DIY Catholicism: i.e. do it yourself Catholicism

This was written for All Around the Watchtower. It seems to me that as we ‘progress’ along the lines of the new and novel Spirit of Vatican II Church, we might not really need more priests at all. It seems that the laity do most everything now anyway (both male and female having an equal opportunity to carry out the vast majority of functions). For anyone in the laity can and does act as servers Continue Reading →

Total Anarchy

I wrote this piece which first appeared in the blog, All Around the Watchtower. +++ Last week Professor David Carlin penned a piece for The Catholic Thing entitled What Do We Agree On?  In this interesting piece Professor Carlin outlines very quickly how our country had a ‘glue’ in a manner of speaking that held us together as a people; starting with Puritanism, moving then to Protestantism and finally to Judeo-Christian ethics which bound the Continue Reading →

Cardinal Sarah: Widespread Communion in the hand is part of Satan’s attack on the Eucharist | LifeSite News

Diane Montagna Thu Feb 22, 2018 – 10:46 am EST ROME, February 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes: “The most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to extinguish faith in the Eucharist, by Continue Reading →

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 →