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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”.
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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 have to … 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), the Seminary … 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:
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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 he … 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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Will SSPX Bp. Williamson be expelled?

From CWN:
The controversial Bishop Richard Williamson may soon be dismissed from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), according to a leading Vatican journalist.
Citing a report on the German internet site Kreuz.net, Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa says that Bishop … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A Catholic leaves for the Orthodox Church, is ordained, and wants to return

From a reader:
A person [a man] who WAS Catholic, baptized and confirmed in Latin Rite, left the Church and became Orthodox and was ordained in the OCA then latter returned to the Latin Rite Catholic Church, desires to serve as … Continue reading

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Of Anger Management, Benedict XVI and the SSPX. Wherein Fr. Z imagines dire things.

Do the SSPXers think that Pope Benedict is so patient and kindly that he would never withdraw his outstretched hand?
Perhaps that is it.  Maybe that is why they dawdle and find excuses not to accept what the Holy See has … Continue reading

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