Tag Archives: schism

ASK FATHER: Rebaptism and membership in two Churches at the same time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is a person who was baptized a Roman Catholic and later re-baptized in the Coptic Orthodox Church a member in good standing of both Churches who can receive communion in either one? A dear friend of mine was … Continue reading

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Stop talking about schism! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The upcoming Synod of Bishops in October is probably going to be a knock-down, drag-out over a few issues. The Germans are set on achieving a progressive agenda and have hinted at doing their own thing if the Synod doesn’t … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Becoming “minister” of on-line “church” to do wedding

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A church-going Catholic friend of my daughter was asked to officiate at the wedding of a non-Catholic couple, by becoming a “minister” of an on-line “church”. I assume that legally this is permissible as far as … 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Things are bad in the liberal Catholic Church. Can I become Orthodox?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve tried for many years to stay in the church but simply things get worse here, with the impositions of liberal catholics and bishops who prefer a round of applause rather than defend our faith. I … Continue reading

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VIENNA – Card. Burke calls on Catholics to “speak up and act”. Interview.

At Breitbart there is a new interview piece by Edward Pentin with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke.  As you will recall, during the Synod, Pentin was the one who outed Card. Kasper’s attitude toward the African Church. That was a … 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 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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You can never really “leave the Church”.

I occasionally get an message from someone who explains in self-righteous high dudgeon that she is leaving the Church because of [INSERT FLIMSY EXCUSE HERE]. Over at his excellent blog, Ed Peters looks at a case of someone who said … 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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