Posts Tagged ‘Traditionalists’

Pope Francis alarms some traditionalists Comments 0

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Pope Francis has recently come under criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The Associated Press reported that the case has become a flashpoint in the “ideological tug-of-war” in the Catholic Church over the pontiff’s agenda. The matter concerns the Franciscan 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

Bishop Mueller stresses need for SSPX to accept Vatican II Comments 0

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has re-stated that the acceptance of the Second Vatican Council is a prerequisite for the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X to rejoin the Church. “One can only be Catholic if one fully recognizes the faith of the Church. This includes the Second Read more

“No deal” Vatican tells traditionalists Comments 0

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Vatican has rejected a submission from the traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) on terms for which SSPX’s reconciliation might be possible. On Friday, Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Levada, met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX leader. The meeting was held at the Vatican and lasted for Read more