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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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ACTION ITEM! Help Franciscan Friars!

UPDATE 27 Jan: I thought you might like a follow up about the collection taken for the Franciscan Friars. Here is what I received from my friend who is coordinating the project for them. I wanted to give you an … Continue reading

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Catholic Identity and You

I turn to my email and find a link to a piece by the Vaticanista Marco Tosatti who writes for La Stampa. He drills into the travails of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. HERE  (My translation) In sum, in … Continue reading

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Francis and the Franciscan Friars have a meeting

Andrea Tornielli tells us that the Holy Father granted an audience to the embattled Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Oddly, we didn’t hear about this meeting before.  It happened on 10 June.  Usually the Pope’s meetings are listed in public … 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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Another ugly development in the matter of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

I saw this at Rorate: The latest chapter in the ‘visitation’ of the Franciscans of the Immaculate The Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata reported last Friday that the 81-year-old Fr. Stefano Manelli, founder and first Minister General of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, … Continue reading

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Pat Archbolds’ Open Letter to Pope Francis on Franciscan Friars

Pat Archbold has written an open letter to Pope Francis about the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Here is a sample. Dear Holy Father, I urgently need your help and so do others. I have heard all … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on Fr. Hunwicke on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.

I can say with great pleasure that Fr. John Hunwicke, a Catholic priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, is blogging again.  He had a blog which was for a while repressed by the “powers that be”.  He … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on Fr. Finigan on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

His Hermeneuticalness, the mighty P.P of Blackfen, the Dean of Bexley, the indominable Fr. Timothy Finigan opines on the situation the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are faced with. The Commissar appointed by the Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, João … Continue reading

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Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate news

I had placed this entry under password protection after urgent pleas from someone in the FFIs. Enough of the news is out and around now so I am putting back into public view. The goal of the group of Friars … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious. Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus … 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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UPDATE on Franciscans Friar of the Immaculate

Here is an update about the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  As you know, the Holy See engaged in a “take over” of the group after there was some division over liturgical matters.  HERE At a site of the Franciscans … Continue reading

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