Monthly Archives - March 2016

Is Pascendi Dead In The Water?

The following extract from a Christian Order editorial in January, 2002, comes into my mind from time to time:   ...Clearly, none of these men would consider themselves Modernists, let alone spiritual racketeers enmeshed in England's Modernist Mob. They would either deride such a quaint term or take it as a complimentary reference to their thoroughly...

Jiggery-Pokery At The SCO…

In June 2013, we re-published a letter written by Martin Blackshaw, aka Athanasius, to the Scottish Catholic Observer, correcting certain errors proposed by Dr Harry Schnitker in a series of articles published in the SCO, on the history of the papacy. Click here to read that letter and blog discussion.  We were more than a little surprised...

Bishop Fellay on Church & Pope…

For several weeks various rumours have been circulating in the press concerning the possible canonical recognition of the Society of Saint Pius X by Rome. Rather than compound these rumours with commentaries, DICI preferred to interview the Superior General of the Society, Bp. Bernard Fellay, to ask him to make an assessment - click...

Why Did Jesus Choose The Last Supper To Wash the Feet Of His Apostles?

For those of you thinking that this is a tad too politically correct to be in line with Our Lord's purpose of washing the feet of His apostles, and with the mind of the Church when including this ritual in the Liturgy on Maundy Thursday, the following article entitled The Washing of Feet on...

Scotland: Thought Police Increased

“Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.”― Doris Lessing SCOTLAND, March 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Scottish police and homosexual advocacy groups are...

RCA Victor: Belated Happy Birthday!

RCA Victor, our resident blogger from the USA, celebrated his 65th birthday on March 4th.  Or, rather, he didn't celebrate it, having been ill for two weeks before, and since.  Poor thing. Add to that, the fact that I forgot to send my promised celebratory email, and poor RCA Victor has been having a...

If The Church Sins, It Cannot Be Divine

A reader in the Diocese of Galloway texted me, as follows, this afternoon:  "[I was shocked] when I saw the following announcement in a local parish bulletin today, advertising a penitential service:  The theme of the service is... A Church seeking forgiveness... This will be a non-sacramental service during which God will be asked for his...