Celebrating 40 years of the Society of St. Pius X

From October 15-17, 2010, Angelus Press will host a conference on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Society of St. Pius X’s founding on November 1, 1970. The theme is: The defense of Catholic Tradition as transmitted by Archbishop Lefebvre. This will be reflected in various talks from different perspectives: from the history of the Archbishop’s works and interventions during the Council to the rejection of liturgical and doctrinal novelties after the Council. The answer of the Archbishop was the foundation of the priestly Society of St. Pius X to keep the Faith alive in the Church.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include, but may not be limited to: Fr. Arnaud Rostand, District Superior for the United States; Fr. Cyprian, OSB, Prior of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery; Fr. Juan-Carlos Iscara, professor of history at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary; Fr. Scott Gardner; Fr. Kenneth Novak; Fr. Michael McMahon, Headmaster of Notre Dame de La Salette Boys’ Academy; Dr. Andrew Childs, Associate Dean at St. Mary’s College; and John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. Complimentary shuttles will provide transport to and from the hotel. A formal dinner with limited seating will be available on Saturday evening, with a slide-show presentation of the history of the Society. Accommodations are available for children during the talks themselves. In addition to the speakers, various apostolates of the SSPX and religious orders will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions. On Sunday morning, a pontifical High Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul’s, the historic church of the SSPX in Kansas City.