Ecclesia


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.


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.


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.


Jesuits expel Rupnik absolving themselves
AMBIGUOUS DEFENCE

Jesuits expel Rupnik absolving themselves

Marko Ivan Rupnik is now definitively dismissed from the Society of Jesus. But the Jesuits' justifications don’t hold water, and they dump the hot potato of the 'artistar' priest's reduction to the lay state on the Holy See.


God, not man will save the Church
REFLECTION

God, not man will save the Church

When confronted with the drift of the Church, there is a temptation to find refuge. But in the hour of the Passion Jesus did not teach to rebel, but to pray and watch. That is why we remain in the Church, which is Christ's, even accepting to die with her.


Lisbon hosts WYD without Christ. And Aguiar is made cardinal
CHURCH AND YOUTH

Lisbon hosts WYD without Christ. And Aguiar is made cardinal

The grave statements by Msgr. Américo Aguiar, responsible for the WYD in Lisbon and just appointed cardinal, who absolutely does not want to "convert young people to Christ", have very serious implications: above all to render faith an illusion and the Church useless.


Synod: appointments piloted pretending Holy Spirit made choices
THE NAMES

Synod: appointments piloted pretending Holy Spirit made choices

The trend of nominations for the new Synod manifests a will for preordained governance. How can they appoint their partisans based on political and power criteria and then claim that their words are to be taken as the voice of the Holy Spirit?