30 Year Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Stephen Abdoo (SSPX): 7/26/87

“It is now thirty years since Father Stephen Abdoo died in a motor accident in New Zealand. He was the first priest of the Society of St Pius X, formed in 1970, to die. Would that the SSPX today still had defenders of the Faith like Father Abdoo. His “Open Letter” still has application in our…


Menzingen’s Mistake (Part II and III)

MENZINGEN’S MISTAKE – II July 15, 2017 Number DXXII (522)Printable PDF Rome says, the Church’s crisis is not such. Now Menzingen is likewise out of touch. The problem of the June 13 letter from Society of St Pius X headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland, meant to “set the record straight on marriages” after Rome’s April 4…


The Sodalitium Pianum Blog has added “Categories”

As a courtesy to our readers, the Sodalitium Pianum blog has added “categories” (or “tags”) to the top of all our articles and posts. A category pertains to a particular subject, such as: SSPX Marriages; Bishop Williamson; Jewish Question; SSPX/Rome; Bishop Faure; Non Una Cum; Novus Ordo; etc. So, if for example you wanted to…


Resistance to Menzingen Liberalism Spreads in France

Exceptional “The Eagle of Lyon,” No. 326 (July/August, 2017) [The monthly newsletter for the Priory of Lyon, France] by Abbé François-Xavier Camper SSPX Prior of Lyon [Translation courtesy of Samuel at Tradidi.com; emphasis is ours] Often the law, by giving a general rule of action, also provides for the exception which will undoubtedly occur, so…


Interview with Mr. Hugh Akins on “Catholic Action”

Some readers of the Sodalitium Pianum blog who may be familiar with Mr. Hugh Akins’ book “Synagogue Rising,” may not be familiar with his role in Catholic Action in the United States (or even have a precise understanding of what, exactly, Catholic Action consists).  In order to remedy that situation, and increase awareness about the…


Maximum Tension Among SSPX Priests

The following excellent insights come, once again, from Christian Lasalle over at the French website Medias-Presse.info (MPI).  For those who are not familiar with this website, you are missing out on some excellent articles regarding the crisis in the SSPX.  You can subscribe to MPI by clicking on the red “S’abonner” button in the upper right-hand…


Shocking Response from Dom Lorenco Fleichman

Only two days after posting Dom Lorenco Fleichman’s 2001 “Open Letter to the Priests of Campos” we received the following message from him: Dear Sirs, The publication of my “Open Letter to the Fathers of Campos“, without my authorization, on the blog Sodalitium Pianum might induce your readers to believe that I could share the…


“FSSPX News”

After a too-long hiatus, our friends at the Psalm 129 blog are back at the wheel, and we present to you their latest article regarding the new FSSPX News website (which recently replaced DICI.org). You can view all Psalm 129 articles by clicking on the link to their site in the right-hand sidebar, or by…


**UPDATED** Mass Announcement: Fr. Giacomo Ballini (SAJM) in St. Paul, MN on 7/16

  Fr. Giacomo Ballini (SAJM) will be in St. Paul, MN to celebrate Mass on Sunday (July 16) at 6:30PM. The Mass venue will be: Hotel Metro (2201 Burns Ave, St Paul, MN 55119) Though the St. Paul/Minneapolis mission is affiliated with Bishop Gerardo Zendejas and the SAJM, all are welcome to attend. For those who…


An Excellent Eleison Comments: Menzingen’s Mistake – I

MENZINGEN’S MISTAKE – I July 8, 2017 Number DXXI (521)Printable PDF Liberals are wolves, and wolves can only bite – Catholics who choose to keep away are right! Not all readers of these “Comments” may appreciate their regular return to what can look like mere “quarrels between priests,” but let such readers recall – or…