Breakaway Catholic Group To Ordain 13

An ultraconservative group plans to ordain 13 Roman Catholic priests in Minnesota -- even though their elevations likely won't be recognized by the Vatican.

The St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, part of the Society of St. Pius X, will host the ordinations of 12 U.S.-based priests and another from France in Winona on Friday.

The Vatican says ordinations by the society aren't legitimate, even though Pope Benedict XVI recently lifted the excommunications of its leaders.

The society was founded by those opposed to the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council and especially its outreach to Jews and other religions.

The U.S. priests come from New Jersey, California, Idaho, Georgia, Ohio, New Mexico, Virginia, Kansas, North Dakota and Missouri.


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  • by TERENCE Location: australia on Jun 19, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    There is not enough detail regarding the new rejection of the Society of Pius X, What has gone so wrong that They are cast out of having an official ministry within the Church, when so many of their confreres in the offcial priesthood withoin other Orders etc. blissfuly ignore anything the Holy Father and Magisterium might say. In meeting them, I was and remain impressed on many of their characteristics, including their loyalty to the HolyDSee and the Prudence to know that even an angel should he preach a doctrine other than that taught by the Apostles must be treated with caution. If the "smoke of Satan" has indeed entered the Church as Pope Paul V1 once said, perhaps It is that which as brought an ill-wind to the Pius X Community,
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