As a primary and essential matter, the SSPX is committed to investigating all allegations of sexual misconduct by its clergy, religious, and lay employees. To ignore the topic altogether would have been suspicious; to continually dwell on it, after people have been informed of the facts and the claims each side is making, is not necessary. Frédéric Abbet in Belgium. Always great to watch: Bp. With this decision I intended to remove an impediment that might have jeopardized the opening of a door to dialogue and thereby to invite the Bishops and the "Society of St. Pius X" to rediscover the path to full communion with the Church​. It has been accused of having “sympathy for perverts” (sic) and of covering up for some of its members or employees who may have been guilty of misconduct. EDIT: Church Militant report is a lot longer than I thought it’d be. The excommunications have been lifted, but the canonical status of the SSPX remains unchanged. Through Church Militant’s story, it wishes to expose a culture of coverup in the SSPX. Though no mention of this fact is made in Church Militant’s article, the SSPX publicly informed them of this fact in a press release issued last year. This misleading and slanderous report deserves clarification. The position of Church Militant concerning the SSPX is that of the Holy Father, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, as expressed in the motu proprio Ecclesiae Unitatem, issued July 2, 2009: In the same spirit and with the same commitment to encouraging the resolution of all fractures and divisions in the Church and to healing a wound in the ecclesial fabric that was more and more painfully felt, I wished to remit the excommunication of the four Bishops illicitly ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre. @DominieStemp Broken clock syndrome. The main accusation centers around Fr. The SSPX vs. Church Militant: What to make of this? Although I will say that this isn’t the first time SSPX has come under fire for abuse allegations.. EDIT: Church Militant report is a lot longer than I thought it’d be. On July 23, 2019, Church Militant published an article entitled “Is the SSPX Sheltering a Sexual Predator?” by James Baresel. Further, Church Militant has repeatedly used the SSPX’s name to generate web-clicks and revenue while hoping to stoke the fires of public controversy by baiting it into a war of words. Bishop Schneider pleads for fairness in SSPX sexual abuse accusations Spotlight—SSPX: 'Sympathetic to Perverts', "SSPX Priest Dogged by French Sex Scandal", "SSPX Pedophile Priest Arrested in Switzerland", "SSPX Priest to Bp. https://www.romereports.com/en/2021/01/01/stories-that-will-make-headlines-in-2021-popes-trip-to-iraq-and-reform-of-the-curia/, I've read the Privacy Policy and accept the Terms and Condition, Image source: shutterstock.com with SSPX logo added. Yesterday, Apr. Marcel Lefebvre, "My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism" (external website). ]” Not only has Fr. In fact, it is only one side/website which attacks the SSPX, i.e., ChurchMilitant.com while constantly complaing that no Catholic website is jumping on that bandwagon. However, the doctrinal questions obviously remain and until they are clarified the Society has no canonical status in the Church and its ministers cannot legitimately exercise any ministry. Instead, it exposed its own gross lack of ethics when it took private internal correspondence, which was accidentally sent to it and quoted from it out of context. Wegner never been investigated, charged, or convicted of any criminal wrongdoing, but the United States has mutual legal assistance treaties with both Austria and the European Union. Reconciliation of the SSPX with the Church would be a great blessing for the Church but most especially for the SSPX. The apparition is clearly fake, although of course our Blessed Mother is the Co-Redemptrix. John Emerson, FSSP: The Break With the SSPX, A Canonical History of the Lefebvrite Schism. About a month ago, I posted about a blockbuster Church Militant story on sexual abuse scandal within the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, in particular in the town of St. Marys, Kansas, where the SSPX has a school and a big community. We will not exploit, so to speak, this issue in our theological battles with the Lefebvrists. The SSPX is not in full communion with the Church and is invited by the Church to rediscover this path. MONTGARDIN, France (ChurchMilitant.com) – Days after Church Militant broke the news that longtime SSPX priest Fr. Those who attentively read the Society of Saint Pius X’s (SSPX’s) response to recent reports by Church Militant will, if they keep the full text of those reports in mind, be as struck by its failure to attempt a refutation of certain allegations as Sherlock Holmes was by the dog who didn’t bark in the night, and whose passivity showed that the criminal wasn’t a stranger to him. May God bless you and may He be your reward now and in eternity! ChurchMilitant.com is a Catholic apostolate based in the metro Detroit, MI area that is dedicated to spreading the Catholic faith through the use of digital media. And I do wonder about all the Priests who are associated with Gary Voris Christine Niles and Church Militant. If Church Militant, OnePeterFive, LSN are “lay run websites”, here are some others: Focus on the Family, CNN religious news, SSPX Resistance. 22, 2020, the conservative Novus Ordo web site Church Militant has released a substantial report exposing rampant sexual abuse of minors in the Society of St. Pius X, especially in (but not limited to) the United States of America. Refinishing the Great Facade: The Vatican, the SSPX, and the “Restoration of Tradition”, SSPX responds to ‘Church Militant’ Report on Sexual Abuse, Look up the US District’s website on the Protection of Children >, https://sspx.org/en/publications/newsletters/us-district-responds-church-militant-57641, For Year’s End, a little Novus Ordo Humor…, Priest in 1955: Apocalypse indicates Satan may try to impede Papal Election to cause Long-Term Vacancy, Apostasy in Latin: Modernist Fr. Further, Church Militant has repeatedly used the SSPX’s name to generate web-clicks and revenue while hoping to stoke the fires of public controversy by baiting it into a war of words. Speaking of Church Militant’s methodology, we must draw attention to this sentence: "SSPX priest Nicholas Stamos informed me by phone on July 18 that McLucas is still participating in the organization's work." The SSPX, Church Militant, and LifeSite: a responseLifeSite journalists have conducted dozens of interviews, acquired court documents and police records, spoken to victims, spoken to priests of the Society, and chronicled their findings meticulously.December 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Dear LifeSite readers, we have received many responses regarding our initial coverage of allegations of … Pierre de Maillard was suspended for allegedly abusing more than a dozen victims, he has been arrested in France and taken into custody to await criminal trial.Fr. Perhaps the SSPX fears it will be crushed by an unsympathetic hierarchy and pope. Church Militant kept writing about it (read all its coverage here), and SSPX answered some of their charges, but I lost track of the back and forth. I would like to weigh in on the SSPX/Church Militant controversy that began last week with the publication of (some known, others unknown) documents by Church Militant. That situation has since been rectified, and the U.S. District continues to update its internal policies to put them in line with best practices. Instead, Church Militant repeatedly relies on hearsay, conjecture, and factual misstatements to paint the SSPX in a false light. I know that Michael Voris is no friend or supporter of the SSPX, but Church Militant has done some in depth investigation into the abuse scandals and corruption that have plagued our Church. Image source: shutterstock.com with SSPX logo added We have let the accusers and the public record speak, and we have let the defense speak. It has been accused of having “sympathy for perverts” (sic) and of covering up for some of its members or employees who may have been guilty of misconduct. On July 23, 2019, Michael Voris’ Church Militant (CM) organization published a rather shocking headline: “Is the SSPX Sheltering a Sexual Predator?” To briefly recap its contents, the author – James Baresel, “a freelance writer with degrees in philosophy and history” (CM’s description) – accused the leadership of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) of gross negligence (at best) and deliberate cover-up (at worst) in relation to Fr. 2. Re: SSPX Issues Second Statement Regarding Church Militant Accusations « Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 06:38:31 PM » Quote from: ermy_law on April 25, 2020, 05:47:12 PM Instead, Church Militant repeatedly relies on hearsay, conjecture, and factual misstatements to paint the SSPX in a false light. Re: SSPX Issues Second Statement Regarding Church Militant Accusations « Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 06:38:31 PM » Quote from: ermy_law on April 25, 2020, 05:47:12 PM Perhaps you fellow redditors can help! Denounces “slanderous piece of yellow journalism”…, [UPDATE 24-APR-2020 03:00 UTC: Church Militant‘s Response to SSPX]. How come the Priests associated with Church Militant remain silent on the attacks made against the SSPX by Niles and Voris. However Church Militant suffers from both a huge narcissistic streak and SSPX derangement syndrome. A Statement of the SSPX concerning a Church Militant Media Campaign For the past week, the Society of Saint Pius X has been the subject of a media campaign conducted by the Church Militant website. This is false, and the SSPX calls on Church Militant to withdraw this slanderous piece of yellow journalism. It has been accused of having “sympathy for perverts” (sic) and of covering up for some of its members or employees who may have been guilty of misconduct. Their lead reporter on the story Christine Niles has called the SSPX a “cult” and their CEO Michael Voris has, on Twitter, referred to the SSPX as a “Nazi pedophile cult.” Editor, Catholic Truth, writes… Our blogger, Athanasius, has now studied the recent articles about the SSPX published by the American organisation known as Church Militant (CM), which were brought to our attention recently. Their lead reporter on the story Christine Niles has called the SSPX a “cult” and their CEO Michael Voris has, on Twitter, referred to the SSPX as a “Nazi pedophile cult.” (emphasis added). Humour: Church Militant vs SSPX - Caption Generator By Tradical. The SSPX bishops were excommunicated and their illicit consecrations defined as schismatic in the motu proprio Ecclesia Dei issued July 2, 1988. It is well-known that Church Militant is not a serious journalistic enterprise but a repository of sensationalized stories, hit pieces, and videos featuring the opinions of its controversial founder, Michael Voris. An accusation is not evidence, and for the SSPX or any other ecclesial or public entity to approach an investigation believing otherwise would lead to more harm than good. Michael Voris, Church Militant Editor, Catholic Truth, writes... Our blogger, Athanasius, has now studied the recent articles about the SSPX published by the American organisation known as Church Militant (CM), which were brought to our attention recently. Opinion Catholic Church Thu Dec 3, 2020 - 12:33 pm EST. https://novusordowatch.org/2020/04/sex-abuse-coverup-by-sspx-clergy According to French media, officials in La Roche-sur-Yon in the Vendée made the … Here's something that came up in my regular SSPX news search. The society is named after Pope Pius X, whose anti-Modernist stance the society stresses, retaining the Tridentine Mass and pre-Vatican II ritual books in Latin for the other sacraments. Church Militant kept writing about it (read all its coverage here), and SSPX answered some of their charges, but I lost track of the back and forth. The SSPX has no canonical status in the Church and its ministers cannot legitimately exercise any ministry. 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