Monday, June 29, 2009

Photos: FSSPX Ordinations - Ecône

Will you ever see the secular media speak of "breakaway Catholic sect" when it covers attempted ordinations of women and such? The captions here are laughable.


Clerics prepare an ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (AP/Daylife)

Nuns take part in an ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (AP/Daylife)

Priests hold confessionals during an ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)


Priests walk to the ordination mass of the breakaway Roman Catholic sect the Society of St Pius X in Econe, western of Switzerland. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)


Priests and deacons walk to the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, center, greets worshippers as he arrives for an ordination mass of the breakaway Roman Catholic sect, the Society of St Pius X, in Econe, western Switzerland, Monday, June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and ten deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared 'illegitimate' by the Catholic church. The ordinations comes five months after the Pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (AP/Daylife)

A procession arrives for an ordination ceremony for priests in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)




Bishop Bernard Fellay (R) arrives for an ordination ceremony for priests in Econe, southwest Switzerland, June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)

Bishop Bernard Fellay addresses the crowd before an ordination ceremony for priests in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)


Bishop Bernard Fellay of Switzerland delivers his sermon during the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)

Priests and deacons participate in an ordination mass of the breakaway Roman Catholic sect the Society of St Pius X in Econe, western of Switzerland. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)

New priests prostrate themselves as they receive benediction from Bishop Bernard Fellay (Background 2-R) during the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)

A new priest receive insignia from Bishop Bernard Fellay of Switzerland during the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)



Bishop Bernard Fellay ordinates a priest during a ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)

New priests receive benediction from Bishops Bernard Tissier de Mallerais (2-L) of France and Alfonso de Galarreta of Spain (2-R) during the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics.


New priests receive benediction during the ordination mass of the breakaway Roman Catholic sect the Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared "illegitimate" by the Catholic church. The ordinations come five months after the pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (Getty/Daylife)

Monsignor Bernard Fellay, center, blesses a person during an ordination mass of the breakaway Roman Catholic sect, the Society of St Pius X, in Econe, western Switzerland, on Monday, June 29, 2009. Eight fundamentalist priests and 10 deacons have been inducted by the society based in Econe in a ceremony already declared 'illegitimate' by the Catholic church. The ordinations comes five months after the Pope lifted the excommunication of four of the society's bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, infuriating Jews and many Catholics. (AP/Daylife)

Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais of France stands during an ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Breakaway fundamentalist Roman Catholics ordained eight priests at their seminary in the Swiss village of Econe, in renewed defiance of a ban by the Vatican. The ceremony by the Society of St Pius X, which was declared "illegitimate" by the Church, marked a second snub for Pope Benedict XVI's authority after four other ordinations over the weekend in Germany. In January the pope had lifted the excommunication of four of the society's "bishops", including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, in a gesture of reconciliation. (Getty/Daylife)


Bishop Bernard Fellay meets the faithful after an ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland, June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (Reuters/Daylife)


New priests gather for a picture under a statue of former Pope Pius X after they have been ordained during a mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Breakaway fundamentalist Roman Catholics ordained eight priests at their seminary in the Swiss village of Econe, in renewed defiance of a ban by the Vatican. The ceremony by the Society of St Pius X, which was declared "illegitimate" by the Church, marked a second snub for Pope Benedict XVI's authority after four other ordinations over the weekend in Germany. In January the pope had lifted the excommunication of four of the society's "bishops", including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, in a gesture of reconciliation. (Getty/Daylife)


New priests and deacons pose for a picture after the ordination mass of the breakaway Traditionalist Catholic Roman Society of St Pius X in Econe, western Switzerland on June 29, 2009. Breakaway fundamentalist Roman Catholics ordained eight priests at their seminary in the Swiss village of Econe, in renewed defiance of a ban by the Vatican. The ceremony by the Society of St Pius X, which was declared "illegitimate" by the Church, marked a second snub for Pope Benedict XVI's authority after four other ordinations over the weekend in Germany. In January the pope had lifted the excommunication of four of the society's "bishops", including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, in a gesture of reconciliation. (Getty/Daylife)


Bishop Bernard Fellay, center, poses with priests after an ordination ceremony in Econe, southwest Switzerland, June 29, 2009. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four Bishops of the SSPX (Society of St. Pius X) leading to a possible reconciliation with the Vatican. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the traditionalist Catholic organization SSPX, had consecrated the four bishops against Pope John Paul II's will, automatically leading to excommunication in 1988. (AP/Daylife)


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From 13 June 2009: Press Release regarding the Priestly Ordinations

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