Category Archives: Pope of Christian Unity

Russian Orthodox Metropolitan’s grim letter to the new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury

Here is the Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion’s letter to the new Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury:
Dear Brother and Lord Bishop,
I would like to extend to you wholehearted congratulations on your election as Head of one of the oldest episcopal chairs founded … Continue reading

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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.
Writing on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference … Continue reading

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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.
Let’s … Continue reading

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