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Pope Francis forbids Lefebvrian priests to say Mass
The followers of the ultra conservative French bishop excommunicated, are now being targeted by Bergoglio. Through one of his loyalists has forbidden them to celebrate Mass and administer the sacraments. And whoever follows them in danger of excommunication
Orazio La Rocca
October 27, 2014

New "sticks" of Pope Francis, the pastor of mercy and forgiveness, but not all. After the severe beatings inflicted on the pedophile priests, were now being targeted - albeit indirect metaphorical beatings - are the Lefebvrist priests by one of the bishops closer to and heard by Bergoglio, Bishop Marcello Semeraro; they are banned from celebrating Mass and giving the sacraments (baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings ...) as if they were incardinated in the universal Catholic Church. A similar veto was imposed on the Catholic faithful who, perhaps in good faith, attend functions and receive the sacraments from priests Lefebvrians themselves, running the risk in the situation - warns the bishop - of being automatically excommunicated.

The firm halt was made ​​with the publication of an ad hoc decree (Notification) signed by Monsignor Semeraro, well-known expert in ecclesiological theology, bishop of Albano (one of the suburban dioceses Roman), President of the New Editorial Italian, the company that publishes the newspaper Catholic Future, but mainly secretary of the commission of cardinals created by Pope C9 with the task of studying and when to give back to the bodies of the Catholic Church from the Vatican Curia, a structural and organizational setting more in keeping with the pastoral needs of the company.

Bishop Semeraro has sent the Notification to the Society of St. Pius X which has its headquarters in the diocese of Albano, the 'traditionalist Lefebvrian most important institution in our country founded in the seventies by rebel bishop Marcel Lefebvre, first of priestly suspended for failing to the conciliar renewal (publicly challenged the Vatican celebrating the Latin Mass when it was forbidden) and then excommunicated the late 80s along with 4 other bishops illicitly consecrated by him without the consent of the Pope.

That same fraternity jumped last year the attention of the news coverage for celebrating, amid protests by thousands of citizens, at the funeral Nazi Erich Priebke, one of those responsible for the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine. A gesture seen as a new challenge to the Catholic Church authorities as the Vicariate of Rome - with the consent of the Vatican Curia - forbade the funeral services of the former Nazi, being dead without even the slightest reconsideration of sull'eccidio Ardeatine.

In Notification - published in the Catholic newspaper Future - Semeraro explains to intervene to "numerous requests for clarification about the celebration of the sacraments at the Society of St. Pius X" that "is not an institution (or the parish, or organization, or movement) of the Catholic Church. " Although - says the bishop - Benedict XVI, "graciously accepting the demands of the Prior General of the Society," January 21, 2009 revoked the excommunication of four bishops Lefebvrians, but specify in the letter to the bishops in June 2009 that the same fraternity "not has no canonical status in the Church and its ministers, even if they have been freed of the ecclesiastical penalty, not legitimately exercise any ministry in the Church. " Provisions evidently disregarded by Lefebvrians - about 15 thousand followers in Italy - who continued to celebrate the sacraments and impart as if they were incardinated into the ecclesial bodies recognized by the CEI (Italian Episcopal Conference).

Hence the firm ban by Semeraro in which the bishop reminds the faithful Catholics who "can not attend Mass or request and receive the sacraments from and to the Fraternity." Pena, automatic excommunication. And "sorry" that the first victims of this situation are those children and young people (and even infants) that could illegitimate receive the sacraments (baptisms, first communions and confirmations) "in contrast" with the pastoral guidelines of the Italian Catholic Church.

And 'well, then, that the priests Lefebvrian priests not continue to present themselves in public as members of the clergy of the Italian Church - suggests the secretary of the Commission of Cardinals C9 - assuming roles and attitudes offenses in the long run will affect the already difficult negotiations in progress between the Vatican and the leaders of the Society for the restoration of any future reports on the ecclesial and total obedience to the Pope.


Very strange that the diocese in which the SSPX is headquartered is identified in the article as Albano. Isn't Menzingen in the diocese of Basel?

Aside from that question, this certainly is a striking development on the heels of Muller's meeting with +Fellay.

Thomas Williams

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New post Re: New Persecution of SSPX?
Preparation for an official reunification? Establish unequivocally the Society's need for Novus Ordo regularization ... then regularize them?

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