Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X on the Beatification of Pope Paul VI

17-10-2014  
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On October 19, 2014, at the close of the Extraordinary Synod on the family, Pope Francis will go forward with the beatification of Pope Paul VI. The Society of Saint Pius X wishes to express serious reservations concerning beatifications and canonizations of recent popes, whose rushed proceedings dispense with the wisdom of the Church’s centuries-old […]

Synod on the family: a doctrinal revolution under a pastoral mask

14-10-2014  
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On Monday October 13, 2014, the Relator General of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Cardinal Peter Erdö (on the picture), Primate of Hungary, published an Interim Report that gives an idea of the tenor of the debates conducted behind closed doors for a week already, and will continue for another. What strikes the reader […]

From Deciphering to Mine-clearing

10-10-2014  
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Cardinal Walter Kasper declared to journalist Andrea Tornielli on September 18, in a falsely interrogative tone of voice: “Might we not say about marriage what Vatican Council II has allowed us to say about the Church? Just as, according to the Council, there are elements of sanctification in other religions besides Catholicism, might we not, […]

Switzerland: Consultation in Basel for the ordination of women and against priestly celibacy

10-10-2014  
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No to priestly celibacy, yes to the ordination of women: a crushing majority of the Catholics of Basel, in the north of Switzerland, voted for the initiative called “for equality in the Church”. In the canton of Basel-City, 4,288 voters accepted this initiative (81.8%), and 954 refused. In the canton of Basel-Country, the “yes” was […]

Vatican: Measures taken to reform the Holy See’s media

10-10-2014  
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The results of the work accomplished by the commission charged with reforming the Vatican’s media will be presented by Easter 2015. Such was its president, Lord Christ Patten’s statement at the end of this new organism’s first three-day reunion, on September 24, 2014, on Radio Vatican. The commission is supposed to find ways to reduce […]

Switzerland: Those opposed to Bishop Huonder invited by the Bishops’ Conference

10-10-2014  
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A delegation from the movement ‘Es reicht!’ (Enough!), opposed to Bishop Vitus Huonder, bishop of Chur, met with the presidium of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) on September 1, in Givisiez, at the invitation of the Swiss bishops. According to the press release published by the SBC on September 4, the meeting took place “in […]

Africa: Children mistreated, accused of sorcery

10-10-2014  
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In Africa, thousands of children are accused of being “witches” and thus maltreated or killed, announced the Vatican agency Fides on September 25, 2014. They are even held responsible for the present epidemic of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Thus, in Togo, in the west of Africa, a document from the Salesian Missions confirms that in […]

France: Legal leniency for the caricature artist Plantu

10-10-2014  
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French caricature artist Plantu, sued for a drawing showing Pope Benedict XVI sexually abusing an altar boy, was discharged on September 30, 2014, by the Correctional Court of Paris. The General Alliance against racism and the respect of the French and Christian identity (AGRIF) had pressed charges for “provocation to hatred or violence” towards Catholics. […]

Different impressions at the opening of the Synod on the Family (October 5-19, 2014)

10-10-2014  
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Impression of malaise, because for the first time this Synod is taking place largely behind closed doors.  The Vaticanist from La Stampa, Marco Tosatti, gives voice to this malaise.  On October 3, 2014, he wrote on his blog San Pietro e dintorni:  “For the first time in a several-decade history, a Synod of Bishops will […]

Iraq: “Dialogue does not stop the extremists”

10-10-2014  
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Such was the title Help to the Church in Distress (Aide à l’Eglise en Détresse – AED) gave to the interview granted by the Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan the day after the UN’s 27th Council for Human Rights, held on September 16, 2014, in Geneva. A resident of Bayreuth (Lebanon), Bishop Younan […]

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