Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thumbing their nose at Rome the SSPX plans ordinations

BERLIN — The controversial Society of St. Pius X plans to consecrate three priests June 26 in Germany, a move the local bishop called a "provocation" that could upend a tentative peace with the Vatican.

The conservative society, which rejects many of the Catholic Church's modernizing reforms, has long had a difficult relationship with the Vatican. A decision to consecrate four bishops against the orders of Pope John Paul II in 1988 led to excommunications that were lifted in 2009.

The Vatican was deeply embarrassed after one of the rehabilitated bishops, Richard Williamson, turned out to be a vocal denier of the Holocaust.

Regensburg Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, in whose diocese the ordination for three deacons from Sweden, the Czech Republic and Italy is set to occur, said that until the group's status is clarified, any such ceremonies should "only be attempted with clear direction and permission from the pope."


Patrick Sheridan said...

It sickens me the way the SSPX are described as ''ultra-traditional'' - in reality they're a bunch of Modernists. Liturgically they don't have a clue, and they have a very poisonous view of Ecumenism and Church doctrine. I wish to have no Communion with them.

Adulio said...

Pray tell what is their poisonous view of ecumenism and church doctrine that is so revolting, O Patricius?

Gemma said...

Patricious, I think you need to take a closer look at the SSPX!!!!!!! You obviously have no idea what you are talking about!!!