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  • The Landlady’s Tale, a FR tradition, a Halloween Ghost Store by Swordmaker

    10/16/2019 8:42:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Vanity | 2000 | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER copyright 2000 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns

    08/14/2019 6:23:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Drew Belsky
    [Catholic Caucus] Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the 1960s and embraced ancient traditions – particularly the traditional Latin Mass. Now their order is booming, with multiple at-capacity monasteries dotting the eastern U.S. Since 2000, the Carmelites have been faced with the sort of challenge many religious orders pine...
  • Priestly Celibacy: Apostolic Tradition, not a ‘Mere Discipline’

    07/25/2019 1:43:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 116 replies ^ | July 24, 2019 | Brother André Marie
    Priestly Celibacy: Apostolic Tradition, not a ‘Mere Discipline’ There are numerous indicators that the October 6-27 Synod on the Amazon will have as one of its effects the dismantling or mitigating of the Latin Church’s ancient discipline of priestly celibacy. At least that is what is being claimed in numerous quarters. Proposed as an ad hoc remedy to the pastoral situation in the Amazon — so the thinking goes — the camel’s nose of a married priesthood will securely place itself under the tent and eventually undo the bi-millennial tradition of priestly celibacy in the Church.Exceptions, whatever their reasons, have...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Destroys Familia Christi: All But Priests Have To Leave The Order

    07/08/2019 9:27:20 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | July 8, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Destroys Familia Christi: All But Priests Have To Leave The Order Auxiliary Bishop Daniele Libanori, 66 - the Francis’ appointed commissioner of the excellent Italian Catholic fraternity "Familia Christi" – published his verdict on the order in a June 30 decree, reports commissioner ordered all postulants and novices to leave the group. The order is not allowed to welcome new vocations. The decree does not give reasons for the draconic measure amounting to the ruin of the order.Familia Christi was founded in 2014 by the now retired Ferrara Archbishop Luigi Negri.His anti-Catholic successor Giancarlo Perego immediately...
  • Will bishops look at why millennials are fleeing the church?

    06/23/2019 11:44:16 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 21, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    <p>June 21, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The US Bishops are wrestling with the mass exodus of a half of a generation from the U.S. Church, one of their Committee heads has said, but while the Bishops appear to be concerned and eager to address the issue, the question remains as to whether they will take an honest and comprehensive look at why this is happening.</p>
  • A Proper Catholic Understanding of Sacred Tradition and Ecclesiastical Customs

    06/12/2019 6:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 12, 2019 | Matthew Plese
    A Proper Catholic Understanding of Sacred Tradition and Ecclesiastical Customs by Matthew Plese On May 23rd, Pope Francis told the participants who had gathered for the 21st general assembly of Caritas Internationalis: “It is a mistake for the Church to try to hold onto old traditions or to have clear answers for everything.”[i] Such a statement is contrary to the very foundation of the Church which is built on the two pillars of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. On the contrary, as expressed by Gustav Mahler, the famous Austrian composer, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Pope Francis see Latin, Gregorian chant,... as ‘return to the ashes’?

    06/09/2019 3:38:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 5, 2019 | Joseph Shaw
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis see Latin, Gregorian chant, Church’s ancient customs as ‘return to the ashes’? June 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On the plane back from Romania, Pope Francis responded to a question about Pope Benedict, who, he said, he thought of as a wise old grandfather. He then spoke about the nature of tradition: Speaking of tradition, [the composer Mahler] said that tradition is the guarantee of the future and not the keeper of ashes. It is not a museum. Tradition does not preserve ashes; the nostalgia of fundamentalists [is] to return to the ashes. No, tradition is the...
  • Judas Iscariot and Spy Wednesday

    04/17/2019 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 18 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | April 12, 2017 | Florentius
    Today is Spy Wednesday, when the Church traditionally remembers the initiation of the betrayal of Jesus by his apostle, Judas Iscariot. It is interesting in the Gospel of Matthew that Judas approaches the chief priests with his proposal of conspiracy immediately after Our Lord rebukes the disciples for false compassion: And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he was at table. And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this...
  • 2019 General Conference passes Traditional Plan

    02/27/2019 4:46:47 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 11 replies
    UM News ^ | 26 Feb 2019 | Kathy L. Gilbert, Heather Hahn and Joey Butler
    After hours of delaying tactics by opponents, the United Methodist General Conference 2019 delegates passed The Traditional Plan 438 to 384. A last-ditch effort to bring the One Church Plan back was defeated in the morning and was followed by efforts to amend the Traditional Plan to address constitutionality issues raised by the Judicial Council, the church’s top court. The Rev. Tim McClendon, South Carolina, called for a vote on the Traditional Plan as amended, which affirms the church’s current bans on ordaining LGBTQ clergy and officiating at or hosting same-sex marriage.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Punishing Tradition

    02/06/2019 7:48:50 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 5, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    Punishing Tradition Saginaw Catholics are rallying to support Fr. Eddie Dwyer, who is being stripped of his role as spiritual shepherd in the diocese of Saginaw and being sent without any duties to live in a very dangerous part of Saginaw's inner city. His final Mass at Saginaw's Our Lady of Peace was packed, especially with young people. During his homily, Dwyer related that one of his goals in three to six years was to "fill the church with crying babies." Seeing the packed pews, Dwyer said he was pleasantly surprised that his goal was reached so soon. Dwyer said in an announcement read...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Experts question Francis attack on popes over death penalty

    12/18/2018 8:15:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Sawing off the branch on which he sits: Experts question Francis attack on popes over death penalty ROME, December 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has incited further controversy in a recent address expounding on his reasons for changing the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty. As LifeSite reported earlier, Pope Francis told a delegation from the International Commission against the Death Penalty in a Dec. 17 address that popes “in centuries past” ignored “the primacy of mercy over justice” in using the death penalty, which he called an “inhuman form of punishment” that is now “always inadmissible.”  Insisting that the change to n. 2267 of the Catechism is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Quo Vadis: Pope Francis moves Corpus Christi procession out of Rome

    05/31/2018 9:50:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 30, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    Pope Francis is departing from a 40-year tradition restored by St. John Paul II and moving the celebration of Corpus Christi from the heart of Rome to the neighboring seaside town of Ostia. The move marks the latest in several changes Pope Francis has made to the celebration of Corpus Christi since his pontificate began. Given the deep significance and beauty of the annual Eucharastic procession through the heart of Rome, the move is leading some to ask: Franciscus, quo vadis? Restoring a tradition Until this year, the annual candlelit Eucharistic procession immediately followed the celebration of Holy Mass at Rome’s Basilica of St. John...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Young Catholics causing rebirth of Tridentine Mass

    05/27/2018 3:31:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Daily Monitor ^ | May 27, 2018 | TONY MUSHOBOROZI
    The faithful participate in a walk on Palm Sunday ahead of Easter. Fr Christophe Nouveau leading the faithful in a traditional Latin Mass in Kisenyi, Kampala. Every Sunday morning, a special congregation of Catholics meets at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute at Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala to celebrate the Tridentine Mass (traditional Latin Mass). This Mass, comprised of mostly young people, started three years ago when a priest who could lead it became available. Fr Christophe Nouveau is one of a kind in the country. “I was first contacted by some parishioners of Rubaga in late 2004 when I...
  • What do coins on military tombstones mean?

    05/27/2018 3:04:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    ABC ^ | May 28, 2017 | abc
    Have you ever been in a cemetery and saw coins laying on a tombstone? Col. Dave Taylor, a Vietnam War veteran, explained the tradition and the reason behind it. A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. If you leave a penny, it means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier was killed.
  • Israeli intervention in Syria

    04/17/2018 12:44:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/18 | Tzvi Lev
    "Israel has still not learned the lessons from the Holocaust. Had it taken the meaning to heart, it would stop the ongoing atrocities in Syria." We've been inundated with such messages every since the Syrian bloodbath commenced in 2011. While these vacuous statements are heard constantly, they reach a fever constantly pitch when Yom Hashoah season rolls around. According to this view, Israel is betraying its Jewish heritage by letting Assad butcher his people unopposed. I've always hated hearing people say this because it's the worst kind of virtue signaling. Imagine you were handed the keys: What would you do?...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Sisters Persecuted By the Vatican

    03/07/2018 9:55:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 7, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The forty contemplative Little Sisters of Mary, the Mother of the Redemer, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Roe, France, are persecuted by their liberal bishop Thierry Scherrer of Laval, writes (February 27). The sisters run four old-peoples homes and formerly also served in the bishop’s house. Scherrer considers the sisters to be “too traditional”. He is specifically aggravated by the fact that they decided during their 2012 general chapter to return to the old habit. Because of a merger of the sisters’ nursing homes, Scherrer is now a member of the governing board of the civil association running them. No expert in...
  • Creating a Positive Family Culture: The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

    02/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PST · by vannrox · 2 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | October 9, 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Here’s a bit of trivia about me: My great-great-grandmother on my dad’s side was a full-blooded Mexicana. For whatever reason, this trace of Mexican blood manifested itself quite strongly in me – more so than in my other family members – and I credit my swarthy skin, thick black mane, and Pancho Villa-like mustache to this lineage.To celebrate our family’s Mexican heritage, on Christmas Eve we would eat tamales, enchiladas, sopapillas, and pozole. Both my brother Larry and I eagerly devoured everything on the menu except for the pozole, which we despised. (For those of you who don’t know,...
  • Democrats fume as GOP ignores Senate tradition to approve Trump's judicial nominee

    02/15/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 34 replies
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday angrily protested Chairman Chuck Grassley's decision to vote on one of President Trump’s nominees to a federal appeals court position, over objections from a Democratic senator from the nominee's home state. Under Senate tradition, home-state senators have had the right to delay or veto nominees before they are taken up in committee, and the process has started only after these senators have returned their "blue slip" on the nominee. But on Thursday, Grassley's committee ignored that tradition and approved the nomination of Michael Brennan of Wisconsin to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused ****

    09/13/2017 7:52:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused Unintended Effects Msgr. Charles Pope • September 12, 2017 • I have been asked by a number of people what I think of Pope Francis’ recent decision to remand a lot of the task of translating sacred texts to regional bishops’ conferences. To be honest, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I share many of the concerns about how the norms will be applied and how consistently accurate translations will be assured, but on the other, I do not know if it...

    08/30/2017 4:35:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 30, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    The flagship school for the diocese of Jefferson City has updated its handbook with clear Catholic instruction to counter the LGBT agenda being foisted on schools. Just in time for the new school year, St. Joseph Cathedral School, has posted on their website a handbook, which on page 65 reads, "Students may not advocate, celebrate or express same-sex attraction in such a way as to cause confusion or distraction in the context of Catholic school classes, activities or events." An inside source, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Church Militant their joy at this surprise turn of events as...