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July 21, 2021
This opinion piece will not be tactfully phrased. Many essays in the past few days have tried to balance both positive and negative views of Traditionis Custodes, the new motu proprio issued by Pope Francis concerning the traditional Latin Mass. This article reflects my experience from the trenches. (I was my diocese’s vicar for clergy
July 14, 2021
Forty-some years ago, I sat in on meetings of the presumptuously-named Philosophers Club, which met in the home of its San Diego founder, a young man who would go on to become the leader of the American Humanist Association. Members of the club prided themselves on their rationality. They eschewed religion. Most were atheists, others
May 30, 2021
The last straw for Steve Skojec was an FSSP priest telling him that his son couldn’t make his first communion, and his soon-to-be-born son would not be baptized, because their family hadn’t been to Mass enough during the pandemic. The founder of the traditionalist site OnePeter5 was outraged and heartbroken — but even more, he
March 19, 2021
Tradition and Traditionalism are two different things. The former is the living source of Truth given to the Church by Christ himself. The latter is a rigid, obsessive form of individualism that reminds one both of the Pharisees and the Jansenists.
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