Why an SSPX Priest Returned to Rome

The Society of St Pius X, or SSPX, is an organization of clerics founded in 1970 by an archbishop named Marcel Lefebvre. It denies the authority of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and repudiates the reforms that followed it. In particular, it refuses to observe the reformed Missal and other liturgical rites. Lefebvre was excommunicated when he consecrated four bishops in 1988. I was an SSPX priest in the Society. When I left in 1999 I happened to see a movie called The Truman Show. Those who have seen it will recall that Truman Burbank (played by Jim Carrey)...

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