Rome: 6th theological congress of the revue SI SI NO NO (2-4 January)

Source: FSSPX News


According to Fr. Du Chalard, director of SI SI NO NO: “It is from its intention – and not on its interpretation or its application – that the council must be considered. Would its intention not have been tainted by the distinction of the pastoral and the dogmatic, and by the will to expose Catholic doctrine following the methods and presentation of which modern thinking makes use?”

Here is the program detailing the different conferences, which will be the subject of a future publication.


1. Opening speeches of John XXIII and Paul VI. Closing speech of Paul VI: What was the intention proclaimed by the authors of the council? Can we detect a hidden intention in the texts?

(Fr. Michel Simoulin)

2. The unknown story of the council, the “piracy”, the irregularities: What historic facts show the intention or intentions of the council?

(Frs. Christian Thouvenot and Pascal Thuillier)

3. The legal legitimacy of the council: Because of its intention and irregularities, can the Council be canonically called into question?

(Professor Paolo Pasqualucci)

4. Pastoral or dogmatic: A Council neither pastoral nor dogmatic, at best apologetic. But what apologetic?

(Fr. Dominique Lagneau)

5.Analysis of conciliar texts: The logical and lexicological study shows up doctrinal ambiguities and tactical compromises…(Professors Dominique Viain and Joseph Lagneau)

6.Synthesis of the vitiated intention of the Council: Pastoral Council and modern world. (Fr. Bernard Rulleau)


1. What is this “modern thought” to which the Council wanted to adapt?: On the nature of modern thought, to which Vatican Council II wanted to be open. (Professor Pasqualucci)

2. Modern thinking, the German influence: The contribution of the German theologians in this rallying of the council to the modern thinking.(Fr. Franz Schmidberger)

3. The presupposed ecumenism of Lumen Gentium: Are the separated communities means of salvation ? (Fr. Patrick de la Rocque)

4. The Church as sacrament: From Dei Verbum to Lumen Gentium, the logical intention of the council.(Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize)

5. Anthropocentrism: The validity of this notion as a reading code of the assembly of the council. (Professor Luis Esteban Roldan)

6. Synthesis on the new religion: Vatican II: a religion of the conscience. (Fr. Guillaume de Tanoüarn)


Recourse to Tradition is not simply a going back, to a status quo ante, not aware of the problems of the Church in the 21st century. On the contrary, this recourse to Tradition is the response to the crisis as we are faced with today: in other words, the remedy for this identity crisis, is in the return of the Church to the integrity of her Tradition, integrity seriously compromised by the Council, in its obvious intention and its latent doctrine.

1. Relevance of the anti-modernist critique confronted with modern society, to which the conciliar Church wishes to adapt. (Fr. Alain Lorans)

2. The impossible holiness. Gaudium et Spes and Humanae Vitae: At the heart of the marriage crisis. (Professor Matteo D’Amico)

3. Return to Tradition, the only solution to the crisis in the Church. (Mgr. Bernard Fellay)

Information: Courrier de Rome

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