Quotes from 'the impossible reconciliation' book by FrRioult

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blessedthomaspercy

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I'm reading through Fr Olivier Rioult's book 'the impossible reconciliation'.

I've come across a number of interesting passages in the book but when I got to page 32 I decided I needed to post the interesting ones somewhere so I could find them again easily.

So here it will be.
 
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blessedthomaspercy

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From Fr Olivier Rioult's book 'the impossible reconciliation'. Page 32

In this passage I've selected, the book quotes from Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta in his 7-10-2011 “Reflections About the Roman Proposal”. (The full text of the Bishop's speech can be easily found on the internet.)

  • To move towards a practical agreement would be to deny our word and our commitments to our priests, our faithful, and Rome in front of everyone. This would have hugely negative consequences ad intra and ad extra. There is no change in the doctrinal point of view from Rome that would justify ours. On the contrary, the discussions have shown they will not accept anything in our criticisms. It would be absurd for us to go in the direction of a practical agreement after the result of discussions and findings. . . Such an approach would show a serious diplomatic weakness on the part of the Fraternity, and indeed, more than diplomatic. It would be a lack of consistency, honesty and firmness, which would have effects like loss of credibility and moral authority we enjoy. The mere fact of going down this path will lead us to mistrust and division. Many superiors and priests have a problem of conscience and will oppose it. Authority and the very principle of authority will be questioned and undermined. . . . Accordingly, this is not the time to change the decision of the Chapter of 2006 (no practical agreement without resolving the doctrinal issues), and it is neither right nor prudent to embark on preparing minds otherwise, before we ourselves have the conviction, consensus, and the resolution to change. . . For the good of the Society and Tradition, this 'Pandora's Box' must be closed as quickly as possible, to avoid the discredit and demolition of authority, the disputes, dissensions and divisions, perhaps with no return."

This quote has previously been discussed in a very good thread I recommend you read here. abplefebvreforums.proboards.com/thread/1260

and also here
abplefebvreforums.proboards.com/thread/1120/bishop-gallaretas-prophetic-reflections-ignored


Why then does our priest pretend to act so 'surprised' and 'personally hurt' when a goodly portion of the faithful also have a problem of conscience and oppose this path being taken and consequently the SSPX suffers a loss of credibility in their eyes and it's authority is questioned and undermined by the realization of these very actions Bishop de Galarreta is here reflecting over.

 

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Thank you for posting this BTP. What I will never understand is how, faced with their quotes from the past, Bishop Galarreta and Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, not to mention BF himself - can blatantly and relentless pursue the path they have chosen. They have long lost any claim to credibility or giving them the benefit of the doubt. All doubt is gone! They have an agenda, cold-bloodedly chosen and pursued by them, and have no qualms about deliberately deceiving the trusting souls that follow them.
 

petrus

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Admin said:
Thank you for posting this BTP. What I will never understand is how, faced with their quotes from the past, Bishop Galarreta and Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, not to mention BF himself - can blatantly and relentless pursue the path they have chosen. They have long lost any claim to credibility or giving them the benefit of the doubt. All doubt is gone! They have an agenda, cold-bloodedly chosen and pursued by them, and have no qualms about deliberately deceiving the trusting souls that follow them.
It's called diabolical disorientation.
 
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