Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to validly celebrate marriages

On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for the Church to recognize marriages celebrated by priests of the Society of St. Pius X, which before now were not considered valid by Church authorities. Through a letter published April 4, the Pope has given diocesan bishops, or other local ordinaries, the authorization to grant priests of… Continue reading Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to validly celebrate marriages

Pope Francis’s traditionalists

John Paul II couldn’t strike a deal that satisfied the SSPX. Nor could Benedict. Enter the unlikeliest of bridge-builders On the weekend that posters of a scowling Pope Francis were plastered over Rome by traditionalists protesting against his “bullying” tactics, news filtered through that Rome is on the verge of signing a deal with the… Continue reading Pope Francis’s traditionalists