Tag Archives: FFI

Charges dropped against founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

You all will remember the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). They have been under the heavy boot of the Congregation for Religious for a long time now. In the horrid mix were also awful allegations that … Continue reading

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New Commissar appointed over the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

I saw at Corrispondenza Romana the news that a new Commissar has been appointed over the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. The new Commissar (Apostolic Commissioner) is a canonist, Salesian Fr. Sabino Ardito.  Two assistants were also appointed, also canonists, a … Continue reading

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Fr. Volpi, Commissar over Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, has died.

From Corrispondenza Italiana: E’ morto padre Fidenzio Volpi … Fr. Fidenzio Volpi is dead. I Frati Minori Cappuccini della Provincia di S. Carlo in Lombardia hanno annunciato la morte di Padre Fidenzio Volpi, all’età di 75 anni. Le esequie verranno … Continue reading

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Disparity: LCWR v. FFI

I direct the readership’s attention to a post by my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great PP of Brighton.  He makes a great point about the Holy See’s treatment of the LCWR and treatment given to the Franciscan Friars of … Continue reading

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Old Mass Lovin’ Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate

If Pope Francis likes religious with old, simple cars, he ought to love these guys.  

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More on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and the Vetus Ordo (TLM)

From Inside the Vatican (my emphases): Minority within Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate wanted to scrap the Old Mass ANDREA TORNIELLI VATICAN CITY The decision to appoint a commissioner to oversee the Congregation of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and … Continue reading

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