The Angelus, Official publication of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), May, 2000: “This current of renewal has given birth to a new church within the bosom of the Catholic Church, to that which Msgr. Consider that in 1980, most SSPX priests had previously served much more time in the Church itself, in union with a bishop ordinary, in Catholic institutions, in a diocesan community, worked and studied alongside religious orders, than they had served in the SSPX. Rome discouraged all laypeople from seeking the sacraments from SSPX priests, and the order entered a state known as canonical irregularity. The SSPX is not in full communion with the Church and is invited by the Church to rediscover this path. Look beyond the technical question about SSPX “in communion”. We will … The Society of St. Pius X has clarified its constant position vis-à-vis Rome after a meeting of major superiors of the Society this week. A distinction has to be made between the Pope’s concern for the spiritual wellbeing of the four men who had been under excommunication, and who had respectfully petitioned the Pope to return to full communion with the Church; and the canonical status of the entire SSPX, which still has never been recognized by Rome. In the case of the Society of St. Pius X, the Vatican never declared any priest or lay person to have become a schismatic." Benelli himself called ‘ the conciliar church ,’ whose limits and paths are very difficult to define… Re: John Salza withdraws support for SSPX and returns to full communion with Rome « Reply #26 on: October 24, 2020, 03:00:07 AM » R&R is a viable position as long as the hierarchy is still intact (given that the dubious bishop ordinations are indeed valid). NB: In the summer 1996 issue of the aforementioned magazine, after receiving considerable pressure from his superiors, Fr. Some have argued that while the SSPX might not be in schism, they are not in “full communion” with Rome and therefore one ought to avoid their Masses. A group of Society priests quickly split from Lefebvre and formed a new order in full communion with Rome: the Priestly Fraternity of … In a nutshell: All members of the CDF agreed unanimously that in order to enjoy “full communion” with the Vatican, the SSPX would have to meet the following conditions: Adherence to the Professio Fidei (Profession of Faith) of 1998 , not merely that of 1962, which was promulgated with John Paul II’s motu proprio Ad Tuendam Fidem 2. The status of the SSPX derives from certain very technical conditions which are entirely unique to their situation. The SSPX is not in communion with Rome, but is being invited back to full communion; The SSPX does not currently render submission to the Magisterium or the Second Vatican Council, and in order to return to full communion the SSPX must accept both; Bishop Frederick of Calgary articulates it this way: If those conditions — which at some points completely contradicted the previously agreed-to-in-principle preamble — had not been added at the last minute, the SSPX might already have been integrated into full communion with Rome. Murray stated his changed position to the politically-correct one; i.e ., the SSPX is schismatic.