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THE SOCIETY OF ST.PIUS X HAS ACCEPTED VATICAN COUNCIL II IN ACCORD WITH TRADITION AND HAS REJECTED THE LIBERAL VERSION The Society of St.Pius X (SSPX) has accepted Vatican Council II in accord with the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus (1) in harmony with Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II. They have endorsed Vatican Council II according to Sacred Tradition. They can also cite reference texts from Vatican Council II to support their doctrinal position.They have rejected, as in the past, the liberal version of Vatican Council (2) whose adherents cannot cite any texts to support their interpretation which is a break, a rupture with tradition and magisterial documents.The SSPX is finally in a position to point out to their adversaries that there can be only one interpretation of the Council which can be supported by tradition.In this one interpretation AG 7 supports the dogma on exclusive salvation and LG 16 and LG 8 etc are not known exceptions to the dogma.The SSPX has stated clearly that they have ‘ faith in the Roman Catholic Church, the only Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, outside of which there is no salvation and no possibility of finding the means that lead to it’.There is no salvation outside the Church (Cantate Domino, Council of Florence 1441, Vatican Council II (AG 7) etc) and that outside the Church there is even ‘no possibility of finding the means that lead to it’ i.e those saved in invincible ignorance , a good conscience etc are accepted as possibilities known only to God and not possibilities which contradict the dogma on salvation,since these possibilities are not explicit for us. They are unknown to us humans.As for the liberal interpretation of Vatican Council II which is a rupture from the past the SSPX rejects ‘all the novelties of the Second Vatican Council that remain tainted with errors’ e.g theology of religions etc which are opposed by Vatican Council II (AG 7).They accept the Council and ‘the Society can only continue to abide by the statements and teachings of the constant Magisterium of the Church;’ which is in agreement with the Council and in accord with Tradition. It carries the hermeneutic of continuity. The SSPX ‘ finds its guide in this uninterrupted Magisterium which, by its act of teaching, transmits the revealed deposit in perfect harmony with all that the whole Church has always believed, in every place’ and which is in agreement with Vatican Council II.--Lionel Andrades __________________________________________1.This is why its seems to us opportune to reaffirm our faith in the Roman Catholic Church, the only Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, outside of which there is no salvation and no possibility of finding the means that lead to it; in its monarchical constitution, willed by Our Lord, which means that the supreme power of governance over the whole Church belongs to the pope alone, the Vicar of Christ on earth; in the universal kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the creator of the natural and supernatural order, to whom every human being and all society must submit. 2.As for all the novelties of the Second Vatican Council that remain tainted with errors, and as for the reforms that have resulted from them, the Society can only continue to abide by the statements and teachings of the constant Magisterium of the Church; it finds its guide in this uninterrupted Magisterium which, by its act of teaching, transmits the revealed deposit in perfect harmony with all that the whole Church has always believed, in every place. -Rome-SSPX: Declaration of the General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X sent to the Holy See As announced in the press communiqué of the Society of St. Pius X’s General House on July 14, 2012, the members of the General Chapter sent a common statement to Rome. It has been published today.http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/
BISHOP RICHARD WILLIAMSON’S POSITION CAN BE DEFENDED IN FUTURE BY A CANON LAWYER OF THE BISHOP Bishop Richard Williamson says Jews need to convert in the present times for salvation.He is in agreement with Vatican Council II (AG 7).It is Cardinal Kurt Koch who on May 16 at the Angelicum, spoke to reporters and in the question and answers, reported by Catholic News Service and Rorate Caeli, said Jews do not have to convert in the present times. He contradicts Vatican Council II (AG 7), the Bible , the Nicene Creed and the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.He still has canonical status and is the Prefect of the Council for Christian Unity, Vatican. Even if the three Society of St.Pius X (SSPX) bishops are excommunicated (unlike the LCWR sisters) their traditional doctrine is in accord with Vatican Council II.Their stand on other religions, ecumenism and religious liberty is in agreement with Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II.If the three SSPX bishops, Mallerais,Williamson and Galaretta, are not granted canonical status they still are in a future secure position with respect to Vatican Council II .Then just as the Church lifted the excommunication of Fr.Leonard Feeney without him having to recant his literal interpretation of the dogma, the SSPX bishops could not be asked to recant with regard to Vatican Council II.continuedhttp://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2012/06/bishop-richard-williamsons-position-can.html#links