5 May: Feast of Pope Saint Pius V – Great Reformer

5 May: Feast of Pope Saint Pius V – Great Reformer

Editor writes…

This great Pope-Saint, Pius V, is known as the Pope of the Rosary, as well as a great reformer pope.
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We should ask his intercession for Pope Francis – who is seeking the title of “great reformer” but for a very different type of reform!  Pope Francis’ successor will, hopefully, be a reformer in the mould of Pius V.  Who might become that successor to Francis – do you have a hoped for, preferred, candidate?  Your thoughts…

Saint Pius V, pray for us!   

Comments (11)

  • Michael πŸ™

    Dear Editor

    Thank you for this!

    In the designs of Providence l take great joy and comfort in this great Pope his life and witness to the true Catholic faith and praxis.

    As our Father in Heaven raised this man to the Petrine office l know that in Gods own time and mysterious way he will raise up another great Pope who will steer us out of this crisis and lead the Church in proclaiming the Risen Christ, the One True Faith and Church etc.

    In the interim we continue to invoke and ask for his intercessions for Pope Francis, Holy Mother Church and the world and the terrible situation we are in just now under this diabolical disorientation which has infiltrated and permeated every level of human society.

    St Pius V pray for us!

    Every blessing

    Michael πŸ™

    May 5, 2022 at 7:30 am
    • Margaret Mary


      I agree with you but it’s difficult to see who that next “great pope” will be since the college of cardinals is packed with liberals now. One or more of them might change his thinking, but that apart, it’s a long shot.

      After I wrote that, I remembered Cardinal Robert Sarah but couldn’t remember where he was, so I Googled and found this article. I think he would be a safe bet for next pope. He definitely would be an improvement on the one we’ve got!

      May 5, 2022 at 9:10 am
      • Michael πŸ™

        Margaret Mary

        I completely agree with your thoughts and under present circumstances a substantive change in the Papacy looks bleak – humanly speaking.

        In humility and for the present, l have resigned myself in a spirit of supernatural faith that this great Pope is further down the line, unless the Holy Spirit regardless of how Pope Francis has stacked the college of cardinals decides to intervene in a very poignant manner.

        I have gained great strength from yourself and everyone connected to this discursive forum. The love for the Faith, The Church our Sacred Liturgy etc that everyone has shown by this willingness to speak in such a charitable and transparent manner gives me a sense that all our sufferings will gain merit and usher in a wind of change at the appointed hour.

        In the interim we keep fighting the good fight as best we can.

        Every blessing


        May 5, 2022 at 12:44 pm
    • Laura


      I agree – we should pray to Pius V to intercede for grace for Pope Francis. From one of the greatest of the popes to one of the very worst!

      May 5, 2022 at 8:41 pm
      • editor


        Agreed – we must pray for Pope Francis. Reports today, see him in a wheelchair…

        May 5, 2022 at 11:09 pm
  • Bernie

    Pius V was a truly great pope. He issued a famous Bull, forbidding anyone to interfere with the Mass.

    That totally destroys the theory that the new Mass is not a break from Tradition. It is.

    Happy Feast!

    May 5, 2022 at 10:20 am
    • Josephine


      I posted an article about Quo Primum down below, before seeing your comment with the link to the Bull.

      Although you are right to say that the new Mass is a break from Tradition, the article I posted shows that QP doesn’t forbid some changes. I’ll just post it here, as well. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/pius-vs-1570-bull-4343

      May 5, 2022 at 6:20 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    I believe as probably nearly all on here must that Our Catholic Church as we knew it is Finished. Bergoglio and His Lavender Maffie Cohorts are NOT Catholics and are showing it more and more week by week. Yes they Dress up well but so can Hollywood Actors.

    As far as the next Pope, if the World doesn’t blow itself Apart ,I can only see it being the Horrible Cupich as He is Bergoglios new Hit Man replacing the Reprobate McCarrick . Also if a Vote had to be taken Tomorrow for a
    Pope lots of good Cardinals would not be let into The New Babylon to Vote as they haven’t taken Billy Gates Injections.

    As you say ED About the Great Reformer. Little did I and probably many others at the time know when He took in that Dreadful Statue of Martin Luther ,that Luther was actually Bergoglios Hero.

    May 5, 2022 at 3:39 pm
  • Josephine

    I tend to only think of Pius V when Quo Primum comes up, usually somebody saying that Bull forbids any changes to the Mass, ever. But that’s not actually what it means, so I dug out this short article from my Favourites, because it is very clear and makes perfect sense. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/pius-vs-1570-bull-4343

    Happy Feast of St Pius V!

    May 5, 2022 at 6:15 pm
  • Laura

    Pius V is one of the greatest ever popes, as his leadership at the Battle of Lepanto proves – his spiritual leadership is what won the battle, no question about it.

    Happy Feast to all at CTS.

    May 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm
  • editor

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Feast Day thread, which is now closed to comments.

    May 6, 2022 at 12:23 am

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