Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, birth rate, Blase Cupich, Catholic, Catholic political party, Catholic values, FIDESZ, Hungarian Constitution, Hungary, liturgy, Quadragesimo anno, Quas Primas, religious liberty, religious state, Rorate Caeli blog, SSPX, subsidiarity, Tea Party, Vatican II
A post on Italian blog Cordialiter was re-posted recently with commentary on Rorate Caeli. Cordialiter says Catholics must not get trapped in the box the media has prepared for it, a false choice between Tea Party traditionalism or Socialist-flavored modernism. The blog says on the contrary, traditionalists must be ‘”True friends of the poor” and proceeds not exactly to say how to do that, but very definitely how not to do so: by accepting the perks of middle class existence, ignoring the social issues and focusing on worthy liturgy. That would be wrong, in Cordialiter’s thinking.
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: 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
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. Continue reading
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism | Tags: Catholic values, culture, feminism, freedom, Islam, Latin mass, liturgy, SSPX, traditional mass, Vatican II, veil, what to wear at mass
“I really love that dress,” one handsome senior citizen comments to another as they sit, sorting baby clothes at the local crisis pregnancy center. “It looks so comfortable!” Continue reading
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy | Tags: grace, lets get to heaven, liturgical reform, liturgy, merits of the mass, priesthood, spiritual growth, traditional values, traditionalism, tridentine mass, Vatican II