Holy Week Destroyed: Monday

Holy Week Destroyed: Monday

[Once the recording for Monday in Holy Week is uploaded onto YouTube, it will be placed here with full attribution.  As with Palm Sunday, this may take a day or two.]   The prayers of the fully (pre-1951-1955/6) traditional Monday in Holy Week focus on the persecution of the Church and Her members: The Introit: “Overthrow…

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Holy Week Destroyed: Palm Sunday

Holy Week Destroyed: Palm Sunday

The following video contains the celebration of Palm Sunday (with blessing of palms and procession) according to the fully traditional rite as it existed prior to the 1951-1955/6 innovations of Bugnini, et al. I believe the priest is Fr. Ashley of Mater Ecclesia chapel in New Jersey (i.e., an indult priest).  This was not the…

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Notice of Lenten Hiatus

Notice of Lenten Hiatus

In order to enter more deeply into the spirit of Lent, the Sodalitium Pianum blog will be taking a hiatus from posting new content until Holy Week. At that time, we will do our best to post YouTube videos of the fully traditional (i.e., Pre-Bugnini/Pius XII) ceremonies of Holy Week. Some of these ceremonies have…

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Eleison Comments (#552): Defending Menzingen

Eleison Comments (#552): Defending Menzingen

Defending Menzingen February 10, 2018 Number DLII (552)Printable PDF Confusion reigns, descending from on high. Pray for the Pope and bishops, ere they die!   Thanks to the directly anti-Catholic words and deeds for the last five years of the present occupant of the See of Peter, delinquencies to which the way was opened by…

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Three SAJM Seminarians Receive the Cassock

Three SAJM Seminarians Receive the Cassock

Pictures from the Ceremony and Seminary Life in Avrille, France [For more information on the SAJM, please visit their official site HERE] [For information on the SAJM seminary, please see HERE]   Oh Lord, grant us priests Oh Lord, grant us holy priests Oh Lord, grant us many holy priests Oh Lord, grant us many holy religious…

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Latest Issue of Oportet Christum Regnare Now Available!

Latest Issue of Oportet Christum Regnare Now Available!

Mr. Hugh Akins’ League of Christ the King has just released and distributed the most recent issue of the quarterly Resistance journal Oportet Christum Regnare (at present, the Resistance’s only hard-copy subscription periodical).  If you are a current subscriber, you will be receiving it soon, if you haven’t already.  If you are not a subscriber, you…

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Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part II): Monsignor Gromier Critiques the Revised Holy Week

Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part II): Monsignor Gromier Critiques the Revised Holy Week

 THE “RESTORED” HOLY WEEK Msgr Léon Gromier, Papal Master of Ceremonies of Pius XII Paris, July – 1960  http://www.kristkonung.se/gromier.html [Original] Translated by Fr. Anthony Chadwick   Translators Note: Msgr Gromier uses the term pastoral in the substantive, or pastorals in the plural, meaning a person with pastoral ideals. In the context of this conference, the term denotes someone who wishes to…

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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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Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part I): Introducing Monsignor Leon Gromier

Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part I): Introducing Monsignor Leon Gromier

Monsignor Leon Gromier (1879 – 1965): (Consulter to the Congregation of Rites since the time of Pope St. Pius X, and Ceremonieri of Pope Pius XII)   Last month, we posted a study on the changes to the traditional Holy Week rites written by Fr. Stefano Carusi, IBP (i.e., an Ecclesia Dei priest) which transpired between…

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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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Older Post Formatting Has Been Updated

Older Post Formatting Has Been Updated

Dear Readers- If you have been following this blog for a while, you know we migrated blog platforms in February of 2017. As a result of that platform migration, many of the older posts (particularly those between October/2016 – January/2017) suffered irritating formatting issues (e.g., The old white font on black background was transposed onto…

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Feminism Hits the SSPX

Feminism Hits the SSPX

Concomitant with the absorption of the SSPX into the conciliar church, is its infection with worldliness.  After all, what is conciliarism, but a capitulation of “Catholicism” to the values of materialistic secularism?  Anyone who understands this, then, will not be surprised to see all the same deviations currently plaguing the conciliar Church (e.g., feminism, materialism,…

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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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