Summorum Pontificum

“Charismatic Catholicism” Is NOT The Faith of the Saints; It Stunts Spiritual Growth – To Be Avoided!

Editor writes... More and more, I hear about people of all ages who are not keen to attend the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)  - the Mass which nourished the saints and martyrs - because they have been so used to the noise and activity of the new Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae (NOM).  They like...

Are Christians Who Reject Truth…Christians?

Our American blogger, RCA Victor writes...    [Below] a powerful article from the owner of Gab (free speech platform) about Christians who reject truth. The writer is a Protestant, I believe, though he attended a Jesuit college in Pennsylvania.  Christians who reject truth?  Hmmmm, sounds familiar…. Extract below... Men are men. Women are women. A man cannot become a...

Church Decline – Laity to Blame… Really?

Editor writes... It is worth reflecting on the above short video discussion in the context of this assessment of the pontificate of Pope Francis I, asking... do we really want the next conclave to elect a Francis II ?  And is it fair - or even possible - to blame the laity for the current...

Crisis in the Church: How Much (If Anything) Should We Tell Potential Converts…Nothing?

Editor Writes... On Sunday, just gone, 15 May, 2022,  we celebrated the reception into the Church of Carole, who featured in our July 2017 newsletter, front page (see headline above) and, more recently, her husband, Carole had attended our Conference on 13 May, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition.  Her husband was...

The Incredible Catholic Mass – A MUST-READ

Editor writes... Our blogger Catherine has been reading a book entitled The Incredible Catholic Mass:  An Explanation of the Mass, by Fr Martin von Cochem O.S.F (1625-1712) which  she can't praise enough - Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford, Illinois 61105, (Originally published 1704). Catherine quotes the publisher's Preface:  "...Probably not ten percent of lay adult...

Why Are Catholics Refusing To Have Large Families… That, & Mass Mask-Wearing? Please!

From the Catholic Herald... I understand that Covid was scary for a lot of people but when exactly do parishioners intend on leaving the mask at home? My local church is quite small and like many churches there are more people there aged over 50 than under. There are some families with young children, but...

SSPX Priests in Scotland Reject Pope Pius XII Revised Holy Week Services – Serious Concerns

Martin Blackshaw, aka blogger Athanasius, comments on the Holy Week services this year... On November 16, 1955, The Sacred Congregation of Rites published the Decree Maxima Redemptionis Nostrae Mysteria, sub-headed "The General Decree for the Revised order of Holy Week as promulgated by Pope Pius XII". To emphasise the authority with which the Supreme Pontiff was...

The Traditional Latin Mass is THE Mass…

Editor writes...  Can you add to the reasons given in the above video, to love the TLM? And is it possible to - do you ever hear anyone - speak about having a "love" for the New Mass? I've never heard anyone say that - ever. However, you may have heard that and if so... let's hear it,...

Happy Feast of St John Ogilvie, Scots Martyr – But Do Scots Priests Believe In Sin These Days?

From Fr John A. Hardon SJ (RIP) Archives... John Ogilvie SJ was born in Scotland of the nobility in 1589 and by that time Scotland had pretty well been lost to the Catholic Church so his up-bringing was Presbyterian. His father, to give him a better education than he could get in Scotland, sent him...

Does the Church Need A Modern Day St Peter Damian To End Homosexual Infiltration?

Editor writes... This shocking video report about a fake Carmelite monastery - produced by Church Militant, the American group whose dislike, if not hatred, of the Traditional Latin Mass is thinly disguised - arrived in my inbox today. Although we have no time for Church Militant (CM), the evidence for this report appears to be,...