- Dec 5, 2019
Saturday’s decision by Pope Francis to suppress the Vatican’s “Ecclesia Dei” commission may not be the death of efforts at reconciliation with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.
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.
Confronting a rebel archbishop’s accusations and acts of defiance was the heaviest cross Blessed Paul VI had to bear in his pontificate, said a new book based on never-before published notes and documents.
The editors of a concluding document from a March 19-24 meeting of 300 youth in Rome, intended to advise an upcoming summit of bishops on youth, have insisted there was no “conspiracy” against voices favoring more traditional forms of liturgy.
Pope Francis has revealed that each Friday, he meets quietly with a group of survivors of sexual abuse, saying it’s important for him to hear their stories because “what they have been through is so hard, they are destroyed.”