Category Archives: Vatican II

CRI DE COEUR: “If there were no more priests hardly anyone would be crying about it.”

At Rorate I saw something (translated there from Italian) from the blog Radicati nella fede, for the Catholic community of Domodossola and Vocogno in the Diocese of Novara.
This is a cri de coeur, if there ever was one.
My emphases … Continue reading

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Voris video on Vatican II’s built in vagueness

Here is a video from Michael Voris in his usual non-committal, indifferent, ambiguous, vague, tepid, ho-hum style.  o{];¬)
I will remind the readership that in the greater arc of the Church’s history, Vatican II wasn’t all that important.  It is still … Continue reading

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Bp. Nickless (D. Sioux City): we must “exorcize” the “spirit of Vatican II”

I have mentioned Bishop Nickless of Sioux City before.
This is from LifeSite:
Sioux City Bishop Calls for “Exorcism” of “Spirit of Vatican II”
By Kathleen Gilbert
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, October 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics must learn to “exorcise” the so-called “spirit of … Continue reading

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A priest reacts to priests reacting to the new translation

Over at the Deacon’s Bench, Rev. Mr. Kandra has a great post.  A priest wrote to Dcn. Kandra as a reaction to the whiny survey of priests about the new translation.  My emphases and comments:
After reading this latest post on how priests … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Use of Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader:
I thought you may be interested to know that our priest, for certain Daily Masses in the Ordinary Form, is using Latin for the majority of the Mass. We use English for the readings, the collect, postcommunion, and … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “No more terrible Latin.”

From a priest:
I regularly use a limited amount of Latin in the OF at weekend Masses. Most parishioners really appreciate it, but after catechesis and so on a few just won’t give up their protest.
Last Sunday I preached on Otranto … Continue reading

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Fr. Scalon on the unfinished business of Vatican II

At Homiletic and Pastoral Review there is a good article by Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap.  Let’s see the first part, with my emphases:
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Church in the United States is in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis slaps down those who resist the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis has been saying Mass semi-publicly in the chapel of the Casa S. Marta, where he has been living.  He has been giving a “fervorino” at Mass, that is, a brief, usually off the cuff, sermon.  So far, there … Continue reading

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Just how tone deaf is the National Schismatic Reporter?

Just how tone deaf is the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap)?
Classly as ever, on the eve the conclave they suggest:
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No matter from what part of the world he hails, no matter what his theological or ecclesiastical pedigree, the best thing … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Vatican II: Council of the Fathers v. Council of the Media

Today during his annual meeting with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, of which Benedict is still the Bishop, the Holy Father spoke about the Second Vatican Council.  Not my translation, but my emphases and comments:
[T]here was the Council … Continue reading

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