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  • Sola Scriptura Needs Sola Fide, and How to Refute Both

    12/29/2019 1:57:07 PM PST · by ebb tide · 783 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2019 | Jacob Tate
    Sola Scriptura Needs Sola Fide, and How to Refute Both At the suggestion of Father Dave Nix, I recently read the short work by Joel Peters entitled “Scripture Alone? 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura.” It is a fast read and probably the most crushing blow to Protestantism I have ever read. You simply cannot argue with Peters’s logic and the historical facts he presents (it is well sourced), not to mention all of the Scripture he cites. Having been a Protestant before converting to the Catholic Church, I was not shocked by anything I read, but I was delighted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Traditional Latin Mass saves U.S. parish from closure

    06/11/2019 7:29:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 3, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Traditional Latin Mass saves U.S. parish from closure PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A historic U.S. Catholic Church has escaped closure thanks to the return of the traditional Latin Mass.   St. Mary’s Church on Broadway in Providence, Rhode Island was the focus of a WPRI news spot this past Sunday because the ancient liturgy now being celebrated there has increased the congregation, leading to a fuller collection basket and thus a future for the 150-year-old church. St. Mary’s “is going back in time in order to move forward,” said WPRI News reporter Julianne Lima...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FSSP Celebrates 500 Years of Mexican Catholicism

    05/17/2018 8:18:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 17, 2018 | Fr. Daniel Heenan, FSSP
    Catholic LifeFeaturedOur Beautiful Faith “My Country Needs to Know that God is So Beautiful” – FSSP Celebrates 500 Years of Mexican Catholicism 1P5 Staff May 17, 2018 0 Comments The following is a guest post by Fr. Daniel Heenan, an American priest in the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) currently serving the faithful in Mexico.  By Fr. Daniel Heenan, FSSPOn May 3rd, 1518, the feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, a Spanish expedition sent from Cuba under the command of Juan de Grijalva landed on the coast of the island of Cozumel. Although they could not...
  • [Barf Alert] Disenchanted Catholics look afield in Madison's Morlino era

    02/15/2018 10:53:13 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Peter Feuerherd
    At the 4 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Mary Church here, Fr. John Blewett recites the prayers with his back to the congregation. Only occasionally does he turn around to face the worshipers gathered on this typical Wisconsin winter afternoon of 9-degree temperatures. Blewett is accompanied by three altar boys (the parish prohibits girls from serving). His hands are neatly folded in the formal prayer position. At Communion, there are no lay ministers to dispense the sacrament. There is no small-talk banter among the congregation about the weather or football. The Mass is preceded by a half-hour recitation of...
  • Pre-Vatican II [Non Caucus Open thread]

    06/11/2017 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 95 replies
    First of all, today is the Feast Day of the Blessed Trinity, and so we would wish all of you a Happy Feast Day, and in particular we would wish the Eternal Father a Happy Father's Day! For those who are unaware or need to be reminded, belief in a Trinitarian God, that is Three Persons, One God, comes to us from our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, the Jews. The belief in the Trinitarian God as described is the universally accepted criteria to receive and accept the designation as a true Christian. So we Catholics should be...
  • FSSP to gain major apostolate (Catholic Caucus)

    05/28/2017 8:17:44 PM PDT · by scouter · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/28/17 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Saint Alphonsus church in Baltimore is one of the gems of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A magnificent shrine where Saint John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos were once pastors, it has been home to the revived traditional Latin Mass since 1992. Today it has been announced that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter will administer the parish, with Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, to be installed as pastor. Monsignor Arthur Bastress, the most recent pastor of the church, has retired at the age of 90, ordained a priest in 1951. He worked tirelessly to keep the TLM going,...
  • Pope’s exhortation could take Church teaching ‘off the hinges’: German priest

    07/14/2016 9:43:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia has the potential to take Church teaching “off the hinges” if liberal interpretations of it are implemented, the head of the German district of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) warns in an article on his district’s website. Pope St. John Paul II established the FSSP in 1988 to offer the traditional, pre-Vatican II liturgy of the Church. From its founding, the FSSP has placed great emphasis on loyalty to the pope. In his article, first published on May 19, Father Bernhard Gerstle writes that Amoris Laetitia contains “many beautiful and precious thoughts about...
  • Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Publishes a Critique of Amoris Laetitia [Catholic Caucus]

    07/11/2016 5:25:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Wanderer Press ^ | July 12, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    On the official website of the German section of the Fraternity of St. Peter, the head of the German District, Father Bernhard Gerstle has published a polite critique (—amoris-laetitia.php) of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In his short 19 May commentary of one page, there are to be found some strong objections against the message of Amoris Laetitia which very well now could, in Gerstle’s eyes, give a doubtful opening toward the already wide-spread practice (praxis) of allowing “remarried” divorcees to receive Holy Communion. In the aftermath of this official statement, the Fraternity also has received permission to print and...
  • Cardinal Rivera celebrates Traditional Mass in Mexico City on Feast of St. Peter with the FSSP

    07/04/2016 11:12:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rotate Caeli ^ | June 30, 2016 | New Catholic
    Cardinal Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, celebrated the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (administered by the Fraternity of St. Peter - chaplain Fr. Kenneth Fryar), with a Traditional Mass. It was Cardinal Rivera's first public Traditional Mass since the introduction of the Novus Ordo in 1969/1970. The official news service of the Archdiocese adds the following: [D]uring the Mass, two great relicaries were exposed to the veneration of the faithful, with first class relics of Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and his 24 martyr companions of the Cristero War, as well as 13 lay...
  • ...Superior General of the Fraternity of Saint Peter on the death of Father Kenneth Walker

    06/15/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | June 14, 2014 | Very Rev. John Berg Superior General FSSP
    Dear Friends of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, In the midst of mourning for our dear confrere, Fr. Kenneth Walker, one great consolation has been the outpouring of prayers and condolences expressed by so many bishops, religious communities, fellow priests and faithful. Many of you have informed us of the hundreds of Masses which have already been offered for the repose of his soul and for the health of Fr. Joseph Terra. By the grace of God and thanks to your prayers, Fr. Terra’s life is out of danger and we expect him to make a full recovery. By...
  • Two priests shot at Valley church (Phoenix FSSP)

    06/12/2014 7:12:20 AM PDT · by pbear8 · 69 replies
    AZFamily News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Jason Volentine
    One priest is dead and another in critical condition after a violent altercation at a downtown Phoenix church, according to Phoenix police.
  • Holy Father's message on the 25th anniversary of FSSP

    11/13/2013 9:23:26 AM PST · by Hieronymus · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Nov. 13, 2013 | Luigi Ventura
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Pope Francis joins the thanksgiving of her members for the work accomplished in this quarter-century spent at the service of ecclesial communion cum Petro et sub Petro. It was in a moment of great trial for the Church that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter was created. In a great spirit of obedience and hope, her founders turned with confidence to the Successor of Peter in order to offer the faithful attached to the Missal of 1962 the possibility of living their faith...
  • May Procession Littleton CO

    05/13/2013 11:13:52 AM PDT · by BobTEA · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/13/13 | Bobtea2
    May procession at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Littleton, CO.
  • Colorado parish dedicates 'beautiful' new church (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel FSSP Parish)

    03/29/2013 5:15:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | March 29, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila attended the dedication of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton, CO on March 23, 2013. Credit: OLMC Parish. Denver, Colo., Mar 29, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of the Denver Archdiocese, recently dedicated its new church building which local Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has described as “beautiful.” “The beauty of it... speaks to the gift of our faith, and that this is a place where the Lord is truly present and dwells,” the archbishop told CNA shortly after the dedication Mass on March 23. Our Lady...
  • A Call from the FSSP French District: offer up your Lent for Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2012 3:25:52 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rorate Caeli
    From the website of the "French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter" (FSSP): Offering up our Lent for Catholic Unity (Last modification: 02.24.2012, 0827) In this Lenten season, some among our friends have taken the initiative of offering up their struggles and sacrifices for reconciliation and unity between all Catholics. At a moment in which the dialogue between the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX] and the Holy See reaches a decisive point for the future, the District of France [of the FSSP] encourages its friends to double their fervor in prayer. P.S. reading material to enrich our...
  • The FSSP Experiences Tremendous Growth

    10/04/2010 10:59:25 PM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/05/2010 | Tancred
    New statistical revelations, those which show the progressive development of the Priestly Society of St. Armin Schwibach Rome ( The Priestly Society of St. Peter (FSSP) belongs to ecclesiastical realities, which is demonstrating tremendous growth. This was the finding of a statistical poll published on the 1st of October. The Society at this moment has 376 members (Priests: 223; Deacons: 8; Seminarians and Postulants in the first year: 145). The average age from the 34 nations shows an aggregate of 36. The FSSP is in four continents, 16 Countries and 113 Diocese. They possess 48 canonically erected houses, 16...
  • Consecration at Denton (Nebraska) seminary to celebrate 'crown jewel' (Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2010 8:55:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 374+ views
    Journal Star ^ | 02/26/2010 | Erin Andersen
    Sitting atop a hill in Denton, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is visible for miles around. Passers-by sometimes confuse it with a hotel. But in this sprawling complex of multicolored brick and glass live 72 men studying to become priests of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite -- priests who perform the traditional Latin Mass. Wednesday, the Catholic Church marks the completion of the $14 million seminary with the consecration of its newly finished Chapel of Saints Peter & Paul. It is the first U.S. chapel built for seminarians in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in 40...
  • EWTN Programming Note: FSSP North American Seminary Chapel

    02/11/2010 11:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 114+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010
    DENTON, Nebraska – February 1st , 2010 – On Wednesday night, February 24th, EWTN favorite, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, will be interviewing two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Father Calvin Goodwin and Deacon Rhone Lillard. The topic of the interview will be the Pontifical Consecration of the Fraternity's newly built chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary which EWTN is televising live on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:00am (EST). His Excellency, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska , will celebrate the Pontifical Consecration and Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. ...snip Watch EWTN Live...
  • Calgary bishop suspends Latin Mass

    12/02/2009 10:37:34 AM PST · by Kells · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 1, 2009 | Christopher Nowak
    It was truly a black Friday in Calgary, as Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry suspended the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in at least two of the locations staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). The Bishop, as published on the diocesan website, made drastic and forceful measures in the face of the Swine Flu outbreak. Mandatory as of November 9th, the bishop suspended communion on the tongue and from the chalice, stopped shaking hands at the sign of peace, removed the holy water from the fonts, as well as some minor non liturgical changes. When FSSP told the...
  • Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN (Sat 21 Nov 09 at 7:00AM (CST)

    11/14/2009 8:31:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/13/2009 | Catholic PRWire
    Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN11/13/2009 - PST DENTON, Nebraska (November 13, 2009) On Saturday, 21 November 2009, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, Father Laurent Demets, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. To be televised live on EWTN at 7:00AM (CST), this special Mass will take place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity...