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  • Can one be a diocesan priest and offer the traditional Mass only? A true motivational example

    06/06/2016 8:50:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/08/11
    Soon after the publication of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, three priests of the Diocese of Novara (Piedmont, Italy) tried to celebrate the Traditional Mass exclusively (we reported on these developments here and here). In an interview released a few days ago, Father Alberto Secci tells his story, and presents us with the wonderful account of his life after Summorum. Yes, there is a life for diocesan priests celebrating the Sacraments according to the ancient use exclusively. And it can be beautiful, and powerful, and glorious, despite the normal difficulties of life. "Can you imagine what would happen if all...
  • Radicati Editorial: "Thank God We Did Not Obey Those Forcing the New Mass Upon Us"

    06/06/2016 8:31:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 2016
    Radicati Editorial: "Thank God We Did Not Obey Those Forcing the New Mass Upon Us" The New Mass, Source of Pious Naturalism Editorial: Radicati nella fede, June 2016 Newsletter of the Catholic community of Vocogno, Diocese of Novara, Italy Thank God we did not obey. We are going to shock you, but some provocations are beneficial and useful. Thank God we did not obey those, who, in order to keep us within “ordinary pastoral care” (while allowing us reluctantly an occasional Traditional Mass) asked us not to be closed to the Council’s New Mass. Thank God we did not obey:...
  • National Catholic Bioethics Center Directly Contradicts Pope Francis on Contraception

    02/25/2016 11:08:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | February 24, 2016 | Manhound
    A few days ago, Pope Francis and his spokesman Federico Lombardi directly contradicted the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church on contraception, including directly contradicting the clear words of Pope Paul's 1968 encyclical Humanae vitae. Various "Catholic" individuals and groups quickly lined up to support Francis, including the often heterodox Filipino Catholic Bishops Conference. But a surprisingly large and strong set of Catholics--beyond the expected set of minority traditionalists--has now risen up to resist, as if Francis, after years of this this sort of thing, has now crossed an obvious line. Who knew that line would be you know where....
  • A parish priest writes to the Pope re: the confusion caused by his recent interview [Cath Cauc]

    02/24/2016 3:22:28 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/24/16 | Father Richard G. Cipolla
    Dear Pope Francis: I write this letter to you as a priest to the Bishop of Rome and as a son to a father. I write with a heavy heart, and I know that heaviness of heart is shared by many of my Catholic brethren both clergy and laity. I watched the early news one morning last week to find that one of the headlines proclaimed that in an interview on the flight from Mexico to Rome you indicated that the Church's teaching on contraception may be undergoing a change. As in the past, I went to the official translation...
  • The errors in theology from the Pope's Plane Interview (and discussions that followed!)

    02/21/2016 11:51:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    The Tenth Crusade | 2/21/16 | The Tenth Crusade
    I wanted to briefly mention a few observations of discussions about the Holy Father's latest plane interview. 1. Astoundingly, when Catholics raise concerns about Pope Francis suggestion to women that they can use birth control pills and condoms to prevent perfectly healthy babies from being conceived because of a remote chance of birth defects, I am still seeing Catholics claim the press is misinterpreting what is being said. I will not cite the dozens of examples, suffice it to say that the Father has accountability for his own words and actions. His contradiction of Humane Vitae was as clear as...
  • Peters on reactions and claims about Francis’s off-the-cuff contraception remark

    02/23/2016 2:19:15 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 22, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From the canonist Ed Peter’s fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox over there and doesn’t mind if we use his stuff here. DO, however, go over there to his place regularly. Emphases are from Peters, comments mine: Misunderstanding the (alleged) 'Congo contraception' caseEven by the standards of his reign, the presser Pope Francis conducted on his return flight from Mexico has provoked an unusual number of questions. [No kidding. You should see my inbox, too!] I wish to address only one of those here.Preliminarily, I note that the burden is not on the...
  • Catholic teaching on contraception cannot be changed by Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    02/19/2016 8:56:40 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 19, 2016 | Jenn Giroux
    "There are times that lay Catholics have to step forward to say what we as priests cannot." These were the words spoken to me during a time in my life that I felt called as a Catholic to defend my Catholic Church from an assault from within. That time has come again this week. To do so is never easy. For nearly three years now Catholics have defended Pope Francis as being "taken out of context" or "misunderstood" by the media. We have watched and cringed at what has come out of the Vatican, been ignored by the Vatican, and...
  • Pope Open to Discuss Contraception as Response to Zika Epidemic

    02/18/2016 6:29:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    Pope Francis hinted that the use of contraceptives may be morally acceptable as a response to the Zika epidemic, during an question-and-answer session on February 18. Speaking to reporters who accompanied him on his return flight to Rome, after a visit to Mexico, the Pope said that "avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil." While abortion cannot ever be justified, he suggested, avoiding pregnancy could be a "lesser evil" in light of the alleged dangers of birth defects. During an interview session that proved controversial even by the standards of this pontificate, the Pope said: * US presidential candidate Donald...
  • Pope Francis OK's Contraception Use in Zika-Affected Countries

    02/18/2016 12:27:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    VOA ^ | 02/18/2016
    Pope Francis has suggested it is acceptable to use artificial contraception methods in countries affected by the Zika virus. "Avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil," he told reporters en route to Rome following his five-day trip to Mexico. He cited Pope Paul VI's decree in the 1960s that allowed nuns serving in Africa to use contraception due to the threat of rape. He said, "In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear." But he maintained the church's stance against abortion calling it "an absolute evil". CDC's advice...
  • What did Pope Francis actually say about contraception?

    02/18/2016 1:52:34 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    EWTN News ^ | February 18, 2016
    Despite a rush of headlines claiming Pope Francis is softening the Church's stance on contraception. A closer look at his recent remarks could suggest otherwise. During an in-flight press conference on his way back from Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter about the threat of Zika virus in many Latin American countries. Noting that the virus may be linked to birth defects when transmitted from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, the reporter asked the Holy Father about proposals involving "abortion, or else avoiding pregnancy" in areas where Zika virus is prevalent. The Pope responded by emphatically...
  • Reactions to the Pope’s Encyclical on Contraception

    06/11/2015 2:19:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 11, 2015 | DALE AHLQUIST
    It is interesting now to look back at the various reactions when the pope issued his encyclical on contraception. I dug up the following, and I think they pretty much speak for themselves. It is hardly necessary to add any comments at all except to say how little things have changed.A leader from an association of Protestant mainline denominations called it “the most important encyclical ever promulgated in the entire history of the papal succession.” He said, “I am glad that this pronouncement is so thoroughly clear-cut and uncompromising.” He was glad that everyone had to be either for...
  • Pope Francis Celebrates Tragic Anniversary Today (March 7) in Rome

    03/08/2015 4:34:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 7, 2015 | Michael Matt
    It was the infamous (and alleged freemason) Archbishop Annibale Bugnini who noted that the “liturgical reform is a major conquest of the Catholic Church,” and it was here in the Church of All Saints that that “conquest” was quietly introduced for the first time. Since that time the Mass of Roman Rite has become a liturgical nightmare, with the faith of the Catholic people largely going the way of the Latin language because of it. Eighty percent of Catholics under the age of fifty no longer believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Well played Blessed Pope...
  • Drawn to God's design Cath converts share how Church’s teaching on contraception led them to Faith

    01/25/2015 3:32:09 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    OSV ^ | January 22, 2015 | Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick
    Both in anecdotes and “exit polls,” former Catholics frequently cite the Church’s teachings on sexuality as a reason for leaving the Faith. But these same countercultural teachings have also been the door into the Catholic Church for believers seeking a consistent morality grounded in the Gospel. Converts have benefited from both the gift of the teaching as well as their entry into the Catholic Church.Krista Millegan is one such convert. She read Blessed Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”) with her then-fiancé, Brantly, while they were undergraduates at the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois. “The...
  • Paul VI to be beatified at close of synod on family (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2014 6:38:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2014
    Vatican City - October 2, 2013: St. Peter's Basilica, October 2, 2013. Credit: Elise Harris / CNA. Vatican City, May 10, 2014 / 05:17 am (CNA).- The Vatican has announced that Pope Paul VI will be beatified this October at the conclusion of the synod of bishops on the family. A statement from the Holy See’s press office on May 10 read, “the Holy Father has authorised the dicastery to communicate that the rite of beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Paul VI will take place, in the Vatican, on October 19, 2014.” The beatification ceremony will take place...
  • I’m Not at All Eager to Start Another Brawl Over the Pope, But…

    05/02/2014 7:54:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    An email from a friend: >>Worry less about Francis on economics, but sweat the upcoming Synod on the Family instead. To paraphrase George Gilder, economic growth can get switched back on in an instant. All we need to do is set in place the right policies.<< >>But the family? Don’t mess with that. Damage to the family would be permanent. You couldn’t repair that with lower tax rates. The upcoming Synod on the Family looks to be Humanae Vitae all over again. The 1968 crowd is getting ready to make their final push before they expire.<< I wish he didn’t,...
  • Pope Paul VI: Next Contestant on the Santo Subito Show

    04/28/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    The Remnant ^ | 4/24/14 | Michael Matt
    But, wait, there’s more! According to La Stampa, Pope Paul VI has reportedly been penciled in for beatification this coming fall at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Yes, that’s right—Paul VI! Remember him? That vague, sort of nondescript pontiff who made up for negligible personal magnetism with an almost fanatical penchant for novelty. There is no particular cult associated with his cause, of course, other than among a few aging ecclesiastical hippies inside the Vatican who are evidently bound and determined to nominate their pal Paul for a Halo Award, come hell or high water. Something...
  • Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted

    01/23/2014 4:23:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days.  He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington.  Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people.  I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there.  At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies.  Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it. (video at link) There are those who say that these young people point to...
  • Who Was Paul VI?

    02/05/2013 7:40:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | February 2013 | Robert J. Siscoe
    Who Was Paul VI?A review of Msgr. Villa’s Paul VI Beatified?By Robert J. Siscoe It was during the 35th Assembly of the Italian Bishops that Cardinal Ruini, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, announced his intention to submit the cause for beatification of Paul VI. On May 13, 1992, he issued an Edict that appeared in the Roma Sette, inviting “every single faithful to communicate to us directly… any information which, in any way, may argue against the reputation of sanctity of the Servant of God [Paul VI]”. Fr. Luigi Villa, editor of Chiesa Viva, answered the call. In the...
  • Can Paul VI be beatified?

    02/01/2013 6:01:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Dici ^ | 1-02-2013 | SSPX
    Can Paul VI be beatified? On December 20, 2012, Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree recognizing the “heroic virtues” of Paul VI, pope from 1963 to 1978. Now only a miracle obtained through the intercession of Paul VI is necessary to proceed to his beatification. Apparently the postulator for his cause, Fr. Antonio Marrazzo, has already chosen a case to present to the medical commission, the cure of an unborn child diagnosed with severe malformation. According to Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa’s Vatican Insider, the beatification could take place in 2013. Paul...
  • Rahner and Ratzinger branded 'heretics' by Lefebvrists during Vatican II

    10/15/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 14, 2012
    Supporters of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of Society of St Pius X, branded the future Pope Benedict XVI and the late Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner "heretics" during the Second Vatican Council, reports The Tablet.A previously undiscovered letter written by Karl Rahner to his brother, Fr Hugo Rahner SJ, during the council in November 1963 has revealed that the French Intégristes - followers of Lefebvre - accused him and Fr Joseph Ratzinger as "heretic[s] who deny the existence of hell and are worse than Teilhardt de Chardin and the Modernists".The letter, part of an exhibition in Munich, states that Rahner consoled...
  • Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”

    02/11/2012 5:59:51 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | February 10, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The pontificate of Paul VI produced many a disaster, in my opinion, but when it came to a crucial turning point, in the face of diabolical opposition Paul VI issued Humane vitae.I suspect many of you have never actually read Humanae vitae, though you have heard many invoke it for good or ill.Here is an excerpt: Consequences of Artificial Methods17. Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how...
  • (Jewish) Researcher Thinks Pius Xii Went Undercover To Save Jews

    11/05/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | November 4, 2011
    ROME, ITALY, November 4 (CNA/EWTN News) - The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life's work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome. Gary Krupp came across the evidence in a letter from a Jewish woman whose family was rescued thanks to direct Vatican intervention. "It is an unusual letter, written by a woman who is alive today in northern Italy, who said she was with her mother, her uncle, and a few other relatives in an audience with...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Smoke Of Satan Homily (Paul VI: 1972)

    06/01/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 223+ views
    Jimmy Akin dot Org ^ | 11/13/2006 | trans. Jimmy Akin
    Fr. Stephanos Pedrano was kind enough to translate from Italian the famous "Smoke of Satan" homily from Italian, allowing us to see the quote in its original context. I've put the entire homily in the below-the-fold part of this post, and I'll offer some analysis of it here. FIRST, HERE'S THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LOOK IT UP IN THE ORIGINAL. Now for the analysis: 1) A strange thing about this homily is the way it is presented. It isn't simply the text of his remarks, which is the normal way today for presenting the text...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled (Pill's 50th Birthday - Repost)

    05/29/2010 4:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | 1962 | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • Social Science Proves Humanae Vitae

    03/25/2010 10:36:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 298+ views
    Aggie's Catholics ^ | March 24, 2010
    It is common to hear Humanae Vitae referred to as a "prophetic" document.  This is because Pope Paul VI made several predictions as to what would happen to our society if contraception became the norm. He hit each one spot on. For a reminder of what Paul VI wrote, I will quote directly from Humanae Vitae, with emphasis added: 17. Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled ( On The Contraceptive Civilization )

    01/08/2009 9:37:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 668+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...

    12/12/2008 1:43:37 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 319+ views ^ | General Audience November 15, 1972 | Pope Paul VI
    Home About this site What is an encyclical? Document Directory Pope Directory Church Councils Pictures E-mail CONFRONTING THE DEVIL'S POWER Address of Pope Paul VI to a General Audience November 15, 1972. WHAT ARE the Church's greatest needs at the present time? Don't be surprised at Our answer and don't write it off as simplistic or even superstitious: one of the Church's greatest needs is to be defended against the evil we call the Devil. Before clarifying what We mean, We would like to invite you to open your minds to the light that faith casts on the vision...
  • Cardinal Martini's Jesus Would Never Have Written "Humanae Vitae"

    11/03/2008 6:50:46 AM PST · by Publius804 · 24 replies · 748+ views
    chiesa.espresso.repubblica.i ^ | November 3, 2008 | Sandro Magister
    Cardinal Martini's Jesus Would Never Have Written "Humanae Vitae" He is a Jesus who struggles against injustice. So he also opposes the "lies" and "damage" of the encyclical by Paul VI prohibiting artificial contraception. So writes the former archbishop of Milan in his latest book. But in the meantime, in another book, two scholars take a different approach to the spirit of that document by Sandro Magister ROMA, November 3, 2008 – In his latest book-interview, published first in Germany and now also in Italy, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini calls himself not an anti-pope, as he is often depicted by...
  • Paul VI versus Playboy

    07/29/2008 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 172+ views
    The Tidings Online ^ | July 25, 2008 | Donald DeMarco
    Paul VI versus Playboy By Donald DeMarco In 1986, Brother Don Fleischhacker of the University of Notre Dame wrote a letter to Playboy protesting that magazine's fragmented view of human sexuality. Citing "Humanae Vitae," this intrepid Holy Cross religious reasoned that once "the contraceptive mentality is accepted, there can be no coherent objective ground for opposition to homosexual activity." If the unitive aspect of sex becomes an end in itself, he went on to explain, "There is no essential reason why sex should be restricted to couples of different sexes." Recent events have proven that Brother Don was as prophetic...
  • Paul VI vs. Playboy

    07/18/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 82+ views
    NCR ^ | July 18, 2008 | Donald DeMarco
    In 1986, Brother Don Fleischhacker of Notre Dame University wrote a letter to Playboy protesting that magazine’s fragmented view of human sexuality. Citing Humanae Vitae, this intrepid Holy Cross religious reasoned that once “the contraceptive mentality is accepted, there can be no coherent objective ground for opposition to homosexual activity.” If the unitive aspect of sex becomes an end in itself, he went on to explain, “There is no essential reason why sex should be restricted to couples of different sexes.” Recent events have proven that Brother Don was as prophetic as was Pope Paul VI when he penned Humane...
  • Former Head of UN Population Fund Reveals Longstanding Alliance with Catholics for a Free Choice

    08/31/2007 7:35:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 254+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Former Head of UN Population Fund Reveals Longstanding Alliance with Catholics for a Free Choice Says Catholic Church Prior to John Paul II was Easier to Work With - "With the passing of Pope Paul VI, everything became much harder" By John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, August 31, 2007 ( - During her 14 years at the helm of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nafis Sadik always denied the organization's abortion advocacy even in the face of overwhelming evidence.  She did not directly name her pro-life enemies nor did she reveal her allies in the battle to establish a global...
  • Benedict XVI Pays Tribute to Paul VI

    03/05/2007 4:13:41 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 331+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 5, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, MARCH 5, 2007 ( Benedict XVI paid tribute to Pope Paul VI, saying he was a protagonist in a difficult historical period. The Holy Father said this on Saturday, when receiving members of the Paul VI Institute, a Brescia, Italy-based organization which collects documentation and promotes the thought of Giovanni Battista Montini, who was Bishop of Rome from 1963 to 1978. Benedict XVI mentioned some personal memories of this Pope, who appointed him archbishop of Munich in March 1977 and elevated him to cardinal three months later. "He was called by divine providence to pilot Peter's boat during...
  • Freaky Photo of Paul VI Celebrates 30th Year in Vatican

    09/10/2006 10:15:23 PM PDT · by boromeo · 37 replies · 5,251+ views
    COMMENT: In April of 1977, Smithsonian Magazine printed this picture, entitled "An Unconventional portrait of Pope Paul VI is accepted by the Vatican." A special prize will be awarded to the Freeper who can correctly identify the most Masonic symbols! Marks, get set, go! "An Unconventional portrait of Pope Paul VI is accepted by the Vatican." Smithsonian Magazine, April, 1977, Page 60-61 "Those great patrons of the arts, the Renaissance popes, usually commissioned the artist in their employ - Raphael, Titian, Velazquez - to paint their portraits. The result was some of the greatest paintings ever produced. "Since then the...
  • Freaky Photo of Paul VI Masonic Symbol Contest: We have a winner!

    11/09/2006 8:35:55 AM PST · by boromeo · 20 replies · 2,530+ views
    Congratulations to Craig Heimbichner who identified the most Masonic symbols in the creepy and twisted "portrait" of Paul VI presented to, and accepted by, Paul VI in the 70's. (Hit the link for the original post and the picture printed by Smithsonian Magazine in April of 1977.) And the symbols are: 1. Three pillars 2. Two columns 3. Cresent moon 4. Various Pentagrams 5. Sphynx at the top of the pillar 6. The columns and angles combine to form a square and compass 7. The point within the circle at the top is an old Illuminati symbol 8. Above Paul...
  • Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos says indult includes all 1962 sacraments: Interview with Archbishop Burke

    05/14/2006 4:09:51 PM PDT · by tridentine · 8 replies · 465+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | May 18, 2006 | Brian Mershon
    Archbishop Raymond Burke, who previously consecrated his former Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is known as one of very few bishops in the United States who has sincerely been "wide and generous" (Ecclesia Dei Adflicta, by Pope John Paul II, June 1988) in allowing all of the Classical Roman rite sacraments in his diocese. He has begun to show his benevolence toward the Classical Roman liturgy and sacraments also in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, as will be shown later in this interview. Bishop Fernando Rifan, the only traditionalist bishop in full communion with...
  • Rite path to mass appeal

    04/21/2006 6:08:48 PM PDT · by tridentine · 3 replies · 234+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 22, 2006 | Christopher Pearson
    THIS week marked the first anniversary of Benedict XVI's election to the papacy. In the first year of his reign, the Pope has bided his time, making very few changes to the curia appointed by his predecessor, John PaulII, and the overall governance of the church. So far the emphasis has been on continuity, but there are emerging signs of significant change. A fortnight ago I noted that the Catholic world was convulsed with reports that the Pope was about to grant a universal indult, or general permission, for priests to use the Tridentine rite of mass in Latin without...
  • The March on Rome-1971

    01/12/2005 8:53:31 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 257+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 31, 2004 | Michael Davies
    The March on Rome--1971 Editor’s Note: After the abundant coverage of the Pilgrimages to Chartres that has appeared in these columns over the last decade or so, I fear that the significance of the following report—Michael’s first in an American newspaper—may be overlooked. We must recall that when this report was published in June 1971, the New Mass was in its infant stage and the Liturgical Revolution’s destruction had not yet been realized. The Novus Ordo was still avant-garde, and those who opposed it were regularly lampooned as backward-looking Catholics who were utterly “out of sync” with the times. In...
  • The Rational of Judgment

    12/03/2004 7:38:33 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 23 replies · 322+ views
    Tradition in Action
    The Rational of Judgment Objection to our picture and comments about Paul VI wearing the Jewish high priest liturgical symbol: Dear Sir/Madam, I have seen on several websites the photo of his Holiness Pope Paul VI wearing the 12 stoned breast plate in minature of the Jewish high priest. During my studies of medieval Liturgy I found that many Bishops in central Europe used a form of the Rational of Judgement as an accessory to their Vestments. I find it difficult to believe that this could have been an accomodation to Judaism. Can this criticism of Pope Paul VI not...
  • An anthropocentric Church

    07/01/2004 6:37:11 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | March 1, 2002 | Mario Derksen
    Vatican II and the Gospel of Man Part Three: An Anthropocentric Church? That Vatican II represents a true revolution in the Church and is thereby unlike every other ecumenical council in the entire history of the Catholic Church, is seen, for instance, by the frequent dictum that so-and-so is "pre-Vatican-II" and book/media titles such as Faithful Revolution (which, by the way, is a video tape set put out by Thomas More publishing, glorifying Vatican II). This attests not only to the fact that Vatican II was a rebellion against Catholic doctrine and discipline, but it also shows just how unique...
  • The Audience with Pope Paul VI

    06/23/2004 9:15:00 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 18 replies · 221+ views
    sspx asia ^ | June 20, 1979 | Michael Davies
    So, the next day, Saturday, at quarter past ten, I went to Castelgandolfo, and there I really believe the Holy Angels had driven out the Vatican employees because I had come back there: there were two Swiss Guards at the entrance, and after that I encountered only Mgr X (not Mgr. Y: their names are very alike). Mgr. X, the Canadian, conducted me to the lift. Only the lift man was there, that is all, and I went up. The three of us went up to the first floor, and there, accompanied by Mgr. X, I went through all the...
  • Introduction: Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre

    06/23/2004 1:14:16 AM PDT · by ultima ratio · 7 replies · 180+ views
    SSPX Asia ^ | 20 June 1979 | Michael Davies
    I must begin my introduction with an explanation of the title of this book. Many of those who read it will know little or nothing about Archbishop Lefebvre when they begin. If they are Catholics they will have gathered from the official Catholic press that he is a French bishop who refuses to use the new rite of Mass and has a seminary in Switzerland where he trains priests in defiance of the Vatican. He will have been presented to them as an anachronism, a man completely out of step with the mainstream of contemporary Catholic thought, a man who...
  • Unfortunate Encyclicals or On the Actual Progress of Peoples

    06/22/2004 5:45:32 PM PDT · by synwojciecha · 23 replies · 264+ views ^ | 6/22/2004 | Tom Woods
    There are few things more frustrating than writing a book, and then being confronted with a ceaseless stream of arguments you?ve already answered while you?re waiting for it to be published. That?s what has happened, though, with Thomas Storck?s recent attack on my Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics, which stirred some controversy and healthy discussion at the time but which was in general far better received than I could have expected. My book-length treatment of the subject will be available next year, but in the meantime I offer one last installment in the ongoing debate over Catholic...
  • Sifting Wheat from the Weeds - Vatican II, a Generation Later

    11/27/2003 7:02:07 AM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 277+ views
    Catholics United For The Faith ^ | November 2003 | Leon Suprenant
    This is a response from CUF president Leon Suprenant to a letter to CUF posing a series of questions pertaining to Vatican II. The CUF staff daily addresses these sorts of issues from members and nonmembers who seek to know the truth about what the Church really teaches. For answers to your questions on the faith, call our information specialists at (800) MY-FAITH or email was the purpose of Vatican II? I think the most cogent response to this question is found in the opening sentence of the first official document promulgated by Vatican II (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 1963): "This...
  • John Paul II Remembers His "Father and Teacher" Paul VI

    06/26/2003 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 18 replies · 312+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2003-06-25
    VATICAN CITY, JUNE 25, 2003 ( Love is the secret that explains the mission of the Church's pastors, John Paul II said as he reminisced about his predecessor Paul VI. Today's general audience became a tribute to the pontificate of Giovanni Battista Montini, "firm and wise guide of the Church, ...strong and meek apostle," who died 25 years ago, the Pope said. Addressing 10,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square, John Paul II said that his "concern has been to continue the pastoral action begun by him [Paul VI], being inspired by him as by a father and a teacher."...