Roman Catholic News
Volume One, Issue One
8 September, 2001
Saturday, Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
"In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph"
(Words of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, 1917.)
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POPE JOHN PAUL II RECENT MESSAGES
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ROMAN CATHOLIC BIBLICAL STUDIES
The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome publishes Biblica.
The New testament editor, Fr. John Kilgallen is currently
recovering in the Loyal Infirmiry, Chicago. He is expected to be
back in Rome this September 30th.
The Catholic Biblical Association of America operates out of the
Catholic University of America, Washington DC
CRISIS IN THE CHURCH WITH POST VATICAN II SCHISMATIC
ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHISMATIC SECTS:
Since 1968 there have been schisms within the Roman Catholic
Church that resulted from Vatican II and the 1970 Novus Ordo of
Pope Paul VI. These schismatics insist that the Tridentine Mass
is the only valid and legitimate Mass. A good website that
summarized the fallout of these schismatic groups is at the
Unfortunately, many internet news groups and discussion list
have become infiltrated and run by schismatics posing to be
Roman Catholic but who are in fact schismatics. The great
danger in this phenomenon is the deception they produce and
influence on ill informed Catholics whom they seek to attract for
financial support in order to keep themselves in business.
I. WHO ARE THE SSPX?
Who are the SSPX? This is an abbreviation for a schismatic
group of former Roman Catholics who are members of the
Society of St. Pius X. This is an organization that was founded in
1970. On the 1st of November 1970 Mgr Charrière, Bishop of
Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg approves and confirms the
constitutions and proceeds to the canonical foundation of the
International Priestly Society of Saint Pius X in his diocese. Its
initial founding was sanctioned by the Church, however, this
soon changed in June of 1971 when it became apparent that it
was becoming the center for dissenting clergy. The schismatic
tenets became clear by the schismatic bishop Marcel Lefebvre
(1905-1991) and Bishop Emeritus Antonio de Castro Mayer.
Marcel Lefebvre was born in Tourcoing, France, November
29,1905, Ordained priest September 21, 1929, entered the
novitiate of the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1931, on the 18th of
September 1947, he was consecrated bishop in his home town
by Cardinal Liénart, Bishop Fauret and Bishop Ancel. As first
Archbishop of Dakar and Apostolic Delegate of Pope Pius XII for
all French speaking Africa, he created four Episcopal
conferences, twenty-one new dioceses and apostolic
prefectures and opened seminaries in the countries under his
extended jurisdiction. In July, 1962, elected as Superior General
of the Holy Ghost Fathers for twelve years. It was during his final
years of tenure as Superior General of the Holy Ghost Fathers
that Lefebvre became a schismatic bishop.
Roman Catholics are warned to stay away from this group and
their liturgies. For those who wish to attend an authorized
Tridentine Mass they are here advised that they are sanctioned
by the Holy See under the Commission called Ecclesia Dei, and
officiated (celebrated) by authorized Catholic priests who are
members of the FSSP (Fraternal Society of St. Peter). The
Ecclesia Dei and FSSP are the only authorized Catholic
organization that can celebrate the Tridentine Mass. If you plan
to attend a Tridentine Mass please call your local chancery office
and check to see if the Mass you plan to attend is an authorized
Ecclesia Dei liturgy. If not inquiry where the nearest one is to
you. The Ecclesia Dei have a website called "una voce".
The SSPX official site gives their history.
This schismatic site is at the URL:
This is a link to a website in French on Marcel Lefebvre.
From the Office of the Congregation for Bishops, 1 July 1988,
decreeing a formal excommunication of Marcel Lefebvre:
A website dedicated to sound information regarding the SSPX as
schismatic is found at the URL:
II. TRUE CHURCH SCHISMATICS
Another Catholic schismatic group is called the True Church.
This schismatic sect is a branch of the Sedevacantists
discussed below in III. Sedevacantism. has elected an antipope
called Pope Pius XIII was born Earl Pulvermacher, elected on
October 24, 1998, consecrated 4 July, 1999 at Kalispell,
Montana, USA. His antipapal residence is in Springdale,
Washington, USA. He was born April 20, 1918. He made
solemn vows in the Capuchin Order on August 28, 1942, and
was ordained a priest on June 5, 1946.
Another schismatic sect is called Sedevacantism. This
extremist sect claims the papacy has been vacant since the
death of Pope Pius XII in 1958. They engage in bashing the
popes beginning with Pope John XXIII up to our current pontiff
Pope John Paul II. They do not recognize the legitimacy of
Vatican II or the current Magisterium.
Their website is at the URL:
PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE
WHOLE WORLD AND FOR CHURCH UNITY
"during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
approaches . . . unity among all Christians of the various
confessions will increase until they reach full communion." John
Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, 16