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Homily of Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos on the 20th anniversary of the FSSP

[Original: German] Trinità dei Pellegrini Catholic Church, Rome, October 18, 2008. “He sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither He Himself was to come.” (Gospel) Esteemed Superior General, Father John Berg, Esteemed Fellow Priests, Dear Seminarians, Dear Faithful! God, our Lord, has always wanted to save individual persons, to unlock for others the […]

Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI

Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI on the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of 1962 [Original : latin, unofficial Vatican Information Service translation] Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, ‘to the praise and glory […]

Conference of Cardinal Ratzinger on the 10th anniversary of the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei

[Original: French] Ten years after the publication of the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei how does the account stand? Above all, I think it is an opportunity to show our gratitude and give thanks. The different communities born from this pontifical document, have given the Church a great number of priestly and religious vocations, zealous, joyful and profoundly united to the […]

Homily of Cardinal Ratzinger in Wigratzbad

Dear confreres in the priestly service, Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord! “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it” (Psalm 117:24). These radiant words of Easter, with which the Church responds today to the message of the Resurrection, are taken from an Old Testament liturgy of thanks, which was celebrated […]

Protocol between the Holy See and the Priestly Society of St. Pius X

Text of the agreement signed at Rome during the meeting between His Eminence Josef Cardinal Ratzinger and His Excellency Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The Archbishop renounced the protocol before proceeding with episcopal consecrations on 30 June 1988 in the absence of a pontifical mandate and against the wishes of the Supreme Pontiff. [Original: French] I. Text of the Doctrinal Declaration I, […]