Confidential internal note from General House
Diffusion: Members priests.
Date: December 5, 2014
Note regarding a meeting between Society members and Cardinal Brandmüller.
On December 5 2014, the announced meeting between members of the Society and Cardinal Brandmüller took place. In this meeting, which was held in German language, there were present Cardinal Brandmüller, Bishop Fellay and Fathers Schmidberger, Frey, Udressy, Wuilloud, Gaudron y Kasteleiner.
The meeting was very cordial. The Cardinal seems to have been well impressed by his visit to the seminar and the welcome of professors and seminarians.
During the meeting, Bishop Fellay and our priests explained the positions of the Society about the particular status of Vatican II, the authority of its documents, its interpretation and its atypical nature of "pastoral council". They insisted on the fact that the texts of the council cannot be separated from its spirit and from the reforms that followed.
The Cardinal’s responses to the objections of the Society were in general the same as those of the Ecclesia Dei Commission.
From a theological point of view, this meeting brought nothing new. The divergences between the two positions are clear. The meeting, however, allowed the Cardinal to visit one of our seminars, to meet the priests, to listen the Society’s objections against the Vatican II and the post-conciliar reforms, and to confirm our doctrinal unity.
Two upcoming meetings are planned with Bishop Athanasius Schneider: the first at Saint John Vianney Seminary in Flavigny, in January; and the other in February at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona.
This note is an internal confidential information, it must not be spread under any pretext. The General House is responsible, if necessary, of the external communication.
source: Non Possumus, nota confidencial de menzingen de 18/12