Category Archives: SSPX

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Letter, renews faculties to absolve abortion, extends confession for SSPX

His Holiness Pope Francis has issued an Apostolic Letter for the close of the Year of Mercy. It is 6600 words long (excluding notes) and it is called Misericordia et misera, a phrase taken from Augustine’s commentaries on the Gospel … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis reconcile SSPX TOMORROW, Monday after Year of Mercy’s closure?

I, as many others, have over the last couple weeks wondered whether or not Pope Francis would extend beyond the Year of Mercy the opportunity for penitents to seek out priests of the SSPX for sacramental confession and valid absolution. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will SSPX priests be able to absolve validly after the Year of Mercy closes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been searching through the Internet, and since I’ve found absolutely nothing regarding this matter, I’ve thought I might as well just send this question to you so that you can be the first (hopefully) to write about it. … Continue reading

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The new SSPX seminary in these USA

The SSPX had their US seminary in Winona, MN in an old Dominican house. But they grew. They built a new US seminary Virginia. They blessed it the other day.

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CATHOLIC CHESS CHAOS! Oh, the humanity.

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Society of St. Pius X chess grandmaster Larcel Mafebvre has turned four of his pieces into bishops without approval from the World Chess Federation, officials have confirmed. “Mr. Mafebvre has, without approval from the Federation, created bishops … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay talks about relations with the Holy See

A reader steered me to videos of a talk given in August in New Zealand by SSPX Superior, Bp. Bernard Fellay. It is broken into 6 parts on YouTube and is, frankly, dull to watch. But you might want to … Continue reading

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A major step forward in relations with the SSPX? I hope so.

One of the most significant points of conflict between the SSPX and the Holy See has been the issue of the document of Vatican II Nostra aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Will SSPX get Personal Prelature? Could be, but obstacles remain.

From Christ und Welt, which is in German, via an English translation at Sunesis Press. The Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” said that (with some added emphases and comments). Note the references to doctrinal questions. […] C & … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Future spouse doesn’t want kids to attend Novus Ordo, but I do.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am engaged to a girl who was raised attending a SSPX chapel her entire life. We will be married by a diocesan priest in the traditional form. She is unsure whether she can receive communion … Continue reading

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Rosary Crusade before 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

From the SSPX website: Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced another Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  [This is a serious anniversary.] … Continue reading

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Archbp. Pozzo on dialogue with the SSPX

You will recall that recently SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay made a statement in which he distanced himself the Society from negotiations and rapid regularization, saying that canonical regularization is not a priority for them.   The SSPX thinks they have “emergency … Continue reading

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SSPX Communique: We do “not seek ‘primarily’ a canonical recognition”

A Communique from the SSPX’s chief, Bp. Bernard Fellay, with my now oft-imitated, legendary treatment: At the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors of the Society of Saint Pius X that was held in Switzerland, from June 25 to … Continue reading

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Would a Personal Prelature by good for SSPX?

A reader sent me to Le Salon Beige for a piece about how the vicar of Opus Dei (a personal prelature) thinks that a personal prelature structure could work for the SSPX: Prélature personnelle pour la FSSPX : une bonne solution selon … Continue reading

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SSPX reconciliation. I think it might happen.

I have said for years that the SSPX could be reconciled without all sorts of doctrinal declarations about points in Vatican II documents. I see this at the NCRegister: Cardinal Müller Expects SSPX to Recognize Disputed Council Teachings Cardinal Gerhard … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay: “This is new.”

I saw an interesting juxtaposition of churchy news items. First, from the SSPX site DICI: Europe: The churches are closing That isn’t news, really. We have been seeing this everywhere. How the decades of reform have worked! Next, from SSPX.org, … Continue reading

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