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Category Archives: Traditionis custodes
This deserves wider attention. It underscores the attitude of cruelty unleashed in the tragically ill-conceived, ineptly named Traditionis custodes. In that unfortunate Archdiocese of Chicago, this … at the cathedral. From 1 Peter 5: Chicago Rosary Rally Assaulted Since February … Read More
In honor of Traditionis custodes… not. “Lord, we ask on this dark day – Make this nuisance go away. Amen.”
And there’s this… ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”. HERE
I firmly believe that their overreach will overtake them. Hitherto, Bp. Rey of Fréjus-Toulon in France has been open to accepting traditionally-minded seminarians and religious. Vocations in that diocese were up, unlike the rest of France. Hence, Rome is now … Read More
As you may remember “Rome”, in their micromangerial zeal for the faithful being mauled by their pastoral care, forbade that Mass times for TLMs be put in parish bulletins. Some priests started calling their TLM the “Youth Mass”, for obvious … Read More
17 Sept 2022 – Washington DC – Pilgrimage for the Restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass for all Catholics
In Washington DC, on Saturday, 17 September 2022, the faithful will mark the 15th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, which went into effect on 14 September 2007, liberating the Traditional Latin Mass for all … Read More
“The liturgical reform was ‘sold,’ so to speak, on a mighty promise of the countless wonderful blessings it could not fail to bring to the Church.”
I read a story at CNA about a diocese in the Netherlands where the wonderous springtime of Vatican II has revolutionized all of Catholic life. So successful has the Vatican II reform been, that the Diocese of Roermond has said … Read More
A year ago, I posted about the psychological abuse of priests and the resulting moral injury. This topic returned to the fore as I read a recent story about a priest who was forced out of his position because he … Read More
ASK FATHER: A priest asks, “Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
From a priest… QUAERITUR: Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass? Where are we at with the whole overblown, skewed notion of obedience and authority today that it would enter into a priest’s mind that … Read More
You thick-headed restorationists, you backwardist, dogma-refrigerating Neopelagians… there is only one unique expression of the Roman Rite! VIDEO
You thick-headed restorationists, you backwardist, dogma-refrigerating Neopelagians… there is only one unique expression of the Roman Rite! This is how you did it – uniquely – at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on the … Read More
ASK FATHER: Considering the chaos surrounding ‘Traditionis custodes” could we say that, in effect, it is no law at all?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Some years ago I studied for graduate theology with several distinguished theologians, one of whom was chancellor for Card. Burke in Lacrosse. In those Canon Law classes, he made the point over and again that the … Read More
Hilarious statement from the Archdiocese of Chicago about the suppression of the Institute of Christ the King
ABC7 Chicago has a blurb about the Institute of Christ the King’s Shrine on the South side. This is hilarious. “On July 31, the Shrine of Christ the King communicated to the archdiocese that they would stop offering Mass and … Read More
The cruel dictates of bishops and archbishops concerning the Vetus Ordo, now in these USA invoking the cover of “Rome said so”, have a … … human face. This is what our dear pastors don’t want to see. Here is … Read More
Remember this? 2,800 Catholics Sign Traditional Latin Mass Petition Delivered to Arlington Bishop| National Catholic Register https://t.co/A8o5kmo7p4 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) February 8, 2022 Citing the absurd smoke-screen of “international assessment and consultation of bishops”, and the Dubious Dubia … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I pose my question about the Novus Ordo Missae in homage to the now famous question, “What is a woman?” It seems to me that the Consilium took a rib from the 1962 Missal and instead … Read More
The Vetus Ordo is not going away. I received this from a reader: Spain is a country where traditionalism is virtually unknown. The left is obviously virulent, and under the influence of the Opus Dei, the right is solidly ostrich-like … Read More
But, you know, “unique expression” and all that. That’s why the Traditional Latin Mass faithful must be crushed.
The powers High Atop The Thing fear people who desire the Traditional Roman Rite and hate the Vetus Ordo because they know that the demographic sink hole opening under the Church is gobbling the people they have neglected to catechize … Read More
But the Traditional Latin Mass has to be suppressed. Translation of original HERE: An air mattress as an altar in the middle of the sea, parish priest and faithful in the water. Thus Don Mattia Bernasconi, vicar of the pastoral … Read More
UPDATE 15 July: It seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves. I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, … Read More
July is a month of special devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. Let us ask Jesus, High Priest and Victim, to wash us in the Blood and Water from His side as a laver of consolation and strength. … Read More