The Society of Pius IX
This is the framework that we have developed in order to protect parishes from corrupt bishops, inspired by the English and Celtic monastic model.
ARTICLE IX: PARISHES
(a) Members of the Society serve independent parishes that are linked to the Society by the voluntary bonds of friendship and Christian solidarity.
(b) No independent parish served by a member of the Society shall be required to receive the ministry of any member of the Society without the consent of its own Vestry or Board of Directors.
(c) The Society provides pastoral guidance to any independent parish served by members of the Society. Independent parishes served by members of the Society are encouraged to provide a modest voluntary financial contribution to support the work of the Society.
(d) The Society expressly renounces any canonical prerogatives over any independent parish served by members of the Society.
(e) The Society expressly renounces any liability for the actions of: (1) any independent parish served by members of the Society, and; (2) any member of the Society serving any independent parish.
(f) The Society will provide annual clergy standards and misconduct training to all members.
(g) The Society expressly renounces any claim to the real or personal property of any independent parish served by members of the Society.
(h) The Board of Directors may instruct a member of the Society to withdraw his ministry from an independent parish in the event that the parish adopts doctrine and/or discipline contrary to received Catholic tradition, or in the event that the Board judges that the relationship between the member of the Society and the people of the independent parish has irretrievably broken down or has become abusive in nature. The member of the Society shall have right of appeal to the Annual General Meeting of the Society.