Category Archives: SSPX

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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FOLLOW UP on Gluten and Celiac post

There is a lively post on low-gluten hosts and celiac disease.  HERE In the comments under that post, a commentator says: TLM people don’t believe that lay people should ever touch a chalice, this means that I can’t receive communion … Read More

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More thoughts about upcoming Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” document or suppression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present.  It’s brief would, … Read More

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@SSPXEN Tribute to @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese

This was gracious. From the US site of the SSPX. Bp. Robert Morlino, Brave Defender of the Traditional Mass, Passes Away Bishop Morlino of the Madison, WI diocese, passed away Saturday evening last, after a sudden “cardiac event,” shocking traditionally-minded … Read More

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SSPX Superior Fr. Pagliarani interview: “we have to have souls ready for all sorts of sacrifices”

The new Superior of the SSPX, Italian Fr. Davide Pagliarani, has given a hard-hitting interview.   Originally in Nouvelles de Chrétienté, it is in English HERE Samples: The Society holds a treasure in its hands. […] Our fondest wish is that the official … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to a wedding at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it permissible to attend an SSPX wedding? I thought that the couple (or priest) would first need to request permission from the local bishop and then also have a diocesan priest at the wedding, but … Read More

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Controversy over the Holy Father’s substitution of CCC 2267 continues.

The controversy over the Holy Father’s substitution of CCC par. 2267 continues. Keep in mind that, while the teaching of CCC 2267 concerns the death penalty, the real problem is that the Pope seems to have contradicted what the Church has always taught … Read More

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