Pope Francis and the SSPX Regularization

Pope Francis and the SSPX Regularization

Episode 10

Published on Nov 24, 2016

As the Year of Mercy closes, Pope Francis extends permission to hear Confessions to priests of the Society of St. Pius X. But, the rumors mills were wrong. The Pope did not regularize the SSPX. Why not? Is this a good thing? Where do you come down on the “schism” of the SSPX. Michael Matt goes details why many Catholics are breathing a sigh of relief this Thanksgiving.

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3 comments on “Pope Francis and the SSPX Regularization

  1. The SSPX is NOT in schism; the Vatican II churcch is in schism with everything the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has declared to be true until Vatican II upset the applecart. I pray the SSPX retains its resolve to not join those in schism with the Faith. It is impossible to reconcile the “spirit of Assisi” with the holy Catholic faith. The ecclesia supplet which the Church provides in an emergency will take care of the Society and all priests and bishops who retain the Faith.

  2. De Mattei, posted earlier by gpm: angelqueen.org/2016/11/23/r-de-mattei-on-jubilee-contradiction-the-lutheran-subversion-of-catholic-doctrine-on-divine-justice/#comments

    … In this letter Pope Bergoglio, establishes that those who attend the churches officiated by the priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X, can receive validly and lawfully, sacramental absolution. The Pope thus rectifies that which constituted the main factor of “irregularity” in the Fraternity founded by Monsignor Lefebvre: the validity of their confessions. It would be contradictory to imagine that once confessions are recognized as valid and lawful, that the Masses celebrated by the priests of the Fraternity not be considered just as lawful, which are valid in any case. At this point it is not understood why an agreement is necessary between Rome and the Fraternity founded by Monsignor Lefebvre, seeing as the position of these priests is de facto regularized and that the doctrinal problems up for discussion – for the Pope – as is well-known – are of little interest.

    • That’s how I read it, too, Cyprian.

      Schism means literally to cut off. It wasn’t honest Catholics who saw what was being done to the Faith who cut themselves off from the Perennial Magisterium and Sacred Tradition in the 60s and 70s. They saw both being tossed out with the altars, statues, confessionals, devotions and, most important of all, the one and only Rite of the Roman Latin Rite, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

      For anyone whomsoever (quicumque) to have dared tamper with the Mass is a horrifying and schismatic act.

      Quo Primum spelled it out in an infallibly defined and absolutely clear warning to anyone, including any future pope(s) that the Divine Wrath would be visited upon him (them) were QP to be cast aside or changed in any manner whatsoever so as to “create” a “new rite (sic!)”

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