Reformation

Africa: The Great Vatican II Success Story … Not!

From New Liturgical Movement... In a recent episode of “Word on Fire,” Bishop Barron responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure, by making two arguments: Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.  [i.e. "after this, because of...

Anti-Catholicism in Irish Dáil Forcing Catholics to “Live in the Closet” – Congratulations, Bishops!

From the Irish Daily Mail... ANTI-CATHOLIC rhetoric in the Dáil is fuelling hate and attacks against churches and worshippers, several TD's have said. They were reacting to a recent attack in Kerry in which a group set fire to an altar, as well as a protest by two people who loudly disrupted Mass in Cork city. ...

Vatican: Inside Information on the Shenanigans Surrounding Suppression of the Traditional Mass

Editor writes... This from American blogger, Marinaio, in my inbox earlier today...  [This] article is, in my opinion, a real jaw-dropper: it deals with the suppression of the recommendations of the Commission of Cardinals set up in 1986 by Pope John Paul II to examine a fuller liberty for the TLM than that pope gave in...

Demanding An Apology – A Growing Fashion

From Demanding an Apology | Psychology Today... There are some people who command an apology! “I’m waiting for an apology,” a young woman texts her friend. A mother says to her son who forgot to pick her up from the train station: “If you don’t apologize, I’m not going to your graduation.” What good is an...

Prince Harry’s Attacks on Family: Unforgiveable?

Editor writes... According to the Gospel, before we "go public" with criticisms, we ought to try to settle differences with the person(s) concerned.  It's not clear that Harry has tried to do so. The general opinion (in the media) seems to be that he is using the media outlets to make money out of his...

Is Govt Health Policy Masking More Than Faces?

From Spiked - The ideology of lockdown lingers on   Wait, we’re still being asked to save the NHS? To limit our lives so that we don’t get injured or sick and put pressure on this sacred institution? Nearly two years after the first lockdown, when we were put under house arrest to protect the NHS...

New Mass “Evil”? Then Why Did Sr Lucia Attend?

Editor writes...  The identity of both the woman correspondent and the priest who replied to her questions about the Novus Ordo Missae (New Order of Mass) are withheld, simply because I've not asked permission to publish this letter here.  The woman is a long time supporter of Catholic Truth in Ireland, but she is not...

Happy Christmas 2022: “For this day a Saviour has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord” – Rejoice!

Originally written by anonymous Cistercian monks and later translated to English by Fr. Frederick Oakeley, this song has had widespread popularity, both as a modern-day Christmas carol and also as a solemn hymn sung at churches. It tells about the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, and encourages all the faithful of the world to...

SNP: Gender Recognition Bill Passed in Scottish Parliament – Nicola Sturgeon, Shame on YOU!

From the Daily Record... The Gender Recognition Reform (GRR) Bill cleared its last legislative hurdle after three days of gruelling debate at the Scottish Parliament. As MSPs voted by 86 votes to 39 in favour shouts of "shame on you" could be heard from the public gallery. But there was also applause from supporters of the reforms – which...

Neil Oliver: Cancel Christmas? Just Try!

Editor writes... I've never thought of Neil Oliver as a "devout Christian".  Yet, in the above monologue, he puts just about every clergyman in the land to shame by his stout defence of Christmas and the Christian heritage of the west; he issues a stark warning - after the fashion of the Old Testament prophets...