For the Record: Cardinal Brandmüller visits SSPX Seminary
As reported days ago by some French language sources, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) confirmed today that, as a first consequence of the September 23, 2014, meeting between Cardinal Müller and the superiors of the SSPX, Cardinal Brandmüller held a meeting with the SSPX Superior-General, Bp. Bernard Fellay, at the society’s German seminary, at Zaitzkofen, Bavaria. Two additional seminary visits are foreseen in the upcoming months:
Informal Meeting with Cardinal Brandmuller
On December 5, 2014, Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, accompanied by several priests. The meeting was held at the Herz Jesu Seminary of Zaitzkofen, in Bavaria.
This meeting was a follow-up of the September 23, 2014 meeting in Rome, during which all had agreed to pursue the doctrinal discussions “in a broader, less formal framework than in the previous discussions.” (see DICI #302, Oct. 10, 2014). The theme was the Council and its magisterial authority.
The goal of these meetings is to make the Church’s authorities more aware of the Society and the works of Tradition, and at the same time to expose to them the serious objections and points of divergence that remain concerning the Second Vatican Council and its reforms. In this perspective, two more meetings are scheduled in the coming months, one at the St. Cure de Ars Seminary in Flavigny (France), and the other at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona (USA).