SSPX History

What did the Vatican ask Marcel Lefebvre to do to regularize his society? Read the Protocol he signed with Ratzinger on May 5, 1988. It had provided the terms under which a bishop could be consecrated for the Society–but it was quickly recanted by Lefebvre and he went ahead with his own desire to ordain…

Turkeys at Avigen Indicted

The turkeys running Avigen Turkeys, Inc., have been indicted for cruelty to animals following a PETA expose. This marks the first time in U.S. history that factory-farm employees have faced felony cruelty-to-animals charges for abusing birds. These indictments are the result of PETA’s undercover investigation at Aviagen’s factory farms in West Virginia, which uncovered workers…

More Legionary Communications

Here’s the letter that the head of the Legion of Christ has sent to the members of Regnum Christi. Via Grant Gallicho at Commonweal. Fr. Thomas Williams, LC, responds to questions from OSV. Pictures are coming down. Letter sent out by principal of a Legionary school.

That Swedish Film

Andrew (“The Pilgrimage”) wants to draw our attention to something: the Swedish film that interviewed Bishop Williamson of the SSPX. The point of the film was to show the links between the SSPX in Sweden and reactionary antisemitic groups. The film follows Sten Sandmark, formerly vicar of Oskarshamn, who left the Church of Sweden (Lutheran)…

Where Now for Rome and the SSPX?

James Martin at America, commenting on Robert Mickens in The Tablet. Mickens quotes from Bishop Fellay’s letter of request that got the excommunications lifted. But in a note to his followers on 24 January the bishop revealed another section of his December letter to Cardinal Castrill√≥n that the Vatican decree does not mention. “We are…

Synagoga et Ecclesia

An insight into the worldview of the SSPX: The Mystery of the Jews. It is the classical view of Catholicism toward the Jews, as repeated ubi et ubique from the time of Constantine until Nostra Aetate. It remains enshrined on the facades of countless cathedrals in Europe, where triumphant Ecclesia stands opposed to humiliated Synagoga.…

Maciel Reaction Update

The LC affiliated Zenit news agency has the LC spokesman, Jim Fair, actually using the word “apology.’ We are pained and grieved for any offenses that Father Maciel’s actions have inflicted on the Church and her members. We apologize for the scandal this has caused. But Fr. Paolo Scarafoni is still refusing to acknowledge any…