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The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei Suppressed by Pope Francis - FSSPX.News


The SSPX published this perspective on the suppression of the PCED.


Courtesy of FSSPX.News

On January 17, 2019, Pope Francis suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which had been created in 1988 by his predecessor Pope John Paul II.

The Apostolic Letter in the form of the Pope’s motu proprio was published at noon on January 19 by the Holy See Press Office and inserted in L’Osservatore Romano. From now on, the Commission’s responsibilities will be placed entirely in the hands of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which will designate a special section to take over its activities. This transfer, explains the Sovereign Pontiff, comes in response to a need expressed during a meeting of this dicastery on November 15, 2017, approved by him on November 24, and validated in a plenary session in January 2018.

The pope recalls how, over thirty years ago, the day after the episcopal consecrations in 1988, John Paul II wished to facilitate the “fu…

Rumours and Reality

It is nice when the rumours prove true ... it restores (slightly) one's confidence in humanity and its fallen nature.

The rumour: The PCED was being eliminated.

The Truth: The PCED was being eliminated.

This is a nice alignment that can be contrasted with something else ...

The rumour: The SSPX is going to sell-out.

The Truth: The SSPX has not sold-out.

There is no alignment.

At least the resistance has been smart enough, like the other false prophets, to stop predicting the date of the sell-out.

In addition, like some 'religious' organizations that rely upon a prophecy to motivate their members, they are saying that the SSPX has compromised etc.

I know that the 'resistance' will point to the joy felt when Rome made the following concessions was in some warped version of reality ... a compromise:

Summorum Pontificum
The Tridentine Mass was never abrogated. Something that Trads have held for decades.

Universae Ecclesiae
Granting the laity the power to haul the…

Abolition of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei - Rorate-Caeli -Its about the SSPX and about Doctrine


So a rumour has proved true (more soon on that theme in another post), the PCED is now defunct.

The reason is clear ... its all about doctrine:
... the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 15 November 2017 formulated the request that dialogue between the Holy See and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X be conducted directly by the aforementioned Congregation, as the questions being dealt with are of a doctrinal nature ... recognizing that the aims and questions dealt with by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei are of a predominantly doctrinal order ... Further, the majority of the questions from the non-SSPX trads are also about  ... wait for it ... doctrine.

I wonder if any other group of Catholics are as concerned about doctrine.

If they aren't ... they should be.

Don't hold your breath ... Rome would have to make "THE" concession to get the SSPX in a regularized state: Drop the Mantra.  

Dr. Joseph Shaw's perspective can be found he…

Rorate Caeli: Not Just More Scripture, But Different Scripture — Comparing the Old and New Lectionaries

It is an important thing to remember that the New Mass and its Lectionary are fruits of the Second Vatican Council.

Bad fruits.

The following article (I'm taking Rorate-Caeli at their word concerning re-posting their content - so please support them) delves into the travesty that is the 3-year lectionary that effectively gives Catholics attending the Novus-Ordo 3 years of toothless doctrine.

This is an element that effects a cultural change - if they don't hear the inconvenient teachings contained in the bible, then they will disappear from the Catholic memory.

I know this to be true, I've spoken with people who are living proof that culture change is real and has happened to Catholics.


Source /Courtesy of Rorate-Caeli

The following study was completed in March 2016 and subsequently published as the Foreword to Matthew Hazell's remarkable reference work "Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman…