|St. Theodora Guérin would recognize this.|
|St. Theodora Guérin would not recognize this nonsense.|
*Traditional Latin Mass in honor of St. Theodora Guérin in South Bend, IN. My money is on that this is NOT how the Sisters of Providence down at St. Mary of the Woods will be celebrating the feast day of their foundress. Now, before you radtrads complain about a Traditional Latin Mass Community honoring a "new saint", remember that St. Mother Theodore Guérin was a traditional Catholic. She loved the Traditional Latin Mass and suffered dearly to convert the heathen to Catholicism. That this has been entirely lost on the aging and dying out religious order she founded in Indiana, due to their wholehearted acceptance of Modernism in the wake of Vatican II, is utterly beside the point. St. Theodora Guérin would be right at home among the folks up in South Bend and with the FSSP priest who will offer that Mass; more so than she would be down at St. Mary of the Woods with the weird inclusive language novus ordo and wicca stuff that goes on there. In fact, I think Mother Theodora would run screaming from those gals.
*The Remnant Newspaper Pilgrimage to Rome, and an historical Traditional Latin Mass in the works. I essentially agree with Mr. Matt. However, that's only because we traditionalists need to constantly advance Tradition. Of course, this needs to be coupled with true holiness! We traditionalists need to excel in prayer, sacrifice and progress in virtue. Which brings us the question...
*Is the pope snubbing traditionalists? I believe that Benedict XVI is thoroughly dejected by traditionalists in general, but not for anything traditionalists have done. We, after all, haven't changed in the least. The reasons are, for the most part, due to pope's own shortsightedness the failure of his scheme in regard the SSPX. It is clear that he had hoped to draw traditionalists into accepting the latest interpretation and swallow the Vatican II pill. The SSPX refused, of course, and the pope has given up on the whole project. This is demonstrated by his appointment of Müller to the CDF. I honestly suspect that if he had to do it over again, knowing what he knows now, the Holy Father would not not give us Summorum Pontificum. I, however, am one trad who will not look a gift-horse in the mouth.
*Müller continues to unjustly (and quite ignorantly) attack the SSPX. The pope has abandoned all pretense to be "traditional" with the appointment of this ecclesiastically worthless windbag. There's simply no way to construe this present pontificate as traditional. It is clear that Müller will continue to steer the Vatican in the liberal direction.
*Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais confirms that the pope will not brook the SSPX's criticisms of the Second Vatican Council... however, he doesn't seem to mind a plethora of other "Catholics" who reject every other council that came before that.
*American Ordinariate for the "Anglican Use" (read, novus ordo with smells and bells and former Episcopalians in tow), outlaws the Traditional Latin Mass, says it is not part of their "Anglican patrimony".
|Young people are attracted to the Traditional Latin Mass.|
*"Why don't I have a Traditional Latin Mass at my parish? I asked nicely!" This piece dovetails very nicely with the experiences of many trying to establish a Traditional Latin Mass Community in their diocese or parish. Simply speaking, people often harbor unreasonable expectations. At the same time, if something is earned without blood, sweat and tears, would be cherished as much?
*The Bishops are silent in the face of Melinda Gates' heretical global contraception campaign. Even the secular media is confused as to why Catholic bishops have suddenly fell silent. Granted, this isn't entirely true that the bishops are completely silent. Many bishops have spoken out against support for abortion in the run-up to this year's election. The question is, why, though, have none spoken out against Melinda Gates? Perhaps she's a rich Catholic who has given a lot of money to her parish and diocese? If that's the case, thank God we don't have a church-tax here!
*Speaking of which, in Germany, no money, no sacraments. It doesn't matter if you are a pagan or a heretic or married to your brother. All that matters is that you have the coin. I wonder if Müller would charge his Protestant brothers and sisters to share some ecumenical prayers with him?
*How does the "Hermeneutic of Continuity" stack up against the Anti-Modernist Oath? Traditionalists were fools to think that they had an ally in this present pope. As an SSPX friend pointed out to me, the Holy Father wasn't addressing liberals as rupturists. He doesn't care about the liberals. He was addressing the SSPX as the rupturists. The SSPX is the only group being disciplined (persecuted?) in the name of the "hermeneutic of reform in continuity".
*Vatican Press Office just can't get anything right. This isn't a matter of good or bad strategy. This is a matter of muddled thinking that comes from a rejection of logic. That is a contagion that runs rampant in the Vatican halls.
*Cardinal Dolan's "civility" is the humiliation of the Church. Can we please get a little less "civility" and bit more decorum from this particular prince of the Church? What's he going to do? Crack jokes to make us all feel better as we are being herded into box cars on the way to concentration camps?
*France to get rid of "father" and "mother". The Eldest Daughter of the Church just ran off with her gay lover. The western world is a mess. It is interesting that the socialists in France haven't made any remarkable headway on the economic situation plaguing all of Europe. They have, however, made remarkable progress in advancing anti-family and anti-Catholic social engineering. Two of the greatest enemies of socialism, which is the secular and economic arm of Satanism, is the Traditional Catholic faith and the family.
*NY public schools dispense morning after, abortion pills without parental consent. This is rather shocking, and I'm sure that there are a good number of parents in New York who are rightly upset. However, the State apparatus is able to advance these measures because, by and large, they have been allowed to get away with it. I'm sure too many of those parents don't give a damn anyway. This is just another sign of our collapsing western culture, which is due, of course, to the collapse of the Church Militant under the weight of Vatican II.
*Polls indicate that the Catholic vote is swaying toward that little Antichrist in the White House, Obama. Do Catholics even care about the faith behind the label they give themselves? No. I'm sure many of these Catholics just say "Catholic" because they feel they really ought to say something when asked. Catholicism for them is just something they used to do when they were kids. There are, however, other Catholics who do go to church, who do consider themselves serious in their religious convictions. The problem is, is that these Catholics' religious convictions aren't Catholic! These people are really Protestants, and since the liturgy they attend every week is essentially a Protestant service (albeit with a licit and valid sacrament... which makes it worse, in my opinion), their Protestant religious convictions go on unchallenged.
*Will this presidential election separate the faithful Catholics from the phony "Catholics"?