France: Are the terrorist attacks bringing French people back to Church?

12-02-2016  
Filed under News, The Church in the world

According to La Croix on January 20, 2016, “ever since the terrorist attacks in France, the churches have been fuller.” Without giving any numbers, the French newspaper described “anonymous persons” who come “in reverence and silence” to “seek for their roots” or “find a refuge”. They slip in “behind the church pillars, silent and deserted […]

The Name of God is Mercy, The book-length interview with Pope Francis

9-02-2016  
Filed under Documents, From Tradition, News

Reviewed by Father Matthias Gaudron, SSPX As part of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has published a little book based on a series of interviews with Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli. In the book, the Pope says that for him “mercy is Jesus’ most important message” (p. 25). [Translator’s note: page numbers refer to the […]

France : 12 seminarians took the cassock

6-02-2016  
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On February 2, at the Holy Cure of Ars Seminary, Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (France), in the absence of Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta—whose attendance was prevented by a last minute difficulty—Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, the SSPX’s 1st Assistant, blessed the clerical habit for 12 seminarians of the first-year: 4 Swiss, 3 Frenchmen, 2 Italians, 1 Gabonese and 2 Nigerians. […]

Germany : 9 seminarians took the cassock

6-02-2016  
Filed under From Tradition, News

On February 2, 2016, at the Holy Sacred Heart Seminary, Zaitzkofen (Germany), Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais blessed the cassock for 9 seminarians and gave the clerical tonsure to 7 as announced by Fr. Franz Schmidberger (seminary rector). The day after the bishop gave the minor orders to 7 others, with 3 becoming porters and […]

USA : 10 seminarians took the cassock

6-02-2016  
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On February 2, 2016, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Winona, MN, Bishop Bernard Fellay (the SSPX’s Superior General), blessed the cassocks for 10 seminarians and gave the clercical tonsure to 8 other young men during the Pontifical Mass of Candlemas. He was assisted by Fr. Yves le Roux (seminary rector), Fr. Jurgen Wegner (U.S. […]

On the feast of Saint Francis de Sales

29-01-2016  
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This issue of DICI is appearing on January 29, on the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, who was proclaimed patron saint of Catholic journalists by Pius XI, because the missionary zeal of the Bishop of Geneva inspired him to reach Protestants who avoided his preaching by means of printed leaflets. On January 29, 1959, […]

Brazil: Former Femen activist campaigns against abortion

29-01-2016  
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Militant Brazilian feminist Sara Winter (in the center of the picture) has publicly regretting taking part for years in the fight for abortion rights. “I made a huge mistake,” she said in late December 2015 on her Facebook page, according to the American group Catholic News Agency (CNA) in an article published January 6. Prior to […]

Francis invited to the mosque of Rome

29-01-2016  
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For the first time, a pope should soon visit the great mosque of Rome. This would be Pope Francis’ third visit to a mosque. The date of the visit has not yet been set. “Pope Francis will not fail to consider this invitation and come serenely to a decision,” stated the head of the press […]

Switzerland: Bishop Gmur does not want any churches transformed into mosques

29-01-2016  
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The Don Bosco Catholic Church in Basel, in northern Switzerland, has been closed since 2013 and is still awaiting its new affectation. While it is currently hosting an exposition of Italian artist Andrea Di Martino‘s photos on … the transformation of disaffected churches, Bishop Felix Gmür declared, according to the Swiss Catholic Church’s website on […]

Honduras: Cardinal Maradiaga speaks of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican

29-01-2016  
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Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga recognized the presence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican in an interview with Honduran daily El Heraldo on January 12, 2015. He was asked whether there was “at one time or another an infiltration of the Vatican by the homosexual community,” the archbishop of Tegicigalpa, capital of Honduras, answered that it […]

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