Seminaries

Traditionis Custodes: Brutal Archbishop of Paris ADDS Restrictions to Prevent Access to TLM

Archbishop Michel Aupetit is banning the traditional Mass from more than half of the locations where it was regularly celebrated, either on Sundays or in some cases on weekdays. Only five churches in Paris will officially be allowed to use the old Missal.  Click here to read more Editor writes... This news came to me in...

Expert on Cardinal Newman Speaks Frankly about Pope Francis – And it’s NOT Flattering!

Fr. Ian Ker, author of many books on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, discusses Pope Francis and shares ideas on what the saint is likely to have thought about the Church today.  We all need to read Newman to convert, he says... or at least to minimise the danger that we become utterly confused...

Wedding of the Year: Former PP at Sacred Heart & Vicar General of Glasgow Marries “Housekeeper”

In Issue # 98, our January 2017 newsletter, our front page reported on the scandalous domestic arrangements of the then Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Bridgeton, Monsignor Paul Conroy who doubled as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  In other words, he held the most senior post in Glasgow, second only to...

Preaching Social Justice is Un-Biblical…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBX-9eUtwzU Comment: The constant preaching about so-called social justice in parishes is one of the key reasons why thinking Catholics become more open to recognising the crisis in the Church. Eventually, it dawns on them that they just can't be responsible for every perceived injustice under the sun.   The Scottish Government electoral registration forms are dropping on...

English College in Rome: Supporting “Gay Culture” Is No Barrier to Ordination…

Our England Correspondent writes... In our January 2019 (Issue #109) edition [available to download from our archives on the Newsletter page of our website),  and on this blog here, we published an email exchange between the Editor and an un-named seminarian at the Venerable English College in Rome (VEC) on the subject of the seminarian’s...

Archbishop of Glasgow: Most Catholics Faithless, But No Return To Tradition…

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Glasgow A Lent challenge: Do I really believe? (From March 2020 edition of Flourish) I believe in miracles … do you? That’s the powerful question asked by Archbishop Tartaglia this month as Lent begins in earnest. In a powerful interview with Flourish, Glasgow’s Archbishop calls for a new effort at fostering devotion to...

Scots College: Will the “New Breed” of Seminarians Make Sound Priests?

It’s nearly always when I read something in the Scottish Catholic Observer that I feel there is just no hope for the Church in Scotland – at least for the foreseeable future… In an article intended to make us all feel warm and fuzzy about seminarians at the Scots College, we come across this… Catholic apps Don’t...

Priestly Formation: Back to the Future?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=97&v=9FpH8xzmPSI Comment: Clearly, the ongoing flood of scandals involving seminarians and priests calls into question the type of formation taking place (or not taking place) in contemporary seminaries.  The above "A Day in the Life of a Seminarian" offers a glimpse into the training of priests in a "traditional" Catholic seminary.  But note -  prior...

Join the Catholic Conversation (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er6x8scm0AQ&t=6s Part of the Catholic Truth series, Thinking Through Catholic Truth – The Big Questions…Answered, the above video is the second of our Catholic Conversation videos. Editor answers questions on the current scandals...   Comments invited...  

Ben Shapiro: a Jew who saw right off that Francis not fit to be Pope…

Comment:  Note:  the video originally at the top of this post, has been removed.  Hence the photo of Ben instead... How come Ben Shapiro, a young Jew, could see right away that Francis was not fit to hold the papal office, when most modern Catholics are still of the opinion that he's the best thing in...