Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics, Uncategorized, Vatican II | Tags: carbohydrates, Catholic, Catholic values, culture, Gary Taubes, malnutrition, morality, obesity, Vatican II, war on Christianity, weight loss
Gary Taubes is fighting the power. His books Good Carbs Bad Carbs and Why We Get Fat stand up to a powerful industry of misinformation and corruption. They can afford the hired guns, hackers and snoops capable at least of ruining Taubes’ reputation and making his life miserable. Perhaps worse. Perhaps he thinks of Erin Brockovich when a car pulls up behind him on a lonely road at night. But he probably doesn’t. Instead of following the money, Taubes blames–the Church! (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic, Catholic values, Hungarian Constitution, morality, religious freedom, religious liberty, Sateed Warsi, secularism, SSPX, Vatican Insider, Viktor Orband
The world is finally beginning to realize the full import of the doctrinal changes made in the Catholic church by Vatican 2, because now we can see in practical terms rather than philosophical how the liberal doctrine, especially so-called religious liberty promoted by the Council, affects society. Hungary has recently formally rejected secularism, one of the Council’ s novelties, by raising the modest call to promote and celebrate the Christianity at the core of their society. Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, was interviewed by a Polish Catholic weekly, in which he called for the Church to step up to the crisis. If the Church were stronger, he argued, our country would be stronger. It was a plea on the ground, from the heart, because Hungary is in the fight of its life, literally to survive, after years of socialist corruption and moral degeneration that has left the country enormous debt and a dangerously falling birth rate.
Now the call for a stronger church has come from another surprising voice–a woman, a Baroness, and a Muslim. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Catholic church, Catholic values, collegiality, demographics, doctrine, ecumenism, Hungarian Constitution, Hungary, morality, Rupert Scholz, SSPX, SSPX mass in Hungary, traditional mass in Hungary, Vatican II, Viktor Orban
Please note: SSPX does have mass in Budapest, Hungary, on the second and third Sundays of the month at 10:00, as well as 6:00 on the Saturday evenings preceding the Sunday. The celebrant is Father Fuchs. The address is Thokoly Ut 116.1.3, #3. More information may be obtained from Mr. Landgrebe, who speaks English, at the Austria rectory +4327166515 (how Google Voice renders it, which worked for me calling from the US) or +43 (0) 2716/6515 (how the Austrian website renders it and perhaps for European dialers). Let’s go show Hungary some love.
And now, on the topic:
A Polish Catholic Sunday weekly interviewed Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban that makes the connection between Hungary’s fight to reverse her dire situation and SSPX’s doctrinal struggles. You must read this interview, where the rosary is given its proper place as a full-blown political weapon, and in which we hear the director of a country in the fight of its life say the words traditional Catholics are saying all over the world. Viktor Orban laid it out: “If we had stronger Church, the whole country would be stronger.” (more…)
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics, Uncategorized, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Benedict XVI, Catholic values, Christ the King, Christianity, demographics, Feast of the Epiphany, marriage, morality, Occupy movement and Catholicism, religious freedom, religious state, secularism, solemnity of the epiphany, SSPX, Vatican, Vatican II, Wall Street
At midday on the solemnity of the Epiphany, the Holy Father spoke to the faithful assembled outside his windows to pray the Angelus.
…. Western society,” the Holy Father said, “seems to have lost direction and is feeling its way forward. The Church, thanks to the word of God, see beyond the shadows. She does not possess technical solutions but she has her gaze turned to the final destination offering the light of the gospel to all men and women of goodwill, of whatever nation or culture.”
Dearest Holy Father, what do you mean, no technical solutions! We have apps!
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tags: Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais', Catholic values, distributism, economics, John Rao, John Vennari, Quas Primas, religious freedom, SSPX
As it turns out, SSPX politics, expressed at the October Kansas City conference featuring Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, matches its theology. In religion, SSPX teaches us to reject Vatican II’s modernist compromises with the sects, called ecumenism. In politics, SSPX, in line with traditional Catholicism, teaches us to reject compromises with secularism, because its ‘solutions’ are only natural and deny the necessity of Christ being the King, the real King, not only in the spiritual realm, but in the temporal realm too. Or put another way, SSPX rejects the modernist theological notion of ‘religious liberty,’ and rejects correspondingly the political expression of that notion, the secular state. Pursue instead, they taught us in Kansas City, the straight path, the Restoration of Christ the King in our market places and courtrooms, schools and voting booths. Give us back our heritage! Give us a religious state!
They made one hell of an argument. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic church, Catholic values, liberal Catholicism, liturgy, religious freedom, SSPX, traditional mass, Universae ecclesiae, Vatican II
Although many traditional mass sites are singing anthems to Benedict for it, for those who are aware of the unaddressed doctrinal chasm between the old mass and the new, Universae ecclesiae is a liberal ransom note on the table : we’ve got your mass and we’re going to enrich her. Bring a million souls in unmarked bills, or else!
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism, Uncategorized, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, Catholic, Catholic values, ecumenism, feminism, Islam, koran, middle east, middle eastern synod of bishops, Muslim, religious freedom, secularism, SSPX, Vatican II
Although Benedict might have trouble spouting the old ‘springtime of Vatican II’ fable in the West now, without stirring further theological skepticism, he and his bishops are continuing to promote full-bore Vatican II religious modernism in, of all places, the middle east, where the war between secularism and Islam is fierce. The results are not surprising. Muslims don’t like it, and, unlike Archbishop Lefebvre, they shoot back. (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, Anthony Cekada, Assisi III, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Catholic church, collegiality, ecumenism, hermeneutic of continuity, hermeneutic of rupture, religious freedom, SSPX, Vatican II, Work of Human Hands
In Kazakhstan there is a lake, the Balkhash, and half of it is salt, the other fresh. Kazakhstan’s Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s address to a conference of cardinals and bishops held in Rome last December is just like that!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Catholic, Catholic values, Christianity, feminism, John Bossy, SSPX, the Reformation, traditional mass, women ordination to the priesthood, women saints
Sometimes one learns well from one’s detractors, and this is the case with John Bossy’s work on the Reformation. He tells the story of Catholic women of the gentry during that bloody time. (Apparently they are still causing mischief to the bad guys.) (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Benedict XVI, Bruno Gherardini, Catholic, liturgy, schism, SSPX, The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: A Much Needed Discussion, traditional mass, Vatican II
Msgr. Bruno Gherardini has served as a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica, undersecretary of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, professor emeritus at the Pontifical Lateran University, and postulator of the canonization cause of Blessed Pope Pius IX. He is now eighty-five years old and has been called the last living theologian of the pre-Conciliar “Roman School.” In 2009, he released The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: a Much Needed Discussion. Because of his credentials, and because of his independence from traditionalist organizations, the book is especially important. It provides a firm response to those who say that ‘the council was fine but the implementation was wrong’, or that the ‘only thing wrong with Vatican II was the mass that accompanied its implementation.’ Gherardini argues clearly that the Council has doctrinal issues that cannot be dismissed. (more…)