SSPX Podcast

Our Next Project: “They Have Uncrowned Him” Audiobook

We’re thrilled to announce the next audio project from Angelus Press – an audiobook recording, released for free, of Archbishop Lefebvre’s classic, “They Have Uncrowned Him.” But to do so, we need to raise close to $8,000. Will you help us get this project completed by donating now at https://sspx.gifts/products/angelus-press ?

Sacraments Series #2: Common Errors About the Sacraments

Today we’ll have Fr. Paul Robinson back to look at some of the common errors – some of the heresies that have arisen over the centuries about the Sacraments. We’ll also take a look at the way two distinct groups understand the sacraments – namely, Protestants and Modernists. As you’ll start to see in this episode – and as it will be come clearer throughout this series, both groups have an outsized role in how the understanding of the Sacraments shifted in the Church in the last fifty years.

Sacraments Series #1: What Is So Important About the Catholic Sacraments?

This series comes at time when the traditional rite of the Sacraments of the Catholic Church are being suppressed. The series comes at time when it is more important than ever to understand what the sacraments are, why they’re necessary, and what we can do to preserve them.

History of the SSPX: Part 5 – From the 2000 Jubilee Year to 2020

Welcome to the SSPX Podcast – during this week, we’ll be revisiting 5 lectures given by Fr. Daniel Themann, the rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Australia, about the history of the Society of Saint Pius X. These were given on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the SSPX, in November, 2020.

Today’s lecture is the fifth in the series, which looks at the more recent history of the SSPX – covering the past 20 years or so.

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Open Letter to Confused Catholics: Chapter 23

“Building Up vs. Pulling Down”

It Twenty years have gone by and one would have thought that the reactions raised by the Council reforms would have calmed down, that the Catholic people would have buried the religion in which they had been brought up, that the younger ones, not having known it, would have accepted the new one. That, at least, was the wager made by the Modernists. They were not unduly disturbed by the uproar, sure of themselves as they were in the early days. They were less so later on. The frequent and necessary concessions made to the spirit of the world did not produce the expected results. Nobody any longer wanted to be a priest of the new religion and the faithful turned away from their religious practice. The Church which tried to become a Church of the poor became a poor Church, obliged to resort to advertising to collect Peter’s Pence, and to sell off its properties.
During this time those faithful to Tradition drew together in all the Christian lands, and particularly in France, Switzerland, the United States and Latin America.
The fabricator of the new Mass, Msgr. Annibale Bugnini, was himself obliged to recognize this world-wide resistance in his posthumous book,16 a resistance which is growing and organizing itself unceasingly and drawing support. No, the “traditionalist” movement is not “slowing down” as the progressivist journalists write from time to time to reassure themselves. Where else are there as many people at Mass as at St. Nicholas-du-Chardonnet, and also as many Masses, as many Benedictions of the Blessed Sacrament or as many beautiful ceremonies? The Society of Saint Pius X throughout the world owns seventy houses, each with at least one priest…

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History of the SSPX: Part 4 – The 1990’s – A Period of Growth

Welcome to the SSPX Podcast – during this week, we’ll be revisiting 5 lectures given by Fr. Daniel Themann, the rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Australia, about the history of the Society of Saint Pius X. These were given on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the SSPX, in November, 2020.

Today’s lecture is the fourth in the series, and covers the period of the 1990’s, a time of extraordinary growth for the mission of the SSPX

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Open Letter to Confused Catholics: Chapter 22

“What Families Can Do”

It is high time to react. When Gaudium et Spes speaks of the movement of history “becoming so rapid that everybody finds it hard to follow,” we can take this as meaning the headlong rush of liberal society into disaggregation and chaos. We must take care not to follow!
One cannot understand how the leaders can claim to be of the Christian religion whilst destroying all authority within the State. On the contrary, it is important to re-establish this authority which is prescribed by Providence in the two natural societies of divine right, the family and civil society, whose influence here below is fundamental. In recent times it is the family that has suffered the hardest blows. The changeover to Socialism in countries like France and Spain has only speeded up the process.
The ensuing legal measures demonstrate a great cohesion in their determination to ruin the institution of the family: the reducing of parental authority, easy divorce, the disappearance of responsibility in the procreative act, the legal recognition of irregular unions and even of homosexual couples, juvenile cohabitation, trial marriage, the reduction of financial and social assistance to large families, etc. The State itself in its own interests is beginning to see the effects of this in the declining birth rate, and wonders how in the near future the rising generations will be able to maintain the pensions of those who are no longer economically active. But the effects are considerably more serious in the spiritual field.
Catholics must not follow, but as citizens they must bring all their weight to bear to put right what is needed. This is why they may not remain aloof from politics. However, their endeavors will be most effective in the upbringing they give their children.

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History of the SSPX: Part 3 – The 1988 Episcopal Consecrations

Welcome to the SSPX Podcast – during this week, we’ll be revisiting 5 lectures given by Fr. Daniel Themann, the rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Australia, about the history of the Society of Saint Pius X. These were given on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the SSPX, in November, 2020.

Today’s lectures is the third in the series, and covers the Episcopal Consecrations. For more on this, you can see the Crisis Series episode #42 with Bishop Bernard Fellay. https://youtu.be/bmcIGIPrFd4

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Open Letter to Confused Catholics: Chapter 21

“Neither a Heretic Nor a Schismatic”

My statement of November 21, 1974, which triggered off the proceedings of which I have spoken, ended with these words: “In doing so…we are convinced of remaining loyal to the Catholic and Roman Church and to all the successors of Peter, and of being faithful dispensers of the mysteries of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” When publishing the text, the Osservatore Romano omitted this paragraph. For ten years and more our opponents have been set on casting us out of the Church’s communion by presenting us as not accepting the Pope’s authority. It would be very convenient to turn us into a sect and declare us schismatics. How many times the word schism has been applied to us!
I have not ceased repeating that if anyone separates himself from the Pope, it will not be I. The question comes down to this: the power of the Pope within the Church is supreme, but not absolute and limitless, because it is subordinate to the Divine authority which is expressed in Tradition, Holy Scripture, and the definitions already promulgated by the Church’s magisterium. In fact, the limits of papal power are set by the ends for which it was given to Christ’s Vicar on earth, ends which Pius IX clearly defined in the Constitution Pastor Aeternus of the First Vatican Council. So in saying this I am not expressing a personal theory.
Blind obedience is not Catholic; nobody is exempt from responsibility for having obeyed man rather than God if he accepts orders from a higher authority, even the Pope, when these are contrary to the Will of God as it is known with certainty from Tradition. It is true that one cannot envisage such an eventuality when the papal infallibility is engaged; but this happens only in a limited number of cases. It is an error to think that every word uttered by the Pope is infallible.

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Open Letter to Confused Catholics: Chapter 20

“The Mass of All Time”

One fact cannot have failed to surprise you: at no time during this affair has the Mass been in issue, although it is at the heart of the conflict. This enforced silence is the tacit admission that what is called the Rite of St. Pius V remains fully authorized.
On this subject Catholics can be perfectly easy in their minds: this Mass is not forbidden and cannot be forbidden. St. Pius V who, let us repeat, did not invent it but “re-established the Missal in conformity with the ancient rule and the rites of the Holy Fathers,” gives us every guarantee in the Bull Quo Primum, signed by him on July 14, 1570:

“We have decided and declare that the Superiors, Canons, Chaplains and other priests by whatever title they are known, or Religious of whatsoever Order, may not be obliged to celebrate Mass otherwise than as enjoyed by Us. We likewise order and declare that no-one whosoever shall ever at any time be forced or coerced into altering this Missal: and this present Constitution can never be revoked or modified, but shall for ever remain valid and have the force of law….Should anyone venture to (make such an alteration), let him understand that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.”

Supposing that the Pope could withdraw this perpetual indult, he would have to do it by an equally solemn act. The Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum of April 3, 1969, authorizes the so-called Mass of Paul VI, but contains no expressly formulated prohibition of the Tridentine Mass. So much so that Cardinal Ottaviani could say in 1971: “The Tridentine Rite has not been abolished as far as I know.”

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