Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cardinal Hoyos working for unity in our church.

At least someone in the Vatican is working for unity that we need so badly:
Monday, February 9, 2009
Zealous Shepherd Pursues Unity in Face of Worldwide Doubt, Skepticism
The respected Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, whose charm, sagacity, and tireless diplomacy once won over hardened drug lords in his native Colombia, is now on the verge of concluding the reconciliation of the SSPX---an endeavor thought to be impossible by many in the Church, including our own Bishop Murphy who expressed his doubts just last week that it could ever be accomplished.

Rorate-Caeli is reporting that Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, in an interview with a Colombian radio station, has declared that---contrary to the dour prophecies and pessimistic pounding of the SSPX by certain bishops and cardinals the world over---he and the Holy Father are "moving forward" to complete the process of reconciliation with the SSPX.

An excerpt from the Cardinal's remarks:

"I have always had truth as a rule. The Holy Father knows this. We are moving forward, ensuring that this unity of the Church be rebuilt, and that this schism be completely ended."

"[W]hat is important at this moment is that the Pope has stopped a schism. The charity that Christ wanted to exist in the Church has been remarkably reestablished, and paths of hope are opened."

Cardinal Hoyos is to be commended and congratulated for his diplomatic skill, his remarkable persistence and his solicitude for the separated traditionalist factions. Because of his work, virtually the whole traditionalist world is either now or will be soon insured a welcome place in the Church to carry out the work of salvation in full communion with the successor of Peter.

The Colombian-born cardinal has a true zeal for souls and has won for himself the gratitude and trust of traditional-minded Catholics all over the world.

Please continue to pray that his efforts to regularize the SSPX will be accomplished very soon. If so, the canonical re-integration of the order founded by Archbishop Lefebrve will be Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos' crowning legacy forever.

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