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Mosebach: “The vehemence of the motu proprio’s language suggests that this directive has come too late. “

The distinguished German author Martin Mosebach, whose amazing books I do not tire of recommending, has a piece at First Things about the Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes (TC). Mosebach begins from the premise that “papal authority is unraveling as never before” … Read More

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VIDEO and text of Peter Kwasniewski’s important talk: “The Pope’s Boundedness to Tradition as a Legislative Limit”

Our friends at Rorate have published the text of a talk by Peter Kwasniewski delivered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton, CO… once the parish of Fr. Jackson, author of Nothing Superfluous (he is moving to Providence, RI). It is … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”.

As the smoke clears and the initial shock of the cruelty of Traditionis custodes ebbs… but will not go away… we have to bring our legitimate aspirations to prayer and penance. I propose… … an informal association of prayer and … Read More

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ASK FATHER: The priest only said, “I absolve you from your sins”. Is that sufficient for a valid absolution?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went and confessed all sorts of actual mortal sins to a priest, and for the absolution, I definitely heard him say either “I absolve you from your sins” or “I absolve you of your sins” … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 15 August 2021 – World-wide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart by all TLM communities

This came by email and I warmly endorse it. The Holy Catholic Church is in an unprecedented world wide crisis. The only hope for the Faithful is a Divine intervention, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Two … Read More

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Traditionis custodes and “reception theory” – or – When a law is no law at all.

Have you ever heard of “reception theory”? Reception theory states that a law, in order to be a law, a binding law, must be received by the community for which it is intended.  If they community does not receive it, … Read More

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“Why, then, would Francis punish those who worship according to the Latin rite?”

From The Federalist.  My emphases. The Latin Mass Is The Future Of The Catholic Church Pope Francis is punishing a faithful and devout minority of Catholics in hopes of staving off the inevitable. By John Daniel Davidson You don’t have to … Read More

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‘Traditionis’: a picture is worth a thousand words. Wherein Fr. Z is deeply moved.

My mother’s missal retains a powerful witness to her Faith and Eucharistic piety. As the priest would kneel in adoration of the Sacred Host, she would kiss the words of consecration. Sixty years later her lipstick is still there! pic.twitter.com/i1Fk2QTMCc … Read More

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The wonders of Canon 87

I’ve been, as I am sure you have, watching the reactions of bishops in the wake of Francis’ Plessy v. Ferguson document Traditionis custodes. BTW… do become a Custos Traditionis (HERE) and don’t forget the Novena to St. Ann (HERE). In general … Read More

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Problem in the Italian of the 2021 Plessy v. Ferguson document, Traditionis custodes.

I saw on twitter an interesting point about the English and Italian versions of the 2021 Plessy v. Ferguson document, Traditionis custodes. My many years in Rome inform me that the second, “alternative” translation is more accurate. I consulted with … Read More

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Clarity from @Card_R_Sarah

« I am an African. Let me say clearly : the liturgy is not the place to promote my culture. Rather, it is the place where my culture is baptised, where my culture is taken up into the Divine. » … Read More

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A moment of reflection…

A moment of reflection… Priest. I will go in to the altar of God. Resp. To God who giveth joy to my youth. Priest. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver … Read More

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Card. Müller drills into Francis’ “Letter to Bishops” with “Traditionis custodes”

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece translated from the original German (by a good friend of mine, two, as a matter of fact), by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller.  The former Prefect of the CDF examines Francis’ new Plessy … Read More

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Seriously humorous SSPX statement on “Traditionis custodes” and a terrific imaginary curve ball

The SSPX office in Menzingen put out a statement, still only in French, about Traditionis custodes. HERE  Here’s a taste… From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the Nature Preserve to the Zoo […] A organized extinction While Francis … Read More

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“I urge everyone to think carefully about how to approach your local bishops.”

At Rorate there is a strong piece which examines the Motu Proprio. It is by a canonist writing with a nom de plume. I’ve read it over a couple of times, along with Traditionis, and I’ve been contacted by, and have … Read More

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First reactions to “Traditionis custodes”

Today, 16 July, is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  During the Amazonian Synod (“walking together”), it was at her church in Rome, near the Vatican, that the shrine to to the demon Pachamama was set up. Today, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why are the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass just two “forms” instead of two different “rites”?

UPDATE 9 July: You might go over to The Remnant and watch Peter Kwasneiwski’s talk at the Roman Forum on the issue I treat, below, and a lot more.   One of the important points he makes is the ever-increasing ultramontanism … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can bishops or priests forbid Communion on the tongue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Please help me to understand something about Communion on the hand.  As I’m understanding it, people can receive Communion on the hand if they want to but also on the tongue if they want that and … Read More

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1 July – Most Precious Blood and also the Feasts of St. Junipero Serra and St. Aaron, brother of Moses

A thought for you: Though we all may be different in height or sex or shape of eye and color of skin, we all bleed the same red Our Savior bled for our sins. Our unifying human blood, divinely infused, … Read More

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