In the seventh Lectio in today’s (9/3/21) Divine Office of Matins, (Divino Afflatu version, available online at DivinumOfficium.com), 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?
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
Today, the last Sunday in October, is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Regis), according to the pre-Vatican II calendar of the Church which is still observed by those clergy and religious who celebrate the Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum, and the Divine Office according to … Continue reading The Social Kingship of Christ
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
I can't call this a blog about Catholicism without saying something about the suffering being endured right now by the Bride of Christ, that is the holy Church, and all of her faithful, because of horrific sins we now know have for decades been committed and covered up or ignored by a sickening number of priests, … Continue reading Righteous Anger
God, Who made the sun, also made the moon. The moon does not take away from the brilliance of the sun. The moon would be only a burnt-out cinder floating in the immensity of space were it not for the sun. All its light is reflected from the sun. The Blessed Mother reflects her Divine … Continue reading Reflections on the Assumption
Today in both the Traditional and Novus Ordo calendars is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Here is the reading from Chapter 17 of the Gospel of St. Matthew (Traditional), as copied from the marvelous Divinum Officium website: At that time, Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John, and led them up … Continue reading The Transfiguration of Christ
(Note: Copied with minor additions from the "About Me" page on this site.) TxTradCatholic is both my Twitter handle and a shorthand clue to what I'm about. I am a Texan (transplanted from the Midwest 20-plus years ago by my then-employer), and a Catholic of traditionalist orientation. My name is Frank, and I'm a retired, … Continue reading About Me (Or: Who needs another Catholic blog?)