Saturday, January 24, 2009

SSPX Excommunications Removed

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Decree of the Congregation for Bishops


By way of a letter of December 15, 2008 addressed to His Eminence Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Mons. Bernard Fellay, also in the name of the other three Bishops consecrated on June 30, 1988, requested anew the removal of the latae sententiae excommunication formally declared with the Decree of the Prefect of this Congregation on July 1, 1988. In the aforementioned letter, Mons. Fellay affirms, among other things: "We are always firmly determined in our will to remain Catholic and to place all our efforts at the service of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is the Roman Catholic Church. We accept its teachings with filial disposition. We believe firmly in the Primacy of Peter and in its prerogatives, and for this the current situation makes us suffer so much."His Holiness Benedict XVI - paternally sensitive to the spiritual unease manifested by the interested party due to the sanction of excommunication and trusting in the effort expressed by them in the aforementioned letter of not sparing any effort to deepen the necessary discussions with the Authority of the Holy See in the still open matters, so as to achieve shortly a full and satisfactory solution of the problem posed in the origin - decided to reconsider the canonical situation of Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson, and Alfonso de Galarreta, arisen with their episcopal consecration.With this act, it is desired to consolidate the reciprocal relations of confidence and to intensify and grant stability to the relationship of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X with this Apostolic See. This gift of peace, at the end of the Christmas celebrations, is also intended to be a sign to promote unity in the charity of the universal Church and to try to vanquish the scandal of division.It is hoped that this step be followed by the prompt accomplishment of full communion with the Church of the entire Fraternity of Saint Pius X, thus testifying true fidelity and true recognition of the Magisterium and of the authority of the Pope with the proof of visible unity.Based on the faculty expressly granted to me by the Holy Father Benedict XVI, in virtue of the present Decree, I remit of Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson, and Alfonso de Galarreta the censure of latae sententiae excommunication declared by this Congregation on July 1, 1988, while I declare deprived of any juridical effect, from the present date, the Decree emanated at that time.

Rome, from the Congregation for Bishops, January 21, 2009.

Card. Giovanni Battista RePrefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Una Voce Georgia welcomes this wonderful news and looks forward to welcoming the SSPX back into full communion. The SSPX operates in the state of Georgia.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Priest in East Georgia Available for Latin Mass !!!!!!

If you live in east Georgia ( Una Voce can't post more specific info at this time) there is a priest available to say the Latin Mass. He is trained and will say the mass upon a request. Una Voce desires to get a group together to request the priest to say the Mass and hopefully open up yet another location available for the Latin Mass in our state. If you live in the eastern part of the state and would like to be involved in requesting the priest to say the Mass please contact Una Voce Georgia for further information. We are sure everyone appreciates the delicate nature of the situation.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More Latin Mass Training Available for Priests Feb 9-13 2009


The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago, are offering Traditional Latin Mass Training Workshops for priests and seminarians.Private Altar at Cardinal Stritch House, Mundelein, ILThose interested to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Roman Rite (1962 Missale Romanum) will have a special opportunity over a period of five days to study the Traditional Latin Mass with the Canons Regular, as well as an opportunity to gain experience with the Traditional Roman Liturgy through hands-on demonstration, conferences and question/answer sessions.Instruction in the celebration of the Extraordinary FormEach day the Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. Low Mass and High Mass will be celebrated at all workshops. Our workshops provide: • Instruction in the Rubrics of the 1962 Missale Romanum• Instruction in the Low Mass (Missa Privata)• Instruction in the High Mass (Missa Cantata)• Instruction in the Gregorian Chant for the Priest• Instruction in the Pronunciation of Ecclesiastical LatinFor more information...To register for the Training Workshop for Priests to be held at Mundelein’s Cardinal Stritch House from February 9-13, 2009, click here to download the registration form…