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  • Pope’s exhortation could take Church teaching ‘off the hinges’: German priest

    07/14/2016 9:43:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia has the potential to take Church teaching “off the hinges” if liberal interpretations of it are implemented, the head of the German district of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) warns in an article on his district’s website. Pope St. John Paul II established the FSSP in 1988 to offer the traditional, pre-Vatican II liturgy of the Church. From its founding, the FSSP has placed great emphasis on loyalty to the pope. In his article, first published on May 19, Father Bernhard Gerstle writes that Amoris Laetitia contains “many beautiful and precious thoughts about...
  • Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Publishes a Critique of Amoris Laetitia [Catholic Caucus]

    07/11/2016 5:25:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Wanderer Press ^ | July 12, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    On the official website of the German section of the Fraternity of St. Peter, the head of the German District, Father Bernhard Gerstle has published a polite critique (—amoris-laetitia.php) of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In his short 19 May commentary of one page, there are to be found some strong objections against the message of Amoris Laetitia which very well now could, in Gerstle’s eyes, give a doubtful opening toward the already wide-spread practice (praxis) of allowing “remarried” divorcees to receive Holy Communion. In the aftermath of this official statement, the Fraternity also has received permission to print and...
  • Cardinal Rivera celebrates Traditional Mass in Mexico City on Feast of St. Peter with the FSSP

    07/04/2016 11:12:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rotate Caeli ^ | June 30, 2016 | New Catholic
    Cardinal Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, celebrated the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (administered by the Fraternity of St. Peter - chaplain Fr. Kenneth Fryar), with a Traditional Mass. It was Cardinal Rivera's first public Traditional Mass since the introduction of the Novus Ordo in 1969/1970. The official news service of the Archdiocese adds the following: [D]uring the Mass, two great relicaries were exposed to the veneration of the faithful, with first class relics of Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and his 24 martyr companions of the Cristero War, as well as 13 lay...
  • ...Superior General of the Fraternity of Saint Peter on the death of Father Kenneth Walker

    06/15/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | June 14, 2014 | Very Rev. John Berg Superior General FSSP
    Dear Friends of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, In the midst of mourning for our dear confrere, Fr. Kenneth Walker, one great consolation has been the outpouring of prayers and condolences expressed by so many bishops, religious communities, fellow priests and faithful. Many of you have informed us of the hundreds of Masses which have already been offered for the repose of his soul and for the health of Fr. Joseph Terra. By the grace of God and thanks to your prayers, Fr. Terra’s life is out of danger and we expect him to make a full recovery. By...
  • Two priests shot at Valley church (Phoenix FSSP)

    06/12/2014 7:12:20 AM PDT · by pbear8 · 69 replies
    AZFamily News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Jason Volentine
    One priest is dead and another in critical condition after a violent altercation at a downtown Phoenix church, according to Phoenix police.
  • Holy Father's message on the 25th anniversary of FSSP

    11/13/2013 9:23:26 AM PST · by Hieronymus · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Nov. 13, 2013 | Luigi Ventura
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Pope Francis joins the thanksgiving of her members for the work accomplished in this quarter-century spent at the service of ecclesial communion cum Petro et sub Petro. It was in a moment of great trial for the Church that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter was created. In a great spirit of obedience and hope, her founders turned with confidence to the Successor of Peter in order to offer the faithful attached to the Missal of 1962 the possibility of living their faith...
  • May Procession Littleton CO

    05/13/2013 11:13:52 AM PDT · by BobTEA · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/13/13 | Bobtea2
    May procession at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Littleton, CO.
  • Colorado parish dedicates 'beautiful' new church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel FSSP Parish)

    03/29/2013 5:15:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | March 29, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila attended the dedication of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton, CO on March 23, 2013. Credit: OLMC Parish. Denver, Colo., Mar 29, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of the Denver Archdiocese, recently dedicated its new church building which local Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has described as “beautiful.” “The beauty of it... speaks to the gift of our faith, and that this is a place where the Lord is truly present and dwells,” the archbishop told CNA shortly after the dedication Mass on March 23. Our Lady...
  • A Call from the FSSP French District: offer up your Lent for Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2012 3:25:52 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rorate Caeli
    From the website of the "French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter" (FSSP): Offering up our Lent for Catholic Unity (Last modification: 02.24.2012, 0827) In this Lenten season, some among our friends have taken the initiative of offering up their struggles and sacrifices for reconciliation and unity between all Catholics. At a moment in which the dialogue between the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX] and the Holy See reaches a decisive point for the future, the District of France [of the FSSP] encourages its friends to double their fervor in prayer. P.S. reading material to enrich our...
  • The FSSP Experiences Tremendous Growth

    10/04/2010 10:59:25 PM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/05/2010 | Tancred
    New statistical revelations, those which show the progressive development of the Priestly Society of St. Armin Schwibach Rome ( The Priestly Society of St. Peter (FSSP) belongs to ecclesiastical realities, which is demonstrating tremendous growth. This was the finding of a statistical poll published on the 1st of October. The Society at this moment has 376 members (Priests: 223; Deacons: 8; Seminarians and Postulants in the first year: 145). The average age from the 34 nations shows an aggregate of 36. The FSSP is in four continents, 16 Countries and 113 Diocese. They possess 48 canonically erected houses, 16...
  • Consecration at Denton (Nebraska) seminary to celebrate 'crown jewel' (Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2010 8:55:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 374+ views
    Journal Star ^ | 02/26/2010 | Erin Andersen
    Sitting atop a hill in Denton, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is visible for miles around. Passers-by sometimes confuse it with a hotel. But in this sprawling complex of multicolored brick and glass live 72 men studying to become priests of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite -- priests who perform the traditional Latin Mass. Wednesday, the Catholic Church marks the completion of the $14 million seminary with the consecration of its newly finished Chapel of Saints Peter & Paul. It is the first U.S. chapel built for seminarians in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in 40...
  • EWTN Programming Note: FSSP North American Seminary Chapel

    02/11/2010 11:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 114+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010
    DENTON, Nebraska – February 1st , 2010 – On Wednesday night, February 24th, EWTN favorite, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, will be interviewing two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Father Calvin Goodwin and Deacon Rhone Lillard. The topic of the interview will be the Pontifical Consecration of the Fraternity's newly built chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary which EWTN is televising live on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:00am (EST). His Excellency, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska , will celebrate the Pontifical Consecration and Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. ...snip Watch EWTN Live...
  • Calgary bishop suspends Latin Mass

    12/02/2009 10:37:34 AM PST · by Kells · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 1, 2009 | Christopher Nowak
    It was truly a black Friday in Calgary, as Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry suspended the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in at least two of the locations staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). The Bishop, as published on the diocesan website, made drastic and forceful measures in the face of the Swine Flu outbreak. Mandatory as of November 9th, the bishop suspended communion on the tongue and from the chalice, stopped shaking hands at the sign of peace, removed the holy water from the fonts, as well as some minor non liturgical changes. When FSSP told the...
  • Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN (Sat 21 Nov 09 at 7:00AM (CST)

    11/14/2009 8:31:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/13/2009 | Catholic PRWire
    Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN11/13/2009 - PST DENTON, Nebraska (November 13, 2009) On Saturday, 21 November 2009, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, Father Laurent Demets, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. To be televised live on EWTN at 7:00AM (CST), this special Mass will take place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity...
  • Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock (Linked)

    11/14/2009 6:37:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 385+ views
    NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock by Jeffrey Tucker On Life on the Rock, EWTN, Fr. Robert Fromageot, who teaches at Our Lady of Guadalupe, speaks about Gregorian chant. It is a very interesting interview, beginning at 17:00. He speaks about "learned perceptivity" and how the values and understanding we bring to chant influences our comprehension of its meaning. Fr. patiently explains such terms as "introit" and "Asperges" - and he is wise to do so, but it is notable that he does so with the knowledge that most all of the Catholic...
  • FSSP tutorial DVD launched in England

    02/08/2009 10:24:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 287+ views ^ | Sunday, February 08, 2009 | Joseph Shaw
    On Thursday Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP launched the tutorial video, 'The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite: An Instructional Video for Priests and Seminarians', in England, with a Mass and a reception in the London Oratory. The DVD has its own website where more can be learnt about it. Fr de Malleray said Mass in the Little Oratory, a remarkable chapel which has been recently restored. It is a place of special significance for me personally since I got married there! The reception afterwards was in St Wilfrid's Hall, and was well attended despite the snow which has been...
  • San Diego bishop erects Latin Mass parish

    10/25/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 348+ views ^ | October 24, 2008 | N/A
    “Waiting for this for years” San Diego bishop erects Latin Mass parish, anyone in diocese may join After a 23-year-wait, the Latin Mass community of San Diego now has its own parish On Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, San Diego Bishop Robert Brom officially erected St. Anne Church at 621 Sicard St. as a “personal parish” for Catholics in the diocese who prefer the extraordinary form of the Mass in Latin. A “personal parish” has no geographical boundaries, which means any Catholic living in the diocese may join. Bishop Brom turned over the parish to...
  • Counting Blessings… Revisited Nil desperandum! Never despair!

    07/30/2008 9:53:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 530+ views
    Black Cordelias ^ | July 30, 2008
    Nil desperandum! Never despair!12+ years ago when I first started to get the clue that what was being handed to me as “Catholic” in school was not kosher, what resources did I have? Now we have the net, more orthodox books being written and more reprinted than EVER before in history.Thousands of Catholic websites and resources for teaching, apologetics, spirituality, Church history…In 2 years the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will turn 20 - they are celebrating ordinations monthly. I am no insider, but from what I hear, their seminary in Nebraska - Our Lady of Gudalupe - is...
  • FSSP's Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church (Catholic Caucus) (Graphic Heavy!)

    06/08/2008 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 76+ views
    ...[T]he Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ended their annual pilgrimage of reparation with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, assisted by his brother priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity, offered the first Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass in the Crypt Church in over 40 years. It truly was a memorable occasion. Father Romanoski had been ordained only the week before on 30 May 2008 by Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos in Lincoln, Nebraska. The main altar of the Crypt Church before Mass. The...
  • Priests from Nebraska lead rite's resurgence of Latin Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/31/2008 4:23:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 569+ views
    Calibre ^ | May 31, 2008 | Christopher Burbach
    May 31--LINCOLN -- A cardinal from the Vatican, surrounded by 50 priests. Gregorian chants floating through clouds of incense.A 3 1/2 -hour Mass, sung in Latin mostly by priests facing the altar.A cathedral packed to standing-room-only with lots of families with lots of children, women and girls in veils, men in suits, boys in neckties and close-cropped haircuts.Catholics kneeling to take communion.The ordination at Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Friday seemed oh-so-retro. But it was hardly an exercise in nostalgia. It was more like back to the future for a small but growing minority that seeks a louder...
  • Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos to ordain four as priests for Latin Mass fraternity (FSSP in NE) [Open]

    05/23/2008 8:08:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 73+ views
    CNA ^ | May 23, 2008
    Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos Denton, NE, May 23, 2008 / 01:18 am (CNA).- Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, will ordain four men to the priesthood for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter on Friday, May 30. The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) was established in 1988 under Pope John Paul II and has nearly 200 priests and over 100 seminarians studying in Bavaria and Nebraska.  The fraternity’s stated purpose is the sanctification of priests through the faithful celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, also known as the Tridentine Latin...
  • The FSSP is granted a personal parish in Rome

    05/08/2008 6:45:50 AM PDT · by ELS · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ^ | May 7, 2008 | F. S. S. P.
    The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is granted a personal parish in RomeIt is with great joy that the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter announces the opening of a personal parish in the Diocese of Rome.  The decree of erection of the parish, which is dated Easter day of 2008, states that in conformity with art. 10 of Summorum Pontificum, "and after having received the proposal of the Cardinal Vicar, the Holy Father has established that in the central sector of the Diocese of Rome, in the 1st District, and in a fitting place of worship, namely, the Church of...
  • EWTN - World Over Live - Jan. 18 - Fr. John Berg, Superior General FSSP & Fr. Andrew Apostoli

    01/18/2008 10:11:15 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 368+ views
    EWTN ^ | January 18, 2008
    January 18 Father Andrew Apostoli, Cause of Canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, plus Fr. John Berg, FSSP, the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. Vice-Postulator for Archbishop Sheen's Canonization Cause  Dear Friends of Archbishop Fulton J. SheenMay the Lord give you His peace!I have been writing appeal letters to you to request your prayerful and financial support for the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of our beloved Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. With your kind and generous support we have made substantial strides in moving the Cause...
  • Compare and Contrast (FSSP vs. Jesuits)

    01/17/2008 12:11:34 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 445+ views
    WTPRS ^ | 1/17/2008 | Fr. Z.
    I was sent these by e-mail from a reader This is the FSSP in a gathering in 2006: This is the 2008 General Congregation of Jesuits in Rome:  
  • FSSP to Celebrate a Rorate Mass in Hanceville, Alabama, Will be Televised by EWTN

    11/13/2007 8:02:04 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 5 replies · 109+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/13/2007
    FSSP to Celebrate a Rorate Mass in Hanceville, Alabama, Will be Televised by EWTN 11/13/2007 - PST FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA ADVISORYCatholic PRWire DENTON, NE (NOVEMBER 13, 2007) – The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) will celebrate a Solemn High Tridentine Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 8:00AM EST. The "Rorate" Mass will be televised live by the EWTN Global Catholic Network. The "Rorate Mass," so called because it begins with the words "Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum..." (Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and...
  • EWTN Thread - Solemn High Mass, Extraordinary Form (Catholic Caucus)

    09/14/2007 5:13:20 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 41 replies · 649+ views
    EWTN ^ | 9/14/2007 | n/a
    Solemn High Mass of the "extraordinary form" of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, from the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Alabama.
  • EWTN to Televise Live Tridentine Mass Celebrated by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter [FSSP]

    08/28/2007 9:54:41 PM PDT · by Mmmike · 6 replies · 318+ views
    Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) ^ | AUGUST 17, 2007 | (unsigned)
    DENTON, Nebraska - AUGUST 17, 2007 - For the first time in its 26 year history, Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will be broadcasting a live Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14, 2007 at 8:00AM EST. EWTN has asked for the assistance of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, an international Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, to help celebrate this "extraordinary" form. This past July 7th, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the beauty and importance of the Tridentine Mass by issuing Summorum Pontificum, a papal document...
  • Traditional Latin Mass Documentary on EWTN Now!

    07/11/2007 7:23:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 587+ views
    EWTN ^ | n/a | n/a
    A documentary on the pilgrimage to Rome by traditional Catholics (FSSP included) for the 10th anniversary of the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei in 1998 is on EWTN right now.
  • Pictures from Holy Week - FSSP [catholic]

    05/02/2007 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rogernz · 16 replies · 377+ views
    FSSP ^ | FSSP
    the fssp during holy week.
  • The Shape of Things to Come

    04/25/2007 8:57:35 PM PDT · by ELS · 17 replies · 535+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | April 24, 2007 | Gillibrand
    Once dead, now alive Bishops of the world, take note of this article from the ever-excellent A Church in a Dutch Diocese was going to be suppressed but then traditionalists set themselves to work. The Fraternity of St Peter[s] has been caring for the Church of St Agnes in Amsterdam since December 2006. The Fraternity came at the express with of the Parish Council. The priest of St Agnes, Fr. F. Braam is going into retirement in 2008. The Diocese could not find a successor. The Church was going to be closed. It was for this reason that the...
  • American elected leader of the FSSP

    07/07/2006 6:27:33 PM PDT · by Hieronymus · 6 replies · 447+ views
    American elected leader of the FSSP Official Communiqué On Friday 7 July 2006, on the feast of the saints Cyril and Method, the General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (a clerical society of apostolic life of pontifical right), gathered in its mother house in Wigratzbad (Germany), has elected today Fr. John Berg as Superior General for a six-year term according to law. An American citizen, Fr. Berg has studied philosophy in the USA and theology in Germany (Wigratzbad) and in Rome. He has worked in pastoral ministry and as a seminary professor. Very Rev. Fr. Berg is...
  • Pope may grant wider use of Pius V Missal during Holy Week

    04/10/2006 8:28:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 775+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 10, 2006
    Vatican City, Apr. 10, 2006 (CNA) - A source at the Vatican has told CNA that during Holy Week Pope Benedict XVI may grant universal permission to use the Missal of St. Pius V, the liturgical rite used in the Church before Vatican II. According to the source, the announcement could come “between Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday,” but the exact day has not yet been set.  Nevertheless, the source said the decision has already been made by the Holy Father and that it’s “only a matter of time” before it is publicly announced. “A minor official gesture by the...
  • The April 7 meeting of the Pope with the heads of dicasteries

    04/07/2006 1:11:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 383+ views
    various ^ | April 6, 2006
    What will this Friday's meeting of the Pope with the heads of dicasteries look like? In fact, nobody outside of the most exclusive papal circles knows for sure. From what we gathered and published in the past, this is what the meeting could look like. ___________________________ First option: a meeting for the ratification of a Papal decision: One of the possibilities is that His Holiness, with the results of the first consultative meeting (of February 13), and emboldened by the "free pass" (the "via libera") garnered at the pre-consistory meeting (of March 23), will announce some strong decisions regarding...
  • Latin Liturgical Tradition Leads Faithful to Holiness - Interviews Msgr. Schmitz & Fr. Gabet

    03/29/2006 12:39:03 PM PST · by Mershon · 11 replies · 351+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | March 30, 2006 | Brian Mershon
    Interview With Fr. Gabet, Msgr. Schmitz… Latin Liturgical Tradition Leads Faithful To Holiness By BRIAN MERSHON Published in the March 30 edition of The Wanderer Phone: (651) 224-5733 This article is the second of a three-part series based upon interviews with Msgr. Michael Schmitz, who heads up the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) in the U.S., and Fr. George Gabet, the North American General Superior for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Both priests reveal the phenomenal growth they are experiencing in Traditional Latin Mass communities, both in terms of numbers of families, as well as...
  • Benedict XVI Heresies and Errors

    03/23/2006 12:29:49 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 898+ views
    Traditionalmass ^ | March 16, 2006
    [+] Benedict XVI Heresies and Errors Saving the BabyMost Rev. Donald J. Sanborn In a speech to the Curia, Benedict XVI uses desperate measures to try to save his baby — Vatican II — from the accusation of discontinuity with the past. Past church decisions, he says, are 'contingent because they are related to a reality itself changeable' — pure Modernism. The martyrs 'died for religious liberty' — pure blasphemy. (MHT Newsletter, Jan 2006)[17 Jan 2006] Damning Limbo to HellMost Rev. Donald J. Sanborn Benedict XVI prepares to 'suppress' Limbo — and promulgate a new feel-good heresy. (MHT Newsletter, Jan...
  • Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroads (Interview with TLM Priests)

    03/23/2006 5:36:19 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Renew America ^ | 3/22/2006 | Brian Mershon
    Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroadsInterview With Fr. Gabet, Msgr. Schmitz Brian Mershon March 22, 2006 (From the March 23 edition of The Wanderer) In light of reported activities at the highest levels of the Church to possibly find a canonical solution and regularization for the bishops and priests of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), The Wanderer decided to interview the U.S. and North American superiors for the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). (Two related articles will follow this one.) Providentially, the interview with...
  • Letter of Bishop Lennon to a Holy Trinity parishioner:

    03/02/2006 12:11:04 PM PST · by Cheverus · 10 replies · 304+ views
    Blog of G. Thomas Fitzpatrick ^ | Most Rev. Richard Lennon
    ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON 2121 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE BRIGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02135-3193 (617) 254-0100 FAX (617) 783-2947 VICAR GENERAL MODERATOR OF THE CURIA 15 February 2006 Dear ____________: First I wish to express my regrets that your 21 August 2005 is being acknowledged in such a tardy manner; however, I only recently have received it from the Office of the Archbishop with a request to respond to it. I note that your letter regards Holy Trinity Parish in Boston and specifically your request that the Archbishop invite either the Fraternity of Saints Peter and Paul or the Institute of Christ the King to...
  • Status Ecclesiae January 2006 - The Obedience Test

    01/11/2006 10:09:32 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 516+ views
    Inside the Vatican ^ | January 2006 | John Mallon
    Three significant movements have swept through the Church since the Second Vatican Council, all of which have been sources of great blessing and sometimes confusion, with, on occasion, some devotees mistakenly making themselves a Magisterium unto themselves. Most of them outgrow this error. I am speaking of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Marian movement — particularly involving reported apparitions, especially those occurring in Medjugorje, in the former Yugoslavia — and the Traditionalist/ Tridentine Mass movement. I most closely associate myself with the charismatic renewal which I credit with perhaps saving my life while Jesus was working on saving my soul.Of...
  • The Fraternal Society of St. Peter on EWTN

    12/30/2005 10:22:34 AM PST · by kjvail · 23 replies · 890+ views
    EWTN ^ | December 2005 | EWTN Special Programming
    WTN GLOBAL SHOWCASE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST. PETER (60:00) A beautiful story about a new seminary in Germany dedicated to the Catholic Tradition, Christ's Vicar and the Magisterium of the Church. Saturday December 31, 2005 8:00 PM Sunday January 1, 2006 2:00 AM Thursday January 5, 2006 1:00 PM
  • The Spirituality of the Ancient Liturgy (Part I)

    02/22/2005 5:34:35 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 21 replies · 420+ views
    Latin Mass Magazine ^ | Summer 2001 | Father Chad Ripperger, F.S.S.P.
    First of two parts Among liturgists and theologians, it is generally considered true that each form of ritual embodies a kind of spirituality which is proper to that ritual. Thus, for example, the Eastern rites tend to emphasize the mysterious aspects of the spiritual life as well as the role of icons in promoting devotion to Our Lord, Our Lady and the saints. The ancient rite of Mass embodies a spirituality and spiritual lessons that can appeal to every generation and time. By ancient ritual is meant that rite which was codified by St. Gregory the Great and which underwent...
  • National Shrine Rector Named West Virginia Bishop

    12/09/2004 10:06:09 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 39 replies · 622+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 9, 2004 | CNA
    WASHINGTON DC, USA, December 9 (CNA) - Pope John Paul II has named Msgr. Michael J. Bransfield, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, as Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston. Bishop-elect Bransfield, 61, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia May 15, 1971 by the late John Cardinal Krol. A Philadelphia native, the bishop-elect was educated in the Philadelphia archdiocesan school system and conducted his studies for the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pa., where he received a master’s degree in divinity. He later earned a master’s degree in philosophy from The...
  • Pennsylvania bishop suppresses local traditionalist priestly society

    12/02/2004 8:30:46 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 1,767+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | December 1, 2004
    SCRANTON, Pa. (CNS) -- Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton has decreed the suppression of the Society of St. John, citing its financial instability, its failure to follow church law and the scandal caused by allegations of sexual molestation of minors by two of its founders. The society has caused "grievous financial burdens for the diocese" that could amount to several million dollars, he said. Priests who had left a schismatic traditionalist organization, the Society of St. Pius X, to return to the Catholic Church, established the Society of St. John in 1998. They received canonical authorization for the society...
  • Angelqueen gets nearly 50,000 hits in June

    07/05/2004 5:20:38 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 23 replies · 635+ views ^ | 07-05-04 | aaabest
    What started out as a site that I put up as the result of a heated exchange with Blackelk, Angelqueen is now is a fast-growing traditional Catholic website. Nearly 50,000 hits in June. Praise God. I would like to see a bit more traffic on the forum, but hey can't have everything. Traditional Catholicism and a return to orthodoxy is becoming popular, which is a good thing. Surprisingly the traditionally minded posters who post in the forum area are not SSPX, they are Novus Ordo Catholics. Everyone seems to get along well regardless of where they worship. There is...
  • Hold your fire!

    06/01/2004 10:23:18 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 50 replies · 2,521+ views
    Hold your fire! In this edition of Oriens, we report on an argument over the status of the Society of St Pius X. The dispute began in the French-language journal of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter and has been carried over into the pages of the The Latin Mass magazine published in the United States . (See our story The SSPX debate - ‘in’ or ‘out’, page 4.) This debate has a long history and a sharp edge. Its bitterness is the result of a split in SSPX ranks precipitated by the breakdown of negotiations between Rome and Archbishop...
  • Latin Mass Attracts Young Worshippers and Converts in Bob Jones University Territory

    04/27/2004 7:04:58 AM PDT · by Mershon · 136 replies · 771+ views
    The Greenville News ^ | 4/27/04 | Ron Barnett
    <p>The sanctuary is both modern and Romanesque, a streamlined brick and glass edifice with a lofty, vaulted ceiling.</p> <p>And inside this brand new house of worship on Greenville's Eastside echoes a liturgy that is nearly as ancient as Christianity itself - the Traditional Latin Mass.</p>
  • Springtime Decay

    01/20/2004 7:24:59 AM PST · by Maximilian · 166 replies · 333+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | Jan 20, 2003 | David L. Sonnier
    Springtime Decay by David L. Sonnier As soon as I heard of Ken Jones' Index of Leading Catholic Indicators,1 I had an intense desire to purchase a copy. The 113-page paperback book contains statistics relating to all aspects of Catholic life: Catholic education, religious orders, Catholic practice and belief, seminarians, nuns, and diocesan priests. Having read the Index, my compliments go out to Mr. Jones. Like myself, Mr. Jones is the father of seven young children, so I understand the sacrifice it was for him to take the time to bring this important information together. He has done an excellent...
  • Earlier accuser part of abuse suit

    01/13/2004 7:55:59 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 160+ views ^ | Jan. 13, 2004 | MARK GUYDISH
    In a deposition, former Minn. seminary student alleges misconduct by area priest. By MARK GUYDISH EXCLUSIVE SCRANTON - Explicit testimony of alleged sexual misconduct by an area priest - including sleeping with young men and fondling genitalia - has surfaced in paperwork in federal court. In a pre-trial deposition, a young man said he was sleeping near the priest and awoke to find the priest fondling his genital area. He said a second priest later tried to explain it away as a medical diagnostic technique. The man also said under oath that at one point, when he told the...
  • Statement regarding the Tridentine Mass and the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

    08/25/2003 7:21:53 PM PDT · by sydney smith · 3 replies · 170+ views
    Basilica News Service ^ | June 24 2003 | National Shrine
    Statement regarding the Tridentine Mass and the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter June 24, 2003 In response to various comments and inquiries, following is an explanation of why the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter was prohibited from celebrating a Tridentine Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine. Earlier this year, the Basilica of the National Shrine had granted permission for a Eucharistic liturgy to be celebrated June 22 by a group on pilgrimage from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. No mention was made of a Tridentine Mass in the original requests to the liturgy office or pilgrimage office, nor...
  • FSSP And Communion In The Hand

    08/19/2003 9:58:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 366 replies · 391+ views
    EWTN ^ | 2-14-2003 | Colin B. Donovan, STL
    Many of us take refuge in the Tridentine Mass to get away from many of the sometimes abused practices found in the Novus Order (Communion in the hand, giggling altar girls, armies of Eucharistic Ministers storming the altar, laughably bad hymns). Why on earth would anyone go to the Tridentine Mass and demand to receive Communion in the hand (an agenda perhaps)? They can go anywhere at anytime to a plethora of Novus Order Masses and boogie in the aisles with the liturgical dancers if they choose. We accept that. We may be lucky to have only one Sunday Tridentine...
  • No Traditional Mass at National Shrine

    07/15/2003 8:02:50 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 43 replies · 661+ views
    The Wanderer | July 10, 2003 | Paul Likoudis
    Washington, D.C. – A sung Traditional Latin Mass, that was scheduled for 12:30, Sunday, June 22 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and that was expected to draw hundreds of Catholics, was rescheduled and then forbidden to take place.The Mass was part of a series of events for a pilgrimage sponsored by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter that included priests, seminarians, and laymen. The pilgrimage began June 20 in Barnesvilee, Md., and traveled down the Ohio canal to the shrine.Pilgrims, and other Catholics from the area, who went to the shrine for the Old Mass, eventually had...