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  • Also although FSSP claims to be ready to go completely trad (in 40 yrs or so), hard to imagine w/its connection w/Opus Dei which is all about lay. Once Fisher More College criticized VC2 put out of business by same FSSP/Opus Dei group supporting Voris: '(my family belongs to a FSSP parish – Mater Dei parish in Irving, Texas).'
  • Opus dei is a conservative Orthodox religious association. One point put forward is that that Escriva personally begged Paul VI for the use of the Tridentine Mass, in which Paul VI refused permission.
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Apologetic materials
for Catholic Tradition

From books to flyers, the USA District Office offers various apologetic items that explain Catholic Tradition and the SSPX.

New to Tradition Kit: available at a special price from Angelus Press >

Our NTT kit makes an excellent introduction to Catholic Tradition and the SSPX.

Comes with the following flyers:

  • Who are we? What are we doing?
    Briefly covers the SSPX and its purpose
  • The SSPX and Tradition: What makes our fight unique?
  • Why the Latin Mass; Why not the New?
    Outlines reasons why Catholics cannot in conscience attend the Novus Ordo Missae
  • Is the SSPX Schismatic? Excommunicated? Rome Says NO! See what Rome and other canonical authorities have said about these important issues
  • Where is Obedience Today?
    Explains true obedience versus disobedience

And these books:

  • Most Asked Questions about the SSPX
    The printed version of the SSPX FAQs section and its appendixes featured on our website
  • Open Letter to Confused Catholics
    Written by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1986 (and still true today), for all to understand the nature of the crisis in the Church which has caused confusion among Catholics
  • Is Tradition Excommunicated?
    A collection of independent studies by various authorities on canon law compiled because of the alleged 'excommunications' leveled against Catholic Tradition after the 1988 Episcopal Consecrations were performed by Archbishop Lefebvre
  • For the Visitor at Mass
    A pictorial explanation of the traditional Roman Mass
  • Timebombs of the Second Vatican Council
    A brief, but concise explanation of the latent problems in the council's documents

For more materials on Catholic Tradition and the SSPX,
see the website of our publishing branch, Angelus Press

The Preces is a daily vocal prayer said by members of the Roman Catholic prelature of Opus Dei. Codex Iuris Particularis, n.° 82, 1 It is also called.

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SSPX and Holy See talks: new details emerge

The excellent New Liturgical Movement has a fascinating post on the ground rules for the discussions between the Holy See and the SSPX. What jumped out at me were that both parties are taping and filming each session. This is presumably a precaution in case the talks end in acrimony.

Here’s the full list of conditions:

1) The outcome of the first meeting has been good.

2) Primarily the agenda and the method of discussion were established.

3) The issues to be discussed are of a doctrinal nature to the express exclusion of any canonical question regarding the situation of the SSPX.

4) The common doctrinal reference point will be the Magisterium prior to the Council.

5) The talks follow a rigorous method: an issue is raised, and the party raising it sends a paper substantiating its doubts. The Holy See responds in writing, after prior email exchanges among the technical advisers. At the meeting, the issue is discussed.

6) All meetings are taped by both parties and filmed.

7) The conclusions of each topic will be submitted to the Holy Father and the Superior General of the SSPX.

The timing of these meetings depends on whether the topic is new or is already being discussed. In the first case, it will be approximately every three months. In the second, every two. The next meeting is planned for mid January.

9) The theological representatives of the Holy See “are people you can talk with”, they speak “the same (theological) language as we”. (meaning presumably they are Thomists).

10) Some of the topics mentioned by the bishop in his homily, not exhaustively, are:

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a) The Magisterium of the Council and after the Council.

b) The conciliar liturgical reform.

c) Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue.

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e) Papal authority and collegiality.

f) Freedom of conscience, religious freedom, secularism and the social reign of Jesus Christ.

g) Human rights and human dignity according to the Council’s teaching.