The Recusant

An unofficial SSPX newsletter, fighting a guerilla war for the soul of Tradition!

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Useful Websites

Posted by The Editor on November 21, 2022 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This website is not updated as often as it perhaps ought to be. Our friends who run "The Catacombs" forum update it several times a day and include lots of useful information, sorted by category, which many people will find useful. It can be found here:

Also updated regularly is the "St. Marys Ks SSPXMC" website, which carries back issues of The Recusant newsletter in pdf format, as well as sermons and other useful information, here:

Newsletter archive

Posted by The Editor on August 29, 2021 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Recusant newsletter, including an archive of back issues, is available here:

Video Mass

Posted by The Editor on February 7, 2021 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The youtube channel "SSPX Marian Corps" ( contains sermons by Fr Hewko (English), Fr Ruiz (Spanish) and others. On the same channel can also be found livestreams of Mass, and videos of Mass afterwards which those without Mass on a given Sunday might find useful.


A video of Fr. Hewko's Mass in London on 24th January 2021, for instance, can be found here:

Sermon by Fr. Rafael, OSB

Posted by The Editor on August 5, 2020 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

...concerning Fr. Pfeiffer's putative 'consecration' by the Feeneyite, Sedevacantist 'Thuc-garage-bishop' Neal Webster.

"... Do pray for Fr. Pfeiffer, he’s in a trap, the devil is trapping him. So let’s pray for him because he’s in grave danger for himself, for his seminarians and for the Church. For now, our attitude is to flee from him, to be far from him, and not to call him “bishop” for his own sake, and to pray for him. ..."

Read more here:

Statement from Fr. Hewko

Posted by The Editor on July 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)



JULY 30, 2020

“Then Jesus saith to them: All you shall be scandalized in Me this night. For it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed.’” (St. Matthew 26:31)


This is a brief Statement denouncing the consecration of Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer by “Bishop” Neal Webster. This is a scandal for Holy Mother Church, the true Catholic Resistance and for the vocations at OLMC in Boston, Kentucky.


Let it be known that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre would absolutely condemn this action and express, once again, the doubtfulness of the Thuc line of bishops, let alone any connection with Palmar de Troya in Spain, who have elected their own pope decades ago.


Let it be known that the priestly line of “Bishop” Webster is from: Bishop Thuc, to Clemente ("Pope" Gregory XVII!), Terrason, Hennenberry, to Webster.


The episcopal lineage is from: Bishop Thuc to Des Lauries to McKenna to Slupski to Webster.


“Bishop” Neal Webster is also a public supporter of the Feeneyite position on the denial of the Baptism of Blood and Desire (“Votum”;), which contradicts the constant Magisterium of the Church.


Once again, let us beg Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to crush the Church’s enemies. Let us hold the clear position of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre always faithful to Mother Church, her Traditional Magisterium, the Traditional Sacraments and the categorical refusal of doubtful sacraments and dangers to the Faith!


Once again, we see the sad casualties of a Pope and hierarchy failing in their duty! Indeed, when the shepherd is struck the sheep scatter!


In Christ the King,


Fr. David Hewko

Mass Schedule Update

Posted by The Editor on July 29, 2019 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Please see the "Resistance Mass Centres" page for Mass times and locations during Fr. Hewko's visit this coming weekend, 2nd-5th August.

In addition, please pencil in the following:

21-22 September

October TBC

30th November - 1st Dec.

Resistance Events Upcoming

Posted by The Editor on May 21, 2018 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Please make every effort to attend. Godreward your generosity.


Great Britain


Resistance Family Camping Week & Conferences

Friday 20th July   -  Friday 27th July


Our Lady Immaculate Church

Chapel Lane

Withermarsh Green

nr. Higham

Suffolk CO6 4TA

Cost:   Nil. Donations welcomed.



Fr. Hewko: 25 Years a Priest

Posted by The Editor on June 27, 2017 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Fr. David Hewko's ordination to the sacred priesthood. Ad Multos Annos! The anniversary was commemorated last weekend by a number of events at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Seminary, Boston, Kentucky. Here are a few pictures from that weekend. Please say a quick prayer for Father and for the seminary.






What is Bishop Williamson teaching these days..?

Posted by The Editor on April 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


...the answer might shock you. Take a look and see for yourself:


...Kyrie Eleison!

A Message from Fr. Pfeiffer

Posted by The Editor on February 3, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Jan 26, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ!


The 5 acre property including 2 story 7 bedroom house and 4 car garage located within the original land was successfully purchased Jan 25, 2017, Feast of Conversion of St Paul on the anniversary of the death of Fr Urban Snyder, a Kentucky Trappist Monk from the nearby Monastery of Gethsemane (the first Trappist Monastery in USA est. 1848), who lived with Fr Hannifin. And the Pfeiffer Family on this same Seminary property from 1970s to early 90s. Fr. Urban was one of only 2 priests officially approved by Rome to be officially incardinated into SSPX (in 1972). He is one of our proofs that the SSPX was considered by Rome as a true Religious society. Fr Urban died January 25, 1995. He died of Altzhiemers and while forgeting almost all else was able to celebrate Mass until near the very end. He used to say with a twinkle in his eye many times: "You'll see that one day this area of the Holy Land of Kentucky will have a part to play in the restoration of the Church."


It is most providential to be allowed to receive the property back on his death anniversary. Fr Urban belonged to SSPX from 1972 to 1976.


We are very greatful to all who contributed to the $150,000 purchase without need of bank loan. Several different souls contacted me in the last 2 days to pay the difference if needed etc. We only have funds enough to go from week to week in our normal expenses, and then only barely. Yet in this period the generosity of Our Holy Mother Mary inspiring many of you, got us through our usual expenses (including several thousand dollar. repairs of our aging facility) as well as this purchase money over and above.


God bless all of you and please keep us in your prayers. Also, please remember the words with which Fr Urban Snyder used to begin each sermon that he repeated weekly, not remembering that he had said the same the week before.

"Keep your eye on Heaven as the end and goal of life. There is even a place in purgatory for those who have not desired heaven enough. And if you want Heaven you must love Christ with the most perfect Heart. But only Mary can love Christ with such a heart. But no one can love Mary with a right heart except her Divine Son. Therefore, ask Mary to give you her Heart with which to love her Son and ask her Divine Son to give you His Heart with which to love His Mother and between these two hearts you will find Heaven."

Like good traditional Catholics we used to complain, "There goes forgetful Fr Urban repeating again. When is he going to say something different?" He never did...


In Christ,

  Fr Joseph Pfeiffer