Breaking down the Bp Morlino interview on World Over, interest sparked over SSPX comments
1:30 Bp Morlino jokes about camera making him look fat
1:40 Marriage nullity being delegated to bishops
5:30 Raymond brings up 45 day requirement "you can't get a civil divorce in 45 days" - Bp Morlino does not think there is a 45 day mandate. (thinks media was confused
8:40 Bp Morlino states annulment process has been abused for years
9:25 Most of the cases which will use new process will not be approved(I think that's what he's saying there)
11:40 120 day mandate would be absolute minimum according to Madison canonists
12:00 Asked about Cdl. Burke comments at Steubenville on false mercy; Bp. Morlino "that's the sort of thing that's been going on in the US for the last 50 years." "The truth has been the casualty."
16:10 SSPX question
18:55 Bp Morlino: one of the reasons I celebrate the TLM is in hope of bringing about reconciliation with those like the SSPX
Friday night, on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, Bishop Morlino was asked about that letter. Being the good man that he is, he was transparent and said that someone drafted the letter for him and in his editing process he asked the line to be removed. Unfortunately, the line remained in against his wishes.The Remnant thus quoteth "BOMBSHELL: Bishop Morlino Apologizes to the SSPX"
Remember, the priests of the SSPX do NOT have faculties validly to absolve sins – yet. They will (sort of) during the upcoming Year of Mercy. They cannot be witnesses for marriages because, again, they lack jurisdiction. No proper authority has given them the delegation to do so. That’s necessary. Their claims of emergency powers just don’t hold water.
Bp. Morlino’s main point was that going to the SSPX isn’t worth the spiritual risk when it comes to absolution and marriage. Also, he makes the point that by frequenting their chapels over time one can run the risk of distancing himself from the Holy Father and local bishop.
Reminder: In his letter, published in the diocesan newspaper, Bishop Morlino was addressing himself to the faithful in the Diocese of Madison, for whom he has the care of souls.
The Holy Father gave some concessions to the SSPX for the Holy Year - I wonder if that could have played a role?Beyond the Bp Morlino interview but sort of related, there is quite the brush up over at Church Militant over their recent comments on the SSPX. Karl Keating chimes in:
I still wonder if Fr. Paul Nicholson has ever apologized for suggesting the SSPX is worse than a Black Mass?
It's not a big deal to me - just odd.