2017 in Review: SSPX Stands Firm
Here, at the year’s end, in the midst of celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord, look at the state of Tradition in the Catholic Church and the work the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) has accomplished in 2017. As Tradition continues to make advances within the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ remains under siege from heterodoxy, scandal, and indifferentism. Confusion reigns. Indeed, some of the faithful ask me, “How can we be happy with the growth of Tradition when there is still a crisis within the Church?” To that, I say do not be happy in a prideful sense; rather rejoice that our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the angels and saints of Heaven have intervened on behalf of traditional Catholics to ensure that the Church’s invaluable patrimony remains to be passed down to succeeding generations of Catholics.
As I have discussed in my previous letters, the SSPX’s apostolate continues to thrive. Our network of schools has grown to over 20 educational institutions, including St. Mary’s College. Similarly, the Brothers’ Novitiate has received an important boost by taking over the former St. Thomas Aquinas seminary grounds in Winona. However, in order to expand this indispensable ministry and keep the brothers’ new headquarters functioning, we continue to depend on your charity.