When he was received into the Académie Française on December 15, 2005, the anthropologist and philosopher René Girard delivered a eulogy to his predecessor, the Dominican Ambroise-Marie Carré. In one short sentence, he described “all that the post-conciliar chaos was dilapidating – the sense of what sin is, unconditional commitment, love for Catholic dogma, scorn for idle controversies” (René Girard and Michel Serres, Le Tragique et la Piété). He also mentioned the “experimental activities” that much of the clergy enthusiastically put into practice, “at the time when all the ambitious were capitalizing the word ‘contestation’.” This was in 1968.
Inside the Chapter, members are bound to secrecy as to the proceedings of the elections and the deliberations, but FSSPX.News’ photographer was granted exceptional access.
At the close of its General Chapter, the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X calls to mind the importance and timeliness of the declaration made by its founder, Marcel Lefebvre, on November 21, 1974. More than fifty years of the Church’s
Fr. Christian Thouvenot, Secretary General of the FSSPX, discusses the differences and astounding similarities between the two accounts of a meeting which took place during the "Hot Summer of 1976".
Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Fr. Christian Thouvenot, Secretary General of the SSPX concerning the Fourth General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X which will take place from July 11 to 21.
On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Fr. Yves le Roux, discusses the upcoming elective General Chapter of the SSPX, and urges prayer, the curbing of judgement, and submission to Divine Grace.
The Society of St. Pius X is a priestly society whose statutes were approved by a decree from the bishop of Fribourg, Bishop François Charrière, on November 1, 1970.
Fr. Paul Robinson, a professor at the Society of Saint Pius X’s Holy Cross Seminary, has written a new article on Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his relationship with the Roman authorities.