BY MAIKE HICKSON ON AUGUST 16, 2016 All faithful Catholics throughout the world face right now the situation that, in human terms, there is rather little hope for the faithful missionary future of the Catholic Church, as well as for the world – given its blinding illusions and its permeating weaknesses in the face of pressures both from the permeating Muslim threat as well as from the Western gender ideology (as Roberto de Mattei pointed out Continue Reading →
Posted on 11 August 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf One of the most significant points of conflict between the SSPX and the Holy See has been the issue of the document of Vatican II Nostra aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions. Over the years, I’ve said that this document, as well as the document on religious liberty Dignitatis humanae, shouldn’t have to be an obstacle. Of course, ecumenism and religious liberty are Continue Reading →
It seems an important question to ask at this time; for we have recently endured a recurrence (which was predominant after Vatican II) of adhering more to pastoral practices and less to our Doctrinal beliefs. Practices, that for all intents and purposes, seem to fly counter to the Doctrines of our Faith. For the Doctrines of the faith and all practices which emphasize those Doctrines are seen to be Draconian in our present expression of faith which looks more like Continue Reading →
BY MAIKE HICKSON ON AUGUST 9, 2016 In a recent interview published by the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit (32/2016), Italian Archbishop Guido Pozzo (64), Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED), made some important statements concerning his qualitatively progressing negotiations with the Society of Saint Pius X — negotiations which fall under the purview of the PCED. His comments make it clear that the process of formal inclusion of the SSPX is advancing, and that Continue Reading →
Claire Chretien August 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) —The Vatican has offered the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) a personal prelature and confirmed that certain documents from the Second Vatican Council are not doctrinal in nature, according to an Italian archbishop tasked with overseeing the canonically irregular group’s return to full Communion with Rome. Archbishop Guido Pozzo, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, told a German newspaper that Pope Francis has offered the SSPX Continue Reading →
Written by Patrick Archbold The admonishment is stated so often in discussions about inner Church workings that many people treat it as axiomatic: Do not view the Church through a political lens, the Church is different. Yes, the Church is different. You cannot view the Church as simply aligning with your local political situation, but the Church is inherently political. Where there are people involved, there is politics. And I venture to say that not Continue Reading →
The Christian Life.
THE REMNANT NEWSPAPER: On Archbishop DiNoia, Religious Liberty and the SSPX. The argument as seen from the side of the SSPX.
When the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) became separated from the Post Conciliar Church, it was a scandal that has continued to reverberate until today. In one sense I understand the excommunication because of the illicit installation and consecration of new bishops without papal approval. On the other hand I have much sympathy for the position of the group as a whole. The excommunication has been lifted by the Pope recently as a peace Continue Reading →