Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Understanding the response of SSPX


There was a post from last week on New Liturgical Movement about the SSPX's response to the CDF and particularly the Doctrinal Preamble. It is by the well-respected Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli. Although it does not tell us more that we already knew, it does provide more in the way of informed interpretation. The discussions are clearly not easy going, but they are not over yet. It can be read at Fellay: “We cannot accept the Preamble as it is”

1 comment:

  1. Yes, exactly. Everyone needs to settle down. Just because the SSPX will not sign the very first offering from Rome in no way means that a deal cannot get done.

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