Monday, March 23, 2009

SSPX ordinations cancelled

According to a news agency, "The SSPX returns to Rome. The grouping which is not recognised by Rome have cancelled the ordinations planned for Saturday in Zaitzkofen in Bavaria."

Checking it out and more soon- which will be posted at this link.

Seems they are to the sub-diaconate.


Further information received

The ordinations to the subdiaconate at Zaitzkofen are cancelled only in so far of being held at Zaitzkofen. The seminarians are being transfered to Econe in Switzerland for the ordinations.

This is a following demands of the German Bishops Conference.

Pan-Orthodox Synod announced


With a substantial church meeting, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople wishes to overcome the tensions within the Orthodox churches . The Speaker of the Patriarchate made this announcement on Monday in Istanbul. Accordingly this year, two preparatory meetings are planned. The aim is to provide the theological foundations for a "Pan-Orthodox Synod" . The first conference is scheduled for June in Cyprus, the second in December at a location still to be announced. The initiative is comparable in value to a council. For this summit, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I received support in October 2008 from all the Orthodox patriarchs and archbishops of independent national churches . These included the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate.

Cathcon- In parallel to the move of the Pope to reconcile tradition, this could not be a more exciting time for true ecumenism.

"Make Hope" in the liturgical life of Lille


"one of the very soundest of our bishops"

appointed the Diocese of Oakland vacancy by the Pope.

He has been known to celebrate the Latin Mass

Dinoscopus: Don't Cry for me Argentina

Bishop Williamson's latest blog post.

Finally a call to Catholic arms!

Catholic Citizens

"November showed us that 40 years of American Catholic complacency and poor formation are bearing exactly the fruit we should have expected. Or to put it more discreetly, the November elections confirmed a trend, rather than created a new moment, in American culture."


"Some Catholics in both political parties are deeply troubled by these issues. But too many Catholics just don't really care. That's the truth of it. If they cared, our political environment would be different. If 65 million Catholics really cared about their faith and cared about what it teaches, neither political party could ignore what we believe about justice for the poor, or the homeless, or immigrants, or the unborn child. If 65 million American Catholics really understood their faith, we wouldn't need to waste each other's time arguing about whether the legalised killing of an unborn child is somehow 'balanced out' or excused by three other good social policies."

Offering a sober evaluation of the state of American Catholicism, he added:

"We need to stop over-counting our numbers, our influence, our institutions and our resources, because they're not real. We can't talk about following St. Paul and converting our culture until we sober up and get honest about what we've allowed ourselves to become. We need to stop lying to each other, to ourselves and to God by claiming to 'personally oppose' some homicidal evil - but then allowing it to be legal at the same time."


read the whole thing at the link above. What an indictment of post-Conciliar Catholicism. The rulings of one Council to the exclusion of all else do not Catholicism make.

When they stop believing in God, they call themselves modernists

As applied to the Church of England.