Monday, January 30, 2017
Bishop Fellay, head of the SSPX
The SSPX are looking to buy the Sisters of Immaculate via Monza
church and former boarding school as the HQ of their Personal
UPDATE # 7 (NEW)
The SSPX has released a video of Bishop Fellay stating that the Vatican has given permission to the SSPX to freely ordain priests without the permission of the local ordinary. Apparently ordinations are no longer considered illicit. This follows the legal recognition of weddings performed by the Society. This is a major development. ( see http://fsspx.news/en )
Farodi Roma has just announced that the Vatican is expected to officially recognize the SSPX on May 13th. at the 100th anniversary of Fatima. See http://www.farodiroma.it/2017/04/10/prelatura-personale-lefebvriani-papa-annunciarlo-fatima/
UPDATE # 5
Marco Tosatti has reported that the SSPX reconciliation is in fact in the works, and that the SSPX are looking to purchase the above church complex as their headquarters of their personal prelature. The Pope will chose between three names of Bishops submitted by the SSPX as the head of the personal prelature. The SSPX will also be granted auxiliary Bishops. How many years have we been through this dance? ( see: http://www.marcotosatti.com/2017/03/20/vaticano-lefebvre-a-un-passo-dalla-firma-dellaccordo-le-foto-della-possibile-nuova-sede-a-roma/ )
Bishop Fellay in Poland has just issued a statement regarding the reconciliation of the SSPX, basically the news about the upcoming reconciliation is "fake" news, and he does not think the SSPX will be recognized. For the entire statement see: https://sarmaticusblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/latest-news-about-rome-sspx-recognition-talks/
Today Tormielli from La Stampa has just issued a report updating and clarifying the many rumors of the current reconciliation talks going on in Rome. He reports the terms of the reconciliation document that the SSPX has been given to sign. Bishop Fellay has not yet signed the document and is working on gathering support for his signature from the members of the SSPX. To read his entire report see: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/03/03/vaticaninsider/eng/news/society-of-st-pius-x-small-steps-towards-an-agreement-l2ECN8NArPVgXVwOU6PRmJ/pagina.html
Real tangible evidence that the reconciliation is not just another rumor. Matteo Matzuzzi, on Cannon 212 this weekend has reported that the SSPX are purchasing the Santa Maria Immacolata building & church complex on the Esquiline, one of the seven hills of Rome. The complex is located close to the Lateran. The large neo-gothic church was built for an order at the end of the 19th century. This included other buildings that were used as a school in recent years. This palace will be the General House of the Personal Prelature of the SSPX. (Apparently things are progressing rapidly toward the expected upcoming announcement.) Also according to Il Foglio, there will be a study center of the Society and additionally the General House of Personal Prelature, as soon as the Society is recognized as such by the Holy See.
Le Figaro today (Candlemass Day) reports that the official reconciliation is expected to take place on May 13th or July 7th of this year. See http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2017/02/01/01016-20170201ARTFIG00340-les-lefebvristes-se-rapprochent-de-rome.php Also La Stampa has an article on the latest developments, pointing out that the SSPX cannot only lawfully administer the sacrament of penance, but also can now lawfully administer the sacrament of Extreme Unction. See: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/01/30/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/fraternity-of-st-pius-x-ever-closer-to-reconciliation-xY7GVwCDVyST373inFczcP/pagina.html
APPARENTLY THE SSPX IS ON THE CUSP OF RECONCILLING WITH THE VATICAN
Rorate Caeli has issued the below two reports in the last two days. Reconciliation could affect Georgia because the SSPX has one Georgia parish located in Roswell (Atlanta Diocese). Bishop Fellay has said reconciliation is close on French TV. Andrea Tornielli, and Monsignor Pozzo of Ecclesia Dei have now confirmed this. See below:
From Andrea Tornielli, who has been one of the unofficial spokesman for Pope Francis in his pontificate, in an article this morning for La Stampa: "We are working at this moment in the completion of some aspects of the canonical frame, which will be the Personal Prelature." Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, charged with dialogue with the Society of Saint Pius X, confirms [SSPX Superior-General Fellay's words] to Vatican Insider that the stage of full communion with the Lefebvrians is near. The accomplishment of the agreement is now in plain sight, even if some time is still needed.
From the interview granted by the Superior-General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, to the program "Terres de Mission" by TVLibertes, a conservative French network, as reported by Italian website Radio Spada: Bishop Fellay confirmed in the program Terres de Mission of TVLibertes broadcast minutes ago: on the factual level, relations with the Vatican are already normal, and only the seal is missing on the agreement: "This agreement is possible, according to the Superior-general, in his view, without waiting for the situation in the Church to become completely satisfactory."
Monday, January 16, 2017
Carmel Retreat Facility in North Georgia
The FSSP will be conducting a retreat for women from Monday April 3rd through Thursday April 6th, 2017. The retreat will be lead by Father Mathew McCarthy, FSSP. There will be conferences, confession, mass, silent prayer etc. This is the only traditional Catholic retreat offered in the entire state of Georgia, so please don't miss this opportunity. There are only 25 spaces available. For info or to register contact Angela Wright at:
For info on the retreat center see:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
FSSP Giving Viaticum to dying woman lying in the dirt
THE FSSP IS ORGANIZING MISSION TRIPS TO MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE AGES OF TEENS TO EARLY TWENTIES. YOU WILL WORK WITH TRADITIONAL PRIESTS,SEMINARIANS AND NUNS WORKING WITH THE POOR
ONE TRIP IS PLANNED TO GUADALAJARA MEXIO
AND TWO TRIPS TO PERU
FOR MORE INFO, TO DONATE OR TO APPLY TO GO VISIT:
FSSP Priest Blessing a home
Please ask your local priest to use the Roman Ritual and perform the Epiphany House Blessing on your home. The ceremony is in the Roman Ritual, and the English translation is below for you to follow along. All Catholic priests may use the traditional Roman Ritual pursuant to Summorum Pontificum, without seeking any type of permission. The only known blessing of Epiphany water in the State of Georgia will take place at St Francis de Sales, in Mableton Ga. on Thursday (Vigil of the Epiphany) at 5:00 o'clock during vespers. The chalk and incense used in the blessing are actually blessed on the day of the Epiphany. For directions to the church see http://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/
BLESSING OF HOMES During the Season of Epiphany
It is that time of year for your priest to come to your home and bless your house during the Octave of the Epiphany. He will use the Epiphany water blessed at vespers on the Vigil of the Epiphany and the chalk and incense blessed on the Feast of the Epiphany. Here is the English translation of the ritual.
( Please note the Father of the House will lead the priest from room to room with a lighted blessed candle-also all who enter for the first time after the blessing do so with their right foot)
As the priest comes into the home he says:
P: God's peace be in this home.
All: And in all who live here.
P. Ant.: Magi from the East came to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasure chests they presented Him with precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial. Alleluia.
Canticle of the Magnificat
P: "My soul * extols the Lord;
All: And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Savior.
P: How graciously He looked upon His lowly maid! * Oh, see, from this hour onward age after age will call me blessed!
All: How sublime is what He has done for me, * the Mighty One, whose name is 'Holy'!
P: From age to age He visits those * who worship Him in reverence.
All: His arm achieves the mastery: * He routs the haughty and proud of heart.
P: He puts down princes from their thrones, * and exalts the lowly;
All: He fills the hungry with blessings, * and sends away the rich with empty hands.
P: He has taken by the hand His servant Israel, * and mercifully kept His faith,
All: As He had promised our fathers * with Abraham and his posterity forever and evermore."
P: Glory be to the Father.
All: As it was in the beginning.
Meanwhile the home is sprinkled with holy water and incensed. At the end of the Magnificat the antiphon is repeated. Then the priest says Our Father (the rest inaudibly until:)
P: And lead us not into temptation.
All: But deliver us from evil.
P: Many shall come from Saba.
All: Bearing gold and incense.
P: Lord, heed my prayer.
All: And let my cry be heard by you.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May he also be with you.
Let us pray.
God, who on this day revealed your only-begotten Son to all nations by the guidance of a star, grant that we who now know you by faith may finally behold you in your heavenly majesty; through Christ our Lord.
Responsory: Be enlightened and shine forth, O Jerusalem, for your light is come; and upon you is risen the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
P: Nations shall walk in your light, and kings in the splendor of- your birth.
All: And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Let us pray.
Lord God almighty, bless this home, and under its shelter let there be health, chastity, self-conquest, humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to your commandments, and thanksgiving to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May your blessing remain always in this home and on those who live here; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.
Bless each room with incense and Epiphany Water. Write the Magi’s initials, connected by Crosses, and the year’s numbers over the exterior doors with the blessed chalk, like this:
XX C+M+B XVII