The little-known Encyclical ‘Quartus Supra’…
Pope Pius IX’s Syllabus of LEFEBVRIST Errors (1873)
On January 6, 1873, the magnificent Pope Pius IX published the encyclical letter Quartus Supra. It is addressed to “Our Venerable Brothers Anthony Peter IX, Patriarch of Cilicia, and the Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Laity, Our Beloved Children of the Armenian Rite Who are in Loving Communion with the Apostolic See.”
This beautiful magisterial text concerns the threat of an emerging schism in the Armenian church and refutes the specious argumentation brought forward by those trying to justify their disobedience while still claiming to be loyal subjects of the Pope.… READ MORE
Thirteen Inconvenient Questions
for the Society of St. Pius X
It has now been over three years that the priestly fraternity established in 1970 by Abp. Marcel Lefebvre, the so-called Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), has had a new superior general. On July 11, 2018, the SSPX general chapter convened in Econe, Switzerland, and elected Fr. Davide Pagliarani for a twelve-year term to succeed Bp. Bernard Fellay as head of the group, who had been in office since 1994.
Considering how antithetical to all the SSPX stands for, the last eight-and-a-half years under “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) have been, one would think that the Lefebvrists are up in arms against the brazen apostasy being constantly perpetrated by the man they insist is the Vicar of Christ on earth.… READ MORE
Top Lefebvrist contradicts traditional Catholic doctrine
SSPX Superior General blasts Traditionis Custodes:
A Sedevacantist Critique
SSPX Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani
Yesterday, on July 22, 2021, the headquarters of the Lefebvrist Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX or SSPX) in Menzingen, Switzerland, released an official Letter from its Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, in response to the recent “Apostolic Letter” issued motu proprio by “Pope” Francis, Traditionis Custodes, which severely limits the use of the Roman Missal of 1962 (“Traditional Latin Mass”) and eventually phases it out completely. It can be found here:
Unlike the polemical article “From the Reserve to the Zoo” which the SSPX news team had released on July 17, this more formal reaction from the Superior General is quite different in tone, yet just as stern on the issues.… READ MORE
Denounces “slanderous piece of yellow journalism”…
SSPX responds to Church Militant Report on Sexual Abuse
[UPDATE 24-APR-2020 03:00 UTC: Church Militant‘s Response to SSPX]
Yesterday, Apr. 22, we reported on a Church Militant investigative piece about the Society of St. Pius X and sexual abuse. Today, the U.S. district of the SSPX has published a response.
For the sake of justice and to underscore that we are not interested in anything except a theological battle with the SSPX (and Church Militant, incidentally), we are reproducing the SSPX’s response in full below, with no changes made in any way, and will leave it uncommented:
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Horrifying, sickening, infuriating…
Report: Rampant Sex Abuse and Cover-Up by SSPX Clergy
UPDATES 23-APR-2020 18:39 UTC:
UPDATE 23-APR-2020 19:44 UTC:
UPDATE 24-APR-2020 03:00 UTC:
This is not a happy post to write. Contrary to what some will say, we’re not publishing this write-up because it’s a golden opportunity to slam the Society of St. Pius X. While we strongly oppose the Lefebvrist SSPX, we do so on theological grounds and not out of personal animosity.… READ MORE
Three weeks of rainforest theology…
Welcome to the Jungle:
Chronicling the AMAZON SYNOD
Your One-Stop Resource for All Things Pan-Amazon Synod
(October 6-27, 2019)
Official Vatican Sites
Official Documents and Videos
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Fun & informative podcast…
“Saint” Paul VI, Never-Revoked Covenant?, and “Me Too”
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It is time again for another episode: Novus Ordo Watch is pleased to sponsor for our readers and listeners — and anyone else who may be interested — the phenomenal podcast program Francis Watch, in which host Stephen Heiner of True Restoration analyses with his sedevacantist guests, Bishop Donald J. Sanborn and Fr. Anthony Cekada, the latest chaos perpetrated by Jorge Bergoglio, otherwise known as “Pope Francis”. Theological shenanigans by “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI and “Bp.”… READ MORE
Interview with Austrian newspaper
New SSPX Superior: ‘We are Deeply Distraught by this Pope’
The Dec. 15, 2018 edition of the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten contains a brief, half-page interview with the new Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Fr. Davide Pagliarani, who succeeded Bp. Bernard Fellay as head of the Lefebvrists this past summer.
The conversation, which was conducted by Josef Bruckmoser, was published on the paper’s web site (digital subscription required), and an English translation was released on the SSPX’s news portal, where it can be accessed in full for free:
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Bp. Fellay and Fr. Schmidberger elected “Advisors” to new SSPX Leadership
The Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X has concluded its General Chapter in Swiss Ecône, which meets once every six years and elects a superior every twelve years. The election of the Superior General had been placed first on the agenda, and on July 11, the announcement was made that Fr. Davide Pagliarani had been elected, replacing Bp. Fellay, whose second term had come to an end.
On July 20, the penultimate day of the conference, the SSPX General House released another communiqué, which states:
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The General Chapter of the SSPX has elected two General Councillors to serve on the Council of the Superior General, Father Davide Pagliarani, in accordance with the customs and law of the Church.
Succeeds Bp. Fellay effective immediately…
Society of St. Pius X elects Fr. Davide Pagliarani new Superior General
[UPDATE 11-JUL-18 23:20 UTC: Bp. de Galaretta and Fr. Bouchacourt elected first and second assistants to new superior Fr. Pagliarani — see updates below]
Today, July 11, 2018, the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X lected a new Superior General. It is Fr. Davide Pagliarani. The SSPX has released an official communiqué making this announcement:
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Election of the Superior General
On July 11, 2018, Father Davide Pagliarani was elected Superior General, for a mandate of 12 years, by the 4th General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X.