Forgotten Easter Customs

onepeterfive.com/forgotten-customs-easter-octave-eastertide/ 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 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?

Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

One of the many feasts and devotions soft-pedaled or dropped altogether from the Liturgical Calendar by the post-Vatican II Church, in its zeal to make Catholics act less Catholic, was the feast we "Trads" still celebrate today, that of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is one of the newer of the Marian … Continue reading Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary