St. Pius Catholic Church, El Paso, Texas

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Society of St. Pius

St. Pius Catholic Church Courtyard, 1050 N. Clark Street, El Paso, TX
St. Pius Catholic Church Courtyard, 1050 N. Clark Street, El Paso, TX

The Society of St. Pius V (SSPV; Latin: Societas Sacerdotalis Sancti Pii Quinti), is a Traditionalist Catholic society of priests, formed in 1983 and based in Oyster Bay Cove, New York.

The priests of SSPV broke away from the Society of St. Pius X over liturgical issues, and hold that many in the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church no longer adhere to the Catholic faith but instead profess a new, modernist, Conciliar religion. SSPV priests regard the questions of the legitimacy of the present hierarchy and the possibility that the Holy See is unoccupied (sedevacantism) to be unresolved.[1] The SSPV is led by its founder, Bishop Clarence Kelly.

 

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