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  • FBI Internal Memo Warns against ‘Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology’

    02/08/2023 5:01:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | February 8, 2023 | Brittany Bernstein
    FBI Internal Memo Warns against ‘Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology’The FBI’s Richmond field office released an internal memo last month warning against “radical traditionalist Catholic ideology,” and claiming it “almost certainly presents new mitigation opportunities,” according to a document shared by an FBI whistleblower on Wednesday. Kyle Seraphin, who was a special agent at the bureau for six years before he was indefinitely suspended without pay in June 2022, published the document, “Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities,” on “In making this assessment, FBI Richmond relied on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] No Vatican II Nostalgia: Young Clergy Rejects Francis

    12/19/2022 7:07:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | December 19, 2022 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] No Vatican II Nostalgia: Young Clergy Rejects FrancisThe Austin Institute has found that younger Catholic priests and priests ordained in the US in recent years tend to be significantly more Catholic than older clergy (, 18 December).The priests commented on Catholic teachings such as the sinfulness of contraception, masturbation, homosexual acts and suicide, the invalidity of women's ordination and the necessity of faith in Christ for salvation.Priests ordained in 2010 or later are the most faithful of all - and the least happy about Francis, who is still nostalgic for the decadence of the 1960s. About half (!)...

    12/28/2021 8:50:23 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/28/2021 | Jules Gomes
    CHICAGO ( - A top cardinal, one who presides over liturgical abuses and incorporates pagan elements from Taoism and Hinduism into the Holy Eucharist, is doubling down on attacking the Traditional Latin Mass in his Chicago archdiocese. Cardinal Blase Cupich, who permits high-profile LGBT+ Masses, published a five-page policy two days after Christmas, prohibiting the celebration of the TLM on the first Sunday of every month, Christmas, the Triduum of Holy Week, Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday. The prelate, who publicly opposed bishops seeking to withhold Holy Communion from pro-abortion President Joe Biden, has promulgated his own rules implementing Pope...
  • [Catholic Caucus] BREAKING NEWS: Cardinal Cupich is FIRST to Issue Latin Mass and Sacrament Restrictions after Dubia!

    12/27/2021 1:44:30 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 5 replies
    The Frontline TV ^ | 12/27/2021 | Staff
    Cardinal Cupich takes the lead after Vatican's dubia by issuing major restrictions on TLM and sacraments. ...
  • [Pope] Francis Invents A New Sin And Declares That We Must We Give Up Our Beliefs

    09/22/2021 12:41:03 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 20 replies
    Return To Tradition via Youtube ^ | 9/22/2021 | Anthony Stine
    We must give up our firmly held beliefs. What does that even mean?
  • The Next Conclave: A Nightmare Scenario

    07/18/2021 10:46:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | July 18, 2021 | Steven O'Reilly
    The Next Conclave: A Nightmare ScenarioJuly 17, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – Yesterday, Pope Francis issued Traditionis Custodes, his motu proprio which places significant restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) going forward. I will not comment in great detail on its harsh measures as others have already done so. However, for the ‘pope of mercy’ who speaks often of those on the ‘peripheries’ of the Church, it is clear neither his mercy nor the peripheries extend as far as those attached to the TLM. “Irreversible Change“ One of the oddities of Traditionis Custodes is not so much that Francis did...
  • The Best Rebuttal And Rebuke I Have Seen Of Jorge Bergoglio's Throttling Of The Latin Mass <Vanity>

    07/18/2021 4:30:08 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    7/18/2021 | Its All Over Except...
    2 people were debating this back-and-forth and I will provide their back-and-forth discussion here: Person 1: "PRAISE BE JESUS THARE ARE 5 000 Members in our Parish There is no Latin Rite and no interest Our Parish is multi National origins Everyone Speaks and understands MASS With Latin Prayers in Liturgy On Sunday and Holy Days. Pope Francis has the keys to loose and bind. Pope Francis did not rush this decision He had 11 days in Hospital to pray and reflect. This is a challenge of Obedience sign of HOLY SPIRIT PRESENCE. Pray the MISSA with REVERENCE. PRAY FOR...
  • Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents?

    03/23/2019 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    Mar 22 Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents? Editor’s Note: In this new article, CFN contributor Stephen Kokx quotes testimony from several sources which demonstrate that a variety of non-Catholics (mostly Protestants) who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as “observers” clearly influenced the discussions—and even the documents—of the Council. As one quoted source reveals, “[A]lthough we had no direct ‘voice’ on the council floor, we did indeed have an indirect voice through the many contacts that were possible with the Fathers and their indispensable strong arms, the periti.”A little less than 100 years prior to...
  • A Biography of Bugnini Paints a Startling Picture

    02/03/2019 5:45:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/31/19 | Fr. Dominic Allain
    Many facts once dismissed as conspiracy theories are shown to be historically accurate For Christmas I was given a copy of the newly translated biography of Annibale Bugnini, architect of the Novus Ordo Mass – and hero or éminence grise of the Council’s liturgical reforms, depending on your viewpoint. It is difficult not to tend towards the latter, though I don’t think the author intends it so. Startling things emerge: many facts once dismissed as conspiracy theories because they were originally reported by those who opposed some reforms are here held to be historically accurate, perhaps the most notorious being...
  • Pre-Vatican II [Non Caucus Open thread]

    06/11/2017 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 95 replies
    First of all, today is the Feast Day of the Blessed Trinity, and so we would wish all of you a Happy Feast Day, and in particular we would wish the Eternal Father a Happy Father's Day! For those who are unaware or need to be reminded, belief in a Trinitarian God, that is Three Persons, One God, comes to us from our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, the Jews. The belief in the Trinitarian God as described is the universally accepted criteria to receive and accept the designation as a true Christian. So we Catholics should be...
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict breaks silence: speaks of ‘deep crisis’ facing Church post-Vatican II

    03/16/2016 2:41:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    March 16, 2016 ( -- On March 16, speaking publicly on a rare occasion, Pope Benedict XVI gave an interview to Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference, in which he spoke of a “two-sided deep crisis” the Church is facing in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. The report has already hit Germany courtesy of Vaticanist Guiseppe Nardi, of the German Catholic news website Pope Benedict reminds us of the formerly indispensable Catholic conviction of the possibility of the loss of eternal salvation, or that people go to hell: The missionaries of the 16th...
  • Pope Francis confirms it: SSPX has always had supplied jurisdiction [Catholic Caucus]

    09/02/2015 5:55:55 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 9/1/15 | Louie Verrecchio
    As the entire “traditionalist” (aka Catholic) community surely knows by now, in a Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis stated: A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose to attend churches officiated by priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X. This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one. From various quarters, several Brother Bishops have told me of their good faith and sacramental practice, combined however with an uneasy situation from...
  • A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal

    01/29/2015 7:46:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-28-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal By: Msgr. Charles PopeA couple of weeks ago I wrote a cautionary article aimed at my traditionally-minded brethren saying, among other things, that we ought to be careful in identifying the Ordinary Form of the Mass (1970 Missal and beyond) as the “Mass of Vatican II.”  I will not reproduce that whole article here. I will only recall three points:1. The Mass was already undergoing significant changes, beginning in the 1940s and picking up speed through the 1950s. More changes were planned by the Vatican before the Second Vatican...

    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...
  • Fr. Longenecker strikes again

    07/14/2014 11:38:21 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 174 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 7/14/14 | Louie Verrecchio
    Fr. Dwight Longenecker, posting on his“Standing on my Head” blog (appropriately named given the frequency with which pontifications seem to flow so freely from his other end), recently suggested that traditionalists (aka Catholics) are “getting old.” Obviously, he’s never been to a “traditionalist” gathering to witness the overwhelming presence of young, often quite large, families. “Not only are they dying out,” he wrote, “but their ideas are dying out.” It isn’t immediately clear what “ideas” he has in mind, but presumably he is speaking of such notions as the Social Kingship of Christ as taught with such stunning clarity by...
  • Rodriguez Carballo Lets the Cat out of the Bag: “Fidelity to the Council is Not Negotiable"

    05/08/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | May 7, 2014 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Barcelona / Rome) Does the Congregation of Religious suffer from a villainous portrait of tradition? This question has hung in the air since last weekend. The Franciscan José Rodriguez Carballo, for a year secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, participated in a Conference of Religious of Catalonia. In his speech he delivered last Saturday without directly mentioning the Order by name, gave a first official hint as to why the Franciscans of the Immaculate have been reprimanded by his Congregation. The reason implied much to the young religious Order, and is of...
  • 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...
  • Assessing Vatican II: A Response to My Critics

    05/22/2013 11:15:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 22, 2013 | Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap
    It’s ironic to me that my recent article, “Fifty Years Later—Vatican II’s Unfinished Business,” has provoked anger among many traditionalists, because for most of my priesthood I have angered liberals who consider me an arch traditionalist. Nevertheless I want to respond to those traditionalists who include both the SSPX and my fellow Catholics still fully united to the Church. I assure you of my prayers and support for your passionate defense of Church practices through the ages.Nevertheless, I stand fully by my article and support the Second Vatican Council, called by one pope, John XXIII, and brought to a close...
  • Fatima, Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960

    05/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 44 replies
    Consecration Now Conference ^ | May 13, 2011 | John Salza
    “Freemasonry, Vatican II and 1960” By John Salza Consecration Now Conference Rome, May 13, 2011 There is a body of clear and compelling testimony from the likes of Cardinal Pacelli (future Pope Pius XII), Fr. Fuentes, Fr. Alonso, Fr. Schweigl ,Cardinal Oddi, Cardinal Ciappi, Fr. Malachi Martin, and even Cardinal Ratzinger (the future pope Benedict XVI) that the Third Secret of Fatima, not yet revealed by the Vatican, predicts a spiritual crisis in the bosom of the Church. In this presentation, I am going to elaborate on this theme, by demonstrating that this crisis is nothing less than a world...
  • Pope Francis says Catholics still need to enact teachings of Vatican II

    04/17/2013 1:47:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    cns ^ | April 16, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While some Catholics would like to undo the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, others basically are trying to build a monument to it rather than fully live its teachings, Pope Francis said. In his homily April 16 at an early morning Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis said Christians must struggle with the temptation to tame the Holy Spirit. "To speak plainly: The Holy Spirit annoys us," he said. The Spirit "moves us, makes us walk, pushes the church to...