March 2019 Question and Answer regarding SSPX Marriages in the United States

1. Do 95% of the USA Dioceses recognize that SSPX marriages are regularized?
2. Are all SSPX marriage documents saying they are married, automatically sent to the Diocese within which the marriage takes place, though in an SSPX church or chapel?


While I can’t give a precise percentage of how many dioceses acknowledge SSPX, marriages, the SSPX continues preparing their faithful for marriage as they’ve always done. Ever since the document from the CDF in 2017, the SSPX has contacted the dioceses where marriages are celebrated, seeking delegation for SSPX priests. This takes away any possible doubt about the validity of the marriage and avoids future scenarios where one party (sadly) might decide they have made a mistake…Fortunately, most bishops have been very generous in granting delegation to our priests. As with any Catholic priest, we send a notification to the local diocese after a marriage is witnessed.


James Vogel
Angelus Press
907 E. Jesuit Lane
St. Marys, KS 66536


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