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.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

SSPX and the Church - a lecture

A friend has sent me details of this lecture next week, which looks likely to be both informative and topical:


The Society of St Pius X and the Roman Catholic Church"

A talk by Dr Brian Sudlow
8pm, 10th November 2011
Old Law Library, Magdalen College


The Pope and Bishop Bernard Fellay of SSPX

Image: eucharistandmission.blog

A range of reactions greeted Pope Benedict XVI's decision in 2009 to
restore to communion with Rome the four bishops of the
ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X - a group which opposes the
modernising reforms of the Second Vatican Council and subsequent
pontificates. Following several rounds of doctrinal talks, Rome has
presented the SSPX with a "doctrinal preamble" which, should it be
accepted, may serve as a foundation for the Society's canonical
regularisation in the Catholic Church. This talk will consider the
state and implications of these negotiations, as well as casting light
on the commitments governing the SSPX's approach to the Holy See.

Dr Brian Sudlow, Lecturer of French with Translation Studies at Aston
University, is an intellectual historian of the French Right and of
French Catholic literature. A former supporter of the Society of St
Pius X, he comments frequently on Catholic traditionalism, and
prepared the English translation of "Marcel Lefebvre" by Bernard
Tissier de Mallerais.



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