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SSPX clarifies: Canonical recognition not its primary concern

Jun 29, 2016 - 02:25 pm .- After indications of progress toward reconciliation earlier this year, the head of the Society of St. Pius X stated Wednesday that canonical recognition is not what the priestly society primarily seeks.

Could reconciliation with the SSPX arrive with ease?

Apr 26, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the acceptance of certain texts of the Second Vatican Council with which they disagree.

Pope Francis meets with SSPX superior general

Apr 4, 2016 - 11:04 am .- Both the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X have confirmed that this weekend Pope Francis met with the priestly society's superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, at the Vatican.

Are dialogue and reconciliation with the SSPX part of the Jubilee for Mercy?

Sep 3, 2015 - 02:31 pm .- Pope Francis' decision that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy the faithful can receive absolution from priests of the Society of St. Pius X is the most recent attempt at reconciliation with the priestly society, according to a Vatican official.

Vatican, SSPX officials resume meetings on doctrinal issues

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:14 am .- Officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X on Tuesday for two hours at the Vatican to discuss matters of Church teaching.  

Archbishop Pozzo returns to Ecclesia Dei office

Aug 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm .- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Guido Pozzo as secretary of Ecclesia Dei, the curial office charged with reconciling the ultra-traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

Traditionalists indicate definitive break with Catholic Church

Jun 27, 2013 - 04:38 pm .- On the 25th anniversary of the illicit ordination of four bishops by traditionalist Bishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society of Saint Pius X indicated a definitive break of talks with the Catholic Church.  

New Pope will handle Pius X Society decision

Feb 21, 2013 - 07:56 am .- The effort to reach an agreement between the Church and the Society of St. Pius X will be passed on to the next Pope, Father Federico Lombardi said.

In letter to SSPX, Vatican archbishop appeals for unity

Jan 24, 2013 - 02:01 pm .- Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, one of the Roman officials involved in discussions with the Society of St. Pius X, wrote a letter to the society's priests, seeking “reconciliation and healing.”

Cardinal: If Lefebvre had seen proper Mass, he may not have split

Jan 18, 2013 - 01:09 pm .- According to a Spanish cardinal, the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X once said that if the group's leader had seen the Mass celebrated properly, he may not have broken off from the Church.

Breakaway bishop: Jews, Masons, and Modernists are 'enemies of the Church'

Jan 4, 2013 - 04:37 pm .- Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, mentioned Jews as “enemies of the Church” in a recent address reviewing the situation of the group as it considered full communion with Rome this past year.

Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

Oct 24, 2012 - 12:10 pm .- The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he has distanced himself from the traditionalist Catholic group’s leadership and he has refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.”

Archbishop Muller stresses hope as SSPX talks hit impasse

Oct 5, 2012 - 04:50 pm .- The Vatican's doctrine head says hope must be maintained for full communion between the Society of St. Pius X and the Catholic Church, despite his telling a German radio network that talks with the society are off for now.

Bishop causes more controversy for breakaway Catholic group

Sep 13, 2012 - 07:03 pm .- More internal strife has arisen in the breakaway Catholic Society of St. Pius X, after Bishop Richard Williamson made an unapproved visit to a large group in Brazil.

Former SSPX community granted formal status in Catholic Church

Aug 24, 2012 - 01:30 pm .- A traditionalist religious order that used to be part of the breakaway Society of St. Pius X has received formal recognition as a diocesan institute within the Catholic Church.

SSPX set three conditions for reunification with Rome

Jul 25, 2012 - 06:03 pm .- The Society of St. Pius X's three conditions for re-uniting with Rome have been revealed in a letter sent by their General Secretary to the society’s superiors across the world.

Vatican's doctrine chief: Pius X Society must accept Vatican II teachings

Jul 24, 2012 - 04:00 am .- Although the new head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is optimistic about reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, he says that the teachings of the Church – including the dogmatic content of the Second Vatican Council – will never be up for re-negotiation.

Pius X Society keeps Vatican guessing on reunification offer

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:12 am .- The Society of St. Pius X have published their declaration or “road map” for normalizing their status with the Catholic Church, without making clear if they accept or reject the Vatican’s current offer of re-unification.

Pius X Society will give Vatican final decision 'very soon'

Jul 17, 2012 - 11:31 am .- The head of the Society of St. Pius X says the breakaway traditionalist group is on the verge of giving a definitive response to the Vatican’s offer of re-unification.

SSPX letter indicates refusal of Vatican reconciliation effort

Jun 27, 2012 - 01:08 pm .- A recent letter leaked online suggests that leaders of the Society of St. Pius X, a breakaway traditionalist group, have rejected a proposed Vatican document to aid in reconciliation efforts.

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