Pray and Fast Against Abortion Today

Following is the statement of Thursday , May 12, from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, relaying the request of USCCB President Abp. Gomez and Pro-Life Committee Chair Abp. William Lori, the Knights’ Supreme Chaplain, for fasting and prayer against abortion on this 105th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima. Dear Brother Knights: In recent … Continue reading Pray and Fast Against Abortion Today

Forgotten Easter Customs Here is an excellent article from One Peter Five, explaining some pre-conciliar history behind the Octave of Easter, especially the tradition of "Sabbato in Albis", or "White Saturday", which was celebrated today, Easter Saturday. We have lost or abandoned so many wonderful practices that once helped to sustain our Faith, it's little wonder that … Continue reading Forgotten Easter Customs

How Liturgical Changes Helped Destroy the Sense of Sin

There are, of course, many examples. This is one of the more blatant ones.  Here is the Collect from the TLM for today, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, followed by the Collect for today in the Novus Ordo.  1962 Missale Romanum: Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who for our evil deeds are … Continue reading How Liturgical Changes Helped Destroy the Sense of Sin

Victor Aubert on the Motu Proprio

An excellent commentary on the present persecution of tradition in the Roman Rite Church.

Canticum Salomonis

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Victor Aubert, President of Academia Christiana

Since the promulgation of the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, it seems that Pope Francis has decided to wage open warfare against communities committed to the traditional liturgy. The authoritarianism with which the Vatican is handling this issue has stunned many of the faithful and outside observers. At a time when practicing Catholics represent less than 5% of the population of Western Europe, such measures seem totally out of touch with reality. The West is sinking ever deeper into materialism and consumerism. Since our societies have left religion behind, Europeans have been wandering aimlessly in the realm of the absurd. The traditionalist spiritual movement is a remedy against nonsense. Is it not madness to condemn it so harshly? What can be the reasons that drive Pope Francis? Does he sincerely believe that the Church must be purified of its ritualism…

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