Dear Friends and Benefactors,
from the General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X, I would like to thank you
for your generous prayers for the intentions of this important meeting.
The Chapter, gathering all superiors and elder priests of the Society,
went very well. As you may have already read in the
official declaration of the Chapter, a profound unity was
recovered - unity in our essential mission, unity in our actions, as well as
unity of government under our Superior General, His Excellency Bishop Bernard
This is a
great grace for which we must be very grateful. Once again, thank you for your
It is now
time for us to reflect on the events of the past few months, and why this unity
was shaken in some.
The first reason is obviously the delicate situation we are in. Our
relationship with Rome has always been a sensitive and complicated situation.
However, it is not the first time we have had to deal with such complex affairs.
So how did it become, for at least a few, so uncomfortable that some lost
confidence in the Society and, in particular, our Superior General?
back on those events, it is clear that there was an organized agenda on the part
of some, intending to destabilize the Society of St. Pius X. For years, some
small groups - with increasing aggression in recent months - have attacked and
tried to undermine the Society. The Superior General and those who supported him
were criticized from every angle. Everything was analyzed, not to find the
truth, but in order to sow division. It is obvious that some have used every
means they could to plant discord within the Society.
avenue used was to discredit the superiors; to lead step by step to a loss of
confidence. They used continual attacks, calumnies, and distorted truths,
repeating them again and again, following the well-known revolutionary adage:
“Lie, lie, something will always remain.” This means that by repeating false
accusations, something will eventually be believed as true; little by little,
these attacks sunk into the minds of some.
trend is nothing new. For years, primarily sedevacantist websites have
disseminated their poisonous venom with the goal of dividing and even, if
possible, destroying the Society of St. Pius X. For years they have accused, in
a most fallacious way, that Bishop Fellay governs the Society with a small group
of priests, with the majority of priests opposed. They allege that Bishop Fellay
wants to “sell out” the Society; that his goal is not the restoration of the
Church or of Tradition - but to betray the work of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
They spread the rumor that the Society has already betrayed its founder. For
years they have prophesied that Bishop Fellay is going to compromise.
rumors and false accusations have been spread on the Internet with many insults.
past months, during which these attacks have intensified, it is noteworthy that
most of the “indiscretions,” “leaks” and rumors about the Society were released
on sedevacantist sites and newly-opened sites animated by the same spirit.
and relentlessness of these attacks - and for the most part, anonymously - is
clearly obvious. They have demonstrated by their work of destruction how they
are, in reality, enemies of Tradition and of the restoration of all things in
Christ the King. They try to appear in sheep’s clothing, but in reality they are
wolves trying to scatter and divide the flock. They in fact show more hatred
toward the Society than the anti-Catholic media!
the faithful not to be deceived - especially on the Internet. Please be aware of
“cyber-gossip” which is even more damaging than if it is done in person because
it can be done anonymously and because of how many eyes it can reach in a short
period of time. As a matter of fact, “cyber-gossiping” should be taken as a
moral fault and as seriously as any kind of rumor, not only in spreading them
but in going after them as well.
declaration of the General Chapter shows once again, and
against all the false prophecies, that the Society of St. Pius X remains united
behind our Superior General. The Society remains faithful to its essential
mission and to the work and spirit of our founder Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
United States District will continue to inform you faithfully and truly on our
websites (sspx.org and dici.org) about the fight for the restoration of all
things in Christ the King.
prayers and blessing in the Immaculate Heart of Mary,