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Excommunication—Communication an Essay in Layered Analysis. Author's Response

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 March 2013

Peter Hünermann
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University of Tübingen (Emeritus)

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Theological Roundtable
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Copyright © The College Theology Society 2009

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References

1 See Nientiedt, Klaus, “Verspäteter Antimodernismus” in Herder-Korrespondenz 63 (2009): 177.Google Scholar As of 1 November 2008, the St. Pius X Society comprised 14 districts, 3 autonomous stations, on the whole 159 priories and 723 Mass centers. In addition there are 2 institutions of higher learning, 6 major seminaries, 7 homes for the elderly, and 88 schools. Youth groups and religious communities exist in 31 countries. Further activities are found in 32 other countries (ibid.).

2 See Müller, Ludger, “Der Fall Lefebvre, Chronik eines Schismas” in Das Bleibende im Wandel: Theologische Beiträge zum Schisma von Marcel Lefebvre, ed. Ahlers, Reinhild and Krämer, Peter, Schmitz, Festschrift Heribert (Paderborn: Bonifatius, 1990), 24.Google Scholar

3 Quoted from Lefebvre, Marcel, Damit die Kirche fortbestehe: S. E. Erzbischof Marcel Lefebvre, der Verteidiger des Glaubens, der Kirche und des Papsttums; Dokumente, Predigten und Richtlinien; eine historiographische Dokumentation (Stuttgart: Priesterbruderschaft St. Pius X, 1992), 159f.Google Scholar

4 See Müller, “Der Fall Lefebvre”; see also L'Osservatore Romano, 26/27 July 1976.

5 Cited according to Lefebvre, , Damit die Kirche fortbestehe, 212–14.Google Scholar

6 Katholischer Katechismus zur kirchlichen Krise, 2nd ed. (Jaidhof: Rex Regum, 1999). There is no English translation.

7 The corresponding discussion can be found in Hünermann, Peter, ed., Excommunikation oder Kommunikation? Der Weg der Kirche nach dem II. Vatikanum, Quaestiones Disputatae 236 (Freiburg: Herder, 2009), 123–53.Google Scholar In these pages, Bernhard Kranemann presents a penetrating analysis of the memorandum of the Society of Pius, St. X, Das Problem der Liturgiereform: Die Messe des II. Vaticanum und Pauls VI. Eine theologische und liturgische Studie (Stuttgart: Vereinigung St. Pius X., 2001).Google Scholar Kranemann refers to the important work of Baldovin, Father, Reforming the Liturgy. A Response to the Critics (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008).Google Scholar

8 This document is dated 18 June 1968. For the original Latin text on the Vatican website, see http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-vi_apc_19680618_pontificalis-romani_lt.html (accessed 5 October 2009). There is no official English translation on the Vatican site. The present translation is taken from http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/documentText/Index/2/SubIndex/41/ContentIndex/393/Start/392 (accessed 5 October 2009).

9 For the original Latin text on the Vatican website, see http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-vi_apc_19710815_divina-consortium_lt.html (accessed 5 October 2009). There is no official English translation on the Vatican site. The present translation is taken from http://www.fargodiocese.org/educationformation/evangelization/Confirmation/ApostolicConstitutionOnConfirmation.pdf (accessed 5 October 2009).

10 See Cekada, Anthony, “The Nine vs. Lefebvre: We Resist You to Your Face” (2008), 5, 8Google Scholar, http://www.traditionalmass.org/images/articles/NineVLefebvre.pdf (accessed 11 October 2009).