Category Archives: commentary

Cardinal Burke appears to be in Schism

A “Statement on the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes” by Cardinal Raymond L Burke deprives the Roman Pontiff of his full authority as a successor of Saint Peter. And the way that he does it is without theological argument; he simply … Continue reading

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Theology Q and A – Now thru Sunday

Ask your questions in the comments below. Does the Pope have authority to change doctrine or centuries-old liturgical discipline? The Pope decides what is and is not correct doctrine. If a widely-accepted teaching is said to be a dogma, the … Continue reading

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When Can The Pope Be Corrected?

“When he teaches heresy or falls into idolatry.” Wrong. Popes have the charism of truth and never failing faith. “When he errs gravely on doctrine or discipline, as in Amoris Laetitia or Traditionis Custodes.” Wrong. The Apostolic See is unblemished … Continue reading

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On Indirect Blasphemy and Hating the Pope

I don’t care what your opinion is of Traditionis Custodes, or how faithful and holy you have deemed yourself to be, it is indirect blasphemy to treat any Pope with malice, hatred, contempt and ridicule. The Pope is the Vicar … Continue reading

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You Cannot Ignore Traditionis Custodes

The Francis critics or to be more blunt, the papal accusers, have decided to ignore the rules of Traditionis Custodes. They say they will continue to offer the Traditional Latin Mass. They say they will refuse to use the vernacular … Continue reading

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More Replies to Objections to Traditionis Custodes

1. “Francis says that priests who have been celebrating the Tridentine rite ‘should’ seek the permission of their bishops to continue. Does ‘should’ mean ‘must’?” asked Father Peter Stravinskas at Catholic World Report. Reply: If the Bishop gives blanket permission, … Continue reading

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The Errors of Canon 28 at the Council of Chalcedon

Canon 28 was rejected by the Roman legates and later by the Roman Pontiff, so it is not formally “of a Council”. This article examines the errors of the Canon and why the Pope was right to reject it. “Following … Continue reading

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Mass during the Reign of the Antichrist

I’ve studied Catholic eschatology for over 20 years. I know things. I know terrible things that will occur during the reign of the Antichrist. And I know what the Mass will be like during that time. Then I compare the … Continue reading

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Skojec: “If Peter has never-failing faith, explain Francis”

Steve Skojec on Twitter: Skojec — “If Peter has never-failing faith, explain Francis” Okay, I will. Never-failing faith protects every Roman Pontiff from grave failures of faith, such as heresy, apostasy, or idolatry. This is the dogma of the First … Continue reading

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Dear TLM Supporters: You Are Not Innocent

OK, some of you are innocent. But many leaders and followers in the traditionalist community are guilty of the errors discussed in this article. Their position with regard to Traditionis Custodes is patently false. They ask: Why Is Francis Punishing … Continue reading

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The Vetus Ordo is like a Beautiful Woman

I go to Mass for Scripture and the Eucharist, for prayer, worship of God, and adoration of Christ in the Eucharist. I sit in the chapel, instead of the main part of the Church. There’s a large window in the … Continue reading

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Standing Up To The Hierarchy of the Church

Father Richard Heilman gave a homily in defense of suspended priest James Altman. Heilman said: “I’m talking about John the Baptist, Jesus Christ. People who stood up to the hierarchy of their time, and said ‘No, you can’t do this.’ … Continue reading

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