The Regensburg Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller has said that the proposed diaconate and priesthood ordinations of the traditionalist SSPX in his diocese are meant as a "provocation" . The ordinations at Zaitzkofen announced for the 27th June would be contrary to canon Law, said Mueller in an interview with Vatican Radio.
New ordinations should not be carried out until the legal position of the SSPX was clarified. If the SSPX who according to their own statements wish to be in communion with the local bishop, they should also hold firm to Catholic discipline, said Mueller. He is wondering about their "problems in acknowledging the Magisterium of the Pope." If they claimed to be Catholic, they should also recognize all the Catholic principles.