Category Archives: Vatican II

SSPX Bp. Fellay delivers a long “state of the question” address

On 28 December 2012, SSPX Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay gave a long address in English to what sounds like good sized mixed crowd at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ontario, Canada. He unloaded a lot of information. The talk … Read More

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A priest on what really freaks out liberals

At the blog Southern Orders, Fr. Allan McDonald had a few things to say about liberals and Vatican II and what freaks them out. Here is a taste with my emphases and comments: […] The progressive, liberal element of the … Read More

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Prefect of CDF on Anglican Ordinariate and SSPX

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald with my emphases: Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts Catholics in England and Wales should welcome members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the new … Read More

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Congregation for Saints issued decree on the “heroic virtues” of Pope Paul VI

Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI. The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, … Read More

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The Economist: A traditionalist avant-garde

We are in The Economist this week.  It is a pretty good article, all in all.  There are a couple little glitches, but they don’t touch the substance.  Enjoy! My emphases and comments. A traditionalist avant-garde It’s trendy to be a … Read More

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Curran Fishwraps Häring. Groovy!

Fishwrap tapped one of their darlings, former-Catholic theologian and dissenter Charles Curran, to write an encomium of the late Fr. Bernard Häring, CSsR, whose “proportionalist” legacy in moral theology is decidedly mixed. First, Curran in his piece, reputedly about Häring, winds … Read More

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Benedict XVI will issue a new encyclical on Faith.

It was easy to predict that Benedict XVI would, during the Year of Faith, issue an encyclical on Faith. It was the next in line after Charity (Deus caritas est and Caritas in veritate) and Hope (Spe salvi). I wonder … Read More

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Pope Benedict, speaking on liturgical music and the new evangelization, emphasizes Gregorian chant, polyphony, listening

Pope Benedict received in audience the “Saint Cecilia Association”, on the occasion of a congress of liturgical choirs taking place in Rome. The reports on the Holy Father’s address were rather thin and I haven’t seen anything about this in … Read More

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CNS VIDEO about the Pontifical Mass in St Peter’s

Each time I see a CNS Video I muse, “is this the same CNS I know? It seems to be! Enjoy! [wp_youtube]UGnVwoJtnz4[/wp_youtube]

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Conference after Mass

After the Pontifical Mass in St Peter’s, a few dozen people are attending a presentation on Michael Davies and the post-Conciliar reform. It is a little clunky since they are breaking the talk into sections so as to do parallel … Read More

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McBrien is back, and venting for the Fishwrap

The National catholic Fishwrap has for many dark years offered columns by the not-yet-late Richard McBrien. His writings should usually be ignored, but this piece is such a good example of liberal whining and deception that it merits attention for … Read More

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Solemn Requiem… Pontifical

When did you last see this? Or Jammed.

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Card.Cañizares: “It is normal to use the 1962 Missal.”

From Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider: Cardinal Cañizares explains why he agreed to preside over [not just “preside over”] Saturday’s mass for faithful from the “Una cum Papa nostro” pilgrimage, in St. Peter’s Basilica ANDREA TORNIELLI “I gladly accepted to … Read More

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“straight and narrow is the path” … of the New Evangelization

Check out this video from CNS (I am still surprised to write those words). Ralph Martin talks about our post-Counciliar context which the New Evangelization is supposed to address.

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Unless you recover the words, you can’t recover the concepts.

When you change the words, you change the concepts. The liberal progressivist liturgical terrorist reformers were successful in changing our way of speaking about our sacred liturgical worship. For example, they made us – and no one asked them to … Read More

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Card. Burke’s contribution at the Synod of Bishops: “antinomianism …infected post-Council ecclesial life”

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, distinguished canonist and head of the Church’s “Supreme Court” gave his contribution to the Synod of Bishops.  The theme he touched on, all too briefly, alas, was topic also examined at a canon law conference … Read More

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UPDATED: Bp. Sample’s (D. Marquette) sermon for Call To Holiness Conference

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! UPDATE: I added a lower resolution version of the video. It should be easier to download. UPDATE: I added an AUDIO ONLY version of the video. See the players below. ORIGINAL POST 15 October … Read More

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FANON! Wherein Fr. Z rants, opines, predicts.

I did everyone a big favor today. This morning I decided to leave the computer off and simply say my Office, say Mass, have some breakfast without concerning myself with any news or voicemail or email. Whenever I do this, … Read More

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Tablet: “Don’t let anyone tell you the Council didn’t change much!”

The Pill… aka The Tablet… does it again! On 5 October the American journalist Robert Kaiser, who covered the Council for Time magazine, gave an address for the annual evening of self-affirmation and pre-Conciliar Church bashing for the liberal London Catholic … Read More

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Of SSPX internal unity, the prognosis, and an ultimatum

According to the intrepid Andrea Tornielli, the SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay has sent an ultimatum to SSPX Bp. Williamson asking him to back away from some claims. And there is a time limit. If Williamson does not conform, he could … Read More

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