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  • Reconsidering Communion in the hand

    07/06/2014 6:38:47 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 15 replies
    Why We Should Go Back To the Traditional Reception of Holy CommunionThe Traditional Reception of Holy CommunionThroughout the history of the Catholic Faith specifically in the Roman Rite of the Mass, the reception of Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue is the established tradition. This has been true for various centuries dating as far back as the Early Church. This is itself the tradition of the Church and is still the norm in the Extra-Ordinary form of the Mass. It was not until the ecclesiastical revolts and dissent during the 1960s and 1970s in which this tradition started falling...
  • Lawrence Auster, Requiescat in Pace

    04/06/2013 10:28:17 AM PDT · by River Hawk · 4 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | April 4th, 2013 | Laura Wood
    Before us lies eternity: our souls are love, and a continual farewell. — “Ephemera,” W.B. Yeats LAWRENCE AUSTER, traditionalist writer and culture critic, was buried by friends and family on Tuesday, April 2 in Pennsylvania. His body was carried at 11:30 a.m. into the vestibule of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mount Airy in a simple oak coffin made by Trappist monks in Iowa, a fitting enclosure for a man who lived as austerely as a monk, without many of the basics of modern life, such as cell phone, car or cable television. The church was just two miles...
  • Vanishing Americans (St. Louis Chapter)

    05/28/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT · by Pelham · 25 replies
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | May 25, 2012 | Laura Wood
    ALAN writes: "On a recent Sunday afternoon, I had the most incredible experience: I sat in a roomful of 50 men and women who had lunch, talked, reminisced, and enjoyed themselves for four hours. The incredible part was that they did all that without cell phones, without liquor, without vulgar language, without loud “music,” without blaring TV screens, and without wrecking the place. All of them are white. All of them are decent and disciplined. They are, therefore, atypical 21st-century Americans. They grew up in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. They are Old School. They are not “cool” or trendy;...
  • A Brussels Archbishop Celebrates the First Gregorian Mass in Forty Years

    02/01/2011 3:53:24 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 02/01/2011 | Tancred
    The Previous Episcopal Conference speaker says this is a 'false signal' Brussels (kath.net/KAP) The Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard just celebrated a Mass in the Traditional Rite. The celebration took place in Brussels with about 500 faithful on Sunday for the occasion of the arrival of the "traditionalist" Society of St. Peter in Benelux-Staaten, as reported by the newspaper "De Standaard".
  • Old Liberals in Limburg Sense They Are Junkers: Hurray for Bishop Tebartz

    11/19/2010 11:39:31 AM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/19/2010 | Tancred
    These Limburger Tie-Priests have done nothing else their whole lives long, than attempt to destroy the Church. Five minutes before their retirement they rebel one last time against their Bishop, who they fear, will institute necessary reforms.
  • Tradition-Friendly Bishop Re-Opens Seminary After 10 Years of Being Closed

    09/06/2010 3:35:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/06/2010 | Tancred
    [Paris] Msgr Marx Aillet, the current General Vicar of the traditional friendly French Diocese of Toulon, was made by Pope Benedict the Bishop of the Diocese of Bayonne. He is a member of St. Martins-Community founded by Cardinal Siri, in which the Holy Mass of Paul VI is celebrated in latin, versus Deum. The Bishop wrote an article about the use and meaning of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum and endeavored to promote the Tridentine Mass also the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in his Diocese. Even after the first two years in office, it was possible for him...
  • Scrap the meaningless terms Left and Right and reclaim the honourable title 'reactionary'

    08/02/2010 4:08:57 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2010.07.27 | Gerald Warner
    In 1789, in the [French National] Assembly, the increasingly alarmed partisans of the ancien régime sat on the right-hand side (Côté Droit) of the president, the revolutionaries on his left-hand side (Côté Gauche). This terminology was first made familiar to the English-speaking world by Thomas Carlyle, in Volume I of “The French Revolution”: “Rudiments of Methods disclose themselves; rudiments of Parties. There is a Right Side (Cote Droit), a Left Side (Cote Gauche); sitting on M. le President’s right hand, or on his left: the Cote Droit conservative; the Cote Gauche destructive.” That recognition of the character of so-called progressive...
  • The Other Side of Traditionalism

    03/13/2009 1:15:10 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 512+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | March 5, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    I have made no secret of my disagreement with the Traditionalist rejection of the Second Vatican Council or the movement’s refusal to be obedient to papal authority. Since Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of the four bishops who preside over the Society of St. Pius X, I have reiterated these views, and have tried to identify the remaining obstacles to the restoration of the SSPX to full communion with the Church. The result has been a steady stream of correspondence from both Traditionalists and those sympathetic to them, a correspondence characterized by not only defensiveness but pain. In using...
  • SSPX Bishop Fellay: Doctrinal talks to begin shortly

    02/19/2009 6:14:52 AM PST · by Mershon · 3 replies · 302+ views
    The Remnant ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | Brian Mershon
    An Interview with Bishop Fellay -SSPX Superior General Expects Clarifying Theological Discussions -Says Even Some Cardinals See "Devil at Work" in Recent Media Firestorm Brian Mershon REMNANT COLUMNIST, South Carolina -Exclusive to The Remnant- (Posted 2/18/09 www.RemnantNewspaper.com) In this exclusive interview for The Remnant since the lifting of the excommunications of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), General Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay emphasizes that the path forward would be determined by what he expects to be extensive but, hopefully fruitful, theological discussions on the documents of the Second Vatican Council. In addition to the SSPX’s desire to have more...
  • Conservative Civil War well underway

    10/26/2008 1:00:47 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 45 replies · 1,478+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2008 | Rick Moran
    We at American Thinker have covered the first shots in the conflict between traditional conservatives and what many are referring to as conservative "elites." Just this week, we've featured several excellent articles on our front page including "Betting Against the Elites on Sarah Palin by J. Robert Smith and "Noonan's Slipped a Peg" by Jan LaRue. We will continue to follow this ideological struggle closely because we believe it to be the most important story of this young century. Who is a conservative? Who gets to decide that question? Has conservatism "failed?" These and other questions will no doubt roil...
  • “La Civiltà Cattolica” Breaks the Silence – On Romano Amerio

    04/23/2007 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 31 replies · 588+ views
    Chiesa On-Line ^ | April 23, 2007 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 23, 2007 – In “La Civiltà Cattolica,” the magazine of the Rome Jesuits printed with the prior scrutiny and authorization of the Vatican secretaiat of state, a review has been published that signals the end of a taboo. The taboo is the one that has obliterated from public discussion, for decades, the thought of the most authoritative and erudite representative of criticism of the twentieth century Church in the name of the great Tradition: the Swiss philologist and philosopher Romano Amerio (in the photo), who died in Lugano in 1997, at the age of 92. Amerio, although he...
  • Old-Calendar Orthodox monks about to be evicted from monastery at Mount Athos

    12/22/2006 11:58:59 AM PST · by Teófilo · 26 replies · 484+ views
    Echoes of our own dissenters can be heard in the Holy Mountain. Folks, for the last few days I've been tracking several news streams regarding the eviction of a number of monks from the ancient Esphigmenou monastery, located in the monastic republic of Mount Athos—also known as the "Holy Mountain"—in Northern Greece. Most Orthodox Christians see the monks residing in the various Athonite monasteries the theological trend-setters of their communion. BackgroundThe current dispute centers on ecumenism. The current residents of the Ephigmenou monastery refuse to recognize the Orthodox-Catholic rapprochement, of which the late visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Patriarch...
  • Exposing America’s Enemies: The ‘Social Justice Seeking’ Communist Left

    10/03/2006 6:08:50 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 4 replies · 516+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | October 03, 2006 | Linda Kimball
    Exposing America’s Enemies: The ‘Social Justice Seeking’ Communist Left October 03, 2006 Vox Populi By Linda Kimball On one hand, Americans were outraged and appalled by the 1 May immigrant demonstrations that clogged streets and virtually closed down some cities. Law abiding citizens saw lawbreakers who not only seemed to feel justified in their criminal behavior, but also believed they ought to be rewarded for it. On the other hand, Americans are more infuriated and disgusted with their duly elected government officials in both legislative and administrative branches for not enforcing the law and protecting the rights of citizens. President...
  • Lay off Mel Gibson, for Christ's sake!

    08/05/2006 4:23:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 153 replies · 2,908+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | August 5, 2006 | Pat Boone
    I'm not being sacrilegious; I mean this admonition literally and reverentially. I know both individuals personally, Mel and Christ – and my friend Mel is no anti-Semite. He worships and magnifies the most famous Jew who ever lived, Jesus of Nazareth, whom millions and millions call ''Christ,'' or Messiah. So do I. We've both committed our lives and eternal destiny to this rebbe (rabbi), this central figure of human history, the One from whose earthly life our calendar has been constructed. This year is 2006, A.D. – anno domini, ''the Year of Our Lord.'' The Year of the Jew who...
  • Integrism's Facade and the Magisterium

    07/10/2006 7:07:12 AM PDT · by radtrad2006 · 309+ views
    http://www.tcrnews2.com/ ^ | July 2006 | Stephen Hand
    Integrism's Facade and the Magisterium By Stephen Hand “…we are witnesses today of a new integralism [read: extreme traditionalism] that may seem to support what is strictly Catholic but in reality corrupts it to the core. It produces a passion of suspicions, the animosity of which is far from the spirit of the gospel. There is an obsession with the letter that regards the liturgy of the Church as invalid [read: not legitimate or theologically suspect] and thus puts itself outside the Church. It is forgotten here that the validity of the liturgy depends primarily, not on specific words, but...
  • Moosewood Republicans [NYT re new book on gun-loving, whole foods eating, hippie Republicans]

    03/12/2006 11:19:13 AM PST · by summer · 110 replies · 1,442+ views
    NYT Book Review ^ | March 12, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Book review: CRUNCHY CONS How Birkenstocked Burkeans, Gun-Loving Organic Gardeners, Evangelical Free-Range Farmers, Hip Homeschooling Mamas, Right-Wing Nature Lovers, and Their Diverse Tribe of Countercultural Conservatives Plan to Save America (or at Least the Republican Party). By Rod Dreher. 259 pp. Crown Forum. $24. THE upscale natural foods grocery chain Whole Foods now stocks a brand of cereal called Ezekiel 4:9. It could pass for any other gravelly, whole-grain, flour-free concoction on the shelves, but Ezekiel's box credits its inspiration to "the Holy Scriptures." If this sounds like your kind of breakfast, you may be a crunchy con —...
  • Open Letter to Catholic Family News on Sedevacantism

    10/04/2005 6:46:54 PM PDT · by boromeo · 1 replies · 852+ views
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | August 30, 2005 | Joseph Maurer
    Open Letter to Catholic Family News on Sedevacantism by Joseph C. Maurer August 30, 2005 OPPOSITION TO THE ANTI-SEDEVACANTISTS As a long time subscriber to Catholic Family News (CFN) I was both shocked and puzzled by the lengthy article by Christopher Ferrara in the August ’05 issue attacking sedevacantists—or, the “Enterprise”, as he calls them collectively. It is understandable that there might be differences of opinion and spirited debate on the subject of sedevacantism but I never imagined I would see an article in CFN that exhibited such a steady stream of personal disparagement, insult and mean-spirited hectoring. What ever...
  • Sedevacantism and Mr. Ferrara's Cardboard Pope

    09/15/2005 4:25:54 AM PDT · by GratianGasparri · 64 replies · 1,496+ views
    TraditionalMass.org ^ | Fr. Anthony Cekada
    THE CARDBOARD POPE… Mr. Ferrara advocates essentially the same position as the Society of St. Pius X, Fr. Nicholas Gruner, and countless others: You claim to “recognize” Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI as true popes. At the same time YOU decide which papal teachings, laws, sacramental rites, or commands are good, and which you’ll reject, resist or publicly denounce. Under this system, a pope no longer possesses the supreme authority to “bind and loose” on earth. A New Jersey lawyer, the Superior General of SSPX, the CEO of the Fatima Industry, the editor of...
  • The Truth served shaken, not stirred

    08/29/2005 4:54:22 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Where Teófilo serves the Truth to another traditionalist acquaintance. Folks, I received an e-mail of yet still another Traditionalist Catholic acquaintance yesterday, which I now I share with you. When he quotes me from a previous e-mail reply, that will be in green and in italics; when I quote him from his last e-mail, his are in blue and italics. His original message was entitled Contradiction, served on the rocks, hence my witty riposte, entitled The Truth served shaken, not stirred.First, you have to understand that I'm not "SSPX" in the common usage of the term by the general Catholic...
  • The Church before Pope John Paul II

    08/19/2005 1:20:55 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 1 replies · 212+ views
    A short review of André Frossard's Portrait of John Paul IIFolks, I've been rereading a precious little by French author André Frossard, entitled Portrait of Pope John Paul II. You may remember Monsieur Frossard as the co-author and partner in dialogue of Pope John Paul's Be Not Afraid: Pope John Paul II Speaks Out on His Life, His Beliefs, and His Inspiring Vision for Humanity and a Catholic convert from atheism with several other printed works to his credit, particularly, I have met Him: God exists, the narrative of his conversion. The Portrait of Pope John Paul II is a...
  • HyperTrad alleges Teófilo's soul is impaired--to put it kindly

    08/02/2005 8:37:43 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 8 replies · 416+ views
    And he's right. Those are the effects of "original sin." But he didn't mean it that away. Folks, I wish to address briefly a few things that have been said at Angelqueen.org, the SSPX-sponsored discussion board about your humble servant, many of them charitably, some of them not. The discussion has been going on for over a week now, and I want to offer some last clarifications:1. I do not "support" liturgical dancing now, nor do I think I ever did. Heck, I didn't even know what it was until I saw it then, and have never seen it since....
  • "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...
  • The Neo-Catholic Dead-End

    12/26/2004 3:42:44 PM PST · by ultima ratio · 197 replies · 2,254+ views
    Daily Catholic ^ | October 24, 2002 | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
    The Neo-Catholic Dead End! by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Ph.D. The Wanderer, a periodical that has done some good work over the years chronicling the antics of an American hierarchy almost too contemptible to be worth discussing, is attacking traditionalists again. Many readers will remember the attacks of Stephen Hand two years ago, inanely comparing traditionalists with modernists because both criticize some of the actions of the hierarchy. Chris Ferrara and I responded to each of his articles with essays of our own, and we were gratified to find that quite a few people became traditionalists as a direct result...
  • Discussion of Roman Catholic traditionalism on EWTN (vanity)

    11/30/2004 10:25:38 AM PST · by kjvail · 25 replies · 552+ views
    11/30/04 | Kevin
    For those that are interested Dr. Tim Staples is hosting a discussion of traditionalism on EWTN on his show "Reasons for Faith.. I spoke with him today, although not on air.The next broadcast (repeat of today's show, now over) will be at 4am EST tomorrow (Wed 12/1). He says he'll be on the topic for "at least a couple weeks"
  • Bush Victory a Resounding Public Assertion of Traditional Moral Values

    11/05/2004 8:31:29 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 549+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 4, 2004
    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - George Bush's victory is being lauded as the victory of traditional morality over the popular liberal relativism espoused equally by John Kerry and the New York Times. Exit polls are showing that significant percentages of voters cited 'moral values,'- at 22% - as the most important issue upon which to vote. The issue garnering the most media attention, the war in Iraq, came last at 15% in a survey by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky. The campaign was fraught with controversy over the three key issues of interest to pro-lifers, abortion, stem cell research...
  • "More Catholic Than the Pope" — New Book Responds to Arguments Raised by Extreme Traditionalists

    07/31/2004 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Patrick Madrid · 704 replies · 9,768+ views
    Envoy Encore Weblog ^ | 07-30-04 | Patrick Madrid
    Catholic canon lawyer Peter Vere and I have co-authored a new book critiquing the claims and controversies of extreme traditionalism that will come out in September, published by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. Written in a popular and accessible style, More Catholic Than the Pope provides a detailed analysis of and response to common arguments raised by extreme traditionalist Catholics (in particular, adherents of the Society of St. Pius X) against the Second Vatican Council, Pope John Paul II, the fact that the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre committed a schismatic act by illicitly ordaining four bishops in 1988, and more. Chapters...
  • 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...
  • Interview with His Eminence Cardinal Castrillion Hoyos

    06/02/2004 5:14:31 PM PDT · by gbcdoj · 26 replies · 570+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | May 5, 2004 | Cardinal Castrillion Hoyos
    This interview is reprinted with the kind permission of The Latin Mass Magazine. Interview with His EminenceCardinal Castrillion Hoyos [This interview was granted by His Eminence Cardinal Castrillion Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy and President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" in Rome on May 5, 2004, Feast of St. Pius V.] Q: Eminence, nearly one year after the celebration in Saint Mary Major of the Mass in the Rite of Saint Pius V, what reactions have you have received from the so called "traditionalist" world, with regard to this event? A: I would say that...
  • Latin Mass Attracts Young Worshippers and Converts in Bob Jones University Territory

    04/27/2004 7:04:58 AM PDT · by Mershon · 136 replies · 771+ views
    The Greenville News ^ | 4/27/04 | Ron Barnett
    <p>The sanctuary is both modern and Romanesque, a streamlined brick and glass edifice with a lofty, vaulted ceiling.</p> <p>And inside this brand new house of worship on Greenville's Eastside echoes a liturgy that is nearly as ancient as Christianity itself - the Traditional Latin Mass.</p>
  • Partisan Neutrality

    04/22/2004 8:53:37 AM PDT · by tdunbar · 4 replies · 199+ views
    First Things ^ | May 2004 | Bolce & De Maio
    Americans who want to understand conflicts between Democrats and Republicans during the election season have received precious little help from the media. While reporters usually recognize that there is some sort of problem about “values” and about “faith-based” principles, and that the Democrats and Republicans are often on opposite sides, writers and editors tend to publish news and analysis as if the situation were as follows: The Christian right, having infiltrated the Republican Party, is importing its divisive religious ideas into our public life, whereas the Democratic Party is the neutral camp of tolerant and pluralistic Americans. This way of...
  • THE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

    01/07/2004 1:30:15 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 12 replies · 419+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | January 7, 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    THE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher Second in a Series January 7, 2004 Back in July, I penned a column "Back in the U.S. of A..." In it, I wrote how joyous it was to be home from Canada, and that while many Canadian people were indeed first-rate like they are here at home, they had a government that's gone totally amok and is completely out of control, and like California, Canada was not going to hell in a handbasket, but had in fact already arrived there - years ago.Perhaps it was even better...
  • A Question of Novelty: Why Tradition Rejects It [On Omar Guitierrez and the Neo-Catholic Dilemma]

    10/04/2003 7:38:58 AM PDT · by Dajjal · 10 replies · 169+ views
    The Remnant ^ | Sept. 1, Sept. 15, Oct. 1, 2003 | David Palm
    Apologies up front for the confused-looking footnotes with links that don't work. --Dajjal   A Question of Novelty: Why tradition rejects it     -by David Palm- REMNANT COLUMNIST, Wisconsin     I have the good fortune to know Omar Gutierrez personally, having met him through mutual friends with whom he was staying here in rural Wisconsin.  Omar is a good-hearted individual and a devout Catholic.  Indeed, he represents the very epitome of the pious and zealous neo-Catholic described in the pages of The Great Facade (TGF).  I entirely sympathize with the instinct, embodied in Omar’s multi-part essay in The...
  • What the confirmation of Gene Robinson means

    09/19/2003 7:57:12 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 19 replies · 159+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | September 3, 2003 | George Weigel
    Agreeing that his confirmation reflected a profound change in Anglican teaching on homosexuality, Canon Robinson remarked, "Just simply to say that it goes against tradition and the teaching of the Church and Scripture does not necessarily make it wrong."
  • Christ Crucified: An update on Mel Gibson's Passion

    08/11/2003 7:11:59 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 17 replies · 658+ views
    The Remnant ^ | August 11, 2003 | Mark Alessio
    Christ Crucified An update on the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson’s film— Passion Mark Alessio In July of 2003, Mel Gibson traveled throughout the country giving special screenings of a rough-cut of his new film, Passion, to select small audiences. A screening in Colorado Springs for a group of prominent evangelical leaders won Passion the unqualified support of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Ted Haggard, president of the NAE described the film as "a beautiful, wonderful account of the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus Christ....consistent with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John." The attendees for a special screening...
  • Time to face facts: Gays gain victory

    06/19/2003 9:18:40 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 146 replies · 657+ views
    townhall ^ | June 20, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    Time to face facts: Gays gain victory The gays have won. The problem is no one will admit it. The biggest and latest news is that Canada is poised to legalize same-sex marriage. But the signs of the gay victory have been all around for us for years. The sitcom "Will and Grace" features openly gay characters who joke about their sex lives in ways that little more than a decade ago would have sparked complaints if uttered by heterosexuals, let alone homosexuals. Showtime's "Queer as Folk" depicts random gay sex in precisely the same trivial terms that HBO's "Sex...
  • Hazing, Collectivism, and Traditionalism

    05/09/2003 8:28:47 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 12 replies · 377+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | May 9, 2003 | G. Stolyarov II
    The video resembled a scene out of Lord of the Flies. A group of 17-year-old-girls, all in monochromatic yellow jerseys, the faces of some smeared with war paint, hurl chunks of mud, paint, and excrement at a helpless, cowering group of younger girls in the middle, smeared with a repugnantly unrecognizable cement-colored muck, and screaming for their lives. A crowd of fifty students dressed in standard suburban gear, fleeces, baseball caps, blue jeans, stand by and urge on the predators, who shift to lunging and beating, some with their bats, others with bare hands clenched into structures resembling the claws...
  • Gibson's religious beliefs come under scrutiny

    04/28/2003 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 234+ views
    Los Angeles Times (by way of PittsburghLIVE.com) ^ | April 28, 2003 | Bettijane Levine
    HOLLYWOOD -- Mel Gibson's upcoming film "The Passion" is being questioned by scholars who worry that the film -- which they have not yet seen -- might fan religious animosity and misunderstanding. The movie, which depicts the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus, features actors speaking only in Latin and Aramaic. The controversy swirling around Gibson, his film and even his personal religious beliefs is built largely on conjecture. It is based on the few comments Gibson has made about the movie, which he claims will be historically accurate. It also is based on a magazine article about...
  • A Strange Obsession

    01/11/2003 2:13:53 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 20 replies · 218+ views
    The Remnant Online ^ | December 31, 2002 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    A Strange Obsession Why is the neo-Catholic establishment so concerned about traditionalists? Christopher A. Ferrara REMNANT COLUMNIST, New Jersey This newspaper has provided a forum for the exploration of that great epiphenomenon of the post-conciliar epoch: the emergence of what is rightly described as neo-Catholicism (otherwise known as “conservative” Catholicism). A number of articles in The Remnant have been devoted to fleshing out this term with examples. For present purposes it suffices to say that a neo-Catholic is one who seriously defends and embraces—as "developments" of apostolic and ecclesiastical tradition—the entire panoply of unprecedented post-conciliar novelties, even though the mere...
  • A Reign of Terror in the Civilization of Love

    01/01/2003 10:01:41 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 135 replies · 302+ views
    The Remnant ^ | December 31, 2002 | Michael J. Matt
    A Reign of Terror in the Civilization of Love Michael J. Matt Editor, The Remnant Question: What do Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Father Peter Stravinskas, Karl Keating, Patrick Madrid, Scott Hahn, Dr. Arthur Sippo, Steve Ray, Father George Rutler and William Marshner all have in common? Give up? All of these men are prominent neo-Catholics who, back in 1997, provided glowing endorsements of Mr. Robert Sungenis’ book, Not By Faith Alone. And when I say “endorsements,” I don’t mean little blurb lines; I mean entire paragraphs, even page-long forewords and epilogues. To read their enthusiastic accolades, one would think that...
  • Primary Caregiver Fathers: THE Wave Of The Future

    12/26/2002 5:38:43 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 46 replies · 1,046+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/99 | Kristin Komarnicki
    North American Report/Fatherhood At-Home Dads Gather and Bond by Kristyn Komarnicki in Des Plaines, Illinois At a November 21 convention in suburban Chicago, 100 American men gathered to network, listen to experts, and exchange strategies for improving job performance. But any resemblance to corporate America ended there. Dress was casual, the atmosphere noncompetitive, and topics included ways to support working spouses, tips on defusing a two-year-old's temper tantrums, and the desire to see more diaper-changing tables installed in men's restrooms. Giving voice to the growing ranks of men engaged in full-time fatherhood, the third annual At-Home Dads Convention in Des...
  • Marriage, Christianity, and Stay-at-Home-Dads

    12/26/2002 5:31:44 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 3 replies · 558+ views
    CHRISTIANITY TODAY ^ | 12/26/02 | Suzanne Fisher
    When Eric and Jody courted during graduate school, they assumed that when the time came to raise a family, Eric would work and Jody would stay home with the kids. Six years later, things looked different. "I liked my job, but Jody loved hers," says Eric. "Jody made lots more money than I ever could have. It became clear to each of us that she should work and I should stay home. We came to this decision through a lot of prayer and by discussing it with our church friends ad nauseum."Three children later, Eric is passionate about being a...
  • "A Systemic Devaluation Of Fathers As Caregivers"

    05/28/2002 7:17:49 PM PDT · by The Giant Apricots · 33 replies · 559+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 5/28/02 | Isaiah Flair
    "You better watch what you say, or they'll be calling you a radical…" — Supertramp's Logical Song In the past, women ruled the home, taking primary responsibility for raising the children. In that same past, men ruled the workplace. Every workplace. Without exception. Two distinct spheres, each ruled by one sex. Some seek a return of that past, wanting women completely out of the workforce. This is based upon the premise that these roles, women as caregivers and nothing else, and men as providers and nothing else, were best for society in the first place. That premise is infinitely...
  • Sex, Equality, And Kidding Ourselves Into Believing In Reason And Accountability

    04/15/2002 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Good Tidings Of Great Joy · 16 replies · 524+ views
    TooGood Reports ^ | 4/15/02 | Fred Reed
    Men of today's older generation grew up in the chivalric miasma of their time, which held that women were morally superior to men, and that civilized men protected women against any available vicissitude. A corollary was that women needed protecting. So common has this understanding been throughout history that one may suspect it of being based in ancient instinct: In a less hospitable world, if men didn't protect women, something disagreeable would eat them, and then there would be no more people. So men did. And do. Instincts have consequences, particularly when the circumstances requiring them cease to exist....
  • Divorce, Child Custody, and "Traditionalism" (A Worthless Word)

    03/13/2002 7:19:26 PM PST · by Good Tidings Of Great Joy · 74 replies · 1,368+ views
    TooGood Reports ^ | 3/14/02 | Isaiah Flair
    Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City, was denied the time he sought to spend with his own children. This is how American divorce courts treat fathers, purely out of anti-fatherhood sexism. Even a father who did so much for the city of New York, and by extension for the spirit of all America, cannot get fair treatment from the divorce courts. I don't agree with Rudy Giuliani on a number of things, and his affair with Judith Nathan is one of them. However, he is by every credible account a good father, and that must be...