Communiqué of the General House of the Society of St. Pius X on the letter of Pope Francis at the approach of the Holy Year (September 1, 2015)

1-09-2015  
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The Society of St. Pius X learned, through the press, of the provisions taken by Pope Francis on the occasion of the upcoming Holy Year. In the last paragraph of his letter addressed September 1, 2015, to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the Holy Father […]

Comunicado de la Casa General de la Fraternidad San Pío X sobre la carta del Papa Francisco al acercarse el Año Santo (1° de septiembre de 2015)

1-09-2015  
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La Fraternidad San Pío X toma conocimiento, por la prensa, de las disposiciones que el Papa Francisco ha establecido con ocasión del próximo Año Santo. En el último párrafo de su carta dirigida, el 1° de septiembre de 2015, a Mons. Rino Fisichella, presidente del Pontificio Consejo para la Promoción de la Nueva Evangelización, el […]

The Council as it ought to have been

Until now apologists have contrasted the Council with the postconciliar period, to condemn the second which allegedly betrayed the spirit of the first. They have denounced the “media Council” which supposedly distorted the true Council. They have pilloried the “para-Council” which is said to have obscured the brilliant insights offered by Vatican II. From now […]

Switzerland: An “explosive” publication before the Synod on the Family

7-08-2015  
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In Switzerland, in view of the upcoming Synod on the Family, a work presents the portraits of five families committed to the Church, including a female “couple”. Written in Swiss German by Arnd Bünker and Hanspeter Schmitt, it is entitled Familienvielfalt in der katholischen Kirche (Diversity of Families in the Catholic Church). According to Apic […]

United States: Pope Francis’ approval rating declines

7-08-2015  
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The popularity rating of Pope Francis in the United States has plummeted in 2015. The Supreme Pontiff had a 59% approval rating in July 2015, as opposed to 76% in February 2014, the Gallup Poll published on July 23 announced. Furthermore 16% of those polled had negative opinions about Francis, as opposed to 9% last […]

France: Politicians and religious together to “save the planet”

7-08-2015  
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On July 21, 2015, in Paris, at the Economical, Social and Environmental Council (Cese), the Summit of Consciences regrouped many religious and political leaders from all over the world. Among others were François Hollande, Laurent Fabius, Ségolène Royal, Nicolas Hulot, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Kofi […]

Papal journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, July 5-13, 2015

7-08-2015  
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The ninth apostolic journey of Pope Francis was the occasion to mention the celebration of the bicentennial of the independence of several Latin American countries (1809 for Ecuador and Bolivia, 1811 for Paraguay). According to Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Press Office of the Holy See, when the Pope in his speeches encouraged a […]

From denial to challenge

10-07-2015  
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This year there were only 68 ordinations of diocesan priests throughout all of France and 52 ordinations of religious for a total of 120 new priests. It is predicted that there will be only 6000 priests in France in 5 years as compared to 15,000 today, because 10,000 of them are over 65 years of […]

France: A magazine dedicated to Pope Francis

10-07-2015  
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After Italy and Germany, Pope Francis has now made the front cover of a French magazine entirely dedicated to him. Since June 23, 2015, Notre Pape François (Our Pope Francis) has been available in the newspaper stands for 4.90€. Also sold in Switzerland and Canada, this French version of Il mio papa launched in March […]

United Kingdom: Hospital seeks to turn its chapel into a mosque

10-07-2015  
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The chaplaincy of the General Hospital in Manchester (Western England) wishes to transform its chapel, which was used for Catholic worship for 15 years, into a mosque. According to British paper the Catholic Herald of June 29, 2015, the plan is also to provide a place of worship for Protestants, Jews and even “a room […]

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