Sorting Out Difficulties in Liturgical Allegiance | 1P5

Peter Kwasniewski February 21, 2018 A young adult of strong faith and an admirable family piety sent a letter to me last summer with certain questions and concerns that I believe will resonate with many other readers of OnePeterFive. I will share first the letter, and then my response (with all identifying details removed). *  *  * Dear Dr. Kwasniewski, I have a few questions about the usus antiquior vs. usus recentior tension. This summer, Continue Reading →

The Vicar of the Son of God

On October 4th (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi), 1965 Pope Paul VI handed over the papal tiara to the US. As Cardinal Spellman explained, it was to show gratitude to the US for all that it had done for the poor. But one cannot fail to see the symbolism of handing over this crown with the inscription, Vicarius Filii Dei (Vicar of the Son of God), as a surrender of the Kingship of the Church Continue Reading →

Dare We Join The Dots? | Fr. Ray Blake’s Blog

DARE WE JOIN THE DOTS? Pope calls Chilean abuse victims spreaders of calumny and says no evidence/proof has been given him. Despite Cardinal O’Malley personally giving the Pope a letter offering evidence. Now it seems the CDF made a recommendation that Bishop Barros should be removed. The Pope personally removed from the CDF 3 priests concerned with investigating child abuse. .When Cdl Mueller asks the Pope for an explanation, he is told ‘I am the Continue Reading →

Bp. Conley Lifting Excommunication Without Requiring Renouncing Membership In Heretical Group | Church Militant

by Alexander Slavsky  •  •  February 8, 2018 Women allowed to stay in Call to Action in violation of diocesan law LINCOLN, Neb. ( – The bishop of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska is restoring full communion in the Catholic Church for five women who will remain members of the heretical group Call to Action Nebraska (CTA) — a move causing concern among faithful Catholics. According to media reports, Bp. James Conley is offering the five women the lifting of their excommunications on Continue Reading →

Archbishop Lefebvre’s Prophetic Address to The Remnant, 1976 | The Remnant Newspaper

Written by  Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Introduction by Michael J. Matt More than forty years ago—during the disastrous reign of Pope Paul VI, the latest candidate for a Vatican-issued Halo Award, by the way—my father, Walter L. Matt, organized the first large scale public reception in the U.S. for the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. It was held at the Radisson South Hotel, Minneapolis, on Tuesday, May 12, 1976, and its stated purpose was to assist the Continue Reading →

Bishop Barros – the story so far | The Catholic Herald

by Nicole Winfield | AP posted Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 Bishop Juan Barros attends his first Mass at the Cathedral of St Matthew in Osorno with protestors gathered in the pews (CNS) Here’s what you need to know about the Bishop Barros affair Pope Francis’s appointment of Bishop Juan Barros to head the small diocese of Osorno, Chile encountered opposition when it was announced three years ago and has contributed to a credibility crisis for Continue Reading →