Archbishop Lefebvre and St. Pius X, by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais

Archbishop Lefebvre and St. Pius X, by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais

The founder of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X surely had reasons for placing the work of safeguarding the Catholic priesthood under the patronage of Pope Pius X.

– What were they?
– What bonds could have existed between the French prelate born in 1905, and therefore just eight years old when Saint Pius X breathed his last breath on August 20, 1914, on the eve of the first World War that he dreaded and had predicted?

When he was asked about the patronage of Saint Pius X over his priestly brotherhood, Archbishop Lefebvre invariably answered: “It is not so much because St. Pius X condemned modernism and liberalism, than because he worked for the formation of priests, and especially their holiness of life; and because he promoted genuine ‘Catholic action,’ which is the work of laymen for the social reign of Christ the King.” In a word, it is the pontifical program proposed and achieved by Pius X, Omnia instaurare in Christo, which was the model for the actions of the Prelate of Ecône and which continues to be the program of his priests in their apostolate. Such is the heritage of St. Pius X. Continue reading

A Response to the Oklahoma City Black Mass

Watch a video and see images of the nearly 1000 faithful that came from across the USA to participate in the SSPX’s act of reparation against a Satanic act in OKC on Sunday, September 21.

Catholics of Tradition responded with extraordinary generosity to the calling of a crusade of reparation against the Satanic Black Mass in Oklahoma City. With only 9 days for notice and planning, 6 priests, 7 seminarians, a group of Franciscan sisters and almost 1,000 lay faithful from across the country converged on Oklahoma City on September 21.

A Solemn Mass was offered by Fr. Daniel Themann in a ballroom filled past capacity and with hundreds of faithful pouring out into the hotel foyer watching the Mass on live video feed. In his sermon, Fr. Themann reminded the faithful that a good soldier is motivated not by the hatred of that which is in front of him but by the love of that which is behind him. Condemning the Satanic blasphemy permitted by civil authorities to occur in the Civic Center, he also reminded the faithful of how each of us has also offended God. He echoed Fr. Wegner’s call for reparation. Continue reading

Call for reparation against Satanic act

The Satanic Black Mass is still planned to be held in Oklahoma City, so Fr. Wegner is calling for reparation.

Despite the novena efforts undertaken to effect the cancellation of the Satanic Black Mass scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this blasphemous event is still due to take place—though at least the consecrated Host in the possession of the Satanist organizer was returned.

Below we present from DICI an update on the current situation in Oklahoma City, but more importantly, a call to reparation from the USA District Superior.

Help make reparation for this offense to Our Lord!

Fr. Jurgen Wegner, the new District Superior of the Society of St. Pius X in America, invites all Catholics to support and assist at a Mass to be celebrated in reparation for the public offenses against the Eucharist and to prevent the Satanic worship planned for Sunday, September 21 in Oklahoma City, OK. Continue reading

Did Vatican II Contradict Traditional Catholic Doctrine on Religious Freedom?

As announced in a previous issue of The Angelus we are posting here a debate between Fr. Harrison and Fr. Laisney discussing Vatican II’s teaching on Religious Liberty. This debate is a continuation of a debate that first was published in the Remnant.

Did Vatican II contradict Traditional Catholic Doctrine on Religious Freedom? Continue reading

Pope St. Pius X, Restorer of the Church, by Yves Chiron

In 1850 Giuseppe entered the Padua seminary. There was nothing unexpected about this. For a long time young Sarto had shown himself to be a pious boy, attracted by the Church. Every evening, in Riese, he went to the church to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. We have already spoken of his devotion, since childhood, to the Madonna delle Cendrole. At Castefranco, when he was staying with the Finazzi family, he had improvised a little altar in a corner of his room and he played at celebrating Mass using items made for him by Signora Finazzi. He was full of admiration for the Riese priests, Don Fusarini and Don Jacuzzi.

Giuseppe was probably 14 when he told his parents and the parish priest of his desire to be a priest. While his mother received the news with joy, his father was not happy. One of Giuseppe’s sisters gave her testimony about this at the beatification process. She said that Giambattista Sarto had not wanted to allow Giuseppe to serve Mass in Riese, and he was unhappy with his son’s desire to enter the seminary. Lucia Sarto did not give the cause of their father’s opposition, nor did she elaborate on the discussions which followed between father and mother. Giambattista was a practicing Catholic, so his reaction was not due to hostility towards the Church. Perhaps he was hoping that his eldest son would contribute to the family income by swiftly moving to the world of work. Continue reading