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International Seminary of Saint Pius X, in Écône, Switzerland.

SSPX accused of intimidating would-be whistleblowers amid abuse investigation

After an official with the Society of St. Pius X told priests and staff they should speak with criminal investigators... Read more

International Seminary of Saint Pius X, in Écône, Switzerland.

Kansas investigating sexual abuse claims in breakaway Society of St. Pius X

The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is under investigation in Kansas, amid allegations that members of the group perpetrated... Read more

Fr. Davide Pagliarani shortly after his election as superior general of the Society of Saint Pius X, July 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of FSSPX.NEWS

Doctrine remains problem in relations, SSPX affirms after Vatican meeting

After a meeting between the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X and the prefect of the Congregation... Read more

Fr. Davide Pagliarani shortly after his election as superior general of the Society of Saint Pius X, July 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of FSSPX.NEWS

New superior general elected by SSPX

On Wednesday the general chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X, a canonically irregular priestly society, elected Fr. Davide... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 7 2016.

SSPX bishop signs letter claiming Pope Francis enables error

A letter presenting itself as a filial correction of Pope Francis for reputed errors and heresies has been signed by... Read more

The statue of St. Peter inside the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, Jan. 19, 2015.

Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly

On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for priests of the Society of St. Pius X to witness marriages validly,... Read more

The statue of St. Peter inside the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, Jan. 19, 2015.

SSPX clarifies: Canonical recognition not its primary concern

After indications of progress toward reconciliation earlier this year, the head of the Society of St. Pius X stated Wednesday... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

Could reconciliation with the SSPX arrive with ease?

Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis meets with SSPX superior general

Both the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X have confirmed that this weekend Pope Francis met with the... Read more

Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica for the convocation of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, April 11, 2015.

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

Pope Francis' decision that during the Jubilee Year of Mercy the faithful can receive absolution from priests of the Society... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller (

Vatican, SSPX officials resume meetings on doctrinal issues

Officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X... Read more

Archbishop Pozzo returns to Ecclesia Dei office

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Guido Pozzo as secretary of Ecclesia Dei, the curial office charged with reconciling the ultra-traditionalist... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Traditionalists indicate definitive break with Catholic Church

On the 25th anniversary of the illicit ordination of four bishops by traditionalist Bishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society of Saint... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi holds a Feb. 21, 2013 briefing at the Vatican press office.

New Pope will handle Pius X Society decision

The effort to reach an agreement between the Church and the Society of St. Pius X will be passed on... Read more

CNA

In letter to SSPX, Vatican archbishop appeals for unity

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, one of the Roman officials involved in discussions with the Society of St. Pius X, wrote... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

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

According to a Spanish cardinal, the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X once said that if the... Read more

Bishop Bernard Fellay.

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

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, mentioned Jews as “enemies of the Church”... Read more

Bishop Richard Williamson.

Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he has distanced himself from the traditionalist Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller during a July 20, 2012 interview with CNA in Rome.

Archbishop Muller stresses hope as SSPX talks hit impasse

The Vatican's doctrine head says hope must be maintained for full communion between the Society of St. Pius X and... Read more

CNA

Bishop causes more controversy for breakaway Catholic group

More internal strife has arisen in the breakaway Catholic Society of St. Pius X, after Bishop Richard Williamson made an... Read more