to First Edition
In this book you will find a complete set of the documents exchanged
between Rome and Archbishop Lefebvre in the time leading up to and
immediately following the episcopal consecrations of June 30, 1988.
Just as a court of law will insist upon the authentic documents
to get at the truth, so in this historic clash between two radically
opposed views of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Faith, there
is no substitute for reading the original texts of what both sides
had to say.
To these texts
all that has been added is a narrative by Fr. François Laisney1,
Editor of the Angelus Press, to connect them in their sequence and
to set them in their context, with a few footnotes to uncover the
issues at stake from the standpoint of the Society of Saint Pius
the documents speak for themselves.
August 25, 1988
Rev. Fr. François Laisney is currently the General Bursar
of the Society of Saint Pius X and is based in Menzingen, Switzerland.
Courtesy of the Angelus
Press, Regina Coeli House
2918 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109