Category Archives: Pope of Christian Unity

New Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury – a new hope!

Via the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald…
Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Rev Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Lutheran Ordinariate?

Could there be an Ordinariate for former Lutherans in a way similar to those for former Anglicans?
It is hard for me to see how. Perhaps it could be possible.
From CWN:
The president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity said … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about the SSPX and the discussions

From VIS:
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 … Continue reading

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SSPX formally expelled Bp. Williamson

Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (October 24, 2012)
24-10-2012
Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect and obedience … Continue reading

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“Benedict went to Westminster”

I believe it was about two years ago that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited London and gave his magnificent addresses in Westminster Abbey ( wearing a stole with the coat-of-arms of Leo XIII) and Westminster Hall to civil authorities.   … Continue reading

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Will SSPX Bp. Williamson be expelled?

From CWN:
The controversial Bishop Richard Williamson may soon be dismissed from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), according to a leading Vatican journalist.
Citing a report on the German internet site Kreuz.net, Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa says that Bishop … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I attend an “Anglican Use” parish?

From a reader:
My city has a an Anglican Use parish, and my understanding is their Mass is just like the TLM except, not in Latin. I can deal with that.
Is it permissible for regular Latin Rite Catholics to attend these … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How many priests are in the SSPX?

The SSPX says that they now have 569 priests.
Remember that the SSPX, or FSSPX, is a “priestly fraternity”, a “society of priests”.  Lay people don’t belong to the SSPX, though there are some associated groups.

Meanwhile, Benedict XVI is the Pope … Continue reading

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17-21 Sept: FSSP Extraordinary Form Low Mass Training Seminar

I received this note from a priest of the FSSP:
Just a quick note regarding our Fall dates for  Low Mass Priest Training  at our seminary from 17-21 September.
Also, if there is interest, much of our Latin Mass Training Video, is available for online viewing here.
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SSPX Statement: We wait for the “serious debate” which will bring ecclesiastic authorities back to Tradition

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 … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay speaks about their General Chapter, the new CDF Prefect, unity with Rome (unresolved)

At the site of the SSPX DICI, there is an interview with the SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay about the recently concluded General Chapter (which is a gathering in which the participants discuss policies, internal matters, etc.).
Read it all, but … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Z-Swag – Newman’s “To be deep in history” Mug

Those of you who may be new readers may not know about the mug I made with a phrase of Bl. John Henry Newman: “To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.”
Thinking back on the course of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Anglicans using a Catholic church for their services

From a reader:
I have been informed by an Anglican group that my Bishop gave the green light to let an Anglican (not an ordinariate group, but a schismatic Anglican group) use one of our school’s sanctuary and altar to celebrate … Continue reading

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Reason #2775 for Anglicanorum coetibus

More from the Church of Making Irony Redundant.
These guys never fail to amaze.  They have an astonishingly complicated array of commission and conventions and meetings and votes… all for about 4 people.  And those 4 are going to do what … Continue reading

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Westminster Choir in St. Peter’s Basilica

I am catching a few minutes of the rebroadcast of the Holy Father’s Mass for Sts. Peter and Paul on EWTN. I only have a few fleeting minutes.
The Choir of Westminster Abbey is there.
Is it my imagination or are … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Sts. Peter and Paul: “The Church is not a community of the perfect, but a community of sinners.”

The Holy Father’s sermon for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with my emphases and comments.  (He gently addresses the issue of “scandal”.  Look for it!)
Your Eminences,
Brother Bishops and Priests,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are gathered around the altar for … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI establishes Anglican Ordinariate in Australia

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.
From The Catholic Herald:
Pope Benedict XVI has established a personal ordinariate in Australia and named a Lancashire-born former bishop of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) to lead it.
The ordinariate, the world’s third for … Continue reading

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SSPX offered a Personal Prelature

To review:  The Holy See gave the SSPX a “doctrinal preamble”.  The SSPX studied it and proposed in return some modifications.  The Holy See and Holy Father studied the modifications.  Then the CDF and SSPX Bp. Fellay had a meeting, … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay in Rome to receive Pope Benedict’s decision about the Doctrinal Preamble. PRAY!

Three people have come up to me with questions. I am getting text messages on my phone.  It seems SSPX Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay is in Rome to meet with officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay on the danger of inventing an idea of the Church that appears ideal.

Cindy Wooden of CNS did an article on comments made by SSPX Bp. Fellay on their site DICI.  I found this on the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.
After some introductory remarks about the present situation … Continue reading

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