Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sacrilege - A Primer


On another forum, the accusation that the Novus Ordo Missae constitutes the sin of sacrilege was made.

In the same manner as the accusations of heresy, I decided that it was necessary to have a deeper understanding of how the Church understands sacrilege.

Is there a "neo-modernist Rome"? - SSPX Point of View

Is there a “neo-modernist Rome”?

The Courrier de Rome no. 365 (May 2013) published the French translation of an interview Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize gave to the U.S. district’s magazine, The Angelus. The interview allowed Fr. Gleize, professor of ecclesiology at the Seminary St. Pius X in Econe, to clarify some points of his study, “Can one speak of the ‘conciliar Church’?”, which was published in theCourrier de Rome no. 363 (February 2013); extracts were published in DICI no. 273 (12/04/13).
The Angelus:  Father, you recently offered an explanation saying that the expression “Conciliar Church” does not signify an institution distinct from the Catholic Church, but rather a “tendency” within it.  (See the February 2013 issue of Le Courrier de Rome, cited in part by DICI.)  Wouldn’t the logical consequence of this theory be then that the Traditionalist movement should rejoin the official structure of the Church, so as to fight, from within, the conciliar “tendency” and thus to bring about the triumph of Tradition?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Finding A Spouse

When I was in Winona last week, I had a discusion with a bright young lady about the issues in finding 'the' spouse.

I'm writing this article so I won't forget some of the more salient points.

Everything You wanted to know the Infallibility of the Catholic Church but were afraid to ask about - Part 2

This is part two of my analysis of Fr. Cekada's (here's part one) Remnant article.

As promised in part one:

Having addressed the more serious aspects of Fr. Cekada's  arguments, I will research and address issues surrounding  'resistance to the Pope' and adherence 'to the teachings of the universal ordinary magisterium'  in part 2.

In reading the remaining passages of Fr. Cekada's remnant article I found it confusing as he mixes a number of elements together so that it is difficult to extract the fundamentals.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Remnant: Cardinal Ottaviani Responds to George Weigel

An excellent article by the Remnant in response to some assertions by George Weigel.


Peter CrenshawPOSTED: May 30, 2013

In his latest column, Neo-Catholic luminary, George Weigel, presents his thesis that the once Traditional Catholic doctrine — “error has no rights” — has now been adopted by the leftist political state and is the cause of Christian persecution in Western democracies. Conclusion: Cardinal Ottaviani, staunch defender of this Catholic teaching, is having a subdued and sorrowful “last laugh” recognizing the irony and tragic consequences of his own outmoded Pre-VCII thinking on Church/State relations.  While there is a lot of irony in Mr. Weigel’s column, the tragedy is in the fact that Weigel fails to grasp it.
To his credit, Weigel does a good job of capturing Cardinal Ottaviani’s prediction of the fruits of  Vatican II style “religious liberty”:
As a legal scholar considering the future of society, Ottaviani’s fear was that religious freedom would result in religious indifference and then a collapse of religious conviction, which would in turn lead to state hostility toward religious believers and religious institutions.
Can anyone doubt that the Cardinal’s prediction has come to pass?
Furthermore, this tragic sequence of events was not simply the personal “fear” of Cardinal Ottaviani. These consequences were well known as the fruit of going down this path for centuries.