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

Remind You of Anyone?

In the seventh Lectio in today’s (9/3/21) Divine Office of Matins, (Divino Afflatu version, available online at, for the Feast of Pope St. Pius X, there is this little gem from a homily of St. Augustine, discussing John 21:15-17: “Those who have this purpose in feeding the flock of Christ, that they may have … Continue reading Remind You of Anyone?

Phony Catholics Need Our Prayers

I really never wanted this meager little blog to become political, although events over the past year have made it more and more difficult to avoid. Admittedly, I have allowed myself to descend into politically-oriented commentary on a few occasions, where there seemed to be a clear intersection between matters of traditional Catholicism and contemporary … Continue reading Phony Catholics Need Our Prayers

Pope Benedict XVI on the Life and Accomplishments of Saint Pius X

Today is the traditional feast day of Pope St. Pius X, among whose memorable contributions to the Faith was his encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, in which he set forth and analyzed in great detail "the synthesis of all heresies", also known as Modernism.  Following is a reblog of a post from  9/3/16 by the good folks over … Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI on the Life and Accomplishments of Saint Pius X