Monday, June 17, 2019

13 New Priests for SSPX in Northern Hemisphere

On June 8, three deacons were consecrated in Zaitzkofen for the Society. The ordination takes place at the end of June.


(Berne) The seminaries of the fraternity of St. Pius X (FSSPX) in the northern hemisphere end their academic year in the month of June, the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At the end of the academic year, ordination is traditionally held around the 29th of June, the feast of apostolic princes Peter and Paul. The Society will receive thirteen new priests in a few days.

Founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society maintains three seminaries in the northern hemisphere, one each with a German, French and English language of instruction. There are two more seminaries in the southern hemisphere, one in Argentina with Spanish and one in Australia with English as the language of instruction. Diaconal and priestly ordinations take place there just before Christmas: at the Holy Cross Seminary in Australia on 19 December and at the seminary of Our Lady Coroner in Argentina on 21 December 2019.

In the United States, Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta will be consecrating five new priests - all Americans - on June 21 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia.

In Switzerland, Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais will hand over six priests — four Frenchmen, one Englishman and one Italian - in the seminary of St. Pius X in Ecône on 28 June.

Finally, Bishop Bernard Fellay will consecrate two candidates for new priests - a German and a Pole - on Sunday, June 30, in the Bavarian Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  in Zaitzkofen.

All ordinations are open to the public. The seminaries explicitly invite the faithful to participate in the Holy Mass and to receive the blessing of the new priests.

Already on June 8, the Pentecost Vigil, Bishop Fellay had consecrated three new deacons in Zaitzkofen - a Pole, an Austrian and a German. In Switzerland, the diaconal ordination takes place at the same time as the priestly ordination, whereas in the USA it took place in April.

Regarding the consecrations Rector in Zaitzkofen, P. Franz Schmidberger emphasized on this occasion that:

"In this way, the Church will be renewed step by step in the German-speaking countries and in the countries of Eastern Europe, even if the work takes more time than one would wish."

P. Schmidberger was the first successor of Archbishop Lefebvre as Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X. He was followed by Bishop Bernard Fellay, who headed the Society for 24 years. In July 2018 he was replaced by P. Davide Pagliarini.

Text: Andreas Becker
Image: fsspx.de (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

They'll probably all convert to Catholicism within a few years.

Catholic Mission said...

JUNE 18, 2019
The SSPX official website presents BOD is an exception to EENS.The SSPX bishops cannot recant since then they would be criticizing Archbishop Lefebvre.They would also be saying that they made an objective mistake on Vatican Council II and even after being informed do not have it them to correct the mistake and admit that they were wrong
https://eucharistandmission.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-sspx-official-website-presents-bod.html

Anonymous said...

I look to the SSPX and other Protty groups for guidance in starting my own Christian sect or new religion!

Yayyyyy!

gm said...

@Anonymous All schismatics groups, such as the Greek, Russian Orthodox and doctrinally heretical churches like Lutherans are dealt with by the Vatican's office on ecumenism. However, the SSPX is under the CDF, which only deals with Catholics. Get your categories straight before you embarrass yourself with bad logic.

Tancred said...

I wish I had thought of that one.

Tancred said...

I think the saintly Archbishop can be forgiven for following saints of the Church on this question. As one commentator had it, this is a question that needs further definition by the Church.

Anonymous said...

Hey gm....special categories for special lil snowflakes? Allowing the Protestant SSPX to function as a privelaged group is an extraordinary favor intended to preserve a mere modicum of the True Faith. In no way is it an affirmation of their validity. Mere accommodation.

They are Prots, pure and simple!

Hey Tancred....did you think of that?

Tancred said...


I’m probabaly wasting my time on you, but here goes:

Just saying they are Protestants doesn’t make them Protestants. Didn’t they have a philosophy appeciation class at TAC to help people of your aptitude learn civilized argumentation?

I suppose that the fact that the Vatican declared that they can licitly preside over marriages and extended authority for them to hear confessions aren’t the kinds of things that fit into your uncharitable, self-satisfied and unreflective attempts to light the world with your wisdom.

gm said...

@Anonymous "Protestant", you keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for
Bishop Thuc,
Bishop Lefebvre,
Bishop Mendez,
and Bp.De Castro Mayer.
If these 4 valid Catholic Bishops hadnt conferred Holy Orders in the Traditional Rites,we wouldn't have access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Traditional Sacraments of Trent and of our Catholic Forefathers.
-Andrew

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