Category Archives: SSPX

And now for your Friday SSPX news!

The SSPX leadership has been meeting to elect officers and make decisions about their future direction.
Recently, they elected as their Superior an Italian priest, Fr. David Pagliarani.  If stories be true, he has some game.  There is an anecdote about … Continue reading

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SSPX ELECTS NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL – UPDATED

UPDATE 12 July:
An interview with the new SSPX Superior.

UPDATE 11 July:
Turncoat Tornielli at Inside Vatican has put a negative spin on this election, concluding that an “agreement is farther off”. How he gets to that conclusion is anyone’s guess. I … Continue reading

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New FSSP Superior General elected, SSPX is gathered, CSJC … we shall see.

From the FSSP site:
New Superior General Elected: Fr. Andrzej Komorowski
The General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), held from July 3rd to July 18th, 2018 at Our Lady of Guadalupe International Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, elected today … Continue reading

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Races to and away from the bottom: 20% of priesthood ordination in France are traditional

This morning I saw some tweets about new priests:

14 subdeacons and 5 deacons will be ordained this morning by His Excellency Joseph Cordileone for our community. Keep them in your prayers! #Limerick #Catholic #Ireland
— ICKSP-Ireland (@canonicuslebocq) July 4, 2018

And…

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30 years after the Ecône Consecrations: SSPX Bp. Fellay interviewed

29 June 1988.  French Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre consecrated bishops without pontifical mandate.  He, thus defied John Paul II who had personally appealed to him, create an ambiguous state for the SSPX which he founded, and incurred with the bishops who … Continue reading

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Fascinating and sad: transcript of 1976 meeting of Paul VI and SSPX Archbp. Lefebvre

UPDATE 
The late, great Michael Davies (God rest his soul) published in his Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre (Vol. 1 Ch. 14 – US HERE – UK HERE) Lefebvre’s own account of that same meeting with Paul VI on 11 Sept 1976.
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ASK FATHER: Can I teach at an SSPX school?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Minimal background for context: Recently, the SSPX sent out an e-mail looking for teachers for their schools, including one in my area. […]  [S]o even after over 2 years of job hunting, I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a diocesan priest say Mass in an SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it OK for a diocesan priest to offer Mass in an SSPX chapel on a regular basis?
Interesting.
Let’s consider a couple points.
Can. 932 §1 states:
“The eucharistic celebration is to be carried out in a sacred place unless in a … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider of Kazakhstan on Archbp. Lefebvre of the SSPX

The best English language vaticanista today is Edward Pentin.  He has an interview with Bp. Athanasius Schneider today at the National Catholic Register (that’s the good one that begins with “National”).  HERE
The whole thing is worth reading. However, I want … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: We want our children to have reverent Masses. Can we go to the SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
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We are in a desperate situation. We have looked very deeply into the matter, and feel very strongly that the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is the most reverent. We are morally accountable to bring our four beautiful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: SSPX or Diocesan TLM – It is an “undue burden” to have to wait 3.5 hours?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Lately I’ve been attending the EF mass but my only two options all week are a diocese EF mass at noon on Sunday or go to the local SSPX chapel for 8:30 am Sunday Mass. I want to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are blessings, sacramentals from SSPX priests efficacious?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Are blessings made by SSPX priests efficacious? Like when they bless sacramentals, water, salt etc, are these really blessed?
Let’s see.
SSPX bishops validly ordain and confirm.
SSPX priests validly confect the Eucharist.
SSPX priests (now) validly absolve sins.
I think that they … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confirmation at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
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Thanks for all that you do on this blog. It’s been a real blessing for me and my family over the years. My question concerns confirmation. I live in a diocese where the bishop has established a “policy” … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay about the #FilialCorrection

SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay signed the Correctio Filialis.  Libs pounced.
“OMG!”, they sneered, “The correction is so baaaad because an SSPX guy signed it!”, which you will immediately recognize as a really powerful argument.
Bp. Fellay explains why he signed.
From the site … Continue reading

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SSPX forbidden to pray at Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

I saw this, thanks to a reader.
From God does not die:
Knock and it Shall NOT be Opened to You! – SSPX Pilgrimage Group Refused Entry to Knock Shrine.
The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our … Continue reading

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