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DICI downplays Argentine sellout

Posted by The Editor on April 14, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

And yes, in case anyone is wondering, "sellout" is the right expression, and no, it is not in any way an exaggeration. Consider that we are talking about the SSPX founded by Archbisho Lefebvre. To remind yourself of how the Archbishop thought of the conciliar church and how he viewed them, take a look at the letters and interviews by him on our Reference Materials page. Does this sound like anything less than a man at war with the conciliar church?


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Argentina: SSPX re-enters the conciliar church

Posted by The Editor on April 13, 2015 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Our friends over at Non Possumus report a very important development in Argentina, where an official recognition of the SSPX by the conciliar hierarchy is being reported by Argentina's largest daily newspaper Clarin (the same newspaper to ...

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Fr. Edward MacDonald joins the Resistance

Posted by The Editor on April 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Some good news comes to us from the Australian Resistance who inform us that Fr. Edward MacDonald has left the neo-SSPX and joined the Resistance. Fr. MacDonald was until very recently stationed at the SSPX retreat house in Bristol, here in England, and before that was the prior of the SSPX priory in Athlone, Ireland. He said Easter Mass for the Brisbane Resistance which was followed by a conference at which he spoke about the "deepening crisis in the Society of St. Pius X" and...

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Bp. Faure's first ordination

Posted by The Editor on March 29, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Several photos can be found over on Non Possumus of the recent ordination of Fr. Andres Zelaya OSB, priest of Santa Cruz Monastery, Brazil, by BIshop Faure.

A new bishop in action. A new priest for the Resistance. May there be many more, soon! Deo gratias. 

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Thank you Bishop Williamson!

Posted by The Editor on March 19, 2015 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Catholics fighting for Tradition have good reason to rejoice, whereas tonight in Menzingen and Rome alike there will surely be wailing and gnashing of teeth!


Bishop Williamson today consecrated a new Bishop for Tradition at Santa Cruz Monastery in Brazil. Fr. Jean-Michel Faure was ordained a priest by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1977 and was his close confidant and collaborator, as well...

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Resistance Seminary Update

Posted by The Editor on February 18, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Below is a video of the recent ceremony of the taking of the cassock at Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminary, in Kentucky, on 2nd February, Feast of the Purification. Four seminarians and one Brother received the cassock . Please keep them in your prayers, and pray that more young men respond to the urgent call for priests to ensure the future of Tradition. 

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A Brief Hiatus and a quick catch-up

Posted by The Editor on February 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Our apologies to those readers who have been asking about the recent lack of updates to the website. Too much to do and too little time, combined with several computer problems are largely to blame for our recent hiatus. We will endeavour to keep things at least minimally updated from now on. In the meantime, what has been happening of note in SSPX-land in the last few months, I hear you ask? Well...
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"Blessed" Paul VI - a weak response!

Posted by The Editor on October 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Today, Sunday 19th October 2014, Pope Paul VI of unhappy memory was supposedly "beatified". The response from the SSPX General House, which appeared at the last moment, a mere 48hrs before the ceremony took place, is incredibly weak and insipid. Like the response to the so-called "canonisations" of John XXIII and John-Paul II last April, it leaves the reader wondering what the attitude of the SSPX towards these pseudo-canonisations actually is: do the accept them ...

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Reminder: Resistance Holy Hour

Posted by The Editor on October 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday 24th October  -  Saturday 25th Octoober

7pm  -  7am

Starting and finishing with Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in North London throughout the night, starting Friday night ...

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Two Dominican Sisters join the Resistance

Posted by The Editor on September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

From the website France fidele comes the news that two Sisters from the Teaching Dominicans of Brignoles have written a letter to the faithful explaining why they had no choice but to leave and start a ne...

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