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  • "SSPX Already is in 'Full Communion', but in a State of 'Imperfect Reconciliation'."

    09/25/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Eorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2014 | Father Claude Barthe
    One of the wisest clerics in the traditional Catholic world, Father Claude Barthe, wrote a short note for the highly regarded French Catholic periodical L'Homme Nouveau on the Holy See communiqué on the meeting between Cardinal Müller and Bishop Fellay yesterday. He paid attention to the key words, as well as to words that are missing, and how they represent a high point in the evolution of relations between the Apostolic See and the Society of Saint Pius X. Father Barthe, by the way, is the main chaplain of the remarkable Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome, taking place a...
  • SSPX officials met with Card. Müller, Prefect of CDF

    09/24/2014 6:18:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 23, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    As crazy as it is may now sound, perhaps Pope Francis is the one who can reconcile the SSPX.I’ve floated this idea before. I don’t have any illusions that Francis likes much of anything about the SSPX. The other day I had a chat with a South American journalist who agreed with my suspicions that then-Card. Bergoglio’s impressions of the SSPX in Argentina were not favorable in large part because of Bp. Williamson and Bp. de Galaretta. Not hard to believe at all.But… just maybe… could Francis be the one to get the job done?I saw at VIS that SSPX...
  • SSPX adherents pose an obstacle to reconciliation

    09/23/2014 3:56:46 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 66 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 9/23/14 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    I am delighted that the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X are talking again. This means that hope for a reconciliation of the SSPX with the Church has not been abandoned. But in thinking about this today, I realized something quite significant. Because the SSPX is not territorial in nature, its very adherents constitute a growing obstacle to reunion with Rome. What I mean by this is best explained by considering an alternative case. In Catholic history, the problem of schism has most often been territorial. For reasons that are largely socio-political, leaders in one region or another...
  • Could An SSPX Reconciliation Be In the Works?

    05/10/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 10, 2014 | Patrick Archbold
    Earlier today I got a mail from a reader that informed my that Bishop Williamson, formerly of the SSPX, warned of an impending reconciliation between the SSPX and Rome. The news is that the modernists in Rome are offering to the Society a « recognition by tolerance » without the need for any formal agreement or signed document such as raised within the SSPX so much opposition to a deal with Rome in the spring and early summer of 2012. Here is the essence of how the Society's Second Assistant, Fr. Alain Nély, expressed it, with enthusiasm, to two members...
  • CDF prefect says SSPX in schism, suspended from sacraments

    12/24/2013 6:14:17 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | December 23, 2013
    The leaders of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) are in schism, and remain suspended from the sacraments, says the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Archbishop Gerhard Müller said that although Pope Benedict XVI lifted the canonical excommunication of SSPX prelates, they remain suspended from the sacraments because “by their schism they have broken away from communion with the Church.” Archbishop Müller said that while talks with the SSPX have reach an impasse, the Vatican will not close the door to reconciliation. However,...
  • SSPX disrupts interfaith service at Buenos Aires cathedral

    11/13/2013 3:34:41 PM PST · by NYer · 209 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | November 13, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From the AP: Ultra-traditionalist Catholics have openly challenged Pope Francis by disrupting one of his favorite events, a ceremony that he and Jewish leaders led in the Metropolitan Cathedral each year to promote religious harmony on the anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust.The annual ceremony brings together Catholics, Jews and Protestants to mark Kristallnacht, the Nazi-led mob violence in 1938 when about 1,000 Jewish synagogues were burned and thousands of Jews were forced into concentration camps, launching the genocide that killed 6 million Jews.A small group disrupted Tuesday night’s ceremony by shouting the rosary and the “Our Father”...
  • Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis-"We have in front of us a genuine Modernist"

    10/18/2013 7:10:02 AM PDT · by tomsbartoo · 31 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | October 14, 2013 | John Vennari
    Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis - “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” 14/10/13 10:26 Bishop Fellay on Pope Francis “We have in front of us a genuine Modernist!” by John Vennari Catholic Family News Bishop Bernard Fellay warned on October 12, “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making it 10,000 times worse.” He said this in an address at the Angelus Press Conference, the weekend of Oct 11-13, 2013, in Kansas City. Bishop Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, gave an extensive lecture on Saturday...
  • Convicted war criminal's funeral, scheduled at SSPX chapel in Rome, is not held

    10/17/2013 6:47:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 15, 2013 | Diogenes
    After the Rome diocese refused to allow a church funeral for Erich Priebke, a funeral for the convicted Nazi war criminal was held in a chapel of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) outside Rome. The October 15 funeral for Priebke drew a crowd of protesters, with some shouting “murderer” as the coffin passed by, while counter-protesters gave the fascist salute. Police kept the two groups separate. Priebke, who was convicted for orchestrating the killing of over 300 Italian civilians in the Ardeatine Caves, died last week at the age of 100. He had never disavowed his Nazi...
  • Jewish leaders express “shock” over SSPX decision to host Nazi funeral

    10/16/2013 2:33:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 16, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Following yesterday’s thwarted funeral, some reaction in Italy: The head of Rome’s Jewish community praised protesters who blocked the funeral of a convicted Nazi war criminal as Italy marked on Wednesday the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from the Rome ghetto.Erich Priebke’s final resting place is now unclear after the protesters forced a suspension of his funeral on Tuesday in the Italian town of Albano Laziale. His body is lying at a military airport near Rome pending a decision from the authorities.The former German SS officer died aged 100 last week in Rome, where he had been serving...
  • SSPX leader denounces Vatican II, Novus Ordo liturgy [Catholic/SSPX Caucus]

    10/16/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 119 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 15, 2013
    The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has denounced Vatican II, described the post-conciliar liturgy as “evil,” and said that he is grateful the group never reached an accommodation with the Holy See. In a provocative address to the Kansas City audience, Bishop Bernard Fellay said: “It is has never been our intention to pretend either that the Council would be considered as good, or the New Mass would be ‘legitimate.’” He said that although the Novus Ordo Mass introduced after Vatican II may be valid, “The New Mass is bad, it is evil.” Bishop Fellay...
  • Nazi war criminal to get church funeral [from schismatic sect]

    10/15/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15th, 2013 | Daniel Burke and Hada Messia
    ROME (CNN) - The Italian branch of schismatic Catholic sect with a history of anti-Semitism has agreed to hold a funeral for a convicted Nazi war criminal, despite protests from Jewish groups and the local mayor. -snip- But the conservative Society of St. Pius X, whose leaders were excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1988 for ordaining their own bishops without Vatican approval, agreed Tuesday to hold funeral rites for Priebke. -snip- The society also said that it "reaffirms our repudiation to any form of anti-semitism and racial hatred." But the Society of St. Pius X has a long history...
  • Are SSPX Sacraments Valid? Part II

    08/15/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 3 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | August 15, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    As we saw in Part I, SSPX priests are able to celebrate validly the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist (because they can celebrate a valid Mass), and Anointing of the Sick. Additionally, SSPX bishops can validly administer Confirmation and Holy Orders. Again, without authorization from church superiors, they shouldn’t be doing any of these things; but the fact remains that they do indeed have the power to do them. These sacraments are valid, but illicit. But there are two other sacraments which haven’t been addressed yet. Unlike the five mentioned above, celebrating the sacraments of Penance and Matrimony requires more...
  • Are SSPX Sacraments Valid?

    08/01/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT · by Weiss White · 16 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | August 1, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: What’s the canonical status of priests ordained by SSPX bishops, and what’s the canonical status of the sacraments they administer? –John A: It would have been marvelous to be able to respond to John that the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) were now fully united to Rome, and thus had a status comparable to the members of any other religious institute in the Church. Sadly, however, this is not the case! While Pope Benedict was clearly hoping to reconcile the SSPX to the Church during his papacy, the fact is that this important item on...
  • {Catholic Caucus] Adieu SSPX

    06/28/2013 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 37 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. As you may know from most Catholic media, the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), founded by the dissident traditionalist French Bishop Marcel Lefebvre, has announced its definitive separation from the Catholic Church. I don't have to go into the details and for that I refer you to the news report. However, I will share my opinion with you: even when I prayed for a miracle, and granted the SSPX the benefit of the doubt, I never really believed they were actig in good faith. You can read my consistent doubts...
  • SSPX stunning announcement!

    04/01/2013 5:34:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 1, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    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,...
  • The Impossible "Road Map" of Peace with the Lefebvrists

    02/15/2013 4:41:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Chiesa Press ^ | 2-09-13 | Sandro Magister
    In them, this brilliant and esteemed mystic and spiritual master expressed strong criticisms of Vatican Council II. Fr. Barsotti wrote: "I am perplexed with regard to the Council: the plethora of documents, their length, often their language, these frightened me. They are documents that bear witness to a purely human assurance more than two a simple firmness of faith. But above all I am outraged by the behavior of the theologians.” "The Council is the supreme exercise of the magisterium, and is justified only by a supreme necessity. Could not the fearful gravity of the present situation of the Church...
  • Confession to an SSPX priest a sin? [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    01/30/2013 2:59:30 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 30, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader: While doing research I came across something that said that one of the faithful who knowingly receives a Sacrament from a priest without faculties commits a sin. I have always attended SSPX chapels and gone to confession there. But after what I read, I haven’t known what to do. I haven’t gone to Confession in months. I’m also afraid of having a disagreement with my parents. My Dad has very strong opinions about anything not connected with the SSPX. The Church’s law says clearly that if a priest lacks the faculties from proper authority to receive sacramental...
  • Declaration of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about the SSPX and the discussions

    10/28/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | October 27, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” takes this occasion to announce that, in its most recent official communication (6 September 2012), the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X has indicated that additional time for reflection and study is needed on their part as they prepare their response to the Holy See’s latest initiatives.The current stage in the ongoing discussions between the Holy See and the Priestly Fraternity follows three years of doctrinal and theological dialogues during which a joint commission met eight times to study and discuss, among other matters, some disputed issues in the interpretation of certain documents of...
  • Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

    10/24/2012 3:22:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | October 24, 2012
    Menzingen, Switzerland, Oct 24, 2012 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he has distanced himself from the traditionalist Catholic group’s leadership and he has refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.” The Switzerland-based society said Oct. 24 that the “painful” decision was necessary because of “concern for the common good” and for the good government of the society. The society’s Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay and his council declared the bishop to be excluded on Oct. 4. Bishop Williamson, in response to a final deadline...
  • Bishop Williamson is ousted from SSPX

    10/24/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    TradiNews ^ | 10/24/12 | SSPX
    Well, it looks like Williamson is now free to become as much of a sedevacante as he has always wanted to be.
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/15/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2012
    Supporters of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of Society of St Pius X, branded the future Pope Benedict XVI and the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner "heretics" during the Second Vatican Council, reports The Tablet.A previously undiscovered letter written by Karl Rahner to his brother, Fr Hugo Rahner SJ, during the council in November 1963 has revealed that the French Intégristes - followers of Lefebvre - accused him and Fr Joseph Ratzinger as "heretic[s] who deny the existence of hell and are worse than Teilhardt de Chardin and the Modernists".The letter, part of an exhibition in Munich, states that Rahner consoled...
  • Bp. McCrazy: "Yes, I am a Conspiracy Nut!" [Williamson]

    07/26/2012 6:40:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 7/25/12 | Patrick Archbold
    Wow. This is alarming and sad and just more evidence, as if more were needed, the Bp. Williamson is deranged and a cancer of the SSPX and the Church. In this video, he claims that 9/11 and the 7/7 bombings in London were inside jobs and conspiracies and predicts that the London Olympics will be nuked. I am not making this up. Get him help and get him out. Video: "Yes I am a conspiracy nut."
  • New Vatican doctrinal chief talks about SSPX, LCWR discussions

    07/25/2012 1:25:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cns ^ | July 25, 2012 | Cindy Wooden
    Archbishop Muller (CNS file/Paul Haring) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Asked about how he would handle the most controversial cases he inherited, the new head of the Vatican's doctrinal office said, "For the future of the church, it's important to overcome ideological conflicts from whatever side they come." German Archbishop Gerhard L. Muller, named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in early July, told the Vatican newspaper that the congregation's discussions with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X and with the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious would focus on...
  • Vatican's doctrine chief: Pius X Society must accept Vatican II teachings

    07/25/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | July 24, 2012 | David Kerr
    Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks with CNA during a July 20, 2012 interview. Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is optimistic about reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, he says that the teachings of the Church – including the dogmatic content of the Second Vatican Council – will never be up for re-negotiation. “The purpose of dialogue is to overcome difficulties in the interpretation of the Second Vatican...
  • New CDF Prefect Insists on Hermeneutic of Discontinuity

    07/22/2012 10:15:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012 | The Eponymous Flower
    SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012 New CDF Prefect Insists on Hermeneutic of Discontinuity The CDF's New Doctrine Gardener! Edit: Isn't defining doctrine the job of an ecumenical Council or a Pope? Kreuz.net has noticed it. Here, the new head of the Congregation for Doctrine and the Faith, stops nearly short at declaring the unprecedented doctrines ancillary to the Second Council as dogmas. http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/ziegenbock/Interesting The following is an interview which the new Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller in the today's anti-Catholic Suddeutsche Zeitung. With all the problems with Catholic Bishops denying central tenets...
  • SSPX: We wait for “serious debate” which will bring ecclesiastic authorities back to Tradition

    07/20/2012 8:34:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 19, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At the SSPX site DICI we read the General Chapter Statement.Bottom line: Not negative, but clarificatory. They left the door open for more discussions under Archbp. Di Noia.You can read the whole thing there, but here is the most interesting part with my emphases and comments: [...] We have recovered our profound unity in its essential mission: to preserve and defend the Catholic Faith, to form good priests, and to strive towards the restoration of Christendom. We have determined and approved the necessary conditions for an eventual canonical normalization. We have decided that, in that case, an extraordinary Chapter with...
  • Fellay: “We don’t want to establish a parallel Church”

    07/17/2012 11:01:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 16, 2012
    The Lefebvrian Superior comments on what was discussed during the general chapter but does not reveal his response to the Vatican. He criticises Müller and the “modernist and liberal” influence in following the Council ANDREA TORNIELLIvatican city “It is not us who will break with Rome, the Eternal Rome, mistress of wisdom and truth. Nevertheless, it would be unrealistic to deny that there is a modernist and liberal influence in the Church since the Second Vatican Council and its subsequent reforms.” Bishop Bernard Fellay said this in an interview published in the bulletin of the Society of St. Pius X...
  • Lefebvrists say no to Rome

    07/14/2012 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 48 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 14 July 2012 | Cathcon
    Announcement due tomorrow. There is no return to Rome. The superior of the Lefebvrists of Spain and Portugal, Juan Maria Montagut, will communicate to the faithful, after the mass of 11, that the hierarchy of the FSSPX, gathered in Ecône, have decided to say "no" to the Vatican. The followers of Lefebvre will not return to the Roman fold. Primarily, because they are not willing to accept the Second Vatican Council in all its extremes.
  • Traditionalist SSPX Calls Vatican Offer ‘Clearly Unacceptable’

    06/27/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 6/26/12 | Alessandro Speciale
    (RNS) A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group on Monday (June 25) slammed as “clearly unacceptable” a Vatican doctrinal document that was supposed to lay the foundation for the group's reconciliation with Rome. The move comes after three years of complex negotiations between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), and was revealed just as Pope Benedict XVI appointed a high-profile American archbishop to a key post to oversee relations with traditionalists. A letter by the Rev. Christian Thouvenot, secretary general of the SSPX, to SSPX bishops and regional leaders was leaked on the Internet on Tuesday (June 26)....
  • SSPX rejects Vatican's latest offer

    06/27/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Cath News ^ | June 28, 2012
    The SSPX traditionalist Catholic group on Monday slammed as "clearly unacceptable" a Vatican doctrinal document that was supposed to lay the foundation for the group's reconciliation with Rome, reports NCR Online.The move comes after three years of complex negotiations between the Vatican and the Society of St Pius X and was revealed just as Pope Benedict XVI appointed a high-profile American archbishop to a key post to oversee relations with traditionalists.A letter by Fr Christian Thouvenot, secretary general of the SSPX, to SSPX bishops and regional leaders was leaked on the Internet on Tuesday. Thouvenot later confirmed its authenticity.The letter says...
  • 200 British SSPX Faithful Decry Union with Catholic Church in Open Letter to Bishop Fellay

    Over 200 followers of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) have signed a letter publicly castigating Bishop Fellay for dealing with the Pope and the Catholic Church. Below is the public open letter being circulated by the SSPX parishioners. It should be noted that the letter is signed by a founder of the International Third Position and various members and organizers of a pro-Bishop Williamson internet forum that is tolerant of antisemitism. This letter may not be as spontaneous and innocent as it purports to be. An Open Letter to Bishop Fellay from some concerned faithful of the SSPX...
  • Vatican confirms SSPX is being offered Personal Prelature

    06/14/2012 1:56:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | June 14, 2012 | David Kerr
    Superior of the Society of St. Pius X Bishop Bernard Fellay. Vatican City, Jun 14, 2012 / 10:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has confirmed that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X is being offered the status of a personal prelature as part of a deal to heal the group’s 24-year rift with the Catholic Church. “Clearly the ball is now in the court of the Society,” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said on June 14. Yesterday afternoon the Society’s superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, spent over two hours in talks with representatives of the Vatican’s Congregation for...
  • Latest SSPX developments

    06/14/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 14 June | Cathcon
    UPDATE from 19.00 clock: a new statement from the SSPX: "The desire for further clarifications could usher in a new series of meeting" - The Vatican plans to offer a personal prelature The Vatican on Wednesday evening consulted with the leadership of the SSPX on the progress of the ecclesiastical unity efforts. The prefect of the Congregation of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, gave the Superior of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, Bernard Fellay, in a detailed interview at the headquarters of his curial body, the official response of the Pope. Benedict XVI had informed Levada and the...
  • SSPX Priest Announces Agreement with Rome this Week!

    06/12/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 3 replies
    Fr. Miche Koller of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) has proclaimed that an agreement between Rome and the SSPX will be announced this week. He then went on to rally against union with Rome. It is impossible to know whether or not Bisop Williamson's followers will prevent the SSPX from joining with the Catholic Church. But if the above prediction turns out to be true, see the entire video below for some of what will be coming to a parish near you. The cultic video is ironically entitled, "Bishop Williamson: The Unchanging Catholic Unifier"
  • Bishop Williamson's Plan Against the Pope Revealed

    05/28/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 4 replies
    The latest volley in Bishop Richard Williamson's war against Bishop Fellay and the Holy Father has come from Fr. Francois Chazal, a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX)stationed in Asia. At the end of this post you will find a video and written transcript of a sermon give by Fr. Chazal that praises Bishop Williamson, a renowned Holocaust Denier, for thwarting Bishop Fellay's "plot" to sign a deal with Rome. This lengthy sermon is well worth taking time to listen to as it provides a perfect example of the ecclesiology taught within the SSPX. It would be...
  • Shock: Bishop Williamson Fires Public Shot at Bishop Fellay in SSPX War Over Rome Deal

    05/27/2012 1:03:35 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 3 replies
    <p>See for yourselves the interview, given in English and accessible on YouTube under the title, “Traditionalist leader talks about his movement, Rome”. Can anybody be surprised if “his movement” is currently going through the gravest crisis of its 42 years of existence ?"</p>
  • SSPX begins libel proceedings in Germany

    05/24/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 24 May 2012 | Cathcon
    They sue a Green Party politician for his statements about Bishop Williamson and their attitude to Islam
  • Hans Küng demands the Pope be deposed for schism

    05/23/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 38 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 23 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Pope should be deposed if he accepts the SSPX back
  • Bishop Fellay update

    05/22/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 22 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Bishop Fellay quotes Pope saying it would be easier for him not to grant full recognition to the SSPX
  • Radicals Make Their Move Against Bishop Fellay and SSPX

    05/14/2012 6:58:39 PM PDT · by jcpryor
    In my last post concerning the SSPX, I discussed the radical antisemitism found there. Although I disagree with the fact that the SSPX has ostensibly done little to curb the radical factions within the organization, it is clear that the radicals hate Bishop Fellay for his attempts to bring normalcy and a truer Catholicism to the SSPX. This passion and disinformation can be readily seen in two examples. The first example can be seen in the article by Stephen Heiner entitled, Quod Vadis SSPX? Part III. One must really read the entire article to see the passion behind those opposed...
  • Lefebvrians Await “Yes” Answer From Pope

    05/07/2012 11:43:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/6/12 | Andrea Tornielli
    The process for the Society of St. Pius X’s return to full communion with Rome is expected to be concluded by the end of MayThe response sent to the Vatican on 17 April by Bishop Bernard Fellay will be examined in the next few days by the cardinal and bishop members in Ordinary Session of the Congregation of the Doctrine for the Faith, commonly known as Feria Quarta; their decision will then be submitted to Benedict XVI. The process which should lead the Society of St. Pius X – founded by Mgr. Lefebvre - to return to full communion with...
  • Rorate Caeli: Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" [Catholic Caucus]

    04/30/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 30, 2012 | Father Michel Simoulin
    Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" From the May 2012 issue of Seignadou, the newsletter of the chaplaincy of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) for the schools of the Traditional Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux (France) - chaplain, Father Michel Simoulin, SSPX: Following our Jubilee [pilgrimage] in the year 2000, Rome took the initiative of establishing new relations. Today, the same Cardinal, having become Pope, has told us that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated (July 7, 2007: "It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by...
  • Vatican May Reconcile with Breakaway Catholics

    04/21/2012 11:20:43 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2012 | Edward Pentin
    A breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics may be on the verge of returning into full communion with Rome, bringing a 24-year rift to an end and fulfilling a key goal of Benedict XVI’s pontificate. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists April 18 that the Society of St. Pius X had taken an encouraging “step forward” by clarifying its response to a “doctrinal preamble,” a Vatican document that has become the basis of any reconciliation. The society insisted “a step and not a conclusion” had been reached and stressed its clarifications, submitted by the society’s superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay,...
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTŔ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • Communiqué of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei"

    04/18/2012 4:26:54 AM PDT · by monkapotamus
    RORATE CĆLI ^ | April 18, 2012 | Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei"
    Communiqué of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" The text of the response of His Excellency Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, requested during the meeting in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of March 16, 2012, was delivered on April 17, 2012. This text will be examined by the Dicastery and submitted afterwards to the judgment of the Holy Father. [Source: original texts in Italian and French]
  • Vatican Hoping to Make SSPX Announcement Early Next Week [Cath/Orth Caucus]

    04/16/2012 7:12:59 PM PDT · by annalex · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:21 AM | Edward Pentin
    [...] the fraternity have “preannounced they will arrive at a final clarification, therefore I am hoping that at the beginning of next week we’ll be able to know their position and then take consequent positions.” [...]Msgr. Pozzo said “certain press reports, certain information, have been encouraging but we cannot predict their response until they give it to us.” [...] if the society “does not accept the offer of a pope like Benedict XVI, who has already made possible the gestures to meet them halfway, a historic opportunity would be lost, and, above all, there would be a further injury to...
  • Get Ready For SSPX Pandemonium

    04/13/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 13, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    April 15th is an unpleasant day in the United States and we await its arrival with dread. But in Rome and in Écône, Switzerland and around the world thousands upon thousands look upon the 15th with fear and hope all mixed together. April 15th is the deadline. And if you are smart, you should be paying attention too. By April 15th the Society of Saint Pius X will give their response to a “Doctrinal Preamble” outlining “certain doctrinal principles and criteria for the interpretation of Catholic doctrine … (while also) leaving open to legitimate discussion the examination and theological explanation...
  • Cardinal sees problems with SSPX

    04/03/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3rd April 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Karl Josef Becker sees big problems for an agreement between the Vatican and the traditionalist SSPX "to combine both positions, that's difficult," the Jesuit said in an interview with the Cologne diocesan church newspaper on Sunday. He has worked as a consultant to the CDF during the negotiations between the SSPX. Pope Benedict XVI in mid-March asked the SSPX to clarify by April 15 their position and to avoid a breach with Rome.
  • Communique of the Holy See Press Office : Meeting between the CDF and SSPX

    03/17/2012 7:02:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    DICI ^ | March 16, 2012
    During the meeting of 14 September 2011 between Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei,’ and Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, the latter was presented with a Doctrinal Preamble, accompanied by a Preliminary Note, as a fundamental basis for achieving full reconciliation with the Apostolic See. This defined certain doctrinal principles and criteria for the interpretation Catholic doctrine, which are necessary to ensure faithfulness to the Church Magisterium and ‘sentire cum Ecclesia.’ “The response of the Society of St....
  • Vatican says SSPX response to basic doctrinal principles 'insufficient'

    3/16/2012 9:33:00 AM Vatican says SSPX response to basic doctrinal principles 'insufficient' Catholic News Service photo Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the Society of St. Pius X, addresses the crowd before a 2009 ordination ceremony in Econe, Switzerland. The Vatican has given the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X a formal "doctrinal preamble" listing several princi ples they must agree with in order to move toward full reconciliation with church. Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the approval of Pope Benedict, has defined as "insufficient" the position of the traditionalist Society...