Category Archives: SSPX

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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QUAERITUR: Confession to an SSPX priest a sin?

From a reader:
While doing research I came across something that said that one of the faithful who knowingly receives a Sacrament from a priest without faculties commits a sin. I have always attended SSPX chapels and gone to confession there. … Continue reading

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Is Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei” building a bridge to the SSPX?

Our friends at Rorate picked up something from Riposte Catholique (in French).  Apparently, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” sent a letter to the General House of the SSPX in Menzingen, Switzerland.  The letter is signed by the PCED’s Vice-President Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, OP.
A … Continue reading

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Rumor… that’s it… rumor… UPDATED

Sigh…
I am going to keep the combox on moderation.
A site HERE is reporting rumor that…
I have been informed of an upcoming clandestine meeting of clerics who were recently expelled from the FSSPX. These priests were invited to leave the Society after … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay delivers a long “state of the question” address

On 28 December 2012, SSPX Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay gave a long address in English to what sounds like good sized mixed crowd at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ontario, Canada.
He unloaded a lot of information.
The talk is 1’37″. … Continue reading

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Prefect of CDF on Anglican Ordinariate and SSPX

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald with my emphases:
Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts
Catholics in England and Wales should welcome members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the new prefect of … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about the SSPX and the discussions

From VIS:
The Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” takes this occasion to announce that, in its most recent official communication (6 September 2012), the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X has indicated that additional time for reflection and study is needed on … Continue reading

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SSPX formally expelled Bp. Williamson

Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (October 24, 2012)
24-10-2012
Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect and obedience … Continue reading

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Of SSPX internal unity, the prognosis, and an ultimatum

According to the intrepid Andrea Tornielli, the SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay has sent an ultimatum to SSPX Bp. Williamson asking him to back away from some claims. And there is a time limit. If Williamson does not conform, he could … Continue reading

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Splitters: A few priests form the Society of St. Pius X of the Strict Observance

When you break off from the Church’s duly appointed shepherds, only trouble follows.  Schism is rather like an old fashioned women’s silk stocking: once it get’s a snag in it, it’s all over. The snag turns into a run that … Continue reading

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