Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Swiss bishop: SSPX priests cannot celebrate Mass in diocesan chapels

Catholic World News - February 04, 2013

The Bishop of Lausanne, Switzerland, has announced that priests of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) do not have permission to celebrate Mass in chapels within his diocese.

Bishop Charles Morerod—who has considerable influence at the Vatican, as secretary of the International Theological Commission and a member of the Vatican commission engaged in doctrinal discussions with the SSPX—made his announcement in the context of a policy statement on the use of diocesan churches and chapels by ministers of other faiths.

Pointing out that priests of the SSPX are suspended from public ministry, Bishop Morerod said: “As long as the Society does not have a canonical status in the Church, its ministers do not exercise legitimate ministries in the Church.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($33,425 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,574.95
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Niklas - Feb. 10, 2013 8:40 AM ET USA

    The announcement also mentions the possibility of letting Protestants use Catholic churches. This is very sad: Protestants are treated better than faithful Catholics. We have been seeing this over and over again. It breaks my heart.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2
A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear June 30
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects June 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15