Category Archives: Pope of Christian Unity

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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