“The criteria and guide for the understanding of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council are to be the whole Tradition of the Catholic Faith, which on its part makes clear certain aspects of the life and doctrine of the Church, which are not yet formulated, but implicitly present in it. The affirmations of the Second Vatican Council and of the Pontifical Magisterium of the past relative to the relationship between the Catholic Church and the non-Catholic christian confessions are to be understood in light of all of Tradition.”" The source is Father Pflüger, First Assistant Superior General of SSPX at a conference on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the school of Saint-Joseph-des-Carmes. It is a return to the 1988 formula of accession.
So as Ecce Homo cleverly comments-no more ” altar girls, Mass facing the people, Communion in the hand, and all the other innovations that Vatican II never permitted-not to mention no more compromise with other religions when it comes to ecumenical dialogue.”
And definitely no more stealth priestesses and the liturgical abuses which have recorded over many years on this blog!
If this is passed, liberal Catholicism is over, at least formally (one cannot but remember that repeated declarations would studiously ignored in the early part of the last century) and one can ask what was the point of the Council?
All of which makes me wonder what the SSPX position on the Ordinariates (Anglicans coming in) would be? Probably not that positive, I somehow think, but I would be open to correction here. Although, then again, with the Ordinariate announcing that its liturgy will be eastward facing, coupled with the restoration of a number of other ancient usages, perhaps they won’t mind all the joining Anglophones?