- Apr 13, 2021
Swiss Cardinal Henri Schwery, whose diocese was home to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s priestly society, died Jan. 7 at the age of 88.
Some high-profile traditionalist Catholics have participated in protests throughout Rome in recent days over coronavirus restrictions.
Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with a “clear conscience” that “the use of such vaccines does not signify some sort of cooperation in voluntary abortion,” said the Pontifical Academy for Life.
After a meeting between the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the canonically irregular priestly society said the problem in its relations with the Holy See is fundamentally doctrinal.
On Wednesday the general chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X, a canonically irregular priestly society, elected Father Davide Pagliarani as its superior general.
The breakaway traditionalist group the Society of St. Pius X is rumored to be closer than ever to coming back into full communion with the Catholic Church. But recent revelations on how the SSPX has handled sex abuse allegations should cause the Vatican to put a halt to any proposed reconciliation, until there can be a guarantee that child safety norms are followed.
An explosive report airing tonight on Swedish television charges that the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X knew about at least three cases of its priests being accused of sexually abusing minors, but failed to enforce a ‘zero tolerance’ policy. An alleged victim told Crux he believes the Vatican should have done more to hold the society accountable.