Category Archives: SSPX

A Bishop cautions the Faithful about the SSPX

UPDATE 14 SEPT: Since this was posted there was a development.  Bp. Morlino appeared on EWTN and made a clarification about one statement  in the letter, below.  HERE
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ORIGINAL  Published on: Aug 7, 2015 @ 08:59:
His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay: “we are on the eve of important events that we cannot yet define”

In other news, the head of the SSPX, Bp. Bernard Fellay, gave an interview to Present in which he spoke of the status quaestionis these days, both within the Society (a priestly society, remember) and outside. HERE
Samples:
Present: In an interview … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Annulment after an SSPX wedding

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I understand the position of the Church is the SSPX has no jurisdiction.  However, I just recently became aware of a friend from college who was “married” in front of a SSPX Priest (without permission or jurisdiction), and yet, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend an invalid SSPX wedding?

From a reader…
ok — so I get that according to cannon law, since sspx marriages are not “canonically approved’, they are not valid. My God- daughter, and my CLOSEST friend’s daughter is getting married in the fall by an sspx priest. She is … Continue reading

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Interesting SSPX development in Buenos Aires

I received some interesting email from one of you alert readers about something going on with the SSPX in, of all places, Buenos Aires.
This looks legit. From the website of the Argentinian Boletino, you can see the resolution. Using the search … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get baptism certificate. Can we still get married?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My fiance was baptised (as well as communion and confirmed) in a catholic church in Sicily and is unable to obtain his baptism certificate. What do we do in this situation? Can we still get married in the Church?
A recently-issued copy … Continue reading

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John Allen, Crux, and Why 1 Million Catholics Don’t Matter

John L. Allen, Jr. at Crux wrote about the SSPX and the former SSPX Bp. Williamson, a renegade who has by now consecrated another bishop.
There is something pretty chilling in Allen’s tone, when you read him carefully.  You’ll see what I mean.
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Former SSPX Bp. Williamson, soon to be excommunicated … again

I saw at CWR that former SSPX Bp. Richard Williamson intends soon in Brazil to consecrate at least one priest as a bishop.
He will immediately incur, again, the excommunication which he had incurred at the time of his own illicit … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-Catholic engaged to SSPX follower. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A non-Catholic Christian co-worker has a daughter who is engaged to be married to a young man who was raised in, and still attends, an SSPX chapel in our diocese. The woman does not want to be married in the … Continue reading

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SSPX – Schism or not?

Recently there has been some slightly turbulent discussion in the blogosphere about the canonical status of the Society of St. Pius X, that is, whether or not the SSPX is in “schism”. Some people refer to them as “schismatic”.
That isn’t … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition for your consideration

So… Card. Müller of the CDF meets with SSPX Bp. Fellay.  Some positive things are said after their meeting.
Then, Bp. Semeraro of Albano, where the SSPX HQ of Italy is, issues a Notification to warn people off from approaching SSPX … Continue reading

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Italian bishop forbids people to receive sacraments from SSPX

At L’Espresso I saw this, in Italian:
Pope Francis forbids Lefevbrite priests from saying Mass
The follows of the ultra traditionalist French bishop, already excommunicated, are now in Bergoglio’s crosshairs. Through one of his most faithful men he has forbidden them to … Continue reading

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Large gesture of openness toward SSPX!

Apparently one of the Francis Effects is “apertura”, “an opening up … openness”.
I have suggested elsewhere on this blog, and not too long ago, that Pope Francis could be the one to show TLC to the traditional side.  Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to record SSPX sacraments in regular sacramental registers?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
We have a woman who was baptized in an SSPX Parish [not a parish… just some sort of chapel]. She attends Mass there. She recognizes that the SSPX lacks the jurisdiction for a Catholic Marriage. [Exactly, they don’t … Continue reading

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SSPX officials met with Card. Müller, Prefect of CDF

As crazy as it is may now sound, perhaps Pope Francis is the one who can reconcile the SSPX.
I’ve floated this idea before.  I don’t have any illusions that Francis likes much of anything about the SSPX.   The other day … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis be the one to reconcile the SSPX?

At CMR Pat Archbold offers that, if Pope Francis can reach out so cordially to Protestants gathered at a conference, even send a video, then why shouldn’t he reach out to the priests and bishops of the SSPX.
A darn good … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Valid absolution from Orthodox priest, but not from SSPX priest?

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Why is absolution from an Orthodox priest valid but absolution from an SSPX priest invalid? I was told by someone that this is one argument from the SSPX as to why their Confessions are valid.
This won’t satisfy some … Continue reading

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How AP reported SSPX disruption of a Kristallnacht interfaith service in Buenos Aires

From not-so-Catholic-friendly AP via not-so-Catholic-friendly (unless liberal) HuffPo comes this bizarre train wreck:
Saint Pius X Catholic Group Protests Kristallnacht Interfaith Memorial In Argentina, Challenging Pope Francis
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Ultra-traditionalist Catholics [read: SSPX… but it is far more fun and damaging … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, SESSIUNCULA, SSPX, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

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 Lefebvrist … 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 50-60 minutes … Continue reading

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