Sunday, November 19, 2017

Kneeling vs Standing / Sitting During Prayer


In my last article I discussed a cultural difference between Trad and non-Trad Catholics.  Specifically, the use of Holy Ghost vs Holy Spirit.

Another item that is apparent is the practically complete abandonment of kneeling during Mass and prayer.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holy Ghost vs Holy Spirit


Something that always and I do mean always causes me to cringe interiourly is when non-Trad Catholics use the words "Holy Spirit" instead of "Holy Ghost".

First, this is a natural response because of long usage of "Holy Ghost" as soon as I hear the word "Holy" in a prayer, my brain automatically is prepped to hear "Ghost" afterwards.  This creates a short period of interiour dissonance (discomfort).

Now the question I would like to ponder today is whether or not there is a difference and whether or not there is a right way vs wrong way.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Emergence 2


Quick post:

Last time I mentioned that it is up to 'trads' to do their part in helping the Church emerge from this crisis.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017



  1. 1.
    the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed.
    "I misjudged the timing of my emergence"
    synonyms:appearancearrivalcoming, materialization; More
  2. 2.
    the process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent.
    "the emergence of the environmental movement"
    synonyms:appearancearrivalcoming, materialization; More

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

News and Views


I have noticed that the FFI have dropped from the media for over a year. Interestingly, this coincides with the departure of Fr. Geiger and his compatriots that started the decimation of the order. 

May the Lord of mercy upon their souls when they stand before Him.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Giving bishops final word on Mass translations would ‘destroy’ Church unity: Cardinal Muller - Life Site News


Will wonders never cease?  We have this little statement from Cardinal Mueller:
“The ultimate authority in the case of doubt cannot lie with the Episcopal Conferences, which would destroy the unity of the Catholic Church in faith, confession and prayer,” the cardinal said, as reported by Catholic Herald. (Source: LifeSiteNews)
The point is that this is a little like closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.

The only thing that 'giving' the episcopal conferences final authority on translations of the Novus Ordo Missae is that it legitimizes what is already in place.  Effectively, it will legalize the abuses that are already rampant across the world.

But hey, if that floats your boat - go right ahead.  Frankly, we don't want that horse back in the barn anyway.