Do yourself a favor and visit John Loughnan's
website, especially this interesting page which he calls a Cheatsheet on the SSPX. I think you'll find it of interest.
http://jloughnan.tripod.com/chetshet.htm (John's home page is http://jloughnan.tripod.com/index.htm)
Fidelity Magazine Articles
For reprints of these articles
contact Fidelity Press, 206 Marquette Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617, telephone (219) 289-9786.
Click on the links in the article descriptions below or
in the Navigation Bar at the left to read these articles.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, DECEMBER 1992 - in response to "The Society of St. Pius X Gets Sick." These include the
responses of Frs. Angles and Scott.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, FEBRUARY 1993 - further responses to the October, 1992 article "The Society of St. Pius
X Gets Sick."
Part 1 THE TRIDENTINE RITE CONFERENCE AND ITS SCHISMATIC COUSINS - February 1993 issue. On this page is also made mention of Fr. Nicholas
Gruner's status with the Church as well as an article on the suspension of Gruner by Pete Vere. This page also contains
a link to information on the revered Michael Davies.
Part 2 TRIDENTINE
RITE CONFERENCE AND ITS SCHISMATIC COUSINS - March 1993 issue
SCHISM, OBEDIENCE AND THE
SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X -
October 1993 issue
COMMENTARY: By Dr. E. Michael Jones; entitled
HOW I WON THE DEBATE - October 1993 issue - Comments on a debate with Michael Davies, an apologist for the SSPX
MARCEL LEFEBVRE: SIGNATORY TO "DIGNITATIS HUMANAE" - March 1994 issue - though Lefebvre and de Castro Mayer
denounced the Declaration on Religious Liberty, both signed the documents promulgated by the Second Vatican Council.
THE STORY OF THE VANISHING SCHISM: The Strange Case of Cardinal Lara - March 1994 issue - Illustrates how the Society uses lies, distortions, misquotes
and incomplete quotes to try to prove their claims of legitimacy.
IN THE LINE OF FIRE: FR. JOHN RIZZO, EX-SSPX - May 1995 issue - The story of Fr. John Rizzo and his leaving the Society of St. Pius
NO ORDINARY BISHOP
- June 1995 issue - Some background on the excommunicated Society bishop,
Richard N. Williamson.
THE VANISHING SCHISM REVISITED: WILL THE REAL CARDINAL CASTILLO LARA PLEASE STAND UP (AGAIN)? - November 1996 issue - How the Society still deceitfully misrepresents
(lies about) the eminent canonist and his position concerning the Society's schism and the excommunication of Society bishops.
A review, by Andrew Tardiff, of the book by Charles P. Nemeth
THE CASE OF ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE: TRIAL BY CANON LAW - March 1995 issue.
Click on the links
in the article descriptions below or in the Navigation Bar at the left to read these articles.
TRIDENTINE MASS BANNED BY POPE PAUL VI?
An INTRODUCTION TO THE LEFEBVRIST SCHISM
- an article by James Akin.
A Canonical History of the Society of St.
Pius the Tenth. This web page also contains the pertinent information on the Canonical suppression of the Society
by Rome. This information will be sufficient for all but the most rabid and die-hard supporters of the Society.
Click on this link, CANONICAL HISTORY of SSPX, or the one in the Navigation Bar.
The PROTOCOL worked out with the Vatican and signed by Lefebvre - by James Akin.
The Motu Proprio ECCLESIA DEI
issued by his holiness Pope John Paul II after the 1988 episcopal
Text of the formal DECREE OF EXCOMMUNICATION of Lefebvre and those involved with the illicit episcopal consecration of 1988.
THE DECLARATION BY THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL
FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATIVE TEXTS on the Lefebvrite Schism - written in 1996. Further confirmation
from Rome leaving no doubt that the Society is in schism.
ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE AND CANONS 1324:4° AND 1324 §1:5° - by Peter Vere - why the excommunications
of Lefebvre and the others are, indeed, valid.
An item explaining why Catholics cannot
invoke CANON 844.§2 to receive the sacraments from Society priests.
A LETTER to Cardinal Ratzinger, in August 1998, again emphasizing the Society's schism and the consequences for laymen who
patronize the SSPX.
ITALIAN POLICE name Society as a cult to be watched.
From down under; experience with the
SSPX IN AUSTRALIA by F. John Loughnan.
An article by Stephen Ho of Singapore:
THE SSPX VIS-A-VIS VATICAN I.
An alleged meeting between Archbishop
LEFEBVRE AND PADRE PIO.
John Loughnan's "OPEN LETTER TO CONFUSED TRADITIONALISTS."
An article on "traditionalism" by
Colin B. Donovan, STL from FAQ at EWTN - TRADITIONALISM: TRUE AND FALSE.
Received as an e-mail, this item shows
the convoluted reasoning used by the SSPX hierarchy, specifically, Bishop TISSIER DE MALLERAIS, to try to justify its status.
HABEMUS PAPAM? - an article by Karl Keating from the July/August 1995 issue
of This Rock - explodes the sede vacantist nonsense that there is no reigning Pope on the Chair of Peter.
A look at a couple of attacks upon
Pope John Paul II concerning the "MARK OF SHIVA" and "NUDITY" at a Mass in Papua, New Guinea in 1984.
And what's going on with Michael Davies?
Is he really in the Church or in some other camp? Here's something to consider: MICHAEL DAVIES. Written before he passed away in 2004.
And as long as we've mentioned the
late Mr. Davies, here's the truth about that UNA VOCE letter of Msgr. Camille Perl that the "traditionalists" keep falling back on for some slim shred of legitimacy
in claiming that they fulfill their Sunday Obligation with groups out of communion with Rome, such as the SSPX.
An item on "Fr." M. E. MORRISON who operates the TRADITIO website; a collection of Tridentine Mass centers; legitimate and illegitimate.
Part of the so-called "traditionalist"
movement is a group know as OLD CATHOLICS. They are out of communion with Rome and are known by many, many other names. To get a handle
on this schism/heresy, visit this site. Also this site contains a listing of the some "churches" which are NOT CATHOLIC and which you may come across.
In this link is the letter of Mr. HOWARD WALSH
(of Keep the Faith) who wrote to the members of his
chapel (Our Lady of Fatima - OLFC) in 1994, which at the time it was considering whether to align itself with the Society
of St. Pius the Tenth or the Fraternity of St. Peter to service their chapel. Comments follow the letter.
THE CONSECRATION OF BISHOPS AND PAPAL AUTHORITY
CUSTOM AND THE 1962 MISSAL - Fr. John Huels, a professor of canon law at Saint
Paul University, published an advisory opinion with Canon Law Society of America addressing errors on the use of the 1962
Roman Missal. One of these errors is the claim that every priest has a right to celebrate Mass according to the 1962 liturgical
books. Also see Fr. Huels opinion in LATIN MASS WITHOUT THE INDULT.
EXCOMMUNICATION OF LEFEBVRE FOLLOWERS. See MISC. ARTICLES - Decree
of Excommunication in the Navigation Bar.
The Motu Proprio ECCLESIA DEI
of Pope John Paul II concerns the excommunication of Lefebvre
and his fellow SSPX bishops. See Ecclesia Dei - Apostolic Letter of John Paul II near the top of the Navigation Bar.
THE BISHOP AND THE PROTOCOLS on Bishop Richard N. Williamson and the Protocols of the Learned
Elders of Zion.
A page on the non-Catholic group called
the FRATERNITE NOTRE DAME, now ensconced in Chicago as well as New York.
An article on the excommunication
of Archbishop THUC.
The suspension of Fr. Nicholas Gruner
as anounced by Rome (GRUNER - Fr. Nicholas Gruner) and the Wanderer article on (GRUNER - Canon Law and Gruner Suspension) concerning it.
CARDINAL ALFREDO OTTAVIANI repudiates his "Intervention."
Jury Finds Church Liable for Slander, Distress - Post Falls, Idaho
1996 NEBRASKA EXCOMMUNICATIONS ALLOWED TO STAND BY ROME -
the excommunication of people patronizing about a dozen groups including Masons and the SSPX by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz are
upheld by Rome.
Links to other sites concerning the Schismatic
Society of Pius X (SSPX) and other topics - click on these addresses.
Visit the site of Mr. James Akin. His
site contains a lot of good information and answers a lot of questions Catholics have about a variety of subjects. http://www.cin.org/users/james/
Because I have received numerous inquiries
concerning what's supposedly happening at Medjugorje, here some links to sites with factual information -
A dynamite treatise by I. Shawn McElhinney
on the SSPX and "traditionalism." Explodes many of the myths held by the pseudo-traditionalists who continue to call
themselves Catholics but have more in common with Protestants and other schismatics. This is an
excellent link for anyone wanting indepth information on the Society of St. Pius the Tenth, Lefebvre and all the bogus arguments
which are used by so-called "traditionalists" and their allies against the Catholic Church. This site provides the details
which show that, without a doubt, the Society is out of communion with Rome and is, in fact, both de facto and de jure, in
schism and its bishops excommunicated. As time goes by, it becomes even more apparent that the Society does not have
either an ecclesiastic or theological leg upon which to stand. Except for blinder-wearing, die-hard, Society supporters
and their hangers-on, Shawn McElhinney's work will dispel all doubts on the subject. "A Prescription Against Traditionalism:
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AGENDA - Some of the Sections of
the Original 1993 Newsletter
Click on the AGENDA links in the
article descriptions below or in the Navigation Bar at the left to read these articles.
Section 1 About the Agenda newsletter; the Chicago SSPX mission;
odds and ends about the Society - The Poem of the Man-God, about Maria Valtorta and what the Church says about the book;
Medjugorje & Garabandal; the Society and property; the Society and the Indult; Catholics, involment with the Society and
Section 2 Growth of the Society; enemies
of the Indult; Fr. Rizzo leaves the Society (and his letter); the legitimacy of Society Masses and whether Catholics can attend
them; the St. Mary's affair and Fr. Rizzo; the atmosphere of St. Mary's under SSPX domination; loyalty and obedience to SSPX,
not the Church; the Society, Pope Leo XIII and secular organizations; "supplied jurisdiction" and the "crisis" in the church.
Section 3 SSPX and Gallicanism (government,
authority and God); Pope Leo XIII and the encyclical on Americanism - what it really says; DeLallo's book.
Section 4 The "dysfunctional" as Fr.
Rizzo calls it, in the SSPX; is there a Society connection with occultists, Satanists and Freemasons?
Section 5 Retired professor of Canon Law, Count Neri Capponi and
what he REALLY had to say about the Society - what the Society leaves out when they quote him; comments on the formation of
the Society and some schismatic activities; some comments on the 1988 episcopal consecrations and the matter of necessity;
on schism itself - what the Code of Canon Law says; the Society and annulments.
Section 6 The Society's schismatic allies;
the Society and other "traditional" Mass sites; the Society's accumulation of properties; the SSPX and obedience to the Pope.
Section 7 The formerly deleted material
at this location has been restored.
Section 8 The SSPX and jurisdiction; St. Mary's and how it attacks God
and the family; Society disobedience and schism; jurisdiction and the matter of faculties; the Church's lawmaker; the matter
of "necessity;" Catholics and the validity of the "new Mass;" how it affects salvation; the Tridentine Rite; the law of the
Church concerning the validity of the sacraments of Penance and Matrimony; Canon Law on the consecration of bishops; Canon
Law on Papal Authority; Canon 1117 and how the Society's marriages and confession could become valid though illicit but the
Society won't do it.
Section 9 The formerly deleted material
at this location has been restored.
Section 10 A decree of excommunication in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska;
the Hawaii case; the Society is caught twisting the truth in the case of Fr. Gerald Murray; a listing of Fidelity magazine
articles on the SSPX and other "traditionalists."