Category Archives: SSPX

Archd. of Santa Fe out over its skiis

Interesting factoid from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  Archbishop Wester has solemnly pronounced that the SSPX is “not Catholic” and that Catholics may not attend Mass or receive sacraments at the SSPX chapel in Albuquerque.  HERE “Not Catholic”… that goes … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid people from attending Masses of the SSPX?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if the diocesan ordinary has the authority to forbid the faithful from attending a particular mass. A common example of this would be the masses celebrated by the SSPX. Though the canonical status … Read More

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Look what these men are building… a Marian beacon in the plains.

Meanwhile… Traditiones custodes and merciful accompaniment for the flock on the periphery. Become a Custos traditionis.

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Seriously humorous SSPX statement on “Traditionis custodes” and a terrific imaginary curve ball

The SSPX office in Menzingen put out a statement, still only in French, about Traditionis custodes. HERE  Here’s a taste… From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the Nature Preserve to the Zoo […] A organized extinction While Francis … Read More

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VIDEO: Measured remarks from a convert about “Traditionis custodes”

Brian Holdsworth, a convert who was involved in a strikingly liberal parish for a long while, eventually began a family and started thinking in a new way about the Faith. He made the entirely reasonable and predictable move to the … Read More

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JUNE: Recite an Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue to plague our world”.

The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the month of June. The Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What does SSPX stand for?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What does SSPX stand for? That question can be taken in more than one way. Firstly, what are the initials, the acronym? As you know, most members of religious orders, societies and institutes, put the initials of … Read More

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VIDEO: See a “liturgical unicorn” – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite

This is one of the rarest of liturgical rites in the Church right now: the Holy Thursday – yes, Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite, the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form. This was streamed from the US … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the SSPX frequently and have had … Read More

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Of the SSPX and Schism and The Bitter Pill

I look less and less often at the simply dreadful catholic media, such as Fishwrap and Amerika, Commonwelt and Crickey (Croix of Bobby Micky).  I also try to avoid RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet).   However, a tweet from the estimable Joseph … Read More

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Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre remains translated and VIDEO of Pontifical Mass

On 24 September 2020 the mortal remains of Arcbp. Marcel Lefebvre were translated from the SSPX seminary at Écône to the church of Cœur Immaculé de Marie. It was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the seminary. There is … Read More

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More about the SSPX and the heart

I wrote about the SSPX the other day because some internet tweets were drawing out the worst in people. Opening up Twit-deck today reveals that the worst is still going on. The canonical status of the SSPX and the various … Read More

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Another point about the SSPX. They are not a small, fringe group.

In the wake of my post about the SSPX yesterday, it has come up in email and comments that the SSPX is a small group.  Libs really like to fling this around.  “This is a small fringe group.  They shouldn’t … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What’s the truth about the SSPX?

I was informed that some prominent internet wonks were/are having a spat about the SSPX. I looked around and found all manner of strange, useless and confusion-riddled comments about the status of the SSPX, their objectives and holiness, and blah … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Diocese cancelled all Masses. Would it be wrong to go to the SSPX?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As our diocese has cancelled all Masses until further notice which includes our TLM parish would it be disobedient and/or sinful to attend the local SSPX Mass which goes against both our local ordinary and our … Read More

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SSPX video of their amazing new US church project.

There is an amazing video available of an amazing project mounted by the SSPX in these USA.  They are building a huge and beautiful new church. One of the things I find interesting about this video is the intelligent commentary … Read More

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14 May – St. Paul, MN: Argument of the Month – SSPX

If I had a little more time before my next trip, I would head over to the Twin Cities for this. Argument of the Month has been going for years at the parish of a friend of mine, Fr. John … Read More

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POSITIVE! New head transformed Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” within the CDF

Edward Pentin reports at the National Catholic Register that Francis has appointed someone to run the new section within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which has taken over the brief of my old stomping ground the former … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Surrounded by modernism, only TLM available is schismatic

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. In my diocese there is no traditional latin mass available. When we ask through mail, email or petition list, we are ignore. As a result some people, including me, have … Read More

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What’s up with the SSPX?

People are asking me about the meaning of a Swiss Bishop, 76 and retiring, who will live with the SSPX at one of their schools.  Rorate has a pretty good round up from different stories. Basically, the Bishop of Chur, … Read More

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