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  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/15/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2012
    Supporters of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of Society of St Pius X, branded the future Pope Benedict XVI and the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner "heretics" during the Second Vatican Council, reports The Tablet.A previously undiscovered letter written by Karl Rahner to his brother, Fr Hugo Rahner SJ, during the council in November 1963 has revealed that the French Intégristes - followers of Lefebvre - accused him and Fr Joseph Ratzinger as "heretic[s] who deny the existence of hell and are worse than Teilhardt de Chardin and the Modernists".The letter, part of an exhibition in Munich, states that Rahner consoled...
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTÀ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • Interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay: The Society of St. Pius X and the Doctrinal Preamble

    11/28/2011 3:35:35 PM PST · by mas cerveza por favor · 2 replies
    DICI ^ | 11/28/2011 | DICI
    Q. Why is the Doctrinal Preamble that Cardinal Levada delivered to you on September 14 still surrounded by so much secrecy, both on the part of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and by the Society of St. Pius X? What is this silence hiding from the priests and faithful of Tradition? A. This discretion is normal for any important proceeding; it ensures the seriousness of it. It so happens that the Doctrinal Preamble that was delivered to us is a document which can be clarified and modified, as the accompanying note points out. It is not a...
  • Pius X Society says Vatican's current offer not acceptable (Catholic Caucus)

    11/29/2011 3:30:59 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | November 29, 2011 | David Kerr
    St. Pius X Society superior general Bishop Bernard Fellay Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2011 / 01:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X says he will inform the Vatican “in the next few days” that they cannot give the doctrinal reassurances required of them to advance reconciliation with the Catholic Church.“It is true that this Doctrinal Preamble cannot receive our endorsement,” said Bishop Bernard Fellay on the society’s website, Nov. 28. However, Bishop Fellay said his understanding is that the document is “not a definite text” and that it “can be clarified and...
  • BREAKING: (Vatican) COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING THE SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X (Catholic Caucus)

    09/14/2011 1:49:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    VIS ^ | September 14, 2011
    VATICAN CITY, 14 SEP 2011 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy See Press Office released the following communique concerning the postion of the Society of St. Pius X: "On 14 September at the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the congregation and president of the Pontifical Commission 'Ecclesia Dei'; Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer S.J., secretary of the congregation, and Msgr. Guido Pozzo, secretary of the pontifical commission, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, who was accompanied by Fr. Niklaus Pfluger...
  • Vatican, SSPX close to agreement? (Catholic Caucus)

    09/13/2011 7:00:08 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    The Vatican is close to an agreement with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that would regularize the status of the breakaway traditionalist group, according to a report in Le Figaro. Jean-Marie Guenois, the veteran religion correspondent for the French daily, predicts that a September 14 meeting between the SSPX leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, and key Vatican officials will lead quickly to a resolution of the split that began in 1998 when the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre ordained 4 traditionalist bishops without permission from Rome, resulting in the excommunication of the SSPX leaders. Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunications...
  • Lefebvrians say they will never accept Vatican Council [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2011 4:27:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | September 6, 2011
    Fellay Before a key meeting in Rome, the leader of the traditionalists stressed that he was not prepared to make any compromises and also revealed some interesting behind the scenes happenings… “If their aim is still to force us to accept the second Vatican Council, the discussions have been clear enough in showing that we have no intention of  doing any such thing.”  These were the decisive but prudent words of Bernard Fellay, who was adamant he would not agree to any compromise with the Vatican. On the 15 August, Fellay spoke openly about the talks between the Lefebvrians...
  • Bishop Williamson to Appear in Court Against His Alleged Holocaust Conviction

    09/30/2010 2:00:47 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    Tancred ^ | 09/30/2010 | Tancred
    Munich (kath.net/KAP) British Bishop Richard Williamson will stand before the court for the judgment he received from the Regensburg Court for sedition and "trivializing" the Holocaust. The appeal against the April fine of 10,000 Euro is set for the 29th of November. The speaker of the National Court of Regensburg, Johann Piendl, verified this for the German Catholic News Service, KNA. "I am pretty certain, that my client will participate", explained Williamson's attorney, Mattias Lossmann, on Thursday. In April Williamson, who belongs to the Society of Pius X, which is not recognized by Rome [kath.net just had to throw that...
  • My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism - All Tradition Leads to Rome

    05/08/2010 6:04:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 328+ views
    Envoy ^ | November/December 2000 | Pete Vere, JCL/M (Canon Law)
    If you’re a Catholic who’s faithful to the Church’s teaching Magisterium, you’ve probably met up with followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s 1988 schism, known as the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). They’re filled with devotion to the Blessed Mother, extremely conservative with regard to most moral issues afflicting the Western world today, and quite reverent before the Blessed Sacrament during their old Latin liturgies. In short, on the surface, adherents to Archbishop Lefebvre’s schism appear to be devout Catholics. It’s easy to sympathize with these folks since most of them have joined the SSPX after being scandalized by contemporary...
  • The Vatican and the Lefebvrists: Not a Negotiation

    11/21/2009 5:27:42 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 487+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 21, 2009 | George Weigel
    Prior to the opening of formal conversations between officials of the Holy See and leaders of the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), which began on Oct. 26, the mainstream media frequently misrepresented these discussions as a negotiation aimed at achieving a compromise that both sides can live with. That was to be expected from reporters and commentators for whom everything is politics and everything is thus negotiable. Alas, similar misrepresentations came from “Vatican insiders” who suggested that the teaching of the Second Vatican Council was under joint review by the Holy See and the SSPX, which only made...
  • Breakaway Catholic group to ordain 13 in Minnesota

    06/18/2009 11:52:59 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/09 | Steve Karnowski
    An ultraconservative group plans to ordain 13 Roman Catholic priests in Minnesota — even though their elevations likely won't be recognized by the Vatican. The St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, part of the Society of St. Pius X, will host the ordinations of 12 U.S.-based priests and another from France in Winona on Friday. The Vatican says ordinations by the society aren't legitimate, even though Pope Benedict XVI recently lifted the excommunications of its leaders. The society was founded by those opposed to the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council and especially its outreach to Jews and other religions. The...
  • Letter [...] concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops [Ecu]

    03/18/2009 3:17:46 PM PDT · by annalex · 3 replies · 318+ views
    e-mail | March 10, 2009)
    LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre ( Rome , March 10, 2009) Dear Brothers in the Episcopal Ministry! The remission of the excommunication of the four Bishops consecrated in 1988 by Archbishop Lefebvre without a mandate of the Holy See has for many reasons caused, both within and beyond the Catholic Church, a discussion more heated than any we have seen for a long time. Many Bishops felt perplexed by an event which came about unexpectedly and...
  • Papal Letter about the Lifting of the SSPX Excommunications - the Letter Itself (Full Text)

    03/11/2009 11:23:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 433+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 3/11/2009 | Gregor Kollmorgen
    Here, now, is the full text of the Pope's letter regarding the lifting of the SSPX excommunications itself, which has already been published in the most prestigious and reliable German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in an NLM translation: Dear brethren in the Episcopal ministry! The lifting of the excommunication of the four bishops ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988 without a mandate of the Holy See has led, both within and outside the Catholic Church, for a variety of reasons, to a discussion of such vehemence as we had not experienced for a long time. Many bishops felt at...
  • In letter, pope responds to criticisms over Lefebvrite decision

    03/11/2009 7:33:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 880+ views
    CNS ^ | March 11, 2009 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has written a letter to the world's bishops defending his decision to lift the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops and expressing regret that it gave rise to misunderstandings and polemics, according to Italian newspapers. The pope said the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson's statements denying the extent of the Holocaust was "a misadventure that was for me unforeseeable" and acknowledged that the Vatican should have paid more attention to information easily available on the Internet, the reports said. The pope said he was particularly saddened at the reaction of some Catholics who seemed...
  • Pontiff Tells Why He's Reaching Out to Lefebvrists

    01/29/2009 1:27:06 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 460+ views
    ZNA ^ | January 28, 2009
    Points to Unity as "Explicit Duty" of a Pastor VATICAN CITY, JAN. 28, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is offering a personal explanation for his decision to remove the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops ordained without papal permission. The Pope spoke today at the general audience of the decree made public Saturday, which lifted the excommunication of four prelates of the Society of St. Pius X, illicitly ordained to the episcopate by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. The move has been criticized as an affront to Jewish-Catholic relations because one of the four, Bishop Richard Williamson, told an interviewer that he...
  • Reports: Pope to lift excommunications

    01/22/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 766+ views
    AP ^ | jANUARY 23, 2009
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two newspapers say Pope Benedict XVI has decided to lift the excommunications of four bishops consecrated 20 years ago by the late French ultraconservative Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.Lefebvre rebelled against the Vatican's modernizing reforms of the 1960s, including replacing Latin with local languages at Mass.Benedict has already reached out to the rebels in the hopes of bringing them back into the Church by making it the old Mass more readily available.The Italian newspapers Il Giornale and Il Riformista said Thursday that Benedict has now decided to meet their demand that the excommunications be lifted. The newspapers said,...
  • Pope prepared to lift excommunication of SSPX bishops (Catholic Caucus)

    01/22/2009 6:18:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 558+ views
    According to multiple reports from reliable Vatican-watchers, Pope Benedict XVI will soon lift the decree of excommunication imposed upon four traditionalist bishops who were consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. Italian journalists report that the Pope's action will be made public within a matter of days. The move would be a major step toward reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). SSPX leaders-- including the bishops living under the decree of excommunication-- have consistently stated that before ending their break with the Holy See, they would insist on the removal of that excommunication and the...
  • Vatican expert: Pope Benedict XVI to lift excommunication of Lefebvrists this week

    01/22/2009 8:51:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Vatican City, Jan 22, 2009
    Vatican City, Jan 22, 2009 / 10:18 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, the Vatican expert of the Italian daily "Il Giornale" announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to revoke the decree of excommunication of the four bishops consecrated by French Bishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988, creating a schism in the Catholic Church.The suspension of the excommunication of the Lefebvrist bishops has been making the rounds of several conservative blogs, mostly in Spanish, since Monday. "The decree, which the Pontiff has already signed, will be published around the weekend. Therefore, the superior of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Bernard Fellay,...
  • Archbishop Lefebvre signed every one of Vatican II’s documents

    01/13/2009 1:03:00 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 948+ views
    CNA ^ | January 13, 2009
    Rome, Jan 13, 2009 / 01:54 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who died in 1991 and was excommunicated for ordaining four bishops in 1988 without the Pope’s permission, did indeed sign every document of Vatican II—the same documents he would later harshly criticize, according to a recent article in the Italian magazine Panorama. The article entitled, “In the Secret Heart of the Vatican,” written by Ignazio Ingrao, states that among the documents kept at the Vatican Secret Archives “are those of the Second Vatican Council, which unmasked an historic falsehood spread by the traditionalists,” led today by schismatic Bishop Bernard Fellay, who...
  • Decision 2008: The Conditions Update: The actual Document (SSPX)

    06/24/2008 12:56:11 PM PDT · by Hieronymus · 20 replies · 70+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 24, 2008 | "Ecclesia Dei"
    Conditions which result from the meeting of June 4, 2008, between Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos and Bishop Bernard Fellay 1. The commitment to a response proportionate to the generosity of the Pope. 2. The commitment to avoid every public intervention which does not respect the person of the Holy Father and which may be negative to ecclesial charity. 3. The commitment to avoid the claim to a Magisterium superior to the Holy Father and to not propose the Fraternity in contraposition to the Church. 4. The commitment to display the will to act honestly in full ecclesial charity and in...
  • Lefebrivists demand (2nd Vatican) Council be “corrected,” not interpreted

    10/31/2007 11:23:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 82+ views
    CNA ^ | October 30, 2007
    Rome, Oct 30, 2007 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- In an interview with Italian journalist Paolo Luigi Rodari, the author of the blog “Palazzo Apostolico,” Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, said the schismatic movement demands not only a “correct interpretation” of Vatican II, but that the Council documents actually be changed. Fellay defended his fellow excommunicated bishop, Ricard Williamson, identified by some in the media as leader of the “intransigent wing” of the fraternity.  Fellay said, “Williamson and I are in agreement that it would be difficult to re-enter to the Church as it...
  • The Remnant vs Archbishop Ranjith

    11/02/2006 8:42:54 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 733+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | November 2, 2006 | Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf
    If there were ever a concrete demonstration that the traditionalist dimension of the Church tends, as I often say, to attract the sort of person who is happy only when he is unhappy, (but not exclusively, thanks be to God) it would be the The Remnant, a newspaper which is quite literally related to the paper for which I write each week, The Wanderer. As we can say with any paper, sometimes The Remnant gets it right and their articles are pretty insightful. Often, well… In another entry on this blog a commentor said something about an article by Christopher...
  • Lefebvrists: the agreement is closer - The pact is ready, but Fellay has not yet decided

    07/13/2006 9:47:30 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 15 replies · 550+ views
    Il Giornale via Rorate Caeli ^ | July 13, 2006 | Andrea Tornielli
    "Lefebvrists: the agreement is closer - The pact is ready, but Fellay has not yet decided" from Rome [Il Giornale - report by Andrea Tornielli] All is ready for the agreement between the Holy See and the Fraternity Saint Pius X, founded by the "rebel" Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The Vatican forwarded several weeks ago precise propositions to reach peace [a peaceful solution] and the reentrance of the Lefbvrists into full communion with Rome. The negotiations, begun in 2000, have, as is well known, accelerated after the election of Benedict XVI, who, last August received the superior of the Traditionalists, Bishop...
  • Integrism's Facade and the Magisterium

    07/10/2006 7:07:12 AM PDT · by radtrad2006 · 309+ views
    http://www.tcrnews2.com/ ^ | July 2006 | Stephen Hand
    Integrism's Facade and the Magisterium By Stephen Hand “…we are witnesses today of a new integralism [read: extreme traditionalism] that may seem to support what is strictly Catholic but in reality corrupts it to the core. It produces a passion of suspicions, the animosity of which is far from the spirit of the gospel. There is an obsession with the letter that regards the liturgy of the Church as invalid [read: not legitimate or theologically suspect] and thus puts itself outside the Church. It is forgotten here that the validity of the liturgy depends primarily, not on specific words, but...
  • 3 Named (by pope) to Work With Lefebvre Group

    04/10/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 519+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 9, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 9, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has appointed three new members to the commission that is working for a return to full communion for members of the Society of St. Pius X. The three appointed to the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" are Cardinals William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux and president of the French episcopal conference; and Antonio Cañizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain. The commission's president is Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. The Commission "Ecclesia Dei" was instituted...
  • Pope wishes to lift the excommunications on the followers of Lefebvre (SSPX)

    02/02/2006 8:13:08 AM PST · by Claud · 24 replies · 697+ views
    Il Giornale ^ | 2-2-2006 | Andrea Tornielli
    Il Papa vuol togliere la scomunica ai seguaci di Lefebvre - di Andrea Tornielli - Andrea Tornielli da Roma La notizia corre online, sui siti Internet tradizionalisti. Qualcosa si muove nelle relazioni tra la Fraternità San Pio X e il Vaticano: presto il Papa potrebbe far cadere la scomunica che ha colpito i vertici del gruppo fondato dal monsignor Lefebvre, che conta quattro vescovi, 480 preti e centinaia di migliaia di fedeli in tutto il mondo. E qualcosa si muove davvero: la mattina di lunedì 13 febbraio, alle 10.30, Benedetto XVI ha convocato nel palazzo apostolico una riunione con i...
  • An interview with Monsignor Bernard Fellay

    11/09/2005 5:21:58 PM PST · by gbcdoj · 1 replies · 335+ views
    30Days ^ | Sept. 2005 | Gianni Cardinale
    So the Saint Pius X Fraternity announced the audience given on 29 August by Benedict XVI to the Superior Monsignor Fellay. 30Days had a telephone conversation with the successor of Monsignor Marcel Lefebvre in the headquarters of the Fraternity, in Menzingen, Switzerland. ... What reasons pushed you to ask for an audience?    FELLAY: First of all love for the Church. And then the fact that there is a new Pontiff, and it was natural for us to ask for an audience to reverence and pay homage to the new Successor of Peter, our Pope. That was the first reason. Then in...
  • Mending fences at the Vatican

    09/05/2005 4:44:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 404+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | September 3, 2005
    The Vatican has, in the past few weeks, been involved in two different exercises of fence-mending. One front was that opened with traditionalist Catholics after Vatican II. The other front was the very recent breach with Israel. The latter seems to be the easier one. It was nothing more than "a storm in a teacup", said the Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, when describing Israel's recent diplomatic incident with the Holy See. These comments refer to July's conflict that arose when representatives of Israel's government publicly accused Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI for not having condemned...
  • Pope Meets With Head of Lefebvre Movement

    08/29/2005 5:53:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 118 replies · 3,753+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2005
    Pope Benedict XVI met with the head of the ultraconservative movement founded by the excommunicated Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on Monday amid a renewed push to bring the "schismatic" group back into Rome's fold.Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the meeting between the pope and Monsignor Bernard Fellay, secretary general of the Society of St. Pius X, was held "in a climate of love for the church and a desire to arrive at perfect communion.""While knowing the difficulties, the desire to proceed by degrees and in reasonable time was shown," Navarro-Valls said in a statement.Lefebvre founded the Switzerland-based society in 1969, which...
  • Pope Benedict XVI meets (should read 'to meet' with) ‘rebel’ cleric

    08/28/2005 4:02:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 495+ views
    Manilla Times ^ | August 29, 2005
    CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy: Pope Benedict XVI, who has made reconciliation among Christians a priority of his pontificate, will on Monday meet the leader of a schismatic group of ultra-traditionalists, according to a statement by the group. The Vatican has neither confirmed nor denied that the meeting will take place, but if it does it could be the first step to bringing the defiant traditionalists back into the Catholic fold, observers said. Bernard Fellay, the superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, based in Econe, Switzerland, will meet the Pope at his country residence here, the Fraternity said in...
  • Timeline of principal doctrinal decisions, documents, 1981-2005 of Cardinal Ratzinger

    05/03/2005 6:44:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 1,811+ views
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Here is a list of the principal public documents and decisions issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 to 2005 when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was prefect of the office. He was elected Pope Benedict XVI April 19. -- March 12, 1983: Notification reaffirming the excommunication of traditionalist Archbishop Pierre Martin Ngo Dinh Thuc, formerly of Hue, Vietnam, and his accomplices for the illicit ordination of priests and bishops. -- Oct. 4, 1983: Notification to Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen of Seattle that an apostolic visitation of his archdiocese would be conducted, focused...
  • Luther's Mass

    01/13/2005 7:52:00 AM PST · by latae sententiae · 29 replies · 566+ views
    SSPX Asia ^ | 2/15/75 | Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
    An Examination of the Shocking Similarities Between the New Mass and Luther's "Mass" by His Grace Archbishop Lefebvre February 15, 1975, Florence, Italy Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to speak to you this evening about the evangelical Mass of Martin Luther, and of the striking resemblance between his Liturgical innovations of more than four centuries ago, and the recently promulgated new order of the Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae. Why are such considerations of significance? Because of the prominent role, according to the President of the Liturgical Commission himself, accorded to the concept of ecumenism in bringing about these reforms....
  • The 1988 Consecrations--Part 2

    01/08/2005 8:46:35 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Si Si No No ^ | January 2000 | anonymous
    The 1988 Consecrations--Part 2 II. Solution of the Problem posed by the Pope's "No" A. The Pope's "No" We saw in the first installment of this article that a bishop who experiences a state of grave general necessity of souls and consecrates another bishop "given that he has the power of Order" (St. Thomas Aquinas, Supplement, Q.20, A.1, op. cit. in, "The 1988 Consecrations: Part 1") is not questioning the primacy of jurisdiction of the pope. We have seen that he has every right to presume support for such an act required by extraordinary circumstances "in order that adequate provision...
  • SSPX Can't Have it Both Ways (OR deliberate misrepresentations regarding their canonical status)

    12/30/2004 11:32:39 AM PST · by Mershon · 106 replies · 1,304+ views
    Christifidelis ^ | August 22, 1996 | Joseph Wilson
    TO THE SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X: "YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!" Bishop Bruskewitz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Foundation has received more compliments on the lead article in the last issue than any article which has appeared in CHRISTIFIDELIS since the newsletter began publication in 1984. The Diocese of Lincoln has received thousands of letters expressing support and gratitude for Bishop Bruskewitz's action and only an insignificant number criticizing him, so I am not surprised that our readers would react as they did. Even so, there is one category of criticism received by the Diocese of Lincoln and the Foundation which...
  • Background to the "flip-flops" of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

    11/29/2004 11:33:53 PM PST · by Sean O L · 94 replies · 2,099+ views
    Multiple | 11/30/04 | F. John Loughnan
    Background to the “flip-flops” Of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Introduction Reconciliation of the Priestly Union of Saint John Mary Vianney, Campos, Brazil EWTN and other newsagencies covered the reconciliation with the Catholic Church of Bishop Licinio Rangel, 26 priests and 28,000 lay persons from Campos, Brazil: "19-Jan-2002 -- EWTN Feature Story BRAZIL'S LEFEBVRE CATHOLICS OPT FOR FULL COMMUNION WITH ROME Rio de Janeiro (Fides) On Friday January 18, the only schism in the Church on the most Catholic of continents, Latin America, is over. Brazilian Catholics who had followed the line of the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, are being...
  • Homeland security studying fractal mathematics vs. decentralized groups (BAD title)

    10/11/2004 6:42:09 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 24 replies · 759+ views
    infoshop.org ^ | Sunday October 10 2004 | by makstada al-sod-off
    PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A small group of thinking men and women convened at Rutgers University last month to consider how order theory — a branch of abstract mathematics that deals with hierarchical relationships — could be applied to the war on terror. It almost seems ridiculous for people who inhabit a world of concept lattices and partially ordered sets to think they can affect a war that is being fought on the streets of Baghdad and in the remote mountains of northern Pakistan. But the war on terror is also fought in cyberspace, and in the minds of people from...
  • SSPX Agreement Reneged on by Lefebvre

    08/25/2004 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Mershon · 341 replies · 3,338+ views
    Traditional Catholic Website ^ | 25 August 2004 | The Vatican
    THE PROTOCOL AGREEMENT OF THE VATICAN AND ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE Signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on May 5, 1988 I, Marcel Lefebvre, archbishop-bishop emeritus of Tulle, along with the members of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, which I founded: 1. We promise always to be faithful to the Catholic Church and to the Roman Pontiff, its supreme pastor, the vicar of Christ, successor of blessed Peter in his primacy and head of the body of bishops. 2. We declare that we will accept the doctrine...
  • The Audience with Pope Paul VI

    06/23/2004 9:15:00 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 18 replies · 221+ views
    sspx asia ^ | June 20, 1979 | Michael Davies
    So, the next day, Saturday, at quarter past ten, I went to Castelgandolfo, and there I really believe the Holy Angels had driven out the Vatican employees because I had come back there: there were two Swiss Guards at the entrance, and after that I encountered only Mgr X (not Mgr. Y: their names are very alike). Mgr. X, the Canadian, conducted me to the lift. Only the lift man was there, that is all, and I went up. The three of us went up to the first floor, and there, accompanied by Mgr. X, I went through all the...
  • Introduction: Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre

    06/23/2004 1:14:16 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 7 replies · 180+ views
    SSPX Asia ^ | 20 June 1979 | Michael Davies
    I must begin my introduction with an explanation of the title of this book. Many of those who read it will know little or nothing about Archbishop Lefebvre when they begin. If they are Catholics they will have gathered from the official Catholic press that he is a French bishop who refuses to use the new rite of Mass and has a seminary in Switzerland where he trains priests in defiance of the Vatican. He will have been presented to them as an anachronism, a man completely out of step with the mainstream of contemporary Catholic thought, a man who...
  • True Papal Authority: The Necessity of Keeping Faith Alive

    05/28/2004 12:38:05 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | March 2003 | Mario Derksen
    True Papal Authority and the Necessity of Keeping the Faith Alive I am now continuing to answer objections that can be or have been brought up against my theses in installments 1-5, which exonerate Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Bishops Antonio de Castro Mayer, Richard Williamson, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Alfonso de Galarreta, and Bernard Fellay from the charges of excommunication and schism due to the illicit episcopal consecrations of June 30, 1988. In installment 6, I answered 3 possible objections. This is where I'm picking up now. Objection 4: The First Vatican Council teaches: ". . . the judgment of...
  • The Excommunication of the Followers of Archbishop Lefebvre

    04/28/2004 2:25:44 PM PDT · by gbcdoj · 207 replies · 248+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 24, 1996 | Pontificial Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts
    Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts Annexe to Prot.N. 5233/96 1 . From the Motu Proprio "Ecclesia dei" of 2nd July 1988 and from the Decree "Dominus Marcellus Lefebvre" of the Congregation for Bishops, of 1st July 1988, it appears above all that the schism of Monsignor Lefebvre was declared in immediate reaction to the episcopal ordinations conferred on 30th June 1988 without pontifical mandate (cf CIC, Can. 1382). All the same it also appears clear from the aforementioned documents that such a most grave act of disobedience formed the consummation of a progressive global situation of a...
  • 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>
  • Defender of the Faith: Abbe Georges de Nantes

    03/09/2004 7:40:22 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 10 replies · 130+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | March, 2004 | Brocard Sewell
    DEFENDER OF THE FAITH An outstanding Roman Catholic priest of today is the Abbé de Nantes, philosopher and theologian. In France this once obscure curé de campagne is now un grand personage, the leader of the most dynamic traditionalist movement in the French church, and the founder of a flourishing religious community with a daughter-house in Québec Province, Canada. In Rome the Abbé’s name grates harshly on the ears of the Sovereign Pontiff, whom he accuses of heresy, schism, and scandal, and is feared in the palace of the Holy Office. But in England his name is as yet little...
  • Dancing With the Devil: The New Evangelization of Africa

    12/01/2003 6:56:07 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 18 replies · 359+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | December 2003 | Craig Heimbichner
    "Blood was its Avatar and its seal--the redness and the horror of blood." -- Edgar Allen Poe, The Masque of the Red Death The proverbial slick salesman is supposed to be able to sell a farm in Alaska. In a similar vein, the apologist for the New Springtime is ready to sell us fruits in Africa -- the fruits of the New Evangelization, a strategy which he is quick to point out is working amazingly well in that once- benighted land. This sales trick fools many, for, like Alaska, Africa is rather remote. Protest that you cannot see any signs...
  • "Why I Favor Our Superiors Legalizing Our Situation In The Church"

    09/11/2003 9:11:20 PM PDT · by Theosis · 68 replies · 406+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | September 18, 2003 | Fr. Paul Aulagnier, SSPX
    Q. Since you are the first French priest ordained for the Priestly Society of St. Pius X, were you close to Archbishop Lefebvre? How did he inspire you? A. Yes, I was close to Archbishop Lefebvre. I knew him well and I strongly appreciated him. He was so cordial, pleasant, a great prelate, but humble, simple, thoughtful for those who surrounded him. He had heart. It was difficult to not love him. He had a magnetic per- Fr. Aulagnier meets with Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos and Bishop Rifan. sonality. I knew him while during my seminary days at Santa Chiara, the...
  • Pope woos conservatives expelled for rebellion

    04/21/2003 1:45:02 PM PDT · by tridentine · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 21, 2003 | Richard Owen
    THE Pope is to heal a breach with rebel arch-conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church by reinstating excommunicated followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who broke with Rome in 1988 to protest against the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, including the abolition of the Latin Mass. The schism had caused the Pope much anguish, Vatican sources said. By bringing the more “moderate schismatics” back into the fold he hoped to isolate extreme followers of Dr Lefebvre and close the matter, as one of the last acts of reconciliation in his pontificate. The Rome daily newspaper Il Messaggero said...
  • My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism

    01/20/2003 6:03:26 AM PST · by NYer · 221 replies · 246+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | Pete Vere, JCL/M (Canon Law)
    The article is far too long to post. Click here: Who Was Archbishop Lefebvre? If you’re a Catholic who’s faithful to the Church’s teaching Magisterium, you’ve probably met up with followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s 1988 schism, known as the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). They’re filled with devotion to the Blessed Mother, extremely conservative with regard to most moral issues afflicting the Western world today, and quite reverent before the Blessed Sacrament during their old Latin liturgies. In short, on the surface, adherents to Archbishop Lefebvre’s schism appear to be devout Catholics It’s easy to sympathize with...
  • Mayor hands church over to Lefebvrists (French Church)

    10/24/2002 7:58:13 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 14 replies · 124+ views
    Mayor hands church over to Lefebvrists Church leaders in Bordeaux have sued to regain one of the southern city's oldest Catholic churches after the mayor handed it to followers of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe, a former French prime minister, awarded the 12th-century St Elois Church to the traditionalist Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X. France's Liberation daily said lawsuits had been filed by the archdiocese and socialist city council members after the first Tridentine Mass was celebrated in the church last month. Named after Pope Pius X, who campaigned against modernism in the Catholic Church,...