Category Archives: SSPX

New/Old Secretary for the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

I am scratching my head this morning.
Pope Francis has moved the former Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, who was eventually consecrated bishop and became the Papal Almoner, back to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“… as Secretary… again.
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PODCAzT 136: 25 years later – Ratzinger’s address to the Bishops of Chile; The Biological Solution

Today marks 25 years since Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a famous address in Santiago, Chile to the Chilean bishops.
Context: In the months immediately preceding this address, Archbp,  Marcel Lefebvre of the SSPX had signed an agreement with the Holy See, … Continue reading

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Reconciled traditional Catholic groups has its first ordinations in union with Rome

Brick by brick!
The group called the Transalpine Redemptorists, founded in 1987 and once associated with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), were reconciled with the Church some time ago.  They had a big step forward recently with their first priestly … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 20 Comments

Pope Francis slaps down those who resist the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis has been saying Mass semi-publicly in the chapel of the Casa S. Marta, where he has been living.  He has been giving a “fervorino” at Mass, that is, a brief, usually off the cuff, sermon.  So far, there … Continue reading

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SSPX stunning announcement!

I received this note:
(WDTPRSNEWS.COM – Ecône, Switzerland) In a surprise move, the followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefevbre in the Society of St. Pius X, have issued a document creating within their ranks an “ordinariate” for Catholics who wish … Continue reading

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My call to the SSPX as Francis begins.

Gentlemen, I now repeat, on the first full day of the pontificate of Francis.
The entire SSPX should gather in St. Peter’s Square, crawl on hands and knees to the Apostolic Palace and beg the new Pope to allow them to … Continue reading

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Papal spokesman on SSPX, last minute gesture from Pope Benedict

There has been some chatter about the possibility that before 28 February Pope Benedict would do something for the SSPX. An 11th hour sign of benevolence, perhaps.
I doubted that.
Today the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, mentioned this in his … Continue reading

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SSPX reacts to Pope’s announcement

I have written again and again that the SSPX was going to wake up one day and experience the bad end of the stick.  That day is coming, probably with the election of the next Pope which is now a … Continue reading

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Archbp. Müller, Prefect of the CDF, anti-Catholicism in USA, time running out for SSPX

From Vatican Insider comes this.
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Mgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, has launched a biting attack of [on?] the mood toward the Catholic Church in the U.S. and Europe, comparing it to … Continue reading

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Swiss Bishop forbids the use of churches and chapels to the SSPX

I am saddened by the following story, which I found on Vatican Insider in Italian from Andrea Tornielli:
“Lefevbrites are suspended a divinis, they cannot celebrate in Catholic churches”
His is a striking and suggestive position: the Bishop of Diocese of Lausanne, … Continue reading

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