Tag Archives: traditionalists

You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,… “

Three years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some other suggestions.  But first the wacky … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Having a hard time at a TLM church.

From a reader: I’ve been attending the TLM for about 5 years now. I came across it unintentionally as a revert and never intended on making it a regular thing, but I was awe-struck by the beauty and reverence it … Continue reading

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Weigel on “traditionalists”

I saw this at First Things: Protesting Too Much Matthew J. Franck At National Review Online over the weekend, the familiar-to-First Things-readers George Weigel published a talk he gave recently in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in the course of which he … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan of Portsmouth: TLM in every parish “wonderful, but it’s not enough.”

The best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, has an interview with the Bishop of Portsmouth, Most Rev. Philip Egan. Bp. Egan has been, rightly I think, identified with a new wave of bishops who were being appointed … Continue reading

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CDF Prefect Archbp. Müller: “the hermeneutic of reform” is “only possible interpretation”

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to say that “You can go into the ditch on either side of the road, left or right.  Either way, you are still in a ditch.” This has been my concern about … Continue reading

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McBrien: a study of the progressivist mind

From the ultra-dissenting National Catholic Reporter comes this sustained whine from Richard McBrien, still at the University of Notre Shame in Indiana. In this piece McBrien "anonymizes" correspondence he received from someone, which is fair enough.  But not to this … Continue reading

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