Category Archives: SSPX

Card. Pell on the SSPX and Pope Francis

Vatican Insider has an interview with Card. Pell, who is one of the Gang of 8. In this interview the cardinal comments on the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Francis, the reform of the Roman Curia, and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession at regular parish but Sunday Mass at SSPX?

From a reader: Howdy Fr. Z [Fine, thanks!] I had a question about fulfilling my Sunday Obligation at an SSPX chapel. First let me say, I am 100% with the bishops and the pope. I prefer the Latin Mass. I am about … Continue reading

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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), … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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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