Category Archives: Pope of Christian Unity

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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Have I missed something?

I read on the SSPX site for the USA that SSPX Bp. Fellay has asked the Society’s members to “renew the Consecration of the Society of St. Pius X to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 15, the … Continue reading

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Fulfilling Mass Obligation at SSPX chapels: Has there been a reversal?

I am just getting up to speed on this, since I am on the road. Someone submitted a question to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about whether or not we fulfilled our obligation on days of precept (i.e., Sundays, Holy … Continue reading

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SSPX reunion with Roman Pontiff “postponed”

People are sending me email about the reconciliation of the SSPX being “postponed”. How can something that was not scheduled be postponed? Relax. Breathe. Pray. The Holy Father has plenty to do. There are few important things he is surely … Continue reading

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Another great video about SSPX from the Catholic News Service (no, really!)

I continue to be amazed at the recent coverage by the Catholic News Service of the SSPX. They are putting up beautful videos and they are being very … positive. The Catholic News Service!   Really! Here is their blurb: … Continue reading

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