Vatican II

Should The Scots Bishops Apologise?

 August Newsletter online early - click here to read... note: this post published on 21 July (not 19th as per sidebar) Comment: For years, the Scots faithful have been told that the Church is thriving in the aftermath of the Vatican II "renewal".  Clearly, that has not been true at any point post-Vatican II.  Throughout this alleged "springtime" in...

Named Person Scheme Sinister… Gives State Sweeping Powers Over Family…

We've discussed this topic before - the legislation due to come into force in the autumn whereby the primary relationship of every child in Scotland - from pre-born to 18 years - is to be with the Named Person (NP) appointed by the State, not their parents.  Each time I've discussed this with some of the  parents in my circle, I've been absolutely...

Pope Calls For Action To “Save The Planet”; Silent On Saving The Faith

In what I believe was probably a very rare exercise in sarcasm, blogger, Athanasius, emailed me the other day to say that he was greatly looking forward to the new encyclical, adding "Ireland has just officially apostatised from the Faith and the Pope's  writing about the environment.  Things are truly bad!" Quite.  The Church is falling apart...

Paul VI & Liturgical Abuse – The Truth

[Yesterday] mark[ed] the 50th anniversary of the first "Mass in Italian" to be ever celebrated, an event deemed important enough to be celebrated by the current Pope with a special commemorative Mass at the same church in Rome (Parrocchia di Ognissanti, Via Appia Nuova, 244) where it took place. The original Mass was celebrated...

Pope Francis: Blame The Holy Spirit!

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2015 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After elevating 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded them that true honor is found in service, and urged them to follow Jesus in breaking rigid ways of thinking and touching society’s marginalized. “Jesus is not afraid of scandal! He does not think of the...

Confirmation: Cause For Concern?

One of our regular bloggers, Petrus, submitted the  article below for discussion, following the news that Confirmation will be administered at the SSPX chapel in Edinburgh in the near future.   The fact that some adults (one that I know of personally) may ask  for conditional Confirmation provides food for thought. Why would they?   Petrus explains... Is Confirmation the most...

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...

Is Pope Francis Being Deliberately Provocative?

It is hard to escape the conclusion that Pope Francis would like to turn the whole Catholic Church into the pastoral equivalent of the decadent and dying Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, where Catholics — as in all of South America — are defecting to Protestant sects, there are no vocations, and the former Archbishop...

Perspective: Vatican II in Retrospect…

St. Pius X said at the beginning of the twentieth century that the main cause of the loss of souls was religious ignorance, ignorance of the truths of the faith. Sadly, this ignorance is everywhere in the Church today and it is getting worse as the decline in priests and sound Catechetics continues pace. One...

Scottish Catholic Observer: No Future For Traditional Mass – Good Riddance!

In a disgraceful attack on the traditional Latin Mass in a recent edition of the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO), Hugh Dougherty reveals himself to be about as Catholic as John Knox.   Martin Blackshaw, aka Catholic Truth blogger Athanasius, wasted no time in submitting a rebuttal, which has been rejected by the editor on spurious grounds.   Interestingly, the...