The Institute of the Good Shepherd (French: Institut du Bon Pasteur, Latin: Institutum a Bono Pastore) is a Catholic society of apostolic life of traditionalist Catholic priests promoting Tridentine Mass and other traditional sacraments, in full communion with the Holy See. As of 2023, the Institue has 53 priests, 37 seminarians and is active in eight countries over three continents. Father Paul Aulagnier, who had been provincial superior of the Society of Saint Pius X in France from 1976 to 1994 was expelled from the society in 2004 for having spoken in favour of the 2002 agreement between the Holy See and the priests of Campos, Brazil who form the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney. These priests, however, accepted the hermeneutics of the continuity of Pope Benedict XVI, while the priests of the Institute of the Good Shepherd were authorised by the Vatican to use the Tridentine form of the Roman Rite exclusively and criticize the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Father Aulagnier, for example, published through Montfort Cultural Association a book in Portuguese defending Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his traditionalist claims. More information...

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