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10/3: Feast of Scots Martyr St John Ogilvie – His Life/Death & Miracles Now Meaningless in Modern Scotland?

Background… John Ogilvie was the eldest son of Walter Ogilvie, a respected Calvinist who owned the estate of Drumnakeith in Banffshire. At the age of twelve he was sent to Europe to be educated. He attended a number of Benedictine establishments and eventually, he decided to become a Catholic. The first part of the 17th century...

1st Sunday in Advent, 2019: 50th Anniversary of the Imposition of the New Mass… Is Anybody Celebrating?

From Rorate Caeli... Fifty years ago this weekend, the Catholic Church debuted a new version of Mass following reforms made by the 1960s’ Second Vatican Council. From the use of vernacular language instead of Latin, to the priest facing the people instead of the tabernacle, the changes became mandatory at all parishes on the First...

The Theology of Mass “Preference”

With increasing frequency, I hear people saying that, while they prefer the traditional Latin Mass (and attend it when they can), they still attend the novus ordo Mass;  generally speaking, it's easier to get to the new Mass or, in some cases, the people concerned have commitments in their parishes which they are not...

Pope Francis: stick with the new Mass…

Pope Francis, while he says "we must rediscover the reality of the Sacred Liturgy" also warns against "[looking]  back to nostalgic past tendencies or [wishing] to impose them again..."   Loosely translated, this seems to be saying, stick with the new Mass, and don't hanker after the old... So, it's maybe time to remind ourselves...

Pope Francis Suppresses Ecclesia Dei…

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei Suppressed by Pope Francis January 19, 2019 By fsspx.news On January 17, 2019, Pope Francis suppressed the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which had been created in 1988 by his predecessor Pope John Paul II. The Apostolic Letter in the form of the Pope’s motu proprio was published at noon on January...

Orthodox Vs Traditional Faith…

  Catholics will please God by holding to true beliefs and correct moral norms.   The Mass you attend is secondary... Editor, Catholic Truth writes... I keep finding myself in conversations with diocesan Catholics - defined simply as those who attend the new Mass  - who consider that being orthodox in doctrine and morals is the most...

Why We MUST Judge Book By Cover

From LifeSiteNews... April 3, 2018 – There is a strange tendency nowadays to think that the external aspects of a thing matter very little, while the “inside” is all that counts. For example: as long as you’re “a good person on the inside,” it doesn’t matter what you look like, how you dress, how you...

Why On Earth Do We Need Una Voce Scotland Or The Latin Mass Society?

FR JOHN BOLLAN, St Joseph’s Parish, Diocese of Paisley writes: "I’m conscious of a dissonance in my own mind with regards to Mass in the Extraordinary form (sic).  It appeals to me aesthetically… And yet I make excuses. Perhaps my principal concern is that this Mass should not be a vehicle of protest or nostalgia,...

Separating The Mass From Its Purpose…

From the Catholic Herald, 8th September, 2017... Matthew Schmitz is right that young Catholics are more traditionally-minded. But that doesn't always mean the Old Rite Everyone, including Catholics, wants to figure out millennials, the much-maligned generation to which I undeniably belong.  Last week, my fellow native Nebraskan Matthew Schmitz wrote a piece for the Catholic...

Earth to Archbishop of Glasgow…Hello!

Our blogger, Gabriel Syme writes: Look at this jaw dropping story from the Church in Scotland. Scottish Catholics are “too wishy-washy” about standing up for their beliefs, the Archbishop of Glasgow has warned. Click here to read entire Herald Scotland article  While advocating robust, confident Catholicism is admirable, this is hilarious coming from the Scottish Bishops. Their...