Friday, April 01, 2022

The SSPX Weighs In

 The SSPX holds that the collegial consecration has now been done, saying: 

It seems that many bishops joined the Pope in this act. In Switzerland, for example, the bishops, who were gathered together to conduct their business, acted collectively. In France, Jeanne Smits toured the dioceses and noted widespread participation.

Moreover, several episcopates had announced their participation, even before it was asked of them. It is therefore possible to affirm that the world episcopate associated itself with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was one of the conditions requested by Heaven.

The bishops of the SSPX also participated, although they used, not Pope Francis' text, but one based on a draft by Archbishop Lefebvre.  As a side note, the fact that the SSPX not only joined in Pope Francis' consecration but also now come out and says that the consecration has been done as asked will probably still not be enough to satisfy those who continue to maintain that the SSPX is in schism.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider also appears to be of the opinion that the consecration of March 25th was The Big One, and has composed a prayer, to be found on the website of his Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima, for the grace for the Pope to approve the Five First Saturdays of reparation, and for the hastening of Russia's conversion and the advent of the promised period of peace.


  1. I asked our parish secretary to request our priest to have First Saturday Masses. I hope hedoes. I have been trying to do that devotion for years and there is always one Saturday when we don't have a local Mass.

    1. Saturday morning Masses (as opposed to Saturday vigil Masses) were a rarity in my area until about eight or ten years ago, when some parishes started having them. My chapel does First Saturday Masses, and in January started doing evening First Friday Masses. (We hadn't had them before because we are a mission chapel, with the priest coming down from the priory in north Idaho every weekend.)

      I hope you can get First Saturday Masses going! Hopefully enough people will ask for it that the pastor responds favorably.