Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alfredo Ottaviani, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, Catholic church, Catholic religious state, Catholic values, Joseph Trabbic, Vatican II
So said Crisis magazine when it published a Vatican II apologia by Dr. Joseph Trabbic, “Vatican II Does Not Contradict Ottaviani on the Matter of Church and State” (his doctorate is from Fordham, 2008). Nothing to see here, folks, just move on! This is the tiresome refrain from those who have accommodated themselves to the post-council Church. A lot of the time they’re making their living from it. Continue reading
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.” Continue reading
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism | Tags: abortion, Catholic, Catholic church, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, health care debate, National Public Radio, religious freedom, SSPX, stock market, The Price of Civilization, traditional mass, Vatican II, Wall Street
As part of the health care debate, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs uncompromisingly indicts capitalism on NPR’s production of the Commonwealth Club on October 26; it is apparently not archived, but similar views may be expected in his book, The Price of Civilization. His conclusion is wrong, insofar as he ultimately recommends, like the Wall Street protesters whom he admires, only that we tax the very rich. Continue reading
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: 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: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics, Vatican II | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Catholic church, Catholic values, demographics, economics, Nancy Pelosi, negative population growth, Obama, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Once again Vatican II has been named in a political struggle between pro-life Catholics and liberal Catholics who would institute public policy at variance with Catholic teaching, and thereby do economic and ecological harm. Continue reading
Filed under: Books and Movies, Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Benedict XVI, Brunero Gherardini, Catholic church, Enrico Maria Radaelli, liturgy, Romano Amerio, Sandro Magister, SSPX, Vatican II
You already know this. You’ve been through it before. Continue reading