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Solemn Mass is celebrated at St. Clement Parish, Ottawa, Canada, which is entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

What is Pope Francis’ plan for traditionalist groups?

Feb 22, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new decree underlines the pope’s complex relationship with the traditionalist world. Read more

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Traditionalist communities cautiously optimistic after FSSP news

Feb 21, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Traditional Latin Mass attendees expressed cautious optimism on Monday after a traditionalist community released a communique detailing their continued permission... Read more

The prostration of the ordinands at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, June 27, 2013

What is the FSSP?

Feb 21, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life which celebrates the Roman rite according to the liturgical... Read more

June 22,2013: The prostration of the ordinands during the Litany of the Saints at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome

FSSP says Pope Francis has issued decree confirming its use of 1962 liturgical books

Feb 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The decree reportedly followed two FSSP members’ private audience with the pope. Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appearing at a Nov. 15 arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court.

State drops charges against Father James Jackson, but he's still being prosecuted. Here's why:

Jan 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

In an expected procedural move, Rhode Island has dropped its child porn charges against Father James Jackson. Read more

Seminarians of the FSSP's International Seminary of St. Peter.

EWTN documentary highlights chart-topping Christmas album from Germany, 'Sancta Nox'

Dec 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A documentary airing on EWTN this Christmas will bring viewers to a seminary in Bavaria, home to an internationally diverse... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appearing at a Nov. 15 arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court.

FSSP priest pleads not guilty to federal child pornography charges

Dec 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Father James Jackson pleaded not guilty Dec. 21 to federal charges of distributing child pornography and possessing and accessing with... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for Eric Talley, March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo.

Father James Jackson wrote about sex abuse scandals, called McCarrick a 'creep'

Nov 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In the weeks leading up to his arrest on child pornography charges, Father James W. Jackson wrote at length about... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, delivers the homily at the funeral Mass for slain Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado

FSSP priest faces new federal child pornography charges

Federal authorities have filed additional child pornography charges against Father James W. Jackson, who was arrested Oct. 30 after Rhode... Read more

Seminarians of the FSSP's International Seminary of St. Peter.

'Sancta Nox' album of Christmas Matins debuts at #1 on Billboard Traditional Classical Albums chart

Oct 8, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sept. 28, a community of seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s European seminary released an album of... Read more

The prostration of the ordinands at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, June 27, 2013

FSSP says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by Pope Francis' Latin Mass restrictions

Jul 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter issued a statement on Tuesday reaffirming their fidelity to Pope Francis, and expressing their... Read more

The Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France.

Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

Jun 16, 2021

By Solène Tadié

For 23 years, FSSP priests have served Catholics in Dijon archdiocese. Now, the archbishop has told them to leave. Read more

Battling virus and the 'invisible malice of malady', FSSP seminary trusts providence

Mar 21, 2020

Most of the community at the European seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter are sick from coronavirus, and... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

Fr. John Berg, FSSP, incenses the casket of Fr. Kenneth Walker at the the conclusion of his funeral Mass in Paxico, Kan., June 20, 2014.

Fraternity of Saint Peter celebrates life of slain Phoenix priest

Jun 21, 2014

By Mary Farrow

The twin steeples of Sacred Heart Catholic Church tower over the green summer cornfields just outside of Paxico, Kansas.   Read more