A Look Back at 2018: Twelve Events That Marked the Year

December 31, 2018
Source: fsspx.news
July 11, 2018, Econe Switzerland: The General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X

April 23

Death of Alfie Evans, after his breathing support was turned off by the hospital of Liverpool, despite repeated appeals from the pope and the Italian government to transfer him to Rome, putting an end to several weeks of intense struggles, both in the media and in court.

Read the article: Alfie Evans Dies at Liverpool Hospital

 

May 25

The Irish voted to legalize abortion in their country, highlighting the decline of the Catholic Church’s influence in the land of St. Patrick.

Read the article: A Resounding “Yes” to the Culture of Death in Ireland

June 30

This date marked the 30th anniversary of the episcopal consecrations: FSSPX.News published a series of articles on this major event in the history of the Church.

Read the articles:
30 Years Ago Operation Survival: The Story of the Episcopal Consecrations (1)
30 Years Ago Operation Survival: The Story of the Episcopal Consecrations (2)
30 Years Ago Operation Survival: The Story of the Episcopal Consecrations (3)
30 Years Ago Operation Survival: The Story of the Episcopal Consecrations (4)
30 Years Ago Operation Survival: The Story of the Episcopal Consecrations (5)

July 11

Fr. Davide Pagliarani was elected as the fourth Superior General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X for a twelve-year term; the next day, he granted FSSPX.News an exclusive interview in which he revealed his first reactions.

Watch the video: Interview with Fr. Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X

July 21

In the heart of the summer, the General Chapter of the SSPX came to an end; a statement signed by all the Chapter members was published by FSSPX.News.

Read the document: General Chapter final address

August 26

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò published his version of the facts on Cardinal McCarrick, a homosexual predator who, he claims, benefited from a large amount of complicity; this was the beginning of the Viganò affair that was in the news all throughout the fall.

Read the article: Archbishop Viganò’s Terrible Testimony on Cardinal McCarrick and His Collaborators

September 22

A temporary agreement was signed between China and the Holy See. Hope or illusion? Confidence or doubt? FSSPX.News discussed the matter.

Read the article: “Provisional Agreement” with China, a Surrender by the Vatican?

October 7

The Final Document of the Synod on Youth was published; FSSPX.News analyzed the text that promotes “synodality” and dilutes the Church’s magisterial authority a little more.

Read the article: The Synod on Young People - or the Disaster of Ageism

October 11 

FSSPX.News published the encouraging numbers for the beginning of the school year in the SSPX seminaries.

Read the article: A Large Number of First Year Seminarians for the SSPX

October 14

Pope Paul VI was “canonized” in Rome; FSSPX.News published an in-depth study on this event. 

Read the article: Communiqué of the General House of the SSPX on the Canonisation of Pope Paul VI

October 31

The Pakistan Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, but the calvary of this courageous mother is far from over.

Read the article: Asia Bibi’s Lawyer and Judge Testify

November 22

First meeting of the new Superior General of the Society with Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome, to discuss the relations between the Holy See and the SSPX.

Read the communiqué: Communiqué on the Meeting between Cardinal Ladaria and Fr. Pagliarani