Skip to comments.SSPX stunning announcement!
Posted on 04/01/2013 5:34:53 AM PDT by NYer
I received this note:
(WDTPRSNEWS.COM – Ecône, Switzerland) In a surprise move, the followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre in the Society of St. Pius X, have issued a document creating within their ranks an “ordinariate” for Catholics who wish to celebrate the Novus Ordo according to the official rubrics.
According to the press release, the SSPX saw the need to provide a refuge for priests and lay faithful alike to preserve the few vestiges of Catholic identity they retained in the midst of their modernist errors.
Fr. Sven O’Brien, sub-vice assistant director of the eastern division of the Society’s German province, said in a phone interview, “Sure, they are dupes of modernist Rome, but they have souls. In these drastic new circumstances, we have to provide a refuge.”
The SSPX’s move was sparked by the recent decision of Pope Francis to wash the feet of women during a Holy Thursday liturgy, in clear violation of the duly issued rubrics in the modernist-influenced Novus Ordo Missale Romanum.
Some rank-and-file Catholics who attend Novus Ordo Masses still want to have Mass without the controversies caused by abandoning the law.
“We are the defenders of Eternal Rome,” Fr. O’Brien continued. “Their ship is sinking. We have to throw them a life-preserver.”
The 32-page SSPX document, entitled Modernistorum coetibus, establishes a sub-group within the Society that permits the members to celebrate the Novus Ordo of Pope Paul VI in Latin according to the rubrics and texts as they are printed in the official books.
“Like him or not,” said Fr. Eldon Friel of the SSPX chapel in Tall Tree Circle, “that Father Z, even though he’s a liberal, got it right. Say the black and do the red. Say the texts as they are written and follow the rubrics as they are printed. That’s a step in the right direction, a step towards etermal Rome.”
The new SSPX sub-group called the Ordinariate of Mary, Queen of Tradition, was established immediately by the issuing of the new document.
When asked about reception of the new provisions, Fr. O’Brien said, “Hey, it’s early, but we’ve had to assign more seminarians to answer the phones. They’re ringing off the hook!”
I beleived it till I looked at the Calander, good one!
I almost fell for it too! I told myself I wouldn’t fall for any April Fools tricks today! Dang! :-)
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It’s an April Fool’s joke.
And if you’re younger that 60, none of it would make any sense...April Fools or not.
Thanks, I was aware of that, but the quoted bit was absurdly believable whether AF or no .. lol
Felix Dies Stulti Aprilis.
(Look. I made up the Latin. Go easy on me.)
Not in general a humorist organization but I’ve noted SSPX doesn’t have many Dolan-type problems either. Fortunately, Williamson is gone.
Speaking of age, during his homily in the Mass on EWTN this morning, Father Joseph Mary talked about the story in the news today about the man who was arrested for selling "eternal youth" pills to susceptible suckers.
He said the same guy had been arrested for that same offense at least four other times in the past - in 1750, 1891, 1930, and 1972.