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The "state of necessity" alone does not legitimise the SSPX
THE CRISIS OF THE CHURCH / 4

The "state of necessity" alone does not legitimise the SSPX

Some clarification on the (deficient) presuppositions that 'Lefebvrian' priests invoke in support of their ministry without missio canonica. Moreover, it is the SSPX that refuses to enter the Church.


SSPX ministry of priests is illegitimate, here’s why
THE CRISIS OF THE CHURCH / 3

SSPX ministry of priests is illegitimate, here’s why

Benedict XVI had made it clear: without doctrinal clarification there is no canonical status for the Fraternity and no ministerial legitimacy. The point to understand is that the essence of the Church is at stake here.

- Frustrated by Rome, following the Lefebvrians is not the solution
Lefebvrians: excommunication lifted but schism stands


Lefebvrians: excommunication lifted but schism stands
THE CRISIS OF THE CHURCH / 2

Lefebvrians: excommunication lifted but schism stands

Monsignor Lefebvre's episcopal appointments are illegitimate in all respects. The excommunication lifted by Benedict XVI was aimed at paving the way for reconciliation, but does not cancel the schism. In the same way it was for the Orthodox.


Frustrated by Rome, following the Lefebvrians is not the solution
THE CRISIS OF THE CHURCH/1

Frustrated by Rome, following the Lefebvrians is not the solution

Many faithful now attend the chapels of the St Pius X Priestly Fraternity, much like castaways in search of dry land, due to the serious crisis being experienced in the Church. But this is a mistake and stems from the confusion surrounding the real status of the Lefebvrians.  The Daily Compass explains where the problems lie in a series of four instalments.


Frustration and corruption, Ukrainian conscripts flee call to fight
WAR

Frustration and corruption, Ukrainian conscripts flee call to fight

President Volodymyr Zelensky’s decision to dissolve the Regional Military Committees highlights the level of corruption fuelled by the thousands of men trying to escape the front line. Moreover, Prosecutor Gratteri raises the alarm that weapons donated to Kiev by the West are already on the black market and at the disposal of the mafias.


WYD: "Praying before Jesus closed... in a plastic container"
INTERVIEW / SAVANNAH DUDZIK

WYD: "Praying before Jesus closed... in a plastic container"

The unworthy treatment of the Holy Eucharist aroused the reaction and acts of reparation by some of the young people present, including Savannah, 22, who tells the Daily Compass what young people really ask of the Church.


Rotting in bed, the new (bad) fad against anxieties
SOCIAL MEDIA

Rotting in bed, the new (bad) fad against anxieties

They call it bed rotting. It means literally "rotting in bed": the new phenomenon, fuelled by social media, to combat anxiety. Although, not an absolute novelty, it is justified today and denotes a lack of balance.


What is above: encountering God through beauty
INTERVIEW / PEPPIATT

What is above: encountering God through beauty

Helping people rediscover the way up to Heaven through the paths of art and creation. This is the goal that prompted an American student to expand an idea born during the months of lockdown.


Veritatis Splendor, 30th anniversary of a forgotten encyclical
ANNIVERSARY

Veritatis Splendor, 30th anniversary of a forgotten encyclical

The Vatican media ignored the 30th anniversary of Veritatis Splendor, St John Paul II's encyclical that denounced the misrepresentations of Catholic morality on fundamental issues. As those misrepresentations have now become the rule in the Church, commemorating the encyclical becomes compromising.


'Melting-Pope' at WYD omits God in speech to authorities
LISBON

'Melting-Pope' at WYD omits God in speech to authorities

Meeting with rulers and diplomats, Francis extolled globalism and invited young people to cultivate the "desires of unity, peace, and fraternity": a proposal hardly distinguishable from worldly desires.


WYD: the golden calf of environmentalism
LISBON

WYD: the golden calf of environmentalism

At World Youth Day in Lisbon (1-6 August), themes such as pollution and the climate occupy a central place. But environmentalism overturns the order of creation, degrades mankind and replaces the worship of God with the worship of the Earth.


"Holodomor was genocide", states Italian parliament
STALIN'S CRIME IN UKRAINE

"Holodomor was genocide", states Italian parliament

The Italian Senate has recognised the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide. The 'death by starvation', the artificial famine created by Stalin to bend Ukraine and collectivise agriculture, is a crime denied for almost a century.