• Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    • Sep 14, 2017

    At a conference Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, Father Vincenzo Nuara, didn’t even mention Francis in his opening remarks. The current pope was mentioned in passing by the second speaker, and ignored entirely by the third.

  • Letters show Francis’s outreach to traditionalists has a long history

    Letters show Francis’s outreach to traditionalists has a long history

    • Apr 6, 2017

    Letters written in 2011 by then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, today Pope Francis, which have been unearthed and aired by Swedish television, confirm what people close to the pontiff already knew — that over the course of his career, he’s tried several times to bring the breakaway traditionalist Society of St. Pius X back into the fold.

  • Pope Francis offers way to recognize marriages by traditionalist group

    Pope Francis offers way to recognize marriages by traditionalist group

    • Apr 4, 2017

    The Vatican has announced a way for the marriages of the traditionalist Society St. Pius X – which is not in full communion with the rest of the Church – to have their marriages recognized by the Church. It is the latest move in a decades-long attempt to bring the group into full unity.