- "Response to Doctrinal Preamble delivered" (Rorate Caeli, December 20, 2011):
The response of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX) to the Doctrinal Preamble presented by Cardinal Levada on September 14 was officially delivered on December 10. This information was recently made known to the District Superiors of that fraternity.
The Doctrinal Preamble was a "temporary" proposal; the Superior General of the SSPX made known in his interview of late November and in his sermon of December 8 his views on the Preamble.
(Source: Fecit Forum.)
- "Really, Tornielli?..." (Rorate Caeli, December 21, 2011):
La Stampa's vaticanist Andrea Tornielli writes today that the SSPX response to the Doctrinal Preamble of the Holy See (which we mentioned yesterday) has surprised some in the Vatican:
A document has now arrived, but it was not what it was expected in the Vatican, because it consists in - the sources explain - "documentation", not a response. In short, Bp. Fellay seems to wish to take his time, postpone the decision, avoiding to speak in one sense or another, or to ask for clarifications and eventual modifications of the text proposed by the Holy See.This is what Tornielli's Vatican sources say, and it seems plausible....