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  • The SOciety of St. Pius X And Its Problem With Extremists

    09/05/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 5 replies
    Rome became aware of a serious growth of antisemitism and extremism in January of 2009. The Holy Father had just lifted the excommunications of four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), including Bishop Richard Williamson. As soon as this was done, Swedish Television released the tape of an interview with Bishop Williamson in which he denied the Holocaust. Rome condemned his statements and the Society of SSPX distanced itself from the radical Bishop. During the next weeks, a flurry of antisemites came to the fore defending their Bishop. It now became clear to many that the traditional...
  • Have Men About Me Who Are Fat

    The case of Bishop Richard Williamson's denial of the Holocaust has caused Catholics and non-Catholics to question this and and other similar conspiracy theories. Many have come to the Bishop’s defense, claiming that questioning the actual number of the Jewish victims of the Nazis does not make one antisemitic. This defense, posited by followers of Bishop Williamson and the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), shows an inherent lack of understanding of what conspiracy theories are and how they are used. Conspiracy theories are not just disagreements about historical facts, they are political tools used to move people to action....
  • Bishop Fellay of the SSPX move to retore order in Great Britain.

    05/07/2011 9:59:06 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 2 replies
    Bishop Fellay of the SSPX move to restore order in Great Britain. A radical website has been forced to remove offensive content concerning SSPX attorney, Maximilian Krah. He was publicly attacked by Holocaust Deniers and antisemites.
  • Pope May Offer the Society a Personal Ordinariate

    04/03/2011 12:49:43 AM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 04/02/11 | Tancred
    Pope May Offer the Society a Personal Ordinariat Msgr Galarreta leads Rome Talks for SSPX Editor: More speculation arising, surrounding Bishop Williamson's statement last year about the possibility of a Motu Propio. The Holy see is ascertaining the possibility of the unifying of the Society of St. Pius X by erecting a Personal Ordinariat.As far as concerns the question of a form in church law for the Society founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Vatican appears to be considering the erection of a Personal Ordinariat. since Autumn 2010 Canon lawyers have been studying this idea. One such canonical solution for...
  • Vatican Coddles Schismatic Chinese "Bishops" [excommunicates anti-communist hero Abp. Lefebvre]

    03/27/2011 1:10:36 PM PDT · by verdugo · 38 replies ^ | 2004 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    It took the Vatican about 72 hours to declare excommunicated Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the four bishops he consecrated without a papal mandate on June 30, 1988. Whether one agrees with his decision or not, Lefebvre acted for what he thought was the best interest of the faithful, consecrating four bishops to preserve the traditional Mass and sacraments in a time of "diabolical disorientation" in the Church, to recall Sister Lucy’s memorable phrase. Indeed, the Church’s Code of Canon Law exempts from penalties such as excommunication one who acts out of what he believes is necessity, even if his good...
  • Assisi Revisited (JPII 's Scandalous Synchristic Gathering 1986)

    03/25/2011 8:45:34 AM PDT · by verdugo · 43 replies ^ | 1987 | John Cotter, RIP
    Editor’s Note: We’re reproducing the following article from The Remnant (February 1987) as a means of calling to mind how traditional Catholics generally reacted to the first interreligious prayer meeting held at Assisi in 1986. So scandalous was that event that to this day it is often cited as the “straw that broke the camel’s back” with respect to the breakdown in discussions between the Vatican and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who described it as “an immeasurable scandal that has no precedent”. With a 25th anniversary event having been scheduled by the Vatican to take place in Assisi in October 2011,...
  • The SSPX claim the Novus Ordo is a Protestant rite. Can they be serious?

    02/28/2011 1:02:22 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 28, 2011 | William Oddie
    Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta holds a monstrance containing the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)The current Catholic Herald debate on the collapse of the doctrinal discussions between the Vatican and the SSPX is getting a substantial response, and has been noticed elsewhere in the blogosphere. The whole debate, according to one blog, The Sensible Bond, was predictable: “On the one side, high-minded papal loyalists cannot say enough about how disobedient the SSPX is, or how proud. On the other side, SSPX tub thumpers jeer about the hierarchy’s tendency to wink at all rebellions apart from the SSPX’s, and the busted flush of...
  • Catholic splinter group sees no Vatican accord [Catholic Caucus]

    02/22/2011 12:48:38 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 22, 2011 | Tom Heneghan
    Monsignor Charles Scicula (L), a Vatican doctrinal official, watches as Vatican's spokesman Father Federico Lombardi speaks during a news conference in the Holy See press office at the Vatican July 15, 2010. Vatican talks with a controversial Catholic splinter group are nearing an end without any accord on reintegrating the ultra-traditionalists, including a bishop whose denial of the Holocaust has embarrassed Pope Benedict.Bishop Bernard Fellay has said his Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) has not succeeded in convincing Vatican officials to turn Church teaching back half a century to where it stood before the reforms of the Second...
  • Saarland in Germany Closes Two Schools of the SSPX

    01/10/2011 10:56:32 PM PST · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/10/2011 | Tancred
    The Society of Pius X identifies the measures of Education Minister Klaus Kessler (Grüne) as "politically ideological" and will challenge them legally. Saarbrücken ( The Education Ministry of Saarland has concluded that with the end of the current half of the school year, two Saarland schools, which are operated by the Society of Pius X, must conclude their operation. It falls upon the grade school in St. Arnual in Fechingen, according to SR-Online. The back ground for this is, according to Education Minister Kessler (Grüne), the long conflct related to the dormitory of the Heart of Jesus Realschule, which the...
  • German Ecumenism-Bishops Don't Want Dialogue with Traditionalists

    12/26/2010 4:14:28 PM PST · by 0beron · 3 replies | 11/26/2010 | Tancred
    Fr. Franz Schmidberger: Above all the old who continuously try to revive the promise of the "Spirit of the Council". That means that the Counciliar ideology will sooner or later become obsolete. [] The Christ Child is the King of all times and lands. This was what the German District Superior of the Society of St. Pius X,, Father Franz Schmidberger said this Holy Night in a video speech.
  • SSPX Superior Germany: "We Are Happy to Fulfill Pope Benedict's Wishes"

    12/22/2010 9:04:24 AM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tancred
    [b]The SSPX Buys a New Church in Cologne [/b] Recently Purchased "New Apostle Church" in Cologne (, Köln) The Society of Pius X has purchased a new church in Cologne. They've recently just made this known. The Superior of the German District, Father Franz Schmidberger is "very happy" about the new purchase: "It is like a Christmas gift, that has come about because of the willingness of our faithful to sacrifice." Father hopes that the new Church will bring the blessings of the Immemorial mass in and around Cologne. [Where there has been some trouble getting the Mass properly available...
  • No SSPX Priests Allowed in Vienna's Cathedral Book Store

    12/06/2010 12:36:32 PM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/06/2010 | Tancred
    The New Book About "Hetzendorf" by Publisher 'Facultas' Today a book was ordered in Vienna, that didn't just bring the local Archdiocese to snort. The first drops of sweat are flowing. (, Wien) This evening Heidemarie Seblatnig presented her new book "Hetzendorf and the Iconoclasim of the Second Half of the 20th Century" in Vienna according to neo-Conservative videosite ''.
  • Bishop Fellay: Rome Divided, Some Love, Some Hate Society's Work

    10/08/2010 12:04:31 AM PDT · by 0beron · 20 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/07/2010 | Tancred
    In fact the Society of St. Pius says there are two parties in Rome: "One always has to ask, who will have the last word" -- explained the Society's Head in an Exclusive interview. [] Today Bishop Bernard Fellay -- the General Superior of the Priestly Society of St. Piux X -- on the occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary Jubilee of his Society. He did this in the context of an exclusive interview with French Pius-Portal 'La Porte Latine'. The Society of Pius X was recognized in 1970, November 1, by the then Bishop of Freiburg in Switzerland, Msgr Francois...
  • Society St. Pius X Will Celebrate Mass at Lisieux Basilica

    10/01/2010 7:43:10 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/01/2010 | Tancred
    Different Bishop, different morals: In the last years the Society of Pius X has celebrated with thousands of faithful in open air High Masses behind the Basilica of Lisieux. Tomorrow the Faithful may use the Basilica. [, Lisieux]Tomorrow afternoon the Society of Saint Pius X will celebrate the Old Rite in the Basilica of St. Lisieux. The Society has published this on their French Website. The yearly pilgrimage on foot to Liseux was organized from the Priory of the Society in the village Gavrus in Normandy.
  • 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 ( 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 [ just had to throw that...
  • Bishop Fellay: If Bonifatius Had Followed the Spirit of Vatican II, No Catholics In Germany

    09/16/2010 4:48:26 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/16/2010 | Tancred
    [b]Pius Believers are Unfortunately Not Anglicans[/b] [b]The Superior General of the Society of Pius X made the point: If Saint Bonifatius had followed the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, there wouldn't be any Catholics in Germany.[/b] [, Fulda] On the past Sunday 1500 Traditionalists made a Pilgrimage to the grave of St. Bonifatius (+754) in Fulda. It is the seventh national pilgrimage of the German District of the Society has undertaken to the tomb of the Saint. The Pontifical Office was celebrated on Sunday by the General Superior of the Society of Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay.
  • The Pope as Professor with His Students: More on Schülerkreis

    08/29/2010 1:58:01 AM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/28/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: the meeting is interesting, as we've said before, in light of the talks currently taking place each month with the Society of Pius X. It is hard to see, given the previous statements about statements which appear to capitulate the Church's previous positions to the modern world, will square with the resistance shown to the Society's representatives. The fact is, we don't know what is being said about Vatican II, but there is almost no doubt that the concerns that were realized by the Society of Pius X will be dealt with in this meeting and that whatever the...
  • What's Your Theological Deal-Killer? [Catholic Caucus]

    08/25/2010 1:42:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | August 25, 2010 | John Zmirak
    Sitting over an overpriced gin and tonic at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, I probed the excommunicated bishop about his secret sedevacantism. I didn't toss the issue naked on the table, since he would simply have denied everything. But I knew from several sources that, while the man publicly claimed to accept the legitimacy of then-Pope John Paul II, privately he sowed doubts among his friendlier seminarians. He whispered that the "formal and material heresies" taught by that pope had quite possibly deprived Karol Wotyjla of the throne. That would have left the seat (sede) of...
  • Why Are We Traditional Catholics?

    08/19/2010 8:44:36 PM PDT · by murphE · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Voice of Catholic Radio on Long Island ^ | 3/22/10 | Connie Bagnoli
    In response to my own frustration, I prepared a statement for my grown children who were raised in the post-Vatican II church, having been born in the mid-1960's. After floundering in the Novus Ordo churches for many years, my husband and I discovered, by the grace of God, the Catholic Faith was alive and well in a neighborhood SSPX Chapel. By this time, our adult children were suffering from poor catechetics, diluted doctrines, pabulum sermons and undemanding Catholicism. Totally ignorant of the pre-Vatican II church, our return to "Tradition" was confusing and bewildering for them. Where do you begin to...
  • Germany: Church Departures Only Climbed Slightly in 2009

    08/13/2010 12:13:50 AM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/12/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: The Traditionalists never left the Catholic Church, and it's Bishop Williamson who hasn't denied the Holocaust in Germany where it's a crime to speak one's mind. In any event, these figures for the Church are promising and show that the German people can, as many of them always have, think for themselves. This should also put a bit of a stopper on those Austrian Statistics indicating 100,000 departures. You look at this, after lifting of excommunications, the German Church was still growing. The numbers in departures are climbing only lightly despite the conflict concerning the SSPX: According to the...