Monthly Archives: June 2014

Objections to the Traditional Latin Mass answered: The Lectionary

In commentary after commentary of defenders of the Novus Ordo, from liberals to so-called “conservatives” (who are preserving the liberal revolution), they always point to the supposed superiority of the lectionary of the Novus Ordo to that of the Traditional Latin Mass. The argument goes “Since the majority of the bible is read in the […]

Garrigou Lagrange, O.P, on the argument of for all vs. for many

This is redundant now, given the change in the Novus Ordo liturgy from “for all” to “for many”, nevertheless it is good to have for archival purposes. De Eucharistia REGINALDUS GARRIGOU – LAGRANGE O. P ART. III. – UTRUM HAEC SIT CONVENIENS FORMA CONSECRATIONIS VINI : « HIC EST CALIX SANGUINIS MEI ETC. » 3- […]

Preparing for Death: Ash Wednesday

Originally Published 18 February, 2010 ο χρυσαμοιβος δ’ Αρης ςωματων και ταλαντουχος εν μαχα δορος πυρωθεν εξ Ιλιου φιλοισι πεμπει βαρου ψηγμα δυσδακρυτον αντηνορος σποδου γεμιζων λεβητας ευθετους. Ares, the money changer of bodies, holding his scales in the battle of the spears, sends back from Ilium (Troy) to their dear ones, heavy dust that […]

Thoughts on the Divine Office

Originally published as “More thoughts on the divine office” , 18 December 2008. Already on a few occasions I’ve written about the breviary, but I want to go in a different direction without rehashing too much of what I’ve already thought. As I’ve written before, and as one could guess, I do not like the […]

Un-ecumenical Saints: St. Margaret Clitherow

The English persecution produced many martyrs of the true faith, some of which many people are familiar such as St. Thomas Moore, or St. Edmund Campion. In smokers circles I have found that most know who St. John Kemble is, because of the tradition of the “Kemble Pipe”, named after the priest who had the […]

Sacreligious Communion: The death of civilization

Originally published 3 June 2010 I have been told, that several years ago there was a Catholic conference in which a member of the Heritage foundation gave a talk and said the problem with Catholicism today is the Mass. According to most figures, 95% of Catholics contracept (I’m not sure what the margin of error […]

The Mystery of Fasting and Lent

Originally published 22 February, 2007 Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris. (Genesis III:19) These words from the ceremonies by which we commence Lent is indicative of several things we necessarily must keep in mind. The First is the Latin words address each of us individually. Memento homo, quia pulvis es, etc. Remember […]

Building a culture of… death?

Originally published 13 October, 2008 Much is said today about a culture of life, and it is done so rightly. The culture of death is in fact a culture surrounding true death, eternal damnation and the vices that please the devil. Nevertheless, I’ve chosen a provocative title for this post because as Catholicism is a […]

Mors Peccatorum Pessima

Originally published 10 August, 2010 The saints tell us that the death of sinners is filled with problems. In this sense they do not mean sinners in the broad sense, because we are all sinners, rather sinners with respect to the unrepentant, those who have not yet turned away from their sins and more than […]

The emptiness of the "Poverty Gospel"

Originally published 30 November 2010 “The Poor, the poor!” This is almost a common mantra that we hear today from our Bishops. For that matter from all the social elites. Whenever a new Church is built, there is some idiot to say “shouldn’t this money be used for the poor?” Although I watched with great […]

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