Category Archives: SSPX

An encouraging website

I saw at Rorate a great post about the beautiful page of the FSSP’s seminary in Wigratzbad. It is in French, but you will

Great new blog: Wigratzbad seminary

The European seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), the Seminary … Continue reading

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SSPX funeral for Nazi war criminal

The SSPX has a house near Rome at Albano.
I can’t confirm this story, but it’s out there.
HERE
I am working from my phone today. Surely some of you can dig into this.
It is a work of mercy to pray for … Continue reading

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SSPX seems poised to confirm a formal schism

I read at Rorate about a strong speech given by SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay which is effectively a denunciation of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict and – yawn – you know the rest.
Here is a sample:
“The situation of the Church … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why are SSPX Masses valid, but not marriages or absolutions?

From a reader:
Fr Z, can you help me out with the why here and right terms.. I’m missing a piece of the puzzle?
A priest was asking me a question, regarding another person who is coming from the SSPX back to … Continue reading

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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.
From the … Continue reading

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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

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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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