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Category Archives: Traditionis custodes
Let’s look at the Collects for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, Novus Ordo (1970MR etc.) and the Vetus Ordo (1962MR of St John XXIII). These are now, apparently acknowledge … Read More
The Archbishop of Paris, Most Rev. Michel Aupetit, issued a letter to priests of that venerable see about Traditionis custodes. Good news and bad news. The good news is that the TLM will continue at Ste Odile (17e), Ste Jeanne de … Read More
Long time vaticanista Aldo Maria Valli gave an interview about all things Francesco/Bergoglio. He talks about the rumors concerning Francis’s health, a conclave, the scandal of Becciu, synods (“walking together”), Hungary and Orban. Valli’s most telling comments were about the … Read More
From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary in Rome) … edited so that the style of writing can’t be traced to any one priest by those who might recognize it. As a NAC grad, I read your … Read More
Whew! A lot of news today. I’ve been bus this morning writing my new weekly column at 1 Peter 5, now happily under new management. Let’s see a couple things. First, in the wake of Traditionis custodes, the superiors of … Read More
ZISK: In an interview, Francis talks about “Traditionis custodes”, how he views it, what it means, why he did it. Wherein Fr. Z comments.
From Vaticannews.va: Extracted from an interview with Francis by Carlos Herrera on Radio COPE Q: I don’t know if Pope Francis is a man who likes to bang his fist on the table. Would it be possible that the last … Read More
The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays. There was also training for the … Read More
Become a Custos Traditionis (HERE) and don’t forget a Novena to St. Ann (HERE). ___ When I saw the letter sent by Bp. Zubik of Pittsburgh to the priests of that diocese, I was so taken aback by its overreach and pastoral … Read More
Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More
The other day I posted about the implementation of Traditionis custodes … TC… by the Bishop of San Diego. In his pastoral care for the most marginalized group in the Church, he suppressed the TLM in the northern part of the diocese. … Read More
Firstly, be a CUSTOS! Join NOW! HERE Two pieces of news come to my box today, along with the news that Card. Burke is off the ventilator and moving out of the ICU – Laus Deo! On 8 August in the … Read More
At Crisis there is an interesting suggestion today that applies not just to the secular order but… you read it and tell me what you think… perhaps also to the ecclesial order. The Meaning of Viktor Orbán by Declan Leary … Read More
From the inimitable Eccles… The Traddy-Ban captures Rome Catholics worldwide have been stunned by the news that the Tradi-ban is now occupying Rome, led by the triumvirate of Bar-Golio, Pah-Rolin, and Ahfah-Roche. Last night Rome was full of Tradi-Ban troops … Read More
NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena! Remembering to pray for Card. Burke, who is ill, we might pray a 54 Day Novena using the Memorare, the Rosary, or another … Read More
With the latest attack on the roots of our Catholic identity the Church is one step closer to becoming a punchline. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
From Le Figaro via National Catholic Register… with my emphases and comments… by the great Robert Card. Sarah. On the Credibility of the Catholic Church Doubt has taken hold of Western thought. Intellectuals and politicians alike describe the same impression … Read More
Yesterday Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times) published an op-ed which is a cri de coeur about what is going on in the Church today. Take this together with Damian Thompson’s recent podcast. My emphases and comments. OPINION GUEST ESSAY Pope … Read More
The heat and fallout from the nuke that fell on the anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, a date chosen perhaps to add insult to injury by the fact that it was the Feast of Our Lady … Read More
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
This is straight from Eccles and so it must be true. Latindr App used to catch priests in compromising situations As reported by journalists from the Bitter Pillar (formerly the Tablet), data from the popular social networking Latindr app, used by … Read More
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