Posts Tagged ‘SSPX’

CDF prefect to meet SSPX head this month Comments 0

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith will reportedly meet the superior of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X this month. The meeting between Cardinal Gerhard Müller and Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX, on September 21, has been labelled as “informal”. If it goes ahead, it will be Cardinal Müller’s first meeting with Read more

SSPX steps in when Rome refuses funeral for Nazi Comments 0

Friday, October 18th, 2013

After the diocese of Rome refused a public funeral for Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, the breakaway Society of St Pius X arranged a funeral that was suspended after a clash between ultra-right-wing sympathisers and enraged citizens. The controversy over the proposed funeral overshadowed ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the deportation of more than Read more

SSPX scorns prospect of agreement with Holy See Comments 0

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The head of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X has denounced Vatican II, described the post-conciliar Mass as “evil”, and said he is grateful the group never reached an accommodation with the Holy See. Bishop Bernard Fellay also said: “The situation of the Church is a real disaster, and the present Pope is making Read more

Traditionalist Bishop Bernard Fellay to visit New Zealand Comments 1

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The superior general of of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, is coming to New Zealand in October this year, and supporters hope he will bless a former Catholic church building that is to be moved from Rotorua to Auckland. According to an SSPX New Zealand newsletter, Bishop Fellay will also Read more

Vatican official Guido Pozzo returns to post on traditionalists Comments 0

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

A former official at the Vatican office responsible for reaching out to Catholic priests in schism with the church over the Second Vatican Council has been returned to the post. Guido Pozzo, a curial official who was made an archbishop in the interim period, is once again the secretary for the pontifical commission “Ecclesia Dei.” Read more

SSPX superior reports no progress to followers Comments 0

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The superior of the Society of St Pius X has told his followers that no progress has been made in achieving a canonical reconciliation with the Holy See. In a letter to SSPX members, Bishop Bernard Fellay said negotiations with the Holy See in 2012 put the society in “a delicate position”. He said the Read more

Traditionalists oust Holocaust-denying bishop Comments 2

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The breakaway traditionalist group Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) expelled on Wednesday Bishop Richard Williamson, a British prelate. Williamson sparked a global crisis in Jewish-Catholic relations in 2009 for denying the Holocaust shortly before Pope Benedict XVI readmitted him to the Church. The SSPX announced that Williamson had been “excluded” from its ranks on Read more

Vatican official says no more talks with Catholic traditionalists Comments 0

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Vatican has no more plans for further talks with Catholic traditionalists who insist the Church must revoke modernising reforms launched five decades ago, a report by Reuters quoted Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Catholic News Agency (CNA), however, quoted Mueller as saying hope must be Read more

Pope’s bid to win over Catholic traditionalists dims Comments 0

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Pope Benedict’s bid to draw rebel Catholic traditionalists back to the Roman fold seems to have hit a dead end with little apparent hope of a solution, a Reuters report said. Bishop Bernard Fellay, one of the leaders of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), who Church officials expect will send a formal reply Read more

Holocaust-denying SSPX bishop now faces expulsion Comments 0

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

More internal strife has arisen in the breakaway Catholic Society of St. Pius X, after Bishop Richard Williamson made an unapproved visit to a large group in Brazil. Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, the society’s district superior of South America, said the bishop’s visit was “a serious act against the virtue of obedience” that did not respect Read more