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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: SSPX
This is interesting from Catholic Family News as a development of the SSPX’s great “proof of concept” project, the building and consecration of their beautiful, huge new church in Kansas, The Immaculata. “While regrettably the Church and the SSPX are … Read More
At Crisis there is a piece by Eric Sammons entitled “Our Incurious Bishops“. The idea is this. The SSPX just consecrated a huge and beautiful church in Kansas. It was packed with precisely the sort of people bishops might like … Read More
The consecration of Immaculata Church in St. Mary’s Kansas. This is a “workshop” in CATHOLIC theology and spirituality. NB the purifications and exorcisms before moving to the consecrations. Booklet HERE Writing on the floor!
This is amazing. Watch every minute. It is part ONE. No other explanation? No. Just WATCH it.
This is from 1 March but I just found it today. The SSPX is building an amazing church in Kansas. The altar was installed.
It isn’t that unusual these days to see that churches are for sale, some of them splendid, all of them once beloved, paid for with the pennies and tears of generations that entrusted their mites to the diocese. It’s sad. … Read More
ASK FATHER: What is the status of SSPX weddings when the local bishop denies permission, delegation?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am from a town where the SSPX has recently established a vibrant chapel and has been extremely generous in providing Traditional Latin Mass and other Sacraments in the traditional rite. The local diocesan parish has … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is making a sponsorship to an SSPX church a sin, if one doesn’t support being in Schism. I have a deep love for Our Lady of Guadalupe for example and would like to support the side … Read More
I read something familiar at LifeSite in a piece about Bp. Athanasius Schneider’s remarks about the SSPX. I have often explained in these electronic pages that… There is no question that the Mass celebrated is in a Catholic Rite. The … Read More
ASK FATHER: Should I go to an SSPX chapel for the sake of my family or stick with a parish where things aren’t as good?
Say someone is convinced that the Vetus Ordo is a better channel for living our Catholic identity in this vale of tears. While not doubting that the Novus Ordo is a valid rite and not wholly ineffective, just not as … Read More
Powerful people think that they can suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. They will not succeed. This is one reason why. VIDEO
There are powerful people in the Church who think that they can suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. They will not succeed. This is one reason why. The video is a couple years old, but … that doesn’t make any difference. … Read More
ASK FATHER: Can a person commit a schismatic act and not be in “full” schism? “Schroedinger’s Excommunication.”
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all of your wonderful, and sometimes saddening articles. They are truly a joy and blessing to read. They have helped me to educated myself in my faith better as well. I was wondering, … Read More
From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I generally fulfill my Sunday obligation by assisting at a Mass said at a nearby SSPX chapel. We have an opportunity to attend a family reunion in a few months. Given how far away we live … Read More
ASK FATHER: If Francis isn’t the real Pope, then do the priests of the SSPX still lack faculties to absolve sins?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: If the SSPX, until 2015, lacked faculties for confession, then, in the event that Benedict is still the pope and not Francis, does that mean the SSPX actually still lack faculties and sins are not being … Read More
I have always admired those in the Church who can think big, create projects, and bring them to completion. Hence, I found this project fascinating. I’ve been following the videos. The SSPX is building a huge church in Kansas dedicated … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does attending an SSPX Mass fulfill one’s Sunday obligation? I’m asking because I ran across the linked article below written by John Salza in November of this year arguing that attending an SSPX Mass does NOT … Read More
With great respect to Fr. John Hunwicke, I reproduce here, entirely, his recent comments about the ecclesial “status” of the SSPX. This is a theological curve-ball thrown for a strike on the inside. In terms Fr. H would perhaps be … Read More
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
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
Meanwhile… Traditiones custodes and merciful accompaniment for the flock on the periphery. Become a Custos traditionis.