Thursday, September 04, 2008

Catholic Truth Scotland: September Newsletter

This is now available for download here (pdf).


-Report and articles from the May Conference, pp1ff

-Priest tells parishioners not receiving from the Chalice is disobeying Christ, p1

-Glasgow priest pays £3,000 blackmail money to rent boy, p12

-Archbishop Conti of Glasgow defies the Vatican on the status of SSPX Masses in order to stop Catholics attending the Traditional Mass over the summer, p12

-'The Problem with the SSPX', p9

On Archbishop Conti, the Glasgow priest who says the Traditional Mass in that diocese went on his summer holiday without arranging any 'cover': the Masses simply ceased for several weeks. When asked whether the faithful could attend Masses said by SSPX priests, Conti replied that this would not fulfill their Sunday obligation ('your attendance would not be licit'): directly contradicting the published ruling of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, which was set up to deal with questions relating to the Traditional Mass.

Conti's disregard for the facts, and the good of Catholics attached to the Traditional Mass, is astonishing. Catholic Truth Scotland uses the same issue to point out some of the 'problems' of the SSPX.

See the Ecclesia Dei decision here.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen