Catholic Traditionalists: Rebels with a Cause!!!


Catholic Traditionalists get called a lot of names: Lefebvrist, Schismatic, Older people nostalgic for structures and customs which are no longer life-giving in today's world etc.  Most of the labels accuse them (at least implicitly) of being crypto-Lefebvrists.  At least that's the reason given for destroying the FFI.

There is a lot of fuss being made about the rebellious SSPX.  The question is what is the root cause of their 'rebellion'?  Simple, they refused to go along with the 'new way'.  Specfically, they refused to accept the Second Vatican Council in the light of the 'Spirit of the Council'.  In fact they are the originators of the 'accept the council in the light of tradition' principle (see four points). In like manner they have determined that they cannot accept the Novus Ordo Missae as it is a protestantized rite and violates the Lex Orandi - Lex Credidi principle.  

Interested, why not find out more?

The best place to start to learn about the SSPX is from the SSPX.  

In my Blog list you'll find, the SSPX news site, the Canadian website ( with a drop down list of the other main SSPX websites and now:

A website about their founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre  ( has been launched and I'm personally looking forward to delving into understanding what event formed this holy prelate.

November 29, 1905 to November 29, 2015
On this 110th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, we are happy to announce the launch of a website dedicated to the memory of our revered founder.
This site is accessible as of today. First and foremost, it is a filial tribute to our beloved father at a time when many, even in the Society of St. Pius X, never knew personally the Archbishop.
The site includes a presentation in four languages of the places and major events that marked the course of his life. It contains photos, videos, and recordings that help us to get to know him. Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, his biographer, has provided some texts that will allow people to see the depths of the soul of this apostle, missionary, and servant of the Church.
But this site is also intended as an apostolate. At a time when many are beginning to discover the Mass and Tradition, it is important that Archbishop Lefebvre be more than just a name. Visiting the site will not replace reading his biography or his works; it should rather lead to their discovery.
May touch your hearts and foster therein a love for Our Lord Jesus Christ by the example of a man who, without doubt, will one day be declared a saint to imitate and invoke.
My sincere congratulations and gratitude to everyone whose patient work has brought this wonderful projet to fruition.
November 29, 2015
+ Bernard Fellay


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