Tradition

Feast of The Nativity of Our Lady – Enjoy!

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Hail Mary, full of grace Dominus, tecum, The Lord is with thee Benedicta tu in mulieribus Blessed art thou among women Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. And blessed is the fruit of thy  womb, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Holy Mary, mother of God ora pro nobis, peccatoribus, pray  for us, sinners, Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. now and at the...

Australia: Brave Benedictine Priest on Covid Vaccines – Sermon “Not Political, It Is Pastoral” …

Editor writes... Our some-time blogger in USA, Marinaio emails as follows:  I think I’ve mentioned that our daughter Stephanie is married to an Aussie and lives in Canberra, Australia.  She had gone to a retreat in New South Wales recently, run by the Benedictines of Notre Dame monastery in Tasmania.  She was very impressed by the...

UK: Assisted Dying Debate Reignited… But Why?

David Galloway, a surgeon and Former President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow joins Nana Akua on GB News to discuss the issue. Editor writes... Why does this subject keep coming up?  We have, on the one  hand, people filled with fear of becoming infected with Covid-19 (from which the majority recover), terrified...

A New Way To Attract Vocations – Or Not?

A priest sent me several videos similar to the above, showing priests, religious, laity, having great fun, participating in the "Jerusalma challenge" - one even includes some dancing in the sanctuary. Simply put, the Jerusalema challenge is a dance. Those taking up the challenge perform a dance reel to the song Jerusalema, a gospel-influenced house...

Expert on Cardinal Newman Speaks Frankly about Pope Francis – And it’s NOT Flattering!

Fr. Ian Ker, author of many books on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, discusses Pope Francis and shares ideas on what the saint is likely to have thought about the Church today.  We all need to read Newman to convert, he says... or at least to minimise the danger that we become utterly confused...

Motherwell: Make-it-up-as-you-go-along Priest Rebuked by Bishop – Stop Messing with Mass

The following correspondence was sent to me by a gentleman (whose name I am withholding), concerned about the liturgical abuses taking place at the Masses in St Gabriel's, Viewpark, Uddingston (Diocese of Motherwell), Parish Priest Fr Jim Morris.  For parish website, click here Email to Fr Jim Morris, dated 14  August, 2021 (copies to Vicar...

Abortion-Tainted Vaccines & The “Classic Sidetrack”… The Fallacy of Moral Equivalence

Extracts below from the Tradidi Quod et Accepi blog... One of the favorite tactics used by many people, including those who are trained in moral theology, is the fallacy of moral equivalence, or attempting to convince their interlocutor that there is a close moral comparison between two evils...  This is what happened when we first...

Church Chaos – By Deadly Design…

From the YouTube Platform... Non-Catholic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot received Catholic Holy Communion at the funeral for policewoman Ella French who was murdered after exchanging gunfire following a traffic stop. The ceremony was "presided" over by Chicago archbishop Cardinal Blase Cupich. Those who are not Catholic, nor in a state of grace, are not allowed...

Andrea Grillo: The (Lack of) Brains Behind…Who Inspired, If Not Wrote…Traditionis Custodes

Andrea Grillo (born 1961) is a professor of Sacramental Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome (Sant’Anselmo) and of Liturgy in Padua at the Abbey of Santa Giustina. With the promulgation of Pope Francis’s motu proprio of July 16th, 2021, Traditionis Custodes, he has become a more important figure in...

The Holy Name of Jesus: Use Sparingly, Please…

For some time, I've meant to post a thread on the (sadly) casual use of the Holy Name of Jesus, especially when used as an expletive. This is something which is especially noticeable among Irish Catholics - certainly in Ireland itself. Some years ago, a non-Catholic remarked on this, saying that, in his view, nothing is...