Just how “traditional” is the SSPX?

Pope Pius IX condemns Bishop Fellay

There will no doubt be plenty more news, interviews, assertions, clarifications, retractions, and rumors before it finally comes to pass, but it seems pretty clear now that the Society of St. Pius X will indeed sign an agreement with the Modernist Vatican that will give them that coveted “full communion” status and convert them into a personal prelature that answers only to, well, the worst of them all: Chaos Frank (“Pope” Francis). It also seems pretty clear that this will happen before this year is over. Recent news suggests as much:

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Interview on French TV

SSPX Superior Bishop Fellay and the Vatican’s “Stamp of Approval” (now with full English Translation)

[UPDATE 01-FEB-17: Full English translation posted below, entire post revised]

On Jan. 29, 2017, the internet-based French television station TV Libertés broadcast an interview with the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay. The interview, which is roughly 17 minutes in length, was part of the program Terres de Mission and can be watched here:

This video has English subtitles, and a complete English transcript is posted further below.

Bp. Fellay has essentially communicated that de facto relations between the Vatican and the SSPX are already normal, and it is not necessary to wait until everything is “totally satisfactory”. 

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Full Audio: Bishop Sanborn destroys Recognize-and-Resist Position

Memo to all adherents of the recognize-and-resist position: The have-your-pope-and-beat-him party is over.

On January 7, 2017, Bishop Donald J. Sanborn visited Brisbane, Australia, and gave a theological conference on Sedevacantism and its ecclesiological rival, the so-called “recognize-and-resist” position, whose main proponent is the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X. According to “recognize-and-resist”, often abbreviated simply as R&R, Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) and his five predecessors in the Vatican are to be accepted as real Catholic Popes, but — here comes the minor rub — each believer must sift their every act of teaching and governing for what may conform to Catholic Tradition in it and reject all the rest; otherwise, one runs the risk of becoming infected with their Modernist religion to the eternal peril of one’s soul.

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Off the cliff at full throttle…

Bp. Fellay, “Bp.” Schneider, and Chaos Frank:
A Commentary on Recent Developments

As far back as April 3, 2013, a mere 21 days after his election, we predicted that Francis would eventually be known as the “Chaos Pope”; from this we derived his moniker “Chaos Frank”. After almost four years of the blasphemous-heretical buffoon at the helm of the Vatican II Sect, most people would agree. In fact, even the Novus Ordo press is finally starting to wake up to the real Francis, the one about whom we’ve been reporting accurately and realistically since day one, when everyone else was still lauding him for his great “humility” and “Marian piety of the most traditional sort”.

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TRADCAST 016 is here

Catholic podcasting at full throttle…

TRADCAST 016 Now Available

Refuting the errors of Michael Matt, Rev. John Hunwicke, Steve Kellmeyer, and others

TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast

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In case you missed our initial announcement on December 24: Our popular TRADCAST podcast program is back with a brand-new hard-hitting episode that examines some current events and refutes the errors of various Novus Ordo and recognize-but-resist personalities.

The total run time of TRADCAST 016 is just over two hours. As always, the show is packed with solid Catholic doctrine, razor-sharp analysis, insightful information, and a touch of delightful humor.

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016 TRADCAST (24 DEC 2016)

Contents

  • Segment 1: “Papal” election advice; Amoris Laetitia, its critics, and the “Communion” double standard; Steve Kellmeyer and the dumbest blog post of the year; dissecting Michael Matt’s comments in The Remnant Underground 11: “Cardinal Sins: Resisting Pope Francis”
  • Segment 2: SSPX distancing itself from Salza/Siscoe book True or False Pope?; thank-you to benefactors; advice for Roberto de Mattei; a glance at Tom Hoopes’ What Pope Francis Really Said; response to “Fr.” John Hunwicke’s “refutation” of sedevacantism; a game for semi-traditionalists; square peg meets round hole: distorting the papacy to fit Francis into it; The Remnant‘s disingenuous combox moderation; TRADCAST announcement for 2017
  • Total run time: 2 hrs 3 mins
  • Please note: In this TRADCAST episode, we mistakenly say Christopher Ferrara called Francis an “Antichrist Pope”.
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SSPX Faculties extended indefinitely…
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Antipope Francis
“Apostolic Letter” Misericordia et Misera
on Mercy and Peace
November 20, 2016

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At a special press conference today, the Vatican released Francis’ latest official document, the “Apostolic Letter” Misericordia et Misera. The text is available in sundry languages at the Vatican web site, of which we make the following two available via direct links:

Amazingly, the document does not shy away from using the word “adultery”, in its opening sentence even. Of course, it only mentions this word in connection with forgiveness, but it’s still noteworthy because Amoris Laetitia had refused to use the term and spoke instead of “irregular situations”.

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First in a series of falling dominoes?

Louie Verrecchio has had enough:
“Francis is an Antipope”

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Deo gratias! Another Semi-Traditionalist has finally had enough and publicly confessed the truth that is plain for all to see who are courageous enough to look: Francis is not the Pope of the Catholic Church. Mr. Louie Verrecchio, formerly a star pundit of the conservative wing of the Novus Ordo Sect who came to embrace a recognize-but-resist type of traditionalism, has just made the following declaration on his blog, AKA Catholic: “Francis has judged himself a formal heretic. He is, therefore, an antipope” (source).

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Real Catholic Theology vs. Resistance Wonderland

Sedevacantism:

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Bishop Sanborn Responds to Bishop Williamson

Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly with the Society of St. Pius X but expelled in 2012 for being as obedient to Bp. Fellay as Fellay was obedient to John Paul II, still stubbornly clings to the Lefebvrist “recognize-and-resist” position and so continues to reject Sedevacantism. A convert from Anglicanism in 1971, Bp. Williamson has demonstrated again and again that although he always has plenty to say, he has no real grasp of genuine Catholic theology.

Recently, Bp. Williamson published a two-part series against Sedevacantism in his weekly Eleison Comments.

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New video released…

Requiem for True or False Pope: Fr. Cekada buries John Salza and Robert Siscoe’s Latest

In this brand-new video, Fr. Anthony Cekada responds to the latest attempts by John Salza and Robert Siscoe to debunk Sedevacantism. In an informative and entertaining 24-minute clip, Fr. Cekada demonstrates, among other things, that Salza and Siscoe’s much-touted “universal peaceful acceptance” argument not only does not disprove Sedevacantism but supports it and actually proves the recognize-and-resist apologists’ own position false!

In his monumental dogmatic manual on ecclesiology, De Ecclesia Christi, Cardinal Louis Billot (1846-1931) explained that the peaceful acceptance of the entire Church of a particular papal claimant is an infallible sign that the individual in question really is a legitimate Pope.

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“Saint” Teresa of Calcutta…

The “Canonization” of the Apostate Mother Teresa — Another Impossibility for a True Pope

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Mother Teresa worshipping Buddha — DETAILS HERE

Today (Sep. 4, 2016) was the big day: “Pope” Francis declared the Albanian nun Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (1910-97), commonly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a “saint”. Not that we needed any more proof, but this is yet another definitive piece of evidence that Jorge Bergoglio’s claim to being the Pope of the Catholic Church is false. He is not in fact a valid Pope, and this proves it because canonizations of saints are infallible acts, and it is not possible that Mother Teresa, who was a public apostate, could be a saint in the Catholic Church. 

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Aug. 24 Update on SSPX-Rome Relations
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Fellay Tales:
“Pope Francis does not think that Canonizations are infallible” & other curious Anecdotes

 

On August 24, 2016, the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, Bp. Bernard Fellay, offered more of his usual “Fellay Tales” to his adherents, that intriguing mix of the mysterious, the incredible, and the laughable with regard to the SSPX and its relations with the Vatican, which have as their (no doubt intended) effect the continual pacification and confirmation of Lefebvrists in their current position as adherents to Bp. Fellay and the theological “recognize-but-resist” schizophrenia that characterises the Society.

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Sacrae Theologiae Summa

Summary of Sacred Theology:

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Dogmatic Theology Set from 1950s now available in English — complete in 8 Volumes

 

Good news for all who love Catholic theology and all who have long wanted to get their hands on a comprehensive, reliable, and truly Catholic dogmatic theological manual in English: The complete dogmatic theology collection Sacrae Theologiae Summa by a group of Spanish Jesuits is now available in hardcover and ready to ship! The translator is Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., who has rendered the non-Latin-speaking Catholic world a tremendous service.

Unlike other multi-volume manuals on Sacred Theology, this collection was not authored by a single theologian; rather, each volume or topical section has its own author(s), all of them Jesuits.

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SSPX Deal on the home stretch…

Vatican “Abp.” Pozzo:

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Bp. Fellay has Accepted Personal Prelature Proposal for SSPX, Details being Worked Out

 

[UPDATE 29-JUL-16 19:01 UTC: Society of St. Pius X (SSPX): What is and what is not negotiable for reconciliation with the Catholic Church? (Vatican Insider)]

The head of the Vatican’s so-called Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, “Archbishop” Guido Pozzo, has revealed in an interview with the German Christ & Welt that Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), has agreed to canonical regularization under a personal prelature solution, although details are still being worked out.

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Requiem for an Embarrassment

Dead on Arrival:

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An Autopsy of Salza & Siscoe’s
True or False Pope?

In a brand-new 30-minute video, embedded below, a cancer-stricken Fr. Anthony Cekada provides a high-level dissection of the main problems with John Salza and Robert Siscoe’s attempt to refute Sedevacantism in their book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and other Modern Errors. After eliminating various red herrings and emotional arguments made by the anti-sedevacantist duo, Fr. Cekada shows that the foundational argument of the entire book is fatally flawed: Salza and Siscoe, who claim to have researched this topic for 10 years, do not even get the basics right about the sin of heresy.

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