The Society of St. Pius X humbly submits to the authority of the pope, supreme guardian of the faith, and pays him all the reverence due to the chosen head of the God’s Church.

If and when the time-honored teachings of the Church are obscured or perhaps even seemingly contradicted by the authorities in Rome, however, the SSPX stands firm for tradition.

The founder of the SSPX, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, added,

“The day when God will allow light to replace the darkness that now reigns over Rome will be the day that Tradition will return. There will no longer be any problems. The bishops of the SSPX will entrust their episcopal charges into the pope’s hands and say: ‘now we will live like simple priests, and, if you wish it, use us’.”