Tuesday, October 31, 2006

When 'Catholic' isn’t Catholic

Maryangela Layman Roman reports in our Catholic Herald on local churches which use the name "Catholic" but which are not connected to the Archdiocese of Milaukee.
If you attend the service conducted in Latin in the Tridentine rite by a priest of the Society of St. Pius X, would you have fulfilled your Sunday Mass obligation?

According to Zabrina Decker, vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the answer is no.

According to a Letter by Msgr. Camille Perl Regarding Society of St. Pius X Masses, it's not recommended, and "If your primary reason for attending were to manifest your desire to separate yourself from communion with the Roman Pontiff and those in communion with him, it would be a sin", but the answer is yes.

More at Open Book.

1 comment:

  1. Subtle understandings of Roman documents are NOT the hallmark of the Milwaukee Chancery office.