Bishop Morerod opens the door for SSPX

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Bishop Charles Morerod, of the diocese in which the Econe seminary is located, accessing a request from the FSSPX, has authorized the Fraternity to make use of certain temples of his diocese, giving these two reasons: 1 ) “The relationship has been made more flexible” between Rome and the SSPX because of the agreement on marriages . 2) "It is an act of ecumenism."

It should be noted that this prelate, who is seen as “conservative”, is or was a member of GREC (as reported by Fr. Lelong in his book "For the necessary reconciliation" ) and he was also a member of the theological commission for the Rome-FSSPX talksthat took place about 10 years ago.

This was published in 2015, in relation to Bishop Moredod and another prelate:
Appointments very timely in Switzerland!

The Secretum Meum Mihi site (...) has made this analysis quite realistic: It emphasizes that traditional-looking bishops are being appointed to key positions in Switzerland, and that these same bishops have all the sympathy of Ménzingen.Everything is done, logically concludes the article, to make the relations between the SSPX and the conciliar church more fluid.

The accordion machine advances his pawns every day ...

(Read the entry from which the appointment was taken)

Bishop Morerod opens the door for SSPX

Bishop Charles Morerod allows the traditionalist fraternity of St. Pius X to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in the chapel of Bourguillon and in the church of St. Maurice in the old town of Freiburg.

Charles Morerod, Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Friborg, grants a special exemption from his decree of 2013 . This prohibits the provision of churches in the diocese for celebrations of the Pius Brotherhood. The Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X is still separated from the Roman Catholic Church.

«One-time request»
The bishop accepted the request of the Pius Brotherhood for several reasons, Laure-Christine Grandjean, spokeswoman for the diocese, told On the one hand, the relationship has become more relaxed, notably through the letter of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei of 27 March 2017 . This regulates the marriage of believers of the Pius Brotherhood.

The bishop notes that this is a one-time request. After all, it is "really problematic not to accept the Brotherhood of Pius, while we do this for other Christian denominations". So it's an act of ecumenism.

According to spokeswoman Grandjean, the bishop emphasizes: "What is a feast for the Brotherhood of Pius is not a feast for the Roman Catholic Church, because splitting is no joy".

Not first permission
According to Heinrich Mörgeli, priest of the Pius Brotherhood in Enney, it is important to celebrate the anniversary in Freiburg. There, the first seminarians had gathered in the fall of 1969, before the Brotherhood was officially founded in 1970.

According to Mörgeli, the Pius Brotherhood does not receive permission for a celebration for the first time. She has twice celebrated her pilgrimage on 1 August in Freiburg. There was also a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Brotherhood. "The bishop has only asked us not to advertise outside, not to claim the Freiburg parishioners and to avoid any attempt to collect."

Ban since 2013
Priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X are forbidden to use Roman Catholic churches and chapels for any priestly ministry, especially the sacraments. This is confirmed by a decree of 20 January 2013 by Bishop Charles Morerod , Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Friborg. The same prohibition applies to non-Christian religious communities. On the other hand, for reasons of pastoral necessity, churches can be provided for Christian Catholics, Evangelical Reformed, Lutherans, Orthodox and Anglicans. Bishop Morerod's decree implements a decision of the Swiss Bishops' Conference on the use of Catholic churches and chapels. ( / Translation uab / sys)


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