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  • Catholic Faith: The End of the Italian Privilege

    04/10/2024 12:58:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    European Conservative ^ | April 7, 2024 | Hélène de Lauzun
    Catholic Faith: The End of the Italian PrivilegeAlthough the title of ‘eldest daughter of the Church’ belongs to France, the beautiful land of Italy has always had a privileged relationship with the Catholic Church. It has produced more than 200 popes, and Rome’s central position on the peninsula and in the Catholic world has ensured that it has played a leading role for centuries. For the Italians, this supposedly universal Catholic Church was above all ‘their’ Church. But this privilege is being eroded, and the decline in practice, observed throughout the old world, is happening in places where it was...
  • Christ is King!

    04/03/2024 5:47:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 28, 2024 | Michael Davies, RIP
    Christ is King! Brief Introduction by Michael J. MattIn light of the recent attack on Candace Owens, I have decided to share a few excerpts from the late, great Michael Davies's 2002 Remnant article, "The Reign of Christ the King." The article is too comprehensive (and likely too long) to be easily comprehended by the vast majority of the Neo-Catholic critics of Candace Owens, men and women who through no fault of their own suffer from a near total lack of sound Catholic formation. So, the following will have to suffice for the moment. I will address this issue in...
  • Francis and His Collaborators Reject More of Vatican II Than Traditional Catholics Do

    04/03/2024 1:25:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 2, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Francis and His Collaborators Reject More of Vatican II Than Traditional Catholics DoChrist is the goal of human history; He is the focal point of the longings of history and of civilization; He is the center of the human race; He is the joy of every heart and the answer of all its yearnings; He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end; and it is the Church’s “single intention” that God’s kingdom may come. Thus says Vatican II, and yet the “great defenders of Vatican II” persecute Traditional Catholics because we assert...
  • Good Friday Gaslighting

    03/22/2024 3:24:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | March 21, 2024 | Fr. Celatus
    Good Friday Gaslighting It has been twenty years since release of the movie, The Passion of the Christ, produced, directed and co-written by Mel Gibson. The film is the highest grossing Christian film of all time (inflation adjusted) as well as the highest grossing independent film of all time. As of 2023, it was also the highest grossing R rated film domestically, receiving an R rating due to its graphic depiction of the Passion of the Christ. But before all the glory of its ultimate success and triumph, this film had its own passion to suffer and overcome at the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Final ‘Mass of the Ages’ film tells stories of families affected by Pope’s Latin Mass restrictions

    03/20/2024 4:38:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2024 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Final ‘Mass of the Ages’ film tells stories of families affected by Pope’s Latin Mass restrictionsThe latest 'Mass of the Ages' film depicts the resilience of families impacted by Pope Francis's restrictions on the Latin Mass, contrasting it with the global resurgence of the traditional liturgy.Still from 'Mass of the Ages – Guardians of Tradition'The third part of the “Mass of the Ages” trilogy tells the story of families affected by the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) restrictions by Pope Francis and how the TLM is flourishing worldwide despite that.“Mass of the Ages – Guardians of Tradition” was published...
  • How Can You Canonize Without Bonafide Miracles?

    03/19/2024 1:22:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 92 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 15, 2024 | Matthew Plese
    How Can You Canonize Without Bonafide Miracles?Honoring the SaintsA saint is a person who held the true Faith, exercised heroic virtue in accordance with their state in life, and lived a life of holiness in union with God on earth. The Church honors such a person by “raising them to the altar.” The culmination of an ecclesial process of acknowledging a person’s sanctity is “canonization.” This means they are declared to be in Heaven and the Church presents the individual as one we are called to imitate. The Church does not canonize every soul in Heaven (even if known) but...
  • Canon lawyer Fr. Murray: SSPX is not in schism, their Masses can fulfill Sunday obligation

    03/06/2024 8:55:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 5, 2024 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Canon lawyer Fr. Murray: SSPX is not in schism, their Masses can fulfill Sunday obligationThe canon lawyer stressed that the Vatican has recognized the SSPX’s faculties to hear confessions and witness marriages, and that the society shows a ‘cooperative spirit’ with the Holy See.Prominent canon lawyer Father Gerald Murray has declared that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is not in schism, and that their Masses can fulfill Catholics’ Sunday obligation.Murray explained on the Ask a Priest Live podcast on Thursday that the traditional priestly society is “not in schism” because the purported excommunication of its leaders, which is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] French Canonist Questions the Legality of Mandating Priests to Concelebrate the Mass

    03/04/2024 1:18:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 4, 2024 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] French Canonist Questions the Legality of Mandating Priests to Concelebrate the MassIs mandatory concelebration coherent with the Second Vatican Council and canon law?Traditional Latin Mass inside St Peter's Basilica on Oct. 30, 2021.Reports have circulated for several years now of Catholic priests being told to cease saying private Masses by themselves and celebrate with other priests instead, a practice called concelebration.In 2021, for example, the Vatican banned priests from saying private Masses at the above-ground altars in St. Peter’s Basilica. The edict was later eased after a public outcry, but concelebration in the basilica is now “the norm.”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: Sloganeering Politician

    03/01/2024 9:58:11 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 1, 2024 | Henry Sire
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: Sloganeering PoliticianIn Super Hanc Petram Fr Serafino Lanzetta studies with care the teachings of the present Pope, a task which all his admirers will agree is very laudable. Speaking for myself, one of the many doctrines of Pope Francis with which I fully agree is that “the reality is greater than the idea”. In this case, the reality is that Pope Francis is a politician; and, as with all politicians, his pronouncements are slogans in his essential aim of courting power and popularity. Fr Lanzetta, however, has chosen a more painstaking approach, that of analysing the...
  • The Heresies against the Holy Bible

    02/25/2024 2:19:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 23, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    The Heresies against the Holy Bible "The Four Evangelists" by Artus WolffortEverything is presented as if the Church only begins with the Second Vatican Council. Until then – we are told – the Bible had been marginal, excluded from the “center” of the lives of Catholics. In a recent tweet, Father Thomas Crean O.P. described one of the most serious heresies, which, in my opinion, lies at the root of the current crisis:“One of the most dangerous heresies around today is that we can distinguish in Scripture between a perennial substance that is from God and another part that is...
  • German priest: Pope Francis’ fight against the Latin Mass is ‘a fight against the Church’

    02/21/2024 7:34:40 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Fr. Joachim Heimerl
    German priest: Pope Francis’ fight against the Latin Mass is ‘a fight against the Church’‘Francis is concerned with the rejection of Church tradition as a whole’ with his rejection of the Latin Mass and his approach to the liturgy, Fr. Joachim Heimerl said.Cardinal Burke offering a Latin Mass at the Guadalupe shrine December 11, 2021, La Crosse Wisconsin, 2021.This essay by Fr. Joachim Heimerl was originally published in German on the blog of Italian journalist Marco Tosatti. It has been translated and reprinted by LifeSiteNews with the permission of Marco Tosatti.(LifeSiteNews) — Anyone who has wondered why Francis not only...
  • Winners & Losers of the Interest Group Battles That Raged at Vatican II and Continue Today

    02/18/2024 4:00:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 16, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    Winners & Losers of the Interest Group Battles That Raged at Vatican II and Continue TodayFrancis’s unholy alliance with the globalists has alerted many Catholics to the reality that anti-Catholic interest groups play a far greater role in shaping Vatican policy today than do actual Catholics. For good reason, then, we beg God to convert or remove Francis. However, as we can see from the following discussion of the winners and losers of Vatican II’s interest group battles, there is little hope of actually “solving the Francis problem” unless and until we repudiate the errors that paved the way for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The “Whore Funeral” in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral: The Inevitable End Game of Vatican II and the Ideological Novus Ordo Rite

    02/17/2024 10:39:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 17, 2024 | New Catholic
    [Catholic Caucus] The “Whore Funeral” in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral: The [Ca Inevitable End Game of Vatican II and the Ideological Novus Ordo Rite Mr. Gentili, born in Argentina (where else?) in 1972,was celebrated as a "puta"(whore) and "travesti" (transvestite),and also as a haloed "blessed" "mother" in afuneral novus ordo service held this weekin Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York Perhaps no accusation against the rite of the Latin Church for over 17 centuries (the naturally developing Traditional Latin Mass), in its various local and order-specific rites and uses, is more ridiculous than that it is “ideological”, or that the people who...
  • How Do We Combat the Catholic Itching Ears Syndrome?

    02/14/2024 9:12:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 13, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    How Do We Combat the Catholic Itching Ears Syndrome?There is a perpetual battle between two sides: on the side of God are sound doctrine and truth; and on the side of Satan are fables and the desires of those with itching ears. How did we get to this point at which sincere Protestants offer us their condolences for the Francis scandal, while wayward Catholics — including the most powerful bishops and cardinals — denounce us for rejecting obvious heresies? St. Paul’s words about itching ears give us some guidance in evaluating this question:“Preach the word: be instant in season, out...
  • [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic Truth

    [Catholic Caucus] How Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Fought the Vatican’s Ongoing Assault on Catholic TruthWhen thinking about how best to resist Francis (and any heretic the next conclave might elect), we should recognize that God has given us the example of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who fought these same battles long before the world had heard of Jorge Bergoglio. One of the most evil aspects of Francis’s occupation of the papacy is his unabashed assault on Catholic truth. Most of us have seen several indications of this over the past ten years, but it is worthwhile to summarize some of the primary...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Without Liturgical Reform There is No Reform of the Church’

    02/08/2024 2:02:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 8, 2024 | Matthew Santucci
    Pope Francis: ‘Without Liturgical Reform There is No Reform of the Church’Pope Francis met with members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Thursday morning to discuss the importance of liturgical reform as a core feature of the broader “renewal of the Church.” The address comes as the dicastery is meeting for its annual plenary assembly, which is addressing the “liturgical formation from Sacrosanctum Concilium to Desiderio Desideravi” for ordained ministers as well as “liturgical training courses for the people of God.”The meeting will also seek to “provide bishops with practical suggestions for...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Interdiction on "Communicatio in Sacris" Before the Second Vatican Council

    02/06/2024 1:52:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 5, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] The Interdiction on "Communicatio in Sacris" Before the Second Vatican CouncilIn practice, we can hardly say that we recognize the same church, the same religion. Inspired by Saint Augustine, the erudite classicist Aram Frenkian (1898–1964) formulated an extremely important question in one of his studies: “Is perfection at the beginning or at the end?” A rhetorical question, of course, as the answer from the African Doctor indicates the perfection of knowledge at the origins, before Adam and Eve committed the “original sin.” Similarly, for classical Catholic thinkers, things have always been the same: the apostolic Church was that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Viganò: Fernández’s blasphemous sex book is yet another fruit of the Vatican II revolution

    02/04/2024 5:48:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2024 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Viganò: Fernández’s blasphemous sex book is yet another fruit of the Vatican II revolution'If we think of the spousal model that Saint Paul offers us in the most chaste relationship between Christ and the Church (Eph 5:22), Tucho’s unmentionable obscenities reveal to us a soul totally corrupted by vice, and by a vice that with all evidence seems to have been amply experimented.'f, before Vatican II, an official of the Holy Office had been tasked with examining the text of La Pasión Mística to draw up a report on it in view of making a judgment about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sister Wilhelmina’s Strong Determination to Do God’s Will As Evil Tries to Destroy the Church

    02/03/2024 10:32:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | February 2, 2024 | Robert Morrison
    [Catholic Caucus] Sister Wilhelmina’s Strong Determination to Do God’s Will As Evil Tries to Destroy the ChurchIn God’s Will: The Life and Works of Sr. Mary Wilhelmina, Foundress of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, Sister Wilhelmina’s religious community wrote of her “marching song”:“She developed a deep and trusting abandonment to Divine Providence. As an old nun, she would walk the halls of the convent, beating time with her cane and chanting her ‘Marching Song’: God’s will, God’s will, God’s will be done! Praise be the Father! Praise be the Son! Praise be Divine Love, Lord Holy Ghost! Praised...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Modern US Religious Vocations Plummeting

    02/02/2024 6:37:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 31, 2024 | Church Militant
    [Catholic Caucus] Modern US Religious Vocations PlummetingTraditional liturgy flourishingReligious vocations across the United States are plummeting, a new report shows, with 87% of religious communities reporting nobody taking perpetual (lifelong) vows in 2023. Fewer individuals are entering the age range typically associated with discerning a religious vocation.Compounding the issue, aging religious communities are increasingly faced with the challenge of sustaining their ministries while also providing care for their older members. The dwindling number of younger members entering these communities exacerbates the difficulty of providing this care.Tradition on the RiseStill, some traditional organizations dedicated to the priesthood are demonstrating greater success...