It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Friday, May 2, 2008

SSPX Now Irrelevant

(CNA).- Catholic traditionalists who broke with Rome twenty years ago have said they could not rejoin the Church because Pope Benedict XVI still supports the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Reuters reports.

The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has sought the promotion of the Tridentine Latin Mass, which has been rarely used since the Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965. It is also critical of ecumenism, especially of positive relations with Judaism, and papal apologies for Catholics’ past sins....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As predicted by 'The Catholic Knight' over a year ago, the freeing of the Tridentine mass by Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum, has relegated the SSPX to irrelevancy. The cornerstone of the SSPX existence was their promotion of the Tridentine mass. Now that role is slowly being taken over by the FSSP, which is in full communion with Rome, as priests from all over the world are learning how to celebrate the mass in its extraordinary (Tridentine) form. The complaints of the SSPX are now falling on deaf ears. It seems that nobody cares anymore. As their monopoly on the Tridentine mass has ended. The SSPX will begin to hemorrhage members in the years ahead, as their sect continues to spiral down toward obscurity.