friendship and gratitude for the heroic obedience of our brother, Father Patrick de La Rocque, who humbly accepted his mutation-sanctioning Philippines and was refused to celebrate 25 years of priesthood at Ecône by the Superior General of his dear Brotherhood. Christian LASSALE Source .