Judging or prejudging?

Source: FSSPX News

On May 16, 2012, the 25 cardinals and bishops who are members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met to study the response of Bishop Bernard Fellay to the Doctrinal Preamble that had been submitted to him on September 14, 2011.  Two days later, on May 18, Cardinal William Levada, President of the Congregation, presented their conclusions to Benedict XVI.  Now the pope and he alone can make the final decision, one way or the other.

It is possible to foresee, but DICI prefers to wait and see.  One may prejudge, but to us it seems more intellectually honest to judge based on knowledge about a matter.  It is true that prognostications enrich commentators, analysts and other Vatican-watchers… but like election campaign promises, they persuade only those who believe in them.  Certainly with disguised leaks and anonymous revelation one can stir up the imagination, raise hopes or arouse apprehensions.  We prefer to help our readers understand, with the document in hand.

Will the pope’s decision perhaps be known when you receive this issue?  We will discuss it then.  Only then, and not before.

Fr. Alain Lorans