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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Did you know that [SSPX] Bp. Fellay is now on the Roman Rota? A judge of the First Instance. No. It’s not that I didn’t know that. Rather, that claim is not accurate. Bp. Fellay would … Read More
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
UPDATE 24 June I had a note from Peter Vere which, with his permission, I should add to the post. A number of folks have sent me the following link, in which you mention my name directly, regarding the SSPX. … Read More
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
On the brink of the commencement of the sex abuse “summit”, which is organized to speak to a dreadful problem in the Church, but is designed to avoid the root cause, I received this morning a video produced by the … Read More
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
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
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
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