We Are Roman Catholic! (Updated withPostscript)


We are Roman Catholic - in spite of what Michael Voris et al believe - and here's the perspective of Fr. Couture.


On Saturday, March 21st Fr. Couture gave a one-hour interview for SSPX.ca. He reviewed the history of the Traditional movement in Canada, and the current work of the SSPX in Canada: the raison d’être of the Society of St. Pius X, the formation of priests, and their faithfulness to Tradition, Magisterium and Doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Traditional Latin Mass is the source and heart of the Christian life, and the support to families and Catholics who come to the SSPX.

Ordained in 1984 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Fr. Couture was the District Superior of Asia for 18 years, before returning last August to his native country of Canada.

PS. I should note that when asked at a different conference if the October Synod had changed Cardinal Mueller's opinion of the SSPX, Fr. Couture stated: Definitely.

Here's how Rome spoke about the SSPX in September 2014 (Source: Rorate-Caeli):


"On the morning of Tuesday 23 September from 11 am to 1 pm, a cordial meeting took place at the premises of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, between Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X. The meeting was also attended by Archbishops Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, S.I., secretary of the same Congregation, Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary and Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, along with two assistants from the Society of St. Pius X, Rev. Niklaus Pfluger and Rev. Alain-Marc Nély.

"During the meeting, various problems of a doctrinal and canonical nature were examined, and it was decided to proceed gradually and over a reasonable period of time in order to overcome difficulties and with a view to the envisioned full reconciliation."

Interestingly, the phrase 'full communion' is absent.  

That according to Protocol N. 084/15, of February 23, 2015, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Mario Aurelio Cardinal POLI, requests that the "FRATERNITY OF THE APOSTLES OF JESUS AND MARY" (PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF SAINT PIUS X) be held, up to the moment in which it finds its definitive juridical framing within the Church Universal, as an Association of Diocesan Right, according to what is established by canon 298 of the Code of Canon Law, being in fieri [henceforth and in the meantime] a Society of Apostolic Life, with all the benefits that correspond to it, and complying with all obligations to which the same refers, also accepting all responsibilities that belong to the diocesan Prelate.[emphasis added]

That to the aforesaid fraternity be accredited its character as a public juridical person within the ROMAN CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH, according to the norms of the Code of Canon Law. [emphasis added]

Could it be that, as in Argentina, elsewhere the SSPX is actually a part of the Catholic Church???

So Michael Voris et al: Rome has spoken and obviously approved the statement in Argentina.

Perhaps you (Michael Voris et al) should show some respect for that, as we (SSPX priests, sisters, brothers, and lay faithful) continue to work on helping the Church recover from this crisis instead of standing on the sidelines throwing stones.



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