Superior General’s letters

Please find here the list of the letters of the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X.


January 2003 - Superior General's Letter #63

January 06, 2003
In the eyes of Rome, the Campos-Rome agreement was merely meant to be the prelude to our own “regularization” in the Society of Saint Pius X, but in our eyes what is happening to our former friends should rather serve as a lesson to us. There is a desire on the part of some Vatican officials to put an end to the downhill slide. However, it is clear that the principle governing today’s Rome is still to put the Council into practice as has been done for the last 40 years. In this letter we will also tell you a little of our activity in the missionary countries of Lithuania and Kenya.

June 2002 - Superior General's Letter #62

June 07, 2002
Many priests, seminarians and newcomers are joining the Society but it is with sadness that we report that Campos has been lost to the Society. After drawing Campos away from the Society, Rome's Cardinal Castrillon seeks a dialogue with the Society. His actions which are described in detail in this letter have created a climate of distrust, and in this climate dialogue is impossible. Rome has caused the present crisis by deviating from the doctrine of the Church.

November 2001 - Superior General's Letter #61

November 01, 2001
We had the joy of seeing a magnificent church in the heart of Brussels restored to Catholic worship. It sums up where we are and what we are doing – restoring Catholic Tradition as best we can within the Church. Already a considerable number of priests, especially young ones, and even some bishops, are looking with favour upon our work. We represent an encouragement for them and a glimmer of hope, because many of them feel overwhelmed by discouragement, not to say despair, at seeing the indescribable obstinacy of so many bishops in preventing all rescue attempts.  

May 2001 - Superior General's Letter #60

May 05, 2001
The new language of the Second Vatican Council is being used to convey a new theology which contradicts what the Church has always taught. The Society has sought to lay the axe to the root of today's present crisis by bringing Rome back to sound doctrine but Rome has refused. Instead Rome desires a unity of communion without a unity of doctrine, a practical agreement, which the Society has consistently refused and that is why the Society has been marginalized.

November 2000 - Superior General's Letter #59

November 01, 2000
Thirty years ago the Decree of Erection of the Society of St. Pius X was signed. Within two years the Vatican itself was undertaking the first steps towards granting the Society pontifical status. After this promising start there soon came years of trial through which our Founder’s determination not to compromise on principles has inspired the Society to this day. The last 30 years have been full of persecution as well as of action. 

April 2000 - Superior General's Letter #58

April 23, 2000
The Society mourns the death of Bishop Lazo. He recognized the crisis which the Church was undergoing and sought by every means to inform the Philippine Clergy and others about it. He died a holy death in the arms of the priests of the asian district and was buried at the priory in Manila. We have established a pre-seminary, made some changes at the priory of Manila and concluded a successful medical mission. Join us for a pilgrimage to Rome!

October 1999 - Superior General's Letter #57

October 17, 1999
The new seminary chapel at Econe is the pride and joy of our seminarians. The Traditional movement is growing throughout the world, despite the catastrophic collapse of the Faith. Events such as the renewal of Assisi beg us to make reparation for such an affront to the Sovereign Majesty of Almighty God. The priests of Fraternity of St. Peter are now bitterly learning how naively they put their trust in the churchmen back in 1988. Dear faithful, we must keep up the good fight without tiring.

April 1999 - Superior General's Letter #56

April 03, 1999
Some priests have discovered the riches of the Tridentine Mass and we rejoice with them. They described the New Mass as being empty. This confirms what Archbishop Lefebvre concluded regarding the New Mass, namely, that it leads to a loss of faith. The spirit of adoration which the Tridentine Mass inspires is the spirit which the Society seeks to impart to its priests and future priests.

October 1998 - Superior General's Letter #55

October 10, 1998
At last the Society’s mother-house has a true church: the heart and soul of a seminary forming future priests. The 17 young priests ordained this year have been sent to the four comers of the earth. Slowly a fabric of the Faith is forming again in Society. We invite you to take action and we place great hopes in the Rosary to cure the ills afflicting our age. So, we are launching a new Rosary Crusade: for Christian society in peril, for the Christian family, for the Church.

May 1998 - Superior General's Letter #54

May 30, 1998
It has been ten years since Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated four bishops. Time has proven how necessary these consecrations were as the crisis in the Church progressively worsens. Although Ecumenism continues to ravage the Church and the situation seems hopeless, let us renew our faith and fight the good fight. Well-formed priests are benefiting souls around the world as the SSPX's apostolate expands.