Romam vado iterum crucifigi

By Christopher A. Ferrara POSTED: 10/7/13 REMNANT COLUMNIST, Virginia ______________________ “I have the humility and ambition to want to do something.” –Pope Francis Editor’s Note: As this article went to press, the Vatican Press Office—clearly in response to worldwide expressions of dismay by concerned Catholics—has floated reports that the interview of Pope Francis by Eugenio Scalafari quoted in this article was not a verbatim transcript and that Scalfari did not use a tape recorder or take Continue Reading →

Dreher: “Pope Francis only confirms my decision to leave” the Catholic Church. A HARD look at where we are.

Posted on 30 September 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf There is an intense piece by Rod Dreher over atTIME.  The whole thing is worth a close look, but here are some longish samples. NB: While I disagree with Dreher’s decision to leave the Catholic Church, I sure understand how he got to that point and I have to agree with a great deal of what he says about the squishy, formless pabulum Catholics have been fed for decades. Dreher, offering a Continue Reading →

REMNANT E-EDITION   |   E-EDITIO: The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests The Bizarre Case of Catholic Answers Live vs. “Radical Traditionalists” Peter Crenshaw POSTED: 9/17/13 REMNANT COLUMNIST ______________________ On May 31st, Catholic Answers Live radio host Patrick Coffin and apologist Tim Staples launched a two-hour attack on “radical traditionalism” which I responded to here. Apparently, the overall response to the show was not favorable. In a July 12th blog post entitled “Meet the Mad-Trads” host Patrick Coffin described the reaction as follows: We Continue Reading →

Dr. Peter Kreeft’s conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism

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Are We Walking to Heaven Backward? A Pastoral Consideration of Liturgical “orientation.”

By: Msgr. Charles Pope Some years ago the theologian Fr. Jonathan Robinson wrote a commentary on the modern experience of the Sacred liturgy and entitled it, The Mass and Modernity: Walking to Heaven Backward. It is a compelling image of so much of what is wrong with the celebration of the Liturgy in many parishes today. While Fr. Robinson certainly had the celebration of Mass “facing the people” in mind, his concerns are broader than that. Indeed, Continue Reading →

RORATE CÆLI: The Devirilization of the Liturgy in the Novus Ordo Mass [Exclusive article]

The Devirilization of the Liturgy in the Novus Ordo Mass [Exclusive article] Fr. Richard G. Cipolla, Ph.D., D. Phil.(Oxon.) Weymouth June 5, 1944 The correspondence between Cardinal Heenan of Westminster and Evelyn Waugh before the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Mass is well known, in which Waugh issues a crie de coeur about the post-Conciliar liturgy and finds a sympathetic, if ineffectual, ear in the Cardinal.[1]   What is not as well known is Cardinal Continue Reading →

Ecclesia Semper Reformanda: Communion with the Church by Degrees of Fullness

A Lecture Addressed to the Theological Students’ Association of The Catholic University of America by Father Jay Scott Newman, J.C.L. Assistant Professor of Canon Law at The Pontifical College Josephinum 18 April 2001 In his De Praescriptione Haereticorum, Tertullian famously asked with derision, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”, meaning “What has philosophy to do with theology?” I begin with this reminder because, although I am here to address the Theological Students’ Association, I Continue Reading →

Cardinal Kasper’s Surprising Admission Concerning the Vatican II Documents

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A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception « Archdiocese of Washington

A Look at Some Biblical Texts in Opposition to Contraception By: Msgr. Charles Pope In the following post I seek to lay out a few of the biblical texts related to the Church teaching against contraception.  This is not a post intended to give a full defense of the teaching against contraception. I have done that elsewhere, e.g. HERE & HERE & HERE This post is intended only to set for the kind of biblical Continue Reading →

Papal Infallibility

Papal Infallibility was defined as a dogma of the Faith, in the year 1870, during the First Vatican Council.  While most people have heard of this dogma, few understand its true meaning and limitations.  It is not uncommon to find non-Catholics who believe the dogma extends to the moral actions of a pope, in such a way, that he is said to be incapable of sin (impeccability). Most Catholics realize that the scope of infallibility Continue Reading →

Catholic clerical “Gay Mafia” finally being exposed in media? | LifeSiteNews.com

BY STEVE JALSEVAC Fri Feb 22, 2013 22:43 EST Comments (31) The resignation of Pope Benedict is causing a series of large explosions along the way to the new conclave to replace the burnt-out reformer Pope. Some of us have been desperately waiting for many years for the power and influence of an extremely damaging homosexual mafia within the Catholic clergy to be exposed and dealt with. It appears this might finally be happening in a Continue Reading →

WITH THE POPE AGAINST THE HOMOHERESY

WITH THE POPE AGAINST THE HOMOHERESY – Original here. Fr. Dariusz Oko, Ph.D. For several weeks now Poland has witnessed a heated discussion on the “huge homosexual underground in the Church”, provoked by the most recent book by Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski entitled Chodzi mi tylko o prawdę[1](Truth Is All That Matters). Some deny any such underground exists, and put forward theses profoundly inconsistent with the teaching of the Church, both being at odds with truth[2]. Continue Reading →