October 2020 archive

Should Pope Francis wear a mask?

Pope Francis in Korea

Fr Thomas Reese criticises Pope Francis for not wearing a mask, and even goes as far as saying Pope Francis should go to confession over this. He gives 6 points explaining why Pope Francis should wear a mask. The Society of St Pius X (SSPX), a group of mostly health people, are behaving like idiots around the world by shunning mask use and other means of preventing spread of SARS-CoV-2. They can very easily and soundly be condemned as fools. I’m not so sure about Pope Francis.

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Does the SSPX even exist?

SSPX logo

The Society of St Pius X (SSPX) was founded on 7 November 1970, with the official document’s signatures predated to 1 November. It was established as a “pia unio”, a “pious union”, aka an association of the faithful, for a provisional/probationary period of 6 years.

On 6 May 1975, 4 years and 5 months later, that status was withdrawn. In the eyes of the Church, the SSPX no longer had any canonical status.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 016 – 16 Oct 2020

Maggie: RIP - 1990 - 23 April 2006

Key words: Amharic, Cloned pigs, Conspiracy theories, Council of Nicaea, Exorcism, Fr Zuhlsdorf, Pets, QAnon, Trump

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The 2020 Sanger Award goes to the SSPX

Sanger Award for Religious Courage

Congratulations to the Society of St Pius X for winning the 2020 Sanger Award for Religious Courage.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 015 – 2 Oct 2020

Cardinal Becciu in 2013

Key words: Adventist communion services, Amy Coney Barrett, Becchiu, Clericalism, Croatia, Defenestration, Eucharist, Knights of Columbus, Sacraments, Sunday laws, Sunday rest

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