Author Archives: Ryan Grant

The Binding Force of Tradition, by Fr. Chad Ripperger, SMD

Originally Published on Rorate Caeli, July 2013. Didn’t you know, Vatican II got rid of that! Or so you thought. How many countless times, more than what space in this journal could recount, have traditional Catholics along with conservative minded faithful been told such and such by priests and even bishops, by “habitless” nuns running […]

The Power of a unified Catholic community

This was Originally published on the old Athanasius Contra Mundum in June 2009. I have come to believe that the majority of “elections” are actually quite worthless, nevertheless this period still has many lessons to teach us, such as when a group will not listen to the establishment. -Rubens, formerly Athanasius It is often said […]

The Glory of Small "t" Tradition

One of the most disturbing things to me is the belittling of “t” Tradition by virtually every neo-conservative apologist. There is a current which runs in the neo-conservative mainstream to downplay the importance of the little traditions. This is done primarily when they incorrectly define them. One will say “Big ‘T’ Tradition stays the same […]

Unecumenical Saints: St. Benedict of Nursia

Much has been said by Traditional Catholics such as myself about the novelty and emptiness of ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. Yet we have few better proofs of this than the saints themselves in their dealings with non-Catholics. Today we have the example of St. Benedict: The fortified town of Cassino lies at the foot of […]

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 […]

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