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
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
Reblogged from Saint Louis Catholic:The beloved 98 year -old philosopher, theologian and wife to the great Dietrich von Hildebrand has passed on. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, nd…Alice von Hildebrand, Requiescat in Pace
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?
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
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?)