- abbr. English-language abbreviation for the Society of Saint Pius X. Also known by the Latin title: FSSPX - Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Pii X (Priestly Society of Saint Pius X.) An international society of Roman Catholic priests founded on November 1, 1970 by His Grace Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The Society is lead by a Superior General and District Superiors in over 55 countries.
“• The message to those who have been unduly critical — even hysterical and blatantly cruel — about Benedict's dealings with the SSPX is a rather blunt one: At times one gets the impression that our society needs to have at least one group to which no tolerance may be shown; which one can easily attack and hate.”
“Well, MLH, okay, but I must remind you, the SSPX is not in union with Rome.”
“Rome said that the issue concerning SSPX is different meaning that since it is already in the Church, and it does not need to have the situation normalized in that way.”
“The SSPX is doing the work of the local ordinaries.”
“(Implied - Since the local authorities failed to teach true Catholicism, [the SSPX] is doing that job) 22.”
“A Cardinal said it can’t deal with SSPX as co-equals as the SSPX is inferior to the Curia which implies clearly that SSPX is within the structure of the Catholic church, and can’t be dealt with as equals, i.e., dealing with the Orthodox.”
“His holiness John Paul II, upon hearing that the Bishops and Priests of the Apostles of Jesus and Mary, aka the SSPX, were not being given access to Fatima property, assigned his personal representative to accompany the SSPXers.”
“Even if you do not accept the notion that the excommunicated are not outside the Church, the fact that the excommunications were lifted (or, if you prefer, "lifted") shows that they (that is, the SSPX bishops) are not outside the Church.”
“Do you think he keeps calling the SSPX "Lefebvrists" as an act of defiance of his master?”
“Claiming a million followers, the SSPX is the vanguard of traditionalists among 1.1 billion Catholics worldwide.”
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