Liturgy

SSPX Response to Traditionis Custodes – No!

To read the Letter from the Superior General of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) in light of the publication of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes click here

Pope Francis: Traditionis Custodes Backfiring?

Silence in Scotland, as the Bishops (presumably) reflect on whether to move forward (to build the TLM congregations) or backward (into battle again)... Pope Francis may soon regret his attempt to finally kill off the Traditional Latin Mass - some congregations have increased dramatically already, and not all bishops are "obeying"...

Is Jordan Peterson’s Fear of Committing to Christ Keeping Him From Catholicism?

https://youtu.be/VbVwV8_TEkM “I’ve thought…I suppose it’s a form of comedy that Catholicism is as sane as people get…it’s gothic, it’s dark, it has the same aesthetic in some sense as a horror film, and I’m not being…I’m not saying something denigrating by that; it is part of its strange mystery, and all that strangeness is necessary...

Traditional Latin Mass: Cancel Culture Looms – Will Catholics Comply or Resist?

Comment: If - as seems likely - what Taylor Marshall prophecies comes true, how will Catholic respond?  Will they meekly return to the novus ordo, or will they seek TLMs wherever they can find them, OR will they opt to attend the Masses of the Society of Saint Pius X?  Remember, this same pontiff who is...

Irish Government to Bishops: Cancel Summer Communions & Confirmations…

Ireland's HSE tells Catholic Church to cancel Communions and Confirmations IRELAND'S Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned the Catholic Church not to hold First Communions or Confirmations in Midwest counties this summer. In a letter to to the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Kieran O’Reilly, HSE chiefs suggested that the ceremonies be deferred to September instead. The...

Catholic Universe & Catholic Times Closed – Celebrate! Thank you Covid!

It's difficult to describe my delight on hearing that two of the worst of the allegedly Catholic newspapers have bitten the dust.  Westminster Fly, our well-informed blogger from south of the border, alerted me to this news, with a hint to the effect that it surely demands a celebratory thread.  You bet!  Consider it done.  Modernist...

Boris & Carrie “Marry” in Westminster Catholic Cathedral: Totally Scandalous…

From Mail on Sunday... Boris Johnson married girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony yesterday morning, the Mail on Sunday can reveal. Mr Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a handful of close friends and family - becoming the first Prime Minister to marry in office since Lord Liverpool married...

Protestant Minister Prepared To Sacrifice Everything To Keep His Church Open…

https://youtu.be/mm3BemHTX9w Comment:  Once again, we are faced with the absolute scandal of Protestant ministers setting the example to Catholic priests and bishops (and pontiff) by putting God first, when Governments designated church-going as "non-essential".  The above Fireside Chat is a tad longer than usual - it's almost an  hour - but there is plenty of food for...

Vatican: Enemy of TLM To Be Prefect for Liturgy Congregation? No Kidding?

From Gloria TV... Francis will appoint the anti-Catholic Archbishop Arthur Roche, 71, as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Liturgy and successor of Cardinal Sarah, IlSismografo.Blogspot.com (May 24) knows. Presently, Roche is the Secretary of the Congregation. He was named to his present position by Benedict XVI in 2012 and is a sworn enemy of the Traditional...