Author Topic: Abp. Lefebvre: indult of secularization to depart the Holy Ghost Fathers?  (Read 300 times)

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When Abp. Lefebvre resigned as superior general of the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1968, did he seek an indult of secularization to depart from the Holy Ghost Fathers, or was he dismissed?

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[T]he Holy Ghost Fathers, chaffing under the archbishop’s conservative leadership, essentially forced his resignation as their superior general at the General Chapter of 1968.

But are you sure that he left the Holy Ghost Fathers altogether? That doesn't necessarily follow.
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But are you sure that he left the Holy Ghost Fathers altogether? That doesn't necessarily follow.
According to Spiritan History 1965 – Present,
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his ties with the Congregation were severed in 1974
How exactly were they "severed"?

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But are you sure that he left the Holy Ghost Fathers altogether? That doesn't necessarily follow.
According to Spiritan History 1965 – Present,
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his ties with the Congregation were severed in 1974
How exactly were they "severed"?

His "declaration" was in 1974, so I imagine that had something to do with it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20061013232352/http://www.sspx.org/SSPX_FAQs/appendix_I._declaration.htm
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Archbishop Lefebvre in Msgr. Tissier's biography explained that he put in his renunciation as the superior of the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1968, in view of the fact that the coming General Chapter was already pre-disposed to adopt reforms for the order that were in accord with the spirit of Vatican II, and would in fact destroy its identity and religious spirit. He had nothing else to do with the order after that, so it is safe to assume that he also quit the order at this time.
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