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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...