Posts Tagged ‘Society of St Pius X’

Society of St Pius X new leader elected

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) has elected Italian priest Fr Davide Pagliarani as its new leader for the next 12 years. Pagliarani succeeds Bishop Bernard Fellay. Jean-Marie Guénois, religion correspondent at French newspaper Le Figaro, said Bishop Fellay had been “ousted” in favour of a candidate who opposes further rapprochement with the Vatican. Read more

Conservatives attempt to correct Pope’s “heresy” using medieval means

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Some conservative Catholics say parts of Amoris Laetitia amount to heresy and have sent Pope Francis a medieval “filial correction”. Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia last year after two synods on the Family. Sixty-two clergy, theologians, academics and a bishop from the Society of St.Pius X – a Catholic break-away cult – have written to him Read more

ERO gives big tick to Whanganui SSPX traditionalist schools

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

When the Education Review Office (ERO) visited the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) schools in Whanganui the children behaved so beautifully, the inspectors were sure the schools had been tipped off. Deciding then to catch the schools out by visiting again when they were least expected, they found the children equally as good. The Education Review Office Read more

Bishop warns of excommunication for going to SSPX Masses

Friday, November 7th, 2014

An Italian bishop has warned that Catholics who go to Mass at chapels staffed by the traditionalist Society of St Pius X incur excommunication. Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano diocese said SSPX bishops and priests are suspended from priestly ministry. When the faithful receive the sacraments from them, “they break communion with the Catholic Church”. Read more

Vatican will not demand ‘capitulation’ of SSPX

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Vatican will not demand the ‘capitulation’ of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, a spokesman for the former says. The secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, Archbishop Guido Pozzo, told a French media outlet that the Vatican continues to work for reconciliation with the society. Formal talks between the SSPX and the Congregation Read more

Society of St Pius X hold Christ the King parade

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Society of St Pius X in Wanganui have been reported as being the only catholic church in New Zealand to hold a special parade for the Feast of Christ the King last Sunday. The parade left the Alma Rd church after a solemn High Mass, with papal flags fluttering, colourful robes and an embroidered Read more

Traditionalist Bishop Bernard Fellay to visit New Zealand

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

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

Pope’s bid to win over Catholic traditionalists dims

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

Vatican II main stumbling block for SSPX reconciliation

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The teachings of the Second Vatican Council have emerged as the main obstacle to reconciliation between the Society of St Pius X and the Holy See. Three conditions for SSPX reconciliation with Rome have been revealed in a letter from its secretary-general, Father Christian Thouvenot, to regional superiors. Part of the first condition is “The Read more