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This today from IA:

Dumb Ox wrote:
Reports have been received from EcĂ´ne that Bishop Fellay announced to around 100 seminary professors, seminarians and priests from France including its District Superior Fr. de Cacqueray, that he - and therefore all those that followed his line and policy - had been utterly deceived by Benedict XVI and NewVatican.

Bishop Fellay is reported to have stated that all six conditions arrived at during the process of bitter arguing and line by line voting at the General Chapter - three termed as essential, and three previously termed as desirable - must now become absolutely essential conditions.

Furthermore, Bishop Fellay is reported to have stated that there will not be any more discussion or attempted negotiated settlement with Benedict or his NewVatican representatives until and unless there exists an obvious and true conversion of the pope and NewVatican to the Catholic Faith in its traditional integrity.

Official announcements and explanations giving more detail are expected in the weeks to come.


Let's analyse this text.

Dumb Ox appears from all his interventions to be the agent of Bishop Williamson on IA.

First para:

Bishop Fellay has given a conference at Econe.

He is said to have stated that he was "utterly deceived" by Benedict. The notion that Bishop Fellay admits to being deceived is not news. He said it, in equivalent terms, all across Australia when he was here a few weeks ago, in the conferences he presented. What is potentially new is his emphatic statement of it, but since we are not being given any actual quotes, we can't make anything of that.

Second and Third paras:

The "bitter arguing" appears to be Dumb Ox's interpellation, not a reference to what Bishop Fellay said in Econe.

There will be no reconciliation now until "rome" converts.

As I have explained several times, the thinking of the General Chapter regarding the "Six Conditions" was that if #1 was agreed, the rest wouldn't matter. This is why the hard-liners agreed to the soft remainder of the conditions. In the light of that, what Dumb Ox presents Bishop Fellay saying at Econe is not really news either, it's just more explicit. But again, we are given no quotes.

So, what is going on?

Well, we know that Bishop Fellay recently made his visit to see Di Noia, to deliver his formal reply to the June 13 text. We also know that the Fraternity has been threatened several times with re-excommunication and even a declaration of schism by "rome". So it seems likely that this threat was reiterated in Rome during the recent visit.

What would Bishop Fellay's reaction be to such a confirmation of this threat? Prepare the Fraternity and its faithful for new attacks by "rome". Stiffen them up, and discredit "rome" as much as possible.

What is Dumb Ox doing, then? Spinning this to place Bishop Fellay in as bad a light as possible, and to colour the communications from the Fraternity which will appear shortly. It's clear from the last paragraph, "Official announcements and explanations giving more detail are expected in the weeks to come."

This is a pre-emptive strike to undermine the image of the Fraternity as hard-line, no matter how hard-line Bishop Fellay talks in future.

Politics is ugly!

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Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:54 pm
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I've been watching the foreign-language forums and this "report" has hardly appeared anywhere. Indeed, one could almost say it is exclusively from Dumb Ox, and has had impact only on the English-speaking fora. I say "almost" because I found one French forum where a parallel report (which looked for all the world like it was based on Dumb Ox's text), caused a brief ripple or two. But that's about it.

One would think that if something as striking as this were really said, it would have come out elsewhere.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:39 pm
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