The District Superior, Father Christian BOUCHACOURT responds to the 7 French SSPX Priors:
+ May 7, 2017
To all the priests of the district of France
Subject: Marriage FSSPX.
morning you had to receive or read on the internet a statement signed
by seven priors and the superiors of the Capuchins, Benedictines and
Fathers of Mérigny.
I totally and firmly condemn and reject the
subversive manner in which this statement has been spread. Prepared in
secret, among selected brethren, in order to surprise, to destabilize
and to put the superiors before the fact already consummated, this one
takes to the faithful like hostages and constitutes them judges of the
priests and superiors.
The authors of this statement want to
precipitate, as the only just and possible, their interpretation of the
letter of Cardinal Müller on our marriages. Persuaded that they are
right, they were not prudent to submit their text to their superiors.
They regard their appreciation as the only true one, which must be
imposed by all means, even the least legitimate.
God can not
bless such an initiative whose deadly fruits are manifested from now on:
internal quarrels and additional divisions within and between our
communities. The faithful are the first to suffer it. How can
vocations germinate and develop in a religious family that is torn
It is up to each of us to confront this new test that
runs through our district, rejecting All cooperation to the diffusion
of this comment, to have it for nothing and despise it as insignificant
and good thing to be discarded.
For some days, I asked the
brethren theologians to prepare a text giving the clarifications on the
letter of Cardinal Müller. Having received the endorsement of the
General House, I hereby inform you with the present.. (To follow) I entrust to your prayers, dear Brotherhoods, our district that must
face a new storm that arose unfortunately in our ranks. May Our Lord
and Our Lady help us to rediscover our unity in truth and charity for
the good of our souls and that of the faithful who are entrusted to us.
Father Christian BOUCHACOURT