After three days out of the loop, I see Pope Benedict has given the SSPX a deadline for reconciling with Rome. I don’t really see this as netting a favorable result for reconciliation, do any of you?
As with many church political things–and this schism has a political component–pride is entangled with this. Probably enough pride to prevent either side from approaching the other with any sense of vulnerability. And as sacramental confessors ought to know, vulnerability is very much a necessary part of any sort of reconciliation.