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  • Cardinal hits young traditionalists who want to ‘be clear in their positions...

    02/10/2015 10:56:29 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/15 | Hilary White
    "Cardinal hits young traditionalists who want to ‘be clear in their positions’: calls it ‘the beginning of terrorism’" One of Pope Francis’ closest advisors, and the leader of one of the most “liberal” Catholic hierarchies in the world, has denounced “traditional” young people for wanting “to be clear in their positions,” warning that it is a path to “terrorism.” In a related interview with the Jesuit magazine America, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the head of the German Bishops’ conference, applauded people in homosexual partnerships who want a “lifelong” relationship. “I am astonished that most of our young people, and also Catholic...
  • Bishop Schneider Says Traditional Catholics Are Not “Extremest”, But Rather The Hope For The Future

    08/31/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 199 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | August 29, 2014 | Fr. Peter Carota
    Traditional Catholic Priest by Fr. Peter Carota Search Main menu Skip to primary content HomeSample Page Post navigation← Previous Next → Bishop Schneider Says Traditional Catholics Are Not “Extremest”, But Rather The Hope For The Future Posted on August 29, 2014 by fc Bishop Schneider had an interview published in the June 6th 2014, “We Are In The Fourth Great Crisis Of The Church“.  If you have the time please read the whole great article.  Here I have attempted to only highlight the main points in the article.In his interview he said we are in the fourth great...
  • ‘Stamp Them Out’: On the New Sexual Moralism (J Barro calls for shunning of Traditionalists)

    07/24/2014 12:24:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2014 | Andrew Walker & Owen Strachan
    Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.” This is rather shocking. Barro is no angry blogger writing manifestos in his basement. He is a respected reporter from a prestigious newspaper that prides itself on equanimity in the face of heated debate. Yet he seems, by any reasonable measure, to be fomenting a campaign to rout all dissenters from the sexual revolution. Erick Erickson wrote a brief response to Barro’s tweet, to...

    05/25/2014 8:56:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | May 25, 2014 | Kerry Pickett
    The Democrats’ majority in the Senate is on the line this election season, and if Republicans take back control, the GOP will need to decide on new rules for the new Congress in the upper chamber. Some Republican members are willing to go back to way things were before Harry Reid took the gavel. In the wake of the recent controversial nomination of Judge David Barron, author of the memo which gave a legal basis to kill Americans abroad with drones, to the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Republicans became apoplectic after getting word that Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • UPDATE: Rorate Caeli’s diatribe against Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    03/14/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Holy Souls Hermitage ^ | March 13, 2013 | Father George David Byers, S.S.L., S.T.D.
    Rorate Caeli put up a diatribe against Pope Francis.After their informant rants like all the fires of hell against the anointed of the Lord with all sorts of innuendos (and one should be careful about that), the ultimate statement to which everything culminates in all ferocious spittle-flecked fury is this: “He has no manners to honor the Pontifical Throne.” Really? That’s like me! I would be such a donkey, braying badly. Shucks.It’s almost as if to say, it seems: “Damned be the Holy Spirit, who has no power to work on anyone, ever, and so we are in bitter despair!”One...
  • Bishop Williamson is ousted from SSPX

    10/24/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    TradiNews ^ | 10/24/12 | SSPX
    Well, it looks like Williamson is now free to become as much of a sedevacante as he has always wanted to be.
  • Vatican and Traditional Catholics Meet (Catholic Caucus)

    10/31/2009 8:44:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 292+ views
    tna ^ | 10.26.09 | James Heiser
    According to media reports, Pope Benedict XVI is continuing his efforts to return some disaffected Catholic traditionalists to the “fold.” In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) were at odds with the papacy on several issues resulting from the council, which both sides viewed as fundamental.  Lefebvre and five others were automatically excommunicated in 1988, when he consecrated four bishops. However, the excommunication of the four surviving bishops was lifted earlier this year as part of the present pope’s outreach to the Traditionalist Catholics. According to the Associated...
  • Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths (traditional futurism)

    01/07/2009 4:49:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 637+ views
    First Principles ^ | January 2, 2009 | Allan C. Carlson
    Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths - 01/02/09 This is part three of a symposium on contemporary conservatism hosted by ISI at Yale in November, 2008. Read part one. Read part two.By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness—the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past—this is the superior way to make sense of reality.All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in...
  • Monks Close to Society of St. Pius X Unite With Rome

    07/14/2008 4:51:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 72+ views
    A group of monks close to the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X asked for and received canonical good standing and communion with the Holy See. The vicar-general of the Transalpine Redemptorists, Father Michael Mary, reported this month on the group's blog that "our community now truly rejoices in undisputed and peaceful possession of communion with the Holy See because our priests are now in canonical good standing." He said that he had asked the Holy See, in the presence of the members of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, for the priestly suspensions to be lifted. The status of the...
  • Vatican presses traditionalists with reconciliation expiration date

    06/26/2008 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 35+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | June 25, 2008 | Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has pressed the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X to accept five conditions, including respect for the pope and his authority, as part of a reconciliation offer. The conditions were communicated by letter to the head of the society, Bishop Bernard Fellay, by Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who has conducted an on-again, off-again dialogue with the traditionalists for several years. One of the conditions set forth in Cardinal Castrillon's letter was that the society respond favorably by the end of June. Vatican sources said the deadline indicated some Vatican impatience with the dialogue that...
  • Conservatives: Pantywaist pushovers

    09/06/2007 5:13:35 AM PDT · by alexem · 9 replies · 429+ views ^ | September 6, 2007 | Tristan Emmanuel
    Tristan Emmanuel says secularists, like cockroaches, 'seem to thrive on filth' "I'm sure you've heard the saying: "You'll attract more bees with honey than with vinegar." The adage equates using honey with "being nice." And the point seems to be that if we are "nice" - if we are sweet - then we'll be able to win others over to our way of thinking. It sounds nice. But in a war it is totally useless. And frankly, foolish. Too many free-market traditionalists have tried to advance their agenda with this sappy strategy. The thinking - the unspoken hope of some...
  • Should Christianity, politics mix?

    08/29/2007 10:40:44 PM PDT · by alexem · 8 replies · 356+ views ^ | August 30, 2007 | Tristan Emmanuel
    We are engaged in a war that is not only defining our times, it is determining our destiny. I'm not talking about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, or even the broader war on terror – those are offshoots of the real war. I'm talking about the culture war. The culture war is a struggle between secular socialism and free market traditionalism, and the outcome of this struggle will ultimately determine whether or not the jihadists will pick up the pieces to convert America and Canada into a North American caliphate.

    08/16/2007 9:06:52 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 1 replies · 172+ views
    My own work ^ | 06/29/07 | Joseph Dwight
    This document was referred to in the Thread (07/21/07): “A SIMPLE, COMMON SENSE REBUTTAL to SSPX, SSPV and CMRI". The traditionalists have a difficult time seeing that the ecclesiology of Vatican II was not a departure from past teachings of the Church but rather a deepening of our understanding of the Church’s ecclesiology. This paper is a study of the single phrase, "subsists in", found in the most important document of the Second Vatican Council, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium). Since the time of the council, more ink has been spilt over the meaning and interpretation of...

    08/09/2007 9:08:21 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 6 replies · 569+ views
    My own work ^ | 06-29-2007 | Joseph Dwight
    A PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS of a CULT at NECEDAH, WISCONSIN This article was referred to in the Thread (07/21/07): “A SIMPLE, COMMON SENSE REBUTTAL to SSPX, SSPV and CMRI”. Despite the fact that modern man has developed greatly the sciences and technology, we are in the midst of a cultural and historical as well as religious crisis which has contributed to the very proliferous increase of the cults today. This paper will analyze the dynamics of a particular cult at Necedah, Wisconsin. The analysis will follow closely a typical psychological analysis of the most basic system, the family. After a brief...

    07/30/2007 8:30:33 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 5 replies · 191+ views
    My own work ^ | 06/29/07 | Joseph Dwight
    THE “DECLARATION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY” (VCII) The traditionalists have a difficult time with VCII’s teaching on religious liberty because they feel that non-Catholics do not have the right to promote their religion or creed publicly as was often the case in the past centuries under numerous Catholic monarchs. The traditionalists, as well as many past Popes, believe that only the truth (Catholic) has the right to be promoted publicly. It is interesting to note that an important American theologian, Father John Courtney Murry, was silenced by the Vatican (Cardinal Ottaviani) to write or speak publicly on this issue during the...

    07/21/2007 6:19:13 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 48 replies · 1,534+ views
    My own work ^ | June 29, 2007 | Joseph Dwight
    The following article (with the university class reference documents) was written with the motive to help my sister and her husband, with seven children, to leave the traditionalist groups SSPX, SSPV and CMRI and to return to the one, true Catholic Church. If you want the reference documents (Ecclesiology.doc, Religious-Freedom.doc, Psy-Cult.doc and Subsists.doc), send an email to:; please specify if you want the documents in plain text format or MSWord format with the footnotes incorporated, or in one document all together in either format. A SIMPLE, COMMON SENSE REBUTTAL to SSPX, SSPV and CMRI When I was younger my...
  • Bishop Fernando Rifan says traditionalists must show perfect communion with Pope, tradition

    06/25/2006 2:04:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 496+ views
    Renew America ^ | June 22, 2006 | Brian Mershon
    (From the June 22 edition of The Wanderer) The great expectations of a pending "freeing of the Classical Roman rite of liturgy" have dissipated like April showers. It is now in the heat of summer, and a well-respected consultant to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith was interviewed by the Mexican newspaper, Milenio, where he mentioned the possibility of a document freeing the Classical rite may be promulgated in October, a post-synodal apostolic exhortation, following the October 2005 synod on the Holy Eucharist. Whether this was merely speculation on the part of Nicola Bux, or an informed opinion, remains...
  • Vatican and traditionalists: rumors continue

    04/21/2006 2:24:47 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 9 replies · 323+ views
    Apr. 21 ( - During a closed-door meeting on March 23 with the College of Cardinals, Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) indicated that he plans a move to allow broader use of the old Latin Mass. The exact nature of the Pope's move, and its timing, remain matters of intense speculation. As the French bishops concluded their annual assembly on April 7, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard revealed that the Pope is expected to issue directives "in the coming weeks or months" that would appeal to traditionalist Catholics. The French cardinal confirmed that Pope Benedict is particularly anxious to find ways...
  • Vatican prelate foresees new structure for traditionalists

    04/21/2006 2:22:03 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Vatican, Apr. 21 ( - An influential Vatican prelate has expressed cautious optimism about the prospects for an eventual restoration of full communion between the Holy See and the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, told the I Media news agency that Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) is keenly interested in restoring normal ties with the Lefebvrist group, and confirmed that the topic was discussed at length during a March 23 meeting of the College of Cardinals.
  • "Tradition in Action" Organization Spiritually Dead

    07/24/2005 7:31:18 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies · 454+ views
    Am I mad today... Friends, yesterday my wife received in the mail a glossy brochure from a self-proclaimed Catholic outfit called "Tradition in Action." One good look at the brochure told me who they are: people who hate the Church and who hold up an idol of the Church of the past that probably never existed, except inside their own minds.- They seem to be devoted to "Our Lady of Great Success," who supposedly revealed to an Ecuadorian mystic in the 18th. century that the Church would grow corrupt in the 20th Century and asked the mystic to suffer to...
  • Just Whistle a Happy Tune

    05/09/2005 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 31 replies · 727+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | 08 May 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    As I have noted in several brief commentaries in the past three weeks since the election of Pope Benedict XVI, each Catholic must pray fervently for the Successor of Saint Peter. We are neither pessimists (sad idiots) or optimists (happy idiots). Catholics are called to grow in the Supernatural Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity with every beat of their hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although we must be concerned about the state of the Church in her human elements at present, we have to understand that...
  • Mark Shea's Blog

    11/04/2004 9:21:48 AM PST · by Mershon · 42 replies · 740+ views
    Catholic and Enjoying It! ^ | November 4, 2004 | Mark Shea
    Wednesday, November 03, 2004 Catholic Alternative History Thread A reader writes: You should proclaim a contest for a Catholic Science Fiction short story, scenario or story outline.. The theme: Vatican II never happens. The exercise: start in 1959 and extrapolate forward from "actual" current events and trends in Church spirituality, governance and culture at that point in time and weave an altentate history of the Catholic Church, al la Henry Turtledove or Paoul Anderson. Examples of Catholic alternate history "counterfactuals": a. The Tridentine Latin Mass is preserved, but as a "dialogue Mass" ((congregational responses to the Prayers at the Foot...
  • Bishop Fellay Responds to Hoyos Interview

    07/21/2004 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Mershon · 80 replies · 4,784+ views
    DICI News Website ^ | 20 July 2004 | SSPX - DICI news website
    Exclusive interview with His Excellency Bishop Fellay : "We are firm, but not unreachable." 19/7/2004 Summary : Last May, the "Latin Mass" Magazine published an interview of Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. The integral text of this interview is available in the Documents section. His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, was kind enough to answer the questions of DICI regarding the proposals made by the Cardinal in favor of Tradition in his interview. DICI: In this interview for the Latin Mass magazine, Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos does more...
  • Top Ten Questions the TRADS and the NEOS Have for Wilton Gregory and Company at the Sept 8 Meeting

    08/24/2003 7:34:50 PM PDT · by boromeo · 114 replies · 190+ views
    This is serious. The TRADS and the NEOS on Free Republic are full of good humor and grace, so I have a challenge. I would like to attempt to compile two top ten lists of discussion points, one from a TRAD and one from a NEO perspective with questions for the 'conservative' Catholic conference coming up with the Bishops (Gregory, etc.) set up by Deal Hudson. Sorry dissenters, you have to sit this one out. It would also be nice if we could arrive at a FREEREPUBLIC chat room top five list where TRADS and NEOS can prove that yes,...
  • Catholic Tradition: A Mediated Gift

    07/05/2003 7:46:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 126+ views
    TCR ^ | Stephen Hand
    Catholic Tradition: A Mediated Gift By Stephen Hand For Roman Catholics Tradition is a source of revelation. This is a major and substantial difference between Catholics and all Protestants. Unlike most Protestants, who believe that the Faith of Jesus Christ is completely perspicuous and can be apprehended in an unmediated way by recourse of individuals to the holy Scriptures, the Church teaches that even Scripture is part of, and a witness to, the Tradition which preceded it in the economy of salvation. This being so, it is the task of the Church's magisterium alone to interpret this current of revelation....
  • Criticizing Pope John Paul II

    06/06/2003 12:25:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 229 replies · 633+ views
    The Wanderer Press ^ | May 10, 2003 | JOHN YOUNG
      Criticizing Pope John Paul II By JOHN YOUNG  That Pope John Paul II should get a barrage of criticism from modernists is only to be expected. But he also comes in for unsparing criticism from so-called traditionalists; and that is what I want to discuss here.   It is not that they recognize his great achievements, but think that an occasional statement or practical decision is wrong. The people I am referring to seem to go through papal statements in search of errors and scrutinize the Pope’s activities for inappropriate or imprudent actions.  Here is a man who has fearlessly and devotedly promoted...
  • One Cheer for the Republicans

    11/08/2002 5:25:01 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 20 replies · 256+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 11/7/02 | Thomas Fleming
    November 7, 2002 ONE CHEER FOR THE REPUBLICANS by Thomas Fleming The Emerging Democratic Majority has to be the most hapless title of the decade. The New Republic's John Judis (or his publisher) had obviously timed the book to coincide with the Democratic Party's stunning congressional gains in the mid-term elections. If Scribners hasn't remaindered the book by now, they had better move quickly. As a leftist, Judis used to be a perceptive social critic, but as a left-liberal, he cannot see beyond the end of the New Republic's masthead. The old Judis knew that liberalism was a bankrupt ideology...
  • It Didn't Go Out with Vatican II

    07/15/2002 7:41:40 PM PDT · by american colleen · 69 replies · 1,010+ views ^ | Mark P. Shea
    It Didn't Go Out with Vatican II My pal Dave is a convert like me. When he first began looking at the Church he often had conversations with confident, relaxed, and well-meaning lay Catholics who would assure him that this and that "went out with Vatican II". "How about those doily thingamabobs on women's heads?" he'd ask. "Oh, that went out with Vatican II." "Latin?" "Oh, that went out with Vatican II." "The Immaculate Conception?" "Oh, that went out with Vatican II." "The doctrine of the Trinity?" "Oh, that went out with Vatican II." It was at this point that...