Category: SSPX/Rome

Preliminary Reflections on the Roman Holy Week Indult

Preliminary Reflections on the Roman Holy Week Indult

by Sean Johnson 4/6/18   Introduction:  Several years ago, the Rorate Coeli blog, surprisingly, posted a translated critique of the “reformed” 1955/56 Holy Week rites of Pius XII by Fr. Stefano Carusi (a priest of the indultarian Institute of the Good Shepherd), which stands as a withering indictment of the Pian Holy Week “reforms” from beginning to end.…

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Regarding the Marriage Debacle in Canada

Regarding the Marriage Debacle in Canada

(Canadian SSPX’ers getting married by the local conciliar priest at a Novus Ordo church, while the SSPX priest looks on.)   The Sodalitium Pianum blog has published many articles recounting the tactic by which Menzingen has been inculcating scruples into its own clergy and faithful as a means of driving support for the acceptance of…

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Eleison Comments #551: “Official Church?” (Brief Commentary Follows)

Eleison Comments #551: “Official Church?” (Brief Commentary Follows)

  February 3, 2018 Number DLI (551)Printable PDF Rome may manoeuvre, dodge, deceive, outwit, But with lines curved straight things by God are writ.   One needs to be very careful with words, because words are the handle of our mind upon things, and things are the stuff of everyday life. Therefore upon words depends…

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The Reason for Treason

The Reason for Treason

Christian LaSalle of the French news outlet Medias-Presse recently published an article which contains a wonderful explanation of why some SSPX priests and faithful, formerly strong and vigorous in their defense of Tradition, suddenly throw in the towel, and run to modernist Rome. The article also explains why the acceptance of a purely practical accord is out…

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Nice Try, Mr. McCall!

Nice Try, Mr. McCall!

 By Fr. Pierre Roy 1/23/18 French Original Here [Note: Sodalitium Pianum does not support Fr. Roy’s ‘non-una cum’ position, but this particular article is excellent.  It was translated from the original French by DeepL, which is a much better utility than Google Translate, and then tweaked afterwards.  As such it will not be perfect.]  …

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Roman Ratification (Part II): A Priest Responds

Roman Ratification (Part II): A Priest Responds

Immediately after the publishing of our article “Preliminary Thoughts on a Roman Ratification,” we received the following email from a priest who took exception to the “cautious” approach we took.   He is not a native English speaker, and gave me permission to “smooth out” his English, and I have done so without softening any of…

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Preliminary Thoughts on a Roman Ratification

Preliminary Thoughts on a Roman Ratification

Preliminary Thoughts on a Roman Ratification by Sean Johnson 1/13/18   Introduction: On January 12, the French conciliar journal La Croix ran a story on the forthcoming SSPX General Chapter, which included the following quote from French District Superior, Fr. Christian Bouchacourt: “D’ailleurs, dès qu’un nouveau supérieur est élu, la décision est immédiatement transmise au Vatican.”  [“Moreover,…

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Accordists: Saying Everything and its Opposite

Accordists: Saying Everything and its Opposite

A few days ago, FSSPX/News published another accordist apologetic by Fr. Paul Robinson, the central premise of which was this: Those Resistance people who claim Archbishop Lefebvre changed his posture towards Rome after the 1988 episcopal consecrations, and thereafter refused to consider a practical accord with unconverted Rome, are thereby impugning the integrity of Archbishop Lefebvre, who…

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Turbulence

Turbulence

by Sean Johnson 12/27/117   For those who have been following the long, incremental process of canonical “regularization” of the SSPX, it can surely seem as though a deal is just around the corner: The Society has already “regularized” its sacramental life by accepting the grant of conciliar jurisdiction to administer the sacraments of confession…

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A Writer Worth Following: Mikaël

A Writer Worth Following: Mikaël

“Fidélité Catholique Francophone” is the name of the French Resistance Forum, and among several notable writers, there is a French-speaking Swiss who goes by the username “Mikaël” whose thoughts are worth reading.  Any given post he writes is likely to yield something of value, and he seems to be not only well-informed, but also intelligent in…

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Fr. Schmidberger Condemns the Ralliement…in 1992 (With Brief Commentary)

Fr. Schmidberger Condemns the Ralliement…in 1992 (With Brief Commentary)

  SUPERIOR GENERAL’S LETTER TO FRIENDS AND BENEFACTORS 28th February, 1992 – Feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows   Dear Friends and Benefactors, To keep you abreast of our contacts with the authorities in Rome and to make our position clearly known, we would like to put before you the letter we wrote…

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Following the SSPX No Matter What

Following the SSPX No Matter What

  If you haven’t checked out Samuel Loeman’s newly revamped Tradidi website yet, now would be a good time to do it: He has just translated a short article from Gloria.tv titled Is the Prelature Close?, which explains why most SSPX clergy and faithful will stay right where they are, no matter what Rome or Menzingen do next. A…

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Eleison Comments #539: Menzingen Commands

Eleison Comments #539: Menzingen Commands

Menzingen Commands November 11, 2017 Providence has kept the Society safe at home – ? By blocking many attempts to join with Rome! By no means all readers of these “Comments” are in favour of criticism of the words and deeds of the Headquarters at Menzingen of the Newsociety of St Pius X. However, there…

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More Bewildering SSPX Mass Changes

More Bewildering SSPX Mass Changes

[New SSPX Mass Guidelines have been inserted into the pews at the Chapel] * A few weeks ago, Sodalitium Pianum published an article titled “SSPX Preparing for a Hybrid Mass?,” in which we posted a story by the conciliar Tridentina Malta blog which claimed to have access to highly placed Roman sources who confirmed that as of Advent/2018,…

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