Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X

Priests of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Patrick Rutledge, the parish rector, is on the left.

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

Feeling out of step with the mores of contemporary life, members of a conservative-Catholic group have built a thriving community in rural Kansas. Could their flight from mainstream society be a harbinger for the nation? By Emma Green, Atlantic, December 31, 2019 Half an hour down the... read more

Pope Francis Appoints French Patristics Scholar to Handle SSPX Talks

Msgr. Patrick Descourtieux, a former official at the now abolished Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei,’ is a distinguished patristics scholar who is said to be sympathetic to the SSPX and traditional communities. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, March 30, 2019 Pope Francis... read more

The Age of the Commissars

by Fr John Hunwicke, December 15, 2018 So ... one of the Roman auxiliary bishops, a Jesuit, has been appointed Commissar of the Priestly Brotherhood of the Family of Christ (FSFC) in Ferrara. Is he, one can't help wondering, a Bergoglian? The mere fact that he himself comes from Ferrara is... read more

Fantastic Priests and How to Find Them

By Raymond Kowalski, November 27, 2018 Pope St. Pius X foresaw it. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen saw the signs of its imminent arrival. Michael Davies experienced it and documented its early attacks on the liturgy. Ross Douthat has chronicled its continued progress. Elizabeth Yore has put it into... read more

Bishop Schneider: “Personally Very Sad” About Rome’s Letter to the SSPX — “They Wouldn’t Treat the Orthodox Like This”

CCI Note: Bishop Schneider will be the speaker at the Catholic Citizens Annual Dinner on October 30, 2017. Sunday, August 13, 2017 (Lisbon) Just before Cardinal Gerhard Müller was dismissed on 30 June by Pope Francis as Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, he sent Bishop... read more

Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer SJ is new prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pope names Jesuit as successor to Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Müller by Cindy Wooden (Catholic Herald) July 1, 2017 Pope Francis has decided not to renew Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s term as prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). The Pope has chosen... read more

House Vaticanist Puts the Brake on Reconciliation with SSPX

Friday, April 14, 2017 (Rome) Andrea Tornielli, a regular visitor to the Domus Sanctæ Marthæ, where Pope Francis lives, put the brakes in an article by Vatican Insider on the report by another publication, close to Pope Francis, Il Faro di Roma, which had reported on Monday, 10 April, that... read more