Priesthood

Fr Timothy Radcliffe – Absolutely Shocking Papal Appointment

One of the Church’s most controversial theologians, and a strong ally of Pope Francis, was given a boost by the Holy See Saturday.     In a move sure to raise eyebrows among the Church’s traditional guard, Pope Francis named the Rev. Timothy Radcliffe a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Vatican...

Confession: Is Validity Enough?

Concerned Catholics have been asking us to reassure them about the validity of absolution in Confession, because Fr Tim Curtis SJ, PP of St Aloysius, Garnethill, changes the words of absolution to say "I absolve you from these sins and all the sins of your life..." The rest, we presume, is correct, but these words have...

Is There A “Man-Crisis” In The Church?

From the New Emangelization website... Recently, I had the great honor to have an audience with His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to discuss the state of Catholic men in the United States. Here is the full transcript: Matthew James Christoff of the New Emangelization Project:  Your Eminence, we are delighted and blessed to be here with you....

SSPX: More Ordinations & More Vatican Talks – Connected?

On December 20, 2014, Ember Saturday in Advent, His Excellency Bishop Bernard Fellay ordained three new priests at Our Lady co-redemptrix Seminary of La Reja (Argentina).    The SSPX General Superior also conferred the diaconate to a 5th year Argentinian seminarian.   The new priests are: Rev. Fathers Felipe de Echazu (Argentina), Fernando...

Crisis: Would YOU Encourage A Young Person to be a Priest or Religious?

“Come, Follow Me.” “GOOD MASTER, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?”  It was the eager question of one whom fortune had blessed with the wealth of this world, but who realised that life eternal was a far more precious treasure.  He had come to the Divine Teacher, seeking what he...

Why IS There Such Hatred Of The Traditional Latin Mass?

The following very interesting (to say the least) article, taken from the 'Countercultural Father' blog,  is self-explanatory, and recounts how one priest, south of the border in England, who introduced the Traditional Latin Mass under the terms of Summorum Pontificum, has been replaced by another priest who is apparently hostile (with bells on) towards the old rite.  [Please note that...

“By their fruits…” SSPX Growing

Catholic Tradition just won't stop growing! Vocations continue to steadily abound within the SSPX, as do families at its chapels—where the youth are usually predominant. It's undeniable that the Society of St. Pius X (and thus the movement of Catholic Tradition) continues by the grace of God to steadily grow throughout the world—and the statistics...

A Great Darkness Surrounds Rome…

Below, an article by American writer Christopher Ferrara... Antonio Socci is one of the most prominent Catholic voices in Italy, a journalist, author, commentator, and public intellectual of the first rank. I had the privilege of translating from the Italian his ground-breaking work Fourth Secret of Fatima in which he recounts how had he set...